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Added by Happy Vader on 24 Aug 2011 09:44
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Ranked: 20 Most Bad-Ass Movie Quotes!

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People who added this item 410 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Go ahead, make my day!

'Dirty' Harry Callahan!

The grandfather of all bad-ass movie quotes. Clint Eastwood's most finest onscreen character to date delivers this immortal line to a robber in an annoyed, gritty way that's equivalent to "go on, I dare you" and his motion of lowering his gun after the robber has let go of the woman is equivalent to "ah! pussy!"

Say this line in real life and the robber will shoot both the hostage and you! Be careful!
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People who added this item 3310 Average listal rating (2282 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Get away from her you BITCH!

Ellen Ripley!

Sigourney Weaver's legendary character not only defies men and whiny people, she also defies gravity (watch the movie and you will understand). Anyways, with this quote said to the Alien mother, Ellen Ripley quickly became a household name and several people followed suite only to fail!
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People who added this item 1570 Average listal rating (1036 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams!

Despite a girly name, Ash proves us that you don't need a six-page dialogue in order to carve your name in history: Just a simple one word will suffice and a simple one word was what Bruce Campbell did. Instead of saying the old-as-age cliche lines like "oh, this feels good" or "let's kick some ass" or "time to kick some ice" (sorry), Ash chose the one word that was thrown around a-lot in the 80's and became an icon!
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People who added this item 9806 Average listal rating (5755 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Dodge this!


What Bruce Campbell did for 1 word, Carrie-Ann Moss's character did for 2. Just as soon as we witness the brilliancy and sharp-reflexes of both Neo & the Agent, Trinity steps in and shows her bad-assery!

You don't want this woman sneaking up behind you sticking a gun in your face and uttering a classic line. Believe me!
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People who added this item 1498 Average listal rating (924 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
...You got to ask yourself one question, "do I feel lucky?", well do ya punk?

'Dirty' Harry Callahan!

Long before there was anything, even Sudden Impact, there was this movie. After shedding the serape, Clinty donned a .44 Magnum and did what a sensible person would do: That's right, stick an empty gun to a face of a robber and blow off his mind with a quote!

It's also hard to chose which version stands out as the best: The first time when we hear it 13 minutes into the movie or at the end? The ending one also has a spit and that's officially under the bad-ass category!
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People who added this item 4595 Average listal rating (3117 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Actually this one is also Aliens but since you can't put one item twice, I chose a related icon!

No, have you?

Private Vasquez!

All right, all right hold your horses! If you want the mystery act all cleared up, read this:

Hudson: Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?
Vasquez: No. Have you?

There! Bad-ass right? It's the sort of a quote that makes you go like ooouuuccchhh in a screeching voice! LOL! Anyways, Jenette Goldstein literally punched a hole in Bill Paxton's stomach by this helluva reply!
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Get your stinking paws off of me, you damn dirty ape!

(George) Taylor!

Not only Taylor spoke this sentence after a torturous 20-minutes of silence but he also did the impossible: A man that talks? Ben-Hur may be closely related to Charlton Heston in terms of acting but in terms of quotes, this film should be No.1! No-one could've said this quote as brilliantly - and scaringly - as Mr. Heston! Bravo!
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People who added this item 3026 Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Smokie: Are you fucking crazy? Go back in the house.
Walt Kowalski: Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack fucks like you five feet high in Korea... use you for sandbags.

Walt Kowalski!

Never step on a man's lawn. Especially if it belongs to The Man With No Name. That's right, Clinty manages to deliver another memorable quote only this time he is holding a much bigger gun! If that person had stayed there 11 more seconds, Clinty would've had blown his head off, spat on the ground and would've gone to sleep!
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Josey Wales: You a bounty hunter?
Bounty Hunter: A man's gotta do something for a living these days!
Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a livin' boy!

Josey Wales!

The fourth Clinty quote to be included in this list and surely the best. Not only he insults the bounty hunter but also has the effrontery to call him boy which is vintage Clint Eastwood!
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People who added this item 4149 Average listal rating (2758 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Yippie-Ki-Yay Motherfucker!

John McClane!

Bruce Willis became an icon overnight in this classic action movie and after uttering this quote in a calm manner that's equivalent to "I'm coming to get you" became a legend in action. Never has the MF word so greatly used!
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People who added this item 1608 Average listal rating (1094 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hail to the king, baby!

Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams!

