10 Best Movie Quotes Of All Time

Monday, January 3 by Joshua Wade

Ranging from quotes of love to quotes of horror, the 10 best movie quotes of all time are some of the most unforgettable quotes in the history of film and have consistently ranked high on lists of the best movie quotes.

  1. “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” – “Casablanca” (1942): Winner of three Academy Awards incluing Best Picture, “Casablanca” is the quintessential film noir and earned leading man Humphrey Bogart, who delivered the famous quote to the enchanting Ingrid Bergman, an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
  2. “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – “The Godfather” (1972): The film that established Francis Ford Coppola as one of the greatest directors in movie history earned three Academy Awards. Don Corleone’s infamous quote, delivered by screen legend Marlon Brando, immortalized the film.
  3. “May the force be with you.” – “Star Wars” (1977): The film that set a new standard for science fiction and revolutionized visual effects, “Star Wars” broke box office records and produced some of the most memorable characters and quotes in film history. Alec Guinness’ character Obi Wan Kenobi’s immortal quote “May the force be with you” gave courage to a generation and stands out as one of the best movie quotes of all time.
  4. “Made it Ma! Top of the world!” – “White Heat” (1949): Considered one of the greatest gangster films of all time, James Cagney’s portrayal of notorious gangster Cody Jarrett remains one of his finest and his last words before being gunned down by police is undoubtedly one of the best movie quotes of all time.
  5. “Show me the money!” – “Jerry Maguire” (1996): Shouted by the title character as a test of his resolve in Cameron Crowe’s 1996 romantic comedy. Debuting at number one at the box office, “Jerry Maguire” garnered five Academy Award nominations including a Best Supporting Actor win for Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  6. “If you build it, he will come.” – “Field of Dreams” (1989): A perennial favorite of Kevin Costner fans and baseball fan alike, “Field of Dreams” received three Academy Award nominations. Delivered by Ray Liotta’s Shoeless Joe Jackson, the quote inspired Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella to build the field that reunites him with the ghost of his dead father.
  7. “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?” – “The Graduate” (1967): Mike Nicols’ 1967 classic about a torrid affair between a college graduate and an older woman. Awkwardly delivered by Dustin Hoffman, this quote is one of the best movie quotes of all time and became the signature line of the movie that earned Hoffman a Best Actor nomination.
  8. “What a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” – ”The Jazz Singer” (1927): The first full-length film to feature synchronized dialogue, 1927’s “The Jazz Singer” was the first “talkie” and was an instant success, due in large part to the performance of world renowned cantor, Yosselle Rosenblatt. Delivered by Al Jolson, one of the best movie quotes of all time was completely ad-libbed and made motion picture history.
  9. “Soylent Green is people!” – “Soylent Green” (1973): Shouted by Charlton Heston’s character Ty Thorn in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, the quote was the last line of the movie and finally revealed a secret that was worth killing for: the fact that the processed food rations known as “Soylent Green” on which the citizens of the dystopian future society survived, was made from the bodies of the dead.
  10. “Attica! Attica!” – “Dog Day Afternoon” (1975) Sydney Lumet’s 1975 classic about a real-life 1972 bank robbery was a favorite at the Oscars and took home an Academy Award for best writing. A call of injustice yelled by Al Pacino’s “anti-establishment” character Sonny, the quote remains one of the best movie quotes of all time and was a reference to the Attica prison riots in 1971 that subsequently became a counterculture battle cry.
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