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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

    1.West Side Story

    ★★★★★

    1.1

    LORELAI: Look, Officer Krupke. She's right at that table, right over there.

    2.5

    LOUISE: Everything okay?
    RORY: Yeah, Riff, everything's fine.

    2.16

    JESS: Okay, I'm going. Look, man, I really was just dropping off some food, so don't get all "West Side Story" on me, okay?

    3.3
    EMILY: So, she's meeting you here?
    LORELAI: Yeah, she had a thing after school, a rumble or something. She said she'd be over after.
    EMILY: A rumble?
    LORELAI: Yeah, a bunch of kids meet in an alley, they pirouette, they pull knives, it's a whole to-do.


    3.9

    JESS: It's getting a little "West Side Story" here, Dean, and I gotta warn you, my dancing skills are not up to snuff.

    6.9

    LUKE: You got someplace to be?
    JACKSON: No, you just go right ahead and rub those sticks together. I'll just go learn a language or something.
    LORELAI: (to Luke) Bernardo.
    SOOKIE: (to Jackson) Riff.

    AYITL: Spring

    PARIS: Take a powder, Baby John! This is our turf!

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  • Rosemary's Baby

    2.Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    1.1

    RORY: God! You're like Ruth Gordon just standing there with a tannis root. Make a noise.

    2.12

    RORY: Ooh, we could do a Ruth Gordon film festival. "Harold and Maude," "Rosemary's Baby," and that really great episode of Taxi.

  • Mommie Dearest

    3.Mommie Dearest

    ★★★

    1.1

    LORELAI: Aw, you're not gonna give me the "Mommie Dearest" treatment forever, are ya?

    4.3

    SOOKIE: I make them eat jalapeno-chipotle cream sauce. I'm "Mommie Dearest."

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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    4.The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    1.2

    RORY: What are you looking at?
    LORELAI: I'm just trying to see if there's a hunchback up in that bell tower

  • Schindler's List

    5.Schindler's List

    ★★★★★

    1.2

    RORY: I work at my mother's inn after school sometimes. And I was in the German Club for a while. But there were only three of us. Then two left after seeing "Schindler's List".

    6.16

    LORELAI: So, what are we watching?
    G.G.: Shh!
    LORELAI: "Shhhhh-indler's List"?

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  • The Shining

    6.The Shining

    ★★★★★

    1.2

    LORELAI: Well, we like our internet slow, okay? We can turn it on, walk around, dance, make a sandwich. With DSL, there's no dancing, no walking, and we'd starve. It'd be all work and no play. Have you not seen "The Shining", Mom?

    1.11

    LORELAI: Really? Like a normal hello? Not like a 'Here's Johnny' kind of hello?

    2.9

    LORELAI: Mmkay, I couldn't make up my mind so I got 'The Shining' and 'Bringing Up Baby.' Now, I know you're thinking, one's a movie about a homicidal parent and the other one's . . . .hello.

    2.10

    RORY: Yeah, but then it would be like the three of us, all alone in the dining room.
    LORELAI: It would be like "The Shining," except instead of Jack Nicholson, we have Rune.

    6.9

    LORELAI: Luke, hello? Luuuke! My door is chained! Which is especially funny, since I don't have a chain on my door. Luke!
    LUKE: Lorelai?
    LORELAI: No. Land shark. Candygram. Here's Johnny. Uh! Luke, open the door!

  • The Deer Hunter

    7.The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★

    1.4

    (episode title is "The Deer Hunters")

  • Flashdance

    8.Flashdance

    1.4

    LORELAI: And now I guess this goes on the ‘'Boy Was I Wrong' list, right above gauchos but just below the '‘Flashdance' phase.

    3.13

    LORELAI: Plus, I picked up "Singin' in the Rain," "Funny Girl," "Easter Parade," "An American in Paris," and as an added bonus, the new classic dance series: 'Urban Cowboy," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," "Footloose," and "Flashdance." Trust me, you're gonna be cutting up your sweatshirts all weekend.

  • Bright Eyes

    9.Bright Eyes

    1.5

    RORY: What are you drinking?
    LORELAI: A Shirley Temple Black.
    (Lorelai lets Rory smell her drink.)
    RORY: Wow.
    LORELAI: I got your Good Ship Lollipop right here, mister.

  • Freaky Friday

    10.Freaky Friday

    ★★★½

    1.5

    LORELAI: Yeah, huh? That was a pretty 'Freaky Friday' moment we had back there.

    3.1

    LORELAI: My life stinks. Hey, let's look into each other's eyes and say "I wish I were you" at exactly the same time – maybe we'll pull a "Freaky Friday!"

    6.10

    LORELAI: Okay. I'm getting very uncomfortable with the "Freaky Friday" moment we've got going on here, 'cause it means I have to go to Yale, you have to run the inn, and oh, God, I don't even like thinking about what it would mean for Luke.

  • The Fly

    11.The Fly

    1.6

    LORELAI: You didn't build one of those machines like in "The Fly" did you? We're not going to find you wandering the streets wearing a raspberry head crying, "Eat me!"

  • The Sixth Sense

    12.The Sixth Sense

    ★★★★½

    1.6

    RORY: Philadelphia? If you could live in any city in the world you'd pick Philadelphia?
    LANE: M. Night Shymalan lives there.
    RORY: Who?
    LANE: The guy who directed 'The Sixth Sense.'

    5.7

    LORELAI: Oh, whoa, what is happening? Something dark is happening here. It is heavy like iron. Oh, did you feel that ice cold wind that just passed through?
    LUKE: Make the call.
    LORELAI: I see dead people.

