In 2021, Chinese-American artist Karencici created a Meteor Garden (2001) tribute song, titled "Meteor Shower" (花園裡的流星雨). Several scenes are recreated for the music video, such as Shan Cai's piano scene. Fandy Fan played Dao Ming Si, while Karencici herself played Shan Cai.
Boys Over Flowers is referenced in Osomatsu-kun when the sextuplets of the series turn into idols of their school called the "F6." Author Yoko Kamio later participated in a collaboration honoring the series. She drew the sextuplets with Tsukasa Domyoji, making them the "F7."
Thai YouTuber Bie The Ska partnered with Viu to create an F4 Thailand parody. The video was partially filmed at Rangsit University, where the cafeteria scenes for F4 Thailand were filmed. Scenes from the first three episodes are parodied as well as one from the pilot trailer.
Boys Over Flowers popularity has often lead to others dramas drawing parallels or comparisons.
Moon River (2015) is a Taiwanese drama that has been favorably compared to Hana Yori Dango and Boys Over Flowers. Besides having a familiar premise, it also shares similar scenes.
Cinderella with Four Knights (2016) shares a basic premise with Boys Over Flowers. It follows a "Cinderella"-like female lead whom meets four handsome men. Star Ahn Jae-hyun also mentioned that it shared similarities to Boys Over Flowers.