When you witness a great line from a movie for the first time, and it hits you hard, you just know it’s going to become legendary. The best movie quotes echo years and decades after they are first spoken by the actors, they become a powerful line that people keep using and referring to. The moment you hear some of the most famous movie quotes, you are instantly reminded of the film, the scene, the atmosphere and the impactful meaning of the words uttered. From our Top 10 Hottest movie quotes, which one strikes you the most?
10 – “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” (The Godfather, 1972)
How many times have you felt like a fearsome Mafioso after reiterating the bone-chilling quote by the Godfather himself, even though your situation probably didn’t involve anything nearly as frightening as the original line?
9 – “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” (Forrest Gump, 1994)
A very sweet and innocent way of saying life is a mystery came from the beloved character of Forrest Gump, who was actually quoting his mother. It keeps reminding us that we can never truly know what we’re going to get from life, and that is exactly what makes it mysterious and exciting.
8 – “Bond, James Bond” (Recurring line from the James Bond movies)
No matter how hard you tried, you could never be suave enough to pull off the legendary introductory line by James Bond. Simple, yet so powerful, James Bond used these words to introduce himself first in the novel of Casino Royale from 1953, and then it became one of the most iconic lines of the character who appeared in 26 movies so far.
7 – “I’ll be back.” (The Terminator, 1984)
Saying these words in your normal voice makes it a mundane thing you hear all the time. Now, say it with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s accent and you instantly become the Terminator. Later on, this little quote became the actor’s catchphrase and he used it plenty of times in other movies.
6 – “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” (Gone with the Wind, 1939)
Back in 1939, the audiences were in utter shock after hearing the word “damn” in a movie, and even though the times have changed a lot, this still remains one of the most powerful lines for a movie ending. However, today, that line would probably go like this “TBH bae IDGAF”.
5 – “I’ll have what she’s having.” (When Harry Met Sally…, 1989)
Who could ever forget the iconic scene of Meg Ryan faking an orgasm opposite of a mortified Billy Crystal in a crowded restaurant. And to top it all off, one of the funniest one-liners which followed came from Rob Reiner who actually cast his own mother to say it.
4 – “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” (Braveheart, 1995)
Motivating an army before battle, Mel Gibson as William Wallace said these ever so inspiring words which put the concept and the idea of freedom above everything else, even life itself.
3 – “Go ahead, make my day.” Sudden Impact (1983)
There is probably no one better suited for the role of Dirty Harry than Clint Eastwood. The character’s dry, sick-of-it-all attitude was executed flawlessly by the actor, and when you hear these words, you know you ought to be careful of your next step.
2 – “Get busy living or get busy dying.” (The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)
Considered by many as the greatest film of all times (it’s even been #1 on IMDB for quite some time), The Shawshank Redemption taught us many things about life, with this quote perhaps being the most resounding.
1 – “We’ll always have Paris.” (Casablanca, 1942)
More than seven decades after the premiere, Casablanca remains as a must-see classic for everyone. In the dramatic final scene, Humphrey Bogart leaves Ingrid Bergman with these memorable words, meaning they will always stay together in their memories.