January 24, 2011

100 cheesy movie quotes.



I'll let you decide if they're the "cheesiest... of all time." Nearly all are post-1980, so it seems unlikely.

Via Unreality Mag.

69 comments:

Revenant said...

All 100 of the cheesiest movie quotes of all time can be found in the Anakin/Padme scenes from the Star Wars prequels.

TWM said...

Some are just bad, some are so bad they are good. And some are so very, very bad they are timeless.

The guy was kind of lazy though concentrating on a few movies and a few stars. There are so many more bad ones out there if one has the time and inclination to look.

The Drill SGT said...

TWM said, lots of repeats... yeah I agree. Of what's there I vote for:

Love means never having to say you are sorry.

I do like:

Get off my Plane

I didnt see a couple of others that I like such as:

Hello Boys, I'm back :)

Mongol General: Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?
Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

john said...

Didn't Ali McGraw get the lifetime achievment award for this a long time ago?

I thought they even retired her number.

Florida said...

L. Ron Hubbard just turned over in his grave.

traditionalguy said...

I was holding my breath until it was over fearing that a Bob Dylan verse made it in. There must be some kinda way out a these movie quotes said the joker to the thief.

John Burgess said...

"I'm getting to old for this shit" is not a cheesy line. It is a fundamental truth.

WV: oammogm Even Word Verification recognizes the truth.

edutcher said...

The Governator quotes, except for Mr Freeze, were the screenwriters' attempts to turn Arnie into Sean Connery and, in their own weird way, funny.

The rest were more lame than cheesy, but "We will dine in Hell" isn't cheesy, it's Herodotus.

PS As for great lines, it's hard to beat, "You know the difference between money and glory? When you die, you get to take glory with you", and, "Walking through life with you, madam, has been a very gracious thing". Both from an otherwise cheesy movie, "They Died With Their Boots On".

blake said...

Typically lazy magazine/Internet list.

"Hey, everyone hates Batman and Robin, Revenge of the Sith and Battlefield Earth, we should make a list."

Shark Attack 3 and Plan 9 from Outer Space really bring that home. In a 100 or so years of movies, let's say 80 of talkies, there have been tens of thousands of low budget movies with wall-to-wall cheese.

I dispute the use of the word "cheesy", too. A lot of these lines don't really qualify as cheesy.

Love means never having to say you're sorry is probably the cheesiest; it's something a writer would write an attempt to be profound.

You had me at hello, maybe, too?

A lot of the lines are more obnoxious than cheesy, like Ronny Cox's "home for cornflakes" line in Total Recall and "take you home and eat your..." from Shark Attack 3.

blake said...

Well, that raises an interesting point: Clint Eastwood's line weren't any less cheesy than Arnold's. Some of them were cleverer, but "Do you feel lucky, punk?", "A man's got to know his limitations" and "Make my day" are at least as cheesy as "I lied."

Flyover Pilgrim said...

The line from Lord of the Rings isn't cheesy...c'mon.

Sixty Grit said...

Cheesy, yet funny.

Are you a Mexi-can, or a Mexi-can't?

It's not a tumah!

A box of chocolates!

I lied!

Everybody can change!

Cheese and crackers!

Nice tits!

Snakes!

You complete me! Okay, that one made me puke.

It's amazing how many of those were delivered by Schwarzenegger. And Julia Roberts shows up a couple of times. That smarmy little cult guy has a few, too. No wonder they are paid millions - they have to be highly compensated to speak lines that bad.

Yeah, there was a lot of cheese there. Does this mean Green Bay wins the Super Bowl?

WV: dedic - the biggest one he ever saw on a man was mentioned...

rcocean said...

Sorry, but I liked the line:

I ain't got time to bleed

But then I like Cheese, especially Rochefort.

tim maguire said...

Most are bad, but this guy apparently has a different definition of cheesy than I do. And some of them are fine, even good.

ErnieG said...

What about John Wayne's greatest cheesy line: "You're beautiful in yer wrath."

madAsHell said...

Is there sumthin' wrong with me?

"What if I take you home, and eat your pussy?"

That line actually works! I'm still married to her!

w/v: hydro - I dunno...it just seems appropriate

madAsHell said...

30 years in March!

oh, yeah....2 kids as well. Soooo... I have other talents as well!

PaulV said...

"I have a sty in my eye from your thigh"

WV: loseati

Trooper York said...

Yonder lies the castle of my fadder.

Trooper York said...

They call me Mr. Tibbs.

Trooper York said...

Dracula: You shall pay, black prince. I shall place a curse of suffering on you that will doom you to a living hell. I curse you with my name. You shall be... Blacula!
(Blackula, 1972)

R.L. Hunter said...

Florida said...

L. Ron Hubbard just turned over in his grave.

No, he's sitting in hell laughing his ass off.

peter hoh said...

Does this have anything to do with the Packers making it to the Super Bowl?

Gotta get back to helping the kid with homework, so no time to view.

Did they include a line from A Grand Day Out?

"Gromit, that's it! Cheese! We'll go somewhere where there's cheese!"

Trooper York said...

Al Torres: It must be weird, not having anybody cum on you.
(Showgirls 1995)

Trooper York said...

Video Director: We ask ourselves, is she black? Is she white? We don't care. She's exotic. I want to see more of her breasts.
(Glitter, 2001)

Irene said...

"Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

Trooper York said...

Ford Fairlane: Hey, great pipes, huh? I've heard cats fuck with more harmony
(Adventures of Ford Fairlane, 1990)

Quaestor said...

What's really, REALLY sickening is that the quote from Plan 9 from Outer Space is not the cheesiest of the 100 by far.

Irene said...

Soylent green is people.

EDH said...

