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    Babe (1995)

  1. That'll do, pig.
      James Cromwell as Farmer Arthur Hoggett


  2. There are many perfectly nice cats in the world, but every barrel has its bad apples, and it is well to heed the old adage, "Beware the bad cat bearing a grudge."
      Roscoe Lee Brown as the Narrator


  3. I suppose the life of an anorexic duck doesn't amount to much in the broad scheme of things.
      Danny Mann as Ferdinand the Duck


  4. Back to the Future (1985)

  5. There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?
      Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmet Brown


  6. Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.
      Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmet Brown


  7. We all make mistakes in life, children.
      Lea Thompson as Lorraine Baines


  8. I guess you guys aren't ready for that, yet. But your kids are gonna love it.
      Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly


  9. No wonder your president has to be an actor, he's gotta look good on TV.
      Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmet Brown


  10. Bananas (1971)

  11. I object, your honor! This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.
      Woody Allen as Fielding Mellish


  12. Blood! That should be on the inside!
      Woody Allen as Fielding Mellish


  13. Barton Fink (1991)

  14. We're only interested in one thing, Bart. Can you tell a story? Can you make us laugh? Can you make us cry? Can you make us want to break out in joyous song? Is that more than one thing?
      John Lerner as Jack Lipnick


  15. Now people are going to say to you, Wallace Beery, wrestling, it's a B picture. You tell them: BULLSHIT! We do NOT make B pictures here at Capitol. Let's put a stop to that rumour RIGHT now!
      John Lerner as Jack Lipnick


  16. I don't pretend to be a critic, but lord knows I have a gut, and my gut tells me it's simply marvelous.
      Meagan Faye as Poppy Carnahan


  17. I could tell you stories to curl your hair, but it looks like you've already heard em.
      Johnn Goodman as Charlie Meadows


  18. Mister Fink, they have not invented a genre of picture that Bill Mayhew has not, at one time or other, been invited to essay. Yes, I have taken my stab at the rasslin' form, as I have stabbed at so many others, and with as little success. I gather that you are a freshman here, eager for an upperclassman's counsel. However, just at the moment, I have drinking to do. Why don't you stop by my bungalow, which is number fifteen, later on this afternoon, and we will discuss rasslin' scenarios and other things lit'rary.
      John Mahoney as W.P. Mayhew


  19. Wallace Beery. Wrestling picture. What do you need, a roadmap?
      Tony Shaloub as Ben Geisler


  20. Basic Instinct (1992)

  21. Killing isn't like smoking. You can stop.
      Sharon Stone as Catherine


  22. Batman (1989)

  23. Haven't you ever heard of the healing power of laughter?
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  24. Where does he get all those wonderful toys?
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  25. My balloons. Those are my balloons. He stole my balloons! Why didn't anyone tell me he had one of those... things?
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  26. Wait'll they get a load of ME!
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  27. It can be truly said, that I have a bat in my belfry.
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  28. I've been dead once already; it's very liberating. You might think of it as... therapy.
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  29. Never rub another man's rhubarb.
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  30. Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But remember, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.
      Jack Nicholson as The Joker


  31. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

  32. In competitive behavior someone always loses.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  33. Despite my privileged upbringing, I'm actually quite well-balanced. I have a chip on both shoulders.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  34. Nothing's ever for sure, John. That's the only sure thing I do know.
      Paul Bettany as Charles


  35. Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  36. Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  37. Everyone is haunted by their past.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  38. God must be a painter. Why else would we have so many colors?
      Jennifer Connelly as Alicia


  39. I still see things that are not here. I just choose not to acknowledge them. Like a diet of the mind, I just choose not to indulge certain appetites; like my appetite for patterns; perhaps my appetite to imagine and to dream.
      Russel Crowe as John Nash


  40. Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?
      Christopher Plummer as Dr. Rosen


  41. Bend it like Beckham (2002)

  42. Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?
      Parminder Nagra as Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra


  43. What family would want a daughter-in-law who can run around kicking football all day but can't make round chapattis?
      Shaheen Khan as Mrs. Bhamra


  44. Being John Malkovich (1999)

  45. There's a tiny door in my office, Maxine. It's a portal and it takes you inside John Malkovich. You see the world through John Malkovich's eyes... and then after about 15 minutes, you're spit out... into a ditch on the side of The New Jersey Turnpike.
      John Cusak as Craig Schwartz


  46. Truth is for suckers, Johnny Boy.
      Charlie Sheen as Charlie Sheen


  47. I've been very lonely in my isolated tower of indecipherable speech.
      Orson Bean as Dr. Lester


  48. There is truth, and there are lies, and art always tells the truth. Even when it's lying.
      John Schwartz as Craig Schwartz as John Malkovich


