Popular movies have a way of staying in our minds, and we might find ourselves quoting them when the situation allows. Unfortunately, our love for a good film doesn’t always match our brain’s ability to remember correctly. Here are the top 12 misquoted movie quotes.
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The Wizard of Oz
“Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” is a favorite for anyone in an unfamiliar location. Unfortunately, to properly convey Dorthy’s dismay, the correct quote is, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
A fun way to sound cool is to ask your friend, “Do you feel lucky, punk?”. An even cooler and movie-accurate quote is, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”.
We’re being a little nitpicky with this one, but Forrest doesn’t say, “Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates.” He says, “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.”
For the many times we find ourselves faced with a gigantic man-eating shark, we might want to quote the classic movie saying, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” To be accurate, though, we must say, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
We’ll blame this misquote on the fact that we watched this as children. When the evil queen asks the mirror to show her the fairest in all the land, she actually says, “magic mirror, on the wall,” not “mirror, mirror, on the wall.”
The Empire Strikes Back
“Luke, I am your father” is a famous misquote perpetuated by fathers of Lukes everywhere. The actual line by Darth Vader is, “No. I am your father”.
Another nitpicky one, but what can we say? We’re a stickler for accuracy here. In Titanic, Jack stands at the front of the boat and exclaims, “I’m the king of the world,” instead of the shortened misquote, “I’m king of the world.”
A classic for people everywhere around Halloween, enacting the mad doctor creating his monster and shouting, “He’s alive!”. However, the actual quote is, “It’s alive!”.
The Lord of the Rings
Don’t worry, we’re not about to tell you the famous “You shall not pass” is a misquote. However, Gandalf’s “Run, you fools” is. What he actually says is, “Fly, you fools.”
Field of Dreams
A misquote made famous by ambitious entrepreneurs everywhere, “If you build it, they will come.” What is really said is, “If you build it, he will come,” and without giving spoilers…you don’t want him to come.
“Beam me up, Scotty” is a famous line for Trekkies. We’re sorry to tell you that Captain Kirk has never said that line. He does have other beaming requests, though, like “Scotty, beam us up” and “Gentlemen, I suggest you beam me aboard.”
We’re not going to ask why you’re quoting this, but if you say, “Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” then start using the correct quote, “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?”.
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