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120 Films Every "Gossip Girl" Fan Must Watch

Did you know every Gossip Girl episode title was a pun on a movie?

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Here's a list of the movies every super fan should watch to learn the inspirations for their favorite episodes. Fire up your Netflix queue!

1. The Wild Bunch (1969)

Inspired: “The Wild Brunch” (Season 1, Episode 2)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: “The Wild Brunch” (Season 1, Episode 2)

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2. Poison Ivy (1992)

Inspired: "Poison Ivy" (Season 1, Episode 3)
New Line Cinema

Inspired: "Poison Ivy" (Season 1, Episode 3)

3. The Bad News Bears (1976)

Inspired: "Bad News Blair" (Season 1, Episode 4)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Bad News Blair" (Season 1, Episode 4)

4. Dardevil (2003)

Inspired: "Dare Devil" (Season 1, Episode 5)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Dare Devil" (Season 1, Episode 5)

5. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

Inspired: "The Handmaiden's Tale" (Season 1, Episode 6)
Sony

Inspired: "The Handmaiden's Tale" (Season 1, Episode 6)

6. Victor, Victoria (1982)

Inspired: "Victor, Victrola" (Season 1, Episode 7)
Sony

Inspired: "Victor, Victrola" (Season 1, Episode 7)

7. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Inspired: "Seventeen Candles" (Season 1, Episode 8)
Universal Pictures

Inspired: "Seventeen Candles" (Season 1, Episode 8)

8. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

Inspired: "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!" (Season 1, Episode 9)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Blair Waldorf Must Pie!" (Season 1, Episode 9)

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9. High Society (1956)

Inspired: "Hi, Society" (Season 1, Episode 10)
Sony

Inspired: "Hi, Society" (Season 1, Episode 10)

10. Roman Holiday (1953)

Inspired: "Roman Holiday" (Season 1, Episode 11)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Roman Holiday" (Season 1, Episode 11)

11. School Ties (1992)

Inspired: "School Lies" (Season 1, Episode 12)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "School Lies" (Season 1, Episode 12)

12. A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)

Inspired: "A Thin Line Between Chuck & Nate" (Season 1, Episode 13)
New Line Cinema

Inspired: "A Thin Line Between Chuck & Nate" (Season 1, Episode 13)

13. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Inspired: "The Blair Bitch Project" (Season 1, Episode 14)
Artisan Entertainment

Inspired: "The Blair Bitch Project" (Season 1, Episode 14)

14. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Inspired: "Desperately Seeking Serena" (Season 1, Episode 15)
Sony

Inspired: "Desperately Seeking Serena" (Season 1, Episode 15)

15. All About My Mother (1999)

Inspired: "All About My Brother" (Season 1, Episode 16)
Sony

Inspired: "All About My Brother" (Season 1, Episode 16)

16. Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Inspired: "Woman on the Verge" (Season 1, Episode 17)
Sony

Inspired: "Woman on the Verge" (Season 1, Episode 17)

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17. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Inspired: "Much 'I Do' About Nothing" (Season 1, Episode 18)
Sony

Inspired: "Much 'I Do' About Nothing" (Season 1, Episode 18)

18. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Inspired: "Summer, Kind of Wonderful" (Season 2, Episode 1)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Summer, Kind of Wonderful" (Season 2, Episode 1)

19. Never Been Kissed (1999)

Inspired: "Never Been Marcused" (Season 2, Episode 2)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Never Been Marcused" (Season 2, Episode 2)

20. The Dark Knight (2008)

Inspired: "The Dark Night" (Season 2, Episode 3)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Dark Night" (Season 2, Episode 3)

21. The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998)

Inspired: "The Ex Files" (Season 2, Episode 4)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "The Ex Files" (Season 2, Episode 4)

22. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Inspired: "The Serena Also Rises" (Season 2, Episode 5)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "The Serena Also Rises" (Season 2, Episode 5)

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23. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Inspired: "New Haven Can Wait" (Season 2, Episode 6)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "New Haven Can Wait" (Season 2, Episode 6)

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24. Dan In Real Life (2007)

