We’ve all heard movie lines that have been stuck in our head for days. Some never go away. Either way, one can really appreciate a memorable movie line whenever they hear one. Let’s take a look at the top 10 classic movie lines of all time.
10. Gone with the Wind: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”
These are the final words of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. In the movie, the couple realized that their marriage was beyond repair when their child died. As Rhett began to pack his things and leave, Scarlett began to ask about what she would do and where she would end up. That is when Rhett delivered the unforgettable line. Gone with the Wind is a must-see for movie lovers.
9. Casablanca: “Play it again, Sam”
This is arguably one of the most known movie lines of all time. And the funny part is that the quote never actually appears in the movie itself. The actually quote was somewhat different. It was recorded as the above quote in 2005 when it made its way onto the list of Top 100 Movie Quotes. Either way, the movie is phenomenal and the quote is one that will probably be around for a long time.
8. Dirty Dancing: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”
At the end of Dirty Dancing, Johnny (Baby’s dancer partner), returns to the resort so that he can perform his final dance of that season. As he approaches Baby, they are all sitting at a table, with her family in front. That is when he delivers the famous line. Afterwards, he brings Baby onstage so that they can dance together. It was an epic ending to an unforgettable movie.
7. Dead Poets Society: “If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you”
This Academy Award winning film is quite impressive and can really dare someone to follow their dreams. In this film, Robin Williams plays an English professor. Basically, he doesn’t like the schools conformity and instead would like students to follow their passions. The quote itself is taken when he takes his class outside of the school for a talk and exploration. Throughout the remainder of the movie, the students use this quote as motivation.
6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it”
If you’ve ever see this 1986 film then you’ve also probably heard the quote as well. The movie itself is about a boy named Ferris Bueller who decides to spend the day skipping school and exploring the lovely city of Chicago. He ends up borrowing his father’s Ferrari and puts a dent in it. And all the meanwhile, the principle of the school is out to get him. The line is amazing and the movie is a must-see.
5. Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get”
This movie won six Academy Awards and is quite easily considered one of the better movies of the 21st Century. Tom Hanks does an amazing job in the movie and the storyline itself is touching. The line takes place next to a stranger at a bus stop when Forrest goes on to tell his life story. Throughout the course of the film, he also goes on to mention other quotes that his mother had taught him growing up.
4. Fight Club: “It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything”
Fight club is in a class of its own. It is a movie that can really throw you for a loop and it actually has a very good story line. Many people like to take different meanings of the film and having so many ways to interpret it has allowed it to reach such a grand audience. The line is designed to provide people with hope rather than despair. It states that basically, once you’ve lost everything, you have nothing else to lose- you only have room to gain.
3. Interview with the Vampire: “And then I said farewell to sunlight, and set out to become what I became”
Interview with a Vampire actually started off as a novel by Anne Rice and quickly turned into a Hollywood hit. Depressed because of the death of his daughter and wife, the main character (Louis) seeks death. This is what draws in the vampire, Lestat. He offers to make the main character a vampire so that you can enjoy all of the happiness that he deserves. The quote was delivered during the interview, as the vampire was describing his last memories as a human.
2. Titanic: “Just the other night, I was sleeping under a bridge. And now, here I am, on the grandest ship in the world, drinking champagne with you fine people”
Titanic, one of the highest grossing films of all times tells a love story about a man named Jack and a woman named Rose. Jack is a “gypsy” who lives in poverty and makes his way from city to city with no real purpose. Rose on the other hand, is very wealthy and intends on marrying soon. However, after he saves her life, Rose falls for him and together they must fight for survival as the Titanic sinks. The quote comes from the scene where Jack was invited to have dinner with Rose and her guests and family.
1. Star Wars Episode 1: “I sense much fear in you”
If you’re already a Star Wars fanatic then you know the quote. The film basically follows the life of Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi who has been selected to bring down the forces of evil. However, Anakin eventually joins the dark side and becomes known as “Darth Vader” in subsequent movies. The quote is taken from the scene when Anakin had originally met the Jedi council. The wise Yoda was the one who said this.
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