The 100 Most Iconic Movie Quotes Ever

Nothing cements a film in the pantheon of cinema history like a timeless quote. Testaments to brilliant screenwriting and careful consideration of wordplay that defines genres, starts franchises, analyzes the human condition, makes us laugh/love/cry, or becomes iconic in pop culture, CLC has curated the ultimate essentials: the Top 100 Movie Quotes Of All-Time.

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

‘Toto, I’ve [Got] A Feeling We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore’ – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

‘I Think This Is The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship’ – Casablanca (1942)

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

‘Snakes?! Why’d It Have To Be Snakes?’ – Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

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

‘Luke, I Am Your Father’ – Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

‘The First Rule Of Fight Club Is: Don’t Talk About Fight Club’ – Fight Club (1999)

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

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

‘You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain’ – The Dark Knight (2008)

‘Heeeeere’s Johnny!’ / ‘All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy’ – The Shining (1980)

‘The Name’s Bond. James Bond’ – Dr. No (1962)

‘Ah, I Love The Smell Of Napalm In The Morning’ – Apocalypse Now (1979)

‘They Call It A Royale With Cheese’ – Pulp Fiction (1994)

‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend!’ – Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

‘I’ll Be Back’ – Terminator (1984)

‘We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat’ – Jaws (1975)

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

‘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)

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

‘Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Falling, But Rising Every Time We Fall’ – Rocky (1976)

‘Say Hello To My Little Friend!’ – Scarface (1983)

‘This Is Madness.. No, THIS IS SPARTA!’ – 300 (2006)

‘What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?’ – Scream (1996)

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

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

‘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 (2004)

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

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

‘Life Is So Beautiful That Death Has Fallen In Love With It: A Jealous, Possessive Love That Grabs What It Can’ – Life Of Pi (2012)

‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ – Taxi Driver (1976)

‘Every Time A Bell Rings, An Angel Gets His Wings’ – It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

‘They’re heeeeere’ – Poltergeist (1982)

‘Open The Pod Bay Doors, HAL; You Know I Can’t Do That, Dave’ – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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

‘What If I Told You.. That Everything You Know Is A Lie’ – The Matrix (1999)

‘People Should Not Be Afraid Of Their Governments; Governments Should Be Afraid Of Their People’ – V For Vendetta (2005)

‘Yippie-Ki-Yay, Motherf*****!’ – Die Hard (1988)

‘We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers Of Dreams’ – Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)

‘Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads!’ – Back To The Future (1985)

‘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)

‘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)

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

‘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 (1967)

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

‘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)

‘Why Are You Doing This? ..Because You Were Home’ – The Strangers (2008)

‘If You Can Dodge A Wrench, You Can Dodge A Ball’ – Dodgeball (2004)

‘Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!’ – Home Alone (1990)

‘There’s No Law West Of Dodge, And No God West Of The Pecos’ – Chisum (1970)

‘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… (1989)

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

‘The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Pulled Was Convincing The World He Didn’t Exist’ – The Usual Suspects (1995)

‘If You Build It, They Will Come’ – Field Of Dreams (1989)

‘Everything The Light Touches Is Our Kingdom’ – The Lion King (1994)

‘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 (2001)

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

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

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

‘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 (2002)

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

‘We’re All A Bit Mad Here’ – Alice In Wonderland (1951)

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

‘Murder, My Sweet’ – Murder, My Sweet (1944)

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘A Laugh Can Be A Very Powerful Thing – Why, Sometimes In Life, It’s The Only Weapon We Have’ – Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

‘If Everything Is Imperfect In This World, Love Is Perfect In Its Imperfection’ – The Seventh Seal (1957)

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

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

‘Hasta La Vista, Baby’ – Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991)

‘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 (2008)

‘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 (1986)

‘May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor’ – The Hunger Games (2012)

‘E.T. Phone Home’ – E.T. (1982)

‘Carpe Diem: Seize The Day, Boys’ – Dead Poets Society (1989)

‘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)

‘You Complete Me’ – Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘We’ll Always Have Paris!’ – Casablanca (1942)

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

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

‘It’s Niiiiice’ – Borat (2006)

‘Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates, You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get’ – Forrest Gump (1994)

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

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

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