10 Most Popular Movie Quotes

Wednesday, November 24 by Bo Vandy

When talking about the 10 most popular movie quotes, we are talking about quotes you can literally spout without warning and people will know what you are saying and where you got the quote from. These are movie quotes that, oddly enough, are usually a little wrong as they have changed over the course of time.

  1. "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." ("Gone with the Wind") Possibly the most famous movie quote of all time simply because Rhett finally had enough of Scarlett. This quote was said after the flirtatious relationship spanned most of the movie.
  2. "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." ("Wizard Of Oz") Dorothy speaks this line to her dog as she awakes to the wondrous and odd landscape that is Oz.  The quote would have only been made better had Toto responded, "Ya think?!"
  3. "Go out there and win just one for the gipper." ("Knute Rockne All-American") This is actually an abbreviated quote from a much longer speech that Notre Dame's coach gives his team in the movie.  The quote has been adapted and repeated dozens of times in other movies.
  4. "Play it again, Sam." ("Casablanca") This is an interesting entry because this quote was never actually made.  The original line is, " You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can. Play it!" The quote was shortened over time.
  5. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." ("Casablanca") Another line that is often misquoted, though not as badly.  This last line of the movie has been used over and over again in movies and television.
  6. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night." ("All About Eve") While most people misquote this as "It's going to be a bumpy ride," the actual quote actually works better for the movie. Bette Davis delivers this with the classic aplomb that made her one of the most loved actresses of her generation.
  7. "All right, Mr. De Mille. I'm ready for my closeup." ("Sunset Blvd.") One of the best movies in history and easily the best quotes from that movie. The quote is even sadder when you realize that the character uttering the line is extremely delusional.
  8. "Dry martini. Shaken, not stirred." (Any "James Bond" movie) The line has been uttered dozens of times in almost every James Bond movie. There is not a quote that more studiously defines a character the way this one does.
  9. "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" ("The Graduate") Every boy's fantasy of a cougar coming after a young college man. This line is great because it is not until he utter this that he realizes the trouble he is actually in.
  10. "What we've got here is failure to communicate." ("Cool Hand Luke") The redneck prison guard captain shouts this to Paul Newman's character and the lack of grammatical correctness is part of what makes this such a great line. Paul Newman's reaction and later mockery of the line is what made his character the hero of the flick.
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