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The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

Updated April 14, 2020 130.2k votes 10.3k voters 265.1k views457 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.

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  • 1
    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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  • 5
    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 6
    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 7
    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 8
    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • 9
    Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    1,051
    603

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Haylie Duff, Jon Heder

    Released2004

    Directed byJared Hess

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  • 10
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 11
    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1939

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

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  • 12
    Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • 13
    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 14
    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    1,141
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 15
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    1,464
    900

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    997
    549

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 17
    Monty Python and the Holy Grai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    2,231
    1,359

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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    National Lampoon's Christmas V is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    548
    303

    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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  • 20
    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    1,622
    1,004

    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 23
    Austin Powers: International M is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
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    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell

    Released1997

    Directed byJay Roach

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    760
    429

    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 25
    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
    572
    335

    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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