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2012-06-01 03:52:34 PM  
I say we take off and nuke Topless Robot from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-06-01 03:53:21 PM  
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.
 
2012-06-01 03:53:29 PM  
I haven't seen Avengers yet, but "Hulk smash" and "Shawarma" doesn't make it a top ten quotable movie. Unless you count Fark headlines.
 
2012-06-01 04:02:11 PM  
List fails without Office Space. Guess they didnt get the memo.
 
2012-06-01 04:17:01 PM  
Your blog sucks. So does this list.

The Avengers? Fun movie, but quotable? F*ck that.
 
2012-06-01 04:17:05 PM  
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
 
2012-06-01 04:38:06 PM  
Monty Python, Princess Bride and Star Wars are the top 3.

Everything else comes after them.

/least that is how it should be
 
2012-06-01 04:42:07 PM  
I quote Ghostbusters a lot.

Listen. *dramatic pause* Did you smell something?
 
2012-06-01 04:42:23 PM  
Missing from list:

www.founditemclothing.com

"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"
 
2012-06-01 04:43:11 PM  
List COMPLETELY fails without Lebowski, (Although, it is debatable if that is a "geek" film, it is still quite often quoted by geeks. Any movie that makes cameos on Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony has got to have some serious geek cred) Office Space, and last but CERTAINLY not least...

billwardwriter.com
 
2012-06-01 04:43:38 PM  

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
 
2012-06-01 04:45:17 PM  
Assuming an equal amount of time being released, which do YOU think has been said more:

When asked "What is best in life?" To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

or "I know Kung Fu"

"There is no spoon" (Every DAMNED time someone mentions silverware, its "SPOOON!... then "There is no spoon"
 
2012-06-01 04:52:56 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Assuming an equal amount of time being released, which do YOU think has been said more:

When asked "What is best in life?" To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

or "I know Kung Fu"

"There is no spoon" (Every DAMNED time someone mentions silverware, its "SPOOON!... then "There is no spoon"


Heh, when that movie came out I had a bad habit of saying "DODGE THIS" whenever I snuck behind/next to someone on Counter-Strike. Made it even better if I was using the Desert Eagle.
 
2012-06-01 05:07:17 PM  

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.


I never understood what the hell was so funny about it myself.
 
2012-06-01 05:09:15 PM  
list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest
 
2012-06-01 05:11:44 PM  

ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest


Alan Rickman in character at some electronics show opening...

"By Grabthar's Hammer...(he just wants to farking die)....what a savings".
 
2012-06-01 05:17:22 PM  
Why so serious?
 
2012-06-01 05:18:31 PM  
I think Jurassic Park is overlooked. Jeff Goldblum connected the audience to all the dino-FX.

"You do plan to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour? Hello?"

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

*barely gets away from T-Rex*

"You think they'll have that on the tour?"
 
2012-06-01 05:19:28 PM  

Mugato: ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest

Alan Rickman in character at some electronics show opening...

"By Grabthar's Hammer...(he just wants to farking die)....what a savings".


"It turned inside out...and exploded."
 
2012-06-01 05:24:42 PM  

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"
 
2012-06-01 05:45:23 PM  
I don't know if the Big Lewbowski or Boogie Nights are for 'geeks', but they are chalk full of great lines.
 
2012-06-01 05:48:59 PM  
Where the white women at?
 
2012-06-01 05:50:12 PM  
How can you mention Ghostbusters and not mention the greatest geek quote in the movie:

"Back off man I'm a scientist."
 
2012-06-01 05:50:24 PM  
"Leeloo Dallas... Mutlipass"
 
2012-06-01 05:51:18 PM  
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.
 
2012-06-01 05:54:25 PM  

quickdraw: List fails without Office Space. Guess they didnt get the memo.


And Better Off Dead. "That's a damn shame, people be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that." And so on.

Or all Mel Brooks movies...
 
2012-06-01 05:54:33 PM  
My friends and I quote MST3K riffs a lot... They should make it on these lists, just once.
 
2012-06-01 05:55:10 PM  
See you at the party, Richter.
 
2012-06-01 05:55:11 PM  
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.
 
2012-06-01 05:57:29 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: My friends and I quote MST3K riffs a lot... They should make it on these lists, just once.


True, even the newer stuff, I can't see Billy Zane in any movie with out wanting to say "The Zane Train has Arrived Ladies."
 
2012-06-01 05:57:30 PM  
No Caddyshack?

How about...you know...a little somethin' for the effort?
 
2012-06-01 05:58:24 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: My friends and I quote MST3K riffs a lot... They should make it on these lists, just once.


Castleton?
 
2012-06-01 05:59:03 PM  

Shadow Blasko: List COMPLETELY fails without Lebowski, (Although, it is debatable if that is a "geek" film, it is still quite often quoted by geeks. Any movie that makes cameos on Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony has got to have some serious geek cred) Office Space, and last but CERTAINLY not least...

[billwardwriter.com image 640x383]


Anyone tell me what he linked in that photo? Don't know it, but if it's equitable to Office Space, Lebowski, etc...

Also: I hate, loath, despise, abhor, and generally wish to muder the Monty Python movies. They're mediocre at best, and having people shiat themselves to quote them non-stop for 10 years at me just rapes the funny right out.

Love the shows, can't stand the movies.
 
2012-06-01 06:01:50 PM  

Tom_Slick: ThatBillmanGuy: My friends and I quote MST3K riffs a lot... They should make it on these lists, just once.

True, even the newer stuff, I can't see Billy Zane in any movie with out wanting to say "The Zane Train has Arrived Ladies."


Joe Don Baker... face number four.
 
2012-06-01 06:02:02 PM  
"Hey, Killian! Here's Sub-Zero! Now... plain zero!"
 
2012-06-01 06:02:09 PM  
Casablanca. That script is one memorable line after another, non-stop. And that's true whether you're a geek or not.
 
2012-06-01 06:02:32 PM  
"You're tearing me apart topless robot!"
 
2012-06-01 06:02:43 PM  
Back where I come from the Italians would call this skilled labor
 
2012-06-01 06:03:23 PM  

quickdraw: List fails without Office Space. Guess they didnt get the memo.


"I told those fudgepackers that I liked Michael Bolton's music"

"Oh that's not right, Michael."
 
2012-06-01 06:03:26 PM  
I was surprised the Big Lebowski wasn't on there.

Also: The Jerk
 
2012-06-01 06:04:22 PM  
Decent list. I'd add Highlander to those listed above here..and Jaws.
 
2012-06-01 06:05:39 PM  
Big gulps huh..well ...see ya!
 
2012-06-01 06:06:15 PM  
The best movie for one liners always has been and always will be Commando.
 
2012-06-01 06:06:18 PM  
Meh. This list is sorely lacking and not even Army of Darkness can save it :-(
 
2012-06-01 06:07:06 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: The best movie for one liners always has been and always will be Commando.


maybe the list just needs to let off some steam
 
2012-06-01 06:07:10 PM  

I_C_Weener: Decent list. I'd add Highlander to those listed above here..and Jaws.


Last words from Jaws,

"I used to hate the water."

"Heh, I can't imagine why."
 
