Monday, June 20, 2011

Top 5 most quotable movies in honour of the 25th anniversary of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (according to TIME)

List by TIME

"Whatever you say, whatever you do, movies always got there first. Even that line you just said comes from a movie."
- Dot the I (2003) – Theo (Charlie Cox)

This is a quickie list. So quick, in fact, that I'm not even going to bother with my trademark longwinded introduction (yes, go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief). I remember that our quiz group (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - yeah, we're showing our age) had a pretty fast and furious discussion about our top 5 most quotable movies some time last year. Everything from numbers two through to five were highly debatable (and probably highly questionable as well) but we all agreed that our number one choice was Ferris Bueller's day off. I don't think I ever put that list up here, so I'm seven shades of SQUEE that TIME decided to mark the the 25th anniversary of the classic Matthew Broderick film by looking at five other movies with equally as awesome lines. Enjoy!

Query: Do you have a quotable film that didn't make this list? Tell us about it!

Honourable mention:
  • The wizard of Oz
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Clueless
  • Napoleon Dynamite




  • Top gun [DVD videorecording] / Directed by Tony Scott
    Young Navy pilots compete against each other on the ground and in the air at the elite Fighter Weapons School. Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt. Rating: PG - parental guidance recommended for younger viewers. Note: contains low level offensive language.

    Tagline: I feel the need, the need for speed.

    Maverick: That's right, Ice ...man. I am dangerous.

    The Godfather [DVD videorecording] / directed by Francis Ford Coppola ; produced by Albert S. Ruddy ; screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
    A chilling portrait of the Sicilian Corleone family's rise and near fall from power in America. Originally released as a motion picture in 1972. Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton. Rating: R16 - Restricted to persons 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains violence.

    Tagline: An offer you can't refuse.

    Peter Clemenza: Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Casablanca [DVD videorecording] / directed by Michael Curtiz ; screenplay by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch
    Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis. Starring: Humphrey Bogart; Ingrid Bergman; Paul Henreid. Rating: PG parental guidance recommended for younger viewers. Note: Adult themes.

    Rick: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

    Anchorman : the legend of Ron Burgundy [DVD videorecording] / Produced by Judy Apatow ; written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay ; directed by Adam McKay
    Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the '70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other "female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons... it's war. Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard. Rating: M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: contains sexual references.

    Tagline: If Ron Burgundy says it... it's the truth!

    Brick Tamland: "I love lamp. I love lamp."

    The Big Lebowski [DVD videorecording] / Director, Joel Coen ; producer, Ethan Coen
    The Dude, one cool guy, who one day comes home to find two thugs have broken in and ruined his favorite carpet. They did it because he has the same name as one of the richest men in town, Lebowski. But he'll get even. At least he'll get someone to pay for a new carpet. Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro. Rating: R16 - Restricted to persons 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains violence and offensive language.

    Tagline: It takes guys as simple as the Dude and Walter to make a story this complicated... and they'd really rather be bowling.

    The Dude: "Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing."

    4 comments:

    Danielle said...

    One word for ya: Aliens!

    Pollyanna said...

    "Gone with tne wind"?

    catatonia said...

    Pollyanna - Danielle and Natalie and I were just discussing possible Gone With the Wind quotes such as:

    "Tomorrow is another day." :)

    Danielle said...

    Well, actually you guys were discussing Gone With the Wind and I was adding a selection of quotes from Aliens, which is *my* Gone With the Wind :)

    Can't you just see Scarlett standing on the steps of Tara saying, "Game over, man! It's game over!"