iAWW’s Top 101 Movie Quotes Spoken by Women
Ever turned to a famous movie quote to express yourself? Inspiring, uplifting, sloppy, or utterly mean – words can evoke powerful emotions, especially when uttered by kickass women. Since the advent of talkies, Hollywood has introduced moviegoers to unforgettable female characters; characters that have taken us on innumerable escapades, enlivening our lives with catchy one-liners. From, “Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?” (Bend it like Beckham) to “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” (The Wizard of OZ), here is the first of IAWW’S ‘101’ series of cinematic milestones – a definitive list of the top 101 movie quotes spoken by women.
Let’s dive in – Who knows, you might even find a mantra or two for life!
#101 BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002)
Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?
#100 THE FLY (Twentieth Century Fox, 1986)
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
#99 EASY A (Screen Gems, 2010)
Because I’m being judged by a jury of my peers, I will attempt to insert ‘like’ and ‘totally’ as much as possible.
#98 THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (Paramount Pictures, 1996)
ELISE ELLIOT ATCHISON
There are only three ages for women in Hollywood – Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy.
#97 THE WOMEN (MGM, 1939)
There’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society — outside of a kennel.
#96 JUNO (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007)
I still have your underwear.
I still have your virginity.
#95 ROSEMARY’S BABY (Paramount Pictures, 1968)
This isn’t a dream! This is really happening!
#94 MY COUSIN VINNY (Twentieth Century Fox, 1992)
MONA LISA VITO
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain’t never getting married!
#93 BUGSY (TriStar Pictures, 1991)
Why don’t you go outside and jerk yourself a soda?
#92 PITCH PERFECT (Universal Pictures, 2012)
Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts, and that’s what matters.
#91 WUTHERING HEIGHTS (United Artists, 1939)
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me — now — standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
#90 LEGALLY BLONDE (MGM, 2001)
Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated.
#89 WHALE RIDER (South Pacific Pictures, 2002)
KAHU PAIKEA APIRANA
My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs…
#88 BASIC INSTINCT (Carolco Pictures, 1992)
Killing isn’t like smoking. You can quit.
#87 ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Focus Features, 2004)
Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.
#86 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (Paramount Pictures, 1961)
I’ll tell you one thing, Fred, darling…I’d marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?
#85 DANGEROUS LIAISONS (Warner Bros., 1988)
MARQUISE DE MERTEUIL
When one woman strikes at the heart of another she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.
#84 ERIN BROCKOVICH (Universal Pictures, 2000)
They’re called boobs, Ed.
#83 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (MGM, 1952)
What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!
#82 THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (Twentieth Century Fox, 2006)
I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
#81 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Twentieth Century Fox, 1953)
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
#80 THELMA & LOUISE (MGM, 1991)
You’ve always been crazy. This is just the first chance you’ve ever had to really express yourself.
#79 FATAL ATTRACTION (Paramount Pictures, 1987)
I won’t be ignored, Dan!
#78 CLUELESS (Paramount Pictures, 1995)
#77 BUTTERFIELD 8 (MGM, 1960)
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
76 EVITA (Hollywood Pictures, 1996)
Don’t cry for me, Argentina.
#75 TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (Paramount Pictures, 1983)
Would you like to come in?
I’d rather stick needles in my eyes.
#74 CHINATOWN, Paramount Pictures, 1974)
She’s my sister! She’s my daughter!
#73 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Miramax, 1998)
I know something of a woman in a man’s profession. Yes, by God, I do know about that.
#72 SUPERMAN (Warner Bros., 1978)
You’ve got me? Who’s got you?
#71 THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE (Twentieth Century Fox, 1969)
Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.
#70 THE COLOR PURPLE (Warner Bros., 1985)
I loves Harpo, God knows I do. But I’ll kill him dead ‘fo I let him beat me.
#69 GILDA (Columbia Pictures, 1946)
If I’d been a ranch, they would’ve named me the Bar Nothing.
#68 STEEL MAGNOLIAS (TriStar Pictures, 1989)
Smile! It increases your face value.
#67 TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (Carolco Pictures, 1991)
You broke my arm!
There are 215 bones in the human body. That’s one.
#66 GREASE (Paramount Pictures, 1978)
Men are rats, listen to me, they’re fleas on rats, worse than that, they’re amoebas on fleas on rats. I mean, they’re too low for even the dogs to bite. The only man a girl can depend on is her daddy.
#65 PRECIOUS (Lionsgate Films, 2009)
CLAIREECE PRECIOUS JONES
I’m gonna break through or somebody gonna break through to me.
#64 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (Columbia Pictures, 1990)
I’m not a box. I don’t have sides. This is it. One side fits all.
#63 DRIVING MISS DAISY (Warner Bros., 1989)
Hoke, you’re my best friend.
#62 THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Twentieth Century Fox, 1965)
When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.
#61 FARGO (Gramercy Pictures, 1996)
#60 SOPHIE’S CHOICE (Universal Pictures, 1982)
You mean, I have to choose?
#59 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (Touchstone Pictures, 1988)
I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.
