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AFI: 100 Movie Quotes


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 2005 in a 3-hour television program on CBS. The program was hosted by actor Pierce Brosnan and had commentary from many Hollywood actors and filmmakers. A jury consisting of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians selected "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," spoken by Clark Gable in the Civil War epic Gone with the Wind as the most memorable American movie quotation of all time.

The following quotes were nominated, but did not make the final list:

The Full List

  1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Clark Gable, Gone with the Wind (1939)
  2. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." Marlon Brando, The Godfather (1972)
  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." Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront (1954)
  4. "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  5. "Here's looking at you, kid." Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  6. "Go ahead, make my day." Clint Eastwood, Sudden Impact (1983)
  7. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  8. "May the Force be with you." Harrison Ford, Star Wars (1977)
  9. "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." Bette Davis, All About Eve (1950)
  10. "You talkin' to me?" Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver (1976)
  11. "What we've got here is failure to communicate." Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  12. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Robert Duvall, Apocalypse Now (1979)
  13. "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Ryan O'Neal, Love Story (1970)
  14. "The stuff that dreams are made of." Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  15. "E.T. phone home." Pat Welsh, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  16. "They call me Mister Tibbs!" Sidney Poitier, In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  17. "Rosebud." Orson Welles, Citizen Kane (1941)
  18. "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" James Cagney, White Heat (1949)
  19. "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Peter Finch, Network (1976)
  20. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  21. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  22. "Bond. James Bond." Sean Connery, Dr. No (1962)
  23. "There's no place like home." Judy Garland The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  24. "I am big! It's the pictures that got small." Gloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  25. "Show me the money!" Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry Maguire (1996)
  26. "Why don't you come up sometime and see me?" Mae West, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  27. "I'm walking here! I'm walking here!" Dustin Hoffman, Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  28. "Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'" Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca (1942)
  29. "You can't handle the truth!" Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men (1992)
  30. "I want to be alone." Greta Garbo, Grand Hotel (1932)
  31. "After all, tomorrow is another day!" Vivien Leigh, Gone with the Wind (1939)
  32. "Round up the usual suspects." Claude Rains, Casablanca (1942)
  33. "I'll have what she's having." Estelle Reiner, When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
  34. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." Lauren Bacall, To Have and Have Not (1944)
  35. "You're gonna need a bigger boat." Roy Scheider, Jaws (1975)
  36. "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!" Alfonso Bedoya, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  37. "I'll be back." Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator (1984)
  38. "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Gary Cooper, The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  39. "If you build it, he will come." Lee Garlington, Field of Dreams (1989)
  40. "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump (1994)
  41. "We rob banks." Warren Beatty, Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
  42. "Plastics." Walter Brooke, The Graduate (1967)
  43. "We'll always have Paris." Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  44. "I see dead people." Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense (1999)
  45. "Stella! Hey, Stella!" Marlon Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  46. "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." Bette Davis, Now, Voyager (1942)
  47. "Shane. Shane. Come back!" Brandon De Wilde, Shane (1953)
  48. "Well, nobody's perfect." Joe E. Brown, Some Like It Hot (1959)
  49. "It's alive! It's alive!" Colin Clive, Frankenstein (1931)
  50. "Houston, we have a problem." Tom Hanks, Apollo 13 (1995)
  51. "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry (1971)
  52. "You had me at 'hello.'" Renee Zellwegger, Jerry Maguire (1996)
  53. "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." Groucho Marx, Animal Crackers (1930)
  54. "There's no crying in baseball!" Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own (1992)
  55. "La-dee-da, la-dee-da." Diane Keaton, Annie Hall (1977)
  56. "A boy's best friend is his mother." Anthony Perkins, Psycho (1960)
  57. "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." Michael Douglas, Wall Street (1987)
  58. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." Al Pacino, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  59. "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again." Vivien Leigh, Gone with the Wind (1939)
  60. "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" Oliver Hardy, Sons of the Desert (1933)
  61. "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" Al Pacino, Scarface (1983)
  62. "What a dump." Bette Davis, Beyond the Forest (1949)
  63. "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate (1967)
  64. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  65. "Elementary, my dear Watson." Basil Rathbone, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  66. "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape." Charlton Heston, Planet of the Apes (1968)
  67. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca (1942)
  68. "Heeere's Johnny!" Jack Nicholson, The Shining (1980)
  69. "They're here!" Heather O'Rourke, Poltergeist (1982)
  70. "Is it safe?" Laurence Olivier, Marathon Man (1976)
  71. "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!" Al Jolson, The Jazz Singer (1927)
  72. "No wire hangers, ever!" Faye Dunaway, Mommie Dearest (1981)
  73. "Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?" Edward G. Robinson, Little Caesar (1930)
  74. "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." Bruce Glover, Chinatown (1974)
  75. "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Vivien Leigh, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  76. "Hasta la vista, baby." Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  77. "Soylent Green is people!" Charlton Heston, Soylent Green (1973)
  78. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Keir Dullea, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  79. Striker: "Surely you can't be serious." Rumack: "I am serious... and don't call me Shirley." Robert Hays and Leslie Nielsen, Airplane! (1980)
  80. "Yo, Adrian!" Sylvester Stallone, Rocky (1976)
  81. "Hello, gorgeous." Barbara Streisand, Funny Girl (1968)
  82. "Toga! Toga!" John Belushi, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
  83. "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." Bela Lugosi, Dracula (1931)
  84. "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. 'Twas Beauty killed the Beast." Robert Armstrong, King Kong (1933)
  85. "My precious." Andy Serkis, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  86. "Attica! Attica!" Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  87. "Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!" Warner Baxter, 42nd Street (1933)
  88. "Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!" Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond (1981)
  89. "Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper." Pat O'Brien, Knute Rockne, All American (1940)
  90. "A martini. Shaken, not stirred." Sean Connery, Goldfinger (1964)
  91. "Who's on First?" Bud Abbott, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
  92. "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!" Bill Murray, Caddyshack (1980)
  93. "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Rosalind Russell, Auntie Mame (1958)
  94. "I feel the need - the need for speed!" Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards, Top Gun (1986)
  95. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society (1989)
  96. "Snap out of it!" Cher, Moonstruck (1987)
  97. "My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you." James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  98. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing (1987)
  99. "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!" Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  100. "I'm the king of the world!" Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic (1997)