Long before classic TV shows created memorable catchphrases like "to the moon, Alice!", or "Heeere's Johnny!", Hollywood was entertaining generations with performances and movie quotes that stuck in the collective memory.
Today, thanks to late-night reruns, DVDs and YouTube, the best movie quotes can be shared and appreciated by generations of movie fans. Who doesn't remember these funniest, most insulting, or most dramatic lines from classic Hollywood films?
— MOST DRAMATIC MOVIE QUOTES—
But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well ... do ya, punk?
- Harry Callahan (played by Clint Eastwood) in Dirty Harry (1971)
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
- TV anchor Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) in Network (1976)
"I'm going to give him an offer he can't refuse." Don Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) in The Godfather (1972)
"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
Chief Martin Brody (played by Roy Scheider) in Jaws (1975)
"Say hello to my little friend!"
Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) in Scarface (1983)
"I'll be back."
The Terminator (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), The Terminator (1984))
"You can't handle the truth!"
Colonel Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) in A Few Good Men (1992)
— FUNNIEST MOVIE QUOTES—
"I fart in your general direction! You mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"
French solider (played by John Cleese) in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
Captain Steve McCroskey (played by Lloyd Bridges) in Airplane! (1980)
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
Inigo Montoya (played by Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride (1987)
"I'll have what she's having."
a female diner (played by Estelle Reiner) in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
"I'm here to amuse you?"
mobster Tommy DeVito (played by Joe Pesci) in GoodFellas (1990)
— MOST INSULTING MOVIE QUOTES—
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler (played by Clark Gable) in Gone with the Wind (1939)
"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man." femme fatale Matty Walker (played by Kathleen Turner) in Body Heat (1981)
"I'll explain. And I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand you warthog-faced buffoon." Westley (played by Cary Elwes) in Princess Bride (1987)
"Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs!" Wanda (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
"You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers." Ulysses Everett McGill (played by George Clooney) in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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Around the Web, find more from favorite comedies, action films, romances, along with other classic lines from the Golden Age of Hollywood ...
Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time - Read 'em all here, arranged by category including Top Ten best, most popular, famous, worst, most misquoted, and more with many including audio files, from filmsite.org.
AFI's 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes
- Wikipedia entry with a survey from the American Film Institute including "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!", "Yo, Adrian!", "Hasta la vista, baby" and more of the top famous or popular quotes of all time with related references.
Reel Life Wisdom - A big compendium of poignant quotes by category with lines on facing adversity, regrets, finding love, war and peace, and more inspiration for living from the movies.
Funny Movie Quotes - Scroll down to a big list of famous funny quotes by movie title including best lines from Blazing Saddles, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, .Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, and more.