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50 Best Final Lines In Movies

Saving the best for last...

Starting a script is a hard task but finding just the right line to end things on can be just as tough. While your audience may have started watching with a feeling of expectancy and excitement, chances are that come the conclusion, their eyes may be falling deeper into the destructive world of sleep.

Now's the time to fuel their dreams/nightmares with a catchy one-liner.

We've assembled 50 of the best here but would like to hear if you think we've missed any out. Comments are at the bottom.

(Images: All Star, Rex Features)

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    "You met me at a very strange time in my… More details

    Fight Club

    Fight Club

    "You met me at a very strange time in my life."

    The Narrator (Edward Norton)

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful… More details

    Casablanca

    Casablanca

    "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

    Rick (Humphrey Bogart)

  • Insomnia

    Insomnia

    "Let me sleep." Will Dormer (Al Pacino) More details

    Insomnia

    Insomnia

    "Let me sleep."

    Will Dormer (Al Pacino)

  • Back To The Future

    Back To The Future

    "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need… More details

    Back To The Future

    Back To The Future

    "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

    Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd)

  • Memento

    Memento

    "Now, where was I?" Leonard (Guy Pearce) More details

    Memento

    Memento

    "Now, where was I?"

    Leonard (Guy Pearce)

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    "Where we go from there is a choice I leave to… More details

    The Matrix

    The Matrix

    "Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

    Neo (Keanu Reeves)

  • Seven

    Seven

    "Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a… More details

    Seven

    Seven

    "Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part."

    William Somerset (Morgan Freeman)

  • Alien

    Alien

    "This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo,… More details

    Alien

    Alien

    "This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."

    Ripley (Sigourney Weaver)

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    "We will hunt him down because he can take it. Because… More details

    The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    "We will hunt him down because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight..."

    Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman)

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    "Why don't we just wait here for a little while... see… More details

    The Thing

    The Thing

    "Why don't we just wait here for a little while... see what happens..."

    MacReady (Kurt Russell)

  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job

    "Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea." Charlie… More details

    The Italian Job

    The Italian Job

    "Hang on, lads; I've got a great idea."

    Charlie Croker (Michael Caine)

  • Planet Of The Apes

    Planet Of The Apes

    "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn… More details

    Planet Of The Apes

    Planet Of The Apes

    "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

    George Taylor (Charlton Heston)

  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was… More details

    The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone."

    Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey)

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    "I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss,… More details

    Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    "I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss... I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss, I'm da boss."

    Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro)

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    "I'm not even gonna swat that fly. I hope they are… More details

    Psycho

    Psycho

    "I'm not even gonna swat that fly. I hope they are watching. They'll see. They'll see and they'll know and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly'..."

    Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)

  • Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    "No matter where he is, I thought you should know what… More details

    Million Dollar Baby

    Million Dollar Baby

    "No matter where he is, I thought you should know what kind of man your father really was."

    Scrap (Morgan Freeman)

  • Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    "So long... partner." Woody (Tom Hanks) More details

    Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    "So long... partner."

    Woody (Tom Hanks)

  • The Silence Of The Lambs

    The Silence Of The Lambs

    "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old… More details

    The Silence Of The Lambs

    The Silence Of The Lambs

    "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner..."

    Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins)

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    "I was cured all right!" Alex (Malcolm McDowell) More details

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    "I was cured all right!"

    Alex (Malcolm McDowell)

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    "You're not an asshole, Mark. You're just trying so… More details

    The Social Network

    The Social Network

    "You're not an asshole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be."

    Marylin Delpy (Rashida Jones)

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    "The horror, the horror..." Colonel Walter E.… More details

    Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    "The horror, the horror..."

    Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Marlon Brando)

  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    "Still, things won't ever be the way they were before… More details

    Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    "Still, things won't ever be the way they were before he came. But that's alright because if you hang onto the past you die a little every day. And for myself, I know I'd rather live."

    Danielle Bowden (Juliette Lewis)

  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    “Kevin, What Did You Do to My Room?” Buzz (Devin Ratray) More details

    Home Alone

    Home Alone

    “Kevin, What Did You Do to My Room?”

    Buzz (Devin Ratray)

  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    "Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a… More details

    L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    "Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona."

    Lynn Bracken (Kim Basinger)

  • Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon

    “I’m too old for this.” Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel… More details

    Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon

    “I’m too old for this.”

    Sergeant Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson)

  • E.T.

    E.T.

    "I'll be right here..." E.T. (E.T.) More details

    E.T.

