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QUIZ: Can You Guess The Movie From A Famous Quote?

Some movie quotes are so good that they actually become apart of our everyday vocabulary. Some of the time, people don’t even realize that what they’re saying is actually a quote from a movie. One quote also has the ability to make a movie more well-known or famous than it would have been otherwise. That’s how powerful they are. Yet, not all quotes are as recognizable as others and they are sometimes forgotten. So, test your memory and knowledge of film to see if you can decipher which movie these quotes come from.

What war movie was this classic quote from?

  • Gladiator
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Apocalypse Now was a 1979 Vietnam War film directed, produced, and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola. It was also based on Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness.

What gangster film is this from?

  • Scarface
  • Goodfellas
  • Casino
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a New York crime family and shows the transition of Pacino’s character from a hesitant man into a mafia boss.  

In what movie does the protagonist ask this to himself in the mirror?

  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Departed
  • Mean Streets
  • Taxi Driver
  • Taxi Driver is a neo-noir film starring Robert DeNiro as a war veteran that battles his insomnia by driving a taxi around New York. The film was even considered “culturally, historically, and aesthetically” significant to the US Library of Congress.  

What 1990s drama made this quote popular?

  • Avatar
  • Forest Gump
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Titanic
  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s character (Jack Dawson) yells this when he is standing on the railings at the front of the Titanic as the ship first sets sail onto the ocean.  

In what movie does a teacher tell this to their students?

  • Remember the Titans
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Dead Poets Society was an American drama film that is about an English teacher that tries to inspire his young male students through his teaching of poetry.  

A creature repeatedly says this in which movie?

  • The Golden Compass
  • Harry Potter
  • Aragon
  • Lord of the Rings
  • In Lord of the Rings, the creature Gollum continuously mutters this to himself when referencing the ring of power which had driven him mad with desire for it.  

In what movie does a warrior yell this before running into battle?

  • Gladiator
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The Patriot
  • Braveheart
  • Braveheart is about William Wallace in late13th century Scotland who led the First War of Scottish Independence against Edward I of England. The film went on to win five Academy Awards including Best Picture.  

In what movie is this threat said?

  • The Transporter
  • 3 Days to Kill
  • Darkman
  • Taken
  • Taken was released in 2008 and was an action thriller starring Liam Neeson. The film follows Neeson’s character as he tracks down his daughter that was taken by Albanian sex traffickers.  

This quote was yelled in which 1960 drama?

  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • The French Connection
  • Tom Jones
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The scene when Dustin Hoffman yells this at a cab wasn’t in the script. They had to shoot the scene in the busy streets of New York because they didn’t have a big enough budget to close a street off.  

Which Quentin Tarantino movie talks about a Royale with cheese?

  • Jackie Brown
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • True Romance
  • Pulp Fiction
  • In Pulp Fiction, John Travolta’s character tells Samuel L. Jackson about his time spent in France and that they call a hamburger from McDonald’s a royale with cheese which became a staple for the movie.  

In what movie does a character scream this?

  • Underworld
  • Dracula
  • Robocop
  • Frankenstein
  • Henry Frankenstein yells this in the 1931 film Frankenstein when his creation is beginning to move and come to life. He’s excited because he now knows what it’s like to be a god.

In what gangster film does this nerve-racking scene take place?

  • American Gangster
  • Public Enemies
  • Scarface
  • Goodfellas
  • Joe Pesci’s character says this when all of his friends are laughing at his joke and he gets serious out of nowhere. This is one of the most memorable scenes in the film because everybody is on edge including the audience.  

Which 1990s movie had this classic quote?

  • Jurassic Park
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Aladdin
  • Terminator 2
  • Terminator 2 Judgment Day was released in 1991 and won four Academy Awards. In the Spanish-language version “Sayonara baby” was used because “Hasta la vista” didn’t make sense.  

Which horror movie is this quote from?

  • Seven
  • Halloween
  • Psycho
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Anthony Hopkins only had a total of 16 minutes of onscreen time during The Silence of the Lambs, yet still managed to win the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance. The shortest performance ever to do so.  

What classic movie is this from?

  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Rain Man
  • Forrest Gump
  • Although Forest Gump is the film that made this phrase popular, it comes from the real phrase “Handsome is as handsome does” which can be seen in Lord of the Rings and Billy Budd.

What movie is this quote from?

  • Superman
  • Men in Black
  • E.T. Extra Terrestrial
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future was released in 1985 starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly who travels back in time where he meets his teenage parents and try to repair the damage of the future.

In what movie does a character say this while usually holding a .44 magnum handgun?

  • Zodiac
  • Narc
  • Escape From Alcatraz
  • Dirty Harry
  • People who haven’t even seen Dirty Harry still tend to know this line. However, most people think that the quote is “do you feel lucky, punk?” but that’s never said once in the film.  

Mrs. Robinson is trying to seduce someone in what movie?

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Chinatown
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • The Graduate
  • The Graduate was released in 1967 and was based on the 1963 book by Charles Webb. Dustin Hoffman’s character is a recent college graduate and begins to have an affair with a woman but falls in love with her daughter.  

Which horror film made this line famous?

  • The Exorcist
  • Psycho
  • Scream
  • The Shining
  • In the film, all that was written in the script was for Jack Nicholson to break down the door, but Nicholson decided to throw a little flare in there. He improvised the line “Here’s Johnny” and it made it into the movie.

