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List: Top 10 movie quotes in American Cinema

Date: 2005

Source: The American Film Institute

Base: AFI distributed a ballot with 400 nominated movie quotes to a jury of over 1,500 'directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers, critics and historians'. Jury members could choose up to 100 movie quotes from the list and nominate up to five quotes not on the ballot.

Notes: Lyrics from songs were not eligible. Only American films could be considered, with The AFI defining an American film as an English language motion picture with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States and over 60 minutes long. Click on the link to the AFI above for the top 100 and more info.

1. Gone With The Wind (1939): Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

2. The Godfather (1972): I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse..

3. On The Waterfront (1954): You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

4. The Wizard Of Oz (1939): Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

5. Casablanca (1942): Here's looking at you, kid.

6. Sudden Impact (1983): Go ahead, make my day.

7. Sunset Blvd. (1950): All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

8. Star Wars (1977): May the Force be with you.

9. All About Eve (1950): Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

10. Taxi Driver (1976): You talking to me?


   
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