Inspired: "Chuck in Real Life" (Season 2, Episode 7)
Disney

Inspired: "Chuck in Real Life" (Season 2, Episode 7)

25. Prêt-à-Porter (1994)

Inspired: "Pret-a-Poor-J" (Season 2, Episode 8)
Mirimax

Inspired: "Pret-a-Poor-J" (Season 2, Episode 8)

26. There Will Be Blood (2007)

Inspired: "There Might Be Blood" (Season 2, Episode 9)
Mirimax

Inspired: "There Might Be Blood" (Season 2, Episode 9)

27. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Inspired: "Bonfire of the Vanity" (Season 2, Episode 10)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Bonfire of the Vanity" (Season 2, Episode 10)

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28. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Inspired: "The Maginficent Archibalds" (Season 2, Episode 11)
RKO Pictures

Inspired: "The Maginficent Archibalds" (Season 2, Episode 11)

29. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

Inspired: "It's A Wonderful Lie" (Season 2, Episode 12)
RKO Pictures

Inspired: "It's A Wonderful Lie" (Season 2, Episode 12)

30. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Inspired: "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" (Season 2, Episode 13)
Disney

Inspired: "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" (Season 2, Episode 13)

31. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

Inspired: "In the Realm of the Basses" (Season 2, Episode 14)
Argos Films

Inspired: "In the Realm of the Basses" (Season 2, Episode 14)

32. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Inspired: "Gone with the Will" (Season 2, Episode 15)
Sony

Inspired: "Gone with the Will" (Season 2, Episode 15)

33. You've Got Mail (1998)

Inspired: "You've Got Yale!" (Season 2, Episode 16)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "You've Got Yale!" (Season 2, Episode 16)

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34. Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Inspired: "Carrnal Knowledge" (Season 2, Episode 17)
Sony

Inspired: "Carrnal Knowledge" (Season 2, Episode 17)

35. The Age of Innocence (1993)

Inspired: "The Age of Dissonance" (Season 2, Episode 18)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "The Age of Dissonance" (Season 2, Episode 18)

36. The Godfather (1972)

Inspired: "The Grandfather" (Season 2, Episode 19)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "The Grandfather" (Season 2, Episode 19)

37. Remains of the Day (1993)

Inspired: "Remains of the J" (Season 2, Episode 20)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "Remains of the J" (Season 2, Episode 20)

38. Say Anything... (1989)

Inspired: "Seder Anything" (Season 2, Episode 21)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Seder Anything" (Season 2, Episode 21)

39. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Inspired: "Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Season 2, Episode 22)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Southern Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Season 2, Episode 22)

40. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Inspired: "The Wrath of Con" (Season 2, Episode 23)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "The Wrath of Con" (Season 2, Episode 23)

41. Valley Girl (1983)

Inspired: "Valley Girls" (Season 2, Episode 24)
Sony

Inspired: "Valley Girls" (Season 2, Episode 24)

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42. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Inspired: "The Goodbye Gossip Girl" (Season 2, Episode 25)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Goodbye Gossip Girl" (Season 2, Episode 25)

43. Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Inspired: "Reversals of Fortune" (Season 3, Episode 1)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Reversals of Fortune" (Season 3, Episode 1)

44. The Freshman (1990)

Inspired: "The Freshmen" (Season 3, Episode 2)
Sony

Inspired: "The Freshmen" (Season 3, Episode 2)

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45. The Lost Boys (1987)

Inspired: "The Lost Boy" (Season 3, Episode 3)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Lost Boy" (Season 3, Episode 3)

46. Jean de Florette (1986)

Inspired: "Dan de Fleurette" (Season 3, Episode 4)
Orion Pictures

Inspired: "Dan de Fleurette" (Season 3, Episode 4)

47. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Inspired: "Rufus Getting Married" (Season 3, Episode 5)
Sony

Inspired: "Rufus Getting Married" (Season 3, Episode 5)

48. All About Eve (1950)

Inspired: "Enough About Eve" (Season 3, Episode 6)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Enough About Eve" (Season 3, Episode 6)

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49. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

