Can You Finish the Funniest Movie Quotes of All Time?
By: Lauren Lubas
7 Min Quiz
Image: Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment
About This Quiz
Although everyone has different criteria for what makes a movie funny, certain lines are ubiquitously and unanimously funny throughout comedic history. These are the lines that make you laugh so hard that tears come to your eyes. You may even remember where you were the first time you heard the lines, and you definitely have recited them over and over again (whether or not the timing was appropriate).
The best part about funny movie quotes is that they live with us for decades. Some of these quotes will be used to define a generation, while others become timeless references to what will always be funny.
In this quiz, you'll experience both kinds of quotes. We found 35 of the funniest movie lines of all time, and we want to see just how well you know your lines. Keep in mind that these quotes aren't necessarily all from comedy movies. Some of the funniest lines from movies come from dramas and crime movies ... this quiz would be incomplete if we just delivered Happy Madison and Mel Brooks classics, although several of those lines will be included. So, let's see if you have what it takes to finish these funniest movie quotes of all time.
Tribeca Productions / Nancy Tenenbaum Productions
"I have ______, Greg. Can you milk me?" What does Robert De Niro's character have in "Meet the Parents"?
There are some situations where you feel like you just can't win. Greg Focker feels this in "Meet the Parents" when he is up against Robert De Niro as the father of the woman he loves and wants to marry.
Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment
Sally Albright gives an Oscar-caliber performance of fake sexual sounds. Another diner remarks: "I'll have _____." Do you remember what the other diner asks for?
This moment in "When Harry Met Sally" is one of the most memorable and parodied scenes in movie history. Meg Ryan doesn't hold back when it comes to "finishing" with her salad in a diner full of people.
Paramount Pictures / Howard W. Koch Productions
Considered one of the funniest movie quotes of all time, Leslie Nielsen responds to the line, "Surely, you can't be serious" with a straight-faced answer of "I am serious, and ______." Can you finish the line?
This line might seem simple, but the method of delivery is where the genius really comes through. Leslie Nielsen comes through without changing his inflection or giving any indication that this is a joke.
Columbia-Delphi Productions / Black Rhino
When trying to explain the apocolyptic events that are about to happen in "Ghostbusters," Venkman tells the mayor it will be "Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! ________!"
No one could deliver this line with more passion and hilarity than Bill Murray. Of course, in the end, it only takes mentioning the voters to get the mayor to take action and help the Ghostbusters.
In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," Clark Griswald says "This is a full-blown, four-alarm ______." Can you finish the line?
When everyone is leaving, Clark wants everyone to stay, because they're going to have the "Hap, hap, happiest Christmas" despite everything that had happened up to that point. What comes next is a myriad of curse words.
Python (Monty) Pictures / Michael White Productions / National Film Trustee Company
After getting both of his arms cut off in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," this knight says, "It's just a _____." What is it?
When his first arm gets cut off, he says it's but a scratch. After both of his arms are lost, he continues dancing around and kicking King Arthur. Never forget that "The black knight always triumphs!"
Working Title Films
Walter Sobchak knows a thing or two about bowling. When Smoky goes over the line, he notes: "This is not Nam, it's bowling ______." Can you finish the quote?
When it comes to "The Big Lebowski," everyone has their favorite line. One thing is for sure; you don't want to mess with Walter Sobchak when it comes to the rules of bowling ... he has a weapon.
Lorne Michaels Productions
Regina's mom in "Mean Girls" has a specific way of defining herself. Do you know what it is? "I'm not like a regular mom, I'm a ______"
In an effort to stay young and important, Regina's mom tries to hang out with her daughter and her teen friends. It clearly annoys Regina, but shows that the dynamic of the family is just a little off altogether.
During an emotional breakdown, you can hear Ron Burgundy scream "I'm in a ______!" What does he say?
Everyone loves to see the ridiculousness of Ron Burgundy on the big screen. This character brings to light the stupidity of male chauvinism and the way that it once ruled the world (and may still).
Village Roadshow Pictures / VH1 Films / NPV Entertainment / Red Hour Productions / Scott Rudin Productions
When Derek Zoolander sees the model for his Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Do Other Stuff Good Too, how does he respond? "It has to be at least _____."
