We’re all guilty of it. You see a comedy, spew popcorn all over the place laughing, and then spend the next several days repeating your favorite jokes to your friends. Days turn into weeks, and before long you’ve memorized every single line from
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. People who have never seen Anchorman, didn’t find it all that clever, or would like to watch Anchorman without you talking over the actors may find this behavior particularly annoying.
Haters gonna hate, but
we totally feel you. Sometimes movie dialogue is so on point that it just has to be treasured, repeated, printed on T-shirts, and so forth. Some lines just sparkle. The serious, somber, important films may win all the awards, but a good poop joke can really stand the test of time.
We’ll be regularly updating this list with our favorite lines from films old and new. Read on for the rudest, the crudest, and raddest quotes Hollywood has given us.
“I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!”
— Jacobin Mugato (Will Ferrell) in
New Mother: Is it a boy or a girl?
Obstretrician (John Cleese): I think it’s a bit early to start imposing roles on it, don’t you?
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life(1983) Universal/Celandine/Monty Python/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock
“McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer?”
—Evan (Michael Cera) to Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in
Superbad(2011) Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock
“I’m glad he’s single, cause I’m gonna climb that like a tree.”
— Megan (Melissa McCarthy) in
—Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) in
The Princess Bride(1987)
“Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you’d have a diamond.”
— Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Paramount/REX/Shutterstock
Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and…
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
—Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest) and Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) in
This Is Spinal Tap(1984)
Rando: “Nice wig, Janice. What’s it made of?”
Janis: “Your mom’s chest hair!”
—Janis Ian (Lizzy Kaplan) in
Lindsay: What ‘cha doing?
Andy: Writing in my gournal. I write my thoughts in it every day. Lindsay: Oh, you mean a journal? Andy: Yeah, whatever. I guess I’m not all smart like you.
—Andy (Paul Rudd) and Lindsay (Elizabeth Banks) in
Wet Hot American Summer
“It’s just a flesh wound.”
—The Black Knight (John Cleese) during a fight in
Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1975)
“What is this? A school for ants?”
– Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) in
Zoolander (2001) after seeing a model of a school he’s set to sponsor.
Pictured: Ben Stiller Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount/Nvp/Red Hour/Village R’Show/REX/Shutterstock
Waiter: “All right. What can I get you guys?”
Shelley: “Instead of the mahi mahi, may I just get the one mahi because I’m not that hungry?” Waiter: “I’ll ask.”
— Shelley Darlingson (Anna Faris),
The House Bunny
Pictured: Anna Faris
Happy Madison Productions/REX/Shutterstock
“I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.”
— Brick Tamland (Steve Carell),
Pictured: Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Steve Carell
Ted Striker: “Surely you can’t be serious.”
Dr. Rumack: “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” -Ted Striker (Robert Hays) and Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielson) in Airplane (1980)
Pictured: Julie Hagerty, Lorna Patterson, Peter Graves, and Leslie Nielson
“He does dress better than I do. What would I bring to the relationship?”
— Cher (Alicia Silverstone), Clueless
Pictured: Justin Walker and Alicia Silverstone Photo: Paramount/Rex/Shutterstock.
Osgood: “You must be quite a girl.”
Daphne: “Wanna bet?” — Osgood (Joe E. Brown) and Daphne/Jerry (Jack Lemmon), Some Like It Hot
Pictured: Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis Photo: SNAP/REX/Shutterstock.
Charles: “How do you do. My name is Charles.”
Old man: “Don’t be ridiculous, Charles died 20 years ago!” Charles: “Must be a different Charles, I think.” Old man: “Are you telling me I don’t know my own brother!” — Charles (Hugh Grant) and “Old Man” (Kenneth Griffith), Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pictured: Kristin Scott Thomas and Hugh Grant Photo: Polygram/Channel 4/Working Title/REX/Shutterstock.
“I’m more than the exalted ruler of this land and master of all I survey.
I’m also a concerned dad.” -King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Coming to America
Pictured: James Earl Jones (center) with Sheila Johnson, Madge Sinclair, and Paul Bates Photo: Paramount/Rex/Shutterstock.
DS Andy Wainwright: “You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city.”
DS Andy Cartwright: “Everyone and their mums is packin’ round here!” Nicholas Angel: “Like who?” DS Andy Wainwright: “Farmers.” Nicholas Angel: “Who else?” DS Andy Cartwright: “Farmers’ mums.” -The Andys (Rafe Spall and Paddy Considine) and Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), Hot Fuzz
Pictured: Nick Frost and Simon Pegg Photo: Focus Features/Rex/Shutterstock.
Suzanne: “Ma, I’m middle-aged.”
Doris: “Dear, I’m middle-aged.” Suzanne: “Really. And how many 120-year-old women do you know?” -Suzanne (Meryl Streep) and Doris (Shirley MacLaine), Postcards from the Edge
Pictured: Streep and MacLaine Photo: Columbia/Rex/Shutterstock.
Andrew: “What do you need a fake I.D. for?”
Brian: “So I can vote.” -Andrew (Emilio Estevez) and Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), The Breakfast Club
Pictured: Anthony Michael Hall Photo: Universal/REX/Shutterstock.
