60 Famous Film Dialogues From Hollywood

They'll go down in history!

Reina Piparaiya

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We’re constantly in awe of the incredible cinematography and scenes of Hollywood films. But, let’s start to pay closer attention to the amazing film dialogues, filled with inspiration, dedication, and lessons to live by. 

Here are 60 of the most famous film dialogues in Hollywood, from some of the most iconic films, including The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, and many more!

1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." - Gone with the Wind (1939)

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As Rhett Butler leaves his wife at the end of the film, he says this line in response to her question “Where shall I go?”. It’s his last words to his wife and unforgettable film dialogue.

2. "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." - The Godfather (1972)

From what is considered as one of the greatest films of all time, this film dialogue is one of the most popular in cinematographic history. In fact, IMDB found that this line has been referenced in other media over 150 times!

3. "Here's looking at you, kid." - Casablanca (1942)

In a film full of incredible lines, this one is one of the best. And the shocking part is, it wasn’t even on the script! Based on the face cards in poker, actor Humphrey Bogart changed the dialogue that he delivered to Ilsa in the movie, and the rest is history.

4. "May the Force be with you." - Star Wars (1977)

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Even if you’ve never watched the movies, we’re sure that you have heard this famous dialogue from Star Wars, one of the greatest film series. It’s become a popular line in the media and in everyday life.

5. "You talking to me?" - Taxi Driver (1976)

In the famous scene where Travis Bickle has a conversation with himself in the mirror, Robert De Niro improvised this famous line.

6. "Love means never having to say you're sorry." - Love Story (1970)

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Delivered after a fight between the two protagonists, this film dialogue was one of beauty and surprise, and we love it!

7. "The stuff that dreams are made of." - The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Originally a line from the Shakespread play, ​​The Tempest, this line described the chase for their beloved treasure. This unforgettable dialogue made the entire film even better than it already was.

8. "There's no place like home." - The Wizard of Oz (1939)

At the end of the film, Dorothy says this line, which is supposed to take her back to Kansas after her adventure in the magical land of Oz. Clicking her heels together, she repeats this line 3 times and is magically transported back.

9. "Show me the money!" - Jerry Maguire (1996)

Rod Tidwell’s dialogue in the film, this line goes on to be the famous catchphrase of the movie, and a scene remembered for decades.

10. "You can't handle the truth!" - A Few Good Men (1992)

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In one of the final scenes of the movie, Colonel Jessep's screams this at Lieutenant Kaffee, making cinema history. It was apparently improvised from the original line “You already have the truth”.

11. "My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump (1994)

From one of the greatest films we have ever seen, this film dialogue is not only perfect but teaches us a lot about the way we live our lives and inspires us in many ways. 

12. "We rob banks." - Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

This three-sentence dialogue pretty much sums up the entire film, and that's all we have to say about it.

13. "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)

Terry Malloy loses out on a career in boxing when he’s forced to throw a fight by powerful mob boss Johnny Friendly. This line describes the downward spiral his life took after this happened.

14. "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." - Now, Voyager (1942)

This beautiful line from Now, Voyager is one we can never forget, and we’re sure that you won’t either! 

15. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - The Godfather Part II (1974)

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Another dialogue from one of the Godfather films is this one. A similar line has been used in countless other movies and TV shows, so we’re sure you have heard something like it!

16. "Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL." - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

 A film that follows the incredible journey through space and time that Dr. Dave Bowman, his fellow astronauts and their computer system HAL embark on and this memorable line is delivered through the madness.

17. “I am Jack's complete lack of surprise” - Fight Club (1999)

This film dialogue is one that we absolutely love. The film has a number of similarly structured lines, but this one takes the lead as our favorite.

18. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society has us in awe with this inspirational film dialogue. Not only was it perfect for the scene, but it inspires us, viewers, to do the same, to seize the day and make our lives extraordinary, just like the characters in the film.

19. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." - Dirty Dancing (1987)

This famous film dialogue from Dirty Dancing reminds us of why we love this film. It’s a great line about self-expression and freedom.

