I Got a Bad Feeling Movies: Premonition or Promise?

by urbanemovies | created - 10 Jan 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

When you hear the phrase "I got a bad feeling," it can mean only one thing: this movie is about to get a lot more exciting. Screenwriters have been using the line for as long as there have been movies. So, as long as there are movies, when you hear the phrase "I got a bad feeling ...," it's the signal to hold onto your seat.

Which "I got a bad feeling" movie moment best delivered on the premonition and promise of what was to follow?

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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,095,913 | Gross: $322.74M

Luke Skywalker: "I have a very bad feeling about this."

(when the Millenium Falcon approaches the Death Star)

2. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 587,655 | Gross: $85.16M

Private Frost: "Man, I'm telling ya, I got a bad feeling about this drop."

(when dropping to planet to check on isolated colonists)

3. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 345,004 | Gross: $138.53M

Sergeant O'Neill: "Bob, I got a bad feeling on this one , all right? I mean I got a bad feeling."

(when going on one of his final patrols as a short timer)

4. Rogue One (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 459,444 | Gross: $532.18M

K-2SO: "I've got a bad feeling abo..."

(who is stopped mid-sentence by Jyn and Cassian just before the final battle on Scarif)

5. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 346,378 | Gross: $110.52M

Tugg Speedman: "I got a bad feeling on this one."

(when practicing and feeding lines to his costar in the jungle)

6. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

96 Metascore

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

Votes: 692,134 | Gross: $274.09M

Matt Kowalski: "Houston, I got a bad feeling about this mission."

(when on a space walk in opening sequence)

7. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 841,371 | Gross: $309.13M

Han Solo: "I got a really bad feeling about this."

(when the Ewoks are preparing to roast him with his companions)

8. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker

Votes: 138,929 | Gross: $66.52M

Det. Paulie Sellitto: "Hey Linc, I got a bad feeling about this, man!"

(when staking out a trap set to catch the killer)

9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 528,095 | Gross: $56.95M

Frank Poole: "I've got a bad feeling about him."

(when talking about HAL in the pod to prevent his overhearing)

10. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 625,796 | Gross: $380.26M

Obi-Wan Kenobi "Oh, I have got a bad feeling about this."

(when his and Anakin's starfighters approach the closing blast doors)

11. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 67,384 | Gross: $25.19M

John Hobbes: "I got a bad feeling about this."

(when discussing the case with Jonesy)

12. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

65 Metascore

In 1957, archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is called back into action and becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 384,643 | Gross: $317.10M

Indiana Jones: "I've got a bad feeling about this."

(when in the temple retrieving the crystal skull)

13. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,025,987 | Gross: $290.48M

Princess Leia Organa: "I have a bad feeling about this."

(when inside the space slug's mouth, just before the mynocks appear)

14. The Wedding Ringer (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy

35 Metascore

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

Director: Jeremy Garelick | Stars: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Affion Crockett

Votes: 65,923 | Gross: $64.46M

Lurch: "I got a bad feeling about this flight."

(when the wedding party is on-board the plane in the final scene)

15. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane

Votes: 145,189 | Gross: $182.62M

Christina Cotter: "I got a bad feeling."

(when she sees Bobby off at the dock before he goes to sea)

16. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 639,779 | Gross: $474.54M

Obi-Wan-Kenobi: "I have a bad feeling about this."

(when speaking to Qui-Gon-Jinn onboard the Saak'ak)

17. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 84,988 | Gross: $153.29M

Shaggy: "I really have got a bad feeling about this, Scoob."

(when attacking the table full of food with Scooby)

18. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 93,133 | Gross: $45.01M

Julia Sullivan: "I got a bad feeling, today. I was worried."

(when her husband, Frank visits her at hospital)

19. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 768,279 | Gross: $936.66M

Han Solo: "I got a bad feeling about this."

(when the Rathtars have been set loose on his freighter)

20. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 133,117 | Gross: $22.91M

Worm : "Are you sure about this, I got a bad feeling."

(when talking to Mike about that night's card game)

21. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,079,109 | Gross: $216.54M

Private Reiben: "I got a bad feeling about this one, Captain Miller."

(when the platoon is about to charge a machine gun emplacement)

22. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 561,339 | Gross: $310.68M

Anakin Skywalker: "I've got bad feeling about this."

(when in the arena as the execution beasts approach)

23. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

44 Metascore

Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Votes: 97,436 | Gross: $40.49M

Ted Logan: "Dude, I got a very bad feeling."

(when speaking to Bill before they time travel)

24. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 50,090 | Gross: $34.59M

Kenny O'Donnell: "I got a bad feeling about what's going on in there!"

(when speaking about the Joint Chiefs and Cuban blockade with President J.F.K.)

25. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,095,913 | Gross: $322.74M

Han Solo: "I got a bad feeling about this."

(when trapped in a trash compactor and walls start to close in)

26. The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

24 Metascore

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet

Votes: 50,564 | Gross: $16.32M

Lazlo: "Why do I have a bad feeling about this."

(when he sends Strabo to kidnap Oz)

27. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 748,829 | Gross: $74.28M

Carla Jean Moss: "I got a bad feeling, Lewelyn."

(when making plans to meet him at her mothers afterwards)

28. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 841,371 | Gross: $309.13M

C-3PO: "Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this."

(when entering Jabba the Hutt's fortress to relay Luke's message)

29. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 74,170 | Gross: $76.57M

Ralph: "I've got a real bad feeling about it, real bad."

(when discussing the kidnapping, then confronted by alligators)

30. Step Brothers (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 242,187 | Gross: $100.47M

Dr. Robert Doback: "I got a really bad feeling about this."

(when talking in bed with his wife about Dale and Brennan moving in)

31. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 440,357 | Gross: $620.18M

BB-8: "I got a really bad feeling about this." (in droid-speak)

(to Poe Dameron just prior to their strafing run to eliminate the entire battery of dreadnaught surface cannons with a single X-wing fighter)



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