12 Most Quotable Movies of All Time

  
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Many movies enter the social zeitgeist, not because they’re necessarily great flicks, but because we love to quote them! This list takes a look at some of the most quotable movies ever and tries to avoid many of the cliché, Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damns and E.T phone home.

12. Wayne’s World

This Saturday Night Live spin-off flick was hugely successful back in 1992 and featured the great comedic talents of Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar. The film is the highest grossing SNL skit-based film and was the 10th highest grossing film of that year. Not only did the film shoot “Bohemian Rhapsody” to the top of the charts, 17 years after its original release, but people everywhere began using the guys’ catch phrases. Most notably, “schwing!” I think it’s about time that made a comeback!

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11. Dazed and Confused

The cult classic Dazed and Confused was not originally met with much financial success, but over time, it has come to be recognized as a fantastic flick! Entertainment Weekly ranked it 3rd on its list of 50 Best High School Movies, and Quentin Tarantino included it on his list of the 10 greatest films of all time in the 2002 Sight and Sound poll. The film was released in the early ‘90s and follows various groups of teenagers on their last day of high school back in 1976. It served to launch the career of Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey who has one of the most iconic lines in the film: “That’s what I love about these high-school girls, man. I get older; they stay the same age.” Who knew such a sleazy role could launch an actor to such great heights!

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