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and Lesser-Known Movie Lines
Movies I really like for one reason or another, in no particular order. Sure, you've got your Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, The Graduate, Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Psycho, The Godfather & Godfather II, The Seven Samurai, Lawrence of Arabia etc. I still need to see, among many others, Donnie Darko, The Shawshank Redemption, Three Colors (Blue, White and Red), 8-1/2, and Fargo. Perhaps these others were overlooked...
- The Usual Suspects (1995) — This is a work of genius, the way everything comes together in the end. Kevin Spacey is fantastic in this, as are so many of the other actors
- The Empire Strikes Back (1980) — More serious and involving than Star Wars
- Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) — Alright, in addition to the excellent 'man whore' and 'man-gina' jargon, which I think is hilarious, this movie is actually a very heartwarming love story with an excellent moral message
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) — Total classic.
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) — The classic 'Spaghetti Western' with Clint Eastwood
- Pulp Fiction (1994) — The vignettes tie together well, the acting is great... 'does he look like a bitch?'
- Unforgiven (1992) — A great revenge movie, along with Gladiator, The Limey, Thief and a number of others
- Batman Returns (2005) — By far the best of the Batman movies
- Harold and Maude (1971) — Alright, the romance isn't all that attractive in itself, but the movie is great, especially Harold's mock suicides
- Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) — Once I stopped staring at Grace Kelly, I really got into this classic film
- Léon aka The Professional (1994) — Natalie Portman, back when she was a gamine little girl, rather than a hottie... Jean Reno is fantastic, as always, as is Gary Oldman
- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) — Gotta love the play between Michael Caine and Steve Martin
- The King and I (1956) — The best combination of musical, touching and grand.
- Blade Runner (1982) — This sci-fi classic is riveting
- A Shot in the Dark (1964) — Peter Sellers was a genius, also in The Pink Panther and others
- The Matrix (1999) — Another immortal sci-fi classic... too bad they went downhill after this one
- Snatch (2000) — along with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- The Terminator (1984) — Again, total sci-fi classic, replete with one liners 'I'll be back,' etc.
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) — Haven't seen the Tim Burton / Johnny Depp remake, and I'm not entirely sure I will... the original was so good, and Gene Wilder's alternately touching and sarcastic performance was perfect
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) — The music alone makes this incredibly special, but the acting and story-line are first-rate and involving.
. . . in no particular order.
- "'There is never enough time.' [Max] 'Time for what?' [Melissa] '
'Time to satisfy a woman.' [Max]" — Timecop (1994).
- 'Are they missing limbs? I hate it when they're missing limbs." [Overdog, regarding his latest victims] — Spacehunter: Adventures in the Foribdden Zone (1983).
- "History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark." [Dr. Emelio Lizardo] — The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).
- "No matter where you go -- there you are." [Buckaroo] — The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984).
- "This situation requires a really stupid and futile gesture be done on somebody's part." [Otter?] — Animal House (1978).
- "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up." [Ferris Beuller, regarding the Ferrari 250 California Spider] — Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
- "I don't care about losing all the money. It's losing all the stuff." [Marie] — The Jerk (1979).
- "Oh, like you blend." [Mona Lisa Vito, to Vinny] — My Cousin Vinny (1992).
- "There are two kinds of men in this world: those with guns, and those who dig. You dig." [Joe, to Tuco] — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
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