Can You Finish the Most Famous Movie Quotes of All Time?

Beth Hendricks

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About This Quiz

We watch movies for entertainment, of course, and sometimes for enlightenment or education, but mostly for entertainment. But, long after our favorites are over, we find ourselves returning to quotes from these movies — using them in conversation, reciting them at parties, posting them on social media and just generally remembering them as a classic element of a silver screen classic. 

Why? 

Some psychologists think it has to do with how our brains process what we're hearing when we see what we're watching while viewing these movies. Others agree that it has more to do with some part of the movie we can personally identify with, making the moment — and thus, the quote — more memorable. And, then, of course, there are just classic quotes that cannot be forgotten: "There's no place like home," "May the force be with you," "Here's looking at you, kid," and more modern ones like, ahem, "Bye, Felicia." (We had to throw that one in somewhere.)

The question is: How many popular movie quotes can you remember? Test your success in this quiz, from "Scarface" to "The Wizard of Oz" and everything in between. So, go ahead, and as they say in "Star Wars," "May the force be with you!" 

Can you finish this quote delivered by Hollywood icon Marlon Brando: "I'm gonna make him an offer ... ?"

This classic line from the even more classic film, "The Godfather," released in 1972, was uttered by Marlon Brando who played Don Vito Corleone in the film. The movie also featured superstar actor Al Pacino.

What's missing in this quote delivered by Humphrey Bogart in the classic "Casablanca": "Here's looking at you, _______?"

From "Casablanca" in 1942, this line was part of an exchange between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Some reports say that Bogart improvised the line and that it wasn't an actual part of the script, but the director liked it so much that they kept it.

"Toto, I've got a feeling ..." were some of the first words uttered by Dorothy when she was dropped into Munchkinland in "The Wizard of Oz." Do you know the ending?

Judy Garland was just 16 years old when she played the role of Dorothy Gale in "The Wizard of Oz." Released in 1939, "The Wizard of Oz" has enjoyed almost unprecedented success, being replayed on television several times every year.

"Star Wars" fans like to riff on this quote every May: "May the ______ be with you." Can you fill in the blank?

We enjoy good wordplay, and this one is pretty clever. "Star Wars" fans use May 4 each year as an opportunity to pay tribute to their favorite franchise with, "May the fourth be with you," a riff on the actual quote: "May the force be with you."

Actor Robert Duvall achieved a place among top movie quotes with this line, "I love the smell of ..." What is the rest of the quote?

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning," is a quote from the movie, "Apocalypse Now," released in 1979. Robert Duvall, who played Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore, famously said this line. We prefer the smell of bacon, frankly.

"E.T., _______ ________," is an iconic quote from the 1982 flick about an extraterrestrial being who came to Earth. What's missing here?

The lovable extraterrestrial E.T. spoke this most-famous quote from the movie, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," released in the early 1980s. E.T. was also a fan of Reese's Pieces, which we can totally appreciate.

What's missing from this "Sunset Boulevard" quote, “All right, Mr. DeMille ... ?"

From the 1959 release, "Sunset Boulevard," comes this popular quote, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.” The actress, Gloria Swanson, playing Norma Desmond, uttered this infamous line.

How would you finish this quote from "Gone With the Wind": "Frankly, my dear, I don't ______ ______ _______?"

A 1939 film that has become a timeless classic, "Gone With the Wind," was full of repeatable quotes like this one uttered by Clark Gable, who played the role of the somewhat arrogant Rhett Butler. We still swoon over that movie, though.

We're not sure this quote that begins, "Love means never ... ," is quite true. Can you finish it?

Do you think, "Love means never having to say you're sorry"? Yeah, we don't think so either, but that's the quote from the movie, "Love Story," released in 1970. Maybe things were different in the '70s?

This quote from "Sudden Impact" is quite a challenge: "Go ahead, _______ ________ ________." Do you know how it ends?

Clint Eastwood could deliver a line like few others, including this one — "Go ahead, make my day" — in the 1983 film "Sudden Impact." Of course, every quote is more impactful when the speaker is holding a .44 Magnum.

The baseball flick, "Field of Dreams," includes this famous quote: "If you build it ..." Can you finish it?

Released in 1989, "Field of Dreams" starred Kevin Costner as a farmer who starts hearing voices. Most notably, the voice tells him, "If you build it, he will come." We won't give out any spoilers, but the "he" isn't who Costner originally believes it to be.

