Since the first The Hunger Games movies burst onto our screens it’s certainly raised the bar on the flurry of YA movies that we’ve been bombarded with. With its strong storyline and female protagonist the whole franchise resonated with a lot of people of all ages, we wanted to celebrate the movies with a collection of the best quotes from The Hunger Games movie franchise.
'Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous.' - President Snow (The Hunger Games) Click To Tweet
Jennifer Lawrence is brilliant as the strong heroine Katniss Everdeen and the movie captures the dystopian universe with all of its raw emotions and violence with great balance and ambition.
Katniss Everdeen: I volunteer! I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute!
Effie Trinket: I believe we have a volunteer.
Effie Trinket: Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Katniss Everdeen: I’m not very good at making friends.
President Snow: Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous.
Peeta Mellark: I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don’t own me. You know, If I’m going to die, I want to still be me.
'Our lives aren't just measured in years, they're measured in the lives of the people we touch around us.' - Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) Click To Tweet
Lawrence continues to carry the movie with great believability. The movie surpasses its predecessor and keeps you engaged the entire time with a lot more character development showing their vulnerabilities as well as their strengths.
Peeta Mellark: Our lives aren’t just measured in years, they’re measured in the lives of the people we touch around us.
President Snow: Fear does not work as long as they have hope, and Katniss Everdeen is giving them hope.
Katniss Everdeen: Any last advice?
Haymitch Abernathy: Stay alive.
Johanna Mason: What? They can’t hurt me. There’s no one left that I love.
Johanna Mason: Love is weird.
Peeta Mellark: If you die and I live, I’d have nothing.
'It's the worst torture in the world. Waiting, when you know there's nothing you can do.' - President Alma Coin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) Click To Tweet
The political subtext of the story sets this movie at a much slower pace with very little action as it’s a build-up to the concluding film. The very dark and deeper undertone and the strong cast keeps this watchable.
Plutarch Heavensbee: People don’t always show up the way you want them to, Madam President.
Effie Trinket: Everything old can be made new again, like democracy.
Effie Trinket: Everyone’s either going to want to kiss you, kill you, or be you.
Haymitch Abernathy: You know, I like you better, Effie, without all that makeup.
Effie Trinket: Well, I like you better sober.
Finnick Odair: It takes ten times longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.
Katniss Everdeen: I never asked to be The Mockingjay. I just wanted to save my sister and keep Peeta alive.
President Snow: Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us.
4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
'We're fickle, stupid beings, with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction.' - Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) Click To Tweet
Even though the film suffers from some pacing issues it’s still a satisfying conclusion to the series with some worthy performances.
Commander Paylor: For the first time in our lifetimes, we’re standing together with thirteen districts. From what I see here, we’ve already made history. But history doesn’t stop to celebrate.
Katniss Everdeen: We all have one enemy, and that’s President Snow. He corrupts everyone and everything. He turns the best of us against each other. Stop killing for him! Tonight turn your weapons to the Capitol, turn your weapons to Snow!
Katniss Everdeen: Stay with me.
Peeta Mellark: Always.
Peeta Mellark: What do all those deaths mean? They mean that our lives were never ours. There was no real life because we didn’t have any choice. Our lives belong to Snow, and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss. If you end all of this, all those deaths, they mean something.
Haymitch Abernathy: [reading from Plutarch’s letter to Katniss] Of course, we’re fickle, stupid beings, with poor memories and a great gift for self-destruction. Although, who knows? Maybe this time, we’ll learn.
Katniss Everdeen: You love me. Real or not real?
Peeta Mellark: Real.
Katniss Everdeen: [to her baby] Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares too. Someday I’ll explain it to you. Why they came, why they won’t ever go away. But I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little thing I can remember. It’s like a game. I do it over and over. Gets a little tedious after all these years, but there are much worse games to play.
Prequel set years before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem, 18 year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) sees a chance for a change in fortunes when he mentors Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the female tribute from District 12.
Lucy Gray Baird: What does my mentor do besides bring me roses?
Coriolanus Snow: I do my best to take care of you.
Dr. Volumnia Gaul: What happens in there, fueled with the terror of becoming prey, see how quickly we become predator? See how quickly civilization disappears?