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The 10 Most Quotable Films in Movie History

The Princess Bride
Image Credit: Sony Pictures.

What are some of the most quotable films in your life? Is there a movie you and your family or friends quote faithfully and laugh at together? For example, my dad and I often recited lines from Captain Ron. 

However, it’s certainly not one of the most quoted (it should be). Nonetheless, after a Redditor asked for the most quotable movies of all time, these are the top-voted answers.

1. The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather is a masterpiece that tops many best-movie lists. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino both have their fair share of unforgettable quotes.

Here are some popular ones:

  • “Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.”
  • “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
  • “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” (if you say it in your best Marlon Brando voice, it multiplies the intensity).
  • “Great men are not born great. They grow great.”
  • “A friend should always underestimate your virtues, and an enemy overestimates your faults.”

2. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python And The Holy Grail is as ridiculous as it is hilarious. And it’s a cult classic film with many quotable favorites, including:

  • “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”
  • ‘We are the Knights who say ni!”
  • “Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?”
  • “On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot; tis a silly place!”
  • “I fart in your general direction.”

3. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

The Emperor’s New Groove is an underrated Disney film to many, who insist, “It’s the funniest Disney film ever.” Here are the top-voted quotes:

  • “No touchy!”
  • “Tell us where the talking llama is, or we’ll burn your house to the ground!”
  • “I gotta go wash something.”
  • “MY SPINACH PUFFS!”
  • “Hey, I’ve been turned into a cow. Can I go home?”

4. Airplane! (1980)

Surely (inside joke for those in the know), a movie quotes list cannot be called complete without adding Airplane! So here are the top-voted quotes:

  • “Surely you can’t be serious.” “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”
  • “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”
  • “I flew single-engine fighters in the Air Force, but this plane has four engines. It’s an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.”
  • “First time?” “No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.”
  • “By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?”

5. Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls has a cult following, its own day (October 3rd), and features several recitable lines, including:

  • “Oh my god, Karen, you can’t just ask someone why they are White!”
  • “That’s so fetch!” “Stop trying to make fetch happen.”
  • “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”
  • “She doesn’t even go here!”
  • “I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom!” 

6. The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride
Image Credit: Sony Pictures.

The Princess Bride was regaled as a masterpiece by many and has been watched and rewatched by fans for decades. Robin Wright’s performance was noted as brilliant. Here are the best quotes:

  • “Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid or something like that?” “Oh no, it’s just that they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”
  • “You seem like a decent fellow; I hate to kill you.” “You seem a decent fellow; I hate to die.”
  • “Anybody want a peanut?”
  • “Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.”
  • “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

7. The Big Lebowski (1998)

Many in the thread suggest the way Jeff Bridges delivers dialogues as the world’s laziest, laid-back dude makes you want to use them every day.

  • “Yeah? Well, you know, that’s just like, uh, your opinion, man.”
  • “Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”
  • “That rug really tied the room together. Did it not?”
  • “The Dude abides.”
  • “Just take it easy, man.”

8. The Blues Brothers (1980)

Many agree that this musical comedy has a lot of punchlines. Here are the top-voted quotes:

  • “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.” “Hit it.”
  • “Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.”
  • “Are you the police?” “No, ma’am, we’re musicians.”
  • “You have filthy mouths and bad attitudes.”
  • “That ain’t no Hank Williams song. Rawhide!”

9. Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club is one of the most recommended films on the internet and delivers many quotable lines, including: 

  • “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.”
  • “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” 
  • “I don’t want to die without any scars.”
  • “This is your life, and it’s ending one moment at a time.”
  • “The things you used to own, now they own you.”

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10. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith made it onto the list of the most quotable films ever. Here are the top quotes:

  • “Only the Sith deals in absolutes!”
  • “You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force… not leave it in darkness!”
  • “Your new empire!?”
  • “YOU WILL NOT TAKE HER FROM ME!”
  • “Nooooooooooo!”

We hope you enjoyed this Reddit recommendation list of the most quotable films in cinematic history. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.

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