All three of the original X-Men movies are highly quotable, featuring great one-liners, compellingly snappy dialogue, and even monologues from superheroes and supervillains alike. The prequel trilogy that kicked off with 2011's X-Men: First Class continues in the same style, providing Marvel's merry mutants with lots of quotable lines.
Read on for some of the best X-Men movie quotes from all three X-Men films. If your favorite X-adventures are X2: X-Men United or X-Men: The Last Stand, this list has what you're looking for and more. If you love the newer movies, you're in luck because the list covers all the way up to X-Men: Days of Future Past and even includes X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Mankind Fears What It Doesnt Understand (X-Men)
Magneto: "Are you a God-fearing man, Senator? That is such a strange phrase. I've always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding. You see, I think what you really fear is me. Me and my kind. The Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more."
With one line: "Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand," Magneto manages to sum things up nicely. Well, not so nicely, but he gets the point across in his own mutant-terrorist way.Photo: 20th Century Fox
Anger and Faith (X2: X-Men United)
Nightcrawler: "You know, outside the circus, most people were afraid of me. But I didn't hate them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes."
Storm: "Well, I gave up on pity a long time ago."
Nightcrawler: "Someone so beautiful should not be so angry."
Storm: "Sometimes anger can help you survive."
Nightcrawler: "So can faith."
Faith has it’s place, but Storm is totally motivated by her fury. Whatever works!Photo: 20th Century Fox
Magneto's Mega-Speech (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
Magneto: "You built these weapons to destroy us. Why? Because you are afraid of our gifts. Because we are different. Humanity has always feared that which is different. Well, I'm here to tell you, to tell the world, you're right to fear us! We are the future! We are the ones who will inherit this earth! And anyone who stands in our way will suffer the same fate as these men you see before you! Today was meant to be a display of your power. Instead, I give you a glimpse of the devastation my race can unleash upon yours! Let this be a warning to the world. And to my mutant brothers and sisters out there, I say this: no more hiding. No more suffering. You have lived in the shadows in shame and fear for too long. Come out. Join me. Fight together in a brotherhood of our kind! A new tomorrow, that starts today!"
Once you've dropped a baseball stadium around the White House, what can you do to really wow everybody watching on TV? Well, if you're Magneto, then speechify like this, with a monologue that really ought to be followed by a mutant mic drop.Photo: 20th Century Fox
You Might Like It (X-Men)
Dr. Jean Grey: "I think you'll be comfortable here."
Wolverine: "Where's your room?"
Dr. Jean Grey: "With Scott, down the hall."
Wolverine: "Is that your gift? Putting up with that guy?"
Dr. Jean Grey: "Actually, I'm telekinetic. I can move things with my mind."
Wolverine: "Really? What kind of things?"
Dr. Jean Grey: [shuts closet doors behind him with her mind] "All kinds of things. I also have some telepathic ability."
Wolverine: "Like the Professor?"
Dr. Jean Grey: "Nowhere near that powerful. But he's teaching me to develop it."
Wolverine: "I'm sure he is. So read my mind."
Dr. Jean Grey: "I'd rather not."
Wolverine: "C'mon. You afraid you might like it?"
Dr. Jean Grey: "I doubt it."
Yep, instant attraction. Jean and Wolverine definitely have some serious tension going on.Photo: 20th Century Fox