25 of the Most Quotable Comedies

After leaving the theater, a good comedy will have your head crammed full of hilarious one-liners that roll of the tongue. This list counts down the movies with the best quotes that keep the humor alive long after you've seen the movie.

 

25. Meet the Parents

"Oh, you can milk just about anything with nipples."

 Meeting your significant others' parents for the first time is stressful enough when one of them isn't an ex-intelligence agent. The tension between Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro makes this movie shine with nervous energy. It also teaches the downfalls of saying, "bomb," on a plane.

 

24. Semi-Pro

"If you see a possum, try to kill it. It's not a pet."

 What kind of list would this be without some Will Ferrell quotage? Will Ferrell has plenty of crazy quotes in this movie and Semi-Pro follows Will Ferrell's knack for non-sequitur quotes.

 

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23. Kindergarten Cop

"It's not a tumor!"

 What is this movie doing on here? Let's face it, any Arnold Schwarzenegger movie will be filled with great quotes, simply because everyone loves to imitate his Austrian accent. What other movie can you hear Arnold asking the question, "Who is your daddy and what does he do?"

 

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22. Superbad

"I am McLovin."

 McLovin may be the best name ever invented. Pay no heed to the naysayers; everyone wants a Hawaiian driver's license with the single name "McLovin" printed on it.

 

21. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

"Reh-huh-eaaaally!"

 Sometimes it's hard to look back and think that Ace Ventura was Jim Carey's breakthrough movie that turned him into a household name. Over the top behavior turned an every day word like "really" into a reference to this movie.

 

20. Wedding Crashers

"The meatloaf! What is she doing? I never know what she's doing back there."

 Back when Vince Vaughn still made funny movies, Wedding Crashers made a huge hit with the college age crowd. Of course, the best quotes come from Will Ferrell's outlandish performance as Chazz. The movie never did let us know what she was doing in there though...

 

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19. Dodgeball

"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!"

 Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn make another appearance on this list with Dodgeball. White Goodman's over exaggeration of the hyper-obsessed culture of workout maniacs provides plenty of laughs and outrageously stupid quotes.

 

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18. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

"Oh, behave."

 Michael Myers reintroduced us into mod culture and British dental hygiene stereotypes like no other. After this movie came out, it became difficult to go more than an hour without hearing an Austin Powers impersonation.

 

17. Borat

"Nice."

 Love it or hate it, Borat was a phenomenon that could not be avoided. Borat's quotes all stem from his inability to fully grasp the English language and American culture. After this movie, everyone likes to make sexy time.

 

16. Ghostbusters (I & II)

"We had part of a slinky. I straightened it."

 Bill Murray stole the show with his classic Bill Murray-ness, but let us not forget Egon! Egon's quotes were more unexpected and packed with good bits of humor punch. Harold Ramis' straight-faced delivery makes his quotes that much more enjoyable. Add that in with some quirky Dan Akroyd action and you have a movie with enough quotes to last a lifetime.

 

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15. The Blues Brothers

"We're on a mission from God."

 The Blues Brothers had it all - Dan Akroyd and John Belushi, famous musicians performing blues and soul music and of course, great quotes.

 

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14. The Hangover

"Not at the table, Carlos!"

 When the Hangover came out, everyone was ranting and raving about one-man wolf packs, Mike Tyson and whether or not tigers like cinnamon. Of course, Baby Carlos was the one who really needed a lesson in table manners. Honestly, right at the table? Come on!

 

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13. Dumb and Dumber

"Just when I think you couldn't possibly get any dumber, you go and do something like this and totally redeem yourself."

 Harry and Lloyd both have more than a few screws loose, which makes for some of the most idiotic moments in film. The moment Harry starts to show a little bit of sense, he turns it around into a quote and solidifies his status as a complete moron.

 

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12. Spaceballs

"I see your Schwartz is as big as mine."

 Full of cheap laughs and silly gags, Spaceballs takes stupid humor to the next level. Rick Moranis delivers comical phrases with the perfect Napoleon complex, so it's a shame to think he retired.

 

11. The Princess Bride

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, now prepare to die!"

 Although saying your own name and then swearing to kill someone might not sound like a quote you would want to walk around saying, The Princess Bride makes it into one of the best quotes around. Aside from that, the comedic adventure movie is filled with witty quotes between Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Wallace Shawn that everyone can enjoy.

 

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10. Airplane!

"And don't call me Shirley!"

 Jam-packed full of word play and puns, Airplane! has some of the best short dialogues in any comedy movie to date.

 

9. Billy Madison

"O'Doyle rules!"

 Before Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler was the king of strange and childish behavior. Even people who have never seen Billy Madison, probably know that the O'Doyle family rules.

 

8. Napoleon Dynamite

"How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains."

 Napoleon Dynamite proved that making a funny movie doesn't even require a plot. Just combine weird characters with even weirder conversations and mix in a little bit of common high school triviality. Jon Heder delivers lines like a true high school nerd, but Uncle Rio's delusional confidence in his own football skills make for some of the funniest moments in the movie.

 

7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

"We can't stop here. This is bat country."

 Fear and Loathing is an ode to strange behavior and even stranger quotes. Taken out of context, the quotes make no sense. Taken in context, the quotes still don't always make sense, but that does not stop everyone from busting these movie lines out.

 

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6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"It's just a flesh wound."

 The crew of Monty Python turned wacky and strange humor into an art form. Who doesn't have the dialogue between the Black Knight and King Arthur memorized?

 

5. Spinal Tap

"These go to eleven."

 This is Spinal Tap was the movie that taught everyone just how stupid and wild a metal band could be. Of course, the best quote comes from guitarist Nigel's inability to have a good answer for why they don't make 10 louder amps.

 

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4. Anchorman

"60% of the time, it works all the time."

 Will Ferrell? Again? In the world of Ron Burgundy, little makes much sense, but that's the genius of Will Ferrell. The reason Will Ferrell quotes work, is that they make about as much sense in the movie, as they do outside of it, and they are strange enough to make anyone do a double take.

 

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3. Caddyshack

"Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greens keeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole! It's in the hole!"

 Almost every line in Caddyshack evokes a chuckle, but Bill Murray gets all the best lines of the movie. Other great lines come from his antics in trying to solve the gopher problem.

 

2. The Big Lebowski

"Mark it zero!"

 One man's journey to replace his urine soaked rug that really tied the room together produced some of the best movie quotes of all time. The entire Coen brothers' script is littered with funny one-liners and quirky behavior that could only come from the mind of the Coen brothers. Walter steals one scene by pulling a gun on fellow bowler, Smokey, to let him know that cheating will not be tolerated.

 

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1. The Three Stooges

"Oh, a wise guy, eh?"

 One of the oldest comedy series still holds strong with quotes. The father of most comedy movies, you can still catch people quoting these three knuckleheads today, almost 90 years since the original Stooges first lit up the silver screen.

 

Ryan Heuer is a self-proclaimed movie nerd and has probably seen every movie on this list at least a dozen times.

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