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Quotes are such an important part of cinema history and pop culture. Imagine your favorite films without those memorable quotes that you love — it doesn't work out as nicely, does it?

Nevertheless, there are some movies which have such amazingly written and snappy scripts that almost every line is a piece of art and culturally significant. Here are 10 such films, brimming with memorable quotes:

1. 'Casablanca' (1942)

Synopsis: In Casablanca, Morocco during World War II, an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) meets again the love of his life (Ingrid Bergman) which leads to unexpected complications.

Why it's quotable: Every scene is accompanied by electrifying dialogue, hence it is hardly a surprise that Casablanca (1942) was the leader with six quotes in The American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes list.

Fun fact: In the scene where "La Marseillaise" is sung over the German song "Watch on the Rhine," many of the extras actually had real tears in their eyes. The reason for this is that a considerable number of them were refugees from Nazi persecution in Germany (and elsewhere in Europe).

My favorite quote:

Rick: "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine."

2. 'The Godfather' (1972)

Synopsis: The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of a powerful organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his unwilling son, who is desperately trying to avoid getting involved with the mafia.

Why it's quotable: Arguably the greatest movie of all time, The Godfather (1972) gives us a (very realistic) sneak peak into the world of mafia. The magnificent performances of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Robert Duvall (among others) make the script come alive, making their lines instantly memorable.

Fun fact: While shooting the scene where Vito Corleone returns home and his people carry him up the stairs, Marlon Brando put weights under his body on the bed as a prank, in order to make it harder to lift him.

My favorite quote:

Michael: "My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator."

Kay Adams: "Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed."

Michael: "Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?"

3. 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' (1975)


Synopsis: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Holly Grail, encountering numerous, often silly obstacles and challenges.

Why it's quotable: Definitely one of the funniest films you've ever see with some of the most creative and hilarious jokes to grace the silver screen.

Fun fact: Funds earned by sales from Pink Floyd's album "The Dark Side of the Moon" went toward funding the film. The band members were such fans of the original show they would postpone recording sessions just to watch Monty Python's Flying Circus.

My favorite quote:

King Arthur: [after Arthur's cut off both of the Black Knight's arms] "Look, you stupid bastard, you've got no arms left!"

Black Knight: "Yes I have."

King Arthur: "Look!"

Black Knight: "It's just a flesh wound."

4. 'Predator' (1987)

Synopsis: While on a mission in a Central American jungle, a team of commandos find themselves hunted by a dangerous extraterrestrial warrior.

Why it's quotable: No list of quotable movies is complete without an appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Austrian Oak is a one-liner machine and Predator (1987) features some of the most memorable quotes of his career.

Fun fact: Jesse Ventura was delighted when the wardrobe department told him that his arms were one inch bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's. He suggested to Schwarzenegger that they should measure guns, with the winner getting a bottle of champagne. Ventura lost because the 7-time Mr. Olympia had conspired with the wardrobe department to prank Ventura and lie to him that his arms were bigger.

My favorite quote:

Dutch: "Come on...Come on! Do it! Do it! Come on. Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Come on! Do it now! Kill me!"

5. 'The Princess Bride' (1987)

Synopsis: While stuck at home and sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a fascinating story called The Princess Bride.

Why it's quotable: Much like Schwarzenegger, it would be "inconceivable" to have a quotable movies list without The Princess Bride (1987), as all the jokes in this film have really stood the test of time, even if you've seen it countless times before.

Fun fact: When asked what his favorite thing about making this film was, André the Giant instantly replied: "Nobody looks at me." Consequently, he felt treated as an equal, without people staring at him because of his imposing figure and height.

My favorite quote:

Buttercup: "We'll never survive."

Westley: "Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has."

6. 'Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure' (1989)

Synopsis: Two kind-hearted but not particularly bright teens get a last chance to pass their History report with the help of a time machine on a journey through time.

Why it's quotable: The refreshing plot and snappy script (filled with heavy metal references) makes Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) a comedy classic.

Fun fact: The phone booth time machine in the film was given away as a contest prize in Nintendo Power magazine, due to the fact that the magazine was promoting a Bill & Ted game for the NES.

My favorite quote:

Evil Duke: "Put them in the iron maiden."

Ted: "Iron Maiden?"

Bill, Ted: "Excellent!"

[air guitar]

Evil Duke: "Execute them."

Bill, Ted: "Bogus!"

7. 'Pulp Fiction' (1994)

Synopsis: The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption, masterfully presented by using non-linear storytelling.

Why it's quotable: Pulp Fiction (1994) changed the face of independent cinema and movie fans forever with its non-linear storytelling and aestheticization of violence. Tarantino's script is not an exception, featuring countless incredibly quirky lines and earning him an Oscar in the process.

Fun fact: Uma Thurman didn't like the song that was played in the Jack Rabbit Slim's Twist Contest (Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell"), and told Quentin Tarantino about this, saying it just didn't sound right to her, to which Tarantino simply replied: "Trust me, it's perfect."

My favorite quote:

Mia: "Don't you hate that?"

Vincent: "What?"

Mia: "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?"

Vincent: "I don't know. That's a good question."

Mia: "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."

8. 'The Big Lebowski' (1998)

Synopsis: "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for the millionaire Lebowski, seeks an explanation and compensation for his ruined rug with the help of his bowling buddies.

Why it's quotable: Every element of The Big Lebowski (1998) and especially the script prove that the movie is masterpiece.

Fun fact: The Dude is in every scene of the movie — even in the scene where the Nihilists are ordering pancakes you can see the van in which the Dude and Walter are driving. This is in keeping with the traditional film-noir, in which the protagonist is the narrator and acts as the audience's guide throughout the film.

My favorite quote:

Jesus Quintana: "You ready to be fucked, man? I see you rolled your way into the semis. Dios mio, man. Liam and me, we're gonna fuck you up."

The Dude: "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

Jesus Quintana: "Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger 'til it goes 'click.'"

The Dude: "Jesus."

Jesus Quintana: "You said it, man. Nobody fucks with the Jesus."

Walter Sobchak: "Eight-year-olds, Dude."

9. 'Zoolander' (2001)

Synopsis: Towards the end of his career, a flamboyant but unassuming fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Why it's quotable: Zoolander (2001) is fondly remembered as a revelation in the comedy genre for its comical and completely eccentric dialogue.

Fun fact: The film has been banned in Malaysia because of the use of fictional Malaysian Prime Minister as the subject of assassination. It was originally also banned in neighboring Singapore, but the ban has since been lifted.

My favorite quote:

Mugatu: "It's that damn Hansel! He's so hot right now!"

10. 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004)

Synopsis: Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s. However, that's all about to change for Ron and his buddies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Why it's quotable: With exuberant characters who get involved in ridiculous situations while always saying some even more hilarious dialogue between them, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) set a benchmark in the comedy genre.

Fun fact: The Mexican restaurant Veronica visits with the girls from the station is named "Escupimos en su Alimento" which in Spanish means "We spit in your food."

My favorite quote:

Ron Burgundy: "Boy, that escalated quickly...I mean, that really got out of hand fast."

Champ Kind: "It jumped up a notch."

Ron Burgundy: "It did, didn't it?"

Brick Tamland: "Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart."

Ron Burgundy: "I saw that. Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident?

Brick Tamland: "Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident."

Ron Burgundy: "Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder."

Source: IMDb

So, there you have it, thank you for reading! Do you agree or disagree with my choices? What is your favorite quotable movie?


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