  49. Being There (1979)

  50. I like to Watch.
      Peter Sellers as Chance the Gardner


  51. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
      Peter Sellers as Chance the Gardner


  52. Ben-Hur (1959)

  53. How do you fight an idea? You can break a man's skull, you can arrest him, you can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you control what's up here?
      André Morell as Sextus


  54. Your eyes are full of hate, forty-one. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.
      Jack Hawkins as Quintus Arrius


  55. Beetlejuice (1988)

  56. Barb, honey...we're dead. I don't think we have very much to worry about anymore.
      Alec Baldwin as Adam


  57. It's showtime.
      Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice


  58. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

  59. Wow. You know, it says here that by the time the average American is fifty, he has five pounds of undigested red meat in his bowels.
      Judge Reinhold as Detective Rosewood


  60. This is the cleanest and nicest police car I've ever been in my life. This thing is nicer than my apartment.
      Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley


  61. Bicentennial Man (1999)

  62. One does not know, sir, possibly a predator was behind the chicken, or possibly there was a female chicken on the other of the road, if it's a male chicken. Possibly a food source, or depending on the season it might be migrating. One hopes there's no traffic. (answering 'why did the chicken cross the road')
      Robin Williams as Andrew Martin


  63. I've always tried to make sense of things. There must be some reason I am as I am. As you can see, Madame Chairman, I am no longer immortal. I am growing old, my body is deteriorating, and like all of you, will eventually cease to function. As a robot, I could have lived forever. But I tell you all today, I would rather die a man, than live for all eternity a machine.
      Robin Williams as Andrew Martin


  64. To be acknowledged for who and what I am, no more, no less. Not for acclaim, not for approval, but, the simple truth of that recognition. This has been the elemental drive of my existence, and it must be achieved, if I am to live or die with dignity.
      Robin Williams as Andrew Martin


  65. I like you. I even understand you some of the time. But I'm not about to invest my emotions in a machine.
      Embeth Davidtz as Portia


  66. What's right for most people in most situations isn't right for everyone in every situation! Real morality lies in following one's own heart.
      Embeth Davidtz as Portia


  67. Big (1988)

  68. I wish I were big.
      David Moscow as Young Josh


  69. The Big Chill (1983)

  70. Wise up, folks. We're all alone out there and tomorrow we're going out there again.
      William Hurt as Nick


  71. Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come. (at a Wake)
      Jeff Goldblum as Michael


  72. Big Fish (2003)

  73. Truth is, I've always been thirsty.
      Albert Finney as Ed Bloom


  74. There's a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny's lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. The truth is I've always been a fool.
      Ewan McGregor as young Ed Bloom


  75. It's rude to talk about religion. You never know who you're gonna offend.
      Albert Finney as Ed Bloom


  76. There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they're faster or stronger than other fish. They're just touched by something extra.
      Ewan McGregor as young Ed Bloom


  77. A man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.
      Billy Crudup as Will Bloom


  78. In telling the story of my father's life, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn't always make sense and most of it never happened... but that's what kind of story this is.
      Billy Crudup as Will Bloom


  79. They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.
      Albert Finney as Ed Bloom


  80. There comes a point when any reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit he made a mistake. The truth is... I was never a reasonable man.
      Ewan McGregor as young Ed Bloom


  81. Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.
      Albert Finney as Ed Bloom


  82. Time has a way of circling back on itself.
      Albert Finney as Ed Bloom


  83. The Big Sleep (1946)

  84. I haven't been here, you haven't seen me, and she hasn't been out of the house all evening.
      Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe


  85. She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up.
      Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe


  86. And I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don't mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me.
      Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe


  87. My, my, my! Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains! You know, you're the second guy I've met today that seems to think a gat in the hand means the world by the tail.
      Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe


  88. If I seem a bit sinister as a parent, Mr. Marlowe, it's because my hold on life is too slight to include any Victorian hypocrisy. I need hardly add that any man who has lived as I have and indulges for the first time in parenthood at the age of 55 deserves all he gets.
      Charles Waldron as General Sternwood


  89. What's the matter? Haven't you ever seen a gun before? What do you want me to do, count three like they do in the movies?
      Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe


  90. So you're a private detective. I didn't know they existed, except in books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel corridors
      Lauren Bacall as Vivian


  91. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

  92. Ready? I was BORN ready.
      Kurt Russel as Jack Burton


  93. Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, "Give me your best shot. I can take it."
      Kurt Russel as Jack Burton


  94. Okay, I get the picture White Tigers, Lords of Death, guys in funny suits throwing plastic explosives while poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake, huh? Sure, okay, I see Charlie Chan, Fu Manchu and a hundred howlin' monkey temples, and that's just for starters, right? Fine! I'm back! I'm ready, goddammit let me at 'em!
      Kurt Russel as Jack Burton


