Can You Guess the Movies That Made These Quotes Famous?
Calling all movie buffs! Prepare to put your knowledge to the test.
Where is this movie quote from?
If you think you know all about surprising movie trivia facts, you’ll be a whiz at guessing the movies that made these quotes famous. Click on to test your knowledge of these famous lines and movie titles.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
In Gone with the Wind, Scarlett runs down the stairs after Rhett Butler in the hopes of winning him back. She asks what she should do and where she should go, but he had enough of her antics and responded with, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Did you know that Gone with the Wind is one of the biggest box-office hits of all time?
Shrek is one funny family movie that the whole gang will love. It features plenty of great one-liners, including, “Ogres are like onions.” The titular character further explains that ogres are like onions because both have layers.
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“Put some Windex on it.”
A. Maid in Manhattan
B. Sunshine Cleaning
C. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
The main character in My Big Fat Greek Wedding explains that her dad believes Windex cures everything—from poison ivy to psoriasis.
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The Dark Knight (2008)
Hopefully, you guessed correctly because Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight is a hard performance to forget. It’s unsurprising that Rotten Tomatoes users voted this performance as the most memorable movie moment of the last 21 years. These superheroes facts, however, are more shocking.
Although this movie is almost 20 years old, the pop-cultural references persist because it’s so ridiculously quotable. One of the most famous lines in the movie, directed by Ridley Scott is, “Are you not entertained?” If you don’t automatically lift your arms to mimic Russell Crowe’s character, then you probably got this question wrong.
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Mean Girls (2004)
Quotes from Mean Girls are still relevant and recognized even though the movie is from 2004. People also celebrate October 3rd as Mean Girls Day because of another infamous line from the movie. “She doesn’t even go here” seems to be timeless, along with these short jokes anyone can remember.
The Notebook (2004)
Nicholas Sparks knows how to write a great love story. The Notebook is just one of his 11 books adapted to the big screen. Again, it’s hard to pick just one famous quote from this movie, but, “I wish I knew how to quit you” is one that sticks out.
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“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
A. 27 Dresses
B. Confessions of a Shopaholic
C. The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Meryl Streep is in at least 68 different movies, and her role in The Devil Wears Prada is just one of her many fantastic and memorable characters. Anyone who works in media, magazines, or fashion is especially familiar with the movie and the scene where Streep says, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” The quotes alone make The Devil Wears Prada one of the most stylish movies ever.
“Remember, the Force will be with you always.”
A. Star Trek
B. Star Wars
C. Battlestar Galactica
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
This quote might have thrown you for a loop. Many people think the quote is, “May the Force be with you.” In fact, it’s often attributed to Obi-Wan Kenobi, but he never said it in the original Star Wars films. General Dodonna says this line to his Rebel troops, and later, Han Solo says it to Luke before the latter flies off to take down the Death Star. Obi-Wan does say the line in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, too.
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Casablanca is a classic movie that people lie about watching. That might be part of the reason why it’s common for people to botch some of the famous quotes from the classic film. One that people mostly get right is, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
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“You had me at ‘hello.'”
A. Jerry Maguire
B. As Good As It Gets
C. The Story of Us
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Although the movie does focus heavily on sports, the famous quote is more romantic than athletic. The titular character played by Tom Cruise goes on a long-winded rant to try and win back his ex, played by Rene Zellweger, but she cuts him off with, “You had me at ‘hello.'” It might not necessarily be one of the best romantic movies of all time, but it’s certainly worth watching!
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight team up in Midnight Cowboy, and both deliver stellar performances. The famous quote that steals the show, however, is this line that Hoffman says as he crosses a street in New York City. You can see this street in real life, along with these other iconic New York movie locations.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Keeping track of the storylines in Pulp Fiction is part of the fun of watching the crime movie. The stars include John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson, who says, “They call it Royale, with cheese.”
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Sudden Impact (1983)
Harry Callahan’s catchphrase, “Go ahead, make my day,” is something he says at the beginning and end of Sudden Impact. Callahan, played by Clint Eastwood, says this line to a robber to show that he could be easily provoked.
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“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
A. Dead Poets Society
B. Good Will Hunting
C. School Ties
Dead Poets Society (1989)
If you’ve ever had an English teacher impact your life, you’re also a prime candidate for watching this 1989 movie. In the film, John Keating, played by Robin Williams, is an unorthodox teacher at an all-boys prep school. “Carpe diem,” he tells his students. “Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
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When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Although Meg Ryan stars in Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, it’s her performance in When Harry Met Sally that led to this famous quote. After Ryan’s character does some impressive acting of her own, an extra says, “I’ll have what she’s having.”
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“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
A. Ever After
B. The Princess Bride
C. A Knight’s Tale
The Princess Bride (1987)
This film is based on a 1973 book by the same name, and although the book features one of the most romantic quotes, the movie quote that sticks out the most is about revenge. Inigo repeats this line more than once until he finally meets the man who killed his father.
“You can’t handle the truth!”
A. Rules of Engagement
B. A Few Good Men
C. Men of Honor
A Few Good Men (1992)
A Few Good Men has a few good movie quotes, but none are more memorable than, “You can’t handle the truth.” Jack Nicholson delivers this line during a heated courtroom interrogation. People who like this quote will also like these military movies.
Police Chief Brody yells, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” during an iconic scene in Jaws after seeing the gigantic shark he hopes to catch. The film is one of the scariest movies of all time.
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
A. Dirty Dancing
C. Save the Last Dance
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, rescues Baby after her father tells her to sit away from the dance stage, in the corner. Castle takes her hand, so the couple dances and have the time of their lives. Dirty Dancing is also one of the movies with the best soundtracks!