2012-06-01 06:07:18 PM  

kroonermanblack: Shadow Blasko: List COMPLETELY fails without Lebowski, (Although, it is debatable if that is a "geek" film, it is still quite often quoted by geeks. Any movie that makes cameos on Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony has got to have some serious geek cred) Office Space, and last but CERTAINLY not least...

[billwardwriter.com image 640x383]

Anyone tell me what he linked in that photo? Don't know it, but if it's equitable to Office Space, Lebowski, etc...

Also: I hate, loath, despise, abhor, and generally wish to muder the Monty Python movies. They're mediocre at best, and having people shiat themselves to quote them non-stop for 10 years at me just rapes the funny right out.

Love the shows, can't stand the movies.


Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).
 
2012-06-01 06:07:19 PM  

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.


pretty much this. Hell, maybe it was because I heard the whole movie quoted verbatim by dozens of different people, but I never saw what the big deal was with the movie. I would pay to never ever hear another person quoting Holy Grail.
 
2012-06-01 06:08:00 PM  

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.


It's extremely silly. It's not the only type of humor I like, but it's one of my favorites. I'm glad they used my favorite scene for the clip. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. I mean, if I went round sayin I was emperor simply because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away.

And fist bumps for Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, and the best movie to ever grace a silver screen: Princess Bride.

Oh and no Back to the Future? Geez, Doc!
 
2012-06-01 06:08:40 PM  
"Fox farked it over by airing episodes out of order. It will come back!" - Firefly.
 
2012-06-01 06:09:27 PM  

kroonermanblack: Anyone tell me what he linked in that photo? Don't know it, but if it's equitable to Office Space, Lebowski, etc...


It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.
 
2012-06-01 06:12:06 PM  

Trafficguy2000: Big gulps huh..well ...see ya later!


I said that to three college kids at 7-Eleven last weekend. They looked at me like I was crazy.
 
2012-06-01 06:12:59 PM  
This list sucks donkey balls.

/ Not even a 'waffer-thin mint' could help it.
 
2012-06-01 06:13:14 PM  
For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, quoting movies is rarely a good replacement for wit. Especially you guys quoting Monty Python. The world hates you.
 
2012-06-01 06:13:18 PM  
I'm sorry, but you can't really include major blockbusters in a "geek" list. Star Wars is now no more geeky than Indiana Jones is. You can't include Lord of the Rings. Even my MOM understands the references to it. Geek is a counterculture, not culture itself. Lesser-known movies like Highlander and Army of Darkness are fine. But stuff even our retired parents watch in the theater? No, I don't think.

*pushes glasses up nose*
 
2012-06-01 06:14:40 PM  
Another good one from 16 candles

Jeez mom I m wearin my headgear

or weird science
YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE COMBING YOUR HAIR

that was one in college we always yelled when a roommate was in the bathroom too long
 
2012-06-01 06:14:40 PM  

swahnhennessy: For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, quoting movies is rarely a good replacement for wit. Especially you guys quoting Monty Python. The world hates you.


Wit is a poor substitute for drunken belligerance
 
2012-06-01 06:14:42 PM  
Pretty sure the author wrote that list just so he could include Avengers in something.

Other notables:

'Welcome to Earf."

"Would. You. Like. To. Play. A. Game?'

'Some mother-effers are always tryin it ice skate up hill.'
 
2012-06-01 06:14:45 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Trafficguy2000: Big gulps huh..well ...see ya later!

I said that to three college kids at 7-Eleven last weekend. They looked at me like I was crazy.


If you left out the "all right" they probably had no idea what you were talking about.
 
2012-06-01 06:14:58 PM  
A very underrated movie on quotability is Hoffa
 
2012-06-01 06:16:00 PM  
Conan: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

Genghis Khan: "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."
 
2012-06-01 06:16:04 PM  
Oh, come on...

List fails with out: "E.T.....phone home..."
 
2012-06-01 06:17:14 PM  
If Star Wars quotes dies, Star Wars quotes dies
I must break Star Wars quotes

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn about Star Wars films.

Don't concentrate on Star Wars films or you will miss all that heavenly glory
 
2012-06-01 06:17:20 PM  
Commando.
 
2012-06-01 06:18:08 PM  

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.


you'll find this true with a lot of movies that were blown up in your youth.

/know what else sucks? 3 stooges.
//serious.
 
2012-06-01 06:18:13 PM  
poonesfarm Smartest
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2012-06-01 06:14:45 PM


farkingismybusiness: Trafficguy2000: Big gulps huh..well ...see ya later!

I said that to three college kids at 7-Eleven last weekend. They looked at me like I was crazy.

If you left out the "all right" they probably had no idea what you were talking about.


sorry working off of drunk memory here and not imdb, you are correct sir!
 
2012-06-01 06:18:51 PM  
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
 
2012-06-01 06:19:19 PM  
List is FULL of fail.

Airplane?
Caddyshack?
Animal House?

Except for list's #1 and #7, I think I'd have a whole new list.

Quotable movie and no Airplane? FAIL!
 
2012-06-01 06:19:57 PM  

swahnhennessy: For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, quoting movies is rarely a good replacement for wit. Especially you guys quoting Monty Python. The world hates you.


Ah, no they don't. You do not equal THE WORLD! People quote movies all the time. Otherwise, there wouldn't be this thread. It's a matter of connecting through something we have in common, almost like an inside joke to everyone who's seen the movie. No one ever said it should substitute for actual wit.

And really, your criticism of other people who like things you don't wasn't very witty.
 
2012-06-01 06:20:02 PM  
What do you get when you cross an owl with a bungee cord?

My ass!

/so sorry
//Enough!
 
2012-06-01 06:20:41 PM  

rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.


Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?
 
2012-06-01 06:20:53 PM  
Just look at the face: it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who's lost a bet.
 
2012-06-01 06:20:58 PM  

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.


and you all fail for not mentioning bladerunner although I like the other movies you mentioned
 
2012-06-01 06:21:29 PM  

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.


FeedTheCollapse: 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.

pretty much this. Hell, maybe it was because I heard the whole movie quoted verbatim by dozens of different people, but I never saw what the big deal was with the movie. I would pay to never ever hear another person quoting Holy Grail.


swahnhennessy: For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, quoting movies is rarely a good replacement for wit. Especially you guys quoting Monty Python. The world hates you.


Just for that, I've quoted AND posted a pic from Holy Grail in the politics tab in the nuns thread.
 
2012-06-01 06:22:34 PM  

Shadow Blasko: List COMPLETELY fails without Lebowski, (Although, it is debatable if that is a "geek" film, it is still quite often quoted by geeks. Any movie that makes cameos on Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony has got to have some serious geek cred) Office Space, and last but CERTAINLY not least...

[billwardwriter.com image 640x383]


You have a point there.
 
2012-06-01 06:24:59 PM  

Wadded Beef: No Caddyshack?

How about...you know...a little somethin' for the effort?



Caddyshack is a highly quotable sports movie. We're talking geek movies.


Though having a movie that hasn't been out a month yet makes the whole list highly suspect.
 
2012-06-01 06:25:01 PM  

Happy Hours: 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.

and you all fail for not mentioning bladerunner although I like the other movies you mentioned


Wake up! Time to die!
 
2012-06-01 06:25:04 PM  

ManateeGag: Mugato: ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest

Alan Rickman in character at some electronics show opening...