Inspired: "How to Succeed in Bassness" (Season 3, Episode 7)
United Artists

Inspired: "How to Succeed in Bassness" (Season 3, Episode 7)

50. The Godfather Part II (1974)

Inspired: "The Grandfather: Part II" (Season 3, Episode 8)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "The Grandfather: Part II" (Season 3, Episode 8)

51. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

Inspired: "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" (Season 3, Episode 9)
ABC

Inspired: "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" (Season 3, Episode 9)

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52. The Last Days of Disco (1998)

Inspired: "The Last Days of Disco Stick" (Season 3, Episode 10)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Last Days of Disco Stick" (Season 3, Episode 10)

53. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948)

Inspired: "The Treasure of Serena Madre" (Season 3, Episode 11)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Treasure of Serena Madre" (Season 3, Episode 11)

54. The Departed (2006)

Inspired: "The Debarted" (Season 3, Episode 12)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Debarted" (Season 3, Episode 12)

55. The Hurt Locker (2009)

Inspired: "The Hurt Locket" (Season 3, Episode 13)
Universal

Inspired: "The Hurt Locket" (Season 3, Episode 13)

56. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Inspired: "The Lady Vanished" (Season 3, Episode 14)
United Artists

Inspired: "The Lady Vanished" (Season 3, Episode 14)

57. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Inspired: "The Sixteen Year-Old Virgin" (Season 3, Episode 15)
Universal

Inspired: "The Sixteen Year-Old Virgin" (Season 3, Episode 15)

58. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Inspired: "The Empire Strikes Jack" (Season 3, Episode 16)
Disney

Inspired: "The Empire Strikes Jack" (Season 3, Episode 16)

59. Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Inspired: "Inglorious Bassterds" (Season 3, Episode 17)
The Weinstein Company

Inspired: "Inglorious Bassterds" (Season 3, Episode 17)

60. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Inspired: "The Unblairable Lightness of Being" (Season 3, Episode 18)
Orion Pictures

Inspired: "The Unblairable Lightness of Being" (Season 3, Episode 18)

61. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Inspired: "Dr. Estrangeloved" (Season 3, Episode 19)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "Dr. Estrangeloved" (Season 3, Episode 19)

62. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1964)

Inspired: "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" (Season 3, Episode 20)
United Artists

Inspired: "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" (Season 3, Episode 20)

63. Husbands and Wives (1992)

Inspired: "Ex-Husbands and Wives" (Season 3, Episode 21)
Sony

Inspired: "Ex-Husbands and Wives" (Season 3, Episode 21)

64. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Inpsired: "Last Tango, Then Paris" (Season 3, Episode 22)
United Artists

Inpsired: "Last Tango, Then Paris" (Season 3, Episode 22)

65. Belle de Jour (1967)

Inspired: "Belles de Jour" (Season 4, Episode 1)
Allied Artists

Inspired: "Belles de Jour" (Season 4, Episode 1)

66. Double Indemnity (1944)

Inspired: "Double Identity" (Season 4, Episode 2)
Universal

Inspired: "Double Identity" (Season 4, Episode 2)

67. The Graduate (1967)

Inspired: "The Undergraduates" (Season 4, Episode 3)
Sony

Inspired: "The Undergraduates" (Season 4, Episode 3)

68. Touch of Evil (1958)

Inspired: "Touch of Eva" (Season 4, Episode 4)
Universal

Inspired: "Touch of Eva" (Season 4, Episode 4)

69. Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Inspired: "Goodbye, Columbia" (Season 4, Episode 5)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Goodbye, Columbia" (Season 4, Episode 5)

70. Easy A (2010)

Inspired: "Easy J" (Season 4, Episode 6)
Screen Gems

Inspired: "Easy J" (Season 4, Episode 6)

71. The War of the Roses (1989)

Inspired: "War at the Roses" (Season 4, Episode 7)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "War at the Roses" (Season 4, Episode 7)

72. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

Inspired: "Juliet Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (Season 4, Episode 8)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Juliet Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (Season 4, Episode 8)

73. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Inspired: "The Witches of Bushwick" (Season 4, Episode 9)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Witches of Bushwick" (Season 4, Episode 9)

