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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  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • The Banger Sisters
  • Grey Gardens
  • Gidget
  • All the President's Men
  • Xanadu
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Easter Parade
  • Show Boat
  • An American in Paris
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Lord Jim
  • Love in the Afternoon
  • Hoosiers
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Frankenstein
  • Ed Wood
  • Almost Famous
  • Gangs of New York
  • Brazil
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Animal House
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Broadcast News
  • Armageddon
  • Pinocchio
  • The Mambo Kings
  • The Glenn Miller Story
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Wall Street
  • Benji
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Friday the 13th
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • It Happened One Night
  • His Girl Friday
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • Diner
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • Hardbodies
  • National Velvet
  • Pretty in Pink
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Tommy
  • 8 Mile
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Superman
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • The Court Jester
  • Easy Rider
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Alive
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Taxi Driver
  • Monster
  • Scenes from a Mall
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
  • Top Gun
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Fatso
  • Camelot
  • The Lords of Flatbush
  • Encino Man
  • American Splendor
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • The Bad Seed
  • The Parent Trap
  • Better Off Dead...
  • Gigi
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Raging Bull
  • Showgirls
  • A Room with a View
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Say Anything...
  • Swept Away
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Brian's Song
  • Last Tango in Paris
  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Panic Room
  • Auto Focus
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Being There
  • Field of Dreams
  • The Mothman Prophecies
  • Titanic
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Stop Making Sense