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AFI Movie Quote Tally/A Poll of Our Own

I didn't get to watch the show last night, but AFI has put up on their site the 100 movie quotes that made it their list of fame.

Here are the quotes you DIDN'T get (make sure you scroll down for the poll if you don't feel like readin through this list)

  • Here's looking at you, kid. CASABLANCA
  • Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night. ALL ABOUT EVE
  • Love means never having to say you're sorry. LOVE STORY
  • Made it, Ma! Top of the world! WHITE HEAT
  • Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. CASABLANCA
  • I am big! It's the pictures that got small. SUNSET BLVD.
  • I'm walking here! I'm walking here! MIDNIGHT COWBOY
  • After all, tomorrow is another day! GONE WITH THE WIND
  • I'll have what she's having. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
  • Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
  • If you build it, he will come. FIELD OF DREAMS
  • We rob banks. BONNIE AND CLYDE
  • Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars. NOW, VOYAGER
  • Shane. Shane. Come back! SHANE
  • Well, nobody's perfect. SOME LIKE IT HOT
  • It's alive! It's alive! FRANKENSTEIN
  • You had me at "hello." JERRY MAGUIRE
  • One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. ANIMAL CRACKERS
  • La-dee-da, la-dee-da. ANNIE HALL
  • A boy's best friend is his mother. PSYCHO
  • Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. WALL STREET
  • Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. THE GODFATHER II
  • Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! SONS OF THE DESERT
  • What a dump. BEYOND THE FOREST
  • Elementary, my dear Watson. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
  • Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape. PLANET OF THE APES
  • Is it safe? MARATHON MAN
  • Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! THE JAZZ SINGER
  • No wire hangers, ever! MOMMIE DEAREST
  • Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico? LITTLE CAESAR
  • I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
  • ...I am serious…and don't call me Shirley. AIRPLANE!
  • Hello, gorgeous. FUNNY GIRL
  • Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make. DRACULA
  • Attica! Attica! DOG DAY AFTERNOON
  • Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star! 42ND STREET
  • ...I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go! ON GOLDEN POND
  • Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper. KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN
  • A martini. Shaken, not stirred. GOLDFINGER
  • Who's on first. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES
  • ...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole! CADDYSHACK
  • Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! AUNTIE MAME
  • I feel the need - the need for speed! TOP GUN
  • Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
  • Snap out of it! MOONSTRUCK
  • ..... And I thank you. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

People! What happened? You got LESS THAN HALF!

Ok, I blame that on AFI. I never like their lists, anyhow.

And you know what happens when people make lists I don't agree with. Yep, I make my own. So while I come up with my 100 greatest movie quotes of all time, you can leave your suggestions here, much the same way I did with the 20 albums, the 500 songs, the best comedies, etc., etc. In fact, I'm going to do this differently: this will be a joint list. They have the AFI movie quotes, we'll have the ASV movie quotes (though I'll still try to come up with my own separate list). I'll take the top 100 and put them up on a separate page to save for posterity. Because some day, maybe 400 years from now, someone will find the list and use it to study the psychology of ancient human beings. Or not.

So, even though we've done this before, this time is for real because I'm keeping a tally. BEST movie quotes. Memorable, repeatable and recognizable. And, unlike the AFI list, naughty words are allowed.

Update: I would really, really like to try to limit movies to one quote per. That's not to say you can't nominate 132 quotes from the same movie, but I would prefe that only one of them eventually makes this list, meaning that 100 truly quotable movies will be represented.


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Um, hello? "Luke, I am your father"???

(Besides which, Ahnold's best line in "The Terminator" wasn't "I'll be back," it was "Fock you, aszhole.")

"Russians don't take a dump without a plan, son." (The Hunt For Red October, and the greatest movie line ever uttered by a future US Senator.)

The biggest laugh line I've ever heard in a theater: "Yes, it's true. This man has no dick." (Ghostbusters, and if you heard anything anybody said in the minute following that line, you watched it alone.)

And another thing--not even ONE line from "The Princess Bride"???

/said it before :-)

"More beans Mr. Taggert?"

"Whew! I think you boys have had enough!"


"Candygram for Mongo"

Blazing Saddles

and then?

