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(Topless Robot)   The ten most quotable films for geeks that aren't Star Wars films. Yeah, that's on here at #1, of course   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 291
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2012-06-01 11:49:08 PM

acad1228: [content8.flixster.com image 400x300]No love for "Raising Arizona"?


So many...

"Buford's the sly one."
"Son, you got a panty on your head."
Picks up phone again after slamming it down: "OR MY NAME AIN'T NATHAN ARIZONA!"
"I don't know, they're jammies! They got Yodas and shiat on them."
"Sometimes I get the menstrual cramps. Real bad."
"These blow up into funny shapes?" "Not unless you think round is funny."
"Guv'mint shore do take a bite, don't she?"
 
2012-06-01 11:52:35 PM
deliciousbass09.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-01 11:53:47 PM
How is Princess Bride only #7? Everyone quotes that movie all of the time.

/Inconceivable!
 
2012-06-01 11:55:30 PM

scottydoesntknow: bdub77: Your blog sucks. So does this list.

The Avengers? Fun movie, but quotable? F*ck that.

You MEWLING QUIM!

/There are plenty of quotable lines in the movie, but none are really stand-out
//Except that one, because it was so unexpected


Personally, I'm a fan of "I'm listening," and "He's adopted."
 
2012-06-01 11:59:57 PM

gunga galunga: Surely you can't be serious!


I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.
 
2012-06-02 12:10:49 AM

Tom_Slick: How can you mention Ghostbusters and not mention the greatest geek quote in the movie:

"Back off man I'm a scientist."


Naw, best line is "when someone asks if you're a god, you say YES!"
 
2012-06-02 12:16:20 AM
One of my missions in life is to see if I can turn any given Facebook status posting into a Princess Bride quotefest.
 
2012-06-02 12:27:45 AM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-02 12:30:03 AM
You can do what you want to us but I for one am not going to sit by and listen to you bad mouth the United States! Gentlemen!

t0.gstatic.com



/list fails without any reference to this movie
 
2012-06-02 12:39:54 AM

Harry_Seldon: This is my wife...

[kestas.kuliukas.com image 500x335]


Swell.
 
2012-06-02 12:41:57 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com
2.bp.blogspot.com

Most underrated quotable movie ever.
 
2012-06-02 12:51:12 AM
obviously these top 10 miss a lot of good things from 1999 beyond.
 
2012-06-02 12:59:33 AM
"Hasta la vista, baby," was a line in Jody Watley's "Looking For A New Love" four years before T2 came out.
 
2012-06-02 01:13:14 AM
this list can suck a fat baby's dick
 
2012-06-02 01:39:30 AM
Juuuuuuuust a bit outside

You trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?

This guy threw at his own kid in a father-son game.
 
2012-06-02 01:40:23 AM
images.wikia.com
Wait till they get a load of me.
 
2012-06-02 01:42:08 AM

Oldiron_79: No Blazing Saddles, Airplane, Blues Brothers, Office Space, Lebowski, and Princess bride is all the way back at 7?

[in best Vader voice] The emperor is most displeased with your lack of progress.


MayoBoy: I'm trying to use the phone!

It's in the basement of the Alamo

I pity the fool who don't eat my cereal

I don't need to see it, Dottie. I lived it

Tell them Large Marge sent ya


Thank you.
 
2012-06-02 01:47:15 AM

Trocadero: [images.wikia.com image 346x349]
Wait till they get a load of me.


This town needs an enema
Where does he get those wonderful toys?
 
2012-06-02 02:00:06 AM

Harry_Seldon: Trocadero: [images.wikia.com image 346x349]
Wait till they get a load of me.

This town needs an enema
Where does he get those wonderful toys?


We've got a flying mouse to kill, and I wanna clean my claws.
 
