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Top 100 Dialogues From Hollywood Movies!

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    On-screen dialogues are the best way we understand what is happening in the movie aided by the background score to set the mood, and the actors' expressions (both facial and body) to understand the impact of the said lines. Dialogues are an integral part of making a movie come alive, and it sort of interacts with the audiences, to get them involved in the story.

    Best Hollywood Dialogues Ever

    Without dialogues or lines for the actors to say, the movie makes little or no sense at all; such is the importance of dialogues in a movie. The script writers and directors pay keen attention to the dialogues in order to confirm the flow of speech that portray the situation is true to the cause.

    Dialogues have an impact on the audience like it was meant to be, but not all of them stick with the audience for ever. Some of the dialogues on screen that went on to become very famous are presented below.

    This list is compiled from American Film Institute. Recently AFI celebrated its 100 years of establishment and in memory of this great feat, a jury of 1500 people from the Hollywood industry were asked to decide some of the best lines ever said on screen in the past century and we are excited to present that list to you.

    Here we go!

    1 Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
    2 I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse. THE GODFATHER 1972
    3 You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
    4 Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
    5 Here's looking at you, kid. CASABLANCA 1942
    6 Go ahead, make my day. SUDDEN IMPACT 1983
    7 All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
    8 May the Force be with you. STAR WARS 1977
    9 Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night. ALL ABOUT EVE 1950
    10 You talking to me? TAXI DRIVER 1976
    11 What we've got here is failure to communicate. COOL HAND LUKE 1967
    12 I love the smell of napalm in the morning. APOCALYPSE NOW 1979
    13 Love means never having to say you're sorry. LOVE STORY 1970
    14 The stuff that dreams are made of. THE MALTESE FALCON 1941
    15 E.T. phone home. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 1982
    16 They call me Mister Tibbs! IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 1967
    17 Rosebud. CITIZEN KANE 1941
    18 Made it, Ma! Top of the world! WHITE HEAT 1949
    19 I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! NETWORK 1976
    20 Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. CASABLANCA 1942
    21 A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1991
    22 Bond. James Bond. DR. NO 1962
    23 There's no place like home. THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
    24 I am big! It's the pictures that got small. SUNSET BLVD. 1950
    25 Show me the money! JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
    26 Why don't you come up sometime and see me? SHE DONE HIM WRONG 1933
    27 I'm walking here! I'm walking here! MIDNIGHT COWBOY 1969
    28 Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.' CASABLANCA 1942
    29 You can't handle the truth! A FEW GOOD MEN 1992
    30 I want to be alone. GRAND HOTEL 1932
    31 After all, tomorrow is another day! GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
    32 Round up the usual suspects. CASABLANCA 1942
    33 I'll have what she's having. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY 1989
    34 You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 1944
    35 You're gonna need a bigger boat. JAWS 1975
    36 Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges! THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE 1948
    37 I'll be back. THE TERMINATOR 1984
    38 Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES 1942
    39 If you build it, he will come. FIELD OF DREAMS 1989
    40 My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. FORREST GUMP 1994
    41 We rob banks. BONNIE AND CLYDE 1967
    42 Plastics. THE GRADUATE 1967
    43 We'll always have Paris. CASABLANCA 1942
    44 I see dead people. THE SIXTH SENSE 1999
    45 Stella! Hey, Stella! A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
    46 Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars. NOW, VOYAGER 1942
    47 Shane. Shane. Come back! SHANE 1953
    48 Well, nobody's perfect. SOME LIKE IT HOT 1959
    49 It's alive! It's alive! FRANKENSTEIN 1931
    50 Houston, we have a problem. APOLLO 13 1995
    51 You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk? DIRTY HARRY 1971
    52 You had me at "hello." JERRY MAGUIRE 1996
    53 One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. ANIMAL CRACKERS 1930
    54 There's no crying in baseball! A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN 1992
    55 La-dee-da, la-dee-da. ANNIE HALL 1977
    56 A boy's best friend is his mother. PSYCHO 1960
    57 Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. WALL STREET 1987
    58 Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. THE GODFATHER II 1974
    59 As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again. GONE WITH THE WIND 1939
    60 Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into! SONS OF THE DESERT 1933
    61 Say "hello" to my little friend! SCARFACE 1983
    62 What a dump. BEYOND THE FOREST 1949
    63 Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you? THE GRADUATE 1967
    64 Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! DR. STRANGELOVE 1964
    65 Elementary, my dear Watson. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES 1939
    66 Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape. PLANET OF THE APES 1968
    67 Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. CASABLANCA 1942
    68 Here's Johnny! THE SHINING 1980
    69 They're here! POLTERGEIST 1982
    70 Is it safe? MARATHON MAN 1976
    71 Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet THE JAZZ SINGER 1927
    72 No wire hangers, ever! MOMMIE DEAREST 1981
    73 Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico? LITTLE CAESAR 1930
    74 Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown. CHINATOWN 1974
    75 I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 1951
    76 Hasta la vista, baby. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 1991
    77 Soylent Green is people! SOYLENT GREEN 1973
    78 Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968
    79 Striker: Surely you can't be serious. Rumack: I am serious...and don't call me Shirley. AIRPLANE! 1980
    80 Yo, Adrian! ROCKY 1976
    81 Hello, gorgeous. FUNNY GIRL 1968
    82 Toga! Toga! LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE 1978
    83 Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make. DRACULA 1931
    84 Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast. KING KONG 1933
    85 My precious. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: TWO TOWERS 2002
    86 Attica! Attica! DOG DAY AFTERNOON 1975
    87 Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star! 42ND STREET 1933
    88 Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go! ON GOLDEN POND 1981
    89 Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper. KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN 1940
    90 A martini. Shaken, not stirred. GOLDFINGER 1964
    91 Who's on first. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES 1945
    92 Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole! CADDYSHACK 1980
    93 Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! AUNTIE MAME 1958
    94 I feel the need - the need for speed! TOP GUN 1986
    95 Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. DEAD POETS SOCIETY 1989
    96 Snap out of it! MOONSTRUCK 1987
    97 My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942
    98 Nobody puts Baby in a corner. DIRTY DANCING 1987
    99 I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too! THE WIZARD OF OZ 1939
    100 I'm the king of the world! TITANIC 1997

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