Wow, people did awesome on this, even on some of the harder quotes.
Here are the movies!
1. “I know I promised, Lord, never again. But I know that you know what a weak-willed person I am.”
Possibly my favorite fantasy movie of all time. Anyway, it’s definitely up there. Michelle Pfeiffer is awesome, of course, and seeing Rutger Hauer as a good guy is a cool—if strangely surreal—experience. But it’s Matthew Broderick who I really love in this film. Philippe the Mouse is like my personal hero.
2. “Okay, fuck both of you and your little high-five.”
Man, I love this movie. I mostly enjoyed it on the first viewing, you know, thinking it had a bit too slow of a build but also a great payoff ending. Since then, I’ve appreciated it more and more with each and every repeat viewing. I think Traci Thoms is easily the most awesome character here. And I would kill for Sydney Poitier’s legs. (Here’s a thing, though: if you spell Sydney’s name wrong on the first try, this statement becomes infinitely more funny.)
3. “Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hitting the cemetery?”
The Royal Tenenbaums
This is another one of those movies I kinda-sorta liked the first time around and then grew to love more and more on each and every subsequent viewing. Easily my favorite Wes Anderson movie. Also, my favorite Luke Wilson role. And Gwneyth Paltrow role. And Alec Baldwin narration. (I’m not sure if there are any other contenders, but his narration ROCKED in this film.)
4. “You know what’s remarkable? Is how much England looks in no way like Southern California.”
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
This is just my favorite line in any of the Austin Power movies. Well, that, and pretty much anything Seth Green says. I would like Seth Green to act in more movies that I had any interest in and not awful-looking comedies like Old Dogs. Then again, if he’s too busy with Robot Chicken . . . well, I can’t fault him there. I love that show.
5. “Do you want a hostage? I’ve been trained to be a hostage!”
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
First, mad props to Claire for correctly guessing this movie first. I really didn’t think anyone would get this one.
Secondly, I grew up on Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and outside of Guinan from TNG, this might be my very favorite Whoopi Goldberg role ever. Ugh. Talk about another actor whose career went into that what-the-hell-are-you-doing spiral.
Oh, and if you’re curious, the quote’s from this blonde receptionist lady. It’s a bit part, but there’s just something about how she says it, all perky and helpful, that’s really funny.
6. “I’m not an alien. I’m discontent.”
One of my guilty pleasures. I think Shawn Hatosy’s delivery of this line is sort of unintentionally hilarious, but it makes me crack up all the same.
7. “Like most people my age, I just existed.”
Love this movie. That’s really all I have to say.
8. “That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”
The Shawshank Redemption
The movie that almost won Best Stephen King Adaptation. I love The Shawshank Redemption. I love pretty much everything about it. And it’s not like I don’t own the movie, but I kind of miss TNT playing it every other day. What’s up with that?
9. “How does it feel to be almost brutally butchered? People want to know! People have a right to know!”
This is probably my favorite horror movie of all time. There are scarier movies out there, I know, but this one frightened the crap out of me when I was eleven, while also making me laugh and introducing me to the genre. Before Scream, I hated horror movies. Isn’t it funny how we change as we grow up?
10. “Don’t worry. I saw Lord of the Rings. I’m not going to end this 17 times.”
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
A movie that knows how to use voiceover narration well is a rare movie indeed. This is one of those movies. It’s also pretty hysterical.
11. “I wanted a soy mocha latte with foam.”
Dawn of the Dead
Out of context, this must sound like a super boring quote. In context, Terry’s petulance is hilarious. I really love this film. I like a lot of Zack Snyder’s work, but I don’t think he’s topped this one yet.
12. “It’s the so-called normal guys that always let you down. Sickos never scare me. At least they’re committed.”
The only Catwoman. Period.
13. “It was real, and it was great, and it was really great.”
I must be one of the only people in the world who really likes this movie, but I do. It’s a bit uneven, I know, but I think it’s got a lot going for it. Orlando Bloom’s “Did I miss 60B meltdown?” AWESOME.
And it’s a tiny part, but I’ve never liked Jessica Biel as much as I liked her here. How she delivers this quote makes me smile a little whenever I’m in a bad mood.
14. “Is walk-in hyphenated?”
I love this movie too. Brad Renfro is great, and Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones have such amazing chemistry. I’m not a John Grisham fan—there’s something about how he writes that really aggravates me—but I like a few of the movies, and I think this is my favorite one.
15. “I want peace on Earth and goodwill towards men.”
“We are the United States government! We don’t do that sort of thing!”
Of all the movies on this list, this is actually the one I know the least. I own it because I found it for like a dollar, and I like it, but I don’t watch it all that often. But it’s a fun movie, and I do love when everybody demands what they want. It’s also got just an awesome cast. Seriously, Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Mary McDonnell, Ben Kingsley, River Phoenix, Dan Ackroyd, David Strathairn, Stephen Tobolowsky, James Earl Jones, etc, etc, etc. Freaking incredible.
That’s it, everybody. Thanks for playing!