25 Favorite Movie Quotesby IMDb-Editors | created - 17 Mar 2014 | updated - 15 Apr 2014 | Public
Here's a look at some of the most memorable movie quotes that jumped to mind when thinking about our favorite classic films. Enjoy!
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1. 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: 474,692 | Gross: $1.02M
Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
2. 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: 263,573 | Gross: $198.68M
Rhett Butler: Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,048,656 | Gross: $290.48M
Darth Vader: ...No, I am your father.
4. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 777,970 | Gross: $44.02M
Jack Torrance: Heeere's Johnny!
5. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 727,254 | Gross: $38.40M
The Terminator: I'll be back!
Kyle Reese: Come with me if you want to live.
6. Say Anything... (1989)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.
Votes: 76,365 | Gross: $20.78M
Lloyd Dobler: I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.
7. 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: 1,435,312 | Gross: $134.97M
Peter Clemenza: Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
8. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 902,550 | Gross: $46.84M
Tommy DeVito: ...but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you?
9. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,502,075 | Gross: $171.48M
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet (Jodie Foster) must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to help catch another serial killer (Ted Levine), a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,128,966 | Gross: $130.74M
Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
11. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 2,091,383 | Gross: $28.34M
Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
12. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 903,980 | Gross: $23.34M
Verbal: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
13. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,634,838 | Gross: $107.93M
Jules: Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,504,696 | Gross: $315.54M
Gollum: My precious.
15. 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: 1,603,929 | Gross: $330.25M
Forrest Gump: "My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
16. 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: 37,069 | Gross: $67.64M
Harry Callahan: Go ahead, make my day.
17. 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.
Howard Beale: I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!
18. 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: 508,898 | Gross: $260.00M
Martin Brody: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
19. 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: 99,733 | Gross: $64.43M
Shoeless Joe Jackson: If you build it, he will come.
20. 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: 842,217 | Gross: $293.51M
Cole Sear: I see dead people.
21. 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: 245,130 | Gross: $173.84M
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem.
22. The Graduate (1967)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Votes: 237,393 | Gross: $104.95M
Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?
23. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Votes: 155,753 | Gross: $33.40M
George Taylor: Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.
24. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 174,624 | Gross: $0.62M
Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.