Since the advent of Netflix and other streaming services, it may be easy to believe people have traded their nights out at the movies for evenings chilling on the couch. But for over a century, movies have become a stronghold in American culture: In 2016, 71 percent of Americans and Canadians went to the movies at least once, up 2 percent from the year before. Even next to Netflix, there’s still plenty of room in our hearts for a trip to the movies.
While many of the films made in the past hundred years have been forgettable flops, others have become so memorable that their lines can pop up in our everyday lives. These top 70 famous movie quotes are a part of our language as we know it.
To find out which movies are quoted (or misquoted) most often, we surveyed 500 people – movie buffs and casual watchers alike. Which of these movie scripts have left the deepest marks in our memories and resonate most with each generation? Read on to see if your favorite movies and quotes made the list.