Like re-reading books, I’ll watch movies over again, too. It doesn’t matter that I already know what will happen–that’s the draw. Whether revisiting a thrilling plot or settling in with favorite characters, the point is knowing I’m going to enjoy the show. I find myself anticipating the climatic scene, and being wowed all over again at it’s power.
Last night we re-watched A Few Good Men. Although I’m not much of a Tom Cruise fan, I adore Jack Nicholson and he’s unparalleled in that courtroom scene where he shouts, “You can’t handle the truth!” So that got me thinking of other great scenes/lines from movies. And it was a short trip from their to putting a post together for you all to guess the movie that the following classic lines came from. Ready?
“I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack.”
“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”
“I’ll have what she’s having.”
“You had me at hello.”
“Sometimes I wonder…will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? And then I look around and I realize…God left this place a long time ago.”
“Snap out of it!”
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
“What we have here is (a) failure to communicate.”
“I love the smell of napalm in the mornings.”
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. . .Aren’t you?”
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?” Just put your lips together and blow.”
“I’d love to kiss you but I just washed my hair.”
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
“If you build it, he will come.”
“There’s no crying in baseball!”
“Is it safe?”
“Stella! Hey, Stella!”
“They call me Mister Tibbs.”
“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender.”
“I see dead people.”
Well, how’d you do? Are any of these lines from your favorite movies? Or do you have favorites or your own to share with us?