If you were to ask me what the most quotable movies are, I’d rattle off a list something like this:
- Christmas Vacation
- A Christmas Story
(Yes, apparently, Christmas movies are one genre that I watch over and over and over again).
But these are just MY most quotable movies. And I figured if I had a list, so did everyone else. And if I asked everyone else, I could put it into a list that at least somebody out there could relate to.
I asked and many of you answered. But you didn’t just answer with your most quotable movie. You also shared your favorite movie quotes, ad nauseum.
So, according to YOU, in all the social places we asked, I present the most quotable movies along with your favorite quotes!
Most Quotable Movies and Your Favorite Quotes
Steel Magnolias quotes
This was hands-down (and surprisingly) the number one most-mentioned and most-quoted movie. Maybe it’s time to revisit this 1989 classic starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine (among many others).
The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” – Clairee
“Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it’s marching across your face.” – Truvy
Truvy: What are your colors, Shelby?
Shelby: They’re blush and bashful.
M’Lynn: Her colors are pink and pink.
“I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” – Shelby
“Don’t decorate your sister’s with condoms. It’s tacky!” – M’Lynn
“Mama, you should have drowned them at birth.” – Shelby
“There’s so much static electricity in this room. I pick up everything but boys and money.” – Truvy
“How about a glass of iced tea? It’s the house wine of the South.” – Truvy
“Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!” – Clairee
The Princess Bride quotes
This 1987 movie became an instant classic and also one of the most quoted. It continues on as the previous generation is now sharing the movie and ALL the quotes with their kids.
“I’ll use small words so you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.” – Westley
“Inconceivable!” – Vizzini
“Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” – William Golding, author
“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya
“As you wish” – Westley
“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.” – The Impressive Clergyman
“Have fun storming the castle!” – Miracle Max
Raising Arizona quotes
If you know this movie, you’re either in the OMG, the Coen Brothers are geniuses category or the I didn’t really get that movie category. I happen to be in the former and can probably recite this entire movie. My son is still not impressed.
“I need a baby, H.I. They got more ‘an they can handle.” – Ed
“You might want to wash your hands at this point.”
“I don’t know what his damn jammies looked like… they had Yodas and shit on them.” – Nathan Arizona
“He’s an angel! straight from heaven”
“Beauford’s the sly one, he already knows his ABCs.” – Glen
“Anyway, we’re approaching the wreck, and there’s this spherical object a restin’ in the highway. And it’s not a piece of the car.” – Machine worker
“The government do take a bite, don’t she?” – Office worker
“Son, you’ve got a panty on your head.” – Convenience store clerk
“If’n I stand still, I can’t rightly drop. And if’n I drop, I’m a gonna be in motion.” – Hayseed
“Say, who wears the pants ’round here, Hi?” – Gale
“Y’all hear that? We’re using code names” – Evelle
“Not unless round is funny.” – Store clerk
Doctor: “Why do you say you feel “trapped” in a man’s body?”
Convict: “Well, sometimes I get them menstrual cramps real hard.”
“H.I., you’re young and you got your health, what you want with a job? – Gale
“Awful good breakfast flakes, ma’am.” – Evelle
“I even caught myself drivin’ by convenience stores that weren’t on the way home.” – H.I.
You’ve Got Mail quotes
It’s been a long time since anyone has heard the classic “You’ve Got Mail” voice upon logging into AOL but the quotes from this movie still make you tear up.
“What will NY152 say today, I wonder.” – Kathleen
“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.” – Joe
“The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.” – Kathleen
“I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.” – Kathleen
More Movie Quotes from Quotable Movies
Are you surprised that the top quotes were all from 80s and 90s movies? Either we’ve stopped retaining the ability to remember anything or nothing is quotable anymore! But we’re not going to stop there. Because there are SO many more movie quotes you shared. Here are some of your favorites!
“I’d rather be alone for the right reasons than with someone for the wrong reasons.” – Some Kind of Wonderful
“I got two guns, one for each of ya.” – Tombstone
“You should be kissed, and often, by someone who knows how!” – Gone With The Wind
“I’m just standing, in front of a boy……asking him to love me.” – Notting Hill
“Chip, I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey” – Talladega Nights
“Did IQs drop sharply while I was away?” – Aliens
“I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.” – Bicentennial Man
“I got a bad feeling about this.” – every Star Wars movie
“Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who.” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
“What’s in the box?” – Seven
“50 bucks says the Smails kid picks his nose!” – Caddyshack
“Stay close to the candles; the staircase can be treacherous.” – Young Frankenstein
“I know it was you, Fredo.” – The Godfather
“I didn’t know they piled shit that high!” – Full Metal Jacket
“Just because I sing and dance in my underwear doesn’t make me Madonna.” – Working Girl
“I refuse to date a man whose ass is smaller than mine.” – About Last Night
“I’m tired, boss. Tired of bein’ on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I’m tired of never having me a buddy to be with, to tell me where we’s going to or coming from, or why. Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There’s too much of it — it’s like pieces of glass in my head, all the time. Can you understand?” – The Green Mile
“Brothers don’t shake hands! Brothers gotta HUG!” – Tommy Boy
“You made me bleed my own blood!” – Dodgeball
“If you can’t work late, I can’t work late and if I can’t work late, I CAN’T WORK LATE!” – Scrooged
“I’ll have what she’s having…” – When Harry Met Sally
”Gee, I’m really sorry your Mom blew up, Ricky” – Better Off Dead
“I carried a watermelon.” – Dirty Dancing
“Why am I on brain detail?!” – Pulp Fiction
“You’re Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago?” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” – Mean Girls
So is that enough to get you quoting? Did we miss your ALL-TIME FAVORITE quote? Let’s hear what you’re quoting and how much it annoys everyone around you!