"Zoolander" is one of those movies that people either love or hate. The comedy is off-the-wall and unapologetic. This is what makes it so genius in the long run, but there are a few who don't understand the comedic gold.
Fox 2000 Pictures / Wendy Finerman Productions / Dune Entertainment
"The Devil Wears Prada" has some questionable moments. Can you finish this funny line: "I'm just one ______ away from my goal weight."?
While it's not necessarily the right message to send to young men and women out there, it is a diet plan that this character lives by. Of course, there are many more healthy ways to lose weight.
Type A Films / Marc Platt Productions / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elle Woods has an interesting video cover letter for Harvard Law. She states that she is comfortable with legal jargon. As a matter of fact, when someone catcalls her, she says "I _____!" Can you finish the line?
It can be difficult to watch people dismiss "Legally Blonde" as a movie that is simple and kind of stupid. However, the comedic genius of the film really brings it together with epic one-liners.
Lorne Michaels Productions
In "Mean Girls," Karen Smith isn't just the smartest girl on the team, but she even believes that she can predict the weather. Can you finish this statement: "It's like I have _____ or something."?
"Mean Girls" might be one of the best teen movies ever made. It brought to light that cliques are dangerous but very common in high schools across the country. And it made us laugh like crazy.
Ron Burgundy likes to make sure everyone knows who he is. Can you finish this line from the first time he meets Veronica Corningstone? "I don't know how to put this, but ________."
When considering the funny moments in movies, it is hard to ignore pretty much anything that Ron Burgundy says. Not only are his lines hilarious, but they are also memorable and off-the-wall funny.
Katja Motion Picture Corporation / Krevoy/Stabler/Wessler Production
When Harry Dunne is told to pull over by a police officer, he shouts: "No, it's a _____, but thanks for noticing!" Do you know what he says?
If you grew up in the 1990s and you don't quote "Dumb & Dumber," you may have missed something. This movie was one of the funniest, most talked about films in the schoolyard for an entire year.
In "Animal House," things get a little dark, but Bluto gives everyone a pep talk. Can you finish this line: "Was it over when the Germans _________?"
It most certainly wasn't over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor ... because they never did. However, Bluto was on a roll, so it was important to let him finish. After all, he might just start a food fight.
Little Bird / StudioCanal / Working Title Films
How does Bridget Jones describe her mother? "A strange creature from the time when _________."
Bridget Jones and her diary have accumulated quite the cult following over the years. Not only is it nice to see inside the world of a young woman trying to get her life together, but it's also nice to know that not everyone has to have it all by a certain age.
Sergeant Ernie Bilko dreamed of something specific. Do you remember what it was? "An honest week's pay for _____."
Steve Martin is the ultimate comedian when it comes to playing with language. If you blink (or the equivalent with your ears), you can very easily miss a jewel-encrusted gold nugget in one of his films.
Guber-Peters Company / PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Debra Hill Productions
In the mystery comedy, "Clue", Mrs. White says what of husbands? "Husbands should be like Kleenex, ________."
In a strange who-done-it movie, there is nothing like watching some of the best comedians of the day argue among themselves. "Clue" gives us mystery, fun and one heck of a board game.
According to Paul Rudd in "Knocked Up," what is marriage like? "That show __________, but it's not funny."
Playing the married and knowledgeable friend, Paul Rudd attempts to warn his friend against marriage for the sake of marriage. There isn't funny or pithy dialog in marriage, so it's not worth it.
How is Dark Helmet related to Lone Star in "Spaceballs"? "I'm your father's _______."
"Star Wars" was such a huge franchise that few even thought to attempt to parody it ... until "Spaceballs" came around. This film had everything, even if you weren't a "Star Wars" fan.
Amblin Entertainment / Universal Pictures
"Back to the Future" might be one of the best time travel movies ever made. Can you finish this funny line from Biff? "Why don't you make like a tree and ______?"
While there are countless quotable moments from "Back to the Future," showcasing Biff's intelligence was important here. He wasn't the brightest bulb, but he was the buffest, so it was important for George to stand up to him.
Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker
Do you think you can finish this line from the slapstick comedy, "Naked Gun"? "Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a ________, but it hurts."
