Here is our list of some of the best action and adventure movie quotes in alpha order.
A – Z Action and Adventure Quotes
King Leonidas: Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in hell!
Air Force One (1997)
Ivan Korshunov: I know what you are thinking, First Lady. You want me dead. It may come to that. In a war, people die.
Grace Marshall: This isn’t war! You just murdered an unarmed woman.
Ivan Korshunov: You, who murdered a hundred thousand Iraqis to save a nickel on a gallon of gas, are going to lecture me about the rules of war? Don’t!
Private Hudson: That’s it, man. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we going to do now? What are we going to do?
Burke: Maybe we could build a fire. Sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don’t we try that?
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Leigh: The very least of our problems is we’ve run out of time.
Wilson: It’s an old story with me. I was born out of time.
Bad Boys (1995)
Mike Lowrey: It’s one hundred and five thousand dollars, and it’s one of the fastest production cars on Earth. Zero to to sixty in four seconds. It’s a limited edition.
Marcus Burnett: You damn right it’s limited. No cup holder, no back seat. It’s a shiny dick with two chairs in it. I guess we the balls, just dragging the fuck along.
Bad Boys II (2003)
[reading from their high school year book]
Mike Lowery: “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.”
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop: Please get in the car, sir.
Axel Foley: Tell me something, what’s the charge?
Beverly Hills Cop: Possession of a concealed weapon, disturbing the peace.
Axel Foley: Disturbing the peace? I got thrown out of a window! What’s the fucking charge for getting pushed out of a moving car, huh? Jaywalking? This is bullshit!
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Jack Burton: You just listen to the old Pork-Chop Express here now and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightning’s crashing, and the thunder’s rolling, and the rain’s coming down in sheets thick as lead. Just remember what old Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right square in the eye, and he says, “Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.”
Blade: You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugarcoated topping. There is another world beneath it, the real world. And if you want to survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Jason Bourne: I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and can handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside. And at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half-mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Ezra Kramer: My number one rule is hope for the best, plan for the worst.
William Wallace: We all end up dead, it’s just a question of how and why.
Chalmers: Come on now, don’t be naive, lieutenant. We both know how careers are made. Integrity is something you sell to the public.
Bullitt: You sell whatever you want, but don’t sell it here tonight.
Chalmers: Frank, we must all compromise.
Casino Royale (2006)
Vesper Lynd: It doesn’t bother you? Killing all those people?
James Bond: Well I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.
Qualen: I must admit, you’re a real piece of work.
Gabe Walker: Yeah, and I must admit, you’re a real piece of shit.
Con Air (1997)
Cameron Poe: Put the bunny back in the box.
Billy Bedlam: I knew you was a punk, and I was right. You been playing us all along. You a free man.
Cameron Poe: I said, put the bunny back in the box.
Billy Bedlam: Die, punk!
[Cameron kills Billy in self-defense]
Cameron Poe: Why couldn’t you put the bunny back in the box?
[referring to the man he’s killed in the seat next to him on the plane]
John Matrix: Don’t disturb my friend. He’s dead tired.
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Joker: See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.
Death Wish (1974)
Paul Kersey: I mean, if we’re not pioneers, what have we become? What do you call people, who when they’re faced with a condition of fear, do nothing about it, they just run and hide?
Jack Toby: Civilized?
Paul Kersey: No.
Die Hard (1988)
Hans Gruber: Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?
John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
Dirty Harry (1971)
Harry Callahan: I know what you’re thinking, “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question, “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, punk?
Judge Dredd: Been wondering when you’d remember you left your helmet behind.
Anderson: Sir, a helmet can interfere with my psychic abilities.
Judge Dredd: Think a bullet might interfere with them more.
Driver: If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes, then I’m yours, no matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that, and you’re on your own. Do you understand?
Cage: Now, what I’m about to tell you sounds crazy. It’s true, and you have to listen to me. You’re very lives depend on it.
Enemy of the State (1998)
Edward Lyle: The government’s been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the forties. They’ve infected everything. They can get into your bank statements, your computer files, e-mail, listen to your phone calls.
Robert Clayton Dean: My wife’s been saying that for years.
Edward Lyle: Every wire, every airwave. The more technology you use, the easier it is for them to keep tabs on you. It’s a brave new world out there. At least it better be.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Lee: You have offended my family, and you have offended a Shaolin temple.
Robert McCall: When you pray for rain, you got to deal with the mud too.
Escape from New York (1981)
Hauk: We’d make one hell of a team, Snake.
Snake Plissken: The name’s Plissken.
Castor Troy: I don’t know what I hate wearing worse, your face or your body. I mean, I enjoy boning your wife, but, uh, well, let’s face it, we both like it better the other way, yes? So why don’t we just trade back?
Sean Archer: You can’t give back what you’ve taken from me.
Castor Troy: Oh, well. Plan B. Let’s just kill each other.
