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The Most Memorable Action Movie Quotes

April 17, 2020 1.4k votes 104 voters 1.1k views26 items

The best action movie quotes of all time have a way of pulling you into the film's world. Action movies are supposed to get your adrenaline pumping, so when the hero lets loose an awesome one-liner, it's a great way to get the audience on their feet cheering. You will find all kinds of great action film quotes on this list from the last few decades of action movies. 

Action movie puns and one-liners alike have been gathered together on one list from both heroes and villains. Which one do you think is the coolest? Vote for your favorites so that the top action movie quote of all time reigns supreme. 

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  • Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Action Movie Quotes
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    "Yippie-ki-yay, motherf*cker."

    - John McClane

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Action Movie Quotes
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    "Hasta la vista, baby."

    - Terminator

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  • Taken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Action Movie Quotes
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    "I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

    - Bryan Mills

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  • Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Action Movie Quotes
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    "I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

    - Harry Callahan

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