"By Grabthar's Hammer...(he just wants to farking die)....what a savings".

"It turned inside out...and exploded."


Galaxy Quest is probably the most underrated geek film of all time. It's also highly quotable. Hell, I probably quote Galaxy Quest more than any other film. Especially when playing FPS-es: "You dropped your gun" right after someone drops something out of inventory, or when I'm standing over a corpse.
 
2012-06-01 06:26:34 PM  

INeedAName: "Would. You. Like. To. Play. A. Game?'


I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it would help.
 
2012-06-01 06:27:20 PM  

aurorous: Though having a movie that hasn't been out a month yet makes the whole list highly suspect.


Agreed. Nothing in that seems particularly quotable, although I did enjoy the witty banter.
 
2012-06-01 06:27:42 PM  
no caddyshack = fail.
 
2012-06-01 06:28:07 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Galaxy Quest is probably the most underrated geek film of all time. It's also highly quotable. Hell, I probably quote Galaxy Quest more than any other film. Especially when playing FPS-es: "You dropped your gun" right after someone drops something out of inventory, or when I'm standing over a corpse.


"Can you construct a rudimentary lathe?"

/only thing I can stand Tim Allen in
 
2012-06-01 06:28:37 PM  
There's actually people who don't like the Monty Python movies?

I mean, I can understand that there's some people who like different things than me, but that...I'm not sure I can wrap my head around.

I can understand if you just think they're over-quoted (especially Holy Grail), or even over-rated (especially Holy Grail), but just plain out not thinking they're funny? Nope, I don't get it.

/ Even Life of Brian? Comon, that shiat is gold just about straight through
 
2012-06-01 06:31:35 PM  

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!
 
2012-06-01 06:32:11 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-01 06:32:13 PM  
The ten most quotable films for geeks that aren't Star Wars films. Yeah, that's on here at #1, of course

Well, that's like your opinion man.
 
2012-06-01 06:35:06 PM  

Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?


My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.
 
2012-06-01 06:35:15 PM  
The article states that a "geek movie" is defined by it's sci-fi/fantasy elements, so only films with such elements were listed. A lot of the movies being tossed around in this thread are very not scifi/fantasy, though it's a mistake to claim that a "geek movie" is only one that involves that sort of thing.

Which isn't to say that they got it right anyway... The Avengers? Seriously?
 
2012-06-01 06:35:22 PM  

GonzoNihilist: Well, that's like your opinion man.


This needs to stop as well; or at least move onto another quote.
 
2012-06-01 06:36:00 PM  
xroads.virginia.edu

What's your opinion, Marvin?
 
2012-06-01 06:36:35 PM  
Ahem....

content.internetvideoarchive.com
 
2012-06-01 06:37:09 PM  

GonzoNihilist: The ten most quotable films for geeks that aren't Star Wars films. Yeah, that's on here at #1, of course

Well, that's like your opinion man.


Donny, "Is GonzoNihilist gonna hurt us Walter?"

Walter, "They won't hut us Donny. That man is a coward."
 
2012-06-01 06:43:53 PM  
"Don't you know that eatting that stuff can give you really large breasts?...Oh my god, I'm too late!"

"Can you hammer a six inch spike through a board with your penis?"
"ummm. No."
"A girl's gotta have her standards"

"I noticed that you stopped stuttering"
"Iv'e been giving myself shock treatments"
"Up the voltage"
 
2012-06-01 06:43:54 PM  

Abner Doon: There's actually people who don't like the Monty Python movies?

I mean, I can understand that there's some people who like different things than me, but that...I'm not sure I can wrap my head around.

I can understand if you just think they're over-quoted (especially Holy Grail), or even over-rated (especially Holy Grail), but just plain out not thinking they're funny? Nope, I don't get it.

/ Even Life of Brian? Comon, that shiat is gold just about straight through


To me the Monty Python movies are just kinda funny. They'll get the occasional grin or chuckle, but the random silliness they have is kind of off putting to me. Some of the funny in those movies come from absolutely nowhere and it's get's a "WTF? Did that rabbit just rip out that dude's neck? That's just stupid." Or "A shrubbery? Really? Who comes up with this shiat"" Now shiat like "It's just a flesh wound!" is funny because dude's been getting limbs hacked off. Monty Python is very hit or miss for me.

Now Mel Brooks movies on the other hand. If you don't find Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc, funny there's just something wrong with you. Those are jokes that play on a number of things, but they rarely come from out of nowhere, and usually aren't random.
 
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2012-06-01 06:45:48 PM  

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!


We have both kinds. Country AND Western

Do you have a miss piggy?

It's been a while since I've seen Holy Grail. How bad is it for a smart 8 year old to watch? I know I'd have to skip over the spanking castle scene but other than that how is it?
 
2012-06-01 06:46:16 PM  
"Strange things are afoot at the Circle K"

Luckily, I do not live in an area with a Circle K because every time I pass one of those convenience stores I think of that quote.

/"Rufus"
//"Wyld Stallyns!!!"
 
2012-06-01 06:46:35 PM  
Okay, I can understand someone saying that it's too early to declare that The Avengers will be getting quoted 10 years from now, but saying that it's not quotable right now is just weird. The movie is damned quotable as evidenced by the fact that everyone is damned well quoting it ad nauseum. You might as well claim that the effects suck or that the cast is all a bunch of no-names.

There's a difference between disliking a movie and being delusional about a movie. This is the point where hype-backlash begins to parody itself.
 
2012-06-01 06:49:37 PM  

anrwlias: Okay, I can understand someone saying that it's too early to declare that The Avengers will be getting quoted 10 years from now, but saying that it's not quotable right now is just weird. The movie is damned quotable as evidenced by the fact that everyone is damned well quoting it ad nauseum. You might as well claim that the effects suck or that the cast is all a bunch of no-names.

There's a difference between disliking a movie and being delusional about a movie. This is the point where hype-backlash begins to parody itself.


Zip it, you mewling quim.
 
2012-06-01 06:50:05 PM  

quickdraw: List fails without Office Space. Guess they didnt get the memo.


Should have put the TPS report with it.

Link
 
2012-06-01 06:50:47 PM  

rickycal78: "WTF? Did that rabbit just rip out that dude's neck? That's just stupid."


While it may be stupid, it's funny because it's unexpected & absurd. The most cute cuddly little thing you ever did see and it's slashing warriors left & right. I love absurdity. It's why I'm on Fark so much.
 
2012-06-01 06:58:44 PM  

anrwlias: Okay, I can understand someone saying that it's too early to declare that The Avengers will be getting quoted 10 years from now, but saying that it's not quotable right now is just weird. The movie is damned quotable as evidenced by the fact that everyone is damned well quoting it ad nauseum. You might as well claim that the effects suck or that the cast is all a bunch of no-names.

There's a difference between disliking a movie and being delusional about a movie. This is the point where hype-backlash begins to parody itself.


I almost never see it quoted. I see the "mewling quim" every now and then, but that's it.

/"Is there air!?!? You don't know!"
//"I see you managed to get your shirt off."
 
2012-06-01 06:58:52 PM  

zez: 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!

We have both kinds. Country AND Western

Do you have a miss piggy?

