10 Most Most Famous Movie Quotes

Thursday, March 17 by Walter Turner

The ten most most famous movie quotes in cinema history touch a deep emotional chord in many people, which makes them live on for decades after a movie is first screened. The ten most famous movie quotes are not necessarily the best movie lines, but rather are the quotes that enter popular culture and stick with people over time. Certainly, there are other famous movie quotes besides these ten, but these quotes have crossed generational, ethnic, and cultural boundaries to assume an iconic status beyond the theater. 

  1. “Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.” This is easily the most famous movie quote in history. Everyone remembers Clark Gable's delivery of this line to the narcissistic Scarlet O'Hara.
  2. “Go ahead, make my day.” Dirty Harry has become a cultural icon in large part because of this famous movie quote. People still use this line frequently today.
  3. “May the force be with you.” Everybody who sees “Star Wars” has an almost uncontrollable urge to use this famous movie quote for the next few days.
  4. “Make him an offer he can't refuse.” Don Corleone's instructions to his consigliere in “The Godfather” are also still frequently quoted today, often as a parody.
  5. “You talking to me?” This line was uttered by Robert De Niro's character, Travis Bickle, in the movie “Taxi Driver.” Bickle was talking to himself in the mirror. Not only is this famous movie quote still used by people today, often in humorous fashion, it is also frequently parodied in other movies and television programs.
  6. “Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” “The Wizard of Oz” is a legendary movie with a number of famous quotes, but this statement by Judy Garland's character Dorothy is the best known and most often used quote from the movie.
  7. “I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!” A news anchor about to be fired because of low ratings screams this line in the satirical film, “Network.” It's been a famous movie quote ever since and is still used by people today to express frustration. In fact, everyone has probably wanted to shout this phrase at one time or another.
  8. “Show me the money!” Many people are also still using this line from Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character in the film “Jerry Maguire.”
  9. “Play it Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By'.” A misquote of this line is actually more famous than the actual quote itself. This line is spoken by Humphrey Bogart's character in the movie “Casablanca,” but many people mistakenly believe that the line is actually “Play it again, Sam.”
  10. “Why don't you come up sometime and see me?” This is a famous movie quote from the incomparable sex kitten Mae West, who was famous for her double entendres. West spoke this line to Cary Grant in the film “She Done Him Wrong.” This film does not actually include the quote, “Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?,” as many people falsely believe.