Real Life Quotes and Moviesby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 4 days ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public
What movie and quote that directly or indirectly relates to that quote/movie combination by a famous person is your favorite?
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1. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 145,424 | Gross: $83.30M
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney
2. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,509,460 | Gross: $134.97M
''Behind every great fortune, there's a crime" - Balzac, suggested by ElMo
3. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Votes: 144,140 | Gross: $37.49M
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela
4. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mohandas K. Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 211,383 | Gross: $52.77M
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
5. North by Northwest (1959)
Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
Votes: 282,127 | Gross: $13.28M
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
6. Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
PG | 143 min | Drama, Music
A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.
Votes: 34,254 | Gross: $82.57M
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
7. The Miracle Worker (1962)
Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller
8. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,690,083 | Gross: $330.25M
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
9. Darkest Hour (2017)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Votes: 152,459 | Gross: $56.47M
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." -Aristotle
10. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 447,571 | Gross: $118.50M
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
11. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 164,751 | Gross: $125.60M
"You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated." -Maya Angelou
12. Bicentennial Man (1999)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
Votes: 105,495 | Gross: $58.22M
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
13. The Babe (1992)
PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Babe Ruth becomes a baseball legend but is unheroic to those who know him.
Votes: 8,757 | Gross: $17.53M
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." -Babe Ruth
14. The Ten Commandments (1956)
G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama
Moses (Charlton Heston), an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Votes: 59,322 | Gross: $93.74M
"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." -Tony Robbins
15. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 580,738 | Gross: $57.60M
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." -Dalai Lama
16. Wild at Heart (1990)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Votes: 77,601 | Gross: $14.56M
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
17. Finding Neverland (2004)
PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Votes: 193,619 | Gross: $51.68M
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
18. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 62,291 | Gross: $30.18M
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius
19. Highlander (1986)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
Votes: 116,244 | Gross: $5.90M
"May you live all the days of your life." -Jonathan Swift
20. Patton (1970)
GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of controversial American general George S. Patton.
Votes: 90,369 | Gross: $61.70M
"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved." -D. H. Lawrence
21. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Votes: 74,292 | Gross: $2.87M
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -Thomas Jefferson
22. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
Votes: 62,318 | Gross: $14.28M
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston S. Churchill
23. Nixon (1995)
R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.
Votes: 27,633 | Gross: $13.56M
"Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember -- the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you." -Zig Ziglar
24. Joy (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Drama
Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Votes: 122,068 | Gross: $56.45M
"I never dreamed about success, I worked for it." -Estee Lauder
25. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 644,177 | Gross: $91.13M
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -Herman Melville
26. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 318,220 | Gross: $102.61M
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand
R | 123 min | Drama, Horror
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
Votes: 282,510 | Gross: $105.26M
"An unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates
28. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Votes: 231,233 | Gross: $219.20M
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." -Beverly Sills
29. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.
Votes: 557,406 | Gross: $127.51M
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I'm possible!'" -Audrey Hepburn
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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 H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 566,814 | Gross: $56.95M
"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on." -Sheryl Sandberg
31. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 205,296 | Gross: $370.78M
"I would rather die of passion than of boredom." -Vincent van Gogh
32. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,922,310 | Gross: $292.58M
"Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." -Gloria Steinem
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 193,775 | Gross: $93.93M
So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." -Mark Twain
34. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 52,637 | Gross: $22.75M
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." -Vince Lombardi