Best Film Quotes of 2016

Sometimes, a well-written line can make a decent movie great, or a horrible movie bearable. There have been many, many, MANY movies this year, and each have little gems of excellent dialogue buried in them to make them good or great. Some are funny, some are sad, some just resonate in your very soul. Whether or not all these movies have been recognized with awards yet, here are some of our favorite lines given this year!


“They don’t hear your voice! They just see the color of your face. You understand?” 

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– Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), The Revenant


“Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.” 


– Lt. General Frank Benson (Alan Rickman), Eye in the Sky


“Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we have a  lot in common. And the more we try to understand each other, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.” 


– Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), Zootopia


“They like to get the landmarks.”


– David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), Independence Day: Resurgence


“Woo! Superhero landing! You know, that’s really hard on your knees.”


– Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), Deadpool


“I can’t change what I did. And neither can you.”


– El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Suicide Squad


“You know, it’s been awhile since New York had news this good. Especially with an airplane in it.” 


– Carl Clark (Brett Rice), Sully


And, of course, there are some quotes that aren’t quite enough to make the list, but are still worth mentioning in the grand scheme of this year’s best. Are there any you think should have made the main list?

Honorable Mentions:

“The world has always been broken. That’s why we need good cops.”


– Chief Bogo (Idris Elba), Zootopia


“An empire toppled by its enemies can rise again. But one which crumbles from within? That’s dead…forever.”


– Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Captain America: Civil War


“For a guy with three hearts, you are not very nice.” 


– Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Finding Dory


“There were a lot of explosions for two people ‘blending in’.”


– K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story



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