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Dialogue You Always Hear In Movies That No Sane Person Has Ever Said Out Loud 

Zack Howe
Updated June 14, 2019 8.4k votes 948 voters 22.2k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the lines that, come on, why would ANYONE ever say that?

They say dialogue is hard to write – so why not just reuse as many corny movie quotes as possible? There are a lot of common movie dialogue tropes that find their way into countless films, despite the fact that no one ever says things like that. You can probably think of a dozen silly movie lines off the top of your head, maybe even more than great movie quotes.

In pretty much every action movie ever, for example, someone has yelled, "We've got company!" Sports movies inevitably include a taunt like, "Is that all you've got?" A lot of these reused lines depend on genre, of course, and each genre has its own tired tropes and trends independent of dialogue, but recycled crap dialogue is the most blatant form of screenwriting laziness, and it's rampant in Hollywood.

Here are a bunch of weird things people say in movies that pretty much no one says in real life.

list ordered by
1
Don’t You Die On Me
2
She/He's Right Behind Me, Isn't She/He?
3
There's No Time To Explain
4
We're Not So Different, You And I
5
You Shot Me!
6
She's Gonna Blow!
7
It’s Quiet. Too Quiet.
8
We’ve Got Company!
9
We Can Do This The Easy Way, Or The Hard Way
10
Are You Seeing What I'm Seeing?
11
I Was Born Ready
12
Did I Just Say That Out Loud?
13
If You Touch One Hair On His/Her Head…
14
Is That All You've Got?
15
It's Not What It Looks Like
16
My Middle Name Is...
17
There’s A Storm Coming
18
I Have A Bad Feeling About This
19
You're Gonna Wanna See This
20
There Are Two Kinds Of People...
21
Is That A Threat?
22
Get Outta There!
23
That's A Sentence I Thought I'd Never Say
24
I'm Getting Too Old For This
25
In English, Please