It's been a while since I've seen Holy Grail. How bad is it for a smart 8 year old to watch? I know I'd have to skip over the spanking castle scene but other than that how is it?


Would you even have to skip that part? I would think that that would go right over the head of an 8 year old (of course I don't really spend any time with 8 year olds, but that'd be my impression).
 
2012-06-01 06:59:09 PM  

Di Atribe: rickycal78: "WTF? Did that rabbit just rip out that dude's neck? That's just stupid."

While it may be stupid, it's funny because it's unexpected & absurd. The most cute cuddly little thing you ever did see and it's slashing warriors left & right. I love absurdity. It's why I'm on Fark so much.


See for me personally, the unexpected and absurd is just that, unexpected and absurd. Maybe it just jars me too much to find the humor in it, but I just don't find that stuff all that funny.
 
2012-06-01 07:06:22 PM  

MayoBoy: Conan: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."

Genghis Khan: "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."


...holy god damned motherfarking shiat. You mean Conan might have been based on certain real life figures? STOP. THE. farkING. PRESSES.

Abner Doon: There's actually people who don't like the Monty Python movies?

I mean, I can understand that there's some people who like different things than me, but that...I'm not sure I can wrap my head around.

I can understand if you just think they're over-quoted (especially Holy Grail), or even over-rated (especially Holy Grail), but just plain out not thinking they're funny? Nope, I don't get it.

/ Even Life of Brian? Comon, that shiat is gold just about straight through


I like the bizarre comedy of the troupe, and I loved the show.

The movies are pure, unadulterated, bottle, concentrated, shiat. All of them have been about as funny as cervical cancer to me.

As others have said, it doesn't help that 'nerds' feel the need to whip out quotes from them every 30 seconds.

I get stabby when people start talking about sparrows and coconuts. I've stopped talking to people who insist on quoting the movies on the assumption that they simply have nothing to add to the great pool of humanity.
 
2012-06-01 07:08:19 PM  

rickycal78: Abner Doon: There's actually people who don't like the Monty Python movies?

I mean, I can understand that there's some people who like different things than me, but that...I'm not sure I can wrap my head around.

I can understand if you just think they're over-quoted (especially Holy Grail), or even over-rated (especially Holy Grail), but just plain out not thinking they're funny? Nope, I don't get it.

/ Even Life of Brian? Comon, that shiat is gold just about straight through

To me the Monty Python movies are just kinda funny. They'll get the occasional grin or chuckle, but the random silliness they have is kind of off putting to me. Some of the funny in those movies come from absolutely nowhere and it's get's a "WTF? Did that rabbit just rip out that dude's neck? That's just stupid." Or "A shrubbery? Really? Who comes up with this shiat"" Now shiat like "It's just a flesh wound!" is funny because dude's been getting limbs hacked off. Monty Python is very hit or miss for me.


I guess I can see that, you do have to like absurdist comedy to really love the movies I'd say. I think what really boggled my mind was the guy upthread who likes Flying Circus, but not the movies.

Now Mel Brooks movies on the other hand. If you don't find Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc, funny there's just something wrong with you. Those are jokes that play on a number of things, but they rarely come from out of nowhere, and usually aren't random.

Yeah, Blazing Saddles, I think that's right up there in my funniest movies ever category. I'd have a hard time picking between that and Life of Brian I think, nothing else comes to mind for the top spot.

YF I enjoyed immensely, less laugh-out-loud funny than the previous mentions, but highly amusing. I think I enjoy Spaceballs less than the average farker, but I certainly wouldn't say I didn't like it.
 
2012-06-01 07:14:38 PM  
No 2001 at all?
 
2012-06-01 07:15:13 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Casablanca. That script is one memorable line after another, non-stop. And that's true whether you're a geek or not.


This, that, and what he said. Anyone who makes a list of quotable english-language movies and doesn't have Casablanca at #1 is either an idiot or a troll, and likely both.

The last 20 minutes of Casablanca has more immediately recognizable immortal lines than most of the whole movies on that pitiful collection of slop someone called a list.
 
2012-06-01 07:18:09 PM  

ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest


Don't care about Galaxy Quest, the lack of Mel Brooks voids the list.
 
2012-06-01 07:18:25 PM  
Can't complain, there are some obvious choices that seem missing, like office space, but I'd say 8/10 all deserve a spot on there.

Avengers - To new.
Indiana Jones - It's got great scenes that have been mimicked or what not everywhere, but actually quotable? Negative.
 
2012-06-01 07:19:14 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Not a great movie, but I remember lines of dialogue and cadences years after seeing it still.

"Do not shed blood in the house of God!"
"Because it's dull, you twit; it'll hurt more"
 
2012-06-01 07:19:29 PM  
aka.media.entertainment.sky.com


FILLED with quotable lines

s1.hubimg.com


This one too
 
2012-06-01 07:19:31 PM  

Sybarite: I say we take off and nuke Topless Robot from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.


content8.flixster.com
This list is mostly ok... mostly.
 
2012-06-01 07:19:32 PM  

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.



Totally with you. Monty Python's entire body of work was essential to me when I was 14. But now... it's kinda hard to re-watch lots of it.


/I'm thinking that the first season of "Look Around You" has edged them out in my estimation...
 
2012-06-01 07:19:33 PM  

squeez cheez: quickdraw: List fails without Office Space. Guess they didnt get the memo.

And Better Off Dead. "That's a damn shame, people be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that." And so on.

Or all Mel Brooks movies...


Also, where is dodgeball?
 
2012-06-01 07:23:28 PM  
When Harry Met Sally
 
2012-06-01 07:23:49 PM  

kroonermanblack: holy god damned motherfarking shiat. You mean Conan might have been based on certain real life figures? STOP. THE. farkING. PRESSES.


The point - she evades you.
 
2012-06-01 07:24:40 PM  
That list only goes up to 10.
These lists go to 11.
 
2012-06-01 07:28:13 PM  
Sadly, the list fails to include this movie... probably a commie plot to sap...

www.american-buddha.com
 
2012-06-01 07:32:45 PM  
List Fails anytime it ends or begins with Monty Python.
 
2012-06-01 07:33:28 PM  

Mugato: 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.

I never understood what the hell was so funny about it myself.


Yes, but your taste in movies is shiat.
 
2012-06-01 07:39:45 PM  

Slives: Monty Python, Princess Bride and Star Wars are the top 3.

Everything else comes after them.

/least that is how it should be


Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, your opinion, man.
 
2012-06-01 07:43:34 PM  

Abner Doon: zez: 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!

We have both kinds. Country AND Western

Do you have a miss piggy?

It's been a while since I've seen Holy Grail. How bad is it for a smart 8 year old to watch? I know I'd have to skip over the spanking castle scene but other than that how is it?

Would you even have to skip that part? I would think that that would go right over the head of an 8 year old (of course I don't really spend any time with 8 year olds, but that'd be my impression).


"...and then the oral sex".

He may have a point.

8 years old, dude
 
2012-06-01 07:53:17 PM  
Another vote for Airplane!, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc.

But in regards to Topless Robot:

i199.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-01 08:03:30 PM  

SevenizGud: Quotable movie and no Airplane? FAIL!


Well, it's a completely different type of movie, altogether.
 
