10 Most Famous Movie One Liners

Friday, March 4 by Chuck G.

The 10 most famous movie one liners are so famous that you might know the line but have never seen the movie. These catch phrases derived from comedies, sci-fi films, dramas or old time classical films made back in the day. They have become part of our pop culture. See if you can guess where the famous quote came from just by looking at the first line.

  1. Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” From one of the most beloved children’s book is the movie adaptation, “Wizard of Oz” (1939). Line comes after Dorothy awakens to see that see and her pet are in mystical fairytale land.
  2. I’ll be back.” Even if you’ve never seen the original “Terminator” film, this famous movie one liner has been used in film spoofs, television and a variety of reality shows. The line came from when the Terminator told the cop at the police station that he would return after he was denied entry. He came back with a bang!
  3. “May the Force be with you.” A six series franchise in which this line was at least spoken once in every series. From the original “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” (1977) this line spoken when Han Solo wished Luke Skywalker good luck in destroying the death star.
  4. “Go ahead, make my day.” Even if you don’t know the film of this most famous movie one liner, you’ll probably guess that it was spoken by Clint Eastwood. Comes from the movie “Sudden Impact” (1983) when Dirty Harry is in a showdown with a perpetrator at a diner.
  5. Say hello to my little friend.” Al Pacino shouted this phrase in “Scarface” (1983). His friend an assault rifle with a grenade launcher. That’s a hello you won’t forget!
  6. “Show me the money.” As a sports agent literally shouts this line on the phone to his last remaining client it became an instant catch phrase. This famous movie one liner from the movie “Jerry Maguire” (1996).
  7. “We’ll always have Paris.” Romantic films love to quote this famous movie one liner as both a joke and for sentimental goodbyes. From “Casablanca” (1942), when Rick told Ilsa they’ll share the memory of Paris forever. Ladies dig that stuff.
  8. “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Maybe you’re not a fan of mafia movies, but you probably recognize this quote from the movie, “Godfather II” (1972).  Mafia boss wants his godson in a movie, producer refuses. Producer changes his mind when a horse head is delivered to his bed.
  9. “I feel the need…the need for speed.” Gun-ho action packed movie “Top Gun” (1986) gets a gold star for this famous movie one liner. Main character Maverick tells his co-pilot Goose his ready to hit the skies.
  10. “Houston, we have a problem.” The only famous movie one liner that was both spoken in a movie and in real life. The film “Apollo 13” (1995) depicts a true account of a space mission in which Commander Jim Lovell had to tell mission control an oxygen tank had just exploded.
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