The most memorable phrases in the history of cinema

The most memorable phrases in the history of cinema (Photo: Infobae México/ Jovani Pérez)

On several occasions, the cultural industry has crossed the entertainment barrier, as some of its works remain persistently in the popular culture of millions of consumers, who, regardless of the product, genre or era, show clear references to their appreciation. thereto. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the phrases that have been stated in the seventh art are so memorable as well as clear winks that adults and children easily understand.

Faced with a challenge, it is normal to hear “May the Force be with you”, to try to convince someone to apply a “I’ll make him an offer he can not refuse” it could work, or even to say goodbye to someone or take it for granted that a victory has been obtained by externalizing the classic “Goodbye, baby” will be understood even by the most recent generations.

But this is not a coincidence or a popular question that was born within the same society, since some of the most important films in the history of cinema have caused these phrases with which they identify to be used in the daily lifeeven though even some they do not know its origin. We present you those lines that not only made each of the actors who enunciated them transcend, but also reached various countries breaking the language barrier.

" The sixth Sense" has one of the most unexpected endings of its genre (photo: JustWatch)
“The sixth sense” has one of the most unexpected endings of its genre (photo: JustWatch)

This is the repeated quote that says Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) to Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), the two protagonists of The sixth Sense. Although within the story it is more than transcendental, since it just gave one of the most unexpected endings of the suspense and horror genre, it has also reached thousands of people in terms of “paranormal” or fear issues.

poster of "The Godfather"(Photo: Paramount Pictures)
Poster for “The Godfather” (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

In this 2022, The Godfather celebrated its 50th anniversary since its premiere in 1972. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and winner of three Oscars, it grossed around 135 million dollars in the United States alone and more than 260 million dollars worldwide, when ironically the budget for its production It was nothing more and nothing less than 6 million dollars.

Although its performances, plot and direction have made it one of the greatest film installments in history, according to professional critics and moviegoers, some of its impressive dialogue was also key to its success.

For example, “Now you come to me and say: ‘Don Corleone, do justice.’ But you don’t ask respectfully. You don’t offer me your friendship. you don’t even call me The Godfather” either “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can’t be a man.” captivated millions of people, because this film has been a model that not all short and direct lines can end up staying in the social collective.

The tape is a reference for hundreds of phrases that have been used as "winks" in other tapes (Photo: Courtesy)
The tape is a reference for hundreds of phrases that have been used as “winks” in other tapes (Photo: Courtesy)

Other honorable mentions are: “Never let anyone know what you think”, “It’s not personal Tom, just business.”, “If history has taught us anything, it is that anyone can be killed”, “I believe in America”, “Keep your mouth shut, and your eyes open”, “A lawyer with his suitcase can rob more than a hundred armed men”, “Italians think that the world is so hard that you need two parents, that’s why everyone has a godfather”, “Where does it say you can’t kill a cop?” and the classic “Every man has his own destiny”.

"gone With the Wind" It is another of the great classics of Hollywood cinema (Photo: File)
“Gone with the Wind” is another of the great classics of Hollywood cinema (Photo: File)

Sophisticated and friendly, this is one of the phrases most used by people to imply that something is not of their interest. The phrase was said by the actor Clark Gableplaying Rhett Butler, in what are his last words to Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), during the classic gone With the Wind 1939. It occurs near the end of the tape when she asks him “Where will I go? What will I do?”, just before he left her. He replies “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” in its original language-, before closing the door.

Vivien Leigh gained worldwide fame with her phrase Photos: @andreatome_
Vivien Leigh gained worldwide fame with her phrase Photos: @andreatome_

Honorific mention: “Really, tomorrow is another day”, is the response of the character of Leigh to that of Gable, one of those that has had the greatest female empowerment, because at the time she broke with the stereotype that “a woman could not go on without a man”.

The scene caused such an impact that it is now used in romantic dates (Photo: Castle Rock Entertainment)
The scene caused such an impact that it is now used in romantic dates (Photo: Castle Rock Entertainment)

Applied in millions of quotes and situations where discomfort is the real protagonist, this phrase from the movie When Harry found Sally (1989) catapulted the careers of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. It happens when a lady at the table next to Harry Y sally observe, after seeing how this simulates an orgasm. Situation that turned the film into one of the best comedies in the history of cinema, according to critics.

The original tape is from 1931 (Photo: Universal Pictures)
The original tape is from 1931 (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Yes, another horror classic and that in each season of Halloween, Day of the Dead or Halloween -depending on the country- is remembered, since it was part of the movie that gave one of the most recognized monsters worldwide. doctor frankensteinfrom 1931, gave the actor Colin CliveHenrythe creator of the rare character- one of the most popular and used lines in many more tapes, such as Van Helsing: Vampire Hunterwhich is also part of the list of the best horror movies in the history of cinema, according to the website Rotten Tomatoessomething for which it was selected by the United States Library of Congress along with other works to be preserved in the National Film Registry.

“To infinity and beyond!”, Buzz Lightyear (Photo: Disney)
“To infinity and beyond!”, Buzz Lightyear (Photo: Disney)

“To infinity and beyond!”, is possibly considered by fans of the most famous mouse house in the world as the one that fully represents the essence of the children’s production company. Belonging to the saga of toy story -and even his Spin-off- is mentioned by buzz lightyearbeing such a great reference in popular culture that it has even reached the world of literature, music, acting and teachings of all kinds that one person gives to another to motivate them.

However, the company waltdisney has many more, such as: “Oh yes… The past can hurt, but the way I see it you can run from it or learn” in The Lion King (1994), “Keep swimming” in Finding Nemo (2003), “Life is not a spectator sport: if you spend your time observing, you will see your life go by and you will be left behind” by The Hunchback of Notre Dame“You are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” with winnie the pooh either “”It is not possible that a world that does so many wonders is so bad” in The little Mermaid.

The 1995 film is one of the most important in the historical drama genre (Photo: Instagram/@Universal Pictures)
The 1995 film is one of the most important in the historical drama genre (Photo: Instagram/@Universal Pictures)

Seen by many young people in 1995, although they may not be so young now, the problem mentioned in apollo 13converts it into a phrase used so that, in an “encrypted” way, it is referred to that something is going wrong.

The planet of the apes, the 1968 film was the first presentation in history
The planet of the apes, the 1968 film was the first presentation in history

Although there are already new versions and the popular saga was even restarted, Planet of the Apes (1968) gave another of the most memorable phrases in the history of cinema, which although it has also been adapted to other films, under different contexts and characters, it is usually common to hear it when someone is not “very liked” by a person.

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The most memorable phrases in the history of cinema