“This is just like when I watched myself in a sex tape. There was just a lot of floundering and laughable moments.”
-Nancy (Miranda Hart), Spy
Pictured: Melissa McCarthy and Miranda Hart Photo: Larry D Horricks/20th Century Fox/REX/Shutterstock.
“Americans really have shown themselves to be a nation of ingrates; only by having children can we begin to understand such dynamic.”
-Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale), Love & Friendship
Pictured: Kate Beckinsale Photo: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock.
“My ex-husband described it as watching his favorite pub burn down.”
-Dr. Rawling (Emma Thompson) on childbirth, Bridget Jones’s Baby
Pictured: Renée Zellweger as Bridget Photo: MovieStore Collection/Rex/Shutterstock.
Jess: “‘Baby talk’? That’s not a saying.”
Harry Burns: “Oh, but ‘baby fish mouth’ is sweeping the nation? I hear them talking.” -Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Harry (Billy Crystal) playing Pictionary, When Harry Met Sally
Pictured: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal Photo: Moviestore Collection/Rex/Shutterstock.
“You’re like a snack-sized Denzel.”
-Bob Stone (The Rock), Central Intelligence
Pictured: Kevin Hart and The Rock Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.
“Is that Tom Hanks from
Cast Away?” -Robin (Rebel Wilson), referring to her friend’s pubic hair, How to Be Single
Pictured: Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
are everything. You ever heard David Beckham speak? It’s like he mouth-sexed a can of helium. Think Ryan Reynolds got this far on his superior acting method?” -Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), Deadpool
Pictured: Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
“You’re dizzy because you played Russian roulette with your vagina.”
-Nellie (Gaby Hoffmann), Obvious Child
Pictured: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
“Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam.”
-Buck Russell (John Candy), Uncle Buck
Pictured: John Candy Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.
Holland March: “Look on the bright side. Nobody got hurt.”
Jackson Healy: “People got hurt.” Holland March: “I’m saying, I think they died quickly. So I don’t think they got hurt.” -Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe), The Nice Guys
Pictured: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe Photo: Rex/Shutterstock.
“Anti-wrinkle cream there may be, but anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.”
-Dave (Mark Addy), The Full Monty
Pictured: Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Steve Huison, Hugo Speer, Paul Barber, and Mark Addy Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
Bumper: “I have a feeling we should kiss. Is that a good feeling or an incorrect feeling?”
Fat Amy: “Well…sometimes I have the feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, mmm…better not.” -Bumper (Adam DeVine) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Pitch Perfect
Pictured: Rebel Wilson Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
Jules: “Pigs are filthy animals. I don’t eat filthy animals.”
Vincent: “Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste good.” Jules: “Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I’d never know ’cause I wouldn’t eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That’s a filthy animal. I ain’t eat nothin’ that ain’t got sense enough to disregard its own feces.” Vincent: “How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.” Jules: “I don’t eat dog either.” Vincent: “Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?” Jules: “I wouldn’t go so far as to call a dog filthy but they’re definitely dirty. But, a dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.” Vincent: “Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?” Jules: “Well we’d have to be talkin’ about one charming motherfuckin’ pig. I mean he’d have to be 10 times more charmin’ than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I’m sayin’?” -Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta), Pulp Fiction
Pictured: Samuel L. Jackson Photo: Snap/Rex/Shutterstock.
Annie: “You read my diary?”
Brynn: “At first I did not know it was your diary, I thought it was a very sad, handwritten book.” -Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Brynn (Rebel Wilson), Bridesmaids
Pictured: Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.
Old Lady: “Are you prepared for Jehovah’s return? ‘Cause if you’re not, we’ve got a pam…”
[Craig slams the door in their faces.] Old Lady: “Well, fuck you. Half-dead motherfucker. Come on, sister.” -Old Lady (LaWanda Page) and Craig (Ice Cube), Friday
Pictured: Chris Tucker and Ice Cube Photo: Moviestore Collection/Rex/Shutterstock.
Del: “You play with your balls a lot.”
Neal: “I do NOT play with my balls.” Del: “Larry Bird doesn’t do as much ball-handling in one night as you do in an hour!” Neal: “Are you trying to start a fight?” Del: “No. I’m simply stating a fact. That’s all. You fidget with your nuts a lot.” Neal: “You know what’d make me happy?” Del: “Another couple of balls, and an extra set of fingers?” -Del (John Candy) and Neal (Steve Martin), Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Pictured: Steve Martin Photo: Moviestore Collection/Rex/Shutterstock.
Ben Stone: “Do you want to do it doggie style?”
Alison Scott: “You’re not going to fuck me like a dog.” Ben Stone: “It’s doggie style. It’s just the style. We don’t have to go outside or anything.” -Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) and Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl), Knocked Up
Pictured: Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen Photo: Moviestore Collection/Rex/Shutterstock.
“We need a little less Forever 21 and a little more Suddenly 42.”
-Maura Ellis (Amy Poehler), Sisters
Pictured: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Photo: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock.
“I’m sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous-skirt convention you have to go to?”
-Emily (Emily Blunt), The Devil Wears Prada
Pictured: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.
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