Top 10… Action Hero One-Liners

March 18, 2007 at 5:50 pm 277 comments

10. “He’s dead tired” – Commando (1985)

Retired elite commando John Matrix (Arnie) has only a few hours to rescue his kidnapped daughter from an evil, exiled dictator. While on board a plane to the destination of the man Matrix is being forced to assassinate, he breaks the neck of the evil henchman assigned to escort him. Just before leaving the plane, he tells the air hostess, “Please do not disturb my friend, he’s dead tired.” Awful, but brilliant.

9. “Say hello to my little friend” – Scarface (1983)

Holding his dead sister in his arms, gangster Tony Montana (Pacino) witnesses his friend Chi-Chi’s death by the hitmen sent to kill him. Hefting an M16 with an under-mounted grenade launcher Tony yells “say hello to my little friend” and blows the door to pieces, killing four of the henchmen. Iconic.

8. “Yo she-bitch, let’s go”  – Army of Darkness (1993)

After convincing the medieval inhabitants of
England that he is the ‘chosen one’, Ash (Bruce Campbell) consults with the wisemen on how to return to his own time. When all of a sudden, the Deadites inhabit the body of a witch, Ash steps in. “Yo she-bitch”, he says, whipping his shotgun from its holster. “Let’s go!”

7. “I came here to kick ass and chew bubble-gum. And I’m all outta gum.” – They Live! (1988)

Homeless drifter Nada (Roddy Piper. Yes, the wrestler) has just donned special sunglasses revealing an invasion of skeletal aliens disguised as humans, subtly brainwashing the human population. Armed to the teeth, he enters a bank filled with the concealed aliens. “I came here to kick ass and chew bubble-gum,” he says. “And I’m all out of gum.” Hilarious!  

6. “You’re one ugly motherfucker” – Predator (1987)

After pinning down Dutch (Arnie again), the Predator removes his shoulder cannon and helmet to reveal his true face. And it’s pretty nasty. Always the astute one, Dutch is quick to point out the alien’s displeasing disposition. “You’re one ugly mudafucka!”

5. Shocking! Positively shocking!” – Goldfinger (1964)

James Bond (Sean Connery) is locked in mortal combat with one of Goldfinger’s henchman when he knocks a lamp into a bathtub, electrocuting him. Ignoring the implications of killing a man, Bond is quick to let loose a vintage quip. “Shocking! Positively shocking.” Pure Bond.

4. “Groovy!” – Evil Dead 2 (1987)

After chopping off his possessed hand with a chainsaw, Ash (Bruce Campbell) retreats to the workshed to gear himself up in one of the coolest montages ever. Strapping a chainsaw to his stump and a shotgun on his back, he simply says, “Groovy!” So. Fucking. Cool.

3. “I ain’t got time to bleed” – Predator (1987)

Hard-ass tobacco-chewing Blain (Jesse Ventura) is ‘relaxing’ after an intense gun-fight with local guerrillas. “You’re bleeding,” one of his comrades remarks. Bleeding? Pah. He doesn’t have time for that, he’s too busy being super-cool. He’ll probably throw a Band-Aid on it later.

2. “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” – Dirty Harry (1971)

“I know what you’re thinking, punk. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, I’ve forgotten myself in all this excitement. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

1. “Yipee-ki-yay MuthaFucka” – Die Hard (1988)

The coolest action hero EVER and the coolest catchphrase ever. John McClane (Bruce Willis) is the right guy at the wrong place at the wrong time. Astutely noticing McClane’s similarity to the all-American action hero, Hans Gruber tells McClane that he’s seen too many John Wayne films. “Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr Cowboy?” he taunts. The only response: “Yipee-ki-yay mutha-fucka!”

And the worst… “Put the bunny back in the box” – Con Air (1997)

Accused of a crime that he only committed to protect the woman he loves, good guy Cameron Poe is embarrassingly wholesome. And when one of his fellow cons discovers the bunny that he bought for his daughter, he’s so fucking pissed off that he….. asks him nicely to put it back in the box. Don’t mess with that guy!

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  • 1. mattgunn  |  March 19, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Hahahah, I remember the intention in Con Air was that “put the bunny back in the box” was supposed to be the next catchy phrase. Who’s ridiculous idea was that?

    I am shocked to see I have only seen one of those movies (and parts of a couple others). I think I need to adjust the list of surprising movies I haven’t seen, that I just posted on my blog.


  • 2. Janet  |  March 21, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    What about “I’ll be back”…that quote from arnie is part of our everyday speech now! It might be annoying but ya have to admit it’s a classic!

  • 3. stephen  |  March 21, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    No Sly? How about “You’re the disease. I’m the cure.” from Cobra

  • 4. mr mares  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Well this one is not so catchy but funny nonetheless, from Independance Day, always-drunk alien abductee about to blow up alien spaceship, “In the words of my generation, UP YOUUUUUURS!!!!”

  • 5. Shabba  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    Arnie has too many – GET TO THE CHOPPA!!
    -”What hurts you Conan”
    ”Only pain”

  • 6. Max  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Hasta la vista, baby!

  • 7. Nick  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    “Go ahead, make my day”

    “I’ll be back”

    “I am Spartacus”

    “Snakes. Why’d it hafta be snakes?”

  • 8. jeremy  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    What about pulp fiction… “Which wallet is yours?…. The one that says bad motherfucker on it”.. classic

  • 9. T  |  March 21, 2007 at 7:49 pm

    Arnie has tons of them.. “Let out some steam, Bennet” from Commando, after Arnie has thrown a pipe through Bennets chest and steam starts to come from it… classic

  • 10. Brett K  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    like terminater 2 wasnt on there with alta la vista baby or something like that

  • 11. thevikig  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    Why dont you let off some steam bennet
    I let him go


  • 12. christopbell  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:26 pm


    1.Let off sum steam bennet
    2. Remember sully when i promised to kill u last…. I LIED
    3. Wheres sully?… I LET HIM GO
    4. (ugly henchen corners arnie) fuck you asshole… (fires gun, clicks, no ammo) Arnie- fuck YOU ass hole… – you have to see that one to believe it

    theres so many more, commando is the greatest movie ever. he kills over 100 ppl in a 6 minute span, kills a bunch of ppl with garden tools, and NEVER has to re-load… BRILLIANT

  • 13. Bob McFartass  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Remember in the movie Titanic when some British guy said…


    The. Such a powerful fukin word. Deep.

  • 14. Bob McFartass  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Seriously though, forget the other post.

    Lord of the Rings…

    “You shall not pass”.

    500 year old dude with a stick saying that line to a 500,000 pound fire beast. Tell me that shouldn’t be on the list.

