Movies I quote the most (NSFW!!!)

I am not sure how this subject came up this week, but I got to thinking about the movies I find myself quoting the most.  I know people who can have an entire dialogue with another person only using lines from movies, or TV shows.  Often I will delve into rehashing movie lines with Mr. Pat, or JJ.

A generation before mine took great pleasure in quoting passages from classic literature, and I believe that my generation has taken to movies and TV shows for points of reference.  I do not think a day goes by when I find myself quoting something I saw.  Often I will do it to make myself laugh, or put a smile on a friend’s face.

So I give you the top five Movies I find myself quoting the most.  I am sure you have your top five, so please do not be shy and share them with us.

1. The Princess Bride

What can I say to explain.  No wait, let me sum up.  I never knew you could be mostly dead.  Inigo, Vizzini, Wesley, Buttercup, and Miracle Max all have some of the funniest lines ever.  The movie itself was an all ages film that had a mix of cheesiness tempered with some classic lines.

THE Line: “You keep using that word… I don’t think it means what you think it means.”

I had a girlfriend who would roll her eyes when I’d  go into my re-enactment of why Vizzini was so smart.  Right about the time I would get to the part about a land war in Asia, she would have both of her hands covering my mouth.  Of course, watching the movie with me is an absolute nightmare, because I speak the dialogue as the movie goes along.  Yes, I am THAT guy!

2. Pulp Fiction


I saw this film five times in its first release in theaters.  The complexity of the situations in this film were perfect backing for the verbal onslaught of great lines.  Jules Winfield was the gold standard of the ensemble.  The Guns of  Navarone line was so unexpected that I did not pick up on it until the third time I saw the film.  Of course this movie sent Sam Jackson into high orbit in Hollywood.  He should have won an Oscar for that performance.  Harvey Keitel was also superb.  Even Quentin’s shoddy acting chops were buffered by the performances of Uma Thurman and one cool dude named Ving Rhames.  Oh, and John Travolta rediscovered his cool.

THE Line:  “Well I’m a mushroom cloud laying motherfucker! Motherfucker!”

3. Smokey and the Bandit

If you just read a synopsis of this movie, then it would read like another movie headed straight to home video.  It might have also read like a film looking to latch onto to one gimmick, and ride it through the movie.  Well, it did, sort of.  However, when Jackie Gleason stepped into the uniform of Sheriff Buford T. Justice a classic was born.  The only consequence of Gleason’s incredible turn in Smokey and the Bandit was that it spawned two unfortunate sequels.

THE Line: “Nobody, and I mean NOBODY makes Sheriff Buford T. Justice look like a possum’s pecker.”

4. American Beauty

Who would have thought that a mid-life crisis could be this much fun.  When Kevin Spacey read the script he must have smiled.  Watching Lester Burnham cut loose had to be difficult for some movie patrons.  I simply laughed my ass off.  Kevin Spacey just hit it out of the ball park.  The way he brought Lester to life made it easy to forget the man he was portraying was troubled.   It seemed like Lester was free from the weight of his worries, and finally having fun.  How freakin’ cool is that?

THE Line: “No No.  YOU don’t get to tell me what to do, ever again.”

5. Slap Shot

This movie makes it onto many peoples’ top sports movies of all time list.  I agree with that.  You have an aging player/manager of a team that is soon to be dismantled.  You have three brothers who are hooligans on the ice.  Add to that a collection of goons, and a play by play announcer that was always the eternal optimist and you get gold.  Paul Newman was one of the greatest, and he was so good in this film.  The scene where he goads the goalie into a fight was some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen in a sports movie.

THE Line: “Jesus, what did the old man trade for these assholes, a used puck bag?”


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