20. "I'm the king of the world!" - Titanic (1997)

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This exhilarating and exciting film dialogue was and still is iconic. Always remember to feel big and strong, just like Jack did in this scene!

21. “Elementary, my dear Watson.” - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

A line that is used in every recreation of the Sherlock Holmes series, it’s one that everyone must have heard at least once!

22. “If you build it, he will come.” - Field of Dreams (1989)

The line that inspired every event that takes place in the film, this dialogue was one that we absolutely had to include in our list. This film is inspirational and inspired us to chase our dreams.

23. “Just keep swimming.” - Finding Nemo (2003)

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A line repeated by Dory throughout this iconic Pixar film, it’s surprisingly motivational and inspiring for our lives as well. It tells us to never give up and keep trying hard, to “keep swimming” no matter what. Who knew a Disney movie dialogue could mean so much.

24. “Hasta la vista, baby.” - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

This line was added to the script because it was something that screenwriter William Wisher and director James Cameron used to say at the end of phone conversations. If only they knew it would become one of the most famous lines in cinema history.

25. “Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.” - Back to the Future (1985)

This line acted as a prediction for the future, with flying cars and time travel as a common concept. It’s the last line of the iconic film, and a sneak-peak into its sequel.

26. "It was beauty killed the beast." - King Kong (1933)

A King Kong line connected to the Beauty and the Beast story, inspired by the concept that King Kong was the “beast”. This line then became a classic.

27. “To infinity and beyond!” - Toy Story (1995)

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A famous line from the Toy Story series, this film dialogue is said by Buzz Lightyear and is his character's catchphrase. He believes that he’s special because of it, but it's repeated by all the Buzz Lightyear toys in the store.

28. “Hope is a good thing. Maybe even the best of things and good things never die.” - Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Considered as the greatest film of all time, and the highest-rated on IMDB, this iconic line near the end of Shawshank Redemption is both inspirational and memorable, making it the perfect film dialogue for the perfect film ending.

29. “I have a reasonable doubt.” - 12 Angry Men (1957)

A line that summarises the entire film, 12 Angry Men is based on the “reasonable doubt” concept, and a similar line is said or confirmed by every juror by the end of the movie.

30. “They call it, “Royale with cheese!” - Pulp Fiction (1994)

Do you know what a Big Mac is called in France? If you didn’t, here’s your answer! This iconic line from an iconic film is said near the beginning, but that doesn’t make it any less memorable!

31. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” - The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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It’s an incredible film dialogue and a life lesson all in one. This The Perks of Being a Wallflower line was the most unforgettable line of the film, and we love that.

32. “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.” - Good Will Hunting (1997)

We know what everybody’s jaw dropped when they heard this incredible comeback and the entire scene that goes with it.

33. “You see, in their last moment people show you who they really are.” - The Dark Knight (2008)

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Another great line that tells us something about the world too, and maybe even teaches us something special.

34. “You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” - Inception (2010)

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Eames’s daily reminder to you to dream a little bigger, and chase what you want to achieve. No dream is too big, and nothing is impossible if you try hard enough, and inception proved that perfectly.

35. “Happiness is only real when shared.” - Into the Wild (2007)

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This famous film dialogue is sure to motivate you to find someone to share your happiness with, and if not, it’s still a great line!

36. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.” - Wolf of the Wall Street (2013)

Hollywood films sure are inspirational, and this dialogue really does push us to try harder and reach for the stars. To get out of our own way, and make our own destiny.

37. "Peace was never an option.” - X Men: First Class (2011)

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There’s nothing that can be said about this film dialogue from 2011s X Men: First Class except that it was unforgettable.

38. “At my signal … unleash hell!” - Gladiator (2000)

The second we heard this line at the start of the movie, we knew that we were about to watch an incredible film, and we were right.

39. “Only one thing counts in this life – get them to sign on the line that is dotted.” - Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

We love this film dialogue delivered by Alec Baldwin and Glengarry Glen Ross.

