Sunday, November 20, 2005

Greatest Movie Lines . . . What's Missing?

You might have guessed that I kinda like movies. Recently, the American Film Institute published their list of the 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of all time, shown below.

My question for the comments box: What Great Quotes Were Overlooked?

1 Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
2 I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. THE GODFATHER 1972
3 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. ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
4 Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
5 Here's looking at you, kid. CASABLANCA 1942
6 Go ahead, make my day. SUDDEN IMPACT 1983
7 All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
8 May the Force be with you. STAR WARS 1977
9 Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night. ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
10 You talking to me? TAXI DRIVER 1976
11 What we've got here is failure to communicate. COOL HAND LUKE 1967
12 I love the smell of napalm in the morning. APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
13 Love means never having to say you're sorry. LOVE STORY 1970
14 The stuff that dreams are made of. THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
15 E.T. phone home. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
16 They call me Mister Tibbs! IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
17 Rosebud. CITIZEN KANE 1941
18 Made it, Ma! Top of the world! WHITE HEAT 1949
19 I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! NETWORK 1976
20 Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. CASABLANCA 1942
21 A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
22 Bond. James Bond. DR. NO 1962
23 There's no place like home. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
24 I am big! It's the pictures that got small. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
25 Show me the money! JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
26 Why don't you come up sometime and see me? SHE DONE HIM WRONG 1933
27 I'm walking here! I'm walking here! MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
28 Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.' CASABLANCA 1942
29 You can't handle the truth! A FEW GOOD MEN 1992
30 I want to be alone. GRAND HOTEL 1932
31 After all, tomorrow is another day! GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
32 Round up the usual suspects. CASABLANCA 1942
33 I'll have what she's having. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 1989
34 You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 1944
35 You're gonna need a bigger boat. JAWS 1975
36 Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges! THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
37 I'll be back. THE TERMINATOR 1984
38 Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES 1942
39 If you build it, he will come. FIELD OF DREAMS 1989
40 Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. FORREST GUMP 1994
41 We rob banks. BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
42 Plastics. THE GRADUATE 1967
43 We'll always have Paris. CASABLANCA 1942
44 I see dead people. THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
45 Stella! Hey, Stella! A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
46 Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars. NOW, VOYAGER 1942
47 Shane. Shane. Come back! SHANE 1953
48 Well, nobody's perfect. SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
49 It's alive! It's alive! FRANKENSTEIN 1931
50 Houston, we have a problem. APOLLO 13 1995
51 You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk? DIRTY HARRY 1971
52 You had me at "hello." JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
53 One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. ANIMAL CRACKERS 1930
54 There's no crying in baseball! A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN 1992
55 La-dee-da, la-dee-da. ANNIE HALL 1977
56 A boy's best friend is his mother. PSYCHO 1960
57 Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. WALL STREET 1987
58 Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. THE GODFATHER II 1974
59 As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again. GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
60 Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! SONS OF THE DESERT 1933
61 Say "hello" to my little friend! SCARFACE 1983
62 What a dump. BEYOND THE FOREST 1949
63 Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you? THE GRADUATE 1967
64 Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
65 Elementary, my dear Watson. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES 1939
66 Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape. PLANET OF THE APES 1968
67 Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. CASABLANCA 1942
68 Here's Johnny! THE SHINING 1980
69 They're here! POLTERGEIST 1982
70 Is it safe? MARATHON MAN 1976
71 Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! THE JAZZ SINGER 1927
72 No wire hangers, ever! MOMMIE DEAREST 1981
73 Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico? LITTLE CAESAR 1930
74 Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown. CHINATOWN 1974
75 I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
76 Hasta la vista, baby. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 1991
77 Soylent Green is people! SOYLENT GREEN 1973
78 Open the pod bay doors, HAL. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
79 Striker: Surely you can't be serious. Rumack: I am serious…and don't call me Shirley. AIRPLANE! 1980
80 Yo, Adrian! ROCKY 1976
81 Hello, gorgeous. FUNNY GIRL 1968
83 Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make. DRACULA 1931
84 Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast. KING KONG 1933
85 My precious. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS 2002
86 Attica! Attica! DOG DAY AFTERNOON 1975
87 Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star! 42ND STREET 1933
88 Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go! ON GOLDEN POND 1981
89 Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper. KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN 1940
90 A martini. Shaken, not stirred. GOLDFINGER 1964
91 Who's on first. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES 1945
92 Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole! CADDYSHACK 1980
93 Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! AUNTIE MAME 1958
94 I feel the need - the need for speed! TOP GUN 1986
95 Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. DEAD POETS SOCIETY 1989
96 Snap out of it! MOONSTRUCK 1987
97 My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
98 Nobody puts Baby in a corner. DIRTY DANCING 1987
99 I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
100 I'm king of the world! TITANIC 1997

