The most quotable movies of all time certainly rank among the best movies ever, but there's more than just cinematic excellence to take into account when picking the movies with the best quotes ever. The best quotable movies have one-liners that can be dropped in a variety of situations as well as thoughtful sentiments that relate to life in general. But one-liners, man, they sure do make a movie quote worthy.
"We're not worthy!"
"Stupid is as stupid does."
"I love lamp."
"I've got a beverage here!"
Many of these memorable movie quotes can be dropped into casual conversation and be immediately recognizable as coming from a popular film. Others like "they can't all be winners, kid" (it's on the greatest movie quotes list if you're stuck) are tougher to figure out, but come from movies as quotable as favorites like Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction.
What movies have the best quotes? What are the top quotable films? Where do the greatest film quotes come from? There are many films with a single movie quote that belongs among the most recognizable among pop culture while others are quotable throughout the movie's entire running time. This list of the most quotable movies has a mix of both. If your favorite movie with the greatest quotes is missing, make sure to add it to the greatest quotable movies list. To check out myriad other films with great quotes, visit Ranker's Movie Quotes section.
- 1Tom Hanks, Sally Field
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisForrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the... more
- 2Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Directed by: George LucasStar Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The... more
- 3Billy Crystal, Robin Wright
Directed by: Rob ReinerThe Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more
- 4Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon
Directed by: Bob ClarkA Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and... more
- 5Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Directed by: John HughesThe Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more
- 6Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisBack to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty... more
- 7Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton
Directed by: James CameronThe Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James... more
- 8Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver
Directed by: Ivan ReitmanGhostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan... more
- 9Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
Directed by: Dennis DuganHappy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert... more
- 10Haylie Duff, Jon Heder
Directed by: Jared HessNapoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and... more
- 11Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: Steven SpielbergJaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter... more
- 12Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor FlemingThe Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and... more
- 13Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman
Directed by: John McTiernanDie Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de... more
- 14Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
Directed by: Mel BrooksBlazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring... more
- 15Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick
Directed by: John HughesFerris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John... more
- 16John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry JonesMonty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more
- 17Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase
Directed by: Jeremiah S. ChechikNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S.... more
- 18Al Pacino, Marlon Brando
Directed by: Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the... more
- 19Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth
Directed by: Frank DarabontThe Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont... more
- 20Joan Rivers, John Hurt
Directed by: Mel BrooksSpaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more
- 21Brad Pitt, Jared Leto
Directed by: David FincherFight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The... more
- 22Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Directed by: Irvin KershnerThe Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner.... more
- 23Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell
Directed by: Jay RoachAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the... more
- 24Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby FarrellyDumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff... more
- 25Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenThe Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more