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Back to the Future Movie Quotes

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Best Back to the Future quotes, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from Back to the Future collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. This list includes all the best Back to the Future lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous Back to the Future quotes are here.

Back to the Future (1985) follows American teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he travels back in time in a modified DeLorean made by his pal, mad scientist pal Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Stuck in 1955, Marty must ensure that his parents meet and fall in love, or else he might never be born! Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump), the film was critically acclaimed and #1 at the box office for 11 weeks.

Back to the Future remains a classic that is consistently named on lists of greatest films - and since Zemeckis is adamant that no reboot will be made while he draws breath, it's likely to stay that way for a good long while.

  • 1

    Do It With Style

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    Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah... Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?
    Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?
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  • 2

    I'm Your Destiny

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    George McFly: Lorraine, my density has bought me to you.
    Lorraine Baines: What?
    George McFly: Oh, what I meant to say was...
    Lorraine Baines: Wait a minute, don't I know you from somewhere?
    George McFly: Yes. Yes. I'm George, George McFly. I'm your density. I mean... your destiny.
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  • 3

    Why Heavy?

    Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc, are you trying to tell me that my mother has got the hots for me?
    Dr. Emmett Brown: Precisely.
    Marty McFly: Whoa, this is heavy.
    Dr. Emmett Brown: There's that word again; "heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?
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    Weight Has Nothing to Do With It

    Marty McFly: Whoa... they really cleaned this place up. Looks brand-new.
    Dr. Emmett Brown: Now, remember - according to my theory, you interfered with your parents first meeting. If they don't meet, they won't fall in love, they won't get married and they won't have kids. That's why your older brother's disappearing from that photograph. Your sister will follow, and unless you repair the damage, you'll be next.
    Marty McFly: Sounds pretty heavy.
    Dr. Emmett Brown: Weight has nothing to do with it.
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