AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes Nominations Self Versionby jordanhores | created - 02 Apr 2016 | updated - 15 Jul 2018 | Public
This list is a list of the AFI's top 100 movie quote nominations. These movies are based on versatility, iconic status, critical acclaim and cultural influence. Excluding critically mixed/panned/negative films and replaced with ones that should have been nominated with quotes. Ranked orderly, but only including movies once as some have multiple nominated quotes and number of the quotes. Total=400
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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 269,806 | Gross: $198.68M
5 "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.." -Rhett Butler "After all, tomorrow is another day!"-Scarlett O'Hara "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."-Scarlett O'Hara "Fiddle-dee-dee."-Scarlett O'Hara "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies."-Prissy
2. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,483,167 | Gross: $134.97M
3 "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." -Vito Corleone "Leave the gun. Take the cannolis."-Pete Clemenza "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."-Pete Clemenza
3. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Votes: 131,790 | Gross: $9.60M
1 "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."-Terry Malloy
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 357,527 | Gross: $2.08M
6 "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."-Dorothy Gale "There's no place like home."-Dorothy Gale "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!" -Wicked Witch of the West "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"-Dorothy Gale, Scarecrow & the Tin Man "I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!"-The Wicked Witch of the West "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"-The Wizard of Oz
5. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 488,036 | Gross: $1.02M
7 "Here's looking at you, kid."-Rick Blaine "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."-Rick Blaine "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By."-Ilsa Lund "Round up the usual suspects."-Capt. Louis Renault "We'll always have Paris."-Rick Blaine "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."-Rick Blaine "Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world."-Rick Blaine
6. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 37,977 | Gross: $67.64M
Dirty Harry 1 * "Go ahead, make my day."-Harry Callahan
7. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.
3 "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."-Norma Desmond "I am big! It's the pictures that got small."-Norma Desmond "We didn't need dialogue. We had faces."-Norma Desmond
8. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,148,012 | Gross: $322.74M
2 "May the Force be with you."-Han Solo "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."-Princess Leia
9. All About Eve (1950)
Passed | 138 min | Drama
An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 112,264 | Gross: $0.01M
1 "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."-Margo Channing
10. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 661,833 | Gross: $28.26M
1 * "You talkin' to me?"-Travis Bickle
11. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
Votes: 151,915 | Gross: $16.22M
1 "What we've got here is failure to communicate."-Captain
12. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 563,630 | Gross: $83.47M
1 "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."-Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore
13. Love Story (1970)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.
Votes: 27,813 | Gross: $106.40M
1 * "Love means never having to say you're sorry." -Oliver Barrett IV
14. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 142,696 | Gross: $2.11M
2 "The stuff that dreams are made of."-Sam Spade "You're good, you're very good."-Sam Spade
15. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 345,285 | Gross: $435.11M
1 "E.T. phone home."-E.T.
16. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 62,024 | Gross: $24.38M
1 "They call me Mister Tibbs!"-Virgil Tibbs
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.
Votes: 372,168 | Gross: $1.59M
1 "Rosebud."-Charles Foster Kane
18. White Heat (1949)
Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist.
1 "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"-Arthur "Cody" Jarrett
19. Network (1976)
R | 121 min | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
1 "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"-Howard Beale
20. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,170,582 | Gross: $130.74M
2 "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." -Dr. Hannibal Lecter "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner."-Dr. Hannibal Lecter
21. Dr. No (1962)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Votes: 137,003 | Gross: $16.07M
1 "Bond. James Bond."-James Bond
22. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Votes: 226,962 | Gross: $153.95M
3 * "Show me the money!"-Rod Tidwell "You had me at 'hello."-Dorothy Boyd "You complete me."-Jerry Maguire
23. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member.
Votes: 5,040 | Gross: $2.00M
1 "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"-Lady Lou
24. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama, Western
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
Votes: 93,289 | Gross: $44.79M
1 "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"-"Ratso" Rizzo
25. A Few Good Men (1992)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.
Votes: 219,282 | Gross: $141.34M
1 * "You can't handle the truth!"-Col. Nathan R. Jessup
26. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 16,063 | Gross: $2.69M
1 "I want to be alone."-Grusinskaya
27. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 181,423 | Gross: $92.82M
2 -"I'll have what she's having."-Customer -"But I would be proud...-Harry Burns "But I would be proud...-Sally Albright "...to partake...-Harry Burns "...to partake...-Sally Albright "...of your pecan pie.-Harry Burns " ...of your pecan pie.-Sally Albright
28. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
1 "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."-Marie "Slim" Browning
29. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Votes: 519,611 | Gross: $260.00M
1 "You're gonna need a bigger boat."-Martin Brody
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 106,156 | Gross: $5.01M
1 "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"-"Gold Hat"
31. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1984, a human soldier is tasked to stop an indestructible cyborg killing machine, both sent from 2029, from executing a young woman, whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation.
Votes: 752,346 | Gross: $38.40M
1 * "I'll be back."-The Terminator
32. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.
1 "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth."-Lou Gehrig
33. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 101,911 | Gross: $64.43M
1 "If you build it, he will come."-Shoeless Joe Jackson
34. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,663,776 | Gross: $330.25M
2 "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."-Forrest Gump "Mama says, “Stupid is as stupid does.”-Forrest Gump
35. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
1 "We rob banks."-Clyde Barrow
36. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 242,195 | Gross: $104.95M
2 "Plastics."-Mr. Maguire "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"-Benjamin Braddock
37. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 862,082 | Gross: $293.51M
1 "I see dead people."-Cole Sear
38. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 93,330 | Gross: $8.00M
2 "Stella! Hey, Stella!"-Stanley Kowalski "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."-Blanche DuBois
39. Now, Voyager (1942)
Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.
1 "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."-Charlotte Vale
40. Shane (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Votes: 34,317 | Gross: $20.00M
1 "Shane. Shane. Come back!"-Joey Starrett
41. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 226,687 | Gross: $25.00M
2 "Well, nobody's perfect."-Osgood Fielding III "Look at that! Look how she moves. That’s just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex!"-Jerry
42. Frankenstein (1931)
Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
1 "It's alive! It's alive!"-Henry Frankenstein
43. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 251,542 | Gross: $173.84M
1 "Houston, we have a problem."-Jim Lovell
44. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
1 "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"-Harry Callahan
45. Animal Crackers (1930)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
1 "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."-Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding
46. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 86,160 | Gross: $107.53M
1 "There's no crying in baseball!"-Jimmy Dugan
47. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance