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Summertime sequel: this time, memorable five-word movie lines

It’s time for another installment of our lists of memorable movie lines — this time, 26 examples of five-word lines of dialogue that are so unique that many folks will be able to identify the film from that snippet alone.

Below, we’ll start with five easy, can’t-miss lines. But first, for anyone who wants to catch up — or review the four earlier installments — here are the links:

One-word lines.

Two-word lines.

Three-word lines.

And four-word lines.

Now, on to the list — this time, though, the answers won’t appear until the end of the list, so you can try your skills at naming the show. (Most of the quotes have links to a film clip that identifies the movie, so don’t click through until you’re done guessing.)

And as always, feel free to add other favorite memorable five-word lines in the Comment section below.

1. “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

2. “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

3. “Houston, we have a problem.”

4. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

5. “I’m king of the world!”

6. “I won’t be ignored, Dan.”

7. “You can’t handle the truth.”

8.  “Round up the usual suspects.”

9. “Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!” 

10. “I want to be alone.”

11. “Eddie, you’re a born loser.”

12. “They call me Mr. Tibbs!”

13. “You had me at hello.”

14. “There’s no crying in baseball.”

15. “I want the fairy tale.”

16. “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”

17. “Go ahead, make my day.”

18. “There is no bad boy.”

19. “This was no boating accident!”

20. “There’s no place like home.”

21. “We don’t want the Irish!”

22. “Fifty bucks never killed anybody.”

23. “I’ll have what she’s having.”

24. “The dishes are done, man!”

25. “We are an American family.”

26. “He’s so hot right now.”

Answers:
1. “Casablanca” (1942)

2. “A Christmas Story” (1983)

3. “Apollo 13” (1995)

4. “Chinatown” (1974)

5. “Titanic” (1997)

6. “Fatal Attraction” (1987)

7. “A Few Good Men” (1992)

8. “Casablanca” (1942)

9. “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964)

10. “Grand Hotel” (1932)

11. “The Hustler” (1961)

12. “In the Heat of the Night” (1967)

13. “Jerry Maguire” (1996)

14. “A League of Their Own” (1992)

15. “Pretty Woman” (1990)

16. “Goldfinger” (1964)

17. “Sudden Impact” (1983)

18. “Boys Town” (1938)

19. “Jaws” (1975)

20.  “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

21. “Blazing Saddles” (1974)

22. “Used Cars” (1980)

23. “When Harry Met Sally” (1989)

24. “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” (1991)

25. “You’ve Got Mail” (1998)

26. “Zoolander” (2001)

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by myles spicer on 06/18/2010 - 09:32 am.

    Great. Funny. Keep up the good work (and the series)

  2. Submitted by Jodi Gustafson on 06/18/2010 - 10:15 am.

    This is fun! But we’ve got to give The Princess Bride (1987) some love–

    Have fun stormin’ the castle!

  3. Submitted by Scott Chambers on 06/19/2010 - 09:20 pm.

    “Nobody can eat fifty eggs”

  4. Submitted by anderson smith on 08/17/2015 - 12:15 am.

    Nice article that you have shared with us. I have really enjoyed a little bit of it. Movies are the best source to get some refreshment or release stress. Chronic stress can be compared to the fuel tank car or plane that has cracked and leaking. Clearly, this can easily end in tragedy. Why is it important enough sleep? Lack of sleep leads to stress, as a result of this is a weakening of the immune system. How many hours of sleep you need for a good rest? Exactly eight instead of six or even five. Many young people do not realize this, so it is often possible to see how the streets go teenagers, a kind of sleepy flies that are even slightly swaying on the go and talk gibberish. Parents who have nearly grown children, understand what I’m telling you. Anyways, I also used online sources like letmewatchthis or letsmewatchthis.net to get some entertainment. Once again thanks for making the nice effort.

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