These are the quotes from movies that really hit me in the heart. For the most part I liked these films and would recommend them. However, I have not included quotes that I know better from books, or quotes from movies I actively dislike. For example I dislike the film adaptation of Gone With the Wind and so have left out the quote “Tomorrow is another day.” even though it is one of my favourite book quotes. Quotes from Harry Potter have been left out as well, because I really dislike the film series as a whole while I die hard love the books.
#10 Howl’s Moving Castle
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“A heart is a heavy burden.” – Sophie, voiced by Emily Mortimer.
Howl’s Moving Castle is an animated film set is a fantasy realm where wtches and magic exists. Howl is a renegade magician on the run from the government. Sophie is a girls cursed by a witch, who runs into Howl’s fantastical castle and manages to teach him about love.
#9 Jerry Maguire, 1996
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“You had me at hello.” – Dorothy Boyd, played by Renée Zellweger.
This line is said by Dorothy when jerry comes back to apologize.
Jerry Maguire is a romantic comedy about a successful Sports agent, Jerry, who gets fired, when he sends a company-wide memo during a crisis of conscience. As a result he tries to set up his own company, and meets down on her luck Dorothy; who becomes his assistant.
#8 Fight Club, 1999
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“The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club.” – Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt.
Tyler says this line when explaining the rules to new members.
Fight Club is a film in which a bored office worker meets Tyler Durdan, daring and strange soap salesman. They collaborate with each other to relive themselves of monotony. They start an underground club in which bored urban workers can fight each other physically.
#7 Back to the future, 1985
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“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd.
This line is said at the end of Back to the Future, when Doc, Marty, and Jennifer are readying to take a trip to 2015. Marty is concerned that they do not have the road necessary to accelerate to 88 mph (the required speed for time travel) and asks Doc. Doc replies with tis line and the car lifts of the ground.
The film Back to the Future is the sort of lighthearted romp that involves adventure and comedy wrapped up in one package. In the movie, Doc Brown is an eccentric scientist whose inventions never work and Marty is his only friend. When Doc demonstrates his time machine, it works and transports Marty back to his parent’s time in high school.
#6 The Avengers, 2012
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“Puny God.” – Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo.
This scene occurs during the invasion in New York when Hulk defeats Loki:
“Loki: Enough! You are all of you beneath me! I am God, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by…
[Hulk grabs Loki by the legs and smashes him against the floor repeatedly and finally throws him aside to the ground]
The Hulk: Puny God. “
The Avengers is a Superhero movie, about how the world’s greatest heroes form a team to defeat an alien Invasion.
#5 The Hunger Games (2012)
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“Tributes, we welcome you. We salute the courage and your sacrifice. And we wish you Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.” – President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland.
This line occurs when President Snow is welcoming the tributes at the start of the hunger games.
The Hunger Games is a film set in a dystopian future, where 12 Districts are being oppressed by the privileged Capitol. As retribution for a failed revolution every year, the districts must each send two of their children to fight to the death in the Hunger games for the capitol’s amusement. When her sister is chosen as a tribute; Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her place.
#4 The Martian (2015)
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“So in the face of overwhelming odds, I’m left with only one option. I’m gonna have to science the shit out of this.” – Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon.
The Martian is a 2015 Sci-fi film where one astronaut accidentally gets left behind on Mars by his crew. He manages to survive and contact earth, and NASA sends him supplies, while they work out how to get him back on earth.
#3 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, played by Frank Oz.
Here Yoda is teaching the young Luke to wield the force.
This is arguably such a famous film that it does not need to be summarised but here we go anyway. Luke Skywalker is learning how to be a Jedi while the resistance and Princess Leia face attacks from the Imperial forces.
#2 V for Vendetta, 2006
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“A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.” – V played by Hugo Weaving.
V asks Evey to dance, and she is skeptical, asking “Now, on the eve of your revolution?”. Then V replies with that line.
V for Vendetta is set in the Aftermath of World War 1 where London is a police state occupied by a fascist government. The protagonist ‘V’ is a masked revolutionary, using terrorist tactics to retaliate against the government. He saves a young woman named Evey from her attackers and gains an unexpected ally.
#1 Braveheart, 1995
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“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” – William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson.
Wallace shouts this line to his army when they are getting ready to fight the English army.
Braveheart is a wonderful movie about William Wallace; a revolutionary Scottish leader who leads his people in a time of chaos and war. He fights against the English after suffering a personal tragedy.
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