Famous First Lines in Movies Quiz


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A movie's opening lines can make or break the entire film. How much do you know about these famous first lines?

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air."

Galadriel's opening line, featured in "The Lord of The Rings," begins a story that spans three films.


"Hey! Hey, baby. What's going on here?

Truman Capote wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which was adapted into a 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn.


"What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?"

That's more or less the whole movie plot summed up. Ali MacGraw played "Jenny," who falls for a preppy guy in "Love Story."


“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”

Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" hit theaters in 1990 and received six Oscar nominations.


"What's your name again?" "Chrissie." "Where are we going?" "Swimming."

"Jaws" became an instant sensation and sent a shiver down the spines of ocean lovers everywhere.



Orson Welles not only starred in "Citizen Kane," but he directed and co-wrote it, too.


"It was on a side road outside of Los Angeles. I was hitchhiking from San Francisco down to San Diego, I guess. A half-hour earlier, I'd thumbed a ride."

Released in 1946, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" garnered great reviews that cemented its place in film lore.


"All right, Charlie. That the joint?"

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis starred in "Some Like It Hot," a 1959 romantic comedy that still sets audiences roaring with laughter.


"Please, sir, I want some more."

The movie "Oliver" is based on the Charles Dickens book titled "Oliver Twist."


"I had the craziest dream last night. I was dancing the white swan."

Natalie Portman starred in "Black Swan," an ominous movie featuring an unhinged ballet dancer.


“I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being.”

"Stand By Me" was actually based on a Stephen King novella called "The Body."


"Watch this shot now. Shoot man. Go."

In 1961 "West Side Story" was adapted from a musical and made into a movie.


"All right, so this is the world and there are 5 billion people on it. When I was a kid there were 3. It's hard to keep up."

That's right, in 1996, when "Jerry Maguire" hit theaters … there were only 5 billion people on Earth.


“I’m 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I’m about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I’d never done a crazy thing in my whole life."

Kevin Costner plows up a field to make a baseball diamond in "Field of Dreams," which was released in 1989.


"I believe in America. America has made my fortune."

Francis Ford Coppola directed "The Godfather" in 1972.


"Show them the courage of Allah!"

In "Prince of Thieves," Kevin Costner shoots up a storm with his trusty bow.


"I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, Dear Father."

"It's A Wonderful Life" actually didn't do very well at first but has since become an American classic.


“What came first, the music or the misery?”

Music takes center stage in "High Fidelity," which follows the life of music store owner Rob Gordon.


"What are you doing? You don't stop here…"

No, seriously, don't stop here … unless you want your mind warped. "Mulholland Drive" showed David Lynch's weird imagination in full bloom.


"He even took the gramophone on safari."

"Out of Africa," starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, took home an amazing seven Oscar awards.


"I will tell you of William Wallace. Historians from England will say I am a liar. But history is written by those who have hung heroes."

"Braveheart" stars Mel Gibson looking wild-eyed and crazy and well, like himself.


"There's two kinds of people in the world - winners… and losers."

Two Oscars later, the dark humor of "Little Miss Sunshine" is Hollywood history.


"Who are you?" "I am Death."

This Ingmar Bergman flick, "The Seventh Seal," is all about the Black Death.


"No matter what they say, it's all about money."

Garry Marshall directed, "Pretty Woman," which made Julia Roberts into a household name.


"All right, everyone! This ... is a stick-up. Don't anybody move! Now empty that safe!"

Andy's imagination brings his favorite toys to life in "Toy Story."


"In Jailhouse Rock, Elvis was everything rockabilly's about -- living fast, dying young and leaving a good-looking corpse."

"True Romance" is a 1993 film starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, whose characters fall in love.


"When I was lying there in the V.A. hospital, with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. Sooner or later though, you always have to wake up."

Thus begins, "Avatar," which became the first movie ever to gross more than $2 billion at the box office.


"People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood, but it did happen."

The 2010 Coen Brothers movie, "True Grit," shows a young girl out for revenge.


"Only ever met one man I wouldn’t wanna fight.”

Hilary Swank starred in "Million Dollar Baby," all about a female boxer who wins big.


"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold."

Based on some of Hunter S. Thompson's weird experiences, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" stars a freaked-out Johnny Depp.


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