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1990’s best Movie Lines: Home Alone, Austin Powers and more

Here we go with the final part of this blog premiere, the best lines from movies in the 1990’s. This list was probably the most difficult of the three so far, because there are so many movie’s to choose from in an entire 10 years. However, I was able to compile some that were very memorable moments in movie history, and I hope you enjoy it. Included in the list are lines from two animated characters, two from the same actor, and one that was spoken by a child…

10. “Hasta la vista baby”

Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Spoken by: Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’ll be honest, I don’t even think I saw this whole movie, or any of the terminator movies as a matter of fact. However, this is still one of the most quoted sayings from a movie, and people use it in everyday life. It was either this or “I’ll be back”.

9. “Genie, I wish for your freedom”

Movie: Aladdin (1992)

Spoken by: Scott Weinger (Aladdin)

One of the many great moments from this amazing Disney classic. The genie (voiced by Robin Williams) was one of the great Disney characters, and his freedom was well deserved.

8. “Keep the change, you filthy animal”

Movie: Home Alone (1990)

Spoken by: Unknown actor in fake gangster movie

There were a lot of potential quotes from Home Alone that could have made the list, but this was probably one of the funniest scenes. It is known that Marv is pretty stupid, but this scene brings his stupidity to a new level.

7. “Tell me, Clarice – have the lambs stopped screaming?”

Movie: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Spoken by: Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter)

Sorry I was not able to find a shorter clip, but you can tell just from this scene just how scary and powerful this movie was. It is one of the only horror movies to ever win the Oscar for best picture, and Hopkins earned the best actor oscar for the movie.

6. “Yeah, baby, yeah”

Movie: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Spoken by: Mike Myers (Austin Powers)

Maybe the best trilogy ever. Certainly the best comedy trilogy. For the next couple of years, after Myers said this line, it became a common thing to say. The words “yeah” and “baby” in the same sentence, will now always be associated with Austin Powers.

5. “There’s no crying in baseball”

Movie: A League of Their Own (1992)

Spoken by: Tom Hanks

This is the first of two Tom Hanks quotations on this list. There could probably be a top 10 list of Hanks quotes. A couple of ones from “Forrest Gump” just missed the cut.

4. “Houston, we have a problem”

Movie: Apollo 13 (1995)

Spoken by: Tom Hanks

The other Hanks quotation that makes this list. This one is special because it is the only one that was based on a real event and was a real quote from an actual person. Some people still seem to use this phrase in conversations today.

3. “How do you like them apples?”

Movie: Good Will Hunting (1997)

Spoken by: Matt Damon

Also could be quoted as “how you like dem apples?” This is an awesome quote and very creative. I’ll bet that many people used that line in school the next day after seeing this movie. If you think about it, it doesn’t really make sense, but Damon and his delivery make it work.

2. “To infinity and beyond”

Movie: Toy Story (1995)

Spoken by: Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear)

Another very famous line from a very successful trilogy. Even though Woody is saying the line here, it is Lightyear’s trademark line. Other quotes from this movie that could have been used include: “you are a sad, strange, little man” or “you’ve got a friend in me”.

and now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the number 1 most memorable movie line from the 1990’s is…

1. “I see dead people”

Movie: The Sixth Sense (1999)

Spoken by: Haley Joel Osment

Amazingly, Haley Joel Osment was only 11 years old when he delivered this spine-tingling line. This was a crucial moment in the movie, and those 4 words alone, have been parodied and repeated countless times. The facial expression from the young actor also certainly made the line more dramatic.

There you have it. The best movie lines from the 1990’s. Agree? Disagree? Have suggestions for lines that should have been included on the list? Comment on my list below! Also, stay tuned for many more blog posts on a range of topics involving sports, television, and movies from the 1990’s!


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  1. So hard to chose a number one! Nice choices though!

    Comment by gvdemarchi138 | October 5, 2011 | Reply

  2. Silence of the lambs is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was glad to see that quote make the list because most people overlook how awesome it is. I would have ranked it a little bit higher but overall the list is great, really like seeing buzz lightyear come in at #2 as well!

    Comment by congetz | October 6, 2011 | Reply

  3. Great top 10. The only one I’m not familiar with is the apples one.

    Comment by ahedglen | October 6, 2011 | Reply

  4. Arnold needs to be at the top of list. Anything he says is number one worthy.

    Comment by mmilano35 | October 6, 2011 | Reply

  5. gotta love home alone. That is easily number one so many funny lines in that movie. Great top ten

    Comment by gchamberlain2 | October 7, 2011 | Reply

  6. Dude love it. I just watched Appollo 13 for the first time and i started laughng when i heard “Houston we have a problem.”

    Comment by EggsWithErnie | October 7, 2011 | Reply

  7. […] Joel Osment is probably best known for playing Cole Sear, the kid who “saw dead people” in the 1999 M. Night Shyamalan film, “The Sixth Sense”. He also had a small […]

    Pingback by Haley Joel Osment: Where are they now Wednesdays? « | November 17, 2011 | Reply

  8. I’m going to have to agree that the Silence of the Lambs would go to the top of my list. As much as The Sixth Sense was a big deal, in hindsight, it comes off as a bit cheesy. Bonus points definitely go to Austin Powers for the many hilarious quotes. http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-austin-powers-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes is a great collection if you’re interested. Great call on the Apollo 13 and Toy Story mentions. You still hear those quotes today and that says something.

    Comment by Jesse | February 23, 2012 | Reply

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