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(Short List)   We could tell you what the 20 most overused lines in cinema are, but then we'd have to kill you   (shortlist.com) divider line 78
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2013-09-04 08:30:57 AM  
List is missing "Someone knows too much..." Though I suppose that's more of a tagline
 
2013-09-04 08:33:46 AM  
missing "I've never done anything like this before..."

maybe i'm watching different movies.
 
2013-09-04 08:35:23 AM  
(Insert phrase) THIS, (Expletive) !!!
 
2013-09-04 08:36:15 AM  
Yeah but many of those movies are cornered into specific genres which lend themselves to repeatable dialogue like action movies. I don't watch some of those for the expository exploration of characters, I watch them to see shiat get blown up.
 
2013-09-04 08:42:35 AM  
United 93, really?  I'm pretty sure at least some of the people on the flight actually did say that before they died.
 
2013-09-04 08:43:38 AM  
"I'm wired..."
 
2013-09-04 08:44:12 AM  
Isn't that line from a TV show?
 
2013-09-04 08:46:29 AM  
I've been somewhat surprised at how often "SHUT THE fark UP" comes up.
I never really noticed until I got a STFU tattoo

/probably has something to do with the kind of movies I watch
 
2013-09-04 08:46:50 AM  
Hmm, they left out Star Wars for "we've got company."

Perhaps a trip over to TvTropes, stock phrases, and I, too, can churn out a quick list for the internet.
 
2013-09-04 08:48:10 AM  
These phrases are probably over-represented in common speech, as well.
 
2013-09-04 08:48:49 AM  
How do these sites make these lists?  Is there some sort of searchable database of movie scripts?
 
2013-09-04 08:53:35 AM  
A little too ... listy
 
2013-09-04 08:53:58 AM  
"What would you have me do?"
 
2013-09-04 08:57:25 AM  
I suppose "Let's get out of here" is on the list.

*RsTFA*

Wow, it's not.

*nonplussed*
 
2013-09-04 08:59:11 AM  

buntz: How do these sites make these lists?  Is there some sort of searchable database of movie scripts?


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StockPhrases

Just find 20 you like, cut and paste, done.

Oh, and I think they left out "come out come out wherever you are," and "get a hold of yourself, man!"
 
2013-09-04 09:01:51 AM  
ENHANCE!  (?)
 
2013-09-04 09:01:56 AM  
Hardly fair to mock Top Gun for the "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" line. Maverick was saying that to his instructor! He was joking. He was mocking the cliché.
 
2013-09-04 09:03:52 AM  
List is stupid for not putting titles in chronological order, because it's not like anyone would be curious where it began/who said it first...
 
2013-09-04 09:04:54 AM  
Missing from the list:
"I'm too old for this shiat."
"That's gotta hurt."
"You know, that's just crazy enough to work."
"Don't you know who I am/who that is?"
"Everything is going according to plan - mwahahahaha!"
 
2013-09-04 09:16:42 AM  
I've got a bad feeling about this.
 
2013-09-04 09:19:41 AM  
The movie list for "...is my middle name" seems to be missing Hudson Hawk.
 
2013-09-04 09:21:49 AM  
You Look Like Shiat - The Megacut

/NSFW language, obviously.
 
2013-09-04 09:23:23 AM  
"I'll be back"
 
2013-09-04 09:24:21 AM  
"I don't think so" also missing.
 
2013-09-04 09:25:51 AM  
 I wonder if you could write a movie script using only these phrases.
 
2013-09-04 09:27:26 AM  
"...I lied"
 
2013-09-04 09:27:49 AM  

sno man: ENHANCE!  (?)


Awesome.
 
2013-09-04 09:29:06 AM  

rev. dave: I wonder if you could write a movie script using only these phrases.


I'm sure someone's tried.
 
2013-09-04 09:29:38 AM  

Fano: Hmm, they left out Star Wars for "we've got company."

Perhaps a trip over to TvTropes, stock phrases, and I, too, can churn out a quick list for the internet.


No. If you go to tvtropes, you'd end up blowing the entire day there and never get the list published.
 
2013-09-04 09:33:14 AM  

Son of Thunder: Fano: Hmm, they left out Star Wars for "we've got company."

Perhaps a trip over to TvTropes, stock phrases, and I, too, can churn out a quick list for the internet.

No. If you go to tvtropes, you'd end up blowing the entire day there and never get the list published.


"TVTropes? now you're going to be stuck there all day!" and all its variants are just as cliche as anything on that site.
 
2013-09-04 09:43:44 AM  

Fano: Hmm, they left out Star Wars for "we've got company."

Perhaps a trip over to TvTropes, stock phrases, and I, too, can churn out a quick list for the internet.


Yeah, but this guy added small pictures to his list. That's why he gets paid the big bucks.
 
2013-09-04 09:47:32 AM  

Flint Ironstag: Hardly fair to mock Top Gun for the "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" line. Maverick was saying that to his instructor! He was joking. He was mocking the cliché.


Technically anything with a military or intelligence agency setting is made more accurate by its use. It's a standard default joke in those industries. Hell I was only a dependent of the army and we dropped that line because our parents did all the time.
 
2013-09-04 09:59:16 AM  
Listen! Do you smell something?
 
2013-09-04 10:01:56 AM  
Also "There is a storm coming" shouldn't be considered a cliche if, sometime shortly after it is said, a storm comes.
 
2013-09-04 10:04:15 AM  
We're going to need a bigger list.
 
2013-09-04 10:04:25 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Fano: Hmm, they left out Star Wars for "we've got company."

Perhaps a trip over to TvTropes, stock phrases, and I, too, can churn out a quick list for the internet.

Yeah, but this guy added small pictures to his list. That's why he gets paid the big bucks.


I read this in the voice of Lenny telling Mr. Burns that Homer added racing strips to the side of the nuclear power plant model.
 
2013-09-04 10:07:43 AM  
"LET'S GO HOME."

Half of action/adventure movies end with someone saying this line.
 
2013-09-04 10:14:34 AM  
"Oh, my God! It's so BIG!"

Oh, we're not counting my home movies?

Never mind.
 
d3
2013-09-04 10:17:25 AM  
This thread is quiet, too quiet.
 
2013-09-04 10:18:49 AM  
"Let's do this!"

And also...

"We're running out of time!"
 
Ant
2013-09-04 10:32:23 AM  
Many of those weren't cliches at all. They're just things people say every day.
 
Ant
2013-09-04 10:33:10 AM  
I've got a bad feeling about this...
 
2013-09-04 10:36:09 AM  
I was expecting "Kill them all" on the list.
 
2013-09-04 10:45:50 AM  
Stay here
 
2013-09-04 10:49:11 AM  
Every other episode of Trek from TNG on and later
"Lets go"

At every trek episode someone gets offended from TNG and later
"That's outrayyyygeous."
 
2013-09-04 10:50:45 AM  
buntz
2013-09-04 08:48:49 AM


How do these sites make these lists? Is there some sort of searchable database

Yes, if only there was some internet movie data base that had quotes...
 
2013-09-04 10:56:06 AM  
I don't think you should stick your dick in there.

Not a movie line.

I just don't think you should stick your dick in there.
 
2013-09-04 10:56:11 AM  

d3: This thread is quiet, too quiet.


Beat me too it.
 
2013-09-04 11:02:10 AM  
Not really a line, but any time a random group of people starts applauding the main characters in a movie I get a tiny bit homicidal.
 
2013-09-04 11:03:58 AM  

ThurmanMerman: Not really a line, but any time a random group of people starts applauding the main characters in a movie I get a tiny bit homicidal.


Somebody has to start the slow clap.
 
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