Popular Movie Quotes Top 50

By | September 9, 2013

These are 50 of the Most Popular Movie Quotes ever according to Entertainment Weekly Magazine. This Best Movie Quotes list is printedannually by the editors of EW as being the most famous quotes in movie history. Popular Movie Quotes appear in order of ranking.

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50 Great Movie Quotes of the Last Half Century

1. “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.”
TERRY MALLOY (Marlon Brando) in On the Waterfront (1954)

2. “We all go a little mad sometimes.”
NORMAN BATES (Anthony Perkins) in Psycho (1960)

3. “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.”
BEN BRADDOCK (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1967)

4. “Hey, don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone I love.”
ALVY SINGER (Woody Allen) in Annie Hall (1977)

5. “She’s my daughter! She’s my sister! She’s my daughter! My sister, my daughter. She’s my sister and my daughter.”
EVELYN CROSS MULWRAY (Faye Dunaway) in Chinatown (1974)

6. “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”
DAVE BOWMAN (Keir Dullea) in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

7. “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape.”
TAYLOR (Charlton Heston) in Planet of the Apes (1968)

8. “Because when you’re a call girl, you control it, that’s why. Because someone wants you…and for an hour…I’m the best actress in the world.”
BREE DANIEL (Jane Fonda) in Klute (1971)

9. “And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”
CARL SPACKLER (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)

10. “Hitler was better-looking than Churchill, he was a better dresser than Churchill, he had more hair, he told funnier jokes, and he could dance the pants off of Churchill!”
FRANZ LIEBKIND (Kenneth Mars) in The Producers (1968)

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11. “No, I’m all man. I even fought in WWII. Of course, I was wearingwomen’s undergarments under my uniform.”
ED WOOD (Johnny Depp) in Ed Wood (1994)

12. “Your mother’s in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I’ll see that she gets it.”
REGAN MacNEIL/SATAN (Linda Blair) in The Exorcist (1973)

13. “You hear me talkin’, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’ma get medieval on your ass.”
MARCELLUS WALLACE (Ving Rhames) in Pulp Fiction (1994)

14. “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
FRENCH SOLDIER (John Cleese) in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

15. “He won’t come after me. He won’t. I can’t explain it. He would consider that…rude.”
CLARICE STARLING (Jodie Foster) in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

16. “Excuse me while I whip this out.”
BART (Cleavon Little) in Blazing Saddles (1974)

17. “No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!”
AURIC GOLDFINGER (Gert Frobe) in Goldfinger (1964)

18. “I’m your worst f—ing nightmare, man. I’m a nigger with a badge.”
REGGIE HAMMOND (Eddie Murphy) in 48 HRS. (1982)

19. “Kid, the next time I say, ‘Let’s go someplace like Bolivia,’ let’s go someplace like Bolivia.”
BUTCH CASSIDY (Paul Newman) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

20. “Wendy? Darling? Light of my life?…I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just gonna bash your brains in. I’m gonna bash ’em right the f— in!”
JACK TORRANCE (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining (1980)

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21. “I just hate you and I hate your ass face.”
CORKY ST. CLAIR (Christopher Guest) in Waiting for Guffman (1996)

22. “You shoot off a guy’s head with his pants down, believe me, Texas is not the place you wanna get caught.”
LOUISE (Susan Sarandon) in Thelma & Louise (1991)

23. “And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper.”
MARGE GUNDERSON (Frances McDormand) in Fargo (1996)

24. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”
VERBAL KINT (Kevin Spacey) in The Usual Suspects (1995)

25. “I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.”
DAVID ST. HUBBINS (Michael McKean) in This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

26. “That’s what I love about these high school girls, man: I get older, they stay the same age.”
WOODERSON (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused (1993) 

27. “I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?”
JACK BYRNES (Robert DeNiro) in Meet the Parents (2000)

28. “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
DEAN WORMER (John Vernon) in National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

29. “Who told you to step on my sneakers, who told you to walk on my side of the block, who told you to be in my neighborhood?”
BUGGIN OUT (Giancarlo Esposito) in Do The Right Thing (1989)

30. “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand.”
PEE-WEE HERMAN (Paul Reubens) in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

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31. “Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”
CAPTAIN OVEUR (Peter Graves) in Airplane! (1980)

32. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the armies of the North, general of the Felix legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
MAXIMUS (Russell Crowe) in Gladiator (2000)

33. “Bring the dog, I love animals. I’m a great cook.”
ALEX FORREST (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction (1987)

34. “And one day, not long from now, my looks will go. They will discover I can’t act, and I will become some sad middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.”
ANNA SCOTT (Julia Roberts) in Notting Hill (1999)

35. “Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not ‘every man for himself.’ And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.”
WANDA (Jamie Lee Curtis) in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

36. “Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader’s his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that’s what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.”
DANTE (Brian O’Halloran) in Clerks (1994)

37. “My daughter is in pain…Give my daughter the shot!”
AURORA GREENWAY (Shirley MacLaine) in Terms of Endearment (1983)

38. “Relax, all right? Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring; besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls. It’s more democratic.”
CRASH DAVIS (Kevin Costner) in Bull Durham (1988)

39. “I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads!”
DR. EVIL (Mike Myers) in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

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40. “I’m not bad; I’m just drawn that way.”
JESSICA RABBIT (Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

41. “You want me to strap her to the hood?…She’ll be fine. It’s not as if it’s going to rain or something.”
CLARK GRISWOLD (Chevy Chase) in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

42. “When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome. Then, of course, you spoke.”
CAROL CONNELLY (Helen Hunt) in As Good As It Gets (1997)

43. “When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side 1 of Led Zeppelin IV.”
MIKE DAMONE (Robert Romanus) in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

44. “I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture, and kill them.”
PRIVATE JOKER (Matthew Modine) in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

45. “Look at that! Look how she moves! That’s just like Jell-O on springs.”
JERRY (Jack Lemmon) in Some Like It Hot (1959)

46. “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
MAXWELL SCOTT (Carleton Young) in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

47. “Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.”
VIRGINIA WOOLF (Nicole Kidman) in The Hours (2003)

48. “Nobody’s looking for a puppeteer in today’s wintry economic climate.”
CRAIG SCHWARTZ (John Cusack) in Being John Malkovich (1999)

49. “Jerry, d’you know the human head weighs eight pounds?
RAY (Jonathan Lipnicki) in Jerry Maguire (1996)

50. “I can’t believe I gave my panties to a geek.”
SAMANTHA (Molly Ringwald) in Sixteen Candles (1984)

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