Sullywood’s “Top 10 Most Quoted Movies of the Millennial Generation”

Quote Movies

I have a problem.  Can I tell you about it?  I need my fix.  I can’t give it up.  It’s an “illness” that I will probably live with for the rest of my life.  It impacts my marriage, it impacts my life.  Well….here it is: I cannot go a day, nay an hour, without quoting something from a movie or TV show.  Okay so that was a little dramatic, I mean by impacting my marriage I mean getting death stares from my wife. (Love you 😉 )

But honestly, it’s bad, like reaaaally bad.  But luckily there are others that I can receive support from.  My fellow quoters!!!!  I love all of you.  There’s nothing better than quoting a movie and someone knowing the reference exactly, likewise there’s nothing worse than quoting a movie and getting crickets.  Speaking of crickets….are you still with me?  Any who, I was born in what we call the “Millennial” generation, or Generation Y.  But let’s face it, when there’s a generation called “Generation X”, “Generation Y” kind of sucks.  But what does this have to do with movie quotes?  I’m getting there!

In my opinion no generation has mastered the movie quote quite like us Millennials.  Which is why I comprised the end all, be all list of the most quoted movies that were created during the lives of my favorite generation.  Without further ado, my rankings:

  1. Mean Girls

 Mean Girls

My Thoughts:

While the quotes you hear are normally dominated by one sex, Mean Girls is funny for all.  The writing staff comprised of SNL people did a wonderful job coming up with memorable quotes and funny one-liners, while also maintaning a strong message.  Hopefully I’m not the only one that asks if butter is a carb every time I get it out of the fridge? 🙂

The Quotiest Quotes:

“Four for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco!” – Damian

“She doesn’t even go here!” – Damian

Karen: “If you’re from Africa, why are you white?”

Gretchen: “Oh my God, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re white”

“Is butter a carb?” – Regina

“I’m a mouse, duh.” – Karen

  1. Austin Powers Trilogy

 Austin Powers

My Thoughts:

Oh lord, you couldn’t go anywhere for about 5 years without hearing a quote from Austin Powers.  I myself have been guilty way more times than I care to admit, but for a short while, these films dominated our annoyingly well placed movie quotes within our daily conversations.  The trilogy itself is down further on the list because quite frankly the quotes kind of died out.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“Yeah baby, yeah!” – Austin Powers

“I eat because I’m unhappy, and I’m unhappy because I eat” – Fat Bastard

“One million dollars” – Dr. Evil

“How about no…” – Dr. Evil

“Name? Austin Danger Powers. Sex? Yes please!” – Austin Powers

  1. Happy Gilmore

 Happy Gilmore

My Thoughts:

The first golf/comedy movie….oh wait. Although Caddyshack is and will always be the king of comedy movies about golf….Happy Gilmore somehow creates a brand all on its own.  This movie made you beg for someone to tell you that they eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast so that you can fire back Happy’s amazing response.  But alas, as quickly as the comeback was created, I’m sure the phrase was stopped.  Not to be overlooked, the fact that Bob Barker will forever be introduced to future generations.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“The price is wrong, bitch!” – Happy Gilmore

“You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up! Now, you will go to sleep! Or I will PUT you to sleep. Check out the name tag. You’re in MY world now, grandma!” – Nursing Home Orderly (Ben Stiller)

Shooter McGavin: “You’re in big trouble though, pal. I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!”

Happy Gilmore: “You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?”

Shooter McGavin: “No!”

“You’re gonna die, clown!” – Happy Gilmore

  1. Office Space

 Office Space

My Thoughts:

This movie was truly groundbreaking, no that’s not blowing this movie out of proportion.  This movie perfectly exemplifies what working in an office environment was like in the 90’s, and how easily you could poke fun at it.  The best part about Office Space, besides the great one-liners, is that the majority of America could relate to it.  I mean, how long outside of work could you spend talking about work with your co-workers or friends, literally forever.  I would also like to see Swingline’s stapler sales for red staplers after this movie came out.  I know I’ve always wanted one.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“Uh-oh. Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays.” – Female Temp

“Hello Peter. What’s happening? Um, I’m gonna need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around nine, that would be great. Mmmkay?” – Bill Lumbergh

“Uh, excuse me. I believe you have my stapler?” – Milton Waddams

“If things go well I might be showing her my O face. “Oh…Oh…Oh!” – Drew

  1. The Hangover

 The Hangover

My Thoughts:

Talk about a movie coming out of nowhere.  Nobody had any idea The Hangover would become what it did.  Nobody was also prepared for the character of Alan, who single-handedly stole the show with his ridiculous statements and questions.  I tell you one thing, the role of desk clerk at Caesar’s Palace was changed forever when The Hangover was released.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“You probably get this a lot. This isn’t the real Caesars Palace, is it?” – Alan

“Not you, fat Jesus.” – Officer Franklin

“Oh yeah? Well we should tell that to Rain Man, because he practically bankrupted a casino, and he was a reh-tard.” – Alan

“Hello. How ’bout that ride in? I guess that’s why they call it Sin City. You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. But when my sister brought Doug home, I knew he was one of my own. And my wolf pack… it grew by one. So there… there were two of us in the wolf pack… I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later. And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, ‘Wait a second, could it be?’ And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack. Four of us wolves, running around the desert together, in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine. So tonight, I make a toast!” – Alan

“So long gay-boys!” – Mr. Chow

  1. The Sandlot

 The Sandlot

My Thoughts:

You know that moment where your friend screws up and says something stupid?  Well where would we be without The Sandlot, which gave us the exact phrase to say in those instances, “You’re killing me Smalls!”.  Does it matter that said person is not named Smalls or Small or anything close to it?  NOT AT ALL.  Shame them with this phrase and they’ll know they’ve screwed up.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“You’re killing me Smalls” – Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter

“For-ev-ER…  For-ev-ER… For-ev-ER” – Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous

“You play ball like a girl!” – Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter

Ham: “Hey, Smalls, you wanna s’more?”