"What the shit are we gonna do? Aw, this sucks."

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

They call me Mr. Tibbs.

Disagree.

Poitier is answering Steiger's, "Whadda they call you, boy?".

Not cheesy; in its context, powerful.

Irene said...

"Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

Or:

"Is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

From "Who Framed Roger You-know-who".

And it was.

Irene said...

edutcher, that's funny!

I had not thought about Roger Rabbit in years. Or Kathleen Turner.

Revenant said...

Hey! It has a scene from Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The worst movie I've ever seen.

But it was all worth it, because it was preceded by the best trailer I have ever seen.

DADvocate said...

Sorry, I like the cheesy Arnold quotes. Arnold's next line after "I lied" is better (more cheesy). After dropping the guy off the cliff, Arnold gets in the car with Rae Dawn Chong and she asks Arnold what he did with the guy. Arnold replies, "I let him go." Classic Arnold. As TWM said, so bad they are good.

rcocean said...

You can't beat "Inherit the Wind" for cheesy dialog. To whit:

-Henry Drummond: Mr. Brady, why do you deny the one thing that sets above the other animals? What other merit have we? The elephant is larger, the horse stronger and swifter, the butterfly more beautiful, the mosquito more prolific, even the sponge is more durable. Or does a sponge think?

-Matthew Harrison Brady: I don't know. I'm a man, not a sponge!

-Henry Drummond: Do you think a sponge thinks?

-Matthew Harrison Brady: If the Lord wishes a sponge to think, it thinks!

-Henry Drummond: Does a man have the same privilege as a sponge?

-Matthew Harrison Brady: Of course!

-Henry Drummond: [Gesturing towards the defendant, Bertram Cates] Then this man wishes to have the same privilege of a sponge...

Harry said...

The line from They Live!, "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum," is the only good line in the movie, and it was written by the movie's pro-wrestling star, Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Leo Ladenson said...

But it was all worth it, because it was preceded by the best trailer I have ever seen.


Ah, Dark City. The Matrix before the Matrix.

MadisonMan said...

Are you a Mexican or a Mexican't.

Really, that's the worst one of the bunch. It doesn't get cheesier than that.

Alex said...

I still want another thread on Chinese "Tiger moms". That seems to have hit a national chord!

Timon said...

"They may take our lives but they will never take our freedom." What an embarrassing line.

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Bender said...

OK, I counted about FIVE lines that would qualify as "cheesy." Some of the others were just bad, some badly delivered, some were actually good, but most left me wondering why would someone waste his time bothering to collect such unmemorable lines.

But the winner is, of course, the asininity that is "Love means never having to say you are sorry."

Revenant said...

Every time Gibson yells "FREEDOM" in that movie, I wince.

AST said...

Where was "Tomorrow IS another day!" from Gone With the Wind?

Lance said...

Lame list. All those Star Wars quotes and they miss the very worst line of all...

"It is obvious that this contest cannot be decided by our knowledge of the Force... but by our skills with a lightsaber."

I still wonder how much extra Lucas had to pay to get Christopher Lee to mouth that awful line.

AST said...

Have some Cheese, Rat!

AST said...

Frankly, My Dear, I don't watch that many movies, especially not that many with this much profanity.

I do like that quote from Conan, though.

AST said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unruly_Hare

Chandrika1 said...

great post!

Man and Van said...

man and van they are very good i what them often thanks for this

dont tread 2012 said...

"You complete me"

From Jerry Maguire.

Cheesiest. Evah.

lemondog said...

Kids play and so boooooooooring. Couldn't watch it all.

Nothing beats the classy cheesiest of cheesy, the roquefort of all time

Jerry, don't lets ask for the moon, we have the stars

Shanna said...

What's cheesy about "I"m just a cook"? Under Siege is the best.

Shanna said...

Also, Braveheart but no Dirty Dancing? (nobody puts baby in a corner!!!)

blake said...

Shanna,

"Nobody puts baby in a corner" was in there.

Shanna said...

"Nobody puts baby in a corner" was in there"

Really? I missed it somehow.

Comrade X said...

thanks for spoiling The Black Shield of Falworth for me Trooper. I had that in my netfilx queue.

LarsPorsena said...

Ed:

"..PS As for great lines, it's hard to beat, "You know the difference between money and glory? When you die, you get to take glory with you", and, "Walking through life with you, madam, has been a very gracious thing". Both from an otherwise cheesy movie, "They Died With Their Boots On".."

agree on your quotes but have to add...
'Fight, you wolverines!. First Michigan, charge!'. Same movie, not quite as memorable a quote but an electrifying moment. I don't consider it a cheesy movie but a historical hash.

Comrade X said...

I was watching The Flame and Citron the other night. Couldn't believe it when the SS head said to Bent: "we're the same"

LarsPorsena said...

Conan stole it form....

"The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you. To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters."
-Genghis Khan

E.M. Davis said...

"I was watching The Flame and Citron the other night. Couldn't believe it when the SS head said to Bent: "we're the same"

I just watched this the other night too! Very good film.

Bob From Ohio said...

"Pain don't hurt."

Perhaps the best movie line ever.

knox said...

The entire movie "Troy" is one long cheesy quote.

It's so sublimely bad it's good.

knox said...

Worth watching just for the accents.

Loren said...

I couldn't spend the 10 minutes, but glad the "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" was in there. It is the cheez-wiz in a cheesy contest.

Revenant said...

I still wonder how much extra Lucas had to pay to get Christopher Lee to mouth that awful line.

Lee built his career on cheesy B movies. I doubt getting him to mouth horrible dialogue is a problem.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

"You complete me"

That's also what Dr. Evil said to his Mini-me.

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j silva said...

great choice for movies i loved it
man and van