Favourite movie quotes for every year I’ve been alive

I ask you, what is better than movie quotes? Lots of things, but they are at least high on the list of funnest things in the world. Admittedly, members of my family and I take it to a ridiculous level, but sharing favourite lines from stories we love is always cool. And with that, here are my favourites of every year of the last 45.5…

1972 — “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” (The Godfather)

1973 — “Oh he’s so handsome, just like his reward posters.” (Robin Hood)

1974 — “I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.” (The Godfather Part II)

1975 — “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” (Jaws)

1976 — “Adrian!” (Rocky)

1977 — “If you strike me down I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” (Star Wars: A New Hope)
*Again, Obi Wan, maybe you should’ve made good on this promise. Luke had to do freaking everything! His friends were even tortured and all he got from you was an inspirational sentence or two! Yes, I’m still a little disillusioned with you bro.

1978 — “I got chills, they’re multiplyin’. And I’m losing control.” (Grease)

1979 — “Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat—a Studebaker.” (The Muppet Movie)

1980 — “I know.” (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back)

1981 — “I hate snakes…” (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

1982 — “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” (Gandhi)

1983 — “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold.” (Outsiders)

1984 — “We came. We saw. We kicked its ass.” (Ghostbusters)

1985 — “Last night, Darth Vader came from the planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out that he’d melt my brain.” (Back to the Future)

1986 — “Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?” (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

1987 — “What’s the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?” (Spaceballs)

1988 — “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” (They Live)

1989 — “Oh captain, my captain.” (Dead Poets Society)

1990 — “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” (Goodfellas)

1991 — “Bangarang!” (Hook)

1992 — “I eat breakfast 300 yards away from 4000 Cubans who are trained to kill me” (A Few Good Men)

1993 — “You’re killing me Smalls!” (The Sandlot)

1994 — “Big gulps huh? Alright. Well, see ya.” (Dumb and Dumber)

1995 — “Mr. Lightyear, now I’m curious… what does a space ranger actually do?” (Toy Story)

1996 — “I like them French fried potaters.” (Slingblade)

1997 — “The colour of the pen that I hold in my hand is rrrrrrrrrrrrr…RRRROYAL BLUE!” (Liar Liar)

1998 — “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.” (The Big Lebowski)

1999 — “Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler.” (Office Space)

2000 — “Are you not entertained?” (Gladiator)

2001 — “We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!” (Shrek)

2002 — “And there I was killing them softly with my song. Or rather being killed. And not so softly either.” (About a Boy)

2003 — “It will test your head, and your mind, and your brain, too.” (School of Rock)

2004 — “I’m in a glass case of emotion!” (Anchorman)

2005 — “Oh man. This is my third oil change today. Something is wrong with me.” (Robots)

2006 — “High five!” (Borat: Cultural learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan)

2007 — “I drink your milkshake!” (There Will Be Blood)

2008 — “How about a magic trick? I’m gonna make this pencil disappear. Ta-da! It’s… it’s gone.” (The Dark Knight)

2009 — “Donny! …We got a German here who wants to die for his country! Oblige him!” (Inglourious Basterds)

2010 — “Bread makes you fat?” (Scott Pilgrim vs the World)

2011 — “At first I did not know it was your diary, I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.” (Bridesmaids)

2012 — “I like the way you die, boy.” (Django Unchained)

2013 — “I’m the captain now.” (Captain Phillips)

2014 — “Not quite my tempo.” (Whiplash)

2015 — “What a lovely day!” (Mad Max: Fury Road)

2016 — “Hashtag drive-by.” (Deadpool)

2017 — Not sure yet. Maybe “Can’t you just be a friendly neighbourhood Spider-man?” (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Congratulations Dead Poets Society. This is your week.

And the Oscar goes to…

Best Actress: Meg Ryan as Sally in When Harry Met Sally. I honestly think she’s a much better actress than we tend to give her credit for.

Best Actor: Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society. He was the obvious choice here, and both Harrison Ford and Sean Connery are in the mix!

Best Quote: “Nazis. I hate these guys.” — Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

One final note: this is one of the few movies that has made me cry. Or at least got me choked up. Others include Rocky, The Glass Castle, Life is Beautiful, Forrest Gump, Jerry Maguire, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and The Pursuit of Happyness.

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