2012-06-02 02:27:43 AM
All of the "Holy Grail" haters have to understand the context in which many people were first introduced to the movie. Imagine if you will, a journey to the mid-eighties. You're maybe 10-14. You have a TV with an antenna--three channels. Maybe some basic cable. You may not have a VCR but you probably know someone within your circle of friends who has one. Nobody had heard of the internet. "Holy Grail" came out in 1975, so ten years later it was pretty much lost forever. Then you happen into one of your geeky friend's basements. They have this grainy VHS of a movie with chopped off limbs, a Holy Hand Grenade, attack bunny, the ol' staple of fun that is making fun of the French. Out of frickin' nowhere. You're used to seeing David Hartman on "Good Morning America" or the nightly news. This stuff is insane. It is so...freaking...funny.

Now, get off my lawn!
 
2012-06-02 02:49:19 AM
How about some great quotes from animated movies?

"Whoops! Ha! I guess the joke's on me. You're not Batman after all. Looks like there's a new face in Gotham and soon his name will be all over town... to say nothing of his legs, and feet, and spleen, and head..." (from what was until the Nolan films far and away the best Batman movie ever made. Any one minute from it was better than all four Burton and [especially] Schumacher films combined!)

"There are two kinds of metal in this yard: scrap and art. If you gotta eat one of them, eat the scrap. What you currently have − in your mouth! − is art!"
 
2012-06-02 02:53:57 AM

COMALite J: How about some great quotes from animated movies?


Flippin' your fins you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumpin', dancin'
Strollin' along down a
What's that word again? street

Up where they walk
 
2012-06-02 03:06:30 AM

wallywam1: All of the "Holy Grail" haters have to understand the context in which many people were first introduced to the movie. Imagine if you will, a journey to the mid-eighties. You're maybe 10-14. You have a TV with an antenna--three channels. Maybe some basic cable. You may not have a VCR but you probably know someone within your circle of friends who has one. Nobody had heard of the internet. "Holy Grail" came out in 1975, so ten years later it was pretty much lost forever. Then you happen into one of your geeky friend's basements. They have this grainy VHS of a movie with chopped off limbs, a Holy Hand Grenade, attack bunny, the ol' staple of fun that is making fun of the French. Out of frickin' nowhere. You're used to seeing David Hartman on "Good Morning America" or the nightly news. This stuff is insane. It is so...freaking...funny.

Now, get off my lawn!


Kids have no idea what things were like in the age before Instant Movie Gratification... prime example being "THOR"... when did that come out in theaters, May 4th? of this year? And it's already out on DVD, Blu-Ray and has been playing on the cable channels like EPIX for at least three weeks. Same with AVATAR... it was on the pay channels within months of its theater run, and was only held up because Cameron was such a nitpicky ass. It's on the basic cable channels (FX) now, and will be on the networks soon.

When movies came out in the late 70's and early 80's it would take YEARS for them to come out on VHS (@ $70.00 a pop), if they came out at all, and even longer to come out on cable. WarGames was released in 1983... i first saw it on Cinemax in 1989, and in video stores that summer (4:3 pan and scan VHS mono). Didn't get to see Holy Grail until 1987, also on Cinemax... first time I watched it in (2-channel) stereo too.

If you were fortunate you could get a friend who had another VCR (too expensive to own more than one) and rent the movie so you could get some RCA cables and make a copy... had to get past the MacroVision first (there were a number of ways to do that), and keep an eye on it while it ran. Or you could record it from cable, where it looked like sh*t but was still watchable.

Soon the the theater owners will just ask you if you want to put a blu-ray on the price of your movie ticket, then redeem it on the way out...
/shouts at clouds when leaving theater
 
2012-06-02 03:10:20 AM

COMALite J:
"There are two kinds of metal in this yard: scrap and art. If you gotta eat one of them, eat the scrap. What you currently have − in your mouth! − is art!"


"Welcome to Downtown Coolsville-Population, us."
 
2012-06-02 03:15:35 AM
Pretty good list, but I'd leave Conan and Terminator 2 off.
 
2012-06-02 03:15:42 AM
Jesus, it's all in the conviction for Bruce, isn't it?
 
