Friday, November 09, 2007

Heart of the Movie Quotes

I was in the mood for a list today and decided that the American Film Institutes's Top 100 Movie Quotes might be interesting to play with. So I looked at the list and decided to see if I could narrow it down to 25 quotes that contained the essence of their movie.

This list may not have the most famous ["Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" - Gone with the Wind], the funniest ["I'll have what she's having." - When Harry Met Sally] or the dumbest ["Nobody puts baby in a corner." - Dirty Dancing], but it does have 25 quotes which get to the heart of their movies. So here there are in no particular order...

  • "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.
  • "The stuff that dreams are made of," "The Maltese Falcon," 1941.
  • "Bond. James Bond," "Dr. No," 1962.
  • "There's no place like home," "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.
  • "You can't handle the truth!", "A Few Good Men," 1992.
  • "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get," "Forrest Gump," 1994.
  • "I see dead people," "The Sixth Sense," 1999.
  • "It's alive! It's alive!", "Frankenstein," 1931.
  • "Houston, we have a problem," "Apollo 13," 1995.
  • "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?", "Dirty Harry," 1971.
  • "A boy's best friend is his mother," "Psycho," 1960.
  • "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," "The Godfather Part II," 1974.
  • "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!", "Sons of the Desert," 1933.
  • "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?", "The Graduate," 1967.
  • "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!", "Dr. Strangelove," 1964
  • "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape," "Planet of the Apes," 1968.
  • "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine," "Casablanca," 1942.
  • "They're here!", "Poltergeist," 1982.
  • "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown," "Chinatown," 1974.
  • "Soylent Green is people!", "Soylent Green," 1973.
  • "Yo, Adrian!", "Rocky," 1976.
  • "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast," "King Kong," 1933.
  • "My precious," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," 2002.
  • "I feel the need -- the need for speed!", "Top Gun," 1986.
  • "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!", "The Wizard of Oz," 1939.


Urban Barbarian said...

"Murdock...I'm come'n to get you...!" John Rambo. Rambo 2

Not the most recognizable but what a delivery!

Craig Zablo said...

Gotta agree with ya, Dan!

Emmanuel Nicolás Alanis said...

Hey, what´s bout this:

"May the Force be with you Star Wars Episode IV

"Rosebud" Citizen Kane