Entertainment
10.5k voters

The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

Updated April 14, 2020 123.6k votes 10.5k voters 268.4k views456 items

List RulesQuantity, not so much quality!

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.

Photo:
...more
  • Forrest Gump1
    2,939
    1,151

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the...  more

    More Forrest Gump 

    The ‘Forrest Gump’ Book Is Weirder And More Offensive Than The Movie#27 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

  • A Christmas Story2
    1,012
    503

    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

    A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and...  more

    More A Christmas Story 

    Every Inaccuracy In 'A Christmas Story’s Version Of The '40s#119 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids

  • Star Wars3
    1,475
    792

    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The...  more

    More Star Wars 

    The Most Hated Star Wars Villains#192 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • The Princess Bride4
    2,402
    1,304

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and...  more

    More The Princess Bride 

    Behind-The-Scenes Stories About André The Giant In ‘The Princess Bride’20 ‘Princess Bride’ Tales We Just Learned That Made Us Say “Inconceivable!”

  • The Breakfast Club5
    1,048
    537

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and...  more

    More The Breakfast Club 

    Don’t You Forget About These Small But Poignant Details From 'The Breakfast Club'#21 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Back to the Future6
    1,367
    729

    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty...  more

    More Back to the Future 

    Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Back to the Future#4 of 167 The Best Science Fiction Action Movies

  • The Terminator7
    1,148
    608

    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James...  more

    More The Terminator 

    12 Terminator Fan Theories That Are Just Crazy Enough To Be True#50 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • Ghostbusters8
    1,201
    650

    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan...  more

    More Ghostbusters 

    Behind The Scenes Secrets From 'Ghostbusters' Most People Have Never Heard#9 of 14 Franchises That Should Have Stopped After One Movie

  • Jaws9
    746
    368

    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter...  more

    More Jaws 

    Behind The Scenes Of Every Death In ‘Jaws’#9 of 35 Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again

  • The Wizard of Oz10
    1,198
    654

    The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1939

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and...  more

    More The Wizard of Oz 

    The Original 'Wizard of Oz' Books Are Shockingly Violent Compared To The Judy Garland Classic#73 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • Napoleon Dynamite11
    1,058
    611

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

    Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American independent art-house comedy film written by Jared and...  more

    More Napoleon Dynamite 

    #76 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#57 of 112 Movies That Need Sequels

  • Die Hard12
    972
    383

    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de...  more

    More Die Hard 

    'Die Hard' Ripoffs, Ranked By How Hard They Die#1 of 13 13 Movies That Launched Their Own Genre

  • Blazing Saddles13
    1,146
    612

    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring...  more

    More Blazing Saddles 

    #38 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#3 of 913 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Happy Gilmore14
    575
    323

    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert...  more

    More Happy Gilmore 

    'Happy Gilmore' Is Secretly A Drama About Dealing With Loss And Grief#1 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail15
    2,226
    1,347

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the...  more

    More Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

    Surprisingly Accurate Details Fans Noticed In 'Monty Python And The Holy Grail'#17 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Spaceballs16
    999
    557

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring...  more

    More Spaceballs 

    #16 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#56 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies

  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back17
    560
    309

    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner....  more

    More Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 

    20 Subtle Details You Likely Missed When Watching 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'#2 of 154 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off18
    1,449
    896

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John...  more

    More Ferris Bueller's Day Off 

    Behind The Scenes Of The Famous Parade Scene In 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'#8 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

  • The Godfather19
    1,610
    999

    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the...  more

    More The Godfather 

    How 'The Godfather' Became An American Classic Even Though It Was 'Nightmarish' Behind The Scenes#18 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

  • The Shawshank Redemption20
    642
    341

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont...  more

    More The Shawshank Redemption 

    Behind The Scenes Of 'The Shawshank Redemption,' And The Making Of An Unlikely Classic#2 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation21
    823
    416

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  more

    More National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 

    13 Interesting Details From 'Christmas Vacation' That Make Us Think It's Time For A Rewatch#6 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • Fight Club22
    705
    427

    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The...  more

    More Fight Club 

    'Fight Club' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True#4 of 24 The Best Movies with Twist Endings

  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery23
    552
    304

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the...  more

    More Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 

    The Best Characters in the Austin Power Movies, Ranked#692 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Pulp Fiction24
    1,651
    991

    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob...  more

    More Pulp Fiction 

    Genius Fan Theories About What's In The Briefcase In 'Pulp Fiction'#1 of 26 The Best F-Bombs In Movie History

  • The Silence of the Lambs25
    847
    469

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime...  more

    More The Silence of the Lambs 

    Small Details And Trivia From 'The Silence Of The Lambs' That Left Us Hungry For More#1 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time