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  • Valley of the Dolls

    13.Valley of the Dolls

    1.6

    LORELAI: It's like a scene from a kitty version of 'Valley of the Dolls.'

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    14.Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★

    1.7

    TAYLOR: You have lived in Stars Hollow for a long time, young man. It's time you became one of us.
    LUKE: Sorry, I guess my pod's defective.

    2.10

    LORELAI: Your pod grandpa's still happy as a clam.

    6.16

    LORELAI: If that's your Donald Sutherland "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" impression, it's a really good one.

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  • 9½ Weeks

    15.9½ Weeks

    1.7

    RORY: We weren't making out. It was just one kiss.
    LORELAI: Yeah, well by the time that gets to Miss Patty's it's a scene from "9 1/2 Weeks."

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    16.Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★

    1.7

    (watched by Lorelai, Rory, and Dean)

    3.18

    TAYLOR: Well, it may seem extreme, but these candy people are shifty characters.
    NICOLE: Why don't we leave the wording like it is for now and see how things go? We can always get tougher later if necessary.
    LUKE: Yeah, you can send over a couple of Oompa Loompas to kick the crap out of Aunt Tilly.

    5.10

    LORELAI: Ah! Its heaven! One quick trip downstairs and I have all the treats I want. You're like Willy Wonka, but hotter.
    LUKE: I am not hotter than Willy Wonka.
    LORELAI: Slap on a purple top hat and you're close.

    6.1

    PARIS: Yup. Family get-together is like a Lollipop Guild convention. I have to stop myself from asking how it's going at the chocolate factory.

    6.10

    LORELAI: I filled Rory in. I mentioned the brewery, and the castle.
    CHRIS: The Oompa Loompas?

    6.11

    SOOKIE: What are you talking about? (sing songy voice) You have the golden ticket (points at the ring)

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  • Cinderella

    17.Cinderella

    ★★★

    1.7

    LORELAI: Don't even get me started on your Prince Charming crush, OK? At least my obsessions are alive. You have a thing for a cartoon.
    DEAN: Ooh, Prince Charming, huh?
    RORY: It was a long time ago. And not the "Cinderella" one, the "Sleeping Beauty" one.

    2.6

    LORELAI: All right then. If you're sure, where do we start? Uh, let's see. Well, you have a dress. You need a dowry, I guess. There you go. And uh, you'll need shoes, hose, gloves, some mice, a dog, a pumpkin. What's wrong?

    3.20

    RORY: Oh, no, but Stars Hollow is a much more casual kind of a prom. Less "Cinderella," more "Footloose."

  • Sleeping Beauty

    18.Sleeping Beauty

    ★★★★

    1.7

    ^^ see above ^^

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  • Ice Castles

    19.Ice Castles

    ★★★

    1.7

    LORELAI: So, come on, Dean, tell us some of your embarrassing secrets.
    DEAN: Well, I have no embarrassing secrets.
    LORELAI: Oh, please.
    RORY: I bet I know one.
    DEAN: What?
    RORY: The theme from "Ice Castles" makes you cry.

  • The Way We Were

    20.The Way We Were

    ★★★★

    1.7

    LORELAI: Oh I've got one. At the end of "The Way We Were," you wanted Robert Redford to dump his wife and kid for Barbra Streisand.

    5.9

    LORELAI: She was so serious. You know how she gets really serious, like when she saw "The Way We Were," and she couldn't believe that Hubbell was going to leave Katie after she had the baby?
    SOOKIE: Oh, I remember. She talked about it for weeks.
    LORELAI: "How could he do that? She was the only one who cared about the blacklisting. She was the only one who thought he could write a novel." On and on and on. That's the face she had on today.

    5.14

    LORELAI: Hey, Luke, it's me. I know I'm not supposed to be calling, but I am not doing really great right now, and - I was just wondering, if, do you remember in "The Way we Were," how Katie and Hubbell broke up because his friends were joking and laughing, and the president had just died, and she yelled at them and he was mad and he was going out to Hollywood, and, I mean, which she hated, and he broke up with her and…

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  • Boogie Nights

    21.Boogie Nights

    ★★★★½

    1.7

    DEAN: So, uh, at what point does the outsider get to suggest a movie for movie night?
    RORY: That depends. What movie are you thinking of?
    DEAN: I don't know..."Boogie Nights," maybe.
    RORY: You'll never get that past Lorelai.
    DEAN: Not a Marky Mark fan?
    RORY: She had a bad reaction to "Magnolia." She sat there screaming for three hours 'I want my life back!' and then we got kicked out of the theater. It was actually a pretty entertaining day.

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  • Magnolia

    22.Magnolia

    ★★★★

    1.7

    ^^ see above ^^

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  • Child's Play

    23.Child's Play

    1.16

    RORY: You know, you have a phone also.
    LORELAI: How's it coming with that pan?
    RORY: Cleopatra, queen of denial.
    LORELAI: The pan, Chucky. Please.

  • House on Haunted Hill

    24.House on Haunted Hill

    ★★½

    1.8

    (watched by Lorelai and Max)

    7.6

    (watched by Lorelai and Christopher)

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  • Midnight Express

    25.Midnight Express

    1.9

    LORELAI: Absolutely. Then we should go to Turkey and stay in that place from "Midnight Express."

    2.4

    LANE: Yeah, some of the food's not so bad, and then my cousins were actually pretty interesting, and the best part, Korea is bootleg heaven. I totally scored in Seoul. Elvis Costello at the Marquee in 1978. A barely coherent Nico doing Dora songs in 1974, and even more barely coherent, Iggy Pop doing David Bowie songs naked in 1981.
    RORY: How did you get them past customs?
    LANE: Well, I strapped them to my body like in "Midnight Express."