2012-06-01 08:05:09 PM  

Mugato: Mike Chewbacca: Galaxy Quest is probably the most underrated geek film of all time. It's also highly quotable. Hell, I probably quote Galaxy Quest more than any other film. Especially when playing FPS-es: "You dropped your gun" right after someone drops something out of inventory, or when I'm standing over a corpse.

"Can you construct a rudimentary lathe?"

/only thing I can stand Tim Allen in


I think it's because he seems to be playing himself, I think.

/or at least William Shatner.
 
2012-06-01 08:08:15 PM  

Eirik: Mugato: Mike Chewbacca: Galaxy Quest is probably the most underrated geek film of all time. It's also highly quotable. Hell, I probably quote Galaxy Quest more than any other film. Especially when playing FPS-es: "You dropped your gun" right after someone drops something out of inventory, or when I'm standing over a corpse.

"Can you construct a rudimentary lathe?"

/only thing I can stand Tim Allen in

I think it's because he seems to be playing himself, I think.

/or at least William Shatner.


My favorite part of that movie is I can kind of see Patrick Stewart in Doctor Lazarus. And I'm sure that's no accident.
 
2012-06-01 08:09:27 PM  

wiredroach: Missing from list:



"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"


Also in that direction: "Top Secret".
 
2012-06-01 08:10:10 PM  
No Full Metal Jacket? I finally got around to watching it for the first time, and I've seen almost all of it in bits and pieces in other places before.
 
2012-06-01 08:12:48 PM  

El Dudereno: wiredroach: Missing from list:



"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"

Also in that direction: "Top Secret".


A fantastic film! Wildly underated, done by the same guys who did Airplane, and IMHO, a slightly better movie. I run into an unbelievable number of people that love Airplane that have never seen this movie.
 
2012-06-01 08:14:11 PM  
Eirik: SevenizGud: Quotable movie and no Airplane? FAIL!

Well, it's a completely different type of movie, altogether.


Its a completely different kind of movie
 
2012-06-01 08:14:51 PM  
This list can lick my love pump.
 
2012-06-01 08:20:41 PM  
I've heard quotes you people wouldn't believe...
 
2012-06-01 08:21:40 PM  

Eirik: El Dudereno: wiredroach: Missing from list:



"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"

Also in that direction: "Top Secret".

A fantastic film! Wildly underated, done by the same guys who did Airplane, and IMHO, a slightly better movie. I run into an unbelievable number of people that love Airplane that have never seen this movie.


it took them two hours just to get the smile off his face.
 
2012-06-01 08:23:08 PM  

scalpod: I've heard quotes you people wouldn't believe...


images.sodahead.com


YOUR MOTHER IS A CANKEROUS WHORE

Hey remember when I called your mother a cankerous whore ? I'm sorry about that.
 
2012-06-01 08:23:47 PM  

NeoCortex42: Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?

My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.


"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

And this one always makes me chuckle:

BUCKAROO - "Look at this. What is it?"

PROF. HIKITA - "It's your hand, Buckaroo."
 
2012-06-01 08:24:14 PM  
I'd have put "Aliens" on that list, just for Hudson's whining alone.
 
2012-06-01 08:25:05 PM  
I must say, Dr. Hill, I'm VERY disappointed in you. You steal the secret of life and death, and here you are trysting with a bubble-headed coed. You're not even a second-rate scientist!
 
2012-06-01 08:28:37 PM  
Escape from NY/LA belongs on the list
 
2012-06-01 08:29:39 PM  
How am I the first?

www.movieposter.com
 
2012-06-01 08:35:17 PM  

braedan: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 640x437]


blogs.sfweekly.com
 
2012-06-01 08:37:21 PM  
"Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it's usually something unusual."
 
2012-06-01 08:39:44 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: How am I the first?

[www.movieposter.com image 350x509]


Liked the movie, but I can't think of a single quote from that movie. Though I did like the little comment about capes. Another quotable Star Trek movie would be IV. Another movie that should be on the list is Jurassic Park.
 
2012-06-01 08:40:03 PM  
anyone else notice Gimli smashes his axe on the One Ring? So the line 'And MY axe' should be 'my NEW axe' or "that other guy's axe'
 
2012-06-01 08:43:05 PM  
Everyone has already covered the glaring omission of Airplane!, so I'm just gonna point out that nobody has yet mentioned The Muppet Movie, and I am disappoint.
 
2012-06-01 08:43:10 PM  

tequilasundae: anyone else notice Gimli smashes his axe on the One Ring? So the line 'And MY axe' should be 'my NEW axe' or "that other guy's axe'


Regardless of the fact that Gimli is shown carrying like 3 or 4 axes, I still laughed. Well played sir.
 
Skr
2012-06-01 08:45:29 PM  
Okay that was a decent list. It had the few that immediately popped into my head.

\Aaaaaaassss
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\\wiiiiiiiisssssshh
 
2012-06-01 08:48:26 PM  

PsyLord: Mike Chewbacca: How am I the first?

[www.movieposter.com image 350x509]

Liked the movie, but I can't think of a single quote from that movie. Though I did like the little comment about capes. Another quotable Star Trek movie would be IV. Another movie that should be on the list is Jurassic Park.


"No capes!"
"Where. Is. My. Super. Suit."
"You got me monologuing!"
"That was the best vacation EVER!"
"WE'RE DEAD! WE'RE DEAD!"
 
2012-06-01 08:49:32 PM  

tequilasundae: anyone else notice Gimli smashes his axe on the One Ring? So the line 'And MY axe' should be 'my NEW axe' or "that other guy's axe'


Was it his axe he uses? I could have sworn he grabs somebody else's as he gets up. I could be wrong, though. Been a while since I watched it.
 
2012-06-01 08:50:34 PM  
Life of Brian is brilliant, Holy Grail's just silly. I love both, but Brian just has so much more going for it in the satire department. You can easily add in Meaning of Life, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, and And Now For Something Completely Different if you don't care about what sets Life of Brian apart from the others.

You need Evil Dead 2. This is my boom-stick. Groovy. Good, bad... I'm the one with gun.

Conan. What is the best in life? Do you want to live for ever? Grant me victory, or to hell with you!

Rain Man. Definitely Rain Man, definitely. Maybe not so much a 'geek' movie, though.

The Matrix. Woah. I know Kung Fu. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.
 
2012-06-01 08:50:55 PM  

Slives: Monty Python, Princess Bride and Star Wars are the top 3.

Everything else comes after them.

/least that is how it should be


Well, that's just...like...your opinion, man
 
2012-06-01 08:51:03 PM  
This should have been number one:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Nearly every minute is quotable and it's ultra-geeky.

Ah well, listmaker was not brought upon this world to get it!
 
2012-06-01 08:55:46 PM  
An article about quotable movies that doesn't mention Airplane!? Surely you can't be serious.
 
2012-06-01 08:57:40 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

Don't drive angry.
 
2012-06-01 08:58:12 PM  
Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this...and totally redeem yourself!

/and about a billion other lines
//We've landed on the Moon
 
2012-06-01 08:59:24 PM  

ZMugg: Abner Doon: zez: 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!

We have both kinds. Country AND Western

Do you have a miss piggy?

