Top 51 movie lines from The Hollywood Reporter

Top 51 movie lines from The Hollywood Reporter

The following list comes from the March 11-16, 2016 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.  Their list includs the top 100 movie lines, but that seemed a bit much for this space.  I decided to cut it down to 50, but I also like number 51, which is:

“I’m having an old friend for dinner.”  The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

50.  “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”  Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

49.  “If you build it, he will come.”  Field of Dreams (1989)

48.  “Just keep swimming.”  Finding Nemo (2003)

47.  “Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.'”  Forrest Gump (1994)

46.  “I’m the king of the world!”  Titanic (1997)

45“Shaken, not stirred.”  Goldfinger  (1964)

44.  “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.”  Cool Hand Luke (1967)

43.  “I am big!  It’s the pictures that got small.”  Sunset Boulevard (1950)

42.  “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”  It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

41.  “Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.”  The Godfather: Part II (1974)

40.  “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist.”  The Usual Suspects (1995)

39.  “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”  Network (1976)

38.  “You don’t understand!  I could’ve had class.  I could’ve been a contender.  I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”  On the Waterfront (1954)

37.  “Roads?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”  Back to the Future (1985)

36.  “Fasten your seat belts.  It’s going to be a bumpy night.”  All About Eve (1950)

35.  “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”  Apocalypse Now (1979)

34.  “You’ve got to ask yourself one question:  ‘Do I feel lucky?’  Well, do ya punk?”  Dirty Harry (1971)

33.  “Say hello to my little friend!”  Scarface (1983)

32.  “Show me the money!”  Jerry Maguire (1996)

31.  “Leave the gun.  Take the cannoli.”  The Godfather (1972)

30.  “Carpe diem.  Seize the day, boys.”  Dead Poets Society (1989)

29.  “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.  Aren’t you?”  The Graduate (1967)

28.  “I am serious.  And don’t call me Shirley.”  Airplane (1980)

27.  “Here’s Johnny!”  The Shining (1980)

26.  “There’s no crying in baseball!”  A League of Their Own (1992)

25.  “You had me at hello.”  Jerry Maguire (1996)

24.  “Houston, we have a problem.”  Apollo 13 (1995)

23.  “To infinity and beyond!”  Toy Story (1995)

22.  “Yippie-ki-yay, motherf—er!”  Die Hard (1988)

21.  “E.T. phone home.”  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

20.  “You can’t handle the truth!”  A Few Good Men (1992)

19.  “I’ll be back.”  The Terminator (1984)

18.  “I see dead people.”  The Sixth Sense (1999)

17.  “Bond.  James Bond.”  Dr. No (1962)

16.  “We’ll always have Paris.”  Casablanca (1942)

15.  “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”  Casablanca (1942)

14.  “I’ll have what she’s having.”  When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

13.  “Why so serious?”  The Dark Knight (2008)

12.  “Hello.  My name is Indigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.”  The Princess Bride (1987)

11.  “I am your father.”  Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

10.  “The first rule of Fight Club is:  You do not talk about Fight Club.”  Fight Club (1999)

9.  “There’s no place like home.”  The Wizard of Oz (1939)

8.  “You talkin’ to me?”  Taxi Driver (1976)

7.  “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”  Casablanca (1942)

6.  “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”  The Godfather (1972)

5.  “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”  The Wizard of Oz (1939)

4.  “May the force be with you.”  Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

3.  “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”  Jaws (1975)

2.  “Here’s looking at you, kid.”  Casablanca (1942)

Number 1.   “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”  Gone With the Wind (1939)


Then there was this, from the 1944 classic, To Have and Have Not.  It was the movie debut of 20-year old Lauren Bacall, whose gruff, pack-a-day voice growled the steamiest exit line ever to her soon-to-be real life boyfriend, Humphrey Bogart:  “You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow”.

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