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The Most Quotable Movies of All Time 

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List Rules Quantity, 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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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

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Monty Python and the Hol... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton

Released: 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Released: 1972

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

Released: 1983

Directed by: Bob Clark

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

Released: 1939

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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Napoleon Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Haylie Duff, Jon Heder, Diedrich Bader

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jared Hess

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Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 1988

Directed by: John McTiernan

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

Released: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

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Office Space is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley, Mike Judge

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Judge

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Quotable Movies of All Time
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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