Every movie referenced/watched in Gilmore Girls (including quotes) !

Buzzfeed once published a list of all the movies referenced in Gilmore Girls, which was great, but also not entirely correct. Because the person who made the list included movies that weren't actually referenced because they misunderstood dialogue or assumed the reference made was about a movie when it was actually about a book or play of the same title. They also just left some out.

I am here to rectify this.

If the reference made could be about either a movie or some other art form of the same name (like To Kill a Mockingbird) and it isn't clear which one they're referencing, I included it. If the reference is clearly not about the movie, I didn't include it.

Films are listed in the order in which they are originally referenced, with the quote(s) listed in the notes.

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  • West Side Story
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Schindler's List
  • The Shining
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Flashdance
  • The Fly
  • Bright Eyes
  • Freaky Friday
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Nine 1/2 Weeks
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Cinderella
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Ice Castles
  • The Way We Were
  • Boogie Nights
  • Magnolia
  • Child's Play
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • Midnight Express
  • Sixteen Candles
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • The Outsiders
  • Double Indemnity
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Heathers
  • Psycho
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Omen
  • The Miracle Worker
  • The Great Santini
  • Beethoven
  • Mask
  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
  • Carrie
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Music Man
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Citizen Kane
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Everest
  • Lovers and Other Strangers
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Misery
  • Bambi
  • Christine
  • The Godfather
  • Love Story
  • The Champ
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Ishtar
  • Old Yeller
  • Footloose
  • G.I. Jane
  • Grease
  • Cabaret
  • Gaslight
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Casablanca
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Working Girl
  • Queen of Outer Space
  • Out of Africa
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Patton
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Matrix
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
  • Cujo
  • Fame
  • Funny Girl
  • Not Without My Daughter
  • Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story
  • Barbarella
  • Thelma & Louise
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Born Losers
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Life of Brian
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Them!
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • Chinatown
  • Sid & Nancy
  • The Thin Man
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Endless Love
  • The Sound of Music
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?