ByKaitlynn Bauer, writer at Creators.co
Spider-Man enthusiast. Disney fanatic.
Kaitlynn Bauer

The memes that populate Reddit and Tumblr can pop up from anywhere, but movies are especially a good breeding ground for inside jokes.

I dug down to the depths of Know Your Meme to find the best movie-inspired memes and a little history behind where they came from.

1. “The Matrix”

The meme: Morpheus saying "what if I told you..."

Origin: Morpheus never actually says "What if I told you," but the images come from this scene:

Here's an example of the famous meme that came from this:

2. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

The meme: "One Does Not Simply…"

Origin: This is based on a direct quote from the Council of Elrond scene.

Here's an example of the famous meme that came from this:

3. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

The meme: Condescending Wonka

Here's an example of the famous meme that came from this:

4. "The Big Lebowski"

The meme: “Am I the only one around here”

Origin: This is straight from Walter’s “Over the Line” speech.

Here's an example of the meme that came from this:

5. "Downfall"

The Meme: Hitler rants about everything

Origin: Internet people took this scene from “Downfall” and subbed in whatever they wanted to be mad about.

Here's an example of the meme that came from this:

6. "Superbad"

The Meme: “F–k me, right?”

Origin: The image of Jonah Hill and the quote actually come from two different parts of the movie.

Here's an example of the meme that came form this:

7. "Inception"

The Meme: Conversation with Cillian Murphy

Origin: The conversation in the hotel bar about inception has spurred several memes, including “We Need To Go Deeper” and generally confused conversations.

Here's an example of the meme that came from this:

There you have it, a short... but sweet article.

These memes are all extremely well known through the internet and I am sure we will continue to see them for years to come.

What are some of your favorite memes? What other movie scenes do you think would make awesome memes?

Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading :)

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