There is a great art to quoting a movie. You’ve got to get every pause, syllable and word right otherwise you just look like a damn fool who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. "The Shawshank Redemption" is one of those movies that you can quote along to like a hymn. So which other movies are like Frank Darabont’s classic, and offer a plethora of great quotes? Well, here are a few.
wordsmith with his second movie as a director. But you could say it’s mainly the performances that allow his words to echo throughout cinematic history so vibrantly. Could anyone other than Samuel L. Jackson utter the Bible’s most famous phrase? No.
Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, and Owen Wilson have established themselves as bona fide quoting machines, so any movie with all three of them in was always going to be a hoot. Classics include “What is this? A center for ants?” and “Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?”
Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo created such an enchanting and glorious portrayal of life as a gangster that their words suddenly became an everyday part of the modern lexicon. However, threats such as “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” just don’t sound quite as convincing when they’re not coming out of Marlon Brando’s mouth.
The Vietnam War wasn’t supposed to be this entertaining. The likes of Marlon Brando’s Walter E. Kurtz, Martin Sheens’ Benjamin Willard, and especially Robert Duvall’s Bill Kilgore (due to his preference for surfing) make it look like a barrel of laughs.
It’s become the quintessential remark for individuals under duress, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!” Steven Spielberg’s watery epic is filled with quotable quips, none more so than when Brody witnesses the shark as he throws chum into the sea. But Quint’s emotional tale of the USS Indianapolis ranks a close second.
Anyone who has stood in front of a mirror has undoubtedly uttered the phrase, “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here.” Of course it only really works if you’re sporting a mowhawk, brandishing a gun, and are actually insane. If all of these are true then you should probably get a job as a taxi driver in New York.