The "Naked Gun" films gave us endless amounts of hilarity in the late 1980s and 1990s. We loved watching Leslie Nielsen take on the world ... even if he was rather ignorant of what was happening in that world.
Legendary Pictures / Green Hat Films / BenderSpink
In a memorable Alan moment from "The Hangover," he defends his accessories by saying: "It's not a man-purse. It's a satchel. ___________." Can you finish the line?
Even though Alan has tons of incredible quotes throughout "The Hangover" ("one-man wolfpack"), this one probably resonates with audiences who have seen the movie more than they wish to share.
What is Milton always looking for on "Office Space"? "Have you seen my ______?"
Although Milton seems like comic relief at the beginning of the film, he does end up becoming one of the most important characters in the end. Additionally, he is the character everyone wants to be because he gets what is coming to him.
Apatow Productions / Relativity Media
Melissa McCarthy has some epic movie moments. In "Bridesmaids," she mistakes a tall man for the groom-to-be. When she realizes it's not him, she says, "I'm glad he's single, 'cause ____" what?
"Bridesmaids" isn't a movie for the faint of heart. It can be crude, but it's all about what women really face in the days of wedding planning and the days leading to a wedding.
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment / Robert Simonds Productions
Robbie Hart isn't having a great day, but when someone brings up the fact he was left at the altar, he gets a little heated. What does he tell them to do? "Have a few things, then, you know, _______"
This line is delivered through Adam Sandler's teeth, and can come off as threatening, but only if you actually catch what he says. In this case, the guy who the line is delivered to takes a second to think about it.
"Rounders" might be a dramatic movie, but it does have some great lines. When Matt Damon walks in on the judge's poker game, he notes that "In this collection of great legal minds, there isn't ______." Can you finish the line?
The scene itself is set up in a genius manner. Damon's character has given up playing the game, but steps in to help his mentor out. While everyone at the table might be better off than him, they are all beneath him when it comes to this game.
Senator International / Kingsgate Films / Endgame Entertainment
"Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" has a cult following. Can you finish this line? "Did Doogie Houser just _____?"
Sometimes, all you really want is a slider and not just any slider, but the kind that you can eat in one bite that doesn't have anything but onions and holes on it. That's what this movie is all about.
Can you finish this hilarious line from "Groundhog Day"? "This is one time where television really fails to capture the _______."
If you were to watch anyone relive a day in their life a thousand times, you'd want that person to be Bill Murray. His dry delivery gives us all a reason to get out of bed again and again.
Eddie Murphy Productions
When it comes to love advice, comedies have it all. Do you remember this line from "Coming to America"? "You see, my son, there is a fine line between love and ____."
Eddie Murphy ruled the comedy scene in the 1980s and the majority of the 1990s. His films brought laughs to audiences around the world. In "Coming to America," he plays a prince who simply wants more, so he heads to New York to find what he's looking for.
In "Clueless", Amber always steals Cher's look. Cher says, "Do you prefer fashion victim or ______?" Can you finish the line?
When it comes to the fashionistas of the 1990s, everyone thinks of Cher from "Clueless." While some of her outfits were pretty intense, it didn't stop those around her trying to mimic her look.
Village Roadshow Pictures / VH1 Films / NPV Entertainment / Red Hour Productions / Scott Rudin Productions
Derek Zoolander is quite the philosopher. When he reflects on modeling, he says "You know, I love modeling. I'd like to do this forever. When I'm ______." Do you know the rest of the line?
Zoolander might be one of the most naive people on Earth, but he does have little gold flecks in his heart. He may not realize that he's shallow, and he'll never realize that he's not intelligent, but he's hilarious all around.
Jim Carey plays Fletcher Reede in "Liar Liar." When his son tells him that his teacher says real beauty is on the inside, how does Fletcher reply? "That's just something ________."
Not everyone is a good person, so getting hit with a supernatural truth wish can often lead to a few black eyes and kicks to the groin. This is what Fletcher Reede learns in "Liar Liar."
David Spade and Chris Farley were a comedic duo that couldn't be beaten. In "Tommy Boy," Farley says that a lot of people go to college for seven years. Spade responds with "They're called _____." What are they called?
The ever serious face of David Spade is no match for the wild side in Chris Farley. "Tommy Boy" brought the duo together to show just how well they work off of each other to create comedic gold across the board.
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