  • 15. Frank?  |  March 21, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    lol what about harold and kumar… with the cop.. “bullets, my only weakness!”

  • 16. Travis  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Not too much action, but Arnie in Kindergarden Cop …. “STOP WHINING!”

  • 17. derek  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    Come with me if you want to live…

  • 18. Jason  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    “WELCOME TO EARTH!” Will Smith, Independence Day

  • 19. bradley  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    nah nah the best off kindergarden cop: ”ITS NOT A TUMA!!”…HA!..

  • 20. bradley  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    cant forget friday yall : ”HEY BOY, HEY BOY..YOU JUST GOT KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT!!”….ah that was great

  • 21. bradley  |  March 21, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Jay and Silent Bob yall

  • 22. Justin V  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    That’s a pretty cool list.. I think some others should be listed.

  • 23. lil seize  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    What about Donnie Brasco’s “Fugetaboutit” ?

  • 24. Russ P  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    “Anybody else wanna negotiate?”

    Bruce Willis in the 5th Element, I think.

  • 25. Matt Schmitz  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Arnie obviously has a ton but i have one from a movie that i dont think many have seen. Its called soldier. Anyway after this one guy kicks like 40 guys asses he picks up the walky talky and says to the general “Your men, are obselete” cause thats what the general said to him. I just wanted to add a lesser known film.

  • 26. Tim G.  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    “Enjoy your breakfasts, for tonight we dine in Hell.”

    300 Pretty much the Best Movie Ever

  • 27. Rad  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Zaysen: Who are you?
    Rambo: Your worst nightmare.

  • 28. sean  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    what about tombstone when doc holiday says to johnny ringo, “im your huckleberry!”

  • 29. Joseph Hasse  |  March 21, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Wasnt the # 4 one-liner from Army of Darkness? I am pretty shure it was because Bruce Campbell uses his chainsaw and his “Boom-stick” to fight off the Demons.

  • 30. Mariah  |  March 21, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Independence Day, Will Smith’s character punches an alien in the face as it attempts to crawl out of its crashed shuttle. “Welcome to Earth,” he remarks before turning and sitting to light the victory cigar. “Now that’s what I call a close encounter.”

  • 31. Bret  |  March 21, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    Nope, Joseph, #4 was Evil Dead 2. Classic.

    “Where are you going?”
    “Goin’ to pick a fight.”
    “At least we didn’t get dressed up for nothing.” – Braveheart

  • 32. simlin  |  March 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    “I’ll show you collateral damage” – Arnie

    Top list, even picked my number one line!

  • 33. Richard  |  March 21, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    They were sorta sappy movies, but the Lethal Weapon series had some good ones. My favorite “stoopid” one is when the guy gets killed with a nail gun and thus the quote: “Nailed him”.
    Very “stoopid” indeed.
    Also, for us older folks from the boob tube, how about EVERY WEEK on Hawaii Five-O, “Book-em, Danno!”

  • 34. Yesmeson  |  March 21, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Can’t forget Star Wars!

    “Luke! I am your father…”

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  • 36. alex  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:03 am

    “this is spartan!”

    form 300

  • 37. Mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:03 am

    “The chinaman urinated on my rug, man!”
    “The jesus is going to F__ Up”
    “Hey, the Dude, abides”
    from the big labowski.

  • 38. corkeryd  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:08 am

    Woah, some great suggestions here.

    Trust me, this was a very hard list to come up with, mainly because I had about a hundred, but I narrowed it down to ones I thought were the coolest and most iconic. But naturally, there’s a bit of personal bias in there.

    Basically, Arnie is the king of action one-liners and could easily warrant a top 10 of his own, but that’s for another day.

    A lot of you have mentioned ‘I’ll be back’ and I know it’s probably the most iconic one-liner of all, but I just felt that it wasn’t hilarious or cool enough.

    And yes, we do say “I’ll be back” a lot of the time, but mainly it’s because we’re just popping out to the shops. I also like to say it when leaving a room for dramatic effect.

    Nice list of Commando quotes, Christopbell. That’s another movie that could have it’s own top 10. Another good one is:
    “You’re a funny guy Sully, I like you. I’ll kill you last!”

    And as for Sly, he never had anything on Arnie. Rambo and Cobra did make it into the top 20 though. “Crime is a disease. Meet the cure.” Brilliant.

  • 39. corkeryd  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Haha! Lovin the Dude quotes Mike. The Big Lebowski deserves its own top 10.

    “Obviously, you’re not a golfer.”

  • 40. j-bird  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:12 am

    dude wat about ” itll fuck u up like perkaset!,, and we’ll be fucking like stoned test monkey.” yeah lunch box… . jay and silent bob strike back idiots

  • 41. poore  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:15 am

    one of the best lines is from a comedy “big daddy” when the child is urinating on the wall and adam sandler says “tell him your name he’ll write it on the wall”

  • 42. Mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:20 am

    “That’s it man! Game over man, game over!”

  • 43. Mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:21 am

    “I gotta dooh wha I gotta dooh.”

  • 44. Mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:23 am

    P.S. Yesmemon it’s “NO you killed my father!” “NO! I am your father!” bump bump bahh!

  • 45. mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:24 am



    “Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight, WE DINE IN HELL!!!” -LEONIDAS

  • 46. Lynn  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:43 am

    Hey, what about ” I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti, FAFAFAFAFAFAFA ” From Silence of the Lambs,

  • 47. Jarrett  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:01 am

    How about:

    The enemy- Our arrows will blot out the sun.

    Spartan- Then we will fight in the shade.

  • 48. Matt  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Clerks 2 — Oh shit cops, i’d better finish up.

  • 49. jareddiehl  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Hi, my name is Brad Pitt and I have bright blue eyes and mucho huge biceps.

    Not verbatim but my observation from watching TROY.


  • 50. Jeff  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:58 am

    Any of the 43 one liners from ‘Running man­’
    i`m surprized none of them made it on this list

  • 51. WILLA  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:03 am

    NO NO!
    You forgot: I’ll be back, Come and Get it.
    i haven’t heard of some of THESE!

  • 52. Led  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:04 am

    (After they’re surrounded by an army)
    Trautman: “What do you say John?”

    Rambo: “Fuck em” – starts shooting.

    Short and sweet

  • 53. karlee  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:31 am

    the shining …”here’s Johhny!” or” red rum…….RED RUM!”

  • 54. karlee  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:33 am

    ok, guess there not really action heroes… bout” I ‘m Batman.”