2012-06-02 03:43:49 AM
There's a whole assload of people in here who apparently don't understand the concept of "for geeks."

I mean, there's some wiggle room here, but "When Harry Met Sally"? Really, Travis?
 
2012-06-02 04:17:33 AM

RexTalionis: As I grow older, I've come to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a really mediocre movie that's nowhere as funny as all the people who tediously quote lines from that movie back at me think it is.


Neither is "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane" anymore . . .but they were in their time. You can't view it now like you could then - too much since then has been influenced by it. If you showed a teen the movie "Airplane" today, they wouldn't be all that impressed, because they've seen "Scary Movie" and others do it. The cleverness and newness aren't there.
 
2012-06-02 04:24:31 AM

VoodooHillbilly: lerxst2112: Ok so I'm not on top of things when it comes to comics and such, but watching that Avengers clip I gotta ask. Has Dr. Banner always been able to turn into the Hulk as quickly as he did in that clip? Again, I don't know.

The short, minimal spoilers version: Banner usually struggles to prevent himself from becoming the Hulk, but that time he wanted to change.


That's what I was going to say as well. Additionally, he tells a story about how he once tried to put a bullet in his mouth and the hulk spit it out, which to me implies he can change almost instantaneously.
 
2012-06-02 04:49:53 AM

Schlock: VoodooHillbilly: lerxst2112: Ok so I'm not on top of things when it comes to comics and such, but watching that Avengers clip I gotta ask. Has Dr. Banner always been able to turn into the Hulk as quickly as he did in that clip? Again, I don't know.

The short, minimal spoilers version: Banner usually struggles to prevent himself from becoming the Hulk, but that time he wanted to change.

That's what I was going to say as well. Additionally, he tells a story about how he once tried to put a bullet in his mouth and the hulk spit it out, which to me implies he can change almost instantaneously.


That would also explain why he didn't seem the least bit worried about Black Widow being able to kill him. He seemed more concerned for her well being.
 
2012-06-02 05:34:33 AM
List pretty much fails.

I don't really find LOTR quotable, and let's see if anyone's still quoting The Avengers en masse in 10 years (I don't see it myself, and it felt like, since this is the new 'hot' movie, it needed acknowledgement).

I agree with Airplane, Better off Dead, This is Spinal Tap and The Big Lebowski. Fight Club, maybe (that might be stretching the "geek" characterization, though). Oh, and War Games. And Galaxy Quest. And the most egregiously missed of all: Real Genius.

Seriously, that's the movie that MADE me want to be an engineer.
 
2012-06-02 05:38:21 AM
And another thing:

"Never rub another man's rhubarb!"

"Jesus Marimba!"

And my personal favorite:

"Can somebody tell me what kind of world we live in, where a man dressed up as a BAT gets all of my press? This town needs and enema!"

Say what you will about the man's Joker or even that particular Batman movie, some of the lines WERE instant classics.
 
2012-06-02 05:49:46 AM
That was actually a pretty great list IMO
 
2012-06-02 05:52:06 AM
Withnail and I. That is all
 
2012-06-02 06:20:31 AM
Yeah, I don't see much about the LOTR movies that's quotable, that I hadn't read decades before in the books. Some were slightly butchered, as well.
 
2012-06-02 07:29:56 AM
Raising Arizona
Life of Brian
Big Lebowski
Oh Brother

3 Coen films. I've counted to ten.
Now stay out of the Woolworths.
 
2012-06-02 07:46:16 AM
No Shaun of the Dead? Shame, shame. That has tons of great moments/quotes...but maybe that's because it is one of the few movies I've seen sixty gazillion times.

