Mandatory Movies: The 25 Most Quoted Lines of All Comedy Movies
Of all movie genres, comedy is the most relatable; an irreverent, twisted take on reality that is both subtle and impactful, influencing the way we communicate with quirky, fun, and repeatable dialogue. If you need a quick laugh, imitate Borat and compliment someone by saying, “Very nice!” (this might make them cringe…) or tell a shopping mall Santa that he “sits on a throne of lies.” Good comedies have entered pop culture’s lexicon and, therefore, our vernacular—single snippets of unforgettable dialogue. The following are the most quoted lines of all comedy movies.
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- Wayne's World (1992)
"You sit on a throne of lies."
- Elf (2003)
"I'll have what she's having."
- When Harry Met Sally...(1989)
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.”
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
"There's no crying in baseball."
- A League of Their Own (1992)
"Alright, alright, alright."
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
"To infinity and beyond!"
- Toy Story (1995)
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
"Don't cross the streams."
- Ghostbusters (1984)
"Boy, that escalated quickly."
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
"I made my family disappear."
- Home Alone (1990)
"So you're telling me there's a chance. YEAH!"
- Dumb and Dumber (1994)
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"
- Dr. Strangelove (1964)
"The dude abides."
- The Big Lebowski (1998)
"Oh, and this one time, at band camp..."
- American Pie (1999)
"Ugh, as if!"
- Clueless (1995)
"Baby, you are so money, and you don't even know it."
- Swingers (1996)
- Borat (2006)
"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
- The Princess Bride (1987)
“Surely you can’t be serious."
“I am serious—and don’t call me Shirley.”
- Airplane! (1980)
"We're...we're going streaking! We're going up the quad and to the gymnasium."
- Old School (2003)
"You're killing me, Smalls."
- The Sandlot (1993)
♫ "Fat guy in a little coat." ♫
- Tommy Boy (1995)
"It's just a flesh wound."
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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