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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  • Moment by Moment
  • Coming Home
  • Rain Man
  • Glitter
  • The Money Pit
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • On the Town
  • My Fair Lady
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Cocoon
  • Mystic Pizza
  • The River Wild
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Ben-Hur
  • Doctor Dolittle
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Godfather: Part III
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Purple Rain
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Silkwood
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Dumbo
  • Babe
  • Three Days of the Condor
  • Shoah
  • The Jerk
  • Bull Durham
  • Dances with Wolves
  • The Postman
  • Harold and Maude
  • Cool as Ice
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Julia
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Sabrina
  • Stalag 17
  • Ghostbusters
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Harvey
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The 2000 Year Old Man
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Silent Movie
  • Autumn in New York
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Risky Business
  • David and Lisa
  • The Goofy Gophers
  • The Yearling
  • The Sting
  • Rocky
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Arthur
  • Sophie's Choice
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Cocktail
  • All About Eve
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Seven Samurai
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Fletch
  • Urban Cowboy
  • Babe: Pig in the City
  • Snow Dogs
  • Nanook of the North
  • The Graduate
  • Annie Hall
  • High Fidelity
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Brigadoon
  • Basic Instinct
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Nell
  • Shane
  • Reversal of Fortune
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • The Karate Kid
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • Song of the South
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Marathon Man
  • Blue Crush
  • For Keeps
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Blue Velvet
  • Boxing Helena
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!