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Are these the best movie quotes of the 21st century?


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You can read the article here:  https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-movie-quotes.     But I would think the answer is clear and that most of these will not last the test of time.   Personally  there seems to be a clear decline in the quality of scripts (I'm thinking you could get dozens of better quotes from The Usual Suspects.)  Post here your own choices.

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First rule about trying to find 21st-cty. movie quotes:  If you believe Will Ferrell comedies are "immortally quotable", grow up, seek help, or both.  (Will someone please tell the Cult of Anchorman that in the real world, nobody else knows one single damn line from it, as most have never seen it in their lives?  That's like finding an adult male who's seen "Mean Girls".)

Apart from the cult lines ("Just keep swimming"),  the pop-culture Trailer Overexposed lines ("You shall not pass!"), and the four or five that got on the list as celebrated bad-kitsch lines ("You're tearing me apart, Lisa!") most seem to be just fangirl plot-development lines, with few that ever ended up quoted among non-fans...Or ended up on t-shirts like "I love you 3000".

There's a difference between "Best", and "The ones we remember without having to strain our brains too hard to think of a GOOD mainstream movie since 2001."

I will, however, give points on both judging criteria to "Even artichokes have hearts!" from Amelie.  ❤️

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It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive.

I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar.

Ding-ding-ding! Laaaaadies and gentlemen, welcome to the fight of the century! In one corner is a beautiful young girl, and in the other, unhappiness!

Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

But you have heard of me.

Feels strange to be going home, doesn't it?

 Isn't the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.

Twenty-three nineteen! We have a Twenty-three nineteen!

This is America. Eighty-five percent of what I fix is bullet holes.

 I've had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am... I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.

We're identical twins and exact opposites.

No one will ever forget that night and what it meant for this country. But I will never forget the man and what he meant to me.

I don't have delusions of grandeur, I have an actual recipe for grandeur.

I swear on my dead relatives - and even on the ones who are not feeling too good - I am your man forever!

I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but I hate you.

Let's just assume for the moment that everyone in here doesn't like me!

Every time we get a chance to get ahead they move the finish line.

Come on, Steve. We've got a diem to carpe!

Aren't you going to search me? I could have anything down my trousers.

Those chickens are up to something.

Which would be worse - to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?

That's no blizzard. That's my sister.

These are your last words, so make them a prayer.

These are kittens! Any relation to persons living or dead is completely coincidental.

I've never done this before. Hold still, or it'll get messy.

We have stubbornness issues.

Airplanes are beautiful, cursed dreams, waiting for the sky to swallow them up.

I don't want to survive. I want to live.

I'm having lots and lots of puberty.

I'm a meowsy dancer anyway.

Just because everybody hates it doesn't mean it's not good.

May all your bacon burn.

Tonight's supper will be baked beans. Musical program to follow.

I've been turned into a cow. Can I go home?

I don't want your help, I want you safe.

He's not drunk, Mom, he's just eccentric.

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

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This may not be a quote from a 21st century film and I agree those quotes on that list will not stand the test of time. Here is one not from the 21st century that will, for me, always stand the test of time.The most memborable quote for me was the exchange between Miriam Hopkins as Aunt Penniman and Oliva deHavilland as Catherine in The Heiress. I've always thought that those lines were so fitting and meaningful in that brilliantly written story.

Aunt Penniman - Can you be so cruel?

Catherine - Yes I can be very cruel, I have been taught by masters.

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10 hours ago, EricJ said:

First rule about trying to find 21st-cty. movie quotes:  If you believe Will Ferrell comedies are "immortally quotable", grow up, seek help, or both.  (Will someone please tell the Cult of Anchorman that in the real world, nobody else knows one single damn line from it, as most have never seen it in their lives?  That's like finding an adult male who's seen "Mean Girls".)

Apart from the cult lines ("Just keep swimming"),  the pop-culture Trailer Overexposed lines ("You shall not pass!"), and the four or five that got on the list as celebrated bad-kitsch lines ("You're tearing me apart, Lisa!") most seem to be just fangirl plot-development lines, with few that ever ended up quoted among non-fans...Or ended up on t-shirts like "I love you 3000".

There's a difference between "Best", and "The ones we remember without having to strain our brains too hard to think of a GOOD mainstream movie since 2001."

I will, however, give points on both judging criteria to "Even artichokes have hearts!" from Amelie.  ❤️

Well, I AM an adult male who's SEEN "Mean Girls".  But no, can't say I remember much about it.  That's how much I was impressed.  And I'm on board with you about the Will Ferrell/Achorman  cult thing.  I don't get it either.

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1 hour ago, Moe Howard said:

“Cinderella story, coming outta nowhere....”

 

”You can’t fight in here, this is the war room!”

 Ah, that would be from the 2015 Jason Reitman remake of Caddyshack and the 2007 Wes Anderson version of Dr. Strangelove?  😛

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I think people remember this line from The Social Network more than the one the article includes:

"You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you're going to go through life thinking that girls don't like you because you're a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won't be true. It'll be because you're an ****."

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Casino Royale:

 

M: You've got a bloody cheek.
Bond: Sorry. I'll shoot the camera first next time.
M: Or yourself. You stormed into an embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relationships, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! [Angrily throws down a newspaper headlined MI6 KILLS UNARMED PRISONER onto a table in front of Bond] For God's sake, you're supposed to display some kind of judgment.
Bond: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.
M: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer; he's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overdeveloped trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him, or why. And how the hell did you find out where I lived?
Bond: Same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was a randomly assigned letter. I had no idea it stood for--
M: [interrupts Bond] Utter one more syllable, and I'll have you killed.
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