The last words in the film, and the whole franchise for that matter. Ash has so many quotable quotes but apart from Groovy, this one is amazing and deserves a spot among the other classic quotes of It's day. Ash utters the famous last words just mere moments before going into the kiss with Bridget Fonda which would've fulfilled Paris Hilton's most wildest dreams!
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People who added this item 7799 Average listal rating (5015 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
You and I. We have unfinished business

Beatrix 'The Bride' Kiddo!

Females - and their feet - have always been a major part in most of Quentin Tarantino's films and this film is no exception. After casting Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, QT did probably the best decision by casting her in Kill Bill 2 Volumes. The films were a little silly but no-one has looked this better wearing all yellow and asking for steel!
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When you gotta shot, you shoot. Don't talk

Tuco "The ugly"

Ol' Clinty may have ruled the first 2 movies but Eli Wallach dominated this one. Sitting peacefully in the bath-tub filled with foams in the middle of chaos, Tuco's solitude was disrupted when the One-Armed Bandit arrives and recites a two-page poem all the while pointing a gun at Tuco! Tuco's response? An empty clip on the bandit and this classic line in a matter-of-fact tone!

Also notice that the music respectfully lowers down when he utters the line! The films title should've been "The Good, The Bad & The Bad-Ass!"
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People who added this item 3751 Average listal rating (2205 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Kurtz: Did they say why, Willard, why they want to terminate my command?
Willard: I was sent on a classified mission, sir.
Kurtz: It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?
Willard: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.
Kurtz: Are my methods unsound?
Willard: I don't see any method at all, sir.
Kurtz: I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?
Willard: I'm a soldier.
Kurtz: You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz!

Poor Martin Sheen (Willard). He traveled half the world only to be insulted by Kurtz. This was a very spot-on line and what makes it even more bad-ass is that Marlon Brando improvised it. Bravo job indeed!
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People who added this item 7596 Average listal rating (4996 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
Ta,da It's gone... Magic!

The Joker!

We may have seen the insanity of The Joker back in 1989 but Heath Ledger's portrayal is the most haunting, most complex ever and this line, which is not the first line he says but the best one in the film. This is where we see the madness of The Joker and how he enjoys these things! Classic!
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People who added this item 1985 Average listal rating (1345 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Happy & handsome?

Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard!

This quote may not sound as bad-ass on paper but once you see the film you get to know why It's bad-ass and funny! This is the response to Cosmo Renfro's statement "When I die, I want to come back as you! No wonder Tommy Lee Jones won the Award!
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People who added this item 2472 Average listal rating (1750 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
I ain't got no time to bleed

Blain Cooper!

WWE Hall of Famer Jesse Ventura's self-proclaimed sexual Tyrannosaurus is one bad-ass character! Led by Arnie, Blain is the only one in the group to have looked good while holding Ol' Painless but I have to agree, his death wasn't that great! Anyways, this line is the ultimate cheese but no doubt is the most bad-ass quote ever said during a battle!
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Richard Vernon: My office... is right across that hall. Any monkey business is ill-advised. Any questions?
John Bender: Yeah. I got a question. Does Barry Manilow know 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

Richard Vernon!

The perfect principal for rebellious, rowdy kids like Bender. Despite the fact that he only appears for a short time, Paul Gleason manages to deliver a great quote that quietens Bender for a short time and I wish that principals were like that in real life!

They are mostly old hags! ooops!
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People who added this item 5138 Average listal rating (3360 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you gonna bite?

Mr. Blonde!

Michael Madsen became an icon in the 90's by the infamous torture scene in this Quentin Tarantino's debut. What Henry Fonda was to 12 Angry Men, Michael Madsen was to this. Anyways, the sadistic & calm Mr. Blonde utters this line to Mr. White while drinking a soda. After Mr. White asks him to say it again because he didn't catch it, Mr. Blonde calmly throws away the can and says it again!

Bad-ass with a big, bold, blasting B!
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People who added this item 4015 Average listal rating (2452 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Ok, so you wanna play huh? Say hello to my little friend

Tony Montana!

Singling out one Al Pacino quote as the best is like singling out one Jimi Hendrix solo as the best! It's hard but just as I think of Purple Haze, I think this quote stands out as Al Pacino's best quote ever.

Holding a M16 grenade launcher (the 'little friend') Tony goes into a squatting position, shouts the line and blasts his own door!
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