10 greatest film quotes of all time, ranked

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman share an intimate moment in Casablanca.
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In 2005, the American Film Institute put out a listing of its decisions for the 100 greatest film quotes. For its time, AFI’s decisions have been fairly definitive. But it’s been nearly 20 years since that record got here out, and it’s time for a refresh that features quotes from each the twentieth and the twenty first century.

The classics positively have their place on our record as effectively. But the final 20 years of flicks have delivered some memorable quotes of their very own and need to take their place alongside among the most memorable traces in cinema historical past. So after due consideration, these are our decisions for the ten greatest film quotes of all time, ranked from 10 to 1.

10. Training Day (2001)

Denzel Washington in Training Day.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous line: “King Kong ain’t got s*** on me!”

Who mentioned it: Denzel Washington’s Detective Alonzo Harris

This was such an amazing quote that Warner Bros. even used it for Training Day‘s promotional campaign. But the thing that’s simple to neglect is that Alonzo solely says the road when he’s been damaged. His maintain over the neighborhood has been shattered, and the phrase’s he’s screaming are merely a manifestation of his impotent rage.

Alonzo is aware of that any illusions about his energy over civilians are gone, and his angriest phrases can’t change that. If something, Alonzo is attempting to persuade himself that nothing has modified, and even he doesn’t actually consider that.

9. Gladiator (2000)

Russell Crowe in Gladiator.
DreamWorks Pictures

Famous line: “Are you not entertained?!”

Who mentioned it: Russell Crowe’s Maximus.

Admittedly, we pinched this one from our record of the best action movie quotes of all-time. But it deserves it. Maximus (Crowe) could have fallen from basic to a slave, however he knew higher than anybody what the gladiatorial video games have been about.

When he simply triumphed over much-better-armed gladiators with surprising brutality, even the hardened Roman crowds regarded away from the bloodshed. That’s not what Maximus needs. He needs them to face what they’re doing, and what they’ve turn into.

8. Frankenstein (1931)

Colin Clive in Frankenstein.
Universal Pictures

Famous line: “It’s alive!”

Who mentioned it: Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein.

Dr. Frankenstein’s quote may very well be extra well-known for all the parodies it impressed within the 93 years since Frankenstein‘s release. But the delivery is everything as Dr. Frankenstein embraces his inner mad scientist after successfully reanimating a corpse to become his creature. Suffice to say, Frankenstein won’t be celebrating for very lengthy…

7. Scarface (1983)

Al Pacino in Scarface.
Universal Pictures

Famous line: “Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!”

Who mentioned it: Al Pacino’s Tony Montana.

Tony Montana doesn’t understand it but, however he’s a lifeless man. Al Pacino’s character says the road whereas he’s excessive out of his thoughts, and in addition after he’s misplaced the final individuals in his life he cared about.

So when Tony’s enemies descend upon him, he doesn’t suppose twice about trying to struggle them off all by himself. All issues thought-about, he does fairly effectively by himself. But his luck doesn’t final perpetually.

6. The Dark Knight (2008)

Christian Bale and Michael Caine in The Dark Knight.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous line: “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”

Who mentioned it: Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth.

The Dark Knight had an abundance of nice traces, from “Why so serious?” to “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” But the one that basically sticks with us is Alfred relating the story of a bandit not in contrast to the Joker himself who didn’t care about cash, riches, or energy.

He merely needed to look at the world burn. The kicker to this story is that Bruce Wayne asks Alfred how he lastly dealt with the bandit, and his reply was that he burned down the forest he was hiding in.

5. Star Wars (1977)

Harrison Ford in Star Wars.

Famous line: “May the Force be with you.”

Who mentioned it: Harrison Ford’s Han Solo.

If we hadn’t informed you that Han Solo mentioned “May the Force be with you,” would you could have guessed that he was the one to say essentially the most iconic line in Star Wars? Obi-Wan Kenobi has the same line: “the Force will be with you, always.” But that is the one which was embraced by each George Lucas and the followers to the purpose the place it’s virtually a traditional factor to say within the Star Wars universe.

In the context of this scene, Han is principally saying as heartfelt a goodbye as he can handle for Luke Skywalker, as a result of he thinks that the Rebel assault on the Death Star is doomed from the beginning. He’s incorrect, after all. But it was Han himself who modified the course of historical past by coming again earlier than the battle was over.

4. Dirty Harry (1971)

Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous line: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

Who mentioned it: Clint Eastwood’s Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan.

To be trustworthy, Dirty Harry’s line from Sudden Impact, “Go ahead, make my day,” might have simply been slotted in right here. Clint Eastwood did grizzled rogue policeman like few others. The key to this explicit quote although is that Harry’s bluffing a financial institution robber. Harry is aware of that he’s out of bullets, however the robber doesn’t know that. And by making the robber doubt his personal survival, Harry walks away from this encounter with out firing one other shot.

3. The Shining (1980)

Jack Nicholson in The Shining.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous line: “Here’s Johnny!”

Who mentioned it: Jack Nicholson’s Jack Torrance.

Someday, film lovers will fully neglect that this line is a reference to the enduring introduction that Ed McMahon gave for Johnny Carson for many years on The Tonight Show. So we’ll simply need to remind them.

By this level in Stanley Kubrick‘s seminal horror movie The Shining, Jack Torrance was completely out of his mind and willing to murder his wife and child. He said the line right after using an ax to break through a door and terrorize his wife. It’s all concerning the supply, and Nicholson efficiently comes off as fully unhinged on this scene.

2. Casablanca (1942)

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.
Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous line: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Who mentioned it: Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine.

Sometimes, the classics are the classics for a purpose. Casablanca additionally has plenty of traces that might refill a listing of the very best quotes, however this one stands out as a result of it’s Rick’s redemption. Instead of operating off along with his former lover, Ilsa Lund, he sends her off together with her husband to flee the Nazis with their letters of transit.

As for Rick, he’s going to remain behind and struggle the Nazis in his personal approach. It’s a bittersweet ending to one of many biggest movies ever made, however it’s the ending that provides Casablanca its endurance.

1. The Godfather (1972)

Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
Paramount Pictures

Famous line: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Who mentioned it: Marlon Brando’s Vito Corleone.

This line has been endlessly quoted and imitated, even by Marlon Brando himself! But with regards to The Godfather, everybody remembers this second when he guarantees a favor … that will contain leaving a severed horse head within the mattress of a Hollywood producer. That’s what he means by “an offer he can’t refuse.”

Don Corleone is on the peak of his energy right here, and the second is critical as a result of the movie chronicles his fall earlier than the mantle of Godfather passes to his son, Michael.

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