The 100 Best Movie Quotes

Monday, April 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm

If you’re a fan of cinema, then you’ve probably memorized some of your favorite movie quotes and worked them into conversations with friends and family. Well, if you’re tired of using the same line over and over, you may want to check out this list of the 100 best movie quotes. There’s plenty of new material to choose from, and I’ve even grouped them into categories such as “Best Scary Movie Quotes” and “Best Comedy Movie Quotes.” If there’s a quote you think should’ve been included, be sure and let me know about it in the “Comments” section.

Best Fantasy Movie Quotes

1. Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”

3. Gollum from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers “My precious.”
4. Harry Bailey from It‘s a Wonderful Life “A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town.”
5. The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail “It’s just a flesh wound.”
6. Betelgeuse from Beetle Juice“I’m the ghost with the most, babe.”
7. Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars “Use the force, Luke.”
8. Knight #1 from Monty Python and the Holy Grail “We are the Knights who say… NI.”
9. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz“There’s no place like home.”
10. Carl Denham from King Kong (1933) – “Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.”

Best Sci-Fi Movie Quotes

11. Han Solo from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope “May the Force be with you.”
12. E.T. from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial “E.T. phone home.”
13. The Terminator from The Terminator“I’ll be back.”
14. George Taylor from Planet of the Apes“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”
15. Det. Robert Thorn from Soylent Green“Soylent Green is people!”
16. Darth Vader from The Empire Strikes Back “I am your father.”
17. The Terminator from Terminator 2: Judgment Day “Hasta la vista, baby.”
18. Neo from The Matrix“I know kung fu.”
19. Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey“Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
20. Nada from They Live“I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubble gum.”

Best Comedy Movie Quotes

21. President Merkin Muffley from Dr. Strangelove “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”
22. Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding from Animal Crackers“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.”
23. John “Bluto” Blutarsky from National Lampoon’s Animal House“Toga! Toga!”
24. Howard Beale from Network“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
25. Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”
26. Oliver from Sons of the Desert “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!”
27. Dexter from The Naughty Nineties“Who’s on First?”
28. Trent from Swingers“Vegas, baby.”
29. Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
30. Mr. Maguire from The Graduate“Plastics.”

Best Crime Movie Quotes

31. Vito Corleone from The Godfather“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
32. Jarrett James from White Heat “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”
33. “Dirty” Harry Callahan from Sudden Impact “Go ahead, make my day.”
34. Clyde Barrow from Bonnie and Clyde“We rob banks.”
35. Tony Montana from Scarface“Say hello to my little friend!”
36. Michael Corleone from Godfather III “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
37. “Dirty” Harry Callahan from Dirty Harry “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”
38. Duffy from Chinatown“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.”
39. Sonny Wortzik from Dog Day Afternoon “Attica! Attica!”
40. Michael Corleone fro The Godfather Part II“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

Best Sports Movie Quotes

41. Rod Tidwell from Jerry Maguire“Show me the money!”
42. Shoeless Joe Jackson from Field of Dreams“If you build it, he will come.”
43. Lou Gehrig from The Pride of the Yankees“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
44. Carl Spackler from Caddyshack“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a
mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

45. Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own “There’s no crying in baseball!”
46. Knute Rockne from Knute Rockne, All American“Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.”
47. Rocky Balboa from Rocky“Yo, Adrian!”
48. Harry Doyle from Major League “Juuuust a bit outside!”
49. Happy Gilmore from Happy Gilmore“The price is wrong, bitch!”
50. Gale Sayers from Brian’s Song“I love Brian Piccolo. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him.”