Fast & Furious (2009)
Dominic Toretto: A real driver knows exactly what’s in his car.
Deckard Shaw: This job requires stealth. Look at you.
Luke Hobbs: I’m trying to save the world, which for the record, will be my fourth time, because I’m really good at it.
First Blood (1982)
Rambo: I could have killed them all. I could have killed you. In town you’re the law. Out here, it’s me! Don’t push it! Don’t push it, or I’ll give you a war you won’t believe! Let it go. Let it go.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Carlos: What were they? Psychos?
Seth Gecko: They look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them. I don’t give a fuck how crazy they are!
The Fugitive (1993)
[pointing a gun at Gerard]
Dr. Richard Kimble: I didn’t kill my wife!
Samuel Gerard: I don’t care!
Winston Zeddemore: Since I joined these men, I have seen shit that’ll turn you white.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker.
Walter Peck: My name is Peck.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Or you could accept the fact that this city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: Well, what do you mean, biblical?
Dr. Raymond Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes. Volcanoes.
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
Mayor: Enough! I get the point.
James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!
Maximus: My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Connor MacLeod: There can be only one!
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Danny Butterman: Point Break or Bad Boys II?
Nicholas Angel: Which one do you think I’ll prefer?
Danny Butterman: No, I mean which one do you want to watch first?
Dom Cobb: Well dreams, they feel real while we’re in them, right? It’s only when we wake up that we realize that something was actually strange.
Independence Day (1996)
President Thomas Whitmore: Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice. We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this “Junior”?
Professor Henry Jones: That’s his name. Henry Jones, Junior.
Indiana Jones: I like Indiana.
Professor Henry Jones: We named the dog Indiana.
Marcus Brody: May we go home now, please?
Sallah: [laughing] The dog? You are named after the dog?
Indiana Jones: I’ve got a lot of fond memories of that dog.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Mitch Leary: Do you really have the guts to take a bullet?
Frank Horrigan: I’ll be thinking about that when I’m pissing on your grave.
Brody: You’re going to need a bigger boat.
John Wick (2014)
Viggo Tarasov: I can say you’re still very much the John Wick of old.
John Wick: Am I?
Viggo Tarasov: People don’t change, you know that. Times, they do.
John Wick: Winston, Tell them. Tell them all. Whoever comes, I’ll kill them. I’ll kill them all.
Winston: Of course you will.
[as Sofia kills Berrada]
Sofia: He shot my dog.
John Wick: I get it.
[as Oberon gets eaten by a hippo]
Franklin “Mouse” Finbar: You better get in there and save her.
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: I am not going to get in there! You get in there!
Franklin “Mouse” Finbar: Yeah, I got a backpack on! You don’t get in the water with a backpack, everybody knows that.
Dave Lizewski: [voice over] Had I ever been a real superhero? The most I’d ever had to offer the world was good intentions, and a slightly elevated capacity to take a kicking. With no power comes no responsibility. Except that wasn’t true.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Hattori Hanzo: Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest. And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way, to get lost, to forget where you came in.
Budd: That woman deserves her revenge. And we deserve to die.
Harry Hart: Being a gentleman has nothing to do with one’s accent, it’s about being at ease in one’s own skin. As Hemingway said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.”
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Gay Perry: Look up “idiot” in the dictionary. You know what you’ll find?
Harry Lockhart: A picture of me?
Gay Perry: No. The definition of the word idiot, which you fucking are.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Chingachgook: Great Spirit and the Maker of All Life, a warrior goes to you swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun. Welcome him, and let him take his place at the Council Fire of my people. He is Uncas, my son. Tell him to be patient and ask death for speed, for they are all there but one, I, Chingachgook, the last of the Mohicans.
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Leon: You need some time to grow up a little.
Mathilda: I finished growing up, Leon. I just get older.
Leon: For me it’s the opposite. I’m old enough. I need time to grow up.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Roger Murtaugh: You ever met anybody you didn’t kill?
Martin Riggs: Well, I haven’t killed you yet.
Laura: You are dying. You want to die.
Logan: How do you know?
Laura: Charles told me.
Logan: What else did he tell you?
Laura: To not let you.
Sartana: How do you text with this thing? I thought Machete don’t text.
Machete: Machete improvise.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Narrator: The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed. Men like Max. The Warrior Max. ln the roar of an engine, he lost everything and became a shell of a man. A burnt-out, desolate man. A man haunted by the demons of his past. A man who wandered out into the Wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place that he learned to live again.
Max Rockatansky: You know, hope is a mistake. If you can’t fix what’s broken, you’ll go insane.
Man on Fire (2004)
Elderly Man: [in Spanish] In the church, they say to forgive.
John W. Creasy: Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.
The Matrix (1999)
Neo: You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or still dreaming?
