10 Best Family Movie Quotes

Wednesday, February 23 by Mason Kaho

The list of the 10 best family movie quotes includes some of the most memorable lines in cinema history. Family movies are designed to entertain kids and adults alike and usually have subtle humor worked in to get chuckles out of parents. These movies are typically heavy on moral messages, so lines from these movies often tug at heartstrings.

  1. “To George Bailey, the richest man in town.” This touching line is said at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” by George’s brother in the closing scene, driving home the point that having friends is more important than material wealth.
  2. “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog, too!” This classic family movie quote is famously said by the Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz.” It’s her admonition to Dorothy, but in the end, she’s the one who gets it.
  3. “We could stay up late, swap manly stories and in the morning I'm making waffles!” From “Shrek,” this family movie quote is said by Donkey, voiced by Eddie Murphy. The easily excitable Donkey is expressing his enthusiasm about hanging out with his new “friend.”
  4. “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Another Christmas movie on the list, “A Christmas Story” gives us this line, one of the best family movie quotes. In the movie, Ralphie, the young protagonist, simply wants a BB gun for Christmas. This is the response he gets from seemingly everyone.
  5. “10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck.” In “Aladdin,” Aladdin finds a magic lamp and unleashes a powerful genie. Voiced hysterically by Robin Williams, this is the first thing Genie has to say as he emerges from his cramped quarters.
  6. “You! Are! A! Toy!” “Toy Story” revolves in part around a close-knit bunch of toys welcoming in a new toy, Buzz Lightyear. Buzz is a great guy, but has a bit of a hero complex and thinks he is on a real mission. This is what Woody yells at him to get him to realize the truth.
  7. “You’re nothing but a nice old man with whiskers.” This line is from “Miracle on 34th Street” is a movie about a man who really believes he is Santa Claus and a little girl who doesn’t. After he apologizes to her for not getting her gift, this is how she responds.
  8. “Humans? Who said anything about humans?” Sebastian in “The Little Mermaid” is supposed to be looking out for Ariel, King Triton’s daughter. After he let's slip that she has interacted with humans, Triton presses him for more info. This is his response, trying to get out of his jam.
  9. “You know, it's a good thing you're not a big, fat guy or this would be really difficult.” In “The Emperor’s New Groove,” Emperor Kuzco has been turned into a llama and has to get his kingdom back despite his altered state. Teaming with the bulky Pacha to reclaim kingdom, he begins a long trek back. He says this line, one of the best family movie quotes, as he struggles to carry Pacha.
  10. “What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?” This great line is uttered by Timon from “The Lion King.” He and buddy Pumbaa are trying to evade some evil hyenas and he shouts this quote sarcastically while desperate for ideas.  Sure enough, in the next frame, he is doing just that.
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