"We came. We saw. We kicked its ass!" - Ghostbusters

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" - Princess Bride

"What's the matter, Colonel Sanders? Chicken?" - Spaceballs

"It's a shame when people throw away a perfectly good white boy like that" - Better Off Dead

"How do you know he's a king?"
"He hasn't got shit all over him."

"Um, Excuse me... Is this a God Damn?"
Bevis and Buthead do America

"I don't think the heavy stuff is going to come down for a while. I'd keep playing"
"what you get a free bowl of soup with this hat. Oh looks good on you though."

"can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo"

"Mind if I do a J?"

I'm afraid, Dave (HAL, 2001)

No, Ma'am. We're musicians. (Belushi - Blues Brothers)

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (Belushi - Animal House)

Yippee Ki-yay, motherfucker! (Willis - Die Hard)

Make him an offer he can't refuse. (Godfather)

Don't get cocky, kid (Ford - SW)

Why does it have to be snakes? I HATE snakes! (Ford - Raiders)

God put you in my way. (4 Feathers)

Porsche. There is no substitute. (Cruise - Risky business)

I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead (Road House)

Badges? We don't need no steenking BADGES! (Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

Phone call for Mike Hunt. Has anyone seen Mike Hunt? (Porky's)

What we have here is a failure to communicate (Strother Martin - Cool Hand Luke)

The difference is, I make this look GOOD (Will Smith - MIB)

You gentlemen can't fight in here, this is the War Room! (Dr. Strangelove)

Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I READ YOUR BOOK! (Scott - Patton)

Got a stick of Beeman's? (The Right Stuff)

::Special Tom Hanks edition::

Earn this (Saving Private Ryan)

Houston, we have a problem. (Apollo 13)

And that's all I've got to say about that (Forrest Gump)

There's no crying in baseball! (League of their own)

::End of Tom Hank's edition::

"Heineken??! Fuck that shit! Pabst! Blue! Ribbon!"

-- Frank (Dennis Hopper) in BLUE VELVET

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? --Animal House

Be the ball... -- Caddyshack

Up the voltage -- Real Genius
It's a moral imperative -- Real Genius
Your mother puts license plates in your underwear? How do you sit? -- Real Genius
This? This is ice. This is what happens to water when it gets too cold. This? This is Kent. This is what happens to people when they get too sexually frustrated. -- Real Genius
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, when he said, "I drank what?" -- Real Genius

"Fucking... What the fuck. Who the fuck fucked this fucking... How did you two fucking fucks... FUCK." -Boondock Saints

So, you missed the poignant recollections of an old, bloated Robert Hays?

"Certainly illustrates the diversity of the word."

My submissions:

"This house...is clean." - Poltergeist
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
"Oooh, that's gotta hurt!" - Army of Darkness
"Quick impression for ya. Caw, caw, bang, f#$k I'm dead!" - The Crow


Eat my fuck.

"My God. I haven't been fucked like that since grade school. "

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
-Fight Club

"Is being an Idiot like being High all the time?" -The MatchMaker

Agreed about the multiple quotes. One or two per movie, tops, would have been sufficient, and would have allowed for more movies (ie: Monty Python & the Holy Grail) to be represented

Also, I wouldn't have included catch phrases, unless they helped further the plot or said something about the character in question -- or were funny (ie: "Go ahead, make my day" would stay in; "I'm king of the world! Woo!" and "Hasta la Vista" baby wouldn't)

back to AFI:

Brando gets position's 2 and 3 and 45. Unusual for an actor.

speaking of Brando:

" Get the butter."

" Get the butter." Last Tango in Paris

Ah think the best line is fae the film 'Snatch: Daimonds and Pigs' whin Bullet Tooth Toney says tae the 2 pawn shoap gadges: 'Nivir underestimate the predicatability o stupidity.' Thit line is barry.
One last thing: Ah dinnieken what the obsession wi lists these days. They r everywir n I cannae go anywhir r read nae newspaper wi oot seein some toap 10 list r toap 100. ye ken what Ah'm sayin? Ah'm no aginst it, Ah jist dinnae understand it. N how accurate r these lists, ye ken what Ah'm bletherin aboot?