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The Most Quotable Movies Of The 2010s

Updated January 2, 2020 2.1k votes 565 voters 5.5k views21 items

List RulesVote up the films of the 2010s that will keep you quoting for another 10 years.

What makes a movie quotable? Is it the broad appeal of the script's jokes - like every line in Bridesmaids? Or is it how easily they can be morphed and remixed into a myriad of memes, like with the over-the-top gravitas of Mad Max: Fury Road? Or is it because these iconic movie quotes from the 2010s came from the decade's defining franchises, such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars?

The most quotable movies of the 2010s don't stick to any certain genre or type. Some of the most quoted movies of the 2010s don't even get credited for some lines that have permanently etched their way into the 21st-century zeitgeist. Many of these quotes from 2010 movies have become so ubiquitous that they've been separated from their original context, taking on entirely new meanings when quoted. Other memorable lines in 2010 films might not be something we quote verbatim but used in other modes of communication, like in memes and GIF reactions.

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  • Why It's So Quotable: Fans who grew up with the Toy Story franchise are familiar with the emotional gut punch the series is capable of. While the third installment of the franchise has plenty of fun and silly quotes, it also has quite a few poignant and affecting lines that stick with viewers long after the film.

    Best Quote: "So long, partner." - Woody (Tom Hanks) saying goodbye to Andy (John Morris) as he starts a new life with Bonnie (Emily Hahn). 

    Honorable Mentions: "But the thing that makes Woody special is he’ll never give up on you... ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what." - Andy

    "Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from threat of force!" - Barbie (Jodi Benson)

    *The silence of all the toys holding hands in the furnace*

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  • What Makes It So Quotable: Annie's (Kristen Wiig) life might be falling apart, but her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) just got engaged. Annie has to pull it together as much as she can to act as Lillian's maid of honor and lead the other bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Wendi McLendon-Covey) down a wild road to Lillian's wedding day. With an ensemble cast full of some of the best working comedians, Bridesmaids is full of zingers and quotable moments. 

    Best Quote: "Help me, I'm poor..." - Annie speaking to a flight attendant while inebriated on a plane. 

    Honorable Mentions: "At first I did not know it was your diary, I thought it was a very sad handwritten book." - Brynn (Rebel Wilson)

    "You told me not to bleach my butthole, and I did it anyway, and now I love my new bleached butthole!" - Lillian 

    "Look away! What did we eat?! The sink's a goner! It's comin' outta me like lava!" - Megan (Melissa McCarthy)

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  • Why It's So Quotable: The first installment of Guardians wasn't expected to turn into the smash hit it did. The James Gunn-helmed ensemble film features plenty of quips, one-liners, and memorable reaction responses that fit nearly any real-life scenario.

    Best Quote: "We are Groot." - Groot (Vin Diesel) as he sacrifices himself to save the rest of the Guardians.

    Honorable Mentions: "I know who you are, Peter Quill, and I am not some starry-eyed waif here to succumb to your... your pelvic sorcery!" - Gamora (Zoe Saldana)

    "Well, now I'm standing. Happy? We're all standing now. Bunch of jack*sses, standing in a circle." - Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)

    "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are to fast, I'll catch it." - Drax the Destroyer (David Bautista) 

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  • Why It's So Quotable: Pitch Perfect isn't just for music nerds. The ensemble comedy does have its musical elements, but it's in its comedic moments that it truly aca-shines. From Beca (Anna Kendrick) and her sarcastic quips to Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and her fiery tongue, there is a quote in Pitch Perfect for everyone, including non-aca-heads.

    Best Quote: "Aca-scuse me?" - Chloe (Brittany Snow) double-checking what she heard while the team was on the bus. 

    Honorable Mention: "I set fires to feel joy." - Lilly (Hana Mae Lee)

    "I'm not drunk. You're just blurry." - Jesse (Skylar Astin)

    "Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that's what matters." - Fat Amy

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