    E.T.

    "I'll be right here..."

    E.T. (E.T.)

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    "You know somethin', Utivich? I think this just might… More details

    Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    "You know somethin', Utivich? I think this just might be my masterpiece."

    Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt)

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    "The truth is...I am Iron Man." Tony Stark… More details

    Iron Man

    Iron Man

    "The truth is...I am Iron Man."

    Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr)

  • Scarface

    Scarface

    "Go ahead! I take your f***ing bullets! You think you… More details

    Scarface

    Scarface

    "Go ahead! I take your f***ing bullets! You think you kill me with bullets? I take your f***ing bullets! Go ahead!"

    Tony Montana (Al Pacino)

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    "You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure.… More details

    American Beauty

    American Beauty

    "You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry: you will someday."

    Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey)

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    "The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for… More details

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    "The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too."

    Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)

  • Shallow Grave

    Shallow Grave

    "Oh yes, I believe in friends. I believe we need them,… More details

    Shallow Grave

    Shallow Grave

    "Oh yes, I believe in friends. I believe we need them, but if one day you find that you just can't trust them anymore then what then? What then?"

    David Stephens (Christopher Eccleston)

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    "This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm… More details

    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    "This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man."

    Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire)

  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    "Heil Hitler." Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes) More details

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    "Heil Hitler."

    Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes)

  • Leon

    Leon

    " I think we'll be OK here, Leon." Mathilda… More details

    Leon

    Leon

    " I think we'll be OK here, Leon."

    Mathilda (Natalie Portman)

  • The Ring

    The Ring

    "What about the person we show it to? What's happens… More details

    The Ring

    The Ring

    "What about the person we show it to? What's happens to them?"

    Aidan Keller (David Dorfman)

  • Rocky Balboa

    Rocky Balboa

    "Yo, Adrian, we did it. We did it." Rocky Balboa… More details

    Rocky Balboa

    Rocky Balboa

    "Yo, Adrian, we did it. We did it."

    Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)

  • Magnum Force

    Magnum Force

    "A man’s got to know his limitations." Harry… More details

    Magnum Force

    Magnum Force

    "A man’s got to know his limitations."

    Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood)

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    "The name's Bond. James Bond." James Bond (Daniel… More details

    Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    "The name's Bond. James Bond."

    James Bond (Daniel Craig)

  • Road To Perdition

    Road To Perdition

    "When people ask me if Michael Sullivan was a good… More details

    Road To Perdition

    Road To Perdition

    "When people ask me if Michael Sullivan was a good man, or if there was just no good in him at all, I always give the same answer. I just tell them, he was my father."

    Frank Sullivan Jr (Tyler Hoechlin)

  • Gandhi

    Gandhi

    "There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time… More details

    Gandhi

    Gandhi

    "There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always."

    Mahatma Gandhi (Ben Kingsley)

  • Gangs Of New York

    Gangs Of New York

    "And no matter what they did to build this city back… More details

    Gangs Of New York

    Gangs Of New York

    "And no matter what they did to build this city back up again ... for the rest of time ... it would be like nobody even knew we was ever here."

    Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio)

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    "Oh, no! It wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed… More details

    King Kong

    King Kong

    "Oh, no! It wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."

    Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong)

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane." Celine… More details

    Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane."

    Celine (Julie Delpy)

  • Kill Bill: Volume One

    Kill Bill: Volume One

    "One more thing, Sofie... is she aware her daughter is… More details

    Kill Bill: Volume One

    Kill Bill: Volume One

    "One more thing, Sofie... is she aware her daughter is still alive?"

    Bill (David Carradine)

  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    "This place makes me wonder... Which would be worse,… More details

    Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    "This place makes me wonder... Which would be worse, to live as a monster, or to die as a good man?"

    Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio)

  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    "We each owe a death - there are no exceptions - but,… More details

    The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    "We each owe a death - there are no exceptions - but, oh God, sometimes the Green Mile seems so long."

    Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks)

  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    "Well, nobody's perfect." Osgood Fielding III… More details

    Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    "Well, nobody's perfect."

    Osgood Fielding III (Joe E Brown)

  • Training Day

    Training Day

    "What a day. What a motherfuckin' day." Alonzo… More details

    Training Day

    Training Day

    "What a day. What a motherfuckin' day."

    Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington)

  • Goodfellas

    Goodfellas

    "Right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with… More details

    Goodfellas

    Goodfellas

    "Right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook."

    Henry Hill (Ray Liotta)

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