  • 55. Avoiceofreason  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:45 am

    I would add this from Armageddon:
    Harry Stamper: [Motions back at Rockhound] Yeah one more thing, uh… none of them wanna pay taxes again.
    Harry Stamper: Ever. (they must be Conservatives!)

  • 56. bc  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:49 am

    What we have here is a failure to communicate-Cool Hand Luke, if he’s an action hero

  • 57. benaubey  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:51 am

    “Are you not entertained”

    after single-handedly killing a mess of gladiators, spitting and heaving his sword into the audience

    Russell Crowe’s Maximus is a bad mf’er

  • 58. Quino  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:53 am

    From Friday with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker…..
    “Ima get you high today,cause its Friday,you aint got no job, and you aint shit to do”
    “..and you know this man!”

  • 59. Mootlo  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:08 am

    What about Speed?
    (Hopper and Keanu are duking it out on top of subway train)
    Hopper: I’m stronger than you Jack! I’m stronger and smarter than you!
    (Hopper’s head is knocked off by sign)
    Keanu: Yeah, but I’m taller
    or Leathal Weapon 2
    Bad guy shoots Mel Gibson
    “I have diplomatic immunity! You couldn’t give me a parking ticket!”
    (Danny Glover shoots the bad buy in the head)
    “Its just been revoked!”

  • 60. Dylan  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:27 am

    all these are good. but we all forget the best lines ever. Butch Cassidy “you call that runnin”, sundance “you call that givin cover” or somthing like that.

  • 61. kerwin  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:34 am


  • 62. kerwin  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:35 am

    It shows up like three times in the comments but that is how awesome it is.

  • 63. Alix  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:55 am

    You should do a list with quotes of comedy movies.
    one of the best are in happy gilmore:

    Shooter McGavin: Just stay out of my way or you’ll pay, listen to what I say.
    Happy Gilmore: Hey, why don’t I just go and eat some hay. I can lay by the bay, make things out of clay, I just may, what’d ya say?

    Shooter McGavin: I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.
    Happy Gilmore: [laughing] you eat pieces of shit for breakfast?
    Shooter McGavin: No… I…

    or in the big le bowski:

    Jesus Quintana: Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger ’til it goes “click.”

    Walter Sobchak: Do you see what happens, Larry? Do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!

    The Dude: [on the phone] Of course the car made it home, you’re calling me at home. No, Walter, it did NOT look like Larry was about to crack!

  • 64. brady  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:58 am

    no one’s gonna read this, and it might already be mentioned, but…

    “bring out the gimp.”
    “gimp’s asleep.”
    “well, i guess you’ll just have go to wake him up, now, wont ya?”
    pulp fiction


    “smell that? that…gasoline smell? thats napalm. i love the smell of napalm in the morning. nothing in the world has that smell. smells like…victory…”
    apocolypse now.

  • 65. darkne11  |  March 22, 2007 at 4:13 am

    that rambo line “fuck em!” was great!

    too many from tombstone to mention

    the punisher, after fighting the russian and falling down the steps-

    “..i’m fine….he’s not…..”

  • 66. syahid ali  |  March 22, 2007 at 4:39 am

    what happened to “i’ll be back!”? – terminator

  • 67. Miracle  |  March 22, 2007 at 4:48 am

    Love the list, but there are a couple I have to add in…

    Fight Club-
    “The first rule of Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club, you DO NOT talk about Fight Club…”

    Fighter: “I heard you can get killed at the Kumite.”
    Donald Gibb: “Only if you fuck up.”

    Rocky (The Original)
    Mickey: “You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!”

    Kill Bill Vol. 1
    The Bride: Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now. EXCEPT YOU, SOFIE! You stay right where you are!

  • 68. Joe Hastings  |  March 22, 2007 at 5:03 am


    “You’re Luggage”

    From Eraser.

    Ball, why not just do an Arnie Top Ten:

    I’ll be back, Who is your daddy and what does he do?, Hasta La Vista Baby, You’re Luggage, These People Need Some Air and so on and so on

  • 69. wilkinator  |  March 22, 2007 at 5:06 am

    you talkin to me?

  • 70. pan434  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:03 am

    I’ve always liked
    “Who is your daddy and what does he do?”
    from Kindergarten Cop!

  • 71. Me  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:13 am

    Say hello to my little friend.

  • 72. Bran  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Zed’s dead, baby, Zed’s dead.

    Good ol’ Pulp Fiction

  • 73. followtheshadow  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:19 am

    Wow cool list………….
    Being a great fan of Arnold, i thank you for having some from his film but i think “I will be back ” and “astala vista baby ” too need a place…. .. Anyway it is a great job

  • 74. Sean  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Seems pretty right on to me. Especially number one … always been one of my favorites.

  • 75. dm  |  March 22, 2007 at 9:16 am

    Everybody has some good quotes from movies but remember this was a top 10 list of one-liners, not quotes.

  • 76. briz  |  March 22, 2007 at 9:29 am

    indiana jones?? when indy throws a guy out of a blimp, everyone stares at him in disbelief as he exclaims; “no ticket.” classic.

    starship troopers
    Jean Rasczak: I expect the best and I give the best. Here’s the beer. Here’s the entertainment. Now have fun. That’s an order.

    Johnny Rico: I’m from Buenos Aires, and I say kill ’em all!

    Jean Rasczak: Come on you apes. You want to live forever?

    Johnny Rico: I hear you got a bug problem ma’am?
    Corporal Birdie: Ah, stuff it, Rico!

    all cheesy, all tough. fuck it ima go watch it now!

  • 77. Matt  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Surely all of these are superseded by the awesome HOT FUZZ….

    “By The Power Of Greyskull!”

    Utter class

  • 78. corkeryd  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:51 am

    also…. “He’s NOT Judge Judy and executioner!” Great film!

  • 79. Shaun  |  March 22, 2007 at 11:36 am

    Hahaha great post =)

  • 80. dave  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    list was B.S., “Say Hello to my little friend” is more recognisable than those shitty Evil Dead movies

  • 81. bob  |  March 22, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    “Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!” Samuel L. Jackson

    ‘Snakes on a Plane, 2006

  • 82. dansdvds  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    re: snakes on a plane I agree! good shout.

    I was scrolling down the list thinking please put Die Hard as no.1 and I’m glad to see my wish was granted!

  • 83. Darren  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. “

  • 84. The Running Emu  |  March 22, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Evil Dead

    “Give me some sugar baby.”

    Works great in the bars too…

  • 85. LEGEND  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:02 pm


  • 86. iliana  |  March 22, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Hasta La Vista, Baby – “Terminator 2”
    Do you think I’m funny? – “Goodfellas”
    My name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die – Princess Bride

  • 87. Tony C  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    James Bond from Dr No.

