Top Ten Most Iconic Movie Quotes of the 21st Century

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"Here's looking at you, kid."
"Well, nobody's perfect."
"Shaken, not stirred."
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."
"I am your father!"
"Run, Forrest, Run!"

The 20th century left a huge legacy of movie quotes that went down in history and became an essential part of worldwide culture. Even kids who have never even heard of the movies, let alone seen them, know these quotes, often from parodies in cartoons, often from other people's use in everyday life. Surely, the 21st century will have such lines as well, especially since it has the internet, which was not present throughout most of the 20th century and will probably cause quotes to gain a legendary status much faster. Some quotes already do have a certain use in everyday language, and there sure will be more to come.

The Top Ten

1 "You're a wizard, Harry" - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2 "Madness? This is Sparta!" - 300
3 "My precious..." - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4 "Why so serious?" - The Dark Knight
5 "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." - Taken

It's a bit long to be quoted in everyday life, but it's already one of the most famous movie scenes in recent movie history. - Martin_Canine

6 "Just Keep Swimming" - Finding Nemo
7 "That's a bingo!" - Inglourious Basterds
8 "Ich bin mit der Gesamtsituation unzufrieden!" - Der Schuh des Manitu

This is from the most successful German movie in Germany, a western film parody from 2001. In the scene the two protagonists, the Native American Abahachi and the white man Ranger, who are blood brothers, are bound to a stake due to a stupidity by Abahatchi. Ranger rants about how they always end up in situations like this, and among others says this line, which translates to "I'm not satisfied with the whole situation! ", which became one of the most famous lines in German movie history. - Martin_Canine

9 "With great power, comes great responsibility" - Spider-Man
10 "Bringen Sie mir Fegelein! Fegelein, Fegelein!" - Downfall

Somehow this masterpiece and this particular scene became famous on an international level. Well deserved. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 "What we do in life echoes in eternity" - Gladiator
12 "You're tearing me apart Lisa!" - The Room

Iconic in the so bad it's good way - cjWriter1997

13 "Matt Damon" - Team America: World Police
14 "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain" - The Dark Knight
15 "Why's the rum gone?" - Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
16 "May the odds be ever in your favor" - The Hunger Games
17 "Boy, that escalated quickly" - Anchorman
18 "I'm The Captain Now" - Captain Phillips
19 "I am Groot" - Guardians of the Galaxy
20 "I could do this all day" - Captain America
21 "I'd like to make a final conclusion on Item 9. Illegal!" - Pineapple Express
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1. "You're a wizard, Harry" - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. "Madness? This is Sparta!" - 300
3. "My precious..." - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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