Top 100 Movie Quotes

Compiled by American Film Institute (AFI)

This is the big list, the top 100 movie quotes as created and compiled by AFI in 2004. 

To make this a bit more entertaining for you, you can either view clips of the quotes on the below 2 videos so you can see them in all their glory, or just read through the below list.


AFI Top 100 Movie Quotes Part   1   2


100. Titanic (1997)
Jack Dawson: I’m king of the world!


99. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Wicked Witch of the West: I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!


98. Dirty Dancing (1987)
Johnny Castle: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


97. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
George M. Cohan: My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.


96. Moonstruck (1987)
Loretta Castorini: Snap out of it!


95. Dead Poets Society (1989)
John Keating: Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.


94. Top Gun (1986)
Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell: I feel the need…
Lt. Nick “Goose” Bradshaw: …the need for speed!


93. Auntie Mame (1958)
Mame Dennis: Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!


92. Caddyshack (1980)
Carl Spackler: Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!


91. The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Dexter: Who’s on first.


90. Goldfinger (1964)
James Bond: A martini. Shaken, not stirred.


89. Knute Rockne, All American (1940)
Knute Rockne: Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.


88. On Golden Pond (1981)
Ethel Thayer: Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!


87. 42nd Street (1933)
Julian Marsh: Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!


86. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Sonny Wortzik: Attica! Attica!


85. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Gollum: My precious.


84. King Kong (1933)
Carl Denham: Oh, no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.


83. Dracula (1931)
Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.


82. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
John “Bluto” Blutarsky: Toga! Toga!


81. Funny Girl (1968)
Fanny Brice: Hello, gorgeous.


80. Rocky (1976)
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Adrian!


79. Airplane! (1980)
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Dr. Rumack Striker: I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.


78. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.


77. Soylent Green (1973)
Det. Robert Thorn: Soylent Green is people!


76. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.


75. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Blanche DuBois: I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.


74. Chinatown (1974)
Duffy: Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.


73. Little Caesar (1930)
Cesare Enrico “Rico” Bandello: Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?


72. Mommie Dearest (1981)
Joan Crawford: No wire hangers, ever!


71. The Jazz Singer (1927)
Jakie Rabinowitz/Jack Robin: Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!


70. Marathon Man (1976)
Dr. Christian Szell: Is it safe?


69. Poltergeist (1982)
Carol Anne Freeling: They’re here!


68. The Shining (1980)
Jack Torrance: Here’s Johnny!


67. Casablanca (1942)
Rick Blaine: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.


66. Planet of the Apes (1968)
George Taylor: Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.


65. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Sherlock Holmes: Elementary, my dear Watson.


64. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!


63. The Graduate (1967)
Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?


62. Beyond the Forest (1949)
Rosa Moline: What a dump.


61. Scarface (1983)
Tony Montana: Say “hello” to my little friend!


60. Sons of the Desert (1933)
Oliver: Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!


59. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Scarlett O’Hara: As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.


58. The Godfather Part II (1974)
Michael Corleone: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


57. Wall Street (1987)
Gordon Gekko: Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.


56. Psycho (1960)
Norman Bates: A boy’s best friend is his mother.


55. Annie Hall (1977)
Annie Hall: La-dee-da, la-dee-da.


54. A League of Their Own (1992)
Jimmy Dugan: There’s no crying in baseball!


53. Animal Crackers (1930)
Groucho Marx: One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.


52. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Dorothy Boyd: You had me at “hello.”


51. Dirty Harry (1971)
Harry Callahan: You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?


50. Apollo 13 (1995)
Jim Lovell: Houston, we have a problem.


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