Most Iconic Movie Catchphrases:
Certain movie catchphrases are just so good that you can never forget them no matter how hard you try. These catchphrases are the best of the lot, as most of us use them in our daily lives without even realizing and their impact has been legendary.
#10: “This… is… SPARTA!”
Catchphrase by: King Leonidas (Gerard Butler)
Movie Name: 300 (2006)
300 is one of the best War movies of all time and the character of King Leonidas was portrayed amazingly by Gerard Butler. This catchphrase became very popular as it had a lot of emotions attached to it and it was also a declaration of war from King Leonidas.
#9: “Yippee Ki Yay, *beep*!”
Catchphrase by: John McClane (Bruce Willis)
Movie Name: Die Hard (1988)
The Die Hard movie has the most die-hard fans as they still cherish the movie with all their hearts. Fans love this catchphrase because it completely captures the spirit of the story of John McClane and its uniqueness made it an instant hit.
#8: “You Shall… NOT PASS!”
Catchphrase by: Gandalf (Ian McKellen)
Movie Name: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Fans love this catchphrase because it showed the resolution and commitment of Gandalf. The fans even thought that they lost Gandalf forever after this catchphrase, which is a reason why it became so iconic.
#7: “Say Hello to my little friend!”
Catchphrase by: Tony Montana (Al Pacino)
Movie Name: Scarface (1983)
Scarface is a classic gangster movie that is still relevant. Al Pacino proved to the world with this movie that he has what it takes to be at the top. His character Tony Montana said this catchphrase in a blaze of glory and gave us one of the best moments of the entire movie.
#6: “My Precious!”
Catchphrase by: Gollum (Andy Serkis)
Movie Name: The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The story of Smeagol or Gollum is one of the most tragic stories in the Lord of the Rings franchise and this catchphrase highlights that tragedy. He was not strong enough to resist the temptations of the ring and in the end, it consumed him entirely.
#5: “I’ll Be Back”
Catchphrase by: The Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Movie Name: The Terminator (1984)
Arnold did not have many lines in The Terminator, but the ones he had were absolutely amazing and this catchphrase was the best one. Arnold said he will be back but after watching his latest Terminator movie we are not sure if that is a good idea.
#4: “May the Force be with You”
Catchphrase by: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness)
Movie Name: Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope (1977)
The catchphrase ‘May the Force be with you’ has been said countless times in the Star Wars movies but it was Obi-Wan Kenobi who said it for the first time in Episode IV. This is THE catchphrase for Star Wars lovers.
#3: “Why So Serious?”
Catchphrase by: Joker (Heath Ledger)
Movie Name: The Dark Knight (2008)
Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker is considered one of the best portrayals of the character and he has given us many memorable moments. This Catchphrase perfectly describes the Joker. He just does things for the heck of it.
#2: “The name is Bond, James Bond.”
Catchphrase by: James Bond (Sean Connery)
Movie Name: Dr. No (1962)
There is no task in the world that James Bond cannot accomplish. He is all about flair and doing things in style. Several actors have played the part of James Bond but it was Sean Connery who said it first. The catchphrase displays his superior style in the best fashion.
#1: “I am Going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
Catchphrase by: Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)
Movie Name: The Godfather (1972)
The greatest catchphrase had to come from the greatest movie. This catchphrase is totally in line with the atmosphere depicted in the movie. Loyalty is of utmost importance in the Corleone family and this catchphrase was meant as a subtle Death threat to the ones who were refusing to bow down to The Godfather.