Best Dramatic Movie Quotes

51. Terry Malloy from On the Waterfront“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum,
which is what I am.”

52. Ratso Rizzo from Midnight Cowboy“I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”
53. Margo Channing from All About Eve “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
54. Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver“You talkin’ to me?”
55. Col. Nathan Jessup from A Few Good Men “You can’t handle the truth!“
56. Hillbilly from Deliverance“I bet you can squeal like a pig.”
57. Captain from Cool Hand Luke “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
58. Dr. Christian Szell from Marathon Man “Is it safe?”
59. Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore from Apocalypse Now “I love the smell of napalm in the morning!”
60. William Wallace from Braveheart“They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”

Best Romantic Movie Quotes

61. Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
62. Jennifer Cavilleri Barrett from Love Story “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
63. Customer from When Harry Met Sally “I’ll have what she’s having.”
64. Jack Dawson from Titanic“I’m the king of the world!”
65. Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing “Nobody puts ‘Baby’ in a corner.”
66. Rick Blaine from Casablanca“We’ll always have Paris.”
67. Marie “Slim” Browning from To Have and Have Not“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”
68. Ilsa Lund from Casablanca“Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’”
69. Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with the Wind“After all, tomorrow is another day!”
70. Rick Blaine from Casablanca “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Best Scary Movie Quotes

71. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
72. Martin Brody from Jaws“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
73. Norman Bates from Psycho“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”
74. Cole Sear from The Sixth Sense “I see dead people.”
75. Henry Frankenstein from Frankenstein“It’s alive! It’s alive!”
76. Count Dracula from Dracula“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
77. Jack Torrance from The Shining “Here’s Johnny!”
78. Johnny from Night of the Living Dead “They’re coming to get you, Barbra.”
79. Father McGruder from Braindead“I kick ass for the Lord!”
80. Carol Anne Freeling from Poltergeist“They’re here!”

Best Action Movie Quotes

81. John McClane from Die Hard “Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker.”
82. Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw from Top Gun “I feel the need—the need for speed!”
83. James Bond from Dr. No “Bond. James Bond.”
84. Indiana Jones from Raiders of the Lost Ark “Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?”
85. Luther from The Warriors “Warriors, come out to play.”
86. Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon “I’m too old for this shit.”
87. Dutch from Predator“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”
88. Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon“Go spit.”
89. Tyler Durden from Fight Club “First rule of Fight Club is–you do not talk about Fight Club.”
90. James Bond from Goldfinger“Shaken, not stirred.”

Best Classic Movie Quotes

91. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
92. “Gold Hat” from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre “Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”
93. Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”
94. Joey Starrett from Shane“Shane. Shane. Come back!”
95. Stanley Kowalski from A Streetcar Named Desire“Stella! Hey, Stella!”
96. Virgil Tibbs from In the Heat of the Night “They call me Mister Tibbs!”
97. Lady Lou from She Done Him Wrong “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?”
98. Sherlock Holmes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
99. Benjamin Braddock from The Graduate “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”
100. Charles Foster Kane from Citizen Kane “Rosebud.”

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16 Responses to “The 100 Best Movie Quotes”

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January 7, 2010


“I´m coming to get you” from Rambo in the second movie.I think maybe it was such a memorable quote.

January 7, 2010


Yeah, that’s a good one. Thanks for sharing, Alex.

January 25, 2010

Kai May

1.21 Gigawatts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 29, 2010


“This is sparta.”

August 11, 2010


‘Life is not about the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moment’s that take your breath away’ ♥
Will Smith – Hitch

April 28, 2011

Marguerita Dawahoya

Way over my head on this. Damn ill have to stare at the net all day now.

March 29, 2012


“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb” from Twilight. Thats profoun.

June 28, 2012


“I took the liberty of bullsh*tting you. It wasn’t a lie. It was just…Bullshit”

-Blues Brothers

March 12, 2013


Quote from To The Wonder
Father Quintana: You shall love whether you like it or not. Emotions, they come and go like clouds. Love is not only a feeling; you shall love. To love is to run the risk of failure, the risk of betrayal. You fear your love has died; perhaps it is waiting to be transformed into something higher. Awaken the divine presence which sleeps in each man, each woman. Know each other in that love that never changes.

November 20, 2013

Tom Hooker

One quote that gets overlooked, from “MY Cousin Vinny” Is it possible dat da two youts, etc.

June 27, 2015


“Tom, Can you get me off the hook? For old times sake.”


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