The movie, "A League of Their Own," produced this quote: "There's no crying ______ _______." Can you fill in the blanks?

You can attribute this funny quote to Tom Hanks' character in "A League of Their Own." Hanks' Jimmy Dugan is tasked with guiding one of eight women's baseball teams during World War II and, admittedly, has a bit of trouble with his emotional players.

"Mama always said life was like ....," is the start of a quote from "Forrest Gump." Can you finish it?

Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks in the movie of the same name, had simple, but thought-provoking quotes including this one, "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Haley Joel Osment's character in "The Sixth Sense" famously said this: "I see _______ ________." What's missing?

"I see dead people" is the most famous line from the 1999 film, "The Sixth Sense," which also starred Bruce Willis. In the 20 years since the movie's release, the quote has become increasingly popular and parodied thousands of times.

Sherlock Holmes was noted for this saying in the film, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," but it never appeared in the books on which the movie was based: "Elementary, ..." How is the quote completed?

The quote, which has become almost synonymous with the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, was never recorded in the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The quote does make an appearance in two Holmes movies, however, including "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" in 1939.

A sequel is in the works for "Top Gun," and we hope this quote is featured: "I feel the need — _____ ______ _____ ______!" What's missing from this saying?

A quote from the original Tom Cruise-led "Top Gun" in 1986, Cruise's character, Peter "Maverick" Mitchell, utters this line to the actor playing "Goose." A sequel to this 80's classic is slated for release in summer 2020.

James Bond had very specific instructions for his drink: "A martini, ... " Can you complete his order?

The iconic, "Shaken not stirred" portion of this James Bond quote appeared in the movie, "Goldfinger," in 1964, delivered by none other than Sean Connery. The catchphrase also appears in Ian Fleming's "James Bond" novels.

Inspirational teacher John Keating, played by Robin Williams, uttered this quote in Dead Poets Society: "_______ _______. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." Can you fill in the missing words?

Robin Williams' character in "Dead Poets Society" was known for many well-articulated sayings including this one: "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." We think this was one of Williams' finest roles.

Leo DiCaprio is remembered for this quote he screamed from the bow of the Titanic in the movie of the same name: "I'm the ..." How do you finish it?

Who could forget Jack Dawson's euphoric exclamation from the bow of the ill-fated ship in the 1997 movie "Titanic"? It wouldn't be long, however, before Dawson and his love interest, Rose DeWitt Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, would be singing a different tune.

Can you finish this line from "Cool Hand Luke": "What we've got here is ________ ________ ________"?

You may have heard someone in the workplace say, "What we've got here is failure to communicate." That's not original to your boss Rick. Instead, it came from the 1967 film, "Cool Hand Luke," spoken by "Captain," played by Strother Martin.

"Show me the _____!" was a line exclaimed by Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire. What is the rest of the quote?

"Show me the money!" is repeated multiple times in the 1996 sports-based flick, "Jerry Maguire." That probably makes it easier to remember since an entire scene is built around Cuba Gooding Jr. teaching Cruise how to properly articulate the phrase.

This line from "A Few Good Men" was yelled in a courtroom: "You can't handle ..." Can you finish it?

Jack Nicholson's delivery of "You can't handle the truth!" goes down more as a shout than a simple saying, which certainly makes it that much more memorable. In the movie, Nicholson portrays Col. Nathan R. Jessup.

Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized this short catchphrase in "The Terminator": "I'll be ______." What's the missing word?

If you didn't read this quote, "I'll be back," in Schwarzenegger's accent in "Terminator," the movie where it was popularized, you're doing it wrong. The quote has almost transcended the movie and has become synonymous with Schwarzenegger himself.

How would you finish this quote from "Jaws": "You're going to need ... "?

You'd say the same thing if you set out on a shark-hunting expedition, only to find that the size of the shark made the size of your boat pale in comparison. Of course, you probably aren't going on too many shark-hunting expeditions, now are you?

Warren Beatty made this simple declaration in the 1967 film, "Bonnie and Clyde": "We _____ _____." How do you finish it?

"We rob banks," pretty much tells you everything you need to know, doesn't it? The depiction of bank-robbing duo Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, portrayed by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, produced the aptly-named "Bonnie and Clyde" and this quote.

