This song shows up in news programs and documentaries from time to time, but it didn't appear in a scripted film until 2019, when it was used in the movie The Friend
, the real-life story of a woman with terminal cancer. Along with "Ramble On
," it's part of the plotline, but Led Zeppelin songs are notoriously hard to clear and The Friend
had a budget of just $10 million. Those involved in making the film, including executive producer Ridley Scott, made personal appeals to the surviving band members and managed to get the songs cleared at a deep discount.