I had to talk about this subject because if you’re a movie fan (Hell, even if you’re not!) you tend to throw out a lot of movie quotes in your everyday life. I had been wanting to do this list for awhile but it took some careful study to narrow it down. Now, that I’m ready to throw it out into the world, I’m even more excited. Mainly because, surprisingly, films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Fight Club and many other completely quotable and beloved films in the Kaiderman household were completely snubbed. It’s kind of shocking how parts of random movies manage to stick with you.
Below, I’ve assembled what seem to be the most frequently used in my life these days. I’m hoping this turns into a bit of a discussion because I would love to hear which ones you, our dear readers, use the most as well so be sure and let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the post. Here we go…
HONORABLE MENTION: ANYTHING FROM NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.
Everyone seems to like Napoleon Dynamite. I think the fact that it is such a quotable movie has a lot to do with that. Mind you, the fact that it’s so quotable lead to every word of dialogue in the film being completely played out within a year of the film’s release. We were all sick of seeing VOTE FOR PEDRO t-shirts and it seemed to me that most of these quotes had gone the way of the Dodo with other classics like Do I make you horny, Baby? and Party on, Wayne. However, after going away, the film has had a resurgence since my kids have discovered it. It’s standard practice now to hear things like Tina, come get your food! when the dogs are being fed each night.
QUOTE: What is the number two hacker in the world doing in Los Angeles?
If I wasn’t such a movie fan, this one probably wouldn’t get so much play but I am so, duh! This is what my wife and I call a “Too Much Information” sentence. It’s one of those sentences that is used to convey information about a character. You’ll see these in many movies but rarely see them as blatant as this one. It’s so obviously forced in and crazy because NO ONE talks like this. It’s so bad that I can’t help but quote it whenever I see one in another movie or someone tells me way more information than I care to know.
4. MONSTER’S BALL.
QUOTE: I want you to make me feel good.
Probably one of the worst lines ever uttered in an Academy Award winning performance. Halle Berry spews this gem right before riding Billy Bob Thorton like a buckin’ Bronco. This was that brief stint in her career where her breasts got as much exposure as her career did. It’s such a cheesy line that my wife and I can’t help but throw it out to break the tension while watching some cheeseball RomCom or films like Jane Eyre or Titanic. It’s a great line to throw out as a precursor to sexy time. You can use it in your own personal life too. It’s very useful!
NOTE: If you Google Monster’s Ball, “make me feel good” will show up in the drop down menu.
3. HAPPY GILMORE.
QUOTE: Now your back’s gonna hurt because you just pulled landscaping duty.
Arguably the greatest Adam Sandler movie features a great cameo by a handlebar-mustachioed Ben Stiller as the tyrant head of an old folks home masking a sweat shop operation. This classic line is thrown out by Stiller after Happy’s Grandma mentions that her fingers hurt from being forced to sew to much. This one has many functions in everyday life. I like to use it when my people complain about mundane things. Like when a friend bitches about a hang-nail or the kids won’t clean their room.
2. WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE.
QUOTE: You think you’re hot shit but you’re really just cold diarrhea.
This might be the sickest and most original burn ever created in the history of the world and whatever came before that. It’s also, in my opinion, the best line of dialogue put into a script since the Road House classic: Pain don’t hurt. I have to credit my wife with turning me on to this 1995 Indie Dark Comedy from the demented mind of Todd Solondz. For the rest of my life, I will have the greatest comeback for any verbal altercation I encounter.
1. THE SANDLOT.
QUOTE: You’re killin’ me, Smalls!
This is such a great movie and I love this quote because (1) it’s not profain and (2) it’s just so damn usable. I probably don’t have to justify it that much because many of you probably use it too. Maybe even more than you realize. I honestly think it should be considered top five every time I see a Greatest Movie Quotes list on the intrawebs.
So, what about you guys and girls? What movie quotes do yo use most in your everyday life?