You know a great movie when you see one. A movie that would keep you glued to your seat is a great movie. Another sign of a great movie is its relatable quotes and how often you can bring them into a conversation. No wonder these quotes are also used by guest on talk shows. Some of these quotes are funny, inspirational and educative. We bring you the top 10 movie quotes of all time.
“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – The Godfather
This quote was said by Vito Corleone, as he responded to the statement of his godson Johnny Fontane’s forlorn about wanting help in securing a new movie role. Corleone then promises him saying he will make the film director an offer he can’t refuse.
According to the American Film Institute, this quote is selected as the 2nd most famous of all time. The film was released in 1972 and is regarded as one of the best films of all time.
“You hear it? – Carpe – hear it? Carpe. Carpe Diem. Seize the day boys; make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society
The quote is spoken by John Keaton in his first English class at Welton Academy. Award-winning actor Robin Williams who played the role of “ John Keating,” took it upon himself to serve as an inspiration to his students. The quote was said in a bid to motivate the students to live their best life.
The word “Carpe Diem” was not invented by Mr. Keating. It is a Latin word that comes from the poet Horace’s “Odes.” The “seize the day” line which is the motto of the class was also used as the theme of the film.
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump
This famous line was spoken by Forest Gump, played by Tom Hanks in the movie Forest Gump. In the film, Forrest quotes many of the sayings his mother taught him. One of the quotes he cherishes the most is this line.
The quote teaches about the uncertainty of life and why we should keep living no matter what life throws at us. The movie Forrest Gump won six Academy Awards for its portrayal of a mentally challenged man and his heroic impact on world events.
“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Fight Club
The quote was said in the movie Fight Club by Tyler Durden. He says it during a conversation with a nameless narrator who met at fight club. The quote was supposed to ignite the hope of helpless man rather than fear.
The idea of a movie was gotten from an actual fight during a camping incident between the author “Chuck Palahniuk” and his friends.
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.” – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
This classic line is a quote from the trailer of the first episode of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, that predicts Anakin Skywalker’s eventual path. Yoda said this quote when young Anakin was brought before the Jedi council, during his evaluation of Anakin for training.
The first prequel of the Star Wars trilogy follows the journey of Anakin Skywalker, who had been selected from childhood to become the Jedi that could bring balance back to the Force. Later, Anakin turns to the dark side and becomes the infamous Darth Vader.
“Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!”
Screen legend Bette Davis said this famous line when she played Margo Channing in All About Eve. Margo was referring to life’s turbulence and not that of an aircraft when she made the statement, and yes, she’ll be the author of the ‘turbulence.’
In the classic 1950 film, Davis plays the role of a highly regarded but aging actress whose career was fading. Ironically, this was her reality off camera. The role helped to revive her career. Just consider your seatbelt automatically fastened when watching this film.
“Houston, we have a problem.”
This is one of the most famous movie quotes of all time from 1995’s Apollo 13. The quote was from astronaut James Lovell when he was on the Apollo 13 mission. Lovell’s actual words were,” Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Well, if you’d admit, the real phrase isn’t as catchy.
Tom Hanks plays the character of astronaut James Lovell in this 1995 film based on the story of the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.
“Play it again Sam”- Casablanca
Play it again, Sam” – was a misquoted line spoken by either Ingrid Bergman or Humphrey Bogart in to Sam (Dooley Wilson), the pianist. However, 2 variations of the line were spoken by both Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in the movie.
Ingrid Bergman to Sam: “Play it once, Sam, for old time’s sake…Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'”
Humphrey Bogart to Sam: “You played it for her, you can play it for me…If she can stand it, I can. Play it!”
The misquoted line, “Play it again, Sam” has been heard in 3 other movies including Moonraker, Cut Off, and I Want Candy.
“Find a truly original Idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only I will ever matter” – a Beautiful Mind
This beautiful quote was spoken by John Nash in the movie titled “A Beautiful Mind.” The quote preaches about originality and how hard it is to find it. In simple words, it says … if you want to be great, you have to distinguish yourself from the competition.
The 2001 movie was named as one of “The 20 Most Overrated Movies Of All Time” by Premiere. This film is inspired by the life of John Nash, but it was not all elements from his life that were depicted in the movie.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Gone With the Wind
This is a quote from the wonderful movie “Gone with the Wind” which was produced in 1939. It was uttered by Rhett Butler as his last response to the question asked by Scarlett O’Hara. Rhett was tired of the marriage and decided to leave.
As he packed his things, Scarlett came begging asking him. “Where will I go? What will I do?” Rhett then responded with a quote, making it clear that he is not interested anymore. The quote is No 1 on the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movie Quotes. “Gone with the wind” was also the first color film to win an academy award for Best Picture