Several weeks back, your pals at MovieTime presented you with 5 Seriously Quotable Movie Comedies. The list was awesome (naturally) but far from complete, as you can no doubt imagine. There are just way too many classic comedies out there replete with dialogue ripe for the picking (and for repeating to your buddies ad nauseum in perpetuity). As such, below is our continuation of the definitive list of hilarious flicks you never want to stop quoting…

‘Dazed and Confused’

The coming-of-age comedy to end all coming-of-age comedies. It’s May, 1976: the last day of school, and you can bet your bong these American teenagers have something to say about it. Some quotes:

“Fry like bacon, you little freshman piggies. Fry!”
“Listen, I’m gonna give you shotgun, but I want you to know that it’s only because I’m going inside. You keep that in mind.”
“All right, all right, all right.”
“Fixin’ to be a lot better, man!”
“Hey, hey, hey, hey, watch the leather man.”
“She was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.”
“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”


It’s New York City. It’s the ’80s. And three quirky parapsychology professors strike out on their own courtesy of a ghost removal business. Then things go crazy, courtesy of a demoniacally possessed Sigourney Weaver and a giant killer marshmallow man. Some quotes:

“If someone asks if you are a god, you say, “yes!”
“Listen! Do you smell something?”
Someone blows their nose and you want to keep it?”
“You’re right, no human being would stack books like this.”
“He slimed me.”
“Back off, man. I’m a scientist!”
“Generally you don’t see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.”


Derek Zoolander is a world-class male model, as unintelligent as he is handsome. And he’s become an unwitting pawn in a scheme to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The fashion industry is cut-throat, my friend. Some quotes:

“Dammit Derek, I’m a coal miner, not a professional film or television actor.”
“It’s a walk-off!”
“I’m sorry that good-looking people like us made you throw up and feel bad about yourself.”
“What is this? A centre for ants?”
“Words can only hurt you if you try to read them. Don’t play their game.”
“Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.”


The 1970s. A decade brimming with disaster films, each more disastery than the next. It all got a little ridiculous (et tu, The Towering Inferno?). So along came Airplane! to gleefully lambaste the genre like nobody’s business. Some quotes:

“Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?”
“I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.”
“Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle — just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.”
“We have clearance, Clarence.”
“Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.”
“Oh stewardess! I speak jive.”

‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

Is this one of the funniest films of all time? Well, comedy is subjective, and one person’s definition of humour may differ from — actually, screw the diplomacy: this is one of the funniest films of all time, case closed. King Arthur and his gallant knights are on a quest from God himself to find the Holy Grail. Alas, things don’t go all that smoothly, courtesy of lippy French castle squatters, a killer bunny, and those ubiquitous Knights who Say Ni. Some quotes:

“It’s just a flesh wound!”
“Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!”
“She turned me into a newt!”
“You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”
“Come see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I’m being repressed!”
“One, two, five!”
“I’m French. Why do you think I have this OUTRAAAAGEOUS accent?!”
“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.”