The 2000s: A Decade in Movie Quotes

Sometimes, we remember movies best by small snippets of dialogue. Some of the best quotes are funny, insightful, or just plain catchy. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been wondering which will be the classic movie quotes of the decade. What lines are as memorable as “I’ll be back,” “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn,” and “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse?” So, I decided to look back a little and reveal the movie quotes the ’00s will be remembered by. The next few lines will be presented commentary-free; the words will speak for themselves. [Note: These are presented in no particular order]:

Are you not entertained?

With great power, comes great responsibility.
-Spider Man

You and I have unfinished business.
-Kill Bill

Why so serious?
-The Dark Knight

That’s the last time you put a knife in me! Y’hear me?
-The Royal Tenenbaums

But it is not this day! This day we fight!
-Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

What business is it of yours where I come from, friendo?
-No Country for Old Men

I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!
-There Will Be Blood

Okay, well maybe we should tell that to Rain Man, because he practically bankrupt the casino, and he was a ruh-tard.
-The Hangover

Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe f**k yourself.
-The Departed

This guy is either gonna think ‘Here’s another kid with a fake ID’ or ‘Here’s McLovin, a 25 year-old Hawaiian organ donor’.

What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read… if they can’t even fit inside the building?

Ahh Kelly Clarkson!
-The 40-Year-Old Virgin

We’re goin’ streaking!
-Old School

Get off my lawn.
-Gran Torino

Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps. And I want my scalps. And all y’all will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis.
-Inglourious Basterds

I didn’t sign up for this s**t!

What other quotes might you add to this list?
  • Michael

    dude you forgot the best quote of all.

    “somebody get these motherf*ckin snakes off this motherf*ckin plane!!!”

  • Petey M.

    You forgot the best quote of all time…

  • Nellie

    “This is Sparta.”

  • Nellie

    And of course:
    “Jagshemash! My name a Borat.”

  • Ian Phillips

    Yes, those quotes from Snakes on a Plane and Borat do hold much merit. Though if I did want to use a Borat quote I might’ve leaned toward “Sexy Time!” But then again, there’s too many iconic quotes in that film too count.
    As for “This is Sparta”: While this quote has no doubt left a mark, I have trouble adding it to my list because of my serious hatred of 300. It’s one of the most overrated commodities in all of film history.

  • Jason

    “I’ve been trying to kill myself all day!”

    “I was meant to see this movie!”

    “Stay away from water!”

    3 amazing quotes from the #1 movie of the decade: Final Destination

  • KP

    I love Final Destination.

    Hermione: Stop, stop, stop! You’re going to take someone’s eye out. Besides, you’re saying it wrong. It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR!

  • Theo Spielberg

    “You don’t deserve the star they would give you”.

    -The Bourne Ultimatum

  • Theo Spielberg

    I agree with “I didn’t sign up for this s**t!

  • Koddy

    I think your list is ok, it has all of them!
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  • shobhit bhatnagar

    “i want you to step out of the car sir”

  • shobhit bhatnagar

    “I want you to step out of the car sir”

  • saralou

    I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.