I freely cop to having the sort of geeky sense of humor that is immediately triggered by someone coming up with the perfect movie quote for any given situation. For that matter, the level of hilarity is proportionately magnified by the obscurity of the quote, how quickly I was able to identify it, and any subtle, “insider” references the quote might invoke.
Recently at my day job (no, I’m not doing this whole Goth Chick thing from my own Eastern European castle…yet) as my team faced a particularly nasty and potentially explosive dilemma, the guy to my left leaned over and whispered, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” At which point I disrupted the whole proceeding with one of those incontrollable fits of laughter I told you about earlier.
Though I’d be extremely skeptical to learn you’re a fan of Black Gate and haven’t done this sort of thing yourself, or for that matter, don’t know precisely where that quote originated, I’ll give you this one just for conversation sake; it’s the famous line uttered by Chief Brody when the enormous shark from Jaws rears up along side his small fishing boat and gives him the eyeball.
It is one of the most used favorites from my own repertoire and, though it doesn’t score impressively high on the obscurity scale, it never fails to get a reaction.
OK, you get the idea. So for the rest of these, you’re on your own for the context. However, I will recommend that if any of the movies quoted here are unfamiliar, the next thing you should do is get them on your movie watching schedule. They’re quotable for a reason, even if that reason is extreme cheesiness.
The Goth Chick Top Ten Most Quotable Lines – Rated “E” for Everyone
(Meaning there’s a whole other list filthy with obscenities)
10. From Jennifer’s Body
Needy Lesnicky: “No. I mean, she’s actually evil. Not high school evil.”
9. From Aliens
Hudson: “Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?”
8. From An American Werewolf in London
Jack: “Have you tried talking to a corpse? It’s boring.”
7. From The Omen
Young nanny: “Look at me, Damien! It’s all for you.”
6. From Beetlejuice
Betelgeuse: “I’ve seen The Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times, and it keeps getting funnier, every single time I see it!”
5. From The Addams Family
Morticia: “Don’t torture yourself, Gomez. That’s my job.”
4. From Night of the Living Dead
Helen Cooper: “We may not enjoy living together, but dying together isn’t going to solve anything.”
3. From The Frighteners
Patricia Ann Bradley: “I’m in the mood for a little vivisection.”
2. From Jurassic Park
Dr. Ian Malcolm: “God help us; we’re in the hands of engineers.”
And my personal number one best movie line that scores highest on all scales is:
1. From The Shining
Jack Torrance: [typed] All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
I know you’ve done this yourself so don’t be shy. What’s your favorite quotable movie line?