The 100 Most Iconic Movie Quotes Ever

Nothing cements a film in the pantheon of cinematic history like a good movie quote. Testaments to brilliant screenwriting and careful consideration of wordplay that would define genres, start franchises, analyze the human condition, make us laugh/love/cry, or become pop culture-iconic, CLC has curated the ultimate list of one-liner royalty: the Top 100 Movie Quotes Of All-Time.

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‘Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold’ – The Godfather (1972)

‘Look: Up In The Sky! It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane!’ – Superman (1978)

‘We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams’ – Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

‘I Might’ve Been A Great Man, Had I Not Been Rich / Rosebud’ – Citizen Kane (1941)

‘You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain’ – The Dark Knight

‘The Name’s Bond. James Bond’ – Dr. No

‘What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?’ – Scream

‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend!’ – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

‘If Everything Is Imperfect In This World, Love Is Perfect In Its Imperfection’ – The Seventh Seal

‘You’re A Wizard, Harry’ – Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets (2001)

‘A Laugh Can Be A Very Powerful Thing – Why, Sometimes In Life, It’s The Only Weapon We Have’ – Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

‘Yippie-Ki-Yay, Motherf*****!’ – Die Hard

‘I’ve Killed Everything That Walks Or Crawls At One Point Or Another, And I’ve Come To Kill You’ – The Unforgiven (1992)

‘They Call It A Royale With Cheese’ – Pulp Fiction

‘Your Scientists Were So Preocupied With Whether They Could, That They Never Stopped To Ask Whether They Should‘ – Jurassic Park (1993)

‘Listen To Them: The Children Of The Night. What [Sweet] Music They Make’ – Dracula (1931)

‘Life Is So Beautiful That Death Has Fallen In Love With It: A Jealous, Possessive Love That Grabs What It Can’ – Life Of Pi

‘Luke, I Am Your Father’ – Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back

‘The Korova Milk Bar Sold MIlk, Plus Vellocet, Sythemesc, Or Dencom … Which Made You Ready For A Bit Of The Old Ultra-Violence’ – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

‘People Should Not Be Afraid Of Their Governments; Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People’ – V For Vendetta

‘Death Has Come To Your Little Town, Sheriff’ – Halloween (1978)

‘Toto, I’ve [Got] A Feeling We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore’ – The Wizard Of Oz

‘Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Falling, But Rising Every Time We Fall’ – Rocky

‘Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads!’ – Back To The Future

‘When He Looks At Me, He Does Not Know What I Lack – Or That I Am Incomplete; He Sees For What I Am.. As I Am’ – The Shape Of Water (2017)

‘A Man Cannot Live By Two Names’ – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)

‘Some Day, And That Day May Never Come, I Will Call Upon You To Do A Service For Me … But Until That Day, Accept This Justice As A Gift’ – The Godfather (1972)

‘Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!’ – Home Alone

‘I Used To Think My Life Was A Tragedy; Now I Realize: It’s A Comedy’ – Joker (2019)

‘Open The Pod Bay Doors, HAL; You Know I Can’t Do That, Dave’ – 2001: A Space Odyssey

‘What If I Told You.. That Everything You Know Is A Lie’ – The Matrix

‘Women Have Minds And Souls As Well As Hearts – I’m Sick Of Hearing People Say Love Is All A Woman Is Fit For’ – Little Women (2019)

‘There’s No Law West Of Dodge, And No God West Of The Pecos’ – Chisum

‘When You Realize You Want To Spend The Rest Of Your Life With Somebody, You Want The Rest Of Your Life To Start As Soon As Possible’ – When Harry Met Sally

‘It’s Alivvvve! It’s ALIVE!’ – Frankenstein (1931)

‘I Think This Is The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship’ – Casablanca

‘The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled Was Convincing The World He Didn’t Exist’ – The Usual Suspects

‘Ah, I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning’ – Apocalypse Now

‘I Don’t Know How To Put This.. But I’m Kind Of A Big Deal. I Have Many Leather-Bound Books And My Apartment Smells Of Rich Mahogany!’ – Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ – Field Of Dreams

‘Everything The Light Touches Is Our Kingdom’ – The Lion King

‘Sometimes We Love People So Much That We Have To Numb Ourselves To It. Because If We Actually Felt How Much We Love Them, It Might Kill Us’ – Riding In Cars With Boys

‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ – Taxi Driver

‘Heeeeere’s Johnny!’ / ‘All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy’ – The Shining

