Entertainment

The Most Commonly Misquoted Film Quotes  

Nicole Breanne
70.5k views 20 items

Film quotes are a huge part of everyday conversations, but there a lot of famous movie quotes that aren't actual quotes at all. One of the most famous reveals in movie history, the line, "Luke, I am your father," is a misquote. That's just one of many, many misquoted movie lines. "Play it again Sam," "Do you feel lucky, punk?," and "I want to suck your blood"... All of these are really great lines, and most people could easily identify the films in which they supposedly originated.

The truth is, however, that none of these lines are in any movies; they are misstatements or outright incorrect versions of the actual quotes. Here is a list of the most popular misquoted quotes, along with the REAL quotes that appear in some of the most famous and iconic films of all time.

What are the most commonly misquoted movie quotes? What's the real version of Darth Vader's "I am your father" quote? Which popular movie quotes are the most misquoted? This list will provide the answers.
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube
There are so many famous lines from Casablanca, but there is one quote that has become part of pop culture "Play it again Sam". You hear it in movies, in passing conversations, in songs, all over...only one problem they never said it in the movie. They do say something similar, when Ingrid Bergman's character Ilsa comes to Rick's bar she recognizes the piano player Sam. She calls him over and says "Play it once Sam, for old times sake." Then she says "Play it Sam, play As Time Goes By." The line is often credited to Bogart but he never says anything close to it, the only line regarding the song would be when he yells, "You played it for her, you can play it for me…If she can stand it, I can. Play it!" But never once does anyone utter the famous "Play it again Sam" line.

More Casablanca

#37 of 418 on The Best War Movies Ever #16 of 257 on The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #20 of 6027 on The Best Movies of All Time #53 of 825 on The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

see more on Casablanca
Ranker Video
Video: YouTube
"Luke, I am your father" commonly believed to have been said by Darth Vader, this quote did not actually occur at all. The actual quote was "No, I am your father" and it was not even delivered on camera – it was dubbed in later; what was originally said on camera was "Obi-Wan killed your father".

More Star Wars

#6 of 206 on The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #7 of 333 on 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #3 of 621 on The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #4 of 6024 on The Best Movies of All Time

see more on Star Wars
Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Commonly Misquoted Film Quotes
Photo: NBC Television/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
"Beam Me Up Scotty!" Nope, never happened Kirk didn't say it the closest he ever came was "Scotty, beam me up".

More Star Trek

#22 of 206 on The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #86 of 1233 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time #25 of 212 on Movies Turning 10 in 2019 #23 of 367 on The Greatest Movie Themes

see more on Star Trek
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Commonly Misquoted Film Quotes
Photo:  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs /Disney
"Mirror, mirror on the wall...who is the fairest of them all?" Classic Snow White quote; it's just not the quote that's said in the story. That's getting ready to change, as there's an influx of Snow White remakes coming out in 2012, all of which plan to capitalize on the original's most iconic (if absent) line. One is even called "Mirror Mirror!" Judging from trailers, the evil queen in both films will say "mirror, mirror on the wall," even though originally the line was "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"

More Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

#40 of 643 on The Best Animated Films Ever #13 of 106 on The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time #41 of 383 on The Best Musical Movies of All Time #46 of 89 on Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

see more on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs