Clips from the episode "Jellyfishing" appeared in the 2003 film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, but the characters' voices were spoken in Mandarin Chinese.
In the movie Firewall, SpongeBob can be heard saying the line "Did you ever notice how big squirrels' teeth are?" from this episode in one scene, meaning "Squirrel Jokes" made a cameo in the movie also other SpongeBob clips are heard but they are mostly from "Squirrel Jokes".
In the 2004 documentary film Super Size Me, a SpongeBob lunchbox was briefly seen. Later in the film, a kid can be seen wearing a SpongeBob T-Shirt.
In Tower Heist, during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a SpongeBob float is seen with the theme song playing. A cameo shows a guy in the background selling character balloons, and at the top there is a SpongeBob balloon, with Patrick.
In the 2015 film Daddy's Home, close to the end of the movie, there is a man who is wearing a Squidward tie and he has a couple of talking lines. Mark Wahlberg's character later on calls him "Squidward Tie" to make the reference even more obvious.
In the movie Are We There Yet?, a character says "We don't have SpongeBob!"
In Monster Trucks, the officer was watching a scene of SpongeBob.
In Baywatch, the 2017 movie, in a little girl's room, actual purchasable SpongeBob, Patrick and Gary plushes are hanging from a crib, Dwayne Johnson's character later on gets strangled with them still attached to it.