55 of Film’s Best One-Liners

Movie One Liners

Movies can produce great stories, enduring ideas, and catchy soundbites.

The following list has some of film’s most memorable and famous one-lines,

the movies they come from,
and the year they were produced.

Odds are that even if you’ve never seen some of these movies,

you’re familiar with some of these quotes.

These one-liners have transcended their original use and many have become a part of modern day vernacular.

1. Gone With the Wind, (1939), “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, (1939), “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

3. The Wizard of Oz, (1939), “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

4. The Wizard of Oz, (1939), “There’s no place like home.”

5. Casablanca, (1942), “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

6. Casablanca, (1942), “Play it again, Sam.”

7. Casablanca, (1942), “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

8. White Heat, (1949), “Made it, Ma. Top of the world.”

9. All About Eve, (1950), “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

10. Psycho, (1960), “We all go a little mad sometimes.”

11. Dr. No, (1962), “Bond. James Bond.”

12. Goldfinger, (1964), “Shaken – Not stirred.”

13. Cool Hand Luke, (1967), “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

14. Love Story, (1970), “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

15. Dirty Harry, (1971), “Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk.”

16. The Godfather, (1972), “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

17. Jaws, (1975), “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

18. Rocky, (1976), “Yo, Adrienne.”

19. Taxi Driver, (1976), “You talkin’ to me.”

20. Network, (1976), “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

21. Star Wars, (1977), “May the force be with you.”

22. National Lampoon’s Animal House, (1978), “Toga. Toga.”

23. Apocalypse Now, (1979), “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.”

24. The Shining, (1980), “He-e-e-e-re’s Johnny.”

25. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, (1982), “E.T. phone home.”

26. Scarface, (1983), “Say hello to my little friend.”

27. Sudden Impact, (1983), “Go ahead. Make my day.”

28. Karate Kid, (1984), “Wax on, wax off.”

29. The Terminator, (1984), “I’ll be back.”

30. The Terminator, (1984), “Hasta la vista, baby.”

31. Clue, (1985), “Men should be like Kleenex- soft, strong and disposable.”

32. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (1986), “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

33. Top Gun, (1986), “I feel the need – the need for speed.”

34. Dirty Dancing, (1987), “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

35. Die Hard, (1988), “Yippe-ki-yi-yay, Motherfucker.”

36. When Harry Met Sally, (1989), “I’ll have what she’s having.”

37. Dead Poets Society, (1989), “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

38. A Few Good Men, (1992), “You can’t handle the truth.”

39. A League of Their Own, (1992), “There’s no crying in baseball.”

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

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

42. Braveheart, (1995), “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”

43. Jerry Maguire, (1996), “Show me the money.”

44. Jerry Maguire, (1996), “You had me at ‘hello.’”

45. Titanic, (1997), “I’m the king of the world.”

46. The Sixth Sense, (1999), “I see dead people.”

47. Forrest Gump, (1994), “My mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you’re gonna get.”

48. Forrest Gump, (1994), “Stupid is as stupid does.”

49. Gladiator, (2002), “Are you not entertained?”

50. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, (2002), “My precious.”

51. Finding Nemo, (2003), “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.”

52. Mean Girls, (2004), “Get in loser. We’re going shopping.”

53. Brokeback Mountain, (2005), “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

54. 300, (2006), “Tonight we dine in hell.”

55. The Dark Knight, (2008), “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”