    4.1

    RORY: If we were caught smuggling hash over the border and we were thrown in some Turkish prison, wouldn't you want someone to know that we were in Turkey?

  • Sixteen Candles

    26.Sixteen Candles

    ★★★★

    1.9

    LORELAI: That's true. However, not really, since you've never actually been to one you're basing all your dance opinions on one midnight viewing of "Sixteen Candles."

    6.6

    LORELAI: Then I turned to Taylor, and I said: "Taylor Doose, if you don't put us back on the map, it will be Molly Ringwald giving her underwear to Anthony Michael Hall and he shows it to a roomful of boys who've all paid a dollar to see it."

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    27.A Streetcar Named Desire

    ★★★★½

    1.9
    RORY: He's my...gentleman caller.
    LANE: Okay, Blanche.

    1.14

    LORELAI: Alright, I'll name him. (to chick) Hi! Your name is Stanley. Hi, Stanley.
    RORY: It's a girl.
    LORELAI: Oh. (to chick) Sorry about the Stanley thing. Your name is Stella. (to Rory) Stella's nice and Stella was married to Stanley.

    3.17

    LORELAI: [yells] Luke! Luke! Stella!

  • The Outsiders

    28.The Outsiders

    ★★★½

    1.9

    RORY: And these kids at my school -- awful. Have you seen "The Outsiders?"
    DEAN: Yeah, I have.
    RORY: Just call me Ponyboy.

    2.7

    LORELAI: Hey, I told you not to become a soc, but you didn't listen.

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  • Double Indemnity

    29.Double Indemnity

    ★★★★★

    1.9

    LORELAI: You know Mom, you have kind of a Barbara Stanwycky voice.
    EMILY: Oh I do not.
    LORELAI: I mean it. You could have gotten Fred McMurray to off Dad if you'd really wanted to.

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  • The Miracle Worker

    30.The Miracle Worker

    1.10

    LANE: Let me guess. You and Lorelai haven't made up yet?
    RORY: Nope. Things are still very "Miracle Worker" at my house.

    2.22

    SOOKIE: Oh, who listens to the lyrics?
    LORELAI: Anybody not hanging out with Annie Sullivan by the water pump.

    4.20

    RORY: So which one are we gonna watch?
    LORELAI: Mmm...the absolute funniest movie known to man -- "Fatso."
    RORY: I'm loving the title.
    LORELAI: Anne Bancroft wrote and directed it.
    RORY: Well, Annie Sullivan, look at you go.

  • Paris Is Burning

    31.Paris Is Burning

    ★★★★½

    1.11

    (episode title is "Paris is Burning")

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  • Heathers

    32.Heathers

    ★★★★★

    1.11

    LORELAI: Wow, you're the new Heather.

    4.22

    RORY: What's your damage, Heather?

    7.12

    PARIS: Oh, so now she's decided to just ignore you? How very "Heathers" of her.

    AYITL: Spring

    FRANCIE: You ruled the world. What’s your damage?

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  • Psycho

    33.Psycho

    ★★★★★

    1.11

    MAX: I look like a Norman to you?
    RORY: I'm sorry, 'Psycho' was on earlier and it was just the first name that came to mind.

    3.5

    LORELAI: Absolutely not. Key, please. Let me just say, if we walk in there and his dead mother is sitting in a rocking chair, not a bit surprised.

    6.17

    LUKE: You were screaming?
    LORELAI: Yes, like Janet Leigh in "Psycho."

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  • The Odd Couple

    34.The Odd Couple

    1.11

    LORELAI: Oh, hey, this is the pizza from mystery Tuesday. That one's completely fine
    RORY: Don't.
    LORELAI: It's in the box!
    RORY: Oscar!
    LORELAI: Felix!

    2.17

    PARIS: I'm sorry, group leader, could you ask the Pigeon sisters if there is a point to this opus?

  • The Omen

    35.The Omen

    ★★★★

    1.11

    LORELAI: Look, I know it was bad, but this was a vicious hamster! This was like a Damien hamster with little beady eyes and a big forked tail and a cape with a hood and, ugh…

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  • The Great Santini

    36.The Great Santini

    1.12

    LORELAI: Look, I know that Mrs. Kim and Robert Duvall in ‘"The Great Santini" share a striking resemblance, but she is Lane's mom.

  • Beethoven

    37.Beethoven

    ★★★

    1.12

    LANE: Ok, what about movies, you must have a favorite movie.
    TODD: Yes I do!
    LANE: Great! What is it?
    TODD: "Beethoven."
    LANE: "Beethoven?" The one with the dog?

  • Mask

    38.Mask

    1.12

    LORELAI: You’re nervous?! You don’t have some guy staring at you like he’s Cher and you’re that kid from "Mask!"

    6.9

    LORELAI: And then he has this ancient dresser with the original fun-house mirror in it so that when I wake up every morning, and I am at my most visually vulnerable, I'll look in there and think I'm that kid from "Mask."

  • Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

    39.Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

    1.12

    (watched by Rory, Dean, Lane, and Todd)

  • Carrie

    40.Carrie

    ★★★★

    1.13

    RORY: Let's not get ahead of ourselves. They've basically just moved off the plan to dump the pig's blood on me at the prom, that's all.

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  • Everest

    41.Everest

    1.13

    [Pan to Sookie and Lorelai climbing stairs]
    SOOKIE: Did you ever see "Everest?"
    LORELAI: No.
    SOOKIE: It's a good movie.

  • The Wizard of Oz

    42.The Wizard of Oz

    ★★★★★

    1.13

    LORELAI: T-shirts for all the girls because I am the Good Witch of the… hey, aren’t you missing a couple kids?

