Poll: What is your favorite opening line from a movie?
Poll by: borimor
Created Feb 23 2014
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
"Senator Samuel Foley - dead, yeah, yeah, died a minute ago - here at St. Vincent's."
Gone with the Wind (1939)
"What do we care if we were expelled from college, Scarlett. The war is gonna start any day now, so it won't affect college anyhow."
Citizen Kane (1941)
"Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
The Third Man (1949)
"I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm.."
Stalag 17 (1953)
"I don't know about you, but it always makes me sore when I see those war pictures. All about flying leathernecks and submarine patrols and frogmen and guerrillas in the Philippines. What gets me is that there never was a movie about POWs - about prisoners of war."
Moby Dick (1956)
"Call me Ishmael."
The Seventh Seal (1957)
"Who are you?" "I am Death."
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)
"Greetings, my friends! We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. "
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
"He was the most extraordinary man I ever knew."
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence, the word and the act."
Love Story (1970)
"What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?"
"...Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
The Godfather (1972)
"I believe in America. America has made my fortune."
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
"The life of a playwright is tough. It's not as easy as some people seem to think."
The Outsiders (1983)
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind..."
Stand by Me (1986)
"I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being."
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
"I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor. From now on, you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be 'Sir!' Do you maggots understand this?"
"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."
"Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family, Choose a f--king big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suit on hire purchased in a range of f--king fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the f--k you are on a Sunday morning..."
Fight Club (1999)
"People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden…"
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
"God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that."
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
"Random thoughts for Valentine's Day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap."
The Departed (2006)
"I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. "
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"Saigon... *beep* I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle."
The Jerk (1979)
"Huh? I am *not* a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my thermos."
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
"3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day."
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