Funniest Movie Lines Of All Time
It’s long been known that humor can be the key to the success of any film, so it’s no surprise that the funniest movie lines of all time also come from some of the most successful films of all time. These are the films that fans will watch again and again, despite how old they are and share them with their friends and even their children. It’s these films that don’t age and whose humor remains just a potent as when the films were first released.
Jim: [consoling Bart] “What did you expect? “Welcome, sonny"? "Make yourself at home"? "Marry my daughter"? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know...morons.” (“Blazing Saddles”).
It’s a shame that Gene Wilder and Clevon Little didn’t make more movies together because like Wilder and Richard Pryor, they were a fantastic comedy team. One of the funniest movies lines of all time comes from Mel Brook’s parody of Old West films where Jim (Wilder), a washed up outlaw named The Cisco Kid, is trying to comfort his new friend and the town’s new sheriff, Bart (Little), because the town’s residents don’t seem to like him very much.
“Yippee-ki-yay, Mother F***er!” (“Die Hard”).
It’s now a staple of the “Die Hard” movies to figure out a way to make star Bruce Willis say this line every time he plays John McClain. What makes this one of the funniest movie lines of all time is because it’s way of contrasting the clean-cut Roy Rogers (whose “Yippe-ki-yay” line made him famous) against the modern hero of McClain who is a bit more damaged than Rogers.
“Yo, she-bitch! Let's go!” (“Army of Darkness”).
It’s hard to pull a specific line from this movie because so many of them could equally qualify for funniest movie line of all time, but this one near the end of the film really is a gem. In it, Ash (Bruce Campbell) has returned to his own world after battling demons from the past only to discover that some of them have followed him back into his own time.
“Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some waterytart threw a sword at you.” (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”).
Like “Army of Darkness”, Monty Python’s take on the Arthurian legend is just filled with fantastic lines and is easily home to some of the funniest movie lines of all time. This one refers to an argument Arthur gets into with a peasant living in a commune who takes issue with the entire idea of divinely-appointed royalty and is not afraid to speak his mind.
Rumack: "Can you fly this plane, and land it?" Ted Striker: "Surely you can't be serious." Rumack: "I am serious...and don't call me Shirley." (“Airplane”).
Sure, Leslie Neilson had a great career prior to his appearance in this movie, but his deadpan humor is what he’ll be known for in the annals of Hollywood legends. “Airplane” simply would not have been the same film without him. In one of the funniest movie lines of all time, Nielson’s character Rumack is trying to explain to Striker (Robert Hayes) how grave their situation is now that the pilots are incapacitated and they need someone to fly their plane.