Premiere's 100 Greatest Movie Lines

The lines that people love most come not necessarily from the most revered films in the canon (though Casablanca and Citizen Kane are represented), but from down-to-earth comedies or action films (Ahem, "I'll be baaack!") that grabbed the audience on a visceral level. Whatever the genre of the film, these small bits of dialogue are important: they're cultural shorthand, part of the language everyone shares.

100. "I see dead people."  — Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) in The Sixth Sense (1999). 

99. "I'd hate to take a bite outta you. You're a cookie full of arsenic." — J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) in The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

98. "You want me to hold the chicken, huh?" "I want you to hold it between your knees." — Waitress and Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) in Five Easy Pieces (1970)

97. "You're tearing me apart!" — Jim Stark (James Dean) in Rebel Without a Cause (1955

96. "Yippie kay-yay, mother@#!%er." — John McClane (Bruce Willis) in Die Hard (1988)

95. "I'll be back."  — The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in The Terminator (1984)

94. "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." — Mame (Rosalind Russell) in Auntie Mame (1958)

93. "Precious" — Gollum (Andy Serkis) in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

92. "You can't handle the truth!" — Colonel Jessep (Jack Nicholson) in A Few Good Men (1992)

91. "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." — Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard (1950).

90. "Old age... it's the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you don't look forward to being cured of." — Bernstein (Everett Sloane) in Citizen Kane (1941)

89. "No wire hangers!" — Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) in Mommie Dearest (1981)

88. "We find the defendants incredibly guilty." — Jury foreman (Bill Macy) in The Producers (1967)

87. "How am I funny?" — Tommy (Joe Pesci) in GoodFellas (1990)

86. "Can I borrow your underpants for ten minutes?" — The Geek (Anthony Michael Hall) in Sixteen Candles (1984)

85. "It was beauty killed the beast." — Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) in King Kong (1933)

84. "Oh, behave!" — Austin Powers (Mike Myers) in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

83. "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." — Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

82. "Dave, my mind is going... I can feel it." — HAL the computer (voiced by Douglas Rain) in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

81. "You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?... They call it a Royale with cheese." — Vincent Vega (John Travolta) in Pulp Fiction (1994) 

80. "Show me the money." — Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire (1997)

79. "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" — Howard Beale (Peter Finch) in Network (1976)

78. "Hey, don't knock masturbation — it's sex with someone I love!" — Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in Annie Hall (1977)

77. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." — Marie Browning (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not (1944) 

76. "They call me Mister Tibbs!" — Sidney Poitier in In The Heat of the Night (1967)

75. "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!" — Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in Gone With the Wind (1939)

74. "Don't you f———in' look at me!"
— Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) in Blue Velvet (1986)

73. "I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen." — Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) in Say Anything (1989) 

72. "If they move, kill 'em."
— Pike (William Holden) in The Wild Bunch (1969)

71. "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown!" — Walsh (Joe Mantell) in Chinatown (1974)

70. "Greed... is good." — Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in Wall Street (1987)

69. "Come back, Shane!" — Joey Starrett (Brandon De Wilde) in Shane (1953)

68. "Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!" — Bill Murray as Dr. Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984)

67. "Go, get the butter." — Paul (Marlon Brando) in Last Tango in Paris (1973)

66. "The horror... the horror... " — Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in Apocalypse Now (1979)

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

64. "I am Spartacus." — Antonius (Tony Curtis) and other rebelling slaves in Spartacus (1960)

63. "We belong dead." — The Monster (Boris Karloff) in Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

62. "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." — Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

61. "I was a better man with you as a woman than I ever was with a woman as a man. Know what I mean?" — Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) in Tootsie (1982)

60. "Licorice, mmmm. If there's anything I'm a sucker for, it's licorice." — Adam Bonner (Spencer Tracy), biting off the barrel of a candy gun he has pointed into his mouth, in Adam's Rib (1949)

59. "Gentleman, you can't fight here! This is the war room!"  — President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

58. At a press conference in A Hard Day's Night (1964), a reporter asks Beatle Ringo Starr if he's a mod or a rocker. "I'm a mocker," Ringo replies.