    2.7

    RORY: There's a bad draft over there where I usually sit. It's kind of like a big downward gust. It's not exactly 'Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore', but it's still pretty darn uncomfortable, especially when you're just gotten your hair to behave. So can I sit here?

    2.19

    LORELAI: "The Wizard of Oz."
    RORY: "The Sting."
    LORELAI: "Rocky."
    RORY: "Crimes and Misdemeanors."
    LORELAI: "The Singing Detective."
    RORY: That was a miniseries.

    3.5

    LORELAI: Yeah, apparently Dwight's last home was Oz, and not as in '‘The Wizard Of.'

    3.8

    RORY: Wow.
    LORELAI: Lions and tigers and bears. . .
    RORY: Oh my.

    3.17

    LORELAI: You checked the Cheshire Cat, the Maiden's Teacup, the Cookie House, the Sugarbear Inn?
    MICHEL: Every place that sounds like Glinda the Good Witch threw up, yes – all booked.

    3.21

    SASHA: Hey, did you ever see "The Wizard of Oz?"
    JESS: Yes.
    SASHA: Remember when they go to the Emerald City and they ring the bell and the guy with the beard stuck his head out and they said that they wanted…

  • Mary Poppins

    43.Mary Poppins

    ★★★★★

    1.14

    RORY: Well said, Sister Suffragette.

    2.15

    LUKE: Collectible plates?
    TAYLOR: Isn't that a great idea? Elvis, The Beatles, Mary Poppins, all the greats. You can hang them on the wall or you buy a little stand and set them up on the coffee table.

    3.18

    RORY: Because you need to be a chimney sweep to sweep a chimney.
    LORELAI: Please. If Dick van Dyke can do it, so can Luke.

    4.1

    LUKE: Look at this place! Look at you. All you need is six dancing penguins and Mary Poppins floating in the corner to bring back two of the worst hours of my childhood.

    4.14

    EMILY: Just be here and be on time, and get your hair cut. You looked like the bird lady from "Mary Poppins" the last time I saw you.

    4.15

    LORELAI: No, it's just I can easily picture him in his study with his dog and his pipe and his fancy feathered pen, writing [British accent] "Cheerio, old bean. Have a cup of tea. How's Big Ben? How's the Tower of London, Sister Suffragette? Tuppence a bag."

    6.13

    LORELAI: Well, you know, she didn't say it like that, but she said, [English accent] "Oh! Dinner…

  • The Music Man

    44.The Music Man

    ★★★★

    1.14

    TAYLOR: When standards slip, families flee, and in comes the seedy crowd. You got trouble, my friends!
    LORELAI: Right here in River City!

    7.7

    LUCY: The town where Rory grew up is, like, your perfect small town.
    OLIVIA: You expect Professor Harold Hill to move there and sucker everyone into buying band instruments.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    45.2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    1.15

    CHRISTOPHER: Holy mother. This is the monolith from "2001."

    7.9

    PARIS: Why not 2001?
    RORY: It could be 2001, I guess.
    PARIS: "Space Odyssey" -- that's a theme. People dress up like astronauts or apes.

  • Citizen Kane

    46.Citizen Kane

    ★★★★

    1.15

    LORELAI: No, they were directing them at me because I screwed up their big ‘Citizen Kane plans. That's all.

    4.6

    SOOKIE: This is Citizen Kane's house.

    AYITL: Fall

    LORELAI: You're a terrible businessman.
    EMILY: I don't care. They said yes in five minutes and left the porch furniture.
    LORELAI: Well. hooray for the bulldog.

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  • Fiddler on the Roof

    47.Fiddler on the Roof

    ★★★★

    1.15

    CHRISTOPHER: So let's get married and get to know each other as adults.
    LORELAI: Well, that's very "Fiddler on the Roof" of you.

    3.1

    LORELAI: So what do we call this guy, alumnus Darren, you know, like you'd say farmer John or the butcher Lazar Wolf?

    6.1

    TAYLOR: Well what do you know! I thought there was a better chance of all four of the Beatles getting back together than you two ever coming down enough to get engaged.
    LORELAI: Oh well...wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles. Right?

  • Gone with the Wind

    48.Gone with the Wind

    ★★★★★

    1.16

    RORY: I'm assuming your locker's in there somewhere also.
    PARIS: Yup. Right behind Belle Watling.

    2.11

    LORELAI: It's okay. I won't think about it tonight. I'll think about it tomorrow - at Tara.

    3.14

    RORY: Mom?
    LORELAI: Hm? Is that you, Rhett?

    5.7

    EMILY: You have a gentleman friend of significance.
    LORELAI: Rhett is my gentleman friend, yes.

    5.11

    LORELAI: Oh, it's okay. It wasn't snow's fault. We had one bad day. Every relationship has its bad days. It doesn't mean you drop and run, you keep going, right? Peaks and valleys keep a relationship fresh.
    RORY: I agree.
    LORELAI: Tomorrow is another day.

    6.5

    SOOKIE: I saw my whole life pass before my eyes. That's how traumatic it was!
    MICHEL: She's been Scarlett O'Hara for two hours. It's sickening.

  • Lovers and Other Strangers

    49.Lovers and Other Strangers

    1.16

    (title of episode is "Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers")

  • Lady and the Tramp

    50.Lady and the Tramp

    ★★★½

    1.16

    LORELAI: Wow, it's gonna be just like "Lady and the Tramp." You'll share a plate of spaghetti, but it'll just be one long strand, but you won't realize it until you accidentally meet in the middle. And then, he'll push a meatball towards you with his nose, and you'll push it back with your nose, and then you'll bring the meatball home and you'll save it in the refrigerator for years and. . .

