Year Movie Appearance
1917 The Immigrant Charlie Chaplin admires the statue when his ship arrives at New York harbor.
1942 Saboteur Climactic confrontation fought on the torch.
1968 Planet of the Apes
1968 Beneath the Planet of the Apes
1972 The Godfather When the traitor Paulie Gatto is killed in a remote field (probably in New Jersey), the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background.
1974 The Godfather: Part II The young, orphaned Vito Corleone, on a boat of Italians emigrating to America, sees the statue from behind a nearby boat. It is his first glimpse of America.
A grownup Vito returns to Corleone and celebrates with his family. He presents a souvenir replica of the statue to a Sicilian old woman who takes it as la Madonna americana.
1978 Superman: The Movie Superman and Lois Lane fly through the Metropolis skyline, close to the Statue of Liberty at one point.
1981 Escape from New York In the dystopian 1997 in which the film is set, Liberty Island is used as the headquarters for the police force encamped around Manhattan Island. Additionally, in posters advertising the film, the head of the demolished statue is depicted lying in the ruined streets of Manhattan, although the statue is intact in the film.
1981 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow Destroyed during a dramatization of one of Nostradamus' prophecies.
1982 The Soldier The Soldier and Susan walk around the base of the statue at the end of the film. The shot widens to include the statue and lower Manhattan; the end titles roll over the still shot.
1983 Superman III Evil Superman confronts the blonde antagonist on the crown of the statue, stating that he doesn't save people any more.
1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation Griswold family returning to U.S. sees the Statue of Liberty. Clark accidentally opens cockpit door while searching for a bathroom, bumps pilot, and causes plane to hit the statue's torch, damaging it.
1986 An American Tail Under construction but was seen finished in the end.
1987 Au revoir, les enfants The Statue of Liberty shot from The Immigrant plays as entertainment at a boys' boarding school in Vichy France.
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Nuclear Man lifts the The Statue of Liberty from her pedestal and hurls her towards Metropolis. Superman catches and re-attaches her to her pedestal.
1988 Working Girl Cinematographer Blain Brown considers the opening shot "the best helicopter shot of all time." It starts with a tight closeup of the face of the Statue of Liberty, "circles around the head, peels off to a wide shot of New York Harbor, then gracefully moves in to a tight shot of the Staten Island ferry... One can only wonder how many takes were necessary to come around and catch the ferry in exactly the right spot to complete the move."
1989 Ghostbusters II Brought to life to rally positive support from New Yorkers; important role in film, appearance lasts about six minutes.
1995 Batman Forever It says Gotham in the crown. Its head is damaged by the helicopter.
1995 Judge Dredd The Statue of Liberty is at the entrance to Mega-City One. Later on, Dredd and Rico have their climatic confronation in the crown.
1996 Independence Day After the aliens leave New York City in ruins, there is a view of New Yorks devastated skyline. In the foreground, you can view the Statue of Liberty's head lying in the Hudson River in the right hand corner.
1997 Titanic When the Carpathia arrives at New York City. 100px
1997 The Fifth Element The statue can be briefly spotted as the spacecraft takes off over New York Harbor. The oceans have receded drastically so that the pedestal under the Statue of Liberty, roughly five times as tall as it currently is, is now connected directly to the mainland.
1997 Jungle 2 Jungle A young boy raised in South America climbs the statue, sits on the crown, and is disappointed to find that the torch is not actually on fire.
1998 Deep Impact Destroyed when a massive tidal wave reaches New York City.
1998 Saving Private Ryan German propaganda mentions that 'The Statue of Liberty ist kaput!' to discourage American soldiers. Captain Miller, played by Tom Hanks, skeptically listens to the message and replies: 'Well, that's disconcerting' while continuing the fight.
1998 The Legend of 1900 The statue features prominently in the opening scene, as the narrator describes the moment when the very first person on a ship full of immigrants sees her in the distance.
2000 X-Men Site of a climactic fight sequence.
2001 A.I. The SoL is submerged up to the bottom of her torch.
2001 Band of Brothers As the troopship leaves for England in episode 1 of this HBO miniseries, the Statue of Liberty is featured prominently as the last sight of America many of the soldiers will have.
2002 Men in Black II Agent Kay pushes a button and the torch of the Statue of Liberty neuralizes the whole of New York City.
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Multiple scenes: when New York City is flooded; after freezing over; when the survivors are being picked up.
2004 Around The World In 80 Days Under construction.
2004 National Treasure Brief view in an intro shot of New York City.
2004 Taxi Seen in intro.
2004 Godzilla: Final Wars Seen destroyed as Rodan finishes off the American battleship with New York City ablaze.
2004 Team America: World Police After gary sing on broadway.
2004 - present CSI: NY Establishing shots. The opening episode of the fourth season of the series (air date 26 September 2007) featured a murder inside the crown of the statue.
2005 Hitch Multiple scenes.
2005 Fantastic Four In the film's closing shots, the Statue of Liberty is in the foreground as Johnny Storm traces a fiery "Fantastic Four" logo in the dark New York sky.
2006 Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Superman is kicked into the torch of the statue by General Zod, destroying it. The destruction is later reversed.
2006 The Pink Panther Shown first as the detectives go to New York City.
2008 Cloverfield The film's unseen monster decapitates the statue and the head lands in the street as the final scene of the trailer.
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