Top 25 Funny Movie Quotes

Updated March 9, 2023 | Infoplease Staff
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Some of the best film quotes of all time come from comedy movies. We've come up with a list of the funniest quotes from comedies over the years. Some are iconic Hollywood movie lines, others less so, but if any of these make you laugh or prompt you to check out the movie in question then we've achieved our aim. Enjoy!

The Top 25 Funny Movie Quotes

  1. "Well, nobody's perfect!" - Some Like It Hot, 1959.

    Jack Lemmon, disguised as a woman - Daphne - to escape the mob. flees by boat. With the driver insistent on marrying Daphne, Lemmon rips off his wig and says, "I'm a man!" The driver is undeterred.

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  2. "She doesn't even go here!" - Mean Girls, 2004.

    As we watch various people get ready for a wedding, we see the best man fast asleep. When he wakes and realizes how late he is, this profanity makes up the first five words of the film. 

  3. "I'll have what she's having." - When Harry Met Sally, 1989.

    Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in front of the other diners. Another woman placing her order, fact - the director's mother., wishes to follow Ms. Ryan's lead. 

  4. "I demand to have some booze!" - Withnail and I, 1987.

    A struggling actor with a drinking problem ends up drinking lighter fluid with unpleasant consequences.

  5. "What's wrong with being sexy?" - This Is Spinal Tap, 1984.

    The record label is refusing to release the eponymous band's new album due to the sexist imagery on the cover. Their guitarist misunderstands the word ‘sexist'.

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  6. "All right, we'll call it a draw." - Monty Python and The Holy Grail, 1974.

    King Arthur wishes to pass the intimidating Black Knight and a fight ensues. Having had both arms and legs chopped off, the Black Knight refuses to concede. 

  7. "I am serious and don't call me Shirley" - Airplane, 1980.

    Leslie Nielsen's deadpan doctor asks a passenger if he can land the crewless plane. The passenger responds, "surely you can't be serious?" setting up this classic retort.

  8. "It'll be 9/11 times a hundred…..yes, 91,100." - Team America: World Police, 2004.

    The mentor of Team America briefs the team on an imminent terror attack and manages to reduce America's worst tragedy to a mathematical figure.

  9. "I can see! I have legs!" - Trading Places, 1984.

    When two police officers exposed a beggar pretending to be a blind, paraplegic Vietnam veteran, he miraculously recovers. 

  10. "He's stood right behind me, isn't he?" - City Slickers, 1991.

    Billy Crystal is describing how scary he finds the cowboy leading his cattle drive. He then realizes the cowboy is standing right behind him. 

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  11. "I'm in a glass case of emotion!" - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004.

    After his dog is kicked off a bridge, San Diego's premier newsreader played by Will Ferrell has a meltdown in a phone booth. 

  12. "Well it's Groundhog Day...again." - Groundhog Day, 1993.

    As Bill Murray's weatherman realizes, for the first time. that he is living the same day over again, his stuttering intro is more accurate than he realizes. 

  13. "One million dollars!" - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, 1997.

    Austin Powers' nemesis, Dr. Evil, attempts to hold the world to ransom. But he doesn't realize how little a million dollars is in modern money. 

  14. "He slimed me!" - Ghostbusters, 1984.

    When the Ghostbusters discover a blob-like ghost in a hotel, it attacks Bill Murray, covering him in ectoplasmic goo.

  15. "Those aren't pillows!" - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, 1987.

    Two strangers end up sharing a bed and wake up spooning one another. However, John Candy's hand is not where he thinks it is. 

  16. "I'm the luckiest woman in the world!" "So am I." - The Naked Gun, 1988.

    When hapless cop Frank Drebin's beau tells him how lucky she is to be with him, Frank doesn't bother changing his gender when responding. 

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  17. "What is this? A center for ants?" - Zoolander, 2001.

    Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander is critical of the building model of his children's reading center.

  18. "Let's play chess!" - Blazing Saddles, 1974.

    When the newly installed sheriff of Rock Ridge asks his prisoner what his interests are, he replies "chess" and "screwing". The sheriff suggests the former. 

  19. "Where did I go right?" - The Producers, 1967.

    In Mel Brooks's comedy, the producers realise their show is a hit but wonder why since they had "the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast". 

  20. "The PC term is 'Hymenally Challenged'." - Clueless, 1998.

    A joke that not everyone understood on the first watch-through, Dionne responds to Tai's question about whether or not Cher is a virgin with this comeback. 

  21. "Tic Tac, Officer?" - Dumb and Dumber, 1994.

    As two guys drive to Aspen, one uses empty beer bottles to relieve himself. When they are pulled over by a traffic cop, the cop takes a sip from one of the bottles. 

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  22. "I'm about to do to you what Limp Bizkit did to music in the late 90s." - Deadpool, 2016.

    As the wisecracking superhero prepares to do his worst with one of his enemies, he dismantles the reputation of one of the most popular Nu Metal bands. 

  23. "You can't fight in here. This is the war room." - Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964.

    American and Russian representatives start fighting while attempting to avert a nuclear war. Such was this film's impact that it inspired changes in international policy. 

  24. "It's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one." - The Hangover, 2009.

    Brother of the bride Alan attempts to explain his "man purse" to his fellow bachelor party guests. 

  25. "Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first." - Duck Soup, 1933.

    We end with the master of the one-liner. Groucho Marx mercilessly teases his benefactor and potential wife. Which pretty much describes every great Marx Brothers picture.

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball! (Star Wars: A New Hope, 1977)

These famous quotes serve as examples of great writing, great timing, and great delivery. We hope we made you laugh and, who knows, maybe your next favorite movie will come from this list. If we have missed any of your top comedies or a title from another genre, there's a good chance one of them will be listed below.

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