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.