    Strangways (a bad guy) empties his gun into a bed Bond is supposed to sleeping in. He is however behind the door and kicks the assassins gun away. After exchanging a few words Strangways reaches for his gun and pulls the trigger. The gun fortunately is empty.

    Bond then shoots the bady guy and then quips.

    “Smith and Wesson. You’ve had your six.”

    So very frosty!!

  • 88. Carrie Russell  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    I loved this line from Tombstone!!!

    I’ll be your Huckleberry!

    ~ Val Kilmer

  • 89. Jason Lorz  |  March 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    No no no, you all have it wrong, the #1 line is said by Sylvester Stallone in Tango & Cash. Up on top of a semi he stands and a cop below him says “He thinks he’s Rambo” and Stallone as Cash responds “Rambo is a pussy”.

  • 90. Lee  |  March 22, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    I definitely agree with you on the #1 & 2 spots! “Yippee-ki-yay mothafucka” is, hands down, THE best action hero one-liner ever! And did you know they’re coming out with another in the Die Hard series? Live Free or Die Hard (with Kevin Smith and Maggie Q).

  • 91. captaindemocracy  |  March 22, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Captain Democracy ” rides again!”

  • 92. Dee  |  March 22, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die. “

  • 93. Klono  |  March 22, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    One liners, you fucks! Most of these were part of a dialogue.

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  • 95. detig  |  March 22, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Speaking about one liners, Arnie from a 90’s movie which I don’t recall the bloody name:

    “You’re fired” (firing a missile with a poor guy hanging on)


    Harrison Ford in Empire Strikes Back, opening a tauntaun:

    “And I thought (pauses to breathe) they smelled bad on the outside!”

    Oh boy, quite some laughs on that list.

  • 96. Lee  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    Arnie all day, il be back and astaliavista, this list is bollox

  • 97. Jonathan  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    I’m a cop you eedeeot. – go old arnie

  • 98. finaltaxi  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Sigourney Weaver meets the mother alien-

    Ripley: Get away from her, YOU BITCH!!!!!

  • 99. bradydale  |  March 22, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    I don’t think Scarface counts as an action movie, but whatever. #7 should be at least #2 (and kudos for even knowing THEY LIVE exists), if you ask me. And personally I prefer Arnold’s line from PREDATOR: “If it bleeds we can kill it.”

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  • 101. BroncoFan_17  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    ” I’m here to f**kin’ amuse you? ”

    Pesci, in Goodfellas.

  • 102. Parkdale  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Good, Bad, I’m the Guy with the gun.
    -ASH, Evil Dead

  • 103. Paul Muad'Dib  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:16 pm


    -Hey, I’ll make you famous! – Billy “The Kid” (Emilio Estevez)- Young Guns II
    -I’ll make an offer he can’t refuse – Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) – The Godfather.
    -I am the law! Marion Cobretti (Stalone) – Cobra
    -Guilty! Judge Dread (Stalone) – Judge Dread
    -[Joker gives someone a hand and electrocutes him]
    Oh, I got a live one here! – Joker (Jack Nicholson) – Batman.
    -If you touch me again, I’ll kill you! – Joe Hallenbeck (Bruce Willis)-The last boy scout.
    and not a “oneliner” but a coolest one
    An old man dies. A young girl lives. A fair trade. I love you Nancy – John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) – Sin City.

  • 104. filmmakers  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    If he dies, he dies
    -Ivan drago

  • 105. strayduck  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    “I am the LAW!”

    Judge Dredd. Awful film, but awesome cheese-phrases

  • 106. tireball  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:27 pm


  • 107. Paul Muad'Dib  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    It’s Clobbering time!! – The Thing (Michael Chiklis)- Fantastic 4

  • 108. Nelly  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    It’s just too bad that most of the funny part gets lost when they translate it into german language. Everything get’s lost. Swearing, accent… just too bad…

  • 109. Paul Muad'Dib  |  March 22, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    a very obvious one
    [Before throwing a grenade to the propane tanks]
    I hope these fuckers paid their gas bill. Hawkins (Charlie Sheen) – Navy Seals.

  • 111. cuzoogle  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    great list, thanks

  • 112. fuck you ramirez  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    “Dumb. This blog is absolutely fucking dumb!”

    I said that.

  • 113. totaltransformation  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Hillarious. Cage is a horrible action hero.

  • 114. draven  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    how about braindead?

  • 115. draven  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    how about braindead?????


  • 116. Mark  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    Inigo Montoya
    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die.

    The Princess Bride

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  • 118. CT  |  March 22, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I can’t believe McBain from “The Simpsons” didn’t make this list.

    “My eyes! Ze goggles do nothing!”

  • 119. Ski Instructor  |  March 22, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Apocalypse Now (1979)…

    Charlie don’t surf.

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

  • 120. flickrhoneys  |  March 22, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    “Do You Expect me to talk?” – James Bond

    “No Mr Bond… I expect you TO DIE!!” – Auric Goldfinger

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  • 122. firulaisco  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Say hello to my little friend!!!!! THE BEST!

  • 123. Metta  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    I can’t believe it took a chick to call you on this one 😉 but you misquoted Roddy Piper:

    “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all outta bubblegum.”

  • 124. Mike  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    “Bond, James Bond.” Only in every Bond movie ever and one of the most recognizable one liners ever!

  • 125. berto  |  March 22, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    I’m thinking another Arnie quote from Predator…when he hucks his big ass knife into some guy’s chest, pinning him to the wall…his line… “stick around”…f-in classic

  • 126. Scheiro  |  March 22, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Very good post, that’s rock !
    I made a post on my blog with the excellent quote of Dirty Harry.
    Thanks! !

  • 127. R. Richard Hobbs  |  March 22, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    >>> Zed’s dead, baby, Zed’s dead. Good ol’ Pulp Fiction

  • 128. Chelsea  |  March 22, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Perfect comments for a perfect post. I loved reading every single bit of it. Brings back some awesome memories of watching all those classic films. Although I havent seen 300 yet – Im excited to 🙂

  • 129. AdrianB  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:08 am

    “I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.” Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs.

    The one already mentioned from Tombstone is a really good one.

    If you consider Ford Fairlane an action hero (a bit of a stretch I admitt), then there’s no end to all the one-liners 🙂

    (And yes, there’s a lot of people in the comments not understanding what a one-liner is. It isn’t a memorable one-liner if you have to quote the whole dialogue.)

    The Crow has some good ones:

    “Take your shot, Funboy. You’ve got me dead bang.” Eric Draven, The Crow.

    “I have something to give you. I don’t want it anymore. Thirty hours of pain all at once, all for you.” Eric Draven, The Crow.