"I ate his liver ..." is the start of a super-creepy quote that not just anybody should say, but Dr. Hannibal Lecter pulled it off. What's the rest of it?

We guess a nice Chianti goes with just about everything. Anthony Hopkin's portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter included uttering this quote in the movie, "The Silence of the Lambs." Hey, it still gives us the willies.

Here's another Dorothy Gale classic from "The Wizard of Oz": "There's no place like _______." What's the missing word?

When Dorothy Gale, played by Judy Garland, finally wakes up and realizes she's back in Kansas, she has a moment where she expresses her thankfulness, which includes the quote, "There's no place like home."

How did astronaut Jim Lovell communicate an issue aboard Apollo 13: "Houston, ...." What's the remainder of this quote?

Jim Lovell, played by Tom Hanks in "Apollo 13," informed NASA of a problem with their mission with these now-infamous words: "Houston, we have a problem." "Apollo 13" was based on the real-life mission to the moon in 1970.

The most Norman Bates-esque movie quote of all time goes, "A boy's best friend ______ ______ _______." What belongs in the blanks?

Yeah, THAT Norman Bates. Of course he responded in the movie, "Psycho," when asked if he spends time out with friends that, "A boy's best friend is his mother." Even after she's dead, apparently.

What follows, "It's alive! ..." in the quote from the 1931 film "Frankenstein"?

When you bring to life a creature from the pieces and parts of other bodies, you'd scream, "It's alive!" more than once, too. "Frankenstein" was a black-and-white horror film released in the 1930s, although it might be less scary than today's horror choices.

"The Godfather II" in 1974 gave us this sage piece of wisdom, "Keep your friends close ... " which concludes with what?

It's not bad life advice, right? "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," is a quote from "The Godfather II," released in 1974. The movie featured Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

Vivien Leigh let it be known in "A Streetcar Named Desire": "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the _______ ______ _________." How do you finish it?

This was a line delivered by Blanche DuBois, played by Vivien Leigh, in a classic from the 1950s called "A Streetcar Named Desire." DuBois offers up this quotable quote when she's being hauled off to a mental facility. Interesting.

"Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and ..." was a line delivered by a former president in the movie, "Knute Rockne, All American." (Seriously!) How does it end?

It was former President Ronald Reagan (also a former actor) who spoke this line in "Knute Rockne, All American," a movie from the 1940s. Reagan appeared in nearly two dozen films before embarking on a career in politics.

"Nobody puts _______ in a corner," is a one-liner from "Dirty Dancing." What goes in the blank?

Nobody puts Baby in a corner! In this movie, "Baby" is an actual character's name, a character played by Jennifer Grey. This popular quote was spoken not by Grey's character, however, but by Johnny, played by Patrick Swayze.

This quote from "Mommie Dearest" was screamed: "No ______ ______, ever!" What words are missing?

So, Joan Crawford was apparently pretty annoyed by wire hangers, screaming, "No wire hangers, ever!" as she proceeded to beat her daughter with them. The movie, "Mommie Dearest," was based on Crawford's life, with the role of Crawford played by Faye Dunaway.

"Wall Street," not surprisingly, gave us this quote that begins, "Greed, for lack of a better word, ..." Can you finish it?

Leave it to a movie by the name of "Wall Street" to give us a quote like, "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." This quote was delivered by Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas.

"________ ________, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" is a classic quote from "The Graduate." Who was being a seductress?

Dustin Hoffman delivers this line as character Ben Braddock in the 1967 flick, "The Graduate." It was Mrs. Robinson, played by Anne Bancroft, to whom the line was delivered. If you haven't seen it, the role of seduction is on full display, no "aren't you?" necessary.

Scarlett O'Hara delivers this quote as part of a mini-monologue in "Gone With the Wind": "As God is my witness ..." How does it end?

Played by Vivien Leigh, Scarlett O'Hara was a bit of a drama queen, which holds true for the scene when she's delivering this quote. She is lamenting the destruction to her home, the plantation called Tara.

What concludes this line from "Planet of the Apes": "Take your stinking paws off me ..."?

Phew, George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) was grouchy when he said, "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!" Of course, if you woke up on a planet being run by apes, you might say the same thing.

This line from "Dirty Harry" was delivered masterfully: "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' ..." What completes this quote?

Leave it to Clint Eastwood to deliver a scathing line like, "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?" All of that because Eastwood's character, Harry Callahan, had his meal interrupted. Yikes.

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