Memorable Movie Quotes

In memory of the late-great Roger Ebert, here are some famous quotes that were the top picks of the American Film Institute. This honor was bestowed in 2005 and was called “AFI’s 100 years…100 Movie quotes.”

Roger Ebert


Here is the Top 25:

25) “Show me the money!” (Rod Tiswell)–Cuba Gooding, Jr. in “Jerry Mcguire (1996)

24) “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” (Norma Desmond)—Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard (1950)

23) “There’s no place like home.” (Dorothy Gale)—Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

22) “Bond. James Bond.” (James Bond)—Sean Connery in “Dr. No” (1962)

21) “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” (Hannibal Lecter)—Anthony Hopkins in “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

20) “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” (Rick Blaine)—Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca” (1942)

19) “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” (Howard Beale)—Peter Finch in “Network” (1976)

18) “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” (Arthur “Cody” Jarrett)—James Cagney in “White Heat” (1949)

17) “Rosebud” (Charles Foster Kane)—Orson Welles in “Citizen Kane (1941)

16) “They call me Mister Tibbs!” (Virgil Tibbs)—Sidney Poitier in “In the Heat of the Night” (1967)

15) “E.T. phone home.” (E.T.)—Pat Welsh in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982)

14) “The stuff that dreams are made of.” (Sam Spade)—Humphrey Bogart in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941)

13) “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” (Jennifer Cavilleri Barrett)—Ali MacGraw in “Love Story” (1970)

12) “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” (Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore)—Robert Duvall in “Apocalypse Now” (1979)

11) “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” (Captain)—Strother Martin in “Cool Hand Luke” (1967)

10) “You talkin’ to me?” (Travis Bickle)—Robert DeNiro in “Taxi Driver” (1976)

9) “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” (Margo Channing)—Bette Davis in “All About Eve” (1950)

8) “May the Force be with you.” (Han Solo)—Harrison Ford in “Star Wars” (1977)

7) “All right, Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up.” (Norma Desmond)—Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)

6) “Go ahead, make my day.” (Harry Callahan)—Clint Eastwood in “Sudden Impact” (1983)

5) “Here’s looking at you kid.” (Rick Blaine)—Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca” (1942)

4) “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” (Dorothy Gale)—Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

3) “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” (Terry Malloy)—Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront” (1954)

2) “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” (Vito Corleone)—Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” (1972)

1) “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (Rhett Butler)—Clark Gable in “Gone with the Wind” (1939)

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