    “He was already dead. He died one year ago the moment he touched her. They’re all dead. They just don’t know it yet.” Eric Draven, The Crow.

    “It can’t rain all the time.” Eric Draven, The Crow. (Ok, that was a little out of line, but I like it so much I coudn’t leave it out.)

  • 130. roaf  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Arnie to an alligator in “Eraser”:
    “You’re Luggage!”

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  • 132. Hung  |  March 23, 2007 at 2:27 am

    I don’t know if there were any top ten classics, but man, you’ve got to have SOMETHING from Big Trouble in Little China. That movie was full of wonderful one liners.

  • 133. photodomo  |  March 23, 2007 at 3:06 am

    Interviewer: What’s your prediction for the fight?
    Clubber Lang: My prediction? Pain.

  • 134. mcclaud  |  March 23, 2007 at 3:37 am

    Best Arnold line is really from Cobra:

    “Hey Sully, remember when I said I’d kill you last? I lied.”

  • 135. mcclaud  |  March 23, 2007 at 3:40 am

    Sorry not COBRA but COMMANDO. DURRRR!

  • 136. jihadjoe  |  March 23, 2007 at 3:43 am

    “I aint got time to bleed.” Jesse ventura is the shit. Nuff said.

  • 137. Chirag Vagdama  |  March 23, 2007 at 5:27 am

    “I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.” Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs.

    That most certainly is one-liner which would have been a worthy mention in the list

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  • 139. zerobar  |  March 23, 2007 at 6:13 am

    Totally agree that “Get away from her, you bitch!” should be on the top ten.

    Another Aliens one that should be on there.
    “Game over, man. Game over.”

    Another one I didn’t see listed.
    “You ever dance with the Devil in the pale moon light?”
    -the Joker

  • 140. derek b  |  March 23, 2007 at 6:26 am

    How could you forget the classic…

    “You’re burning daylight” – John Wayne

    Then there is pretty much everything from Napolean Dynamite…

    “Tina, come get your food!”
    “Girls like guys with great skills”

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  • 142. lordpeckerhead  |  March 23, 2007 at 10:55 am

    “Git off your horse and drink your milk”

    Except Big John never actually said that in a movie, only in a blooper compilation… 😉

  • 143. Smoke  |  March 23, 2007 at 11:08 am

    This here is the rubber duck (Convoy)

  • 144. Grumpy  |  March 23, 2007 at 11:43 am

    ‘Your a daisy if you do…” – Doc Holiday
    “I’m your huckleberry…” – Doc Holiday

    Love ’em. Absolutely love em.

  • 145. Grumpy  |  March 23, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    OK I goofed and mentioned two already mention. How about “You tell ’em I’m coming… and hell’s coming with me… (Tombstone).

  • 146. adele  |  March 23, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    These are not the Droids you’re looking for…

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  • 148. heinzketchup  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Arnold has got to be the best one-liner of all time. If you look at Terminator 1 when Kyle Reese ( played by Micheal Biehn) utters the line : “Come with me if you want to live”. It doesn’t stick at all. When the terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) says the same line, he elevates it to such a high level.

    I also love the Bruce Campbell lines in Evil Dead except I ain’t sure if they should be included here since when you say those lines out loud not a lot of people recognize them.

    “Hail to the king baby!”

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  • 150. Cryomorph  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    “God didn’t make Rambo…I made him.” – Col. Troutman (First Blood)

  • 151. Lex  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    From “Say Anything,” one of the few movies I liked that lacked any explosions whatever, Corey Flood (Lili Taylor) to Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) as Cusack prepares to suit a woman way out of his league: “Prepare for greatness.”

    And the paper boy in another wonderful Cusack film: “I want my two dollars.”

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    From The Last Action Hero …
    “Head or Gut”

  • 154. joeychips  |  March 23, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Does Moses count as an action hero in The Ten Commandments?
    “Let my people go.”

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  • 158. Rabbi Brant Rosen  |  March 23, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Coolest Ever:Pulp Fiction

    Bruce Willis: “Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead…”

  • 159. yanush  |  March 23, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    look at a great moldavian short movie, with english translation, on hyperliteratura:

  • 160. Red  |  March 23, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Yeah, but the ending of ConAir could bring a person to tears *sniff*

  • 161. Kayla  |  March 23, 2007 at 11:34 pm

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  • 162. carbonblack  |  March 24, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Good article. A few classics were left out

    The running man:

    hey killian..this was sub plain zero (arnold says this after killing sub zero).

    Hard Target (van damme)

    – Poor People get bored too.
    -Your tropy is ripping us a new orifice.
    – pick up the pace and die quieter.

    Some Dolf Lundgen movie:
    Alien: I come in peace:
    Dolf: You go back in pieces. (says this after killing the alien)

    – hey pearl…you are finished..die with some fucking dignity.

    Under Seige:

    – stranix..keep the faith. (segal says this after cracking Stranix’s skull)

    Under Seige 2:

    -sane people dont build weapons like these.

    Con Air:

    If you dick jumps out of your pants, you jump out of the airplane.

  • 163. muhadeeb  |  March 24, 2007 at 12:42 am

    “Give them nothing,, then take from them EVERYTHING”
    from “300” Gerard Butler

  • 164. marty brown  |  March 24, 2007 at 1:36 am

    How about Tommy Lee Jones in the Fugative? When one of the escaped felons has one of his men at gunpoint and he just shoots the guy in the head without blinking, his officer said ” I can’t belive you did that, to which JOnes character says: ” There is one thing you need to know about me: I DON’T NEGOTIATE”

  • 165. marty brown  |  March 24, 2007 at 1:42 am

    In Broken Arrow John Travolta is puffing on a cigarette right after killing his partner who was whining, by hitting him in the throat with a pipe, and he says: ” I thought there would be more to it than that killing a man, I don’t see what the big deal is really”

  • 166. marty brown  |  March 24, 2007 at 1:43 am

    Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction: “Zed’s dead baby”

  • 167. Seth  |  March 24, 2007 at 2:08 am

    Universal Soldier…Dolf Lundgen or however you spell it…

    “I know, let’s shoot her in the head!” “Its Empty!!!!”

    Laugh my ass off everytime.

  • 168. Joe  |  March 24, 2007 at 2:22 am

    “Bees! Bees! They’re everywhere! Your weapons are useless against them! Run for your lives!” — Chris Farley’s character Tommy Callahan in Tommy Boy. Classic stuff.

  • 169. enigmajo  |  March 24, 2007 at 2:46 am

    My hero, Jim Car-myhemakesmelaughalotrie
    Bruce Almighty
    Bruce prays as he drives down a road of construction- “Show me a sign!”