74. Gaslight (1944)

Inspired: "Gaslit" (Season 4, Episode 10)
Sony

Inspired: "Gaslit" (Season 4, Episode 10)

75. The Town (2010)

Inspired: "The Townie" (Season 4, Episode 11)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Townie" (Season 4, Episode 11)

76. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Inspired: "The Kids Are Not All Right" (Season 4, Episode 12)
Focus Features

Inspired: "The Kids Are Not All Right" (Season 4, Episode 12)

77. Donnie Darko (2001)

Inspired: "Damien Darko" (Season 4, Episode 13)
Newmarket Films

Inspired: "Damien Darko" (Season 4, Episode 13)

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78. Panic Room (2002)

Inspired: "Panic Roommate" (Season 4, Episode 14)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "Panic Roommate" (Season 4, Episode 14)

79. It Happened One Night (1934)

Inspired: "It-Girl Happened One Night" (Season 4, Episode 15)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "It-Girl Happened One Night" (Season 4, Episode 15)

80. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Inspired: "While You Weren't Sleeping" (Season 4, Episode 16)
Disney

Inspired: "While You Weren't Sleeping" (Season 4, Episode 16)

81. Empire of the Sun (1987)

Inspired: "Empire of the Son" (Season 4, Episode 17)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Empire of the Son" (Season 4, Episode 17)

82. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

Inspired: "The Kids Stay in the Picture" (Season 4, Episode 18)
Focus Features

Inspired: "The Kids Stay in the Picture" (Season 4, Episode 18)

83. Pretty in Pink (1986)

Inspired: "Petty in Pink" (Season 4, Episode 19)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Petty in Pink" (Season 4, Episode 19)

84. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Inspired: "The Princesses and the Frog" (Season 4, Episode 20)
Disney

Inspired: "The Princesses and the Frog" (Season 4, Episode 20)

85. Shattered Glass (2003)

Inspired: "Shattered Bass" (Season 4, Episode 21)
Lionsgate

Inspired: "Shattered Bass" (Season 4, Episode 21)

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86. The Long Goodbye (1973)

Inspired: "The Wrong Goodbye" (Season 4, Episode 22)
United Artists

Inspired: "The Wrong Goodbye" (Season 4, Episode 22)

87. Less Than Zero (1987)

Inspired: "Yes, Then Zero" (Season 5, Episode 1)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "Yes, Then Zero" (Season 5, Episode 1)

88. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Inspired: "Beauty and the Feast" (Season 5, Episode 2)
Disney

Inspired: "Beauty and the Feast" (Season 5, Episode 2)

89. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

Inspired: "The Jewel of Denial" (Season 5, Episode 3)
20th Century Fox

Inspired: "The Jewel of Denial" (Season 5, Episode 3)

90. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

Inspired: "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan" (Season 5, Episode 4)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Memoirs of an Invisible Dan" (Season 5, Episode 4)

91. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

Inspired: "The Fasting and the Furious" (Season 5, Episode 5)
Universal Pictures

Inspired: "The Fasting and the Furious" (Season 5, Episode 5)

92. I Am Number Four (2011)

Inspired: "I Am Number Nine" (Season 5, Episode 6)
Disney

Inspired: "I Am Number Nine" (Season 5, Episode 6)

93. The Big Sleep (1946)

Inspired: "The Big Sleep No More" (Season 5, Episode 7)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Big Sleep No More" (Season 5, Episode 7)

94. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

Inpsired: "All the Pretty Sources" (Season 5, Episode 8)
Columbia Pictures

Inpsired: "All the Pretty Sources" (Season 5, Episode 8)

95. Road to Perdition (2002)

Inspired: "Rhodes to Perdition" (Season 5, Episode 9)
DreamWorks Pictures

Inspired: "Rhodes to Perdition" (Season 5, Episode 9)

96. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

Inspired: "Riding in Town Cars with Boys" (Season 5, Episode 10)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "Riding in Town Cars with Boys" (Season 5, Episode 10)

97. The End of the Affair (1999)

Inspired: "The End of the Affair?" (Season 5, Episode 11)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "The End of the Affair?" (Season 5, Episode 11)

98. Father of the Bride (1991)

Inspired: "Father and the Bride" (Season 5, Episode 12)
Disney

Inspired: "Father and the Bride" (Season 5, Episode 12)

99. Gigi (1958)

Inspired: "G.G." (Season 5, Episode 13)
Warne Bros.