/I don't think I could shoot me mum, me flatmate, and me girlfriend all in the same day
 
2012-06-02 07:52:22 AM

phalamir: Of course, taken as a whole, the Monty Python corpus is mostly dross. About 20% is just complete shiat, actively decreasing the good in the universe simply by its continued existence in media. About 50% is just not funny. About 15% would be funny, but they carry on way too long and/or beat the punchline into the ground. 10% is actually funny. And the final 5% is complete farking genius. The problem is that people decide that since the 5% is genius, it must mean all the rest is genius, and then defend the entire body of work like a 12yo girl defending Bieber, which creates the expected backlash. MP was funnier than most, the former members can be funnier than most now if they want, but most of what they did/do isn't - you just have to decide if the gems are worth the digging


Kudos to you, good sir for digging in an writing that. I don't bother anymore because these are the responses I get:

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: you die, you die and go to hell




/When there was no meat we ate frog
//when there was no frog we at crawdad
///when there was no crawdad to be found we ate sand
 
2012-06-02 07:58:05 AM
Look, I am very sorry. I don't know anything about any money laundering.
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2012-06-02 08:13:37 AM
"Did you know your name is an adverb?"
 
2012-06-02 08:18:45 AM
Captain Nathan Brittles:" Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness."

lavoixdu14e.blogspirit.com



"50% of the human race is middle men and they don't take kindly to being eliminated."

"Been a long time since Patience shot me and that was due to a perfectly legitimate conflict of interest. I got no grudge."

"Look, you got a little stabbed the other day. That's bound to make anyone a mite ornery. "

www.infinitydish.com
 
2012-06-02 09:00:13 AM
Anchorman
 
2012-06-02 09:55:48 AM

fusillade762: Oldiron_79: Blues Brothers

Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children!


Hey you, how much for your wife? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
 
2012-06-02 10:02:59 AM

This Face Left Blank: RexTalionis: As I grow older, I've come to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a really mediocre movie that's nowhere as funny as all the people who tediously quote lines from that movie back at me think it is.

Neither is "Blazing Saddles" or "Airplane" anymore . . .but they were in their time. You can't view it now like you could then - too much since then has been influenced by it. If you showed a teen the movie "Airplane" today, they wouldn't be all that impressed, because they've seen "Scary Movie" and others do it. The cleverness and newness aren't there.


Blazing Saddles has held up pretty well. I'll agree with you on Airplane, though.

"Where da white women at?"
 
2012-06-02 10:07:06 AM
Ok, fark it. Let's just assemble a better list. Here's mine:

1. Princess Bride
2. Office Space
3. Animal House
4. Ghostbusters
5. The Big Lebowski
6. Blazing Saddles
7. Monty Python's The Holy Grail
8. Dr. Strangelove
9. Big Trouble in Little China
10. Galaxy Quest

Beat that.
 
2012-06-02 10:07:28 AM

Another Government Employee: Blazing Saddles has held up pretty well. I'll agree with you on Airplane, though.


Airplane is still funny. It's not the movie's fault that its been copied so many times.
 
2012-06-02 10:12:42 AM
Aliens is missing from this list, so it's a fail. Lots of other great suggestions here but without Aliens they are missing huge parts of IT dialog. Nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-06-02 10:15:49 AM

broncoitis: Raising Arizona
Life of Brian
Big Lebowski
Oh Brother

3 Coen films. I've counted to ten.
Now stay out of the Woolworths.


"I am the pater familiis!"

"Gopher Everett?"

"The two of us were fixing to fornicate!"

"Do not seek the treasure!"

Coen brothers movies are excellent with dialog.
 
2012-06-02 10:33:44 AM

scalpod: [www.posters555.com image 140x200]

Okay, not "for geeks" per se, but still imminently quotable.

"Of course you've got some good grillwork there to keep out the ozone. I gotta get this thing up to 95, uh, check out the fluorocarbon output."


I'm Dr. Rosenfetus.
 
2012-06-02 10:35:34 AM

scottydoesntknow: Mugato: "John, when the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."

Of course not. They can't eat anything due to the curse of the Black Pearl.

/You're right, that's a very quotable movie
//"Clever girl"


Also:
"No, I'm, I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way."
" God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs..." "Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth... "
 
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