It's been a while since I've seen Holy Grail. How bad is it for a smart 8 year old to watch? I know I'd have to skip over the spanking castle scene but other than that how is it?

Would you even have to skip that part? I would think that that would go right over the head of an 8 year old (of course I don't really spend any time with 8 year olds, but that'd be my impression).

"...and then the oral sex".

He may have a point.

8 years old, dude


Hmm, well crap, I forgot that part.
 
2012-06-01 09:02:02 PM  

Stile4aly: An article about quotable movies that doesn't mention Airplane!? Surely you can't be serious.


Yeah, they really should have made this list at least 50 movies long. Us geeks have an unusually large storage space for things like this that enter into our lexicon.

Also, I give you this:

upload.wikimedia.org

I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.
 
2012-06-01 09:02:05 PM  

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.


To be fair, its decades old. Came out in 1975, the fact that it can still make lists and be funny compared to everything that came after it ....remains impressive.
 
2012-06-01 09:02:55 PM  
Totally with you. Monty Python's entire body of work was essential to me when I was 14. But now... it's kinda hard to re-watch lots of it.

you die, you die and go to hell
 
2012-06-01 09:12:48 PM  
How can you forget:

i88.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-01 09:17:25 PM  
my "real" friends know that the proper echoes to Ni are Ping and Nu-Wum



(nu-wum)
 
2012-06-01 09:20:36 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: How can you forget:

[i88.photobucket.com image 300x265]


As dated as that movie is I still enjoy it, but there aren't a whole lot of quotable lines from it.
 
2012-06-01 09:38:00 PM  
Put them in the iron maiden.

Iron Maiden? Excellent!

Execute them.

Bogus.

---

I'm on the brute squad.

You are the brute squad?

---

Don't I know you? I stole the baby from you, Daikini! While you were taking a peepee! .

----

That's just pillow talk, baby.

---

Nilbog! That's Goblin spelled backwards!
 
2012-06-01 09:38:25 PM  
For me, it's Fight Club, although that's chalked up there with some of the other quotable films as questionable in terms of geek cred.

"In the event of a dildo, it is the company policy to never use the indefinite article 'a dildo' rather than the definite article [looks at the narrator] 'your dildo'."
"I don't own a di--"
"Shhh."

"The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club."

"I want you to hit me as hard as you can."

"His name is Robert Paulson."

"He was the guerrilla terrorist of the food service industry. Apart from seasoning the lobster bisque, he farted on meringues, sneezed on braised endive, and as for the cream of mushroom soup..."
"Go on, tell 'im."
"You get the idea."

"It was beautiful. We were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them."
 
2012-06-01 09:52:55 PM  
RoboCop also has geek cred and a lot of quotable lines in it.

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"

"Dead or alive, you are coming with me."

"Drop your weapon. You have fifteen seconds to comply."
"I think you better do what he says, Mr. Kenny."
[Mr. Kenny drops the gun]
"[roars] You now have ten seconds to comply."

"Biatches, leave!"

"Somewhere, a crime is happening."

"Come quietly or there will be...trouble."
"Aw, fark you!"

"Your move, creep."
 
2012-06-01 10:00:27 PM  
My uncle thought he was St Jerome.
 
2012-06-01 10:02:18 PM  

Shadow Blasko: List COMPLETELY fails without Lebowski, (Although, it is debatable if that is a "geek" film, it is still quite often quoted by geeks. Any movie that makes cameos on Power Puff Girls and My Little Pony has got to have some serious geek cred) Office Space, and last but CERTAINLY not least...

[billwardwriter.com image 640x383]


Because no matter where you go, there you are.
 
2012-06-01 10:09:27 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: How can you forget:

[i88.photobucket.com image 300x265]


"I consider myself a nerd. And this movie has uplifted me."
 
2012-06-01 10:11:13 PM  
No blade runner?
 
2012-06-01 10:11:22 PM  

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.


Your heresy will not go over lightly in this thread. You might be subjected to some sort of inquisition.
 
2012-06-01 10:12:01 PM  
Also, no Dune?
 
2012-06-01 10:14:52 PM  

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

 
2012-06-01 10:15:00 PM  
This is my wife...

kestas.kuliukas.com
 
2012-06-01 10:20:08 PM  
www.posters555.com

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."
 
2012-06-01 10:22:08 PM  
Imminently as in, I'm about to quote Fletch...
 
2012-06-01 10:22:23 PM  
I'm sure WarGames has made the thread already, but I have to add a few more:


"He's intelligent, but an under-achiever; alienated from his parents; has few friends. Classic case for recruitment by the Soviets".

"Nature knows when to give up, David. "

"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? "

"Confidence is high. I repeat, confidence *is* high"
 
2012-06-01 10:25:11 PM  

Whatthefark: I'm sure WarGames has made the thread already, but I have to add a few more:


"He's intelligent, but an under-achiever; alienated from his parents; has few friends. Classic case for recruitment by the Soviets".

"Nature knows when to give up, David. "

"A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? "

"Confidence is high. I repeat, confidence *is* high"


If you're gonna list that you missed the best one:

"Mr. Potatohead! MR. POTATOHEAD! Back doors are NOT secrets."
 
2012-06-01 10:26:00 PM  
no Clerks?
 
2012-06-01 10:31:35 PM  

isamudyson: no Clerks?


37?
 
2012-06-01 10:32:40 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: 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.

pretty much this. Hell, maybe it was because I heard the whole movie quoted verbatim by dozens of different people, but I never saw what the big deal was with the movie. I would pay to never ever hear another person quoting Holy Grail.


Need my mailing address to send me a money order? Sorry, no checks.

"That's no ordinary rabbit!"
 
2012-06-01 10:32:44 PM  
177 posts & not a single Farker has mentioned Anchorman yet?!?

This puts me in a glass cage of emotion.
 
2012-06-01 10:33:24 PM  

isamudyson: no Clerks?


The wife and I are constantly quoting Kevin Smith movies at each other. Not a day goes by that "I'm not even supposed to be here today!" or a "All at once" kind of quote goes unheard.
 
2012-06-01 10:35:56 PM  

Toquinha: For me, it's Fight Club,


A friend of mine mathematically proved that every situation in life can be explained by a quote from either Fight Club or Pulp Fiction.
 
2012-06-01 10:37:17 PM  

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.
 
2012-06-01 10:37:35 PM  

Shadowknight: isamudyson: no Clerks?

The wife and I are constantly quoting Kevin Smith movies at each other. Not a day goes by that "I'm not even supposed to be here today!" or a "All at once" kind of quote goes unheard.



You mean "In a row?"
 
2012-06-01 10:38:40 PM  

Di Atribe: swahnhennessy: For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, quoting movies is rarely a good replacement for wit. Especially you guys quoting Monty Python. The world hates you.

Ah, no they don't. You do not equal THE WORLD! People quote movies all the time. Otherwise, there wouldn't be this thread. It's a matter of connecting through something we have in common, almost like an inside joke to everyone who's seen the movie. No one ever said it should substitute for actual wit.

And really, your criticism of other people who like things you don't wasn't very witty.


Though we've had our differences, I still heart you.
 
2012-06-01 10:39:16 PM  
shittymovienight.com

Is all out of bubblegum.
 