  • Misery

    51.Misery

    ★★★★½

    1.16

    LORELAI: Oh God. Mom has gone a little crazy with the figurines here, huh? A little Kathy Bates. Although you probably haven't seen "Misery," which is a good thing because Rory couldn't sleep alone for a week after we watched it.

    6.21

    RORY: They're there for a reason.
    LOGAN: To re-enact their favorite scenes from "Misery"?

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  • Bambi

    52.Bambi

    ★★★★

    1.16

    RORY: I do not eat cute. No one eats cute. Bambi maybe, but he's a cartoon.

    2.12

    RORY: No, being the poster girl for censorship is not a little funny. The only videos not behind that curtain are "Bambi" and "Dumbo." I mean, they actually had a meeting earlier about whether or not "Babe" should be behind the curtain so as not to offend people who keep kosher.

    2.22

    LORELAI: Dad, glad you're here. We're just talking about how pretty Rory is. Big eyes, baby. Give him the Bambi face.

    3.14

    LUKE: Does it act all peaceful and Bambi-like and then suddenly attack like the rabbit in "Monty Python?"

    3.22

    GYPSY: You wanna kill the little romping Bambis?

    5.6

    RORY: What makes you think something's wrong?
    LORELAI: You've got Bambi voice.
    RORY: I do not have Bambi voice.

    5.19

    RORY: Well, to make a long story short, Logan's family hates me.
    LORELAI: That's impossible. It's like hating Thumper. No one hates Thumper.

  • Christine

    53.Christine

    ★★★½

    1.16

    DEAN: Okay. Uh, did you ever see "Christine?"
    RORY: Yes.
    DEAN: Well, it's nothing like that. Come on.

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  • The Godfather

    54.The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    1.17

    RORY: Far, far away from the house, okay?
    LORELAI: Hey, it sleeps with the fishes.

    2.14

    LORELAI: Hm. Or we could sit in the corner - you know, the Mafia table so that no one can come up behind you and whack you with a cannoli.
    RORY: Whack you with a cannoli? Oh, because he left the gun and took the cannoli.
    LORELAI: You're so my daughter.

    2.16

    BOBBY: Ah, yes, welcome to Birch Grove. My name is Bobby. I have everything all set for you. Do you have luggage?
    LORELAI: Yes, it's in the Luca Brasi mobile out front.

    3.1

    LORELAI: Saying yes to this lunch with my mother is like saying "Sounds fun!" to a ride with Clemenza.

    3.11

    LORELAI: Do you want me to talk to her? You know, arrange a sit-down?
    RORY: No, thanks.
    LORELAI: Come on. We'll have it in an Italian restaurant. You'll get up, go to the bathroom and come out shooting, and then I'll send you to Italy.
    RORY: Well, I do wanna go to Italy.

    4.1

    LORELAI: Monday is mani/pedi, facial, haircut, go to the psychic, and stock up for Tuesday, the day of all days - Godfather I, II,…

  • Love Story

    55.Love Story

    ★★★½

    1.17

    LORELAI: One day, one day of pizza and pajamas. I'll rent ‘'Love Story' and ‘'The Champ', 'An Affair to Remember', '‘Ishtar'.

    3.8

    LUKE: Very romantic.
    LORELAI: Says the man who yelled "Finally!" at the end of "Love Story."

  • The Champ

    56.The Champ

    1.17

    ^^ see above ^^

  • An Affair to Remember

    57.An Affair to Remember

    ★★★★★

    1.17

    ^^ see above ^^

    4.6

    (title of episode is "An Affair to Remember")

    6.13

    LOGAN: Okay, great. Thursday it is 7:30. And do not think of backing out, because I will cry and eat a pint of rocky road while watching "An Affair to Remember." With Rita Wilson.

    7.2

    RORY: You know what, mom? If you're heartbroken, rent "An Affair to Remember," have a good cry, and drown your sorrows in a pint of ice cream. You get a hideously unflattering breakup haircut. You don't sleep with dad.

  • Ishtar

    58.Ishtar

    ★★★½

    1.17

    ^^ see above ^^

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  • Old Yeller

    59.Old Yeller

    ★★★½

    1.17

    LORELAI: So should we rent 'Old Yeller' too or is that just a guy's crying movie?

  • Footloose

    60.Footloose

    ★★★½

    1.17

    LORELAI: Ha! Jump back!
    RORY: Excuse me?
    LORELAI: Kevin Bacon, Footloose, reaction to the no dancing in town rule is revealed to him by Chris Penn, brother to Sean, sage to all.
    RORY: I shoulda known.

    3.13

    LORELAI: Plus, I picked up "Singin' in the Rain," "Funny Girl," "Easter Parade," "An American in Paris," and as an added bonus, the new classic dance series: 'Urban Cowboy," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," "Footloose," and "Flashdance." Trust me, you're gonna be cutting up your sweatshirts all weekend.

    3.14

    RORY: Good. Hey, it's still early. Do you wanna watch more of the extra supplementary stuff on "The Lord of the Rings" DVD?
    LORELAI: Well, it's just the drawings and that fat guy talking.
    RORY: Well, let's watch "Footloose" again.

    3.20

    RORY: Oh, no, but Stars Hollow is a much more casual kind of a prom. Less "Cinderella," more "Footloose."

    5.20

    PARIS: Oh, no, Reverend has the town band dancing and singing?