40. “It’s not gonna be easy, but it’s gonna be worth it.” - Runaway Bride (1999)

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This line is another great reminder and inspiration for life. There will always be challenges down any path you follow, but in the end, it will be worth it!

41. “The power to shine is in every one of us.” - Coach Carter (2005)

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We always need to remember that we have the power to do such great things in this life, and we should never waste it!

42. “Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do something.” - The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)

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Stop letting others get in your way, and achieve greatness. This film dialogue from one of the most motivational Hollywood movies ever reminds us of just that.

43. “Be YOUR best, despite the odds.” - Mulan (1998)

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Another great reminder from one of our favorite Disney films, to try your hardest, regardless of the struggles you face and the obstacles in your way. Do your best, and be your best.

44. "Go ahead, make my day." - Sudden Impact (1983)

This Sudden Impact dialogue is another one that is absolutely unforgettable, and we’re sure you’ve heard it referenced at least once.

45. "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." - All About Eve (1950)

Tied for the record of most Academy Award nominations for a movie, this dialogue from All About Eve had us all in awe.

46. "Rosebud." - Citizen Kane (1941)

Rosebud was the last word spoken by publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane and inspired this incredible film.

47. "It's alive! It's alive!" - Frankenstein (1931)

A film dialogue that’s definitely stood the test of time, this famous Frankenstein line is just exceptional.

48. "A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars." - The Social Network (2010)

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We all giggled and were in awe of this line said by Sean Parker in The Social Network, a film filled with incredible dialogues, it was hard to pick just one. This line had to take the lead though!

49. "With great power comes great responsibility." - The Spider-Man Movies

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A similar line can surprisingly be seen throughout history, but let’s just credit it to Stan Lee instead!

50. "Why should I kill myself worrying when I'll end up just as dead?" - The Bicycle Thieves (1948)

A valid question and a helpful reminder for us all. Why waste our life stressing about our decisions when we can just take the leap and see how it goes.

51. "You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned." - Parasite (2019)

This film dialogue is not only incredible but is a great reminder that we all need. Because there’s no purpose in planning out every part of life because life never works out the way you think it will.

52. “You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head, but I'll tell you a secret... all of the best people are.” - Alice in Wonderland (2010)

We adore this line from the great Alice, and it’s one we will never forget!

53. “Houston, we have a problem." - Apollo 13 (1995)

Taken from the radio communications between Jack Swigert on the Apollo and NASA, this iconic line describes the discovery of an explosion that ultimately destroyed the spacecraft.

54. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” - The Usual Suspects (1995)

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The last line in this film is by far the best and singularly the most exceptional film dialogue in the Usual Suspects. If you haven’t seen the film, watch the whole thing just to understand this line.

55. "Here's Johnny!" - The Shining (1980)

Despite being one of the most iconic lines in the film, this dialogue was completely improvised, and luckily, made it into the final cut.

56. "I feel the need - the need for speed!" - Top Gun (1986)

Anyone who’s watched Top Gun will remember this line delivered by Peter "Maverick" Mitchell.

57. "What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?" - No Country for Old Men (2007)

This unforgettable scene had us all at the edge of our seats, waiting to see what’s at risk for this particular coin toss.

58. "I see dead people." - The Sixth Sense (1999)

This line made this film absolutely haunting, and it’s a film dialogue that stole the stage.

59. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." - The Princess Bride (1987)

Considered as one of Mandy Patinkin’s most famous film dialogues in his career, we loved this scene from The Princess Bride.

60. "Bond. James Bond." - Dr. No, (1962)

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Followed by the dialogue, "By God, (that) is the dullest name I've ever heard,", this iconic line has been referenced, requoted, and repeated more times than we can count, and that’s why we love it!

And...cut! Here are some of the most iconic and unforgettable film dialogues ever said. These lines have taught us so much about the world we live in and the way to live in it, they have inspired us, broken us, and made us fall in love with these incredible Hollywood movies. 

There are so many more incredible lines in cinema history, so let us know what your favorite film dialogue is in the comments!

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