70+ Timeless 80s Movie Quotes

80s Movie Quotes

Ah, the 1980s! A decade filled with big hair, leg warmers, neon colors, and, of course, unforgettable movies that have left an indelible mark on pop culture. These films have gifted us with iconic lines that have transcended time, becoming embedded in our daily vernacular and meme culture.

In this post, we’ll take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most memorable 80s movie quotes. So, put on your favorite pair of acid-washed jeans and grab some popcorn, as we delve into the world of cinematic gold that defined a generation.

Some of the quotes appear in the following video:

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Hilarious 80s Movie Quotes

Arthur: I’m going to take a bath.

Hobson: I’ll alert the media.

Airplane! (1980)


Dr. Rumack: Can you fly this plane and land it?

Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.

Dr. Rumack: I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.

Airplane! (1980)


Marion: You’re not the man I knew ten years ago.

Indy: It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


That is one nutty hospital.

Jeff Slater, Tootsie (1982)


That’s what’s great about the outdoors, you know. It’s one giant toilet.

Michael, The Big Chill (1983)


We came. We saw. We kicked its ass.

Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)


No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food!

Long Duk Dong, Sixteen Candles (1984)


I’m too old for this shit.

Roger Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon (1987)


Excuse me, is that your nose, or did a bus park on your face?

C. D. Bales, Roxanne (1987)


Lunch? Aw, you gotta be kiddin’. Lunch is for wimps.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)


He’s on life-support. Doctors say he’s got a 50/50 chance of living, though there’s only a 10 percent chance of that.

Capt. Ed Hocken, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)


So tell me, Eddie, is that a rabbit in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Dolores, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


Is he always this funny, or only on days when he’s wanted for murder?

Dolores, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.

Cliff Stern, Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)


Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be the friendliest place on earth.

Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, Crocodile Dundee (1986)


I just met a wonderful new man. He’s fictional, but you can’t have everything.

Cecilia, The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)


Stef: You know your voice is kind of nice when your mouth isn’t screwing it up.

Mouth: Yeah and your looks are kind of pretty. When your face isn’t screwing it up.

The Goonies (1985)


God? He can’t find us any better than Santa Claus.

Richard Lestrange, Blue Lagoon (1980)


I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.

Ouiser Boudreaux, Steel Magnolias (1989).

Inspiring 80s Movie Quotes

Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.

Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)


Don’t you understand? When you give up your dream, you die.

Nick Hurley, Flashdance (1983)


Every now and then, saying ‘What the fuck’, ‘What the Fuck’ brings freedom. ‘What the fuck’ gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future.

Miles Dalby, Risky Business (1983)


We are all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.

Andrew, The Breakfast Club (1985)


Yup. I said it before and I’ll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it….

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it’s the only weapon we have.

Roger Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)


Carpe, Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)


If you build it, he will come.

Ray Kinsella, Field of Dreams (1989)


Never trust a woman who says she isn’t angry.

Kevin, St. Elmo’s Fire’ (1985)


I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally (1989).


You said you couldn’t believe in anyone who didn’t believe in you. I believed in you. You just didn’t believe in me.

Blaine, Pretty In Pink (1986).

Chilling 80s Movie Quotes

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)


Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)


Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?

Pinhead, Hellraiser (1987)


You have 13 hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us, forever.

Jareth, Labyrinth (1986).


When I buy a new book, I read the last page first. That way, in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.

Harry, When Harry Met Sally (1989).

Catchy 80s Movie One-Liners

E.T. phone home.

E.T., E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)


Say hello to my little friend!

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)


Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)


Wax on, wax off.

Miyagi, The Karate Kid (1984)


I’ll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)


Here’s Johnnie!

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)


There can be only one.

Connor MacLeod, Highlander (1986)


Good morning, Vietnam!

Adrian Cronauer, Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)


Death by stereo!

Sam, The Lost Boys (1987)


Game over, man.

Private Hudson, Aliens (1986)


Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)


Yippie ki-yay, motherfucker.

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)


I’m Batman.

Batman, Batman (1989)


Gizmo Caca!

Gremlins, Gremlins (1984)

Timeless 80s Movie Quotes

Do or do not, there is no try.

Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


No, I am your father.

Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


They’re here!

Heather O’Rourke, Poltergeist (1982)


All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break ’em for no one, you understand?

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)


They’re not gonna catch us. We’re on a mission from God.

Elwood, The Blues Brothers (1980)


Money talks, and bullshit walks.

Bobbi Flekman, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)


If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit.

Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future (1985)


Marty McFly: Hey, Doc. We better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.

Back to the Future (1985)


John Bender: Yeah, I got a question. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

Richard Vernon: I’ll give you the answer to that question, Mr. Bender, next Saturday. Don’t mess with the bull, young man. You’ll get the horns.

The Breakfast Club (1985)


Poncho: You’re hit. You’re bleedin’, man!

Blain: I ain’t got time to bleed.

Predator (1987)


Somebody once wrote: ‘Hell is the impossibility of reason.’ That’s what this place feels like. Hell.

Chris, Platoon (1986)


Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)


Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)


I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.

Nada, They Live (1988)


I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman.

Joker, Batman (1989)


Was it as good for you as it was for me?

Barbara Rose, The War of the Roses (1989)


You won’t answer my calls; you change your number. I mean, I am not gonna be ignored!

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)


Dead or alive, you are coming with me.

Alex Murphy, Robocop (1987)


In the field, we had a code of honor, you watch my back, I watch yours. Back here there’s nothing!

Rambo, First Blood (1982)


Alright, alright, Mickey’s a mouse, Donald’s a duck, Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy?

Gordie Lachance, Stand By Me (1986)


She’s gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart; she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)


Don’t disturb my friend, he’s dead tired.

John Matrix, Commando (1985).


Listen to me, Mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)


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