#58 CAMILLE (MGM, 1936)
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
#57 THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (Twentieth Century Fox, 1951)
Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!
#56 GHOST (Paramount Pictures,1990)
#55 TITANIC (Twentieth Century Fox and Paramount Pictures, 1997)
ROSE DEWITT BUKATER
It’s been 84 years and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china had never been used. The sheets had never been slept in. Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was…
#54 MARY POPPINS (Disney, 1964)
MRS. WINNIFRED BANKS
Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group, they’re rather stupid.
#53 NOTTING HILL (Universal Pictures, 1999)
I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
#52 FINDING NEMO (Disney, 2003)
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.
#51 CARMEN JONES (Twentieth Century Fox, 1954)
Scuse my dust, gentlemen. The air’s gettin’ mighty unconditioned ’round here.
#50 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (The Associates & Aldrich Company, 1962)
You mean, all this time we could have been friends?
#49 THE EXORCIST (Warner Bros., 1973)
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
#48 ANNA CHRISTIE (MGM, 1930)
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, baby.
#47 WORKING GIRL (Twentieth Century Fox, 1988)
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
#46 FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (Paramount Pictures, 1943)
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?
#45 ALIENS (Twentieth Century Fox, 1986)
REBECCA “NEWT” JORDAN
They mostly come out at night… Mostly.
#44 NINOTCHKA (MGM, 1939)
Must you flirt?
Well, I don’t have to, but I find it natural.
#43 A CRY IN THE DARK (Warner Bros., 1988)
The dingo took my baby!
#42 STAR WARS (Twentieth Century Fox, 1977)
Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?
#41 MISERY (Castle Rock Entertainment, 1990)
I am your biggest fan.
#40 DETOUR (Producers Releasing Corporation, 1945)
Stop makin’ noises like a husband.
#39 CABIN IN THE COTTON (Warner Bros., 1932)
I’d love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
#38 BORN YESTERDAY (Columbia Pictures, 1950)
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry? Drop dead!
#37 PINOCCHIO (Disney, 1940)
THE BLUE FAIRY
A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as clear as the nose on your face.
#36 MILDRED PIERCE (Warner Bros., 1945)
Personally, Veda’s convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
#35 I’M NO ANGEL (Paramount Pictures, 1933)
Well, it’s not the men in your life that counts, it’s the life in your men.
#34 MOONSTRUCK (MGM, 1987)
Snap out of it!
#33 THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures, 2011)
You is kind. You is smart. You is important.
#32 KILL BILL: VOL. 1 (Miramax, 2003)
Those of you lucky enough to still have their lives, take them with you! However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now…
Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!
#30 PRETTY WOMAN (Touchstone Pictures, 1990)
I was in here yesterday you wouldn’t wait on me. You work on commission, right? BIG MISTAKE! Big! Huge! I have to go shopping now.
#29 HELL’S ANGELS (United Artists, 1930)
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?
#28 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES (Disney, 1937)
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
#27 GREASE (Paramount Pictures, 1978)
Tell me about it, stud.
#26 POLTERGEIST (MGM, 1982)
CAROL ANNE FREELING
#25 FUNNY GIRL (Columbia Pictures, 1968)
#24 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Warner Bros., 1951)
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
#23 ALIENS (Twentieth Century Fox, 1986)
Get away from her, you bitch!
#22 AUNTIE MAME (Warner Bros., 1958)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!
#21 MOMMIE DEAREST (Paramount Pictures, 1981)
No wire hangers, ever!
#20 THE COLOR PURPLE (Warner Bros., 1985)
I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I’m here. I’m here.
#19 WIZARD OF OZ (MGM, 1939)
THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!
#18 THE FOREST (Warner Bros., 1949)
What a dump.
#17 ANNIE HALL (United Artists, 1977)
#16 NOW, VOYAGER (Warner Bros., 1942)
Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars.
#15 GRAND HOTEL (MGM, 1932)
I want to be alone.
#14 SHE DONE HIM WRONG (Paramount Pictures, 1933)
Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?
#13 GONE WITH THE WIND (MGM, 1939)
As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.
#12 STAR WARS (Twentieth Century Fox, 1977)
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.
#11 TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (Warner Bros., 1944)
MARIE ‘SLIM’ BROWNING
You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.
#10 SUNSET BOULEVARD (Paramount Pictures, 1950)
I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.
#9 CASABLANCA (Warner Bros., 1942)
Play it, Sam. Play “As Time Goes By.”
#8 JERRY MAGUIRE (TriStar Pictures, 1996)
You had me at “hello.”
#7 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (Columbia Pictures, 1989)
OLDER WOMAN CUSTOMER
I’ll have what she’s having.
#6 LOVE STORY (Paramount Pictures, 1970)
Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
#5 ALL ABOUT EVE (Twentieth Century Fox, 1950)
Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.
#4 THE WIZARD OF OZ (MGM, 1939)
There’s no place like home.
#3 GONE WITH THE WIND (MGM, 1939)
After all, tomorrow is another day.
#2 SUNSET BOULEVARD (Paramount Pictures, 1950)
All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.
#1 THE WIZARD OF OZ (MGM, 1939)
Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.