Which space film popularized this historical saying?

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Europa Report
  • Alien
  • Apollo 13
  • For this quote, Hollywood took some liberties and changed it to make it sound better. Originally, the astronaut said, “Houston we’ve had a problem”.

What 1970s film is this quote from?

  • Alien
  • Star Wars
  • Patton
  • Jaws
  • Released in 1975, Jaws was based on the book of the same name which was released in 1974. Although not always known, Jaws had an incredibly difficult production going way over budget and past schedule numerous times.  

A sly teenager said this in what movie?

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Caddyshack
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Ferris Bueller continuously “breaks the fourth wall” in the film by directly talking to the camera. He says this to the audience in one of the last sequences of the film.

Which prison movie does this quote come from?

  • Escape From Alcatraz
  • The Green Mile
  • American History X
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Director Frank Darabont purchased the story from Steven King in 1987 and wrote the script in eight weeks. The film attracted stars for leading roles such as Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, and Tom Cruise.  

Which romantic comedy is this quote from?

  • Vanilla Sky
  • Elizabethtown
  • Almost Famous
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Jerry McGuire did surprisingly well both financially and from critics. It was nominated for five Academy Awards and three Golden Globes. It also made more than $235 million worldwide opposed to its $50 million budget.  

Which superhero movie does this come from?

  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • Man of Steel
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Night Rises
  • The Dark Night Rises was released in 2012 and received positive reviews. It was declared as the best movie of 2012 by many and was the fifth highest grossing superhero movie of all time.  

Which comedy film did this line come out of?

  • Top Gun
  • Caddyshack
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Airplane
  • Airplane is a parody of the disaster film genre filled with slapstick comedy, obvious puns, and simply over-the-top humor. Since its release, the film has become a cult comedy film and was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.

In which movie about college did everyone start chanting this?

  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Old School
  • Road Trip
  • Animal House
  • Animal House was made by the creators of National Lampoon and was their first shot at filmmaking. Although it had mixed reviews, it still remains as one of the most profitable movies in history bringing in $141 million on a $2.8 million budget.

Which movie about slavery in America is this quote from?

  • Django Unchained
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Lincoln
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 12 Years a Slave is an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir of Solomon Northup who was born a free African American but was kidnapped and sold into slavery for 12 years.

Which 1970’s sports film does this come from?

  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Bad News Bears
  • The Longest Yard
  • Rocky
  • Rocky was made on a mere $1 million dollar budget, yet managed to gross $225 million, making it the highest-grossing film of 1976. It also won three Oscars with one of them being Best Picture.

What spooky movie is this from?

  • The Exorcist
  • The Omen
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Poltergeist
  • Originally, Steven Spielberg had written and produced Poltergeist but he had a clause in his contract that said he couldn’t direct another movie while he was working on E.T., so the film was given to Tobe Hooper.  

Which rock and roll movie does this quote come from?

  • Almost Famous
  • School of Rock
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • This is Spinal Tap is a rock and roll music mockumentary. The film follows a fictional heavy metal group and makes fun of the wild behavior and lifestyle associated with rock bands on the road.  

This quote is in which 1990s comedy film?

  • Clerks
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Office Space
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Big Lebowski is based on the work of Raymond Chandler. Joel Coen noted that “We wanted to do a Chandler kind of story…how it moves episodic, and deals with the characters trying to unravel a mystery as well as having a hopelessly complex that the plot is unimportant.”

This line is from which 1960s comedy film?

  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Bucket Of Blood
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Dr. Strangelove is a political satire about the anxieties of the Cold War and nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States.  

A swashbuckler says this line in what movie?

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • A Knights Tale
  • Hook
  • The Princess Bride
  • Upon its original release in 1987, the film was well-received by critics but over time has developed into a cult classic mostly with the help of the Internet.  

Which movie about boyhood is this from?

  • Stand By Me
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Goonies
  • The Sandlot
  • The Sandlot was released in 1993 and tells the story of a group of boy baseball players during the summer of 1962. Although it had mixed reviews, for the most part, people agree that it is a light-hearted movie that has now become extremely popular.  

Which cult comedy is this line from?

  • Super Troopers
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Clerks
  • Office Space
  • After its original release, the film was not very successful at the box office and only grossed around $2 million. However, it sold well in home video and is now an established cult classic.  

This threat is made in which movie?

  • Blood Simple
  • The Departed
  • Kill Bill
  • Sudden Impact
  • Sudden Impact is the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series. This catchphrase by Clint Eastwood’s character was also the title that was used for the Italian version of the film except its translation means “come on, let me kill you”.  

This was said in which psychological thriller?

  • Zodiac
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Funny Games
  • Seven
  • Seven was released in 1995 in which Kevin Spacey’s character uses the seven deadly sins as a blueprint for his murders. The film was well-received and was the seventh-highest grossing film of the year.  

Which slasher movie is this from?

  • Halloween
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Scream
  • Psycho
  • Psycho is considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films and considered to be a work of cinematic art. It also helped to pave the way for the horror and slasher flicks in the future.

This one-liner was immortalized in which movie?

  • King Kong
  • Avatar
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park was so successful that it managed to create a science fiction media franchise. Universal Studios bought the original novel from Michael Crichton before it was even published in 1990.  
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