One-liners are what sets conversation in movies apart from real-life. We just aren’t that smart, funny, or smooth. Sad truth, but at the same time, that’s what cements movies in our hearts. Those quick quips, terrible taunts, ridiculous retaliations. Those one-liners.
New to pop culture? Need a refresher? Here are some of the best, funniest, and iconic one-liners in cinema. Spoiler alert, if I included Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, or Arnold Schwarzenegger, this page would break the internet.
Here are 18 of the greatest one-liners ever.
“Obviously, you’re not a golfer.” – The Big Lebowski
“Just when I thought you couldn’t be any dumber, you go and do something like this – AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!” – Dumb and Dumber
“English mother f***er, do you speak it?” – Pulp Fiction
“The sound of your piss hitting the urinal – it sounds feminine.” – The Other Guys
“I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.” – Airplane!
“Maybe. Maybe Not. Maybe f*** yourself!” – The Departed
“Be excellent to each other.” – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!” – Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
“Never tell me the odds.” – Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
“GET THAT CORN OUT OF MY FACE!” – Nacho Libre
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.” – They Live
“This is my boomstick!” – Army of Darkness
“Milk was a bad choice.” – Anchorman
“Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or you gonna bite?” – Reservoir Dogs
“Assumption is the mother of all f***-ups!” – Under Siege 2
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” – Apocalypse Now
“Yippi-ki-yay, mother******” – Die Hard