    6.19

    MRS KIM: You can't come alone. An unmarried woman of a certain age, unescorted, wearing the clothes you tend to wear, people will think things, bad things…
    LORELAI: Like what?
    MRS KIM: Like you're a tramp and possibly for sale.
    LORELAI: Wow, suddenly "Footloose" not seeming so silly.

  • G.I. Jane

    61.G.I. Jane

    1.17

    LORELAI: No, this is good. This is like '‘G.I. Jane' but we get to keep our hair.

    4.4

    RORY: It was a spur-of-the-moment thing.
    LORELAI: A spur-of-the-moment, "let's not tell my mother I'm pulling a "G.I. Jane"?

  • Grease

    62.Grease

    ★★★

    1.18

    MADELINE: Looks like we're going to have to do the Pink Ladies makeover on you.
    LOUISE: We'll turn you from a sweet Sandy to a slutty Sandy. Dancing at the school fair with high heels, black spandex and permed hair.

    2.4

    LORELAI: Hey, I'm gonna find a ladies room. You know, sneak a smoke, see if anybody slipped an aspirin in my coke.
    RORY: Okay, Rizzo. I'd like to listen a little bit more.

    2.12

    [Dean and Richard get in their cars and drive off.]
    LORELAI: Don't you feel like one of us should've been standing between them waving a flag or something?

    3.13

    LORELAI: Plus, I picked up "Singin' in the Rain," "Funny Girl," "Easter Parade," "An American in Paris," and as an added bonus, the new classic dance series: 'Urban Cowboy," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," "Footloose," and "Flashdance." Trust me, you're gonna be cutting up your sweatshirts all weekend.

    AYITL: Fall

    LORELAI: And he took me to the movies. We saw Grease and An Unmarried Woman. Something for me and something for him, he said.

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  • Cabaret

    63.Cabaret

    ★★★★

    1.18

    SOOKIE: Call her now. Ooh, page her, or page her and have her call my cell phone and we can sing the money song from ‘'Cabaret'. You be Liza, I'll be Joel.

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  • Gaslight

    64.Gaslight

    ★★★★

    1.18

    LORELAI: I have to change and go to tea with Gran and the cast of '‘Gaslight'.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    65.The Silence of the Lambs

    ★★★★★

    1.18

    RORY: No I think you can, I just think it would be hard for you. It'd probably involve some kind of lock up facility, one of those Hannibal Lector masks.

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  • Casablanca

    66.Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    1.18

    RORY: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship.
    TRISTIN: Who's Louis?
    RORY: Just think.

    4.2

    PARIS: I'm going to Yale.
    RORY: You're going to Yale.
    PARIS: And we're suitemates.
    RORY: Of all the gin joints.

    4.5

    (watched by Lorelai and Luke)

    LUKE: Don't worry about it. I haven't seen anything.
    LORELAI: People always say that.
    LUKE: Well, with me, it's true.
    LORELAI: "Casablanca"?
    LUKE: Nope.
    LORELAI: You have never seen "Casablanca"? Are you kidding?
    LUKE: Just get anything, please.
    LORELAI: "Chinatown"?
    LUKE: Anything at all.
    LORELAI: "Bonnie and Clyde"?
    LUKE: A video game would be nice also.
    LORELAI: "It Happened One Night"? "His Girl Friday"? "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"? "Diner"?
    LUKE: I saw "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge."
    LORELAI: Oh. My house, eight o'clock. We have such work to do.

    4.10

    LORELAI: Yes, well. . .he'll always have Paris.

    7.4

    LORELAI: We can never see "Casablanca" together. I mean I'm very sorry. I don't care how much I love it, but I will not be responsible for ruining "Casablanca."

    7.7

    CHRISTOPHER: Well it doesn't have to end. When we get back to Stars Hollow, we can sleep all day and wander the town in the…

  • Saving Private Ryan

    67.Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★

    1.19

    LORELAI: It would be like the first 15 minutes of "Saving Private Ryan" but at least those guys got to be in France.

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  • Working Girl

    68.Working Girl

    ★★★½

    1.19

    LORELAI: I can't picture you at Teriyaki Joe's . . .or in jogging shoes. What's up working girl?

    6.5

    PARIS: And I'm prepared too. I was a little nervous last night about making small talk with co-workers. So I went to the video store and rented "Working Girl" and the first season of "Just Shoot Me". Got a couple of Wendie Malick bon mots that have already come in handy.

  • Queen of Outer Space

    69.Queen of Outer Space

    1.19

    (watched at bookstore)

  • Out of Africa

    70.Out of Africa

    1.20

    LORELAI: Good. Okay, last week we were talking about Meryl Streep and the whole accent thing and Rachel said that she loved "Out of Africa" but she'd never read the book, remember?

  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    71.Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    1.20

    LORELAI: Hey, its not like the lumberjack look will ever go out; it won't. But just once wouldn't it be nice not to be dressed like an extra from "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"?

  • Patton

    72.Patton

    1.20

    DEAN: So that's your mom?
    LANE: That's my mom.
    DEAN: Has she seen "Patton?"

  • The Amityville Horror

    73.The Amityville Horror

    ★★★

    1.20

    LORELAI: No, that house is not safe. It's like "The Amityville Horror" without all the good times.

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  • The Matrix

    74.The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    1.21

    LANE: I couldn't believe it! I almost went full matrix on her.

    2.7

    LORELAI: I did. I told him that he was completely out of line with this treatment of you, that you are not a loner freak, you have plenty of friends, and you don't own a long black leather Matrix coat, and they should fall down on their kneesocks everyday that you deign to show up at that loser school.

    4.2

    LUKE: They're gonna multiply like "The Matrix."

    4.7

    TROUBADOUR: You guys watched the first two Matrixs on DVD together, too. I heard all about it.

