March 18, 2024 | Dancy Mason

The Most Iconic Movie Quotes Of All Time, Ranked


Iconic Movie Quotes

We're ranking the most iconic movie quotes of all time. Did your favorite make the list? Are we in a fight now? Check and find out.

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)

65. Dead Poets Society (1989)

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Touchstone Pictures, Dead Poets Society (1989)Touchstone Pictures, Dead Poets Society (1989)

64. Top Gun (1986)

"I feel the need — the need for speed!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Top Gun (1986)Paramount Pictures, Top Gun (1986)

63. Dirty Dancing (1987)

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Great American Films Limited Partnership, Dirty Dancing (1987)Great American Films Limited Partnership, Dirty Dancing (1987)

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62. Titanic (1997)

"I'm king of the world!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Twentieth Century Fox, Titanic (1997)Twentieth Century Fox, Titanic (1997)

61. Finding Nemo (2003)

"Just keep swimming!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Pixar Animation Studios, Finding Nemo (2003)Pixar Animation Studios, Finding Nemo (2003)

60. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

"What we've got here is failure to communicate."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Jalem Productions, Cool Hand Luke (1967)Jalem Productions, Cool Hand Luke (1967)

59. Back to the Future (1985)

“Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.”

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Back to the Future (1985)Universal Pictures, Back to the Future (1985)

58. Babe (1995)

“That'll do, pig. That'll do.”

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Babe (1995)Universal Pictures, Babe (1995)

57. Clueless (1995)

"As if!" 

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Clueless (1995)Paramount Pictures, Clueless (1995)

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56. The Princess Bride (1987)

“Inconceivable!”

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Act III Communications, The Princess Bride (1987)Act III Communications, The Princess Bride (1987)

55. Braveheart (1985)

"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Icon, Braveheart (1995)Icon, Braveheart (1995)

54. Toy Story (1995)

“To infinity and beyond!”

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Pixar Animation Studios, Toy Story (1995)Pixar Animation Studios, Toy Story (1995)

53. 300 (2006)

"Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty...for tonight, we dine in hell!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., 300 (2006)Warner Bros., 300 (2006)

52. The Matrix (1999)

"Dodge this."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., The Matrix (1999)

51. Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You had me at 'hello.'"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)TriStar Pictures, Jerry Maguire (1996)TriStar Pictures, Jerry Maguire (1996)

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50. A League of Their Own (1992)

"There's no crying in baseball!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Columbia Pictures, A League of Their Own (1992)Columbia Pictures, A League of Their Own (1992)

49. Wall Street (1987)

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Twentieth Century Fox, Wall Street (1987)Twentieth Century Fox, Wall Street (1987)

48. The Godfather II (1974)

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, The Godfather II (1974)Paramount Pictures, The Godfather II (1974)

47. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)MGM, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

46. Poltergeist (1982)

"They're here!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, Poltergeist (1982)MGM, Poltergeist (1982)

45. Airplane! (1980)

Striker: Surely you can't be serious.

Rumack: I am serious…and don't call me Shirley.

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Airplane! (1980)Paramount Pictures, Airplane! (1980)

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44. Rocky (1976)

"Yo, Adrian!"

Screenshot of Sylvester Stallone talking in ring - from Rocky (1976)Chartoff-Winkler Productions, Rocky (1976)

43. National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

"Toga! Toga!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)Universal Pictures, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

42. Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2001)

"My precious."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2022)New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2022)

41. Sudden Impact (1983)

"Go ahead, make my day."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., Sudden Impact (1983)Warner Bros., Sudden Impact (1983)

40. Sunset Blvd (1950)

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup."

Screenshot of Gloria Swanson talking - from Sunset Blvd (1950)Paramount Pictures, Sunset Blvd (1950)

39. Star Wars (1977)

"May the Force be with you."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Twentieth Century Fox, Star Wars (1977)Twentieth Century Fox, Star Wars (1977)

38. All About Eve (1950)

"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Twentieth Century Fox, All About Eve (1950)Twentieth Century Fox, All About Eve (1950)

37. Taxi Driver (1976)

"You talking to me?"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Columbia Pictures, Taxi Driver (1976)Columbia Pictures, Taxi Driver (1976)

36. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"E.T. phone home."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)Universal Pictures, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

