10 Frequently quoted movies you’ll need to watch to avoid awkward situations

Throughout the course of one day, how many movie quotes would you say you use? It’s probably more than you think, although it probably depends on how much time you spend watching movies. But when it comes to keeping up with the times, perhaps the more important question is: how many times have you encountered a movie quote that you didn’t recognize? Perhaps it came up in conversation and you found yourself totally missing the joke because you’ve never seen the movie. Awkward! Face it, there are some films you simply have to see if you want to keep up with the civilized world. Here are our top 10:

10.  Casablanca

Casablanca is an old, black-and-white, romantic drama that takes place during World War 2.

Quotes you should know:

“Play it, Sam.”

“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” 

9. Rocky

Rocky is an independent film that was made in the 1970’s chronicling the life of a professional boxer.

Quotes you should know:

“Yo Adrian! I did it!”

“Hit the one in the middle.”

8. The Godfather

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This is a classic film from the 1970’s about an Italian mob family (headed by The Godfather) in America.

Quotes you should know:

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

7. Back to the Future I-III

This timeless film made in the 1980’s and starring Michael J. Fox, revolves around the character Marty McFly. Marty’s scientist friend invents and time machine and Marty accidentally sent into the past, therefore he must find a way to get “Back to the Future.”

Quotes you should know:

“Nobody calls me chicken.”

6. The Sixth Sense

While most of us only have five senses, this film is about a young boy who has six—the sixth being the ability to see the dead.

Quotes you should know:

“I see dead people.”

5. A Christmas Story

An eccentric American family in the 1940’s celebrates “A Christmas Story” that is unforgettable.

Quotes you should know:

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

4. Dirty Dancing

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Image from The Viewer’s Commentary

Dirty Dancing” is about a family who spends their vacation at a resort. The youngest daughter finds a love interest in the resort’s brooding dance instructor.

Quotes you should know:

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”

3. Apollo 13

“Apollo 13” captures the story of the astronomical tragedy that occurred when the space shuttle went to outer space.

Quotes you should know:

“Houston, we have problem.”

2. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump, a mentally handicapped man, tells his incredible life story to passerby as he awaits his bus.

Quotes you should know:

“Run Forest, Run!”

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

1. Star Wars Episode IV

I am your father

All six “Star Wars” films are must-sees. The fourth in the series of science-fiction films revolves around an intergalactic war and a stunning revelation about one of film’s most famous villains.

Quotes you should know:

“Luke, I am your father.”

“May the force be with you.” 

Alyssa Esposito

Alyssa Esposito

Alyssa is the Associate Editor of The Daily Runner, and a senior majoring in Communications. Besides writing, she loves singing, watching all kinds of movies from musicals to superheros, learning about history, spending time with her friends and family, and eating lots and lots of Italian food.