I’ve come here to chew bubblegum… and for one more reason


Top movie quotes in the “fist pump” category

We often talk about the greatest movie quotes “of all time,” and there are several that would have to be in there like “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse” and “Here’s looking at you, kid.” But those lines don’t make you want to fist pump the air. Rather, consider quotes like Roddy Piper’s classic line in They Live (1988): “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick some ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” This quote isn’t merely memorable, iconic or influential. It’s freaking awesome! It’s probably even the most awesome of the awesome movie quotes. And here are, what I believe, would be the other greatest movie quotes in the category “fist pump.”

15. “How do you like them apples?” — Will, Good Will Hunting

14. “Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… for tonight we dine in Hell!” — Spartan King Leonidas, 300

13. “William H. Bonney, you are not a god!”
“Why don’t you pull the trigger and find out.” — Doc Scurlock and Billy the Kid, Young Guns II

12. “Eat my shit.” — Minny Jackson, The Help

11. “Dead or alive you’re coming with me.” — Robocop, Robocop

10. “Say hello to my little friend!” — Tony Montana, Scarface

9. “You tell him I’m coming. And Hell’s coming with me, you hear? Hell’s coming with me!” — Wyatt Earp, Tombstone

8. “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with you. You’re locked up in here with me!” — Rorschach, Watchmen

7. “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.” — The Dude, The Big Lebowski

6. “If you come back in here, I’m gonna hit you with so many rights, you’re gonna beg for a left.” — Chuck Norris, Invasion USA

5. “Get away from her you bitch!” — Ripley, Aliens

4. (After the Witch King says, “You fool. No man can kill me.
Die now.”) “I am no man!” — Eowyn,
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

3. “…they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!” — William Wallace, Braveheart

2. “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” — Bryan, Taken

1. “Go ahead. Make my day.” — Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact

Congratulations They Live. This is your week.

And the Oscar goes to…
Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane in Spider-Man
Best Actor: J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man
Best Quote: Other than the one in this post’s title… “Hey freak show! You’re going nowhere. I got you for three minutes. Three minutes of PLAYTIME!” — Bonesaw McGraw, Spider-Man

If you haven’t seen The Live, I would recommend at least checking out the fight scene that Roddy Piper and Keith David have near the beginning of the movie. It’s insane, and very unrealistic, but in a great way. And now I leave you with my favourite movies starring wrestlers:

10. Guardians of the Galaxy (Dave Bautista as Drax)
9. Man on the Moon (Jerry Lawler as himself)
8. Predator (Jesse “the Body” Venture as Blain)
7. Ed Wood (George “The Animal” Steele as Tor Johnson)
6. Spider-Man (Randy Savage as Bonesaw McGraw)
5. Rocky III (Hulk Hogan as Thunderlips)
4. They Live (Roddy Piper as Nada)
3. The Princess Bride (Andre the Giant as Fezzik)
2. Nacho Libre (Cesar Gonzalez as Ramses)
1. The Wrestler (Ernest “the Cat” Miller as The Ayatollah)

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