Top Ten Quotes
Top Ten Quotes

Top 10 Movie Quotes of All Time

Karin Lehnardt
By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer
Published April 6, 2019Updated March 17, 2020

Every lover of cinema has a favorite movie quote that stays with them, even after the movie is over and credits have rolled. Many of the most famous movie quotes have even become iconic touchstones of popular culture and entertainment. From "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" to "You talkin to me?", we rank the most famous, funny, and inspirational movie quotes of all time. Grab your popcorn and see if your favorite movie quote makes the list.

  • “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give damn.” 
    Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)
    Gone With The Wind, MGM, 1939
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    Even after this "damning" line, Scarlett O'Hara clings to the hope that she can win Rhett back

  • “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” 
    Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)
    The Godfather, Paramount Pictures, 1972
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    Threat + Offer= Throffer

  • “I could'a been a contender!” 
    Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando)
    On the Waterfront, Horizon-American Pictures, Inc., 1954
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    Before Marlon Brando was a mob boss in The Godfather, he was controlled by the mob in On The Waterfront

  • “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” 
    Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland)
    The Wizard of Oz, MGM, 1939
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    On the day of Judy Garland's death, there was a tornado in Kansas

  • “Here’s looking at you, kid.” 
    Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)
    Casablanca, Warner Bros., 1943
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    I'm not crying. You're crying.

  • “Go ahead, make my day.” 
    Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood).
    Sudden Impact. Warner Bros., 1983
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    Eastwood's laconic delivery is short, sweet, and quietly rebellious

  • “Alright, Mr. Deville. I’m ready for my close-up.” 
    Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)
    Sunset Boulevard, Paramount, 1950
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    The U.S. Library of Congress declared that Sunset Boulevard  is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 1989

  • “May the force be with you.” 
    Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
    Star Wars, Twentieth Century Fox, 1977
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    In other words, "good luck; you're going to need it"

  • “Buckle your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” 
    Margo Channing (Bette Davis)
    All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox, 1950
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    Davis doesn't just relish drama, she IS drama

  • “You talking to me?” 
    Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro)
    Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976
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    Roger Ebert called this "the truest line in the film . . ."


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