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    75.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    ★★★½

    1.21

    LANE: I so encourage this. I love you, but you've been mopey, dopey, and about 12 other melancholy dwarves for the past 5 weeks and I miss the old Rory.

    5.15

    LORELAI: Look how panicked you are. No, honey, honestly, the whole thing reeks of Emily. I mean, not that I think he would have discouraged it, but I'm pretty sure she's the one who poisoned the apple and gave it to Dopey to bring to the party.

  • Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

    76.Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

    1.21

    MADELINE: So I've decided I'm now completely into Judy Garland. Did you see the TV movie? Pretty intense.

  • Cujo

    77.Cujo

    2.1

    RORY: No, that's just a wild jackal that hangs out here sometimes.
    MAX: Mm hmm. Put Cujo on the phone please.

    4.5

    LORELAI: Days. You've been stomping around, barking at people for days.
    LUKE: I have not.
    LORELAI: Yes, Cujo, you have.
    LUKE: I always talk to people like that.
    LORELAI: No, Benji, you don't.

  • Fame

    78.Fame

    ★★★

    2.1

    MICHEL: I have decided to do the same. I figure if I stay alive long enough, these scientists, they will be able to cure anything including death, therefore ensuring my indefinite existence.
    SOOKIE: So you're gonna live forever, like on "Fame?"

    SOOKIE: Oh, Michel thinks he's gonna live forever.
    LORELAI: Like on "Fame?"
    SOOKIE: That's what I said!

    3.19

    LUKE: We're not paying.
    LORELAI: No, no, but this is where you start paying - in sweat.
    LUKE: What?
    NICOLE: "Fame", right?
    LORELAI: Yeah, Debbie Allen. In sweat.

    4.8

    RORY: Well, no, but these are simply background facts of a fascinating personal journey. A personal journey of an artist struggling against the indifference of an indifferent society, just dancing as fast as she can. Well, it's "8 Mile" meets "Fame."

  • Funny Girl

    79.Funny Girl

    ★★★★

    2.1

    SOOKIE: You're gonna be a sadie.
    LORELAI: A what?
    SOOKIE: A sadie. [sings] "Sadie, sadie, married lady. Meet a mortgagee."
    LORELAI: "Funny Girl"!
    SOOKIE: Streisand!

    3.13

    LORELAI: Plus, I picked up "Singin' in the Rain," "Funny Girl," "Easter Parade," "An American in Paris," and as an added bonus, the new classic dance series: 'Urban Cowboy," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," "Footloose," and "Flashdance." Trust me, you're gonna be cutting up your sweatshirts all weekend.

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  • Not Without My Daughter

    80.Not Without My Daughter

    2.1

    LANE: It's gonna be just like that Sally Field movie when her husband took them to Iran and wouldn't let them come back, except that I won't have to keep my head covered.

  • Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story

    81.Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story

    2.1

    DEAN: So what's the movie for tonight?
    LORELAI: Oh my god, a classic.
    RORY: "The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story", starring. . .
    LORELAI: Joan and Melissa Rivers. A mother and daughter torn apart by tragedy.

  • Barbarella

    82.Barbarella

    2.2

    DEAN: The day is over. Let's talk about the night. Uh, there's a 7:30 showing of "Barbarella," and I thought you can bring your mom's purse, you know the one with that monkey face and we'll sneak in some burgers...

  • Thelma & Louise

    83.Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

    2.2

    PARIS: I'm sorry if you thought we had some kind of deep "Thelma and Louise" thing going here, but we didn't.

    3.12

    LUKE: Okay, Thelma, Louise, possibly there's another way to learn to fish.

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    84.A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★½

    2.3

    LORELAI: Oh, Max, Rory is very low maintenance. Kind of like that robot kid in "A.I.," only way less mother-obsessed. Oh my God, that kid was so annoying. I would've pushed him out of the car while it was still moving.

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  • The Born Losers

    85.The Born Losers

    2.3

    (watched by Lorelai, Rory, and Max)

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    86.Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★

    2.3

    RORY: We can watch "Holy Grail" on tape again.
    DEAN: Okay, but I am not talking in an English accent for the rest of the evening.
    RORY: No fun. Hey, tomorrow night?
    DEAN: "Life of Brian?"

    3.14

    LUKE: Does it act all peaceful and Bambi-like and then suddenly attack like the rabbit in "Monty Python?"

    5.11

    RORY: What about horses? Wouldn't they have had horses?
    LORELAI: Or at least some coconuts to bang together for a nice sound effect.

  • Life of Brian

    87.Life of Brian

    ★★★½

    2.3

    ^^ see above ^^

  • Saturday Night Fever

    88.Saturday Night Fever

    ★★½

    2.3

    MICHEL: So, is there no dancing here? I was hoping there'd be dancing.
    SOOKIE: You need to strut Tony Manero?

    3.7

    LANE: Go away, Jess. No one asked for a Tony Manero wannabe to drop by.

    3.13

    LORELAI: Plus, I picked up "Singin' in the Rain," "Funny Girl," "Easter Parade," "An American in Paris," and as an added bonus, the new classic dance series: 'Urban Cowboy," "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," "Footloose," and "Flashdance." Trust me, you're gonna be cutting up your sweatshirts all weekend.

    3.18


    RORY: What'd you get?
    JESS: "Almost Famous."
    RORY: No, not again.
    JESS: I can't help it, I'm addicted.
    RORY: Fine, but if I'm going to spend two hours sitting there watching Kate Hudson commit suicide again, then we are ordering Indian food.
    JESS: Oh, come on.
    RORY: Hey, last night when we watched "Ed Wood" we got burgers like you wanted to.
    JESS: Okay, fine, tonight, Indian food, but tomorrow, "Saturday Night Fever" and Thai food.