Smalls: “Some more of what?”

Ham: “No, do you wanna s’more?”

Smalls: “I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?”

Ham: “You’re killing me Smalls!”

“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends.  Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong” – Babe Ruth

  1. Forrest Gump

 Forrest Gump

My Thoughts:

Not really sure I need to explain myself.  The best part about Forrest Gump is that some of its best quotes aren’t even meant to be like “funny” funny.  This movie holds a place in all of Generation Y’s hearts as being perhaps the first adult/history movie we loved….even if we didn’t understand half of the crap that was going on.  Like butter with Mean Girls, smores with The Sandlot, and staplers with Office Space, as items was never looked at the same again because of Forrest Gump, and that was a box of chocolates.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“Run Forrest, run!” – Jenny

“Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump

“My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”- Forrest Gump

Bubba: “My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol’ redneck boys. Can you believe that?”
Forrest: “My name’s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.”

“Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.” – Forrest Gump

“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That, that’s about it.” – Bubba

  1. Anchorman

 Anchorman

My Thoughts:

What makes Anchorman so high on the list? The fact that every one of its quotes can be used at any point in the day, any day of the year.  Don’t agree with me?  Well you better, because I’m right 60% of the time, every time.  Someone speaking Spanish? You know what to say.  Someone hands you a glass of milk? Maybe it wasn’t the best choice.  Or what about that lamp over there, surely nothing can be said about that?  Anchorman has you covered.  Besides spoofing comedies like Spaceballs and Scary Movie, never has over-acting worked so well for a movie.

The Quotiest Quotes:

“I love lamp.” — Brick Tamland

“You know I don’t speak Spanish.” — Ron Burgundy

“I’m in a glass case of emotion!” — Ron Burgundy

“Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” — Ron Burgundy

“What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.” — Ron Burgundy

“It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.” — Ron Burgundy

“They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works, every time.” – Brian Fantana

“I’m Ron Burgundy?” – Ron Burgundy

“That escalated quickly”- Ron Burgundy

  1. Billy Madison

 Billy Madison

My Thoughts:

I’ve never been more convinced of a movie that was written while everyone was either drunk or on drugs more than Billy Madison. The stuff that happens in this movie is still unexplainable to this day.  There’s no rhyme or reason, and that makes this movie that much better.  Unlike some of our other movies where their quotes were applicable with every day use, Billy Madison‘s quotes can be heard regularly with zero context to why they are being said.  Penguins, chlorophyll, peeing your pants, not usually things you run into on a daily basis, which is why this movie is so high on the list.  Now proceed with the list!

The Quotiest Quotes:

Principal: “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

Billy Madison: “Okay, a simple “wrong” would’ve done just fine.”

“T-T-T-TODAY JUNIOR!” – Billy Madison

“Chlorophyll? More like BOREophyll.” – Billy Madison

“O’Doyle rules” – O’Doyle

“If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.” – Old Farm Lady

“Have some more sloppy joes. I made ’em extra sloppy for yous. I know how yous kids like ’em sloppy.” – Lunch Lady

“Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool? Really….Stop looking at me, swan.” – Billy Madison

Frank: “Who would you rather bone, Meg Ryan or Jack Nicholson?

Billy Madison: “Jack Nicholson now, or 1974?”

Frank: “’74.”

Billy Madison: “Meg Ryan”

  1. Dumb & Dumber

 Dumb & Dumber

My Thoughts:

As mentioned with Billy Madison, the fact that it’s quotes could be used daily and there not be context for them ranked it so high on this list.  With Dumb and Dumber, you basically have the best of both worlds.  You have a film where you can use a vast amount of different phrases in context and out of context.  The idea of misinterpretation by our leading actors throughout the whole film made for genius dialogue and ridiculous situations.  And as the audience, we got to reap the rewards by witnessing the “Quotiest” movie of Generation Y, Dumb and Dumber.  Just when you thought this list couldn’t get any worse, I go and do something like this….and totally redeem myself!!!!!!

The Quotiest Quotes:

“Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!” – Harry

“Oh, yeah! It’s right here. Samsonite! I was way off! I knew it started with an S, though.” – Lloyd

“We got no food, we got no jobs… our PETS’ HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!” – Lloyd

“Harry… Your hands are freezing!” – Lloyd

“WE LANDED ON THE MOON!” – Lloyd

“G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!” – Lloyd

“I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver’s full of shit, man.” – Lloyd

“So you’re telling me there’s a chance… YEAH!” – Lloyd

“What if he shot you in the face?” – Lloyd

“Kick his ass, Sea Bass!” – Sea Bass’ Friend

“Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something. I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention.” – Harry

“Hey guys. Woah, Big Gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later.” – Lloyd

“Husband? Wait a minute… what was all that ‘one in a million’ talk?” – Lloyd

“Tell her I’m rich, and I’m good looking, and I have, uh, a rapist’s wit.” – Lloyd

Your Thoughts:

Disagree?  Tell me what should be on here and or maybe what shouldn’t.

 

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