2012-06-01 10:40:23 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Toquinha: For me, it's Fight Club,

A friend of mine mathematically proved that every situation in life can be explained by a quote from either Fight Club or Pulp Fiction.


Any way you can get your hands on that proof and post it?
 
2012-06-01 10:45:00 PM  
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die."
 
2012-06-01 10:50:40 PM  

Di Atribe: 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.

It's extremely silly. It's not the only type of humor I like, but it's one of my favorites. I'm glad they used my favorite scene for the clip. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. I mean, if I went round sayin I was emperor simply because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away.



A lot of the stuff in Holy Grail is funny because of the way it skewers stuff from history, literature, and British culture - and they don't spoon-feed you a precis of what that is. Constitutional Peasants is mocking both communistic collectives of the time of the movie's creation and medieval communes, which did kick out the nobility and try to knock together rules for running themselves (with varying levels of success). Palin nattering on like that is funny because he's mocking the hyper-legalese of modern communes and the fark-you-ism of medieval communes. And the whole movie is like that. As a straight story, it is butt-fark retarded. Have a decent education and it is somewhat more hit than miss. Have a good education and you can watch it a couple score times and still find a new little nugget of humor - but even then, at least half of Grail isn't funny at all

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
 
2012-06-01 10:55:02 PM  

matthew_tray: 177 posts & not a single Farker has mentioned Anchorman yet?!?

This puts me in a glass cage of emotion.


I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.
 
2012-06-01 10:57:20 PM  

Starhawk: This should have been number one:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 331x241]

Nearly every minute is quotable and it's ultra-geeky.

Ah well, listmaker was not brought upon this world to get it!


agreed...
 
2012-06-01 11:00:20 PM  
Army of Darkness has one of my favorite quotes: "First you wanna kill me, now you wanna kiss me.....blow."
 
2012-06-01 11:00:21 PM  
content8.flixster.com

No love for "Raising Arizona"?

 
2012-06-01 11:10:12 PM  

Di Atribe: rickycal78: "WTF? Did that rabbit just rip out that dude's neck? That's just stupid."

While it may be stupid, it's funny because it's unexpected & absurd. The most cute cuddly little thing you ever did see and it's slashing warriors left & right. I love absurdity. It's why I'm on Fark so much.


lemon curry?
 
2012-06-01 11:11:41 PM  
Conan the Barbarian was a great movie. I don't think it was that quotable, though, aside from his answer to "What is best in life?"

One of my favorite quotable movies: Big Trouble In Little China.

When my friends and I were in college, it was Tombstone
 
2012-06-01 11:12:55 PM  
#2 should be #1, but the list is lacking.
 
2012-06-01 11:18:10 PM  
Take your flunkie and dangle.
 
2012-06-01 11:29:38 PM  
List fails without Aliens and Blade Runner.
 
2012-06-01 11:40:54 PM  
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
 
2012-06-01 11:43:50 PM  

SevenizGud: List is FULL of fail.

Airplane?
Caddyshack?
Animal House?

Except for list's #1 and #7, I think I'd have a whole new list.

Quotable movie and no Airplane? FAIL!


It's a lIst about the most quotable movies and Airplane is not on the list?
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Surely you can't be serious!
 
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... "
 
2012-06-02 11:01:03 AM  

wiredroach: Missing from list:

"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"


I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

/great movie
 
2012-06-02 11:07:07 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: The best movie for one liners always has been and always will be Commando Airplane.


FTFY

And, seriously, no love for Johnny Dangerously?

i.imgur.com

/you farging iceholes
 
2012-06-02 11:23:45 AM  

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


I'm OK, you're OK, that there's what it is!

See honey, I come from a long line of frontiersmen...
 
2012-06-02 11:59:37 AM  
"I was attacked by a coked up whore and a - a f**kin' crazy dentist!"

Just about everything Brad Pitt says in that movie is quotable as well.
 
2012-06-02 12:10:09 PM  

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.




I would disagree with both of those. Blazing Saddles has held up pretty well, though may be viewed in a different light due to its rather harsh treatment of racial issues and characterizations of homosexuals.

I would say Airplane works because it has completely transcended the movies it was mocking; to the point where it's not a requirement to see the original films. Granted, Airplane has been rather influential, but it's not its fault that the movies it influenced are generally terrible.
 
2012-06-02 12:14:01 PM  

fusillade762: NeoCortex42: Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?

My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.

"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

And this one always makes me chuckle:

BUCKAROO - "Look at this. What is it?"

PROF. HIKITA - "It's your hand, Buckaroo."


"Where are we going?" "PLANET TEN!" "When?" "REAL SOON!"

"History is-a made at night. Character is what you are in the dark."

"Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2?"
 
2012-06-02 12:49:20 PM  
Real Genius FTW.

But also Clerks -- "Buncha savages in this town" gets said at LEAST 10x a day now.
 
2012-06-02 12:51:47 PM  
cinemart-online.co.uk
You know, subby, usually when someone pulls shiat like that,my first reaction is to punch his farking lights out.

But you know what?

You're all right!
 
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2012-06-02 01:07:48 PM  

This Face Left Blank: 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.


I had my 8 year old (the one I'm thinking about introducing to Holy Grail) watch Airplane a few years ago and he thought it was great! He goes around all the time quoting lines from the movie now.
 
2012-06-02 01:27:15 PM  
No love for Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid?
 
2012-06-02 01:38:27 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: fusillade762: NeoCortex42: Uzzah: rickycal78: It's Buckaroo Bonzai. It's an ok flick but it hasn't aged terribly well.

Hey, hey hey. Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean.

Great quotes, but the movie's a little too cultish now. It used to be on HBO and whatnot fairly regularly, but it hardly shows up anywhere anymore, so a lot of people, even geeks, haven't the faintest idea about it. Thus, you don't hear quotes from it terribly often, and even when you do, you may not necessarily know that what you're hearing is a quote.

"Don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's to be mistaken for somebody else."

"I've been ionized, but I'm okay now."

/why is there a watermelon there?

My favorite: "No matter where you go, there you are." So philosophical.

"Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"

And this one always makes me chuckle:

BUCKAROO - "Look at this. What is it?"

PROF. HIKITA - "It's your hand, Buckaroo."

"Where are we going?" "PLANET TEN!" "When?" "REAL SOON!"

"History is-a made at night. Character is what you are in the dark."

"Which one was yes, go ahead and destroy Russia... or number 2?"


The deuce you say!
 
2012-06-02 02:11:19 PM  

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

"Back off man I'm a scientist."


I disagree. "They wouldn't touch us with a 10 meter cattle prod."
 
2012-06-02 02:14:04 PM  

fusillade762: "Laugh while you can, monkey boy!"


I named my company, Monkeyboy Consulting, after

"It's not my god-damned planet, understand monkey boy?".
 
2012-06-02 02:15:36 PM  
Oh my God Korben. Korben Oh my God!
-Ruby Rhod, 5th Element.

That gets said a lot in my house.
 
2012-06-02 02:26:30 PM  

logic523: 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.


1. Big Lebowski
2. Caddyshack
3. Office Space
4. Big Trouble In Little China
5. Raising Arizona
6. Princess Bride
7. Dr. Strangelove
8. Blazing Saddles
9. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
10. Airplane
11. The Kentucky Fried Movie (because it needs a spot on the list!)