    Ace Venture Pet Detective
    Ace with clothes ripped and dripping wet exiting a restroom- “Do not go in There, *waves hand* woooooh!”

    Also, the Liar Liar
    Fletcher(Jim) answers a man trying to use the bathroom asks what he is doing responds “I’m Kickin MY Ass!”

  • 170. Wulfster  |  March 24, 2007 at 3:33 am

    “Adiós, half-soldier.”

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • 171. Wulfster  |  March 24, 2007 at 3:36 am

    One more:

    “Oh wait… was she a great big fat person?”

  • 172. jjack  |  March 24, 2007 at 3:44 am


    its to tight
    you can park a jumbo fuckin jet in there-snatch


    you think your big shit cause you know words – benchwarmers

  • 173. harish42  |  March 24, 2007 at 3:52 am

    Die Hard:
    “Thanks for the advice”
    “Welcome to the party, pal!”
    Sorry if someone else’s already mentioned this… I can’t read 172 comments

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  • 175. thescoundrel  |  March 24, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Just about any Clancy Brown line (it is the voice more so than the words) as Kurgan in Highlander. My favorite was when he was in the church and scream at everyone:

    I have something to say! It’s better burn out, than to fade away!

    also when Kurgan looks at the priest and says:
    Father fogive me I am a worm. (as he laughs diabolically)

    When Kurgan looks at the old lady and simply says:
    “Mom” in that chilling voice.

  • 176. Blake Lewis  |  March 24, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    I think you missed Mel Gibson here

  • 177. jtvoodoo  |  March 24, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    What about Bronson? There must be some real gems in the Death Wish series.

  • 178. thegrandiman  |  March 24, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    After the best fight scene ever;

    “Keep an eye out for ya, Stingray!”

    “Yeah! See ya!”


    Just search for “best fight scene ever” at youtube. You will not be disappointed 🙂

  • 179. Colton  |  March 24, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Leonidis’s wife in 300 has a pretty good line when the Persian neogotiator comes, its something along the lines of

    “Cause only Spartan women give birth to real men.’

    She isn’t really a action hero but its still a prteey good line in my mind.

  • 180. Tres  |  March 24, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Jaws – Chief Brody (Roy Scheider): “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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  • 182. Jack Ryan  |  March 24, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    how bout Jack Palance in City Slickers.:

  • 183. Jack Ryan  |  March 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    napolean dynamite:
    I see youre drinking 1%. Is that because you think youre fat? cause ur not

  • 184. g_jds  |  March 24, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Good list.

    Ethan Hunt is always good for a laugh.


    m:i iii “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.”

  • 185. Tracy Crider  |  March 25, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre –
    – “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

    Momento –
    -Leonard asks a bloody and bruised Dodd, “Who did this to you?”, puzzled Dodd says “? You Did !!!!”

  • 186. scott  |  March 25, 2007 at 3:18 am

    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this…”

  • 187. ParisKillSquad  |  March 25, 2007 at 4:14 am

    “got mah cheesewhip, boy?”

    “durka durka mohammed jihad”

    “The United States has prevailed” – oh shit, that wasn’t a movie…

  • 188. rammfan518  |  March 25, 2007 at 6:01 am

    I love top ten lists, and yours are pretty kick-ass. I have some too. I enjoyed your guys’ commentary on each one you picked. Keep making those top 10 lists.

  • 189. cara4  |  March 25, 2007 at 6:15 am



    How long do those darn TURTLES live?

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  • 191. Kniffel  |  March 25, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    How about my favorite from rambo. i know its dialog and no one-liner…

    Hamid: What’s that?
    Rambo: It’s blue light.
    Hamid: What does it do?
    Rambo: It turns blue.

  • 192. Ozh  |  March 25, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I second Dolf Lundgren’s “Dark Angel” :

    Alien: I come in peace
    Dolf : and you go in pieces

  • 193. eastcoastboy  |  March 26, 2007 at 4:18 am

    “john…how’s your arm john?”

  • 194. syahid ali  |  March 26, 2007 at 5:02 am

    what about “Cowabunga!” 😀

  • 195. mommy  |  March 26, 2007 at 2:05 pm


    I miss some good ones from resevoir dogs:

    “why am i mister pink?” “because you’re a faggot!”

    Another good one from Resevoir Dogs is after the totured cop has been crying and begging for his life and Michael Madsen replies “are you done?”

    I agree with the guy asking for McBain lines…
    “I surrender!!”, “not so fast” *snaps the neck of a nazicommunist* and of course “let my muscels hug you”

    arh there are too many man’….

  • 196. esperizax  |  March 26, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    The Ghost and the Darkness

    SAMUEL (about the man eating lions) : “The devil has come to Tsavo”

    Charles Remington: “I am the devil”

  • 197. Samuel  |  March 26, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    The Running Man
    “I hope you leave enough room for my fist, because I’m going to ram it into your stomach, and break your god damn spine.”

  • 198. ansui  |  March 26, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    I actually use the line from Con Air uttered by Cyrus the Virus right before that “Nobody moves, or the bunny get’s it.” at very random times. It’s shit, but hey.
    Nice list btw. Yipee-Ki-Yay motherfucker!

  • 199. Gouche  |  March 26, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    “No women, no children.” -Leon The Professional.

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    “Get Away from her you Bitch!”


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  • 204. ethicalBob  |  March 29, 2007 at 1:56 am

    a couple from Robocop…

    RoboCop: Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!

    Okay, this one is from a bay-guy, but still classic:

    Clarence: Bitches leave!

  • 205. Jack  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:54 am

    One of the very best:

    “Two days ago I saw a rig that would haul that tanker. You want to get outta here? You talk to me.”

    -The Road Warrior

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  • 207. Karan  |  March 29, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Samuel L. Jackson in “Snakes on a plane”

    Enough is Enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!

  • 208. Angelbeast  |  March 29, 2007 at 7:41 am

    Scarface, Tony Montana in the car when they are suppose to blow the car in front of them. He shoots the guy who is supposed to detonate the bomb in the head, and tells him (something like): “Now look at you!”

  • 209. Frankie  |  March 29, 2007 at 8:44 am

    ‘Fasten your seatbelts, Dorothy. ‘Cause Kansas is going bye bye…’

    Cypher in ‘The Matrix’

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  • 213. gonz gonzilla  |  March 29, 2007 at 11:03 am

    “I thought they smelled bad on the outside.” han solo

    “Let’s go, bitch. I’ve done action films! ” – team america

  • 214. aa ddd  |  March 29, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    how but Burt Reynolds ?

    after he lost the bad guy in a deadly chase, Burt returns to his car.

    the bad guy sits on the hood of his shiny sports car, wielding a .44 and smiling to Burt, who has lost his hand gun. It was surprising to fi8nd the bad guy since Burt just exhaustedly came round a corner.

