The 50 Most Memorable Movie Quotes From The Last 30 Years* (1980-2012*)


50) “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.” — Blues Brothers (1980)

49) “Do you like scary movies?” — Scream (1996)

48) “Why so serious?” — The Dark Knight (2008)

47) “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” — The Notebook (2004)

46) “You call that a knife? That’s not a knife. This is a knife.” — Crocodile Dundee (1986)

45) “Heeere’s Johnny!” — The Shining (1980)

44) “What’s in the box?” — Seven (1995)

43) “Get in my belly.” — Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

42) “I’m king of the world!” — Titanic (1997)

41) Lt. Aldo Raine: “We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. And the German won’t not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. And the German will be sickened by us, and the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us. And when the German closes their eyes at night and they’re tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with. Sound good?”

The Basterds: “YES, SIR!”

Lt. Aldo Raine: “That’s what I like to hear. But I got a word of warning for all you would-be warriors. When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me personally. Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps. And I want my scalps. And all y’all will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis. Or you will die tryin’.” — Inglourious Basterds (2009)

40) “This one time, at band camp…” — American Pie (1999)

39) “I aim to misbehave.” — Serenity (2005)

38) “Good, bad, I’m the one with the gun.” — Army of Darkness (1992)

37) “Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb.” — Space Balls (1987)

36) “This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’… and I’ll whisper ‘no.'” – Watchmen (2009)

35) “You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently, my cycloptic colleague informs me that that can’t be done. Can you remind me what I pay you people for? Honestly, throw me a bone here. What do we have?” — Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

34) “I have had it with these motherf*ckin’ snakes on this motherf*ckin’ plane!” — Snakes on a Plane (2006)

33) “Either get busy living, or get busy dying.” — The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

32) “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!” — The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

31) “There’s no crying in baseball!” — A League of Their Own (1992)

30) “I wish I knew how to quit you.” — Brokeback Mountain (2005)

29) “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.” — Ghostbusters (1984)

28) “But I’m funny how? I mean, funny like I’m a clown? I amuse you?” — GoodFellas (1990)

27) “Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? ….I lied.” — Commando (1985)

26) “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

25) “I am Ripper… Tearer… Slasher… Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength… and Lust… and Power! I AM BEOWULF!” – Beowulf (2007)

24) “I ain’t got time to bleed.” – Predator (1987)

23) “Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and F*ck the prom queen.” — The Rock (1996)

22) “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick *ss…and I’m all out of bubble gum.” — They Live (1988)

21) “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — The Princess Bride (1987)

20) “All right Clanton, you called down the thunder and now you’ve got it. You see that? It says United States Marshall. Take a good look at him Ike because that’s how your gonna end up. The cowboys are finished you understand me? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur, run, tell all the other curs that law is coming, you tell I’m coming, and Hell’s coming with me you hear? Hell’s coming with me.” — Tombstone (1993)

19) “Sometimes you have to say, ‘What the f*ck!’ Make your move!” — Risky Business (1983)

18) “I see dead people.” — The Sixth Sense (1999)

17) “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” — The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

16) “E.T. phone home.” — E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

15) “Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: someone yells ‘stop!’, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: No shirts, no shoes. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.” — Fight Club (1999)

14) “If you build it, he will come.” — Field of Dreams (1989)

13) “Show me the money!” — Jerry Maguire (1996)

12) “Houston, we have a problem.” — Apollo 13 (1995)

11) “Yippy-ki-yay mother-f*cka.” — Die Hard (1988)

10) “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” — Wall Street (1987)

9) “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” — Forrest Gump (1994)

8) “Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… For tonight, we dine in hell!” — 300 (2006)

7) “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” — The Matrix (1999)

6) Mongol General: “What is best in life?” Conan: “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!” — Conan (1982)

5) “I’ll be back.” — The Terminator (1984)

4) “You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ‘em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I’d rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!” — A Few Good Men (1992)

3) “Say hello to my little friend.” — Scarface (1983)

2) “With great power comes great responsibility.” — Spider-Man (2002)

1) “Go ahead, make my day.” — Sudden Impact (1983)

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