Top 10: One-Liners in Action Films
The best of the best one-liners!


After so much dispute about the last 'Top 10', I was very reluctant to actually make another one. But I've decided to give it a go with the the best one-liners from action films. And let me assure you, I have seen all these movies!




#10 - “They’ve been de-ka**ir-nated!”
As seen in Lethal Weapon 2, said by Sergeant Roger Murtaugh...



The term 'ka**ir' is an offensive term for a black person. In Lethal Weapon 2, Sergeant Roger Murtaugh attempts to catch a group of African men who've run afoul from the law, he has the pleasure of saying that line.




#9 - "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."
As seen in Jaws, said by Police Chief Martin Brody...



Surprisingly, the line 'You're gonna need a bigger boat" was actually ad-libbed (made up on the spot - unscripted) by the actor behind Martin Brody - Roy Scheider. The line is said when Brody gets a good look at the shark he is trying to kill from a small boat that he is on. This phrase has grown to be used in everyday life.




#8 - "Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again",
"No, you're making all new ones."

As seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, said by John Hammond and Dr. Ian Malcolm...



A very funny quote, when Ian tells Hammond that he needs to stop making rash decisions, dismissing Hammond's statement that he learnt from the last time he did something like this.




#7 - "You're a disease... And I'm the cure"
As seen in Cobra, said by Marion "Cobra" Cobretti...



Such a very simple one-liner, but definitely one of the best. In 'Cobra', Marion calls one of his enemies a 'disease'. And as anyone would know, a disease requires a cure. These sort of one-liners always gives you the creeps. You know what's going to happen next, but nothing else. 'DEATH' is what this line screams.




#6 - “Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.”
As seen in Man on Fire, said by John Creasy...



It's quite obvious what this line means. According to Christianity, when one dies, it is decided whether you can move to heaven or hell by God (the meeting). Since John Creasy is arranging the meeting, it is obvious that he's about to kill someone.




#5 - “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… And I’m all out of bubblegum.”
As seen in They Live, said by John Nada...



As with all the other quotes on this page, they refer to an oncoming death in the movie. 'Someone's about to die' says this quote. On the hunt for extra-terrestrials (aliens), Nada enters a bank and says to everyone (and everything) that excellent line.




#4 - “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
As seen in Dirty Harry, said by Harry Callahan...



Whether or not you've heard of the movie 'Dirty Harry', chances are that you have heard of this memorable line. The line is easily one of the most insulting and intimidating lines in film history. To look down the firing end of a gun's barrel and hear the shooter ask if you're feeling lucky must just be painful...




#3 - "If it bleeds, we can kill it"
As seen in Predator, said by Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer...



After a team is sent into a remote area, they encounter a being, determined to kill each person off - one by one. It's strength - it's invisible. It can't be seen unless it bleeds. The movie 'Predator' supports many other famous one-liners from Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example 'Get to the chopper!' and the countless number of times he swears.




#2 - "Consider that a divorce"
As seen in Total Recall, said by Douglas Quaid...



Yet another Arnold Schwarzenegger quote. This one comes from 'Total Recall', when Quaid shoots his wife in the head, after she says "Be reasonable - after all, we're married". After shooting his wife in the head, Quaid utters one of the most memorable quotes of all time: "Consider that a divorce".




#1 - “Yippee ki yay, motherfu****!”
As seen in Die Hard, said by John McClane...



Unlike every other one-liner, this one has been uttered in every single sequel - all of them. It's such an unforgettable and hilarious line that it is uttered by so many people in general life. This shows just how hardcore Bruce Willis can be. It is not known whether cowboys said "yippee ki yay" at all, but Bruce Willis certainly changed a piece of Western slang into true one-liner beauty - permanently.
Posted 18/11/2012
TrblyXlent 10,903 XP
Can someone please tell the guy to the left to shush?