  95. Blade Runner (1982)

  96. The report read "Routine retirement of a replicant." That didn't make me feel any better about shooting a woman in the back.
      Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard


  97. "More human than human" is our motto.
      Joe Turkel as Eldon Tyrell


  98. The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly.
      Joe Turkel as Eldon Tyrell


  99. Blazing Saddles (1974)

  100. Go do that voodoo that you do so well!
      Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr


  101. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille.
      Gene Wilder as Jim, the Waco kid


  102. You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.
      Gene Wilder as Jim, the Waco kid


  103. My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
      Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr


  104. My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening thru a cosmic vapor of invention.
      Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr


  105. Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim.
      Gene Wilder as Jim, the Waco kid


  106. The Blob (1958)

  107. How do you get people to protect themselves from something they don't believe in?
      Steve McQueen as Steve Andrews


  108. I wouldn't give much for our chances, us running around in the middle of the night, looking for something that if we found it, it might kill us.
      Steve McQueen as Steve Andrews


  109. The Blues Brothers (1980)

  110. We're on a mission from God.
      Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues


  111. It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.
      Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues


  112. I hate Illinois Nazis.
      John Belushi as Jake Blues


  113. You contemptible pig! I remained celibate for you. I stood at the back of a cathedral, waiting, in celibacy, for you, with three hundred friends and relatives in attendance. My uncle hired the best Romanian caterers in the state. To obtain the seven limousines for the wedding party, my father used up his last favor with Mad Pete Trullo. So for me, for my mother, my grandmother, my father, my uncle, and for the common good, I must now kill you, and your brother.
      Carrie Fisher as the Mystery Woman


  114. Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us now.
      Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues


  115. Body Heat (1981)

  116. You're not too smart. I like that in a man.
      Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker


  117. Braveheart (1995)

  118. Lower your flags and march straight back to England, stopping at every home to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do this and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today.
      Mel Gibson as William Wallace


  119. Every man dies, not every man really lives.
      Mel Gibson as William Wallace


  120. The Breakfast Club (1985)

  121. We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.
      Emilio Estevez as Andrew


  122. Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.
      Judd Nelson as John Bender


  123. Don't you ever talk about my friends. You don't know any of my friends. You don't look at any of my friends. And you certainly wouldn't condescend to speak to any of my friends. So you just stick to the things you know: shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW, and your poor, rich drunk mother in the Caribbean.
      Judd Nelson as John Bender


  124. Bride & Prejudice (2004)

  125. You should be stirring your husband's dinner not trouble.
      Aishwarya Rai as Lalita Bakshi


  126. You know what they say. No life without wife.
      Nitin Ganatra as Mr. Kholi


  127. I will end up living in that rotten house, full of spinsters with no grandchildren.
      Anupam Kher as Mrs. Bakshi


  128. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

  129. I hate the British! You are defeated but you have no shame. You are stubborn but you have no pride. You endure but you have no courage. I hate the British!
      Sessue Hayakawa as Colonel Saito


  130. Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
      Sessue Hayakawa as Colonel Saito


  131. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

  132. It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.
      Renée Zellweger as Bridget


  133. Mother, I do not need a blind date. Particularly not with some verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney and dresses like her mother.
      Colin Firth as Mark Darcy


  134. Broadcast News (1987)

  135. What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing. He will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance...
      Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman


  136. Ok, I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
      Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman


  137. Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive? If "needy" were a turn-on?
      Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman


  138. If anything happens to me, you tell every woman I've ever gone out with I was talking about her at the end. That way they'll have to reevaluate me.
      Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman


  139. Can you believe it? I just risked my life for a network that tests my face with focus groups.
      Albert Brooks as Aaron Altman


  140. Bull Durham (1988)

  141. I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there's no guilt in baseball, and it's never boring.
      Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy


  142. I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.
      Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy


  143. Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for 21 days once - the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else carries your bags. It was great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.
      Kevin Costner as Crash Davis


  144. Well, actually, nobody on this planet ever really chooses each other. I mean, it's all a question of quantum physics, molecular attraction, and timing. Why, there are laws we don't understand that bring us together and tear us apart.
      Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy


  145. Listen, sweetheart, you shouldn't listen to what a woman says when she's in the throes of passion. They say the darndest things.
      Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy


  146. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

  147. I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.
      Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy


  148. Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch?
      Robert Redford as Sundance


  149. Don't ever hit your mother with a shovel. It will leave a dull impression on her mind.
      Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy


  150. You know, when I was a kid, I always thought I'd grow up to be a hero.
      Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy



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