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30 movie quotes that mention the title of the film

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30 movie quotes that mention the title of the film
12 March 2022

There’s something smugly satisfying about hearing the title of a movie mentioned in a line of dialogue.

Admittedly, sometimes the smugness remains on screen (hello The Living Daylights) but on the whole, we enjoy checking it off as it happens.

Which is why we went and made this gallery of 30 examples of it happening.

Have we missed off any of your favourite examples? Let us know at the bottom.

Movies quotes where they say the movie's title

Movies quotes where they say the movie's title

1. Back To The Future

"No, I know; you did send me back to the future. But I'm back - I'm back from the future."

Marty McFly (Michael J Fox)

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2. The Dark Knight

"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. 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)

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3. Chinatown

"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."

Walsh (Joe Mantell)

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4. The Breakfast Club

"Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."

Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall)

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5. Full Metal Jacket

"Seven-six-two millimeter. Full metal jacket."

Private Gomer Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio)

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6. True Grit

"They tell me you’re a man with true grit."

Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld)

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7. Saving Private Ryan

"Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess."

Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore)

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8. Jurassic Park

"Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler... Welcome to Jurassic Park."

John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough)

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9. Face/Off

"l'd like to take his... his face... off. Yes. Now, if you'll excuse me, l have to use the little boy's wee-wee room."

Sean Archer (Nicolas Cage)

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10. E.T.

"E.T. phone home"

E.T.

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11. Gremlins

"You got-you gotta watch out for them forgeiners cuz they plant gremlins in their machinery."

Murry Futterman (Dick Miller)

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12. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, each prayer accepted and each wish resigned."

Mary (Kirsten Dunst)

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13. As Good As It Gets

"What if this is as good as it gets?"

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson)

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14. Any Given Sunday

"On any given Sunday you're gonna win or you're gonna lose. The point is - can you win or lose like a man?"

Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino)

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15. The Living Daylights

"Whoever she was, I must have scared the living daylights out of her."

James Bond (Timothy Dalton)

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16. Gran Torino

"And I'd like to leave my 1972 Gran Torino to..."

Lawyer (Marty Bufalini)

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17. Minority Report

"You said so yourself. There is no minority report, I don't have an alternate future. I am going to kill this man."

John Anderton (Tom Cruise)

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18. Inception

"Listen, there's something you should know about me... about inception. An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you."

Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio)

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19. The Others

"You're not going. You left us once already. You can't go. Why did you go and fight that stupid war that had nothing to do with us. Why didn't you stay like the others did?"

Grace (Nicole Kidman)

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20. Double Indemnity

"But let's take a look at that Dietrichson claim... accident and double indemnity. You were pretty good in there for awhile Keyes... you said it wasn't an accident, check. You said it wasn't suicide, check. You said it was murder... check."

Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray)

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21. Deep Blue Sea

"That's the answer to the riddle. Because that's what an 8000 pound mako thinks about. About freedom. About the deep blue sea."

Carter Blake (Thomas Jane)

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22. Clear And Present Danger

"These drug cartels represent a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States."

The President (Donald Moffat)

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23. Pineapple Express

"He could find the roach and say it's Pineapple Express in here! SAUL! He's the only guy who HAS Pineapple Express! He must've seen the murder or know - let's fuckin' kill him!"

Dale Denton (Seth Rogen)

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24. Vanilla Sky

"It's the real thing. His paintbrush painted that vanilla sky. His canvas. It was my mother's."

David (Tom Cruise)

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25. Double Jeopardy

"Ever hear of Double Jeopardy? Fifth Amendment to the constitution?"

Margaret Skolowski (Roma Maffia)

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26. Secrets & Lies

"Secrets and lies! We're all in pain! Why can't we share our pain?"

Maurice (Timothy Spall)

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27. The Aviator

"I'm Howard Hughes, the aviator."

Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio)

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28. Sound Of My Voice

"If you allow yourself to get quiet now and again, to really be still, you will hear the sound of my voice."

Maggie (Brit Marling)

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29. The Perfect Storm

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30. Panic Room

"We can't... we can't get in the panic room. That's the whole point. We have to get her to come out."

Junior (Jared Leto)

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