25 Most Memorable Movie Quotes
WHAT ARE THE 25 MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE QUOTES of ALL TIME?
IN 2005, the American Film Institute announced the 100 most memorable movie quotes of all time.
The jury was composed of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians.
Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes is a list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema. The American Film Institute revealed the list in June of 2005 in a three-hour television program on CBS. The program was hosted by actor Pierce Brosnan and had commentary from many Hollywood actors and filmmakers.
--AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes
How many of the following quotes is the reader familiar with? There are three characters in the Top 25 that have two quotes each. Before peeking, are there any guesses who these might be?
HINT: One is an actor (who has a total of three quotes in the Top 25) and two are actresses.
Link at the end will take you to the rest of the Top 100.
|1||"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."||Rhett Butler||Clark Gable||Gone With the Wind|
|2||"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."||Vito Corleone||Marlon Brandon||The Godfather|
|3||"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."||Terry Malone||Marlon Brando||On the Waterfront|
|4||"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."||Dorothy Gale||Judy Garland||The Wizard of Oz|
|5||"Here's looking at you, kid."||Rick Blaine||Humphrey Bogart||Casablanca|
|6||"Go ahead, make my day."||Harry Callahan||Clint Eastwood||Sudden Impact|
|7||"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."||Norma Desmond||Gloria Swanson||Sunset Boulevard|
|8||"May the Force be with you."||Obi Wan Kenobi||Alec Guinness||Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope|
|9||"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."||Margo Channing||Bette Davis||All About Eve|
|10||"You talkin' to me?"||Travis Bickle||Robert DiNiro||Taxi Driver|
|11||"What we've got here is failure to communicate."||Captain||Strother Martin||Cool Hand Luke|
|12||"I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"||Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore||Robert Duvall||Apocolypse Now|
|13||"Love means never having to say you're sorry."||Jennifer Cavilleri Barrett||Ali McGraw||Love Story|
|14||"The stuff that dreams are made of."||Sam Spade||Humprey Bogart||The Maltese Falcon|
|15||"E.T. phone home."||E.T.||Pat Welsh||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|16||"They call me Mister Tibbs!"||Virgil Tibbs||Sidney Poitier||In the Heat of the Night|
|17||"Rosebud."||Charles Foster Kane||Orsen Welles||Citizen Kane|
|18||"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"||Arthur "Cody" Jarrett||James Cagney||White Heat|
|19||"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"||Howard Beale||Peter Finch||Network|
|20||"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."||Rick Blaine||Humphrey Bogart||Casablanca|
|21"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."||Hannibal Lector||Anthony Hopkins||The Silence of the Lambs|
|22||"Bond. James Bond."||James Bond||Sean Connery||Dr. No|
|23||"There's no place like home."||Dorothy Hale||Judy Garland||The Wizard of Oz|
|24||"I am big! It's the pictures that got small."||Norma Desmond||Gloria Swanson||Sunset Boulevard|
|25||"Show me the money!"||Rod Tidwell||Cuba Gooding, Jr.||Jerry Malone|
How many of these had the reader heard before? On a personal note, #24 was new to this writer.
For the rest of the Top 100 quotes: AFI's 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes.
by Mondo Frazier
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