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Massie Twins’ Top 100 Greatest Films (Part 2)

#50: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

There are two kinds of women, and you – as we well know – are not the first kind.

#49: Back to the Future (1985)

Now let me give you a nickel’s worth of free advice, young man. This so-called Dr. Brown is dangerous. He’s a real nutcase. You hang around with him, you’re gonna end up in big trouble.

#48: Jurassic Park (1993)

After some consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your park.

#47: The General (1927)

I don’t want you to speak to me again until you are in uniform.

#46: Annie Hall (1977)

I’m not a depressive character, you know. I was a reasonably happy kid, I guess.

#45: Robocop (1987)

Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.

#44: Schindler's List (1993)

Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day.

#43: High Noon (1952)

Don’t try to be a hero. You don’t have to be a hero, not for me.

#42: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

If you lose a son, it’s possible to get another. There’s only one Maltese falcon.

#41: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

I had to execute him with my pistol. There was something about it I didn’t like.

#40: Jaws (1975)

I’m not going to waste my time arguing with a man who’s lining up to be a hot lunch.

#39: The African Queen (1951)

Well, I ain’t sorry no more, you crazy, psalm-singing, skinny old maid!

#38: The Graduate (1967)

My husband will be back quite late. He should be gone for several hours.

#37: The Tall T (1957)

C’mon now – it’s gonna be a nice day.

#36: Rebecca (1940)

Do you think the dead come back and watch the living?

#35: Rear Window (1954)

What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change. Yes, sir. How’s that for a bit of home-spun philosophy?

#34: The Godfather Part II (1974)

I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.

#33: Rocky (1976)

‘Apollo Creed Meets the Italian Stallion.’ Sounds like a damn monster movie.

#32: Apocalypse Now (1979)

You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that, but you have no right to judge me.

#31: Brazil (1985)

That is your receipt for your husband … and this is my receipt for your receipt.

#30: The Thing (1982)

I know I’m human. And if you were all these things, then you’d just attack me right now, so some of you are still human.

#29: Gone with the Wind (1939)

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

#28: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The day you try to put anything over on me will be a costly one for both of you.

#27: A Shot in the Dark (1964)

I believe everything and I believe nothing. I suspect everyone and I suspect no one.

#26: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

One day the war will be over. And I hope that the people that use this bridge in years to come will remember how it was built and who built it.

#25: Alien (1979)

Wait a minute. We let it in, the ship could be infected. You know the quarantine procedures: 24 hours for decontamination.

#24: Citizen Kane (1941)

You know, Mr. Bernstein, if I hadn’t been very rich, I might have been a really great man.

#23: Modern Times (1936)

Buck up – never say die. We’ll get along!

#22: Notorious (1946)

Go on. You can hold my hand. I won’t blackmail you for it afterwards.

#21: Double Indemnity (1944)

Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money and for a woman. I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman.

#20: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1968)

If you miss, you had better miss very well. Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco. Nothing!

#19: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Jesus, I must be crazy to be in a loony-bin like this.

#18: Forrest Gump (1994)

Now, Momma said there’s only so much fortune a man really needs and the rest is just for showing off.

#17: Dodsworth (1936)

Did I remember to tell you today that I adore you?

#16: Midnight Cowboy (1969)

It’s not, not bad, huh? There’s no heat here, but you know, by the time winter comes, I’ll be in Florida.

#15: Aliens (1986)

All right. We take off. Nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

#14: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

His pulse never got above 85 … even when he ate her tongue.

#13: Vertigo (1958)

Only one is a wanderer. Two together are always going somewhere.

#12: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Again, we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away.

#11: The Sound of Music (1965)

You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we’ve had a disagreement? Well, lately I’ve taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.

#10: Casablanca (1943)

You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca. But somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

#8: Unforgiven (1992)

You don’t have to worry, kid. I ain’t gonna kill you. You’re the only friend I got.

#7: Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Now it isn’t that I don’t like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you. But, well, there haven’t been any quiet moments.

#6: The Godfather (1972)

Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.

#5: North by Northwest (1959)

Not that I mind a slight case of abduction now and then, but I have tickets for the theater this evening.

#4: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

#3: The Apartment (1960)

I wonder how long it takes to get someone you’re stuck on out of your system. They should invent a pump for that.

#2: The Searchers (1956)

Some day, this country’s gonna be a fine good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come.

#1: City Lights (1931)

Yes, I can see now.

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