“You Got Knocked the F–k Out!” Classic Movie Lines We Love To Quote
Some movies are so good, you never really stop talking about them. We’ve gathered a list of the classic movies we all love to quote. Add your favorite lines in the comments below!
I swear my uncle says this every time the kids change the thermostat behind his back. The struggle does not have to be serious for you to channel brother Malcolm.
“You Told Harpo to Beat Me”
Most of us can recite this whole scene. Some of us know the whole movie. You get extra cool points if you can do a good Squeak (“Harpo. Who dis woman?”) or if you’ve ever tried to give somebody the chicken foot curse: “‘Til you do right by me, everything you think about is gonna crumble.” Tell ’em Celie.
It’s what you say when you’ve only got one nerve left and someone’s standing on it…but you can’t afford to get fired today. Take a deep breath and say it with me now: “woo-sah”.
“You Got Knocked the F–k Out”
“Friday” is another movie we can quote all day long. Remember when Chris Tucker was still funny?
“Vera, Put That Razor Away!”
This might just be one of the funniest moments in movie history. That’s Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx and Della Reese (the nine-toe-havingest-limpingest bish in Harlem) in one scene.
“Get Your S—, and Get Out!”
Really, every scene in “Waiting to Exhale” is perfect for re-watching when you’re heart sick, sick of your partner, or just plain sick and tired. But we like to watch this clip just to see Angela act this scene to death.
“Eat the Cake, Anna Mae”
Laurence Fishburne was cold as ice as Ike Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”. He goes right under “Mister” in the list of actors I still hate even though I know that they were just playing a role in a movie.
Sit Your Five-Dollar A– Down Before I make change.”
We could quote Nino Brown all day.
“Say What Again”
This is some of Samuel L. Jackson’s best work, hands down. And if you haven’t watched this scene at least three times, I’m going to need you to pull up a chair and press play. But only when your boss isn’t around because we all know Samuel has a dirty mouth.
Fun Fact: Samuel L. Jackson used to struggle with stuttering but noticed that he never stumbled when shouting motherf—er — his favorite word. Now he shouts it a few times every day to keep his speech impediment under control.
“I Don’t Have to Do Nothing But Stay Black and Die.”
Morgan Freeman is the man, and this movie gets us right in the emotions every time.
“I’m The Blues in your Left Thigh, Tryna Become the Funk in Your Right.”
I bet dudes used to hate this movie. Nobody was as smooth as Darius Lovehall. The brother had love in his last name.
And I know I’m not the only one who started showing up at the poetry cafes waiting on a brother to say, “I must admit, girl. You da sh–, girl. And I’m diggin’ you like a grave.”
This movie has ruined me. I can’t listen to “The Greatest Love of All” without hearing Sexual Chocolate sing it in my head or hear someone talk about Muhammad Ali without thinking “His mama named him Clay. I’ma call him Clay.”
“They Comin’ to See Me!”
“Ain’t nobody comin’ to see you, Otis! You wish you could work it the way I do, but you can’t! Because there is only one David Ruffin. And without him, the Temps ain’t nothin’ but a group in SEARCH of a David Ruffin. Matter of fact, I been thinkin’. We should call the group David Ruffin And The Temptations. Yeah, that sound good to me. Y’all beggin’ me not to leave you. [sings] ‘And I refuse to let you go.’ Yeah, David Ruffin And The Temptations. Whatcha think?”
You’ve got to love David Ruffin.
“Follow the Drip”
I’ve always thought Robin Harris’ role in “House Party” was underrated:
“Ya know, with all that jerry curl juice you got in your hair, you better not ever commit a crime! The police won’t have any problem finding you! ‘Follow the drip, follow the drip!'”
But we all know that the Kid N’ Play dance was the best part of the movie that we all tried to copy.
“You Got to Coordinate”
John Witherspoon was only in Boomerang for a few minutes and he has most of the most quotable lines in the whole movie. In fact, the bit players in this movie were half the fun. Remember Eartha Kitt? “Marcus Dah-ling”.