That's my list of quotability. if it were 20 it would be easy to include tons more geek movies (Clerks, Slingblade, Goonies, Conan, etc.). of course, depending on the year and age of the geek the list shifts considerably.

never underestimate the cross-demographic of stoner's and nerds. they make for a better definition of geek, imo. stoner's and comic/dnd nerds? well that's just ... ooh, donuts and chocolate milk ... *omnomnomnom*
 
2012-06-02 02:36:53 PM  
btw, its a BS list to limit it to sci-fi/fant movies. geeks love awesomeness. and I can't believe i left off another holy grail of quotable movies - PULP FICTION! (but originally Reservoir Dogs before it stole the throne.) I'd have to put Pulp Fiction in a tie for #1 with Lebowski.

/for shame
//the memory aint what it used to be
 
2012-06-02 02:51:31 PM  

rickycal78: See for me personally, the unexpected and absurd is just that, unexpected and absurd. Maybe it just jars me too much to find the humor in it, but I just don't find that stuff all that funny.


And that's fine. If we all found the exact same things funny, what a boring, awful world this would be. My main point is that just because YOU (not you personally, the general you) don't find it funny, that doesn't mean that no one else should find it funny. Funny is subjective. It's not something you can divide into black & white. But you said "for me personally," so you appear to grasp that concept.

John Buck 41: Though we've had our differences, I still heart you.


You better. ;)


phalamir: Constitutional Peasants is mocking both communistic collectives of the time of the movie's creation and medieval communes, which did kick out the nobility and try to knock together rules for running themselves (with varying levels of success). Palin nattering on like that is funny because he's mocking the hyper-legalese of modern communes and the fark-you-ism of medieval communes.


Those things are genius because they are skewering multiple things at the same time. But to me, it was great because the peasant, who you assume is stupid just totally pwned the king on matters of "supreme executive power." Unexpected. BLOODY PEASANT

phalamir: 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.


I disagree, but that is my opinion. Again, humor is extremely subjective.
 
2012-06-02 03:07:49 PM  
Not really a geek movie, but there's tons of great quotable lines in A Few Good Men, many more than the obvious, i.e., "you can't handle the truth blahblahblah"
 
2012-06-02 04:16:42 PM  

Another Government Employee: 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?"


Reminds me of the time (I hope this is an urban legend and not a real incident) that some new fan of fantasy novels back in the 90s was recommended The Lord of the Rings as the next thing he should read, and he says, "No, thanks. I started to read that, and then realized what a shameless rip-off it is of The Sword of Shannarah."
 
2012-06-02 04:19:56 PM  

ManateeGag: list is an utter failure without Spaceballs (or any Mel Brooks movie for that matter) and Galaxy Quest


So true. Also, pick a Coen Bros movie. Any Coen movie and put it anywhere on your list. Major failing.
 
2012-06-02 05:19:03 PM  

phalamir: A lot of the stuff in Holy Grail is funny because of the way it skewers stuff from history, literature, and British culture - and they don't spoon-fee..... blah blah blah natter natter yada yada and so forth....an 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


The real sticking point for most is, cultural differences, which really should be obvious. England is way smaller than the USA, quite a few of the bits are very local jabs that are island-wide in-jokes. The whole country laughs/is irritated all at the same time, as opposed to us and our multiple time zones. And just to be nice, I won't link to TV Tropes entries about watching shows you hate, or hating shows you don't watch.
 
2012-06-02 05:46:06 PM  
You know... for the kids.
 
2012-06-02 06:27:52 PM  
No love for "Die Hard"?

"Yippee KI AY Motherfarkers!"

(probably spelled it wrong, probably don't care....)
 
2012-06-02 07:36:44 PM  
www.details.com

i847.photobucket.com

mos.totalfilm.com

www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-06-02 07:38:54 PM  

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

I'm OK, you're OK, that there's what it is!

See honey, I come from a long line of frontiersmen...


They looked like, I don't know, jammies! They got Yodas and shiat on them!

What he'd need? His dip-tet?

Son you got a panty on your head.

Okay then!
 
2012-06-02 07:39:51 PM  
Hey guys we need to advertise a film subtly, why not make a best 10 list and put that movie in it too....
 
2012-06-02 07:42:11 PM  
Forgot one

www.talkstoomuch.com
 
2012-06-02 07:50:36 PM  

shakespear: Shadowknight: isamudyson: no Clerks?

The wife and I are constantly quoting Kevin Smith movies at each other. Not a day goes by that "I'm not even supposed to be here today!" or a "All at once" kind of quote goes unheard.


You mean "In a row?"


After I posted, I realize that and hoped people wouldn't notice.

But, this IS geek thread. I'll just go turn in my card now...
 
2012-06-02 09:55:45 PM  
No, you dont understand, I got my law degree at night school.
That's OK, we got busted at night.
 
2012-06-02 10:24:04 PM  
Many great suggestions in an entertaining thread, but I sure hope I missed an earlier mention of _Snatch_......
 
2012-06-02 10:26:40 PM  

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 I am the enemy and all fun must die.



FTFY
 
2012-06-02 11:54:23 PM  
"I'll have it all figured out by the time we reach the Frontier."

"What's that?"

"The Frontier. "
 
2012-06-03 01:19:00 AM  
Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"
 
2012-06-03 06:00:18 AM  

XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"


Nice beaver.
 
2012-06-03 11:30:50 AM  
XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"


While pretty much every Nielson flick is funny as hell, they aren't all that quotable. I'd say pretty much Airplane! and Dracula Dead and Loving it would be it for the quotable ones.
 
2012-06-03 11:43:51 AM  

Oldiron_79: XplodedSynapses: Gosh and golly. There are sooo many good choices for top ten.
No love for any other Leslie Nielson flick other than Airplane?


/Or: "She's gone from suck, to blow!"

While pretty much every Nielson flick is funny as hell, they aren't all that quotable. I'd say pretty much Airplane! and Dracula Dead and Loving it would be it for the quotable ones.


Naw. Mad love for the Naked Gun movies.
 
2012-06-03 04:00:38 PM  
i.imgur.com

"Drop your cocks and grab your socks"

"Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"

"...No...have you?"

"Yeah man, but it's a dry heat!"

"They mostly come at night. Mostly"

"That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fark are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"

"We're in the pipe. 5 by 5"

"Knock it off, Hudson"

"Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are."

"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them farking each other over for a goddamn percentage. "

"Drake, we are LEAVING!"

"Get away from her, you biatch!"

"I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."



CSB - for some strange reason the group I ran with in college used to gather every weekend and watch that film. By our sophmore year, we had it completely memorized. It's been 20 years but I still can quote large sections of the film from memory.
 
2012-06-03 07:31:42 PM  
ic2.pbase.com

"Die Invasion! Sie kommen!"

(military history geek, so it qualifies)
 
2012-06-03 07:37:40 PM  
What with all the brilliant comics in here I'm shocked that I have yet to find Fark: The Movie
 
2012-06-03 09:19:05 PM  
cdn.sheknows.com
*screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!*
 
2012-06-04 01:44:51 AM  

COMALite J: 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!"


One more thing, I'm glad you changed your last name you son of a biatch
 
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