The North-Koreans might have their propaganda machine perfected so that (allegedly) every normal North-Korean sees their leaders as gods and they weep big (crocodile?) tears when one of them dies, the Americans found a new way to spread propaganda and the love for their country to the peoples masses: blockbuster movies.
This trend started in the 80ties, with as a highlight Tom Cruise who plays Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun. Interesting fact: The United States Navy stated that after the release of the film that the number of young men who enlisted, wanting to be Naval aviators, went up by 500 percent.
When 9/11 happened and the war on terror began so did the number of blockbuster movies that added a thick layer of patriotism. Personally i could do without the dozens of waving stars and stripes flags and the inspirational but meaningless speeches of presidents at the end of the movies, but then again i am (thank god) not an American :)
This list is still a work in progress, if you know any movies that fit the description let me know.
These are just movies I have on DVD/Blu-Ray as of now and any I get in the future before I start my own collection (they're mainly my family's collection). There are also most likely some not accounted for, because they're lying around somewhere hidden.
I plan on starting my own collection in the future.
List of the movies referenced in Gilmore Girls. Work in progress because I'm adding them as I watch them. They will be in order of when they are referenced. (Watched 7 others that are referenced later so will be added later so they are in the correct order.) Currently on movies referenced in 2x21.
Full reviews of each movie and how they are referenced can be found here: http://gilmoremovies.tumblr.com