Top 25 classic 'written' movie quotes ...by ElMaruecan82 | created - 05 Oct 2013 | updated - 26 Nov 2013 | Public
Cinema could do for many years without words spoken, at a time where the notion of 'memorable quote' barely existed. Even though times have changed, some quotes managed to penetrate collective memories without the need to be uttered by a character, and for that achievement, I wanted to ask ...which of these 'written' movies' quotes, would you say, is the most classic?
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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 evil Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,059,918 | Gross: $322.74M
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away"
2. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 724,232 | Gross: $44.02M
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"
3. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 680,791 | Gross: $83.01M
"Now, I have a machine-gun Ho-Ho-Ho"
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,963,909 | Gross: $28.34M
"Brooks was here ... so was Red"
5. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Votes: 330,520 | Gross: $7.27M
"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends"
6. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 316,937 | Gross: $52.29M
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?"
7. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 624,796 | Gross: $45.60M
"The world is yours"
8. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
Votes: 976,589 | Gross: $25.54M
"John G. raped and murdered my wife"
9. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 855,059 | Gross: $23.34M
10. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 407,422 | Gross: $15.07M
"Feed me a stray cat"
11. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 671,164 | Gross: $78.90M
"Nostromo rerouted to new co-ordinates. Investigate life form. Gather specimen. Priority one: insure return of organism for analysis. All other considerations secondary. Crew expendable"
12. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 393,594 | Gross: $59.89M
"Go hug mom"
13. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Votes: 79,714 | Gross: $79.57M
"Shall we play a game?"
14. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
Votes: 117,266 | Gross: $72.59M
"I know what you did last summer"
15. Airplane! (1980)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.
Votes: 181,194 | Gross: $83.40M
"PUTANA DA SEATBELTZ"
16. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Votes: 299,293 | Gross: $251.19M
"Joker was here"
17. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 211,403 | Gross: $65.21M
"Dear bad guys, no one here but cops -the good guys"
18. Norma Rae (1979)
PG | 114 min | Drama
A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.
Votes: 8,770 | Gross: $22.23M
19. Rumble Fish (1983)
R | 94 min | Drama
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
Votes: 27,370 | Gross: $2.49M
"The Motorcycle Boy Reigns"
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 334,585 | Gross: $22.20M
21. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,199,285 | Gross: $100.13M
Any of "Gluttony", Greed, "Sloth" or the other deadly sins written by John Doe.
22. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 314,837 | Gross: $232.91M
23. Click (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Votes: 272,035 | Gross: $137.36M
"Good guys need a break"
24. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 180,402 | Gross: $12.28M
"You're so cool"
25. My Left Foot (1989)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
Votes: 57,934 | Gross: $14.74M