ByBarbara A Wakeman, writer at
A life long learner and lover of film
Barbara A Wakeman

Many films have catchphrase, that we all say or hear mentioned in other films, conversations, and define the film in some cases. Many of us forget the name of the film, or the actors but we remember that catchphrase. Because they stand out and stick with us.

What about other films, what are some of those memorable lines. We quote film catchphrases all the time in our society whether we know it or not. "Here’s lookin’ at you, kid" from Casablanca is a classic line or from Citizen Kane "Rosebud". These classic films today many know these lines and many many not the story behind them.

Here is a list of some famous and well known Catchphrases:

  • "As if" and "Whatever" from Clueless
  • "The name is Bond, James Bond" Dr Who
  • “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good" from Wall Street
  • "Hasta la vista, baby", "I'll be back" and " Bite Me" from THE TERMINATOR Saga
  • "Yippee Ki Yay, Motherfucker" Die Hard
  • "How Rude" and " Have Mercy" from Full House
  • "Say hello to my little friend" Scarface
  • "Did I do that?" from Family Matters
  • "Beep, Beep" from Loony Tunes
  • "Yabba, Dabba Do" from The Flintstones
  • “I’m too old for this shit” from Lethal Weapon
  • "Make it so." Picard, Star Trek
  • "Release the Kraken!" Clash of the Titans
  • "Here's looking at you, kid" Casablanca
  • "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" Godfather
  • "I have a bad feeling about this" Star Wars
  • "You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry
  • "Feeny" from Boy Meets World
  • “It’s alive! It’s alive! IT’S ALIVE!!!” from Frankenstein
  • "Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all" Snow white
  • “INCONCEIVABLE!!!” from The Princess Bride
  • “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!" from Beetlejuice
  • “Get off my plane” from Air Force One
  • “Good morning, Vietnam!” from Good Morning, Vietnam
  • “Thank you for your cooperation" from Robocop
  • “Run, Forrest, run!” and ‘Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get”‘from Forest Gump
  • Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!” from Scarface
  • "Sock it to me!" Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
  • "Book 'em, Danno." Hawaii 5 -0
  • "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" The Brady Bunch
  • "Stifle!" — Archie, "All in the Family"
  • "You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join you, honey." Sanford and Son
  • "God will get you for that" Maude
  • "Jane, you ignorant slut" Saturday Night Live
  • "Who loves ya, baby?" Kojak
  • "Dy-no-mite!" Good Time
  • “Bogus" from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • “You can’t handle the truth!” from A Few Good Men
  • “Damn you. Goddamn you all to hell!” from Planet of the Apes
  • “Why so serious?” from The Dark Knight
  • “I feel the need…the need for speed ” from Top Gun
  • “Yipee kayaye, motherf....!” from Die Hard
  • “Cowabunga!” from the Turtles
  • “If you build it, he will come.” from Field of Dreams
  • “You…complete me” from Jerry Maguire
  • “I am your father” and " I have bad feeling about this" and “It’s a trap!” from Star Wars
  • “Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off” from The Karate Kid
  • “After all, tomorrow is another day” from The Truman Show
  • “Hakuna Matata!” from The Lion King
  • "What is a Weekend?", "I'm not being ridiculous", "Why don't I find reassuring?", "I forbid it", "All this Unbridled joy has given me quite an appetite", "I am a woman, Mary, I can be contrary as I choose", nd "No she's not being rude, just wrong" to name a few--Maggie Smith as Lady Dowager Grantham
  • "Exterminate" Dr Who
  • "Is that your final answer?" Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • "You're Fired" Donald Trump
  • "Make it so" Star Trek
  • "Good Morning, Angels" Charlie's Angels
  • "You got it, Dude!" Full House
  • "Come on down!" The Price is Right
  • "The Tribe has spoken" Survivor
  • "More cowbell" Saturday Night Live (LOL in reference SDSU that's South Dakota State University they ring the cow bell at games! for real not making that up!)
  • "Who are you wearing?" Joan Rivers
  • "Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" Adventures of Superman
  • "Baby, you're the greatest" The Honeymooners
  • "Ruh-roh!" The Jetsons
  • "Danger, Will Robinson!" Lost in Space
  • "To the Batmobile!" Batman
  • "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds." Mission: Impossible
  • "Live long and prosper." Spock, Star Trek
  • "Eat my shorts." The Simpsons

  • "Did I do that?" Family Matters

These are just a few phrases! Please post and add more below!



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