Here are a few to start off:

"I am your father" THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 1980

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die." THE PRINCESS BRIDE 1987

"It's going to be a long night . . . And I don't particularly like the book I've started." NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959


Blogger angelmeg said...

I was very disappointed that there were no lines from Princess Bride on the list.


12:09 AM  
Blogger Susan Rose, CSJP said...

"I have a bad feeling about this" in every Star Wars Movie.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

If Dale Price (Dyspeptic Mutterings) were here, I have a feeling he would offer this one:

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman. He's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it."

---Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982).

11:21 AM  
Blogger Chris T. said...

Here are a few of mine:

And I guess that was your accomplice in the woodchipper. FARGO 1996

I apologize... for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. And you can go to hell before I apologize to you now or ever again! PATHS OF GLORY, 1957

"Good, better, best, bested." How do you like that for a declension? WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966

You're all flops. I am the Earth Mother, and you are all flops. WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? 1966

Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you're goddamn right I'm living in the past! THE BIG LEBOWSKI 1998

(There are a ton of great quotes from that movie that are probably worded a little too strongly for polite company.)

And I know this isn't quite fair, since the AFI list is all quotes from English-language films, but I really do think this is a great quote from one of the greatest films of all time:

Happiness is where people understand you. WE'LL LIVE UNTIL MONDAY (USSR 1968)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Don't forget this one from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986:

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.

Chris, you're right, the Big Lebowski is a goldmine!

2:07 PM  
Blogger JohnE said...

You're in no position disagree with me, boy. I got a loaded .45 here. You got pimples.

Lt. Colonel Frank Slade, SCENT OF A WOMAN 1992

8:26 AM  
Blogger mamagiglio said...

Licensed by the goverment of the United Nations to kill groundhogs...

He's a Cinderella boy, former greenskeeper about to win at Augusta National...
Both from Caddyshack.

My favorite on the list is "Soylent Green is people!" I watched that special on Bravo and while I am sure the movie was serious, the moment that Charlton Heston delivers that line is so campy, I nearly fell out of my chair laughing.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

I used this one in a Gospel reflection once:

"You make me want to be a better man"


1:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Nixon said...

Okay, I'm going to reveal my weakness for excessively violent action movies...

"Yippe-tay-ay-ee motherf-----r" DIE HARD

"Go ahead. Make my day."

"I'm gonna get medieval on yo ass!"

"Get off my plane!"

"It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."

3:12 PM  
Anonymous "omis" said...

A few of my favorites:

"Be gone! You have no power in this place!"

--Wizard of Oz

"I'm bigger than you, I'm stronger than you, and I will always beat you."

--Mommie Dearest

Marlin: I promised I'd never let anything happen to him.
Dory: Hmm. That's a funny thing to promise.
Marlin: What?
Dory: Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo.

--Finding Nemo

"I am a kittennnnnnnnn,"

--View from the Top

I suppose a couple of those aren't so memorable to mose people, though.

4:10 PM  
Blogger St. Valdez said...

When you quoted this line:

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die." THE PRINCESS BRIDE 1987

You forgot the best part: "Hallo"

And then there's the one word from Sam Wise Gamgi(sp): "Po-Ta-Toes!" The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers

2:36 PM  
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

From THE BLUES BROTHERS: We're on a mission from God.

From IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.

7:32 AM  

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