57. "Wait a minute, you ain't heard nothin' yet!" — Jack Robin (Al Jolson), speaking what's frequently cited as the first spoken movie line, in The Jazz Singer (1927)

56. "Yeah, I was in the shit." — Mr. Blume (Bill Murray) in Rushmore (1998)

55. "I have had it with these motherf^%ing snakes on this motherf#$%ing plane!" — Neville Flynn (Samuel L. Jackson) in Snakes on a Plane (2006)

54. "Michael... we're bigger than U.S. Steel." — Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg) in The Godfather Part II (1974)

53. "All of a sudden she's playing Hamlet's mother!" — Birdie (Thelma Ritter) in All About Eve(1950)

52. "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine." — Janet Gaynor in A Star is Born (1937)

51. "Bond. James Bond." — Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962)

50. "Get away from her, you bitch!" — Sigourney Weaver (Ripley) in Aliens (1986)

49. "So I got that going for me, which is nice." — Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980) 

48. "E.T. phone home."
— E.T. (voiced by Debra Winger... maybe) in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

47. "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." — Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) in Now, Voyager (1942)

46. "You shouldn't ask me for advice... When it comes to relationships with women, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg award." — Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) in Manhattan (1979)

45. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." — Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall) in Apocalypse Now (1979)

44. "That is one nutty hospital." — Bill Murray's Jeff Slater in Tootsie (1982)

43. "You know, you haven't stopped talking since I came here? You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle." — Groucho Marx in Duck Soup (1933)

42. "I stick my neck out for nobody." — Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942) 

41. "You're gonna need a bigger boat."
— Brody (Roy Scheider) in Jaws (1975)

40. "Lovely... lovely." — Bob Rusk (Barry Foster) in Frenzy (1972)

39. "I just want to say one word to you - just one word... 'Plastics.'..: There's a great future in plastics." — Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) in The Graduate (1967)

38. "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives." — Criswell in Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

37. "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)

36. "Here's Johnny!" — Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in The Shining (1980)

35. "Gentleman, you can't fight here! This is the war room!" — President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

34. "Top of the world! Made it, Ma!" — Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) in White Heat (1949)

33. "I'll have what she's having." — An older female customer at Katz's Deli, in When Harry Met Sally (1989)

32. "Mother of mercy... is this the end of Rico?" — Rico (Edward G. Robinson) in Little Caesar (1930)

31. "He was the village idiot!"
"Yeah, what'd you do, place?"
— Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen) and another Russian soldier in Love and Death (1975)

30. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." — Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942)

29. "You owe me money!!" — Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) in The Hustler (1961) 

28. "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthing babies!" — Prissy (Butterfly McQueen) in Gone With the Wind (1939)

27. "The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club."
— Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) in Fight Club (1999)

26. "Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!"
— Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) in Dr. Strangelove (1964)

25. "You won't bore him, honey. You won't even get a chance to talk."
— Miss Caswell (Marilyn Monroe) in All About Eve (1950)

24. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
— The Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan) in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

23. "Go ahead. Make My Day." — Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) in Dirty Harry (1971)

22. "May the Force be with you." — Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in Star Wars (1977)

21. "Get in my belly!" — Fat Bastard (Mike Myers) in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

20. "As far back as I could remember I've always wanted to be a gangster." — Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in Goodfellas (1990)

19. "Well, there's something you don't see every day." — Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) in Ghostbusters (1984)

18. "I wish I knew how to quit you." — Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

17. "I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart." — Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in The Godfather Part II

16. "Hello, Clarice." — Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

15. "You sly dog! You got me monologuing!" — Syndrome (Jason Lee) in The Incredibles (2004)

14. "I am the author. You are the audience. I outrank you!" — Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars) in The Producers (1967)

13. "We didn't need dialogue. We had faces." — Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

12. "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" — Margo (Bette Davis) in All About Eve (1950)

11. "There's no place like home." — Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

10. "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
— Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in The Godfather (1972)

9. "Adrian!" — Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Rocky (1976)

8. "You talkin' to me?" — Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in Taxi Driver (1976)

7. "I coulda been a contender." — Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) in On the Waterfront (1954)

6. "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." — Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard (1950)

5. "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?" — Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1967)

4. "I'm the king of the world!"  — Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Titanic (1997)

3. "Rosebud." — Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) in Citizen Kane (1941)

2. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." — Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in Gone With the Wind (1939)

1. "Here's looking at you, kid." — Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca (1942)


59 and 35 are the same quote, idk why, probably just an error on their part.