Inspired: "G.G." (Season 5, Episode 13)

100. The Back-Up Plan (2010)

Inspired: "The Backup Dan" (Season 5, Episode 14)
CBS Films

Inspired: "The Backup Dan" (Season 5, Episode 14)

101. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Inspired: "Crazy, Cupid, Love" (Season 5, Episode 15)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Crazy, Cupid, Love" (Season 5, Episode 15)

102. Crossroads (2002)

Inspired: "Cross Rhodes" (Season 5, Episode 16)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Cross Rhodes" (Season 5, Episode 16)

103. The Princess Diaries (2001)

Inspired: "The Princess Dowry" (Season 5, Episode 17)
Disney

Inspired: "The Princess Dowry" (Season 5, Episode 17)

104. Con Air (1997)

Inspired: "Con Heir" (Season 5, Episode 18)
Disney

Inspired: "Con Heir" (Season 5, Episode 18)

105. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Inspired: "It Girl, Interrupted" (Season 5, Episode 19)
Columbia Pictures

Inspired: "It Girl, Interrupted" (Season 5, Episode 19)

106. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Inspired: "Salon of the Dead" (Season 5, Episode 20)
Universal Pictures

Inspired: "Salon of the Dead" (Season 5, Episode 20)

107. Despicable Me (2010)

Inspired: "Despicable B" (Season 5, Episode 21)
Universal Pictures

Inspired: "Despicable B" (Season 5, Episode 21)

108. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Inspired: "Raiders of the Lost Art" (Season 5, Episode 22)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Raiders of the Lost Art" (Season 5, Episode 22)

109. The Fugitive (1993)

Inspired: "The Fugitives" (Season 5, Episode 23)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "The Fugitives" (Season 5, Episode 23)

110. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Inspired: "The Return of the Ring" (Season 5, Episode 24)
New Line Cinema

Inspired: "The Return of the Ring" (Season 5, Episode 24)

111. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Inspired: "Gone Maybe Gone" (Season 6, Episode 1)
Mirimax Films

Inspired: "Gone Maybe Gone" (Season 6, Episode 1)

112. High Fidelity (2000)

Inspired: "High Infidelity" (Season 6, Episode 2)
Disney

Inspired: "High Infidelity" (Season 6, Episode 2)

113. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Inspired: "Dirty Rotten Scandals" (Season 6, Episode 3)
Orion Pictures

Inspired: "Dirty Rotten Scandals" (Season 6, Episode 3)

114. The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Inspired: "Portrait of a Lady Alexander" (Season 6, Episode 4)
Focus Features

Inspired: "Portrait of a Lady Alexander" (Season 6, Episode 4)

115. Monster's Ball (2001)

Inspired: "Monstrous Ball" (Season 6, Episode 5)
Lionsgate

Inspired: "Monstrous Ball" (Season 6, Episode 5)

116. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Inspired: "Where the Vile Things Are" (Season 6, Episode 6)
Warner Bros.

Inspired: "Where the Vile Things Are" (Season 6, Episode 6)

117. Save the Last Dance (2001)

Inspired: "Save the Last Chance" (Season 6, Episode 7)
Paramount Pictures

Inspired: "Save the Last Chance" (Season 6, Episode 7)

118. It's Complicated (2009)

Inspired: "It's Really Complicated" (Season 6, Episode 8)
Universal Pictures

Inspired: "It's Really Complicated" (Season 6, Episode 8)

119. The Avengers (2012)

Inspired: "The Revengers" (Season 6, Episode 9)
Disney

Inspired: "The Revengers" (Season 6, Episode 9)

120. New York, I Love You (2008)

Inspired: "New York, I Love You XOXO" (Season 6, Episode 10)
Vivendi Entertainment

Inspired: "New York, I Love You XOXO" (Season 6, Episode 10)

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