15 Most Memorable Lines from Movies

movienightsign-cindyfazziNot all great movies have memorable lines, and not all memorable lines come from great movies. But the latter stand the test of time because the quotes themselves live on.  

If you love films as much as my family does, then you’ll understand why our conversations are filled with lines from movies. A long face on Monday morning is begging for this comment: “Uh-oh, looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays” (from “Office Space”). A gaffe is likely to elicit a remark such as “You’re terrible, Muriel!” (“Muriel’s Wedding”).  When something goes wrong, whether it’s a misplaced key or the washing machine overflowing, the stress eases up a bit when someone says, “Houston, we have a problem!” (“Apollo 13”).

Top 15 Movie Quotes

In this article, I rounded up 15 of my favorite movie quotes. See how they compare with yours.

 “Gone with the Wind,” 1939

Rhett Butler: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

“Casablanca,” 1942

Rick: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

“All About Eve,” 1950

Margo Channing: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

“On the Waterfront,” 1954

Terry Malloy: “I could’ve been a contender. I could’ve been somebody instead of a bum.”

“Cool Hand Luke,” 1967

Prison Warden: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

“The Godfather,” 1972

Don Vito Corleone: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

“Taxi Driver,” 1976

Travis Bickle: “You talkin’ to me?

“The Godfather” Part III, 1990

Michael Corleone: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”

“The Last of the Mohicans,” 1992

Hawkeye: “You stay alive, no matter what occurs. I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you!”

“A Few Good Men,” 1992

Col. Nathan Jessup: “You can’t handle the truth!”

“Jerry Maguire,” 1996

Dorothy: “You had me at hello.”

Rod Tidwell: “Show me the money!”

“The Big Lebowski,” 1998

The Dude: “Yeah, well, like you know, that’s just your opinion, man.”

“Office Space,” 1999

Female employee: “Uh-oh, looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.”

“The Dark Knight,” 2008

The Joker: “Why so serious?”

Read the Hollywood Reporter’s list of 100 most popular movie quotes.

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  1. Not one line from the Breakfast Club?!?
    “Did you know without trigonometry, there’d be no engineering?”—Brian
    “Without lamps, there’d be no light.”—Bender
    “Could you describe the ruckus, sir?”—Brian
    “Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.”—Vernon

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