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30 Funny Movie One-Liners You Can Use In Real Life

13 August 2013 | Features, Other Lists | by David Zou

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Can’t find proper words when you are dealing with a tough situation? Need an ultimate insult when you have to fight back? Or you are just looking for something cool to say when you hang out with your friends? No problem, you can always look up the “movie dictionary”, where you could easily find hundreds of interesting one-liners to use in day-to-day life.

In case you are a lazy person, we have 30 funny movie one-liners in store here for you to remember, and feel free to use them in the real life context which we also pointed out for you.


30. Mean Streets


The One-Liner: “What’s a mook?”

Original Context: Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro) doesn’t take kindly to being called a mook, whatever it means.

Use In Real Life: When you’re talking to someone, and you can’t understand a word they’re saying.


29. Reservoir Dogs


The One-Liner: “You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologise.”

Original Context: Mr White (Harvey Keitel) doesn’t take kindly to being threatened, even in jest.

Use In Real Life: When somebody’s giving you a load of shit.


28. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid


The One-Liner: “Who are those guys?”

Original Context: The titular outlaws (Paul Newman, Robert Redford) take turns trying to work out the identity of their inescapable pursuers.

Use In Real Life: To dismiss those upstarts who are trying to usurp your position in life.


27. The Producers


The One-Liner: “You shut up! You are the audience! I am the author! I OUTRANK you!”

Original Context: Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars) shouts down his critics at the premiere of Springtime For Hitler.

Use In Real Life: When you need to end an argument in a hurry.


26. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


The One-Liner: “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.”

Original Context: Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner) puts the appeal into sex appeal.

Use In Real Life: If you’re feel that being cheeky is going to get you out of trouble.


25. Heathers


The One-Liner: “Fuck me gently with a chainsaw.”

Original Context: Alpha-bitch Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) expresses her exasperation with wannabe ‘Heather’ Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder).

Use In Real Life: When “oh my gosh” won’t cut it.

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  • Iam_Spartacus

    “It’s like your Aunt Edna’s ass, it goes on forever and just gets more frightening”
    Original Context:
    Jason Robards discribing the duration and frustrations of being a parent.
    Use In Real Life:
    Use as a metaphor for any complicated life experience. If you don’t have an Aunt Edna, just fill in the blank.

  • Pronk

    I prefer using game over man, game over! From aliens.

  • Vince Duggan

    “Withnail…” could have a section on its own:
    “I feel like a pig shat in my head.”
    “Free to those that can afford it, very expensive to those that can’t.”
    ” I want something’s flesh!”