Top 10: One-Liners in Action Films Comments

  • TrblyXlent 10903 XP 18/11/2012
    Do you have any additions that should be on the list? What if you don't agree with something? I'm happy to hear about it... :)
  • Harry 77332 XP 18/11/2012 +2
    i'll be back? [MOG]
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  • xxLCr0wxx 6495 XP 19/11/2012 +3
    heres a list of great movie you missed

    talk to the hand
    Shaken, not stirred
    It's just been revoked
    i want your boots clothes and your motorcycle
    Hasta la vista, baby
    say hello to little friend
    THIS IS SPARTA!!!
    YEAH BABY YEAH
    IM BATMAN


    i'll edit it if think of anymore
  • Silence 81783 XP 19/11/2012 +1
    Best quote:
    "AUUUUUUUUGHHHHH" - Every character played by Arnie.
  • JJake 4996 XP 19/11/2012 +2
    "I'll be back" - probably Arnie's most famous line and it's not even in the list?
  • TrblyXlent 10903 XP 19/11/2012

    Silence said: Best quote:
    "AUUUUUUUUGHHHHH" - Every character played by Arnie.



    I've chosen quotes which symbolize the movie they are in. If "AUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHH" is in every Arnie movie, it doesn't symbolise a movie and/or it's sequels.

    But thanks for all the suggestions, guys! :D
  • Tano 334588 XP 19/11/2012 +2
    "You, are not you. You're me."

    Anyway, this:

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  • Olly 32493 XP 19/11/2012 +1
    Awful list [Facepalm]

    You missed SO many quotes that are far more memorable than these... "I'll be back" "Hasta la vista, baby!" "Say hello to my little friend!" "Shaken, not stirred".
    Come on man, your trolling us surely? :P
  • Makra 25412 XP 19/11/2012 +1

    OllyEbbz said: Awful list
    You missed SO many quotes that are far more memorable than these... "I'll be back" "Hasta la vista, baby!" "Say hello to my little friend!" "Shaken, not stirred".
    Come on man, your trolling us surely?


    Agreed. As much as I love Man on Fire and Jurassic Park those quotes dont belong on a top 10 list.
  • TrblyXlent 10903 XP 19/11/2012

    OllyEbbz said: Awful list



    Thanks for your constructive feedback.
  • Milky 52296 XP 19/11/2012
    Most of those aren't even funny, quotable or considered 'classic'.

    I agree with all the suggestions since.
  • Olly 32493 XP 20/11/2012 +1

    TrblyXlent said:

    OllyEbbz said: Awful list


    Thanks for your constructive feedback.



    You got constructive feedback, it's featured in the part of the post you didn't quote.

    Here's more that I can't believe you missed...

    "Bond, James Bond"

    "My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get."

    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"

    "You talkin' to me?"

    "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

    "May the Force be with you."

    "I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
  • Makra 25412 XP 20/11/2012
    "Charlie don't surf" ^ :P
  • Gargoyles 21369 XP 20/11/2012
    I do agree the list is not the best but at least he gave it a go. If you don't like it, make your own one with your favourite lines in it.


    Anything Q says to Bond is nearly always funny

    "That was for my retirement. AWAY FROM YOU"

    "Grow up 007"
  • MX_Xizz0R 3468 XP 21/11/2012
    You missed probably one of the most uses lethal weapon quotes "I'm too old For this sh*t"
  • archr1val 637 XP 21/11/2012

    Beta said: "You, are not you. You're me."
    Anyway, this:



    9:44 LOL!

    I'll never be able to watch an arny movie again without laughing =D
  • Bloard 23422 XP 23/11/2012
    Kirk Lazarus: My farm? Here's my mothaf****n' farm!
    [pulls out guns and starts firing and whooping]
    Kirk Lazarus: Kwan lo! I'm a lead farmer!

    Tropic Thunder [MOG]
  • sjt333 228266 XP 25/11/2012
    change consider that a divorce to see you at the party cohagen
  • xxLCr0wxx 6495 XP 27/11/2012
    you should do a top 10 one-liners in comady Films



    eg: the pen is blue
  • gamerguy 5402 XP 29/11/2012
    'Dead or alive, you're coming with me' and 'Come quietly, or there'll be trouble.' from Robocop
  • Jpro 1484 XP 01/12/2012
    I'll be back!

  • mugwump 162 XP 02/12/2012
    What about " That'll do pig "
  • TrblyXlent 10903 XP 02/12/2012
    Is it from an action film?
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