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Here Are The 120 Greatest Movie Quotes Ever

Movies can be an escape from reality or an inspiration. We often relate to the characters, situations they’re presented with, or words they speak. Sometimes a character in a movie utters a line so brilliant, so quotable, so mic-drop-worthy that it becomes part of our collective vocabulary forever.

Think you’re a movie buff? Do you know these quotes (and their movies) inside and out? Whether it’s drama, action, or comedy, cinema lovers can appreciate this collection of famous movie quotes.

120 Movie Quotes

Top 10 Movie Quotes

“Bond. James Bond.” – DR. NO, 1962

“Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” – THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, 1948

“As if!” – CLUELESS, 1995

“Argo f— yourself.” – ARGO, 2012

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” – Sunset Boulevard, 1950

“After all, tomorrow is another day!” – GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” – FRANKENSTEIN, 1931

“It was beauty killed the beast.” – King Kong, 1933

“Inconceivable!” – The Princess Bride, 1987

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – THE GODFATHER, 1972

No one takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore. It's a lost art. James Bond-GOLDENEYE 1995

Famous Movie Quotes

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“Yippie-ki-yay, motherf—er!” – DIE HARD, 1988

“Why so serious?” – THE DARK KNIGHT, 2008

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” – COOL HAND LUKE, 1967

“Well, nobody’s perfect.” – Some Like it Hot, 1959

“We’ll always have Paris.” – CASABLANCA, 1942

“Wax on, wax off.” – THE KARATE KID, 1984

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” – The Pride of the Yankees, 1942

“To infinity and beyond!” – TOY STORY, 1995

“I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” – MIDNIGHT COWBOY, 1969

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” – 12 YEARS A SLAVE, 2013

Love travels through every realm

Funny Movie Quotes

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“My precious.” – The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?” – THE GRADUATE, 1967

“May the Force be with you.” – STAR WARS, 1977

“Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’” – FORREST GUMP, 1994

“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” – THE GODFATHER, 1972

“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – THE GODFATHER, PART II, 1974

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” – THE GODFATHER: PART III, 1990

“Just keep swimming.” – FINDING NEMO, 2003

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Inspirational Movie Quotes

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“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.” – On the Waterfront, 1954

“You complete me.” – JERRY MAGUIRE, 1996

“You can’t handle the truth!” – A FEW GOOD MEN, 1992

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” – THE JAZZ SINGER, 1927

“Yo, Adrian!” – ROCKY, 1976

“Go ahead, make my day.” – SUDDEN IMPACT, 1983

“Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” – PLANET OF THE APES, 1968

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” – CHINATOWN, 1974

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” – ALL ABOUT EVE, 1950

“Elementary, my dear Watson.” – THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1939

“E.T. phone home.” – E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, 1982

“Chewie, we’re home.” – STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS, 2015

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society, 1989

“A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” – Goldfinger, 1964

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. ROCKY BALBOA-THE ITALIAN STALLION

Christmas Movie Quotes

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“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – CASABLANCA, 1942

“They’re here!” – POLTERGEIST, 1982

“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” – BRAVEHEART, 1995

“They call me Mister Tibbs!” – IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, 1967

“They call it a Royale with cheese.” – PULP FICTION, 1994

“These go to eleven.” – THIS IS SPINAL TAP, 1984

“There’s no place like home.” – THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939

“The stuff that dreams are made of.” – The Maltese Falcon, 1941

“Stella! Hey, Stella!” – A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 1951

“Snap out of it!” – Moonstruck, 1987

The one who loves the moon still loves it when it isn't there in the sky. I wish to be that moon for someone.

Movie Quotes From The 80s

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“There’s no crying in baseball!” – A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, 1992

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” – THE USUAL SUSPECTS, 1995

“The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.” – FIGHT CLUB, 1999

“The Dude abides.” – THE BIG LEBOWSKI, 1998

“That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.” – BABE, 1995

“I’m the king of the world!” – TITANIC, 1997

“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” – WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, 1988

“Show me the money!” – JERRY MAGUIRE, 1996

“Shaken, not stirred.” – GOLDFINGER, 1964

“I’m having an old friend for dinner.” – THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991

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Movie Quotes About Love

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“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” – LOVE STORY, 1970

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” – APOCALYPSE NOW, 1979

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the war room!” – DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, 1964

“Rosebud.” – Citizen Kane, 1941

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” – BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1985

“Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’” – CASABLANCA, 1942

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” – THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” – CASABLANCA, 1942

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Dirty Dancing, 1987

“Say hello to my little friend!” – SCARFACE, 1983

“I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.” – THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, 2006

LIFE IS A WASTE OF TIME. AND TIME IS A WASTE OF LIFE. GET WASTED ALL THE TIME, AND YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! BILLY CONNOLLY

Movie Quotes About Life

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“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, 1989

“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump, 1994

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” – Auntie Mame, 1958

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 1946

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – NETWORK, 1976

“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – NOTTING HILL, 1999

“I’ll have what she’s having.” – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, 1989

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” – THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939

“I’ll be back.” – THE TERMINATOR, 1984

“If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” – TAKEN, 2008

Tea is the perfect beverage for a lazy Sunday.

Movie Quotes About Family

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“I am your father.” – STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, 1980

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” – AIRPLANE, 1980

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” – SUNSET BOULEVARD, 1950

“Houston, we have a problem.” – APOLLO 13, 1995

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Casablanca,1942

“Here’s Johnny!” – THE SHINING, 1980

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” – STAR WARS, 1977

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – THE PRINCESS BRIDE, 1987

“Hasta la vista, baby.” – TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, 1991

“Good morning, Vietnam!” – GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, 1987

I'M COMING APART! OH, MOTHER OF GOD, I'M COMING APART! GEORGE LUTZ THE AMITYVILLE HORROR(1979).

Movie Quotes About Time

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“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?” – DIRTY HARRY, 1971

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – JAWS, 1975

“You’re killin’ me, Smalls.” – The Sandlot, 1993

“You talking to me?” – Taxi Driver, 1976

“You make me want to be a better man.” – AS GOOD AS IT GETS, 1997

“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” – TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, 1944

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” – THE HELP, 2011

“You had me at ‘hello.’” – Jerry Maguire, 1996

“If you build it, he will come.” – FIELD OF DREAMS, 1989

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” – BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, 2005

“I see dead people.” – THE SIXTH SENSE, 1999

“I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you?” – GOODFELLAS, 1990

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 1951

“I drink your milkshake!” – THERE WILL BE BLOOD, 2007

It hurts deeply when everything is perfect but some third reason breaks it all.

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