Minority Report (2002)
John Anderton: If you don’t kill me, Precogs were wrong and Precrime is over. If you do kill me, you go away, but it proves the system works. Precogs were right. So what are you going to do now? What’s it worth? Just one more murder. You’ll rot in hell with a halo, but people will still believe in Precrime. All you have to do is kill me, like they said you would. Except you know your own future, which means you can change it if you want to. You still have a choice, Lamar, like I did.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)
[referring to the gloves]
Benji Dunn: Easy way to remember. Blue is glue.
Ethan Hunt: And when it’s red?
Benji Dunn: Dead.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
John Smith: [to Jane] I guess, in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
The Mummy (1999)
[as they are about to open the sarcophagus]
Evelyn Carnahan: Oh, I’ve dreamt about this since I was a little girl.
Rick O’Connell: You dream about dead guys?
Holland March: Look at the bright side, nobody got hurt.
Jackson Healy: People got hurt.
Holland March: I’m saying I think they died quickly so I don’t think that they got hurt.
The Patriot (2000)
Benjamin Martin: I have long feared, that my sins would return to visit me. And the cost is more than I can bear.
Porter: [voice over] They say, “Time heals all wounds.” You’d think, after five months of lying on my back I’d give up any idea of getting even. Just be a nice guy, call it a day. Nice guys are fine. You got to have someone to take advantage of, but they always finish last.
Point Break (1991)
Bodhi: If you project weakness, you draw aggression. That’s how people get hurt. You see, fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.
Dutch: What the hell are you?
The Predator: What the hell are you?
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana: Meet me at Omar’s. I’m going after that truck.
Indiana: I don’t know. I’m making this up as I go.
John Rambo: You’re not going anywhere. And there isn’t one of us that doesn’t want to be someplace else, but this is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something. Your call.
Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)
Rambo: To survive a war, you got to become war.
Rambo: I want revenge. I want them to know that death is coming, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it. I want them to feel our grief, and know that’s the last thing they will ever feel.
Road House (1989)
Dalton: I want you to remember that it’s a job. It’s nothing personal.
Steve: Being called a cocksucker isn’t personal?
Dalton: No. It’s two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
Steve: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
Dalton: Is she?
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Azeem: I once heard a wise man say, “There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions.”
RoboCop: Come quietly or there will be trouble.
[cocks his gun]
Steve Minh: Fuck you!
The Rock (1996)
John Mason: You sure you’re ready for this?
Stanley Goodspeed: I’ll do my best.
John Mason: Your best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Jack Colton: [to Joan] Lady, you are bad news. What did you do? Wake up this morning and say, “Today I’m going to ruin a man’s life?”
Spence: You ever kill anybody?
Sam: I hurt somebody’s feelings once.
The Running Man (1987)
Damon Killian: You bastard. Drop dead!
Ben Richards: I don’t do requests.
James Bond: Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first.
Annie: So, you’re a cop, right?
Jack Traven: That’s right.
Annie: Well, I should probably tell you that I had my driver’s licence revoked.
Jack Traven: What for?
Rick Ford: I watched the couple that raised me explode in a van. I watched the woman I love get tossed from a plane and hit by another plane, midair. I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while I was on fire. Not the car. I was on fire.
Susan Cooper: Jesus, you’re intense.
Sudden Impact (1983)
Harry Callahan: Go ahead, make my day.
Bryan Mills: I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for a ransom, I can tell you, I don’t have money. But what I do have is a very particular set of skills. Skills I’ve acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you. I will find you, and I will kill you.
Marko: Good luck.
The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator: I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told that she’s here. Could I see her, please?
Desk Sergeant: No, you can’t see her. She’s making a statement.
The Terminator: Where is she?
Desk Sergeant: Look, it may take a while. If you want to wait, there’s a bench over there.
[the Terminator looks around to examine the structural integrity of the room]
The Terminator: I’ll be back.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Terminator: [to Sarah] Come with me if you want to live.
T-800: My past has caught up with me. And, I won’t be back.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Louise: How do you like the vacation so far?
Thelma: I guess I went a little crazy, huh?
Louise: No, you’ve always been crazy. This is just the first chance you’ve ever had to really express yourself.
Top Gun (1986)
Maverick: I feel the need…
Maverick, Goose: …the need for speed.
Kevin Sandusky: You guys all read the script, right?
Kirk Lazarus: I don’t read the script, script reads me.
Kevin Sandusky: What the hell does that even mean?
True Lies (1994)
Helen Tasker: How long have you been a spy?
Harry Tasker: Seventeen years.
Helen Tasker: Have you ever killed anyone?
Harry Tasker: Yeah, but they were all bad.
Will: I’ve had my training, alright?
Frank: Yeah, but we’re out here in the real world. This ain’t training. In training, they just give you an F. Out here, you get killed.
Wesley: [voice over] I’m finding it hard to care about anything, these days. In fact, the only thing I do care about is the fact that I can’t care about anything.
Total Quotes: 95