‘We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’ – Jaws

‘Big Man In A Suit Of Armor; Take That Away And What Are You? Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist’ – The Avengers (2012)

‘You Have To Ask Yourself One Question: Do Ya Feel Lucky Punk? Well, Do Ya?’ – Dirty Harry (1971)

‘Say Hello To My Little Friend!’ – Scarface

‘ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!’ – Gladiator (2000)

‘Murder, My Sweet’ – Murder, My Sweet

‘What Are You?! I’m Batman.’ – Batman (1989)

‘Gentlemen, You Had My Curiosity – But Now You Have My Attention’ – Django Unchained

‘I’ve Crossed Oceans Of Time To Find You’ – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

‘Snakes?! Why’d It Have To Be Snakes?’ – Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark

‘Hasta La Vista, Baby’ – Terminator II: Judgment Day

‘This Is Madness.. No, THIS IS SPARTA!’ – 300

‘Every Time A Bell Rings, An Angel Gets His Wings’ – It’s A Wonderful Life

‘We’re All A Bit Mad Here’ – Alice In Wonderland

‘See There’s Two Kinds Of People In This Worlds: Those With Loaded Guns & Those Who Dig. You Dig.’ – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

‘You Think You’re Wicked Smaht Because You Read Your [Textbook] And Regurgitate It On Paper, Huh?’ – Good Will Hunting (1997)

‘I Don’t Know Who You Are, But If You Don’t Let My Daughter Go: I Will Find You, And I Will Kill You’ – Taken

‘You Want To Dance With The Devil In The Cold Moonlight?’ – Batman (1989)

‘Houston, We Have A Problem’ – Apollo 13 (1995)

‘My Whole Life, I Always Wanted To Be A Gangster’ – Goodfellas (1990)

‘This Is Not ‘Nam. This Is Bowling. There Are Rules!’ – The Big Lebowski (1998)

‘They’re heeeeere’ – Poltergeist (1982)

‘It Wasn’t The Airplanes; It Was Beauty That Killed The Beast’ – King Kong (1933)

‘The First Rule Of Fight Club Is: Don’t Talk About Fight Club’ – Fight Club

‘Take The Gun, Leave The Cannoli’ – The Godfather, Pt. II (1974)

‘Look At Her, She Wouldn’t Even Harm A Fly’ – Psycho (1960)

‘I’ll Be Back’ – Terminator (1984)

‘May The Force Be With You’ – Star Wars (1977)

‘After All, Tomorrow Is Another Day’ – Gone With The Wind (1939)

‘Life Moves Fast. If You Don’t Stop And Look Around Every Once In A While, You Might Miss It’ – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

‘Why Are You Doing This?’ ‘Because You Were Home’ – The Strangers

‘May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor’ – The Hunger Games

‘Mr. Demille, I’m Ready For My Close-Up’ – Sunset Boulevard (1950)

‘E.T. Phone Home’ – E.T. (1982)

‘The Truth? You Can’t Handle The Truth! – A Few Good Men (1992)

‘Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates, You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get’ – Forrest Gump

‘I See Dead People’ – The Sixth Sense (1999)

‘I Am Iron Man’ – Iron Man (2008) / Avengers: Endgame (2019)

‘Elementary, My Dear Watson’ – The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

‘Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damned Dirty Ape’ – Planet Of The Apes (1968)

‘Surely You Can’t Be Serious.’ ‘I Am Serious, And Don’t Call Me Shirley’ – Airplane! (1980)

‘Precioussss’ – Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

‘A Martini, Shaken Not Stirred’ – Goldfinger (1962)

‘Carpe Diem: Seize The Day, Boys’ – Dead Poets Society

‘You Stay Classy, San Diego’ – Anchorman (2001)

‘I’m The King Of The World!’ – Titanic (1997)

‘You Complete Me’ – Jerry Maguire (1996)

‘Gentlemen, You Can’t Fight In Here! This Is The War Room!’ – Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)

‘Goooooood Morning, Vietnam!’ – Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

‘I’m Having An Old Friend For Dinner’ – The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

‘Fasten Your Seatbelts, It’s Going To Be A Bumpy Ride!’ – All About Eve (1950)

‘To Infinity And Beyond!’ – Toy Story (2001)

‘We’ll Always Have Paris!’ – Casablanca

‘Why So Serious?’ – The Dark Knight (2008)

‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’ – Spider-Man (2002)

‘I Don’t Know Which Species Is Worse … At Least [The Xenomorphs] Don’t F*** Eachother Over For A Percentage’ – Aliens (1986)