    Burt: don’t you dare to fart and damage my car’s dye finish!

    (or likewise)

  • 215. Robin Sprocket  |  March 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    “My name is Anigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

  • 216. Frank Nordstrom  |  March 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

    While this line can not be attibuted to just one charicter, you always know Luke, Han, Leya are aobut the become the prison bitch to one of the empires plans. They say the line and someone get the forces version of an unpleasant rim job!

  • 217. Eric  |  March 29, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    You picked the wrong line from Commando. Right before Ah-nold impales Bennet with a steam pipe, he says “Why don’t you let off some steam, Bennet”.

  • 218. Ian  |  March 29, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    From the Big Lewboski
    “Donny, you’re out of your element.”
    “Shut the fuck up Donny.”

    The Evil Dead Series has a lot of awesome quotes from John Campbell.
    “Gimme some sugar baby.”
    “Hail to the king, baby.”
    “Well hello Mr. Fancy Pants. I’ve got news for you pal, you aint leading, but two things right now jack and shit and jack left town.”
    “Oh that’s just what we call pillow talk, baby, that’s all.”

  • 219. Craig  |  March 29, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    “Crush your enemies. see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.”

    “You’re all sluts!”

  • 220. Ian  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Just remembered another good one from Dazed and Confused.
    Mathew McCoughnehay (sp)
    “I love high school girls. I get older they stay the same age.”

  • 221. timbo  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    How can you forget one of the best from Highlander.

    “There can be only one.”

  • 222. Joey  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    It is better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool. – Harley Davidson and the Marlboro man

  • 223. Howard  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Did anyone use:
    Hey, you fucked up, you trusted us. From Animal House.

    Or Jack Nicholson’s
    Truth, you can’t handle the truth…A Few Good Men

    Heeere’s Johnny……The Shining

  • 224. RedLineRunner  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    Jack Palance in City Slickers “I crap bigger than you”

    WIll Smith in Independance day “Oh no, you did not shoot that green shit at me!”

    The roddy piper quote should be higher on the list.

  • 225. mike  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Catch you on the flip side – Rocco from Boondock Saints

  • 226. TUNAHEAD  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Harvey Keitel – Reservoir Dogs-

    -“Shit, you shoot me in your dreams… you better wake up and apologize…”

    Ben Affleck – Boiler Room-

    -“Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn’t fucking have any.”

  • 227. Dave  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:42 pm


    Neil McCauley: I’m talking to an empty telephone, ’cause there is a dead man on the other end of this fuckin’ line.

  • 228. Steve  |  March 29, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Eastwood in “Magnum Force”: “A man needs to know his limitations.”
    Eastwood in “The Unforgiven”: When you kill someone “you take away all he’s got & all he’s ever gonna be.”
    From “Die Hard” after the chopper explodes: “We’re gonna need some more FBI guys.”

  • 229. thescoundrel  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    John Wayne in Big Jake
    John Wayne says to Richard Boone (who has his kidnapped grandson):

    “And now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all – your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault – it won’t matter – I’m gonna blow your head off. No matter what else happens, no matter who gets killed I’m gonna blow your head off.”

  • 230. Adam  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Missed some good ones:

    True Lies:
    Guard – Can I see your invitation?
    Arnie: Sure, here’s my invitation (pulls out detonator, large explosion in background)

    Bad Boys:
    Martin Lawrence – You forgot your boarding pass

  • 231. Jeff  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    How do you not have any lines from Charles Bronson?

  • 232. JEFF  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    Good Job
    How about from Split Second [ 1992 ]
    We need bigger guns! BIG FUCKING GUNS!!!!

  • 233. LARRY  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Get off this bruce campbell shit – fuck man hes not that cool and his movies arent that sweet – he shouldnt be on this list let a lone the top fucking 5

  • 234. Dan  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    What about the Arnie quote from Running Man after he kills Sub Zero: “This was Sub Zero. Now… PLAIN Zero.”

  • 235. Mr. Candy  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    When the one armed man walks in on Tuco, who’s taking a bath, to kill him the man says: “I’ve been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.”
    Tuco then shoots him with a gun hidden under the bubbles and says “When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk.”

    Great line, classic movie

  • 236. Chrisco  |  March 29, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    What about Snake Plissken’s “I don’t give a fuck about your President”?

  • 237. Alex  |  March 29, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Heres one.

    Buy gets beat up and the bad guy throws him a napkin saying “wipe yourself off, your bleeding”

    Good guy pulls a gun and shoots the bad buy walks over to him throw the napkin on his face and says “wipe yourself off, you dead”

  • 238. ed  |  March 29, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    most of these quotes are not one liners and a ton are not from ‘heros’.



  • 239. mrstew  |  March 29, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    How about from Johnny Dangerously:

    “This is a .44 Magnum. It shoots through schools.”

    -Joe Piscopo

  • 240. brian t  |  March 29, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    The Italian Job:
    “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”

    The Matrix:
    “Guns. Lots of guns.”

    Blade Runner (Rachael):
    “Is this testing whether I’m a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard? ”

    even Charlie’s Angels:
    Bosley: What do you call this?
    Dylan: Chinese fighting muffin.
    Bosley: That’s not funny. A friend of mine took a fighting muffin in the chest; they sent him home in four Ziploc bags
    Alex: They’re not Chinese, they’re not fighting, they’re blueberry!

  • 241. Keith  |  March 29, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Definitely Commando quotes

    Matrix: I eat green berets for breakfast. And right now I’m very hungry.

    Gen. Kirby: Leave anything for us?
    Matrix: Just bodies.

    Matrix: Come on, you piece of shit. Fly or die.

  • 242. Steve-O  |  March 29, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    Oh, just about anything said in the movie ROAD HOUSE!

  • 243. matt  |  March 29, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    How about from The Edge. Anthony Hopkins is sharpening a spear and is about ready to hunt the bear. He says “Cause today, I’m going to kill the mother____er”

  • 244. anal cavity  |  March 29, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Arnie: Batman and Robin
    Mr. Freeze: “Chill out”

    so retarded that its hilarious, that it is a classic

  • 245. Johnny  |  March 29, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    I think with number 8 you should have taken, “This is my BOOM STICK!” Yes, that’s from Evil Dead and not Army of Darkness, but both movies are equally awesome.

  • 246. corkeryd  |  March 29, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    No, the Boom Stick quote is from Army of Darkness.

