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10 Great Ads That Used to Be Movies To celebrate Oscars weekend, grab some popcorn and enjoy these commercial homages to Hollywood films

BING • The Shining

Stanley Kubrick's legendary film based on the Stephen King novel is always good fodder for parody. JWT New York did a great job with this spoof for the Bing search engine.

DIRECTV • Wayne's World

Perhaps the best movie parodies in commercials of recent years have been the DirecTV spots from Deutsch L.A., which re-create classic scenes using the same actors (digitally altered to look like they haven't aged), who then break character to deliver the sales pitch. Wayne's World was a great one—and the three below are classic, too.

DIRECTV • Misery


DIRECTV • Aliens


DIRECTV • Tommy Boy


Also, check out this video companion piece, showing all these spots and more:

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