The 100 Greatest Movie Quotes

After much deliberation, here are Definitive Dose’s picks for the 100 most memorable, iconic, and downright quotable movie quotes of the past fifty years….

  1. “Make him an offer he can’t refuse.”–The Godfather
  2. “May the force be with you”–Star Wars
  3. “Go ahead, make my day.”–Sudden Impact
  4. “I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner.”–Silence of the Lambs
  5. “The truth? You can’t handle the truth!”–A Few Good Men
  6. “Bond. James Bond.”–James Bond
  7. “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” —Forrest Gump
  8. “Heeeere’s Johnny!”–The Shining
  9. “Say hello to my little friend!”–Scarface
  10. “If you have a milkshake and I have a milkshake and I have a straw and my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!”–There Will Be Blood
  11. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”–Apocalypse Now
  12. “My precious.”–Lord of the Rings
  13. “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 one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”–Dirty Harry
  14. “You talkin’ to me?”–Taxi Driver
  15. “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”–Network
  16. “Yippee kay-ay motherfucker”–Die Hard
  17. “And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”–Pulp Fiction
  18. “E.T.  Phone home” –E.T the Extra-Terrrestrial
  19. “Freeedooooom!!”–Braveheart
  20. “I see dead people.” —The Sixth Sense
  21. “I’ll be back.” —Terminator
  22. “Houston, we have problem”–Apollo 13
  23. “Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.”–Dazed and Confused
  24. What’s in the box?!!”–Se7en
  25. “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”–The Godfather II
  26. “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.”–The Usual Suspects
  27. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” –Wall Street
  28. “Show me the money!”–Jerry Maguire
  29. “Yes they deserve to die and I hope they burn in hell!!”–A Time to Kill
  30. “What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss?”–No Country For Old Men
  31. “Juuuuust a bit outside.”–Major League
  32. “You’re going to need a bigger boat” –Jaws
  33. “These go to eleven”–Spinal Tap
  34. “I have had it with these motherfuckin’ snakes on this motherfuckin’ plane!”–Snakes on a Plane
  35. “If you build it, he will come”–Field of Dreams
  36. “Yo, Adrian!”–Rocky
  37. “I guess it comes down to one choice really.  Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin'”–The Shawshank Redemption
  38. “Are you not entertained?!!!!!” –Gladiator
  39. “Heineken?!! Fuck that shit.  Pabst Blue Ribbon!!–Blue Velvet
  40. “It’s not your fault.” —Good Will Hunting
  41. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”–Back to the Future
  42. “Wax on.  Wax off.”–The Karate Kid
  43. “I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?” —Goodfellas
  44. “Attica! Attica! –Dog Day Afternoon
  45. “I’m the king of the world!”–Titanic
  46. “King Kong ain’t got shit on me!”–Training Day
  47. “I wanted to see exotic Vietnam… the crown jewel of Southeast Asia. I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture… and kill them.”–Full Metal Jacket
  48. “This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.”–Fight Club
  49. “When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?”–The Departed
  50. “He’s not the Messiah.  He’s a very naughty boy!”–Life of Brian
  51. “Warriooors. Come out and plaaaay”–Warriors
  52. “I feel the need–the need for speed.”–Top Gun
  53. “Aaaallllrighty then”–Ace Ventura
  54. “Now. Where was I?”–Memento
  55. “I like them French fried potaters.”–Sling Blade
  56. “Why so serious?”–The Dark Knight
  57. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”–The Godfather III
  58. “I told that Kraut a fuckin thousand times, I don’t roll on shabbos!!”–The Big Lebowski
  59. “There’s no crying in baseball!” –A League of Their Own
  60. “Whoo-ah!”–Scent of a Woman
  61. “Pop quiz, hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?”–Speed
  62. “I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal…people know me…I’m very important.  I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”–Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  63. “Do you like scary movies?”–Scream
  64. “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”–Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  65. “We have an old saying in Delta House: don’t get mad, get even.”–Animal House
  66. “I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin’ else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got heroin?”–Trainspotting
  67. “You have smoked yourself retarded”–Half Baked
  68. “I wish I knew how to quit you.”  –Brokeback Mountain
  69. “I am serious.  And don’t call me Shirley.”  –Airplane!
  70. “It’s good to be the king.”–History of the World: Part 1
  71. “Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die! –The Princess Bride
  72. “Get in my belly.”–Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  73. “I have no legs. I have no legs. I have no legs. I have no legs. May God bless you. I have no legs…”–Kids
  74. “That’s right. I’ve killed women and children. I’ve killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.”–Unforgiven
  75. “You’re killin me smalls”–The Sandlot
  76. “I am a golden god!”–Almost Famous
  77. “One time at band camp…”–American Pie
  78. “Bring out your dead.”–Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  79. “America. Fuck yea!”–Team America: World Police
  80. “Look what ya did ya little jerk!”–Home Alone
  81. “Excuse me while I whip this out.”–Blazing Saddles
  82. “RU-DY! RU-DY! RU-DY!”–Rudy
  83. “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and completely redeem yourself!”–Dumb and Dumber
  84. “I have nipples, Greg, could you milk me?”–Meet the Parents
  85. “Nobody puts baby in a corner.”–Dirty Dancing
  86. “Cinderella story.  Outta nowhere.  A groundskeeper, now about to become the Master’s champion.  It looks like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”–Caddyshack
  87. “We’re on a mission from God.”–The Blues Brothers
  88. “Beatlejuice!  Beatlejuice!  Beatlejuice!”–Beatlejuice
  89. “We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.”–Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  90. “We came, we saw, we kicked it’s ass.”–Ghostbusters
  91. “You drop a pass, you run a mile. You miss a blocking assignment, you run a mile. You fumble the football, and i will break my foot off in your John Brown hind parts and then you will run a mile. Perfection. Let’s go to work.”–Remember the Titans
  92. “Free your mind, your ass will follow.”–Platoon
  93. “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”–Billy Madison
  94. “Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler.”–Office Space
  95. “To infinity, and beyond.”–Toy Story
  96. “Come out, come out, wherever you are!”–Cape Fear
  97. “If you’re gonna spew, spew into this.”–Wayne’s World
  98. “He may have advanced dilusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage.  But he is a very gentle person!”--Me, Myself, and Irene
  99. “Feel the rhythm!  Feel the rhyme!  Get on up, it’s bobsled time! COOL RUNNINGS!”–Cool Runnings
  100. “Never underestimate the power of denial.”–American Beauty