  • 247. Blarg  |  March 29, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Clubber Lang: I’m gonna bust you up…
    Rocky: Go for it.

  • 248. kualjo  |  March 29, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    More Arnie:
    “Conan, what is good in life?”
    “To crush your enemies. To see them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of the women.”

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  • 251. moxymedia  |  March 30, 2007 at 12:40 am

    How about Sly’s Judge Dredd, “I am the law” – even better, when Rob Schneider says it. Thanks for sharing this list 🙂

  • 252. Cornholio  |  March 30, 2007 at 1:09 am

    what about the black knight? “It’s just a fleshwound” and “I’m gonna bite your legs off!” from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

  • 253. richard cranium  |  March 30, 2007 at 1:26 am

    Con Air
    “What do you think I’m gonna do, I’m gonna save the fuckin day”

    “We came, we saw, we kicked his ass”

  • 254. m1gs  |  March 30, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Arnie is THE KING of action one liners… I’m surprised only like 2 people have mentioned The Running Man… here’s some gems:

    – [after killing Sub Zero] Killian, here’s your Subzero, now plain zero

    – Amber: [after Richards cut Buzzsaw in half with a chain saw] What happened to Buzzsaw?
    Ben Richards: He had to split

    – [after strangling Sub-Zero with barbed wire)] What a pain in the neck.

    – I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I’m going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine!

  • 255. Darryl  |  March 30, 2007 at 2:04 am

    “Cow.” — From Twister
    “Whoa” — From many Keanu Reeves movies.
    “Is this a sock?” – I Spy
    “What would you prefer? Yellow spandex?” — X-Men
    “Why a spoon cousin?” “Because it’s dull you twit, it’ll hurt more!” — Robin Hood
    “Remember Remember The Fifth of November…” — V
    “Do I make you horny? Do I?” — Sorry had to throw that one in.
    “Par … Par … Parlay” — Pirates
    “I leave you as you left me…buried alive in the center of a dead planet” — ST II
    “Lost a planet Master Kenobi has” — and a thousand others from Star Wars

  • 256. media_lush  |  March 30, 2007 at 2:17 am

    Arnie again – can’t remember title – he’s fbi or something – has big scene in scrapyard….his “wife” has fight with him…..anyway, after being asked if he’s learnt anything the punchline is something along the lines of “yeah, don’t drink and bake”…..hazy, but if you saw it it was hilarious!

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  • 258. slackjaw  |  March 30, 2007 at 2:23 am

    funny?………like a clown?
    joe pescie(?) goodfellas

  • 259. Mark  |  March 30, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Total Recall: “See you at the party Rickter!” After the main hinchman gets both his arms chopped off and falls to his death.

  • 260. SalvoSensu  |  March 30, 2007 at 3:31 am

    #1. Its not “i’m your huckleberry” – why would he insult himself?!! Its “I’m here huckleberry” because Doc is always ready to play for blood. But as far as Tombstone goes, I still think the best Doc Holiday line, aside from the one’s in latin, occurs right after he shoots Ringo – “He was just too high strung.”
    #2. He’s dead tired is a ripoff of a James Bond line from Thunderball. When the evil bitch {forget her name} gets shot while dancing with 007, he waltzes her over to a table with people sitting at it and drops her into a chair, mumbling the excuse, “Can my girlfriend sit here? She’s just dead.” BooYah

  • 261. movie buff  |  March 30, 2007 at 4:27 am

    #1 ‘Fill your hands, you son of a bitch.’ John Wayne in True Grit.

  • 262. kyle hutchinson  |  March 30, 2007 at 4:30 am

    From commando
    can’t remember the villian but he played duke in predator
    to arnie – now you’re in trouble john, cuz now you’re dealing with a green beret.
    arnie- I eat green berets for breakfast. AND RIGHT NOW I’M PRETTY DAMN HUNGRY!!! (punches him in the face)

  • 263. Breeze  |  March 30, 2007 at 6:55 am

    From the movie Tombstone Doc Holiday says to Ringo “why Ringo you look like somebody just walked over your grave”

  • 264. Joel Toe  |  March 30, 2007 at 8:17 am

    I’ll be back…

  • 265. 9Nails  |  March 30, 2007 at 11:01 am

    “There is no spoon?”

    -you know who & movie

  • 266. metogamekun  |  March 30, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Another vote for:

    Zed’s dead, baby, Zed’s dead.

    Great post and comments.

  • 267. Dave  |  March 30, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    THe Outlaw Josie Whales-

    Josie- Well I guess we’ll never see that little Navajo girl again. But that’s the way it is, jus twhen I get to likin’ someoone they ain’t around for long.

    Chief- I notice when ya get to dislikin’ someone, they ain’t around for long neither.

  • 268. Warren  |  March 30, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Another classic from Army of Darkness:
    “Come get some.”
    After a deadite threatens Bruce Campbell with a shriek “I’ll swallow your soul!”, our hero calmly replies “Comg get some”.

  • 269. Incorrigible Introvert  |  March 30, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    You forgot

    You are Fired!

    from True Lies!

  • 270. Incorrigible Introvert  |  March 30, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    And hit me from “Diamonds are forever,” though it was not by the hero…

  • 271. thenatureboi  |  March 30, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    If it bleeds we can kill it.

  • 272. Incorrigible Introvert  |  March 30, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    that wsa 300.

  • 273. toffeegrc  |  March 30, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    #4 “Groovy” wasnt Evil Dead 2, its from Army of Darkness.

    Look at #8 “Yo she-bitch, let’s go” – Army of Darkness (1993)

    “After convincing the medieval inhabitants of
    England that he is the ‘chosen one’, Ash (Bruce Campbell) consults with the wisemen on how to return to his own time. When all of a sudden, the Deadites inhabit the body of a witch, Ash steps in. “Yo she-bitch”, he says, whipping his shotgun from its holster. “Let’s go!”

    And here’s #4 “Groovy!” – Evil Dead 2 (1987)

    After chopping off his possessed hand with a chainsaw, Ash (Bruce Campbell) retreats to the workshed to gear himself up in one of the coolest montages ever. Strapping a chainsaw to his stump and a shotgun on his back, he simply says, “Groovy!” So. Fucking. Cool.

    Hey! they got the same name, Ash. And same actor too Bruce Campbell.

  • 274. corkeryd  |  March 31, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Sorry Toffee, it was Evil Dead 2, not Army of Darkness.

    The reason it’s the same character and actor is because Army of Darkness is Evil Dead 3.

  • 275. O. Dear  |  March 31, 2007 at 4:30 am

    YES! I totally agree with your #1 worst!!

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