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  • Them!

    89.Them!

    2.3

    LORELAI: No, we're not dying. But the life we had is gonna morph into this like mutation that we could never possibly have conceived.
    RORY: Like the giant ants in "Them"?

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    90.Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    2.4

    RORY: A cool B&B?
    LORELAI: Yes.
    RORY: That's like saying an understated Nicholas Cage movie.
    LORELAI: Listen, I myself am not usually a fan of the B&B, but Donald's place is different.
    RORY: "Captain Corelli's Mandolin."

  • Chinatown

    91.Chinatown

    ★★★★

    2.4

    RORY: Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown.

    4.5

    LUKE: Don't worry about it. I haven't seen anything.
    LORELAI: People always say that.
    LUKE: Well, with me, it's true.
    LORELAI: "Casablanca"?
    LUKE: Nope.
    LORELAI: You have never seen "Casablanca"? Are you kidding?
    LUKE: Just get anything, please.
    LORELAI: "Chinatown"?
    LUKE: Anything at all.
    LORELAI: "Bonnie and Clyde"?
    LUKE: A video game would be nice also.
    LORELAI: "It Happened One Night"? "His Girl Friday"? "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"? "Diner"?
    LUKE: I saw "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge."
    LORELAI: Oh. My house, eight o'clock. We have such work to do.

    5.20

    LUKE: You know what? You should meet with this guy.
    LORELAI: My daughter, my sister, my daughter, my sister, my daughter-

    AYITL: Summer

    Playing at bookstore

  • Sid & Nancy

    92.Sid & Nancy

    2.5

    (title of episode is "Nick & Nora, Sid & Nancy")

    LORELAI: Rory, this was a bad one, okay? This was not Nick and Nora, this was Sid and Nancy, and I'm not going in there.

  • The Thin Man

    93.The Thin Man

    ★★★★

    2.5

    ^^ see above ^^

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  • The Godfather: Part II

    94.The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

    2.5

    LUKE: There's nothing to think about. He's family. You take care of family, period.
    LORELAI: Yes, I respect that, but what if he turns out to be Fredo?

    4.1

    LORELAI: Monday is mani/pedi, facial, haircut, go to the psychic, and stock up for Tuesday, the day of all days - Godfather I, II, and III, with extra showings of the Sofia death scene over and over as long as the Mallomars hold out.

    4.6

    JASON: You're being awfully protective of her.
    LORELAI: Well, every family has a Fredo.
    JASON: Yeah, and Fredo's family put two in the back of his head.

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    95.The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★½

    2.5

    LORELAI: Well, you might want to find out. Ask a couple of subtle questions, you know, has he seen "The Shawshank Redemption," did the setting seem homey to him? Stuff like that.

  • The Breakfast Club

    96.The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

    2.5

    LUKE: Where's Jess?
    LORELAI: Outside working on his "Breakfast Club" audition. He's getting good.

    4.9

    RORY: He's like the lost Farrelly brother. He's so stupid. He watched "The Breakfast Club" and decided to tape his own butt cheeks together.

    6.16

    LORELAI: She is smart. She's Anthony Michael Hall in "The Breakfast Club smart."

    AYITL: Winter

    LUKE: Rory’s smart. She doesn’t speak like she needs subtitles.
    LORELAI: She grew up with me, she learned all her language skills via The Breakfast Club.

  • Dirty Dancing

    97.Dirty Dancing

    ★★★★

    2.6

    RORY: At one point Miss Patty thought Dean was gonna get hurt, she made me sit in the corner and watch.
    LORELAI: Hey! Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

    7.16

    RORY: Okay, I'll just come home, grab my outfit, and we'll go. I'm gonna need you to drive because I have to change in the backseat, "Dirty Dancing"-style.

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  • Endless Love

    98.Endless Love

    2.6

    LORELAI: Now, I know you would rather sit through "Endless Love" than ever be apart of this scene again. But this is very important to your daughter and she has never asked you for anything.

  • The Sound of Music

    99.The Sound of Music

    ★★★★

    2.6

    LORELAI: What's your name?
    MAID: Liesl.
    LORELAI: Okay, Liesl. I'm Brigitta, this is Gretl. And, uh, Emily and Richard are expecting us.

    4.10

    RICHARD: The finest marzipan in all of Europe. Made by cloistered nuns.
    EMILY: We toured their cloister, it was right out of "The Sound of Music."

    5.11

    REVEREND: Anyone seen "Farewell My Concubine?" Beautiful film. Gorgeous cinematography.
    TAYLOR: I'm surprised you see such adult fare, Reverend.
    REVEREND: Well, do you picture me watching "The Sound of Music" every night, Taylor? Gag me.

    5.20

    LOGAN: He likes jazz, but not when it gets too experimental, and he hates when they quote My Favorite Things.
    RORY: What?
    LOGAN: My Favorite Things, from "The Sound of Music."

    6.15

    LORELAI: You've not worn an apron since you saw The Sound of Music and you put one on so you'd look like sister Maria, and you made a big crucifix out of Popsicle sticks.

    7.4

    LORELAI: Somewhere in my youth or childhood...
    CHRISTOPHER: ...you must have done something good.

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    100.This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★★★½

    2.6

    LORELAI: Ugh, Rory, that's like accepting the position as the drummer in Spinal Tap.

    AYITL: Winter

    LORELAI: Come on, Mom, admit it. You Spinal-Tapped the painting. You gave them the wrong dimensions so they wrote down the wrong dimensions and now you are trying to pretend that that massive portrait is something you actually intended