35.Citizen Kane (1941)

"Rosebud."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)RKO, Citizen Kane (1941)RKO, Citizen Kane (1941)

34. Network (1976)

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, Network (1976)MGM, Network (1976)

33. Casablanca (1942)

"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)

32. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"There's no place like home."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, The Wizard of Oz (1939)MGM, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

31. Jerry Maguire (1996)

"Show me the money!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)TriStar Pictures, Jerry Maguire (1996)TriStar Pictures, Jerry Maguire (1996)

30. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Jerome Hellman Productions, Midnight Cowboy (1969)Jerome Hellman Productions, Midnight Cowboy (1969)

29. Sunset Blvd (1950)

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Sunset Blvd (1950)Paramount Pictures, Sunset Blvd (1950)

28. Casablanca (1942)

"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)

27. Field of Dreams (1989)

"If you build it, he will come."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Field of Dreams (1989)Universal Pictures, Field of Dreams (1989)

26. Forrest Gump (1994)

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Forrest Gump (1994)Paramount Pictures, Forrest Gump (1994)

25. Frankenstein (1931)

"It's alive! It's alive!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Frankenstein (1931)Universal Pictures, Frankenstein (1931)

24. Apollo 13 (1995)

"Houston, we have a problem."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Apollo 13 (1995)Universal Pictures, Apollo 13 (1995)

23. A Few Good Men (1992)

"You can't handle the truth!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Columbia Pictures, A Few Good Men (1992)Columbia Pictures, A Few Good Men (1992)

22. Casablanca (1942)

"We'll always have Paris."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)

21. The Sixth Sense (1999)

"I see dead people."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Hollywood Pictures, The Sixth Sense (1999)Hollywood Pictures, The Sixth Sense (1999)

20. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

"Stella! Hey, Stella!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)Warner Bros., A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

19. Dirty Harry (1971)

"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., Dirty Harry (1971)Warner Bros., Dirty Harry (1971)

18. Scarface (1983)

"Say 'hello' to my little friend!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Scarface (1983)Universal Pictures, Scarface (1983)

17. The Graduate (1967)

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"

Screenshot of Dustin Hoffman smiling - from The Graduate (1967)Embassy Pictures, The Graduate (1967)

16. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Hawk Films, Dr. Strangelove (1964)Hawk Films, Dr. Strangelove (1964)

15. The Shining (1980)

"Here's Johnny!"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., The Shining (1980)Warner Bros., The Shining (1980)

14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

"Hasta la vista, baby."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)StudioCanal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)StudioCanal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

13. Goldfinger (1964)

"A martini. Shaken, not stirred."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Eon Productions, Goldfinger (1964)Eon Productions, Goldfinger (1964)

12. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

"You see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)United Artists, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)United Artists, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

11. The Dark Knight (2008)

"Why so serious?"

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros., The Dark Knight (2008)Warner Bros., The Dark Knight (2008)

10. Apocalypse Now (1979)

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, Apocalypse Now (1979)Paramount Pictures, Apocalypse Now (1979)

9. On the Waterfront (1954)

"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."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Horizon Pictures, On the Waterfront (1954)Horizon Pictures, On the Waterfront (1954)

8. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

"I'll have what she's having."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Castle Rock Entertainment, When Harry Met Sally (1989)Castle Rock Entertainment, When Harry Met Sally (1989)

7. Jaws (1975)

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Universal Pictures, Jaws (1975)Universal Pictures, Jaws (1975)

6. The Terminator (1984)

"I'll be back."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Cinema '84, The Terminator (1984)Cinema '84, The Terminator (1984)

5. Dr. No (1962)

"Bond. James Bond."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Eon Productions, Dr. No (1962)Eon Productions, Dr. No (1962)

4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, The Wizard of Oz (1939)MGM, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

3. Casablanca (1942)

"Here's looking at you, kid."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)

2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

"Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)MGM, Gone with the Wind (1939)MGM, Gone with the Wind (1939)

1. The Godfather (1972)

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

Screenshot of Carrie-Anne Moss looking upset - from The Matrix (1999)Paramount Pictures, The Godfather (1972)Paramount Pictures, The Godfather (1972)

Did We Miss Anything?

If you think we missed an iconic movie quote or ranked it wrong, let us know in the comments!

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