Movies, we love to love them. They offer us an outlet to laugh, to cry, to hope, and to dream. They also offer us a chance to quote. Some movies have us at hello with one or two great lines, while others have so many great remarks, we don’t even know how to pick out the best. The following is our list of most quotable films, movies filled with golden lines that quickly turn us into copycats.
Old School: From the never-gets-old “You’re my boy, Blue” to Will Ferrell’s ode to married life (“We're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wall paper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time),” Old School has some of the funniest quotes since Caddyshack. Instead of focusing on one person, the quotes are equally divided and all of the characters utter delightful diction. Even Blue has some zingers. Who knew he had it in him?
Swingers: Vegas, baby, Vegas. Even people who have never seen Swingers quote this movie. A cult classic, particularly for the male species, Swingers follows a group of wannabe Rat Packing friends as they pick up girls and take on Vegas. A film that launched the careers of several actors, including Vince Vaughn, Swingers helped compound the swing revival and taught us that Mikey’s the big winner: quoting this movie is simply “money.”
When Harry Met Sally: A 1989 film that propelled both Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan into their roles as America's sweethearts, When Harry Met Sally features Harry (Crystal) and Sally (Ryan) from the time they meet on a cross-country carpool to their continual chance meetings over the next decade. Though Crystal arguably has some of the best quotable lines in this film, mimicking Ryan’s fake orgasm scene is sure to turn more heads than a regular ol’ quote ever will.
The Notebook: Sure, it’s not funny “ha-ha,” but if you want a movie filled with the quotes of love, open The Notebook. A story that is told both in the past and the present, The Notebook features an elderly couple, a wife, Allie, stricken by Alzheimer’s and a husband, Duke, who reads her their life – and love – story. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is filled with some of the most heartfelt, romantic quotes in cinema history.
The Godfather: The mother of all movies, The Godfather also housed the mother of all quotes. Filled with intensity, drama, and some of the best actors of the 20th century, The Godfather made us an offer we couldn’t refuse and, since 1972, people have found themselves quoting this film in a variety of situations, weddings, speeches, movie scripts, and, of course, whenever anyone is found sleeping with the fishes.
The Breakfast Club: Ah, an oldie, but a goodie. A movie that propelled members of the Brat Pack into pop culture, The Breakfast Club – a film that was almost entirely set in a high school library – was known solely for its dialogue. Whether it was quotes from the stereotypical nerd – “Well, what I had said was I'm in the math club, the Latin and the physics club… physics club.” – or the rebel bad boy – “Why does Andrew get to get up? If he gets up, we'll all get up, IT'LL BE ANARCHY!!!” – The Breakfast Club lives on forever thanks to those of us who have it memorized.Powered by Sidelines