15 Best Movie Quotes of 2015

P.T. Philben ‘17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
A great quote is one of the best things you can take home from the cinima. 2015 has turned out to be a solid year in movies with plenty of memorable exchanges and one-liners. From the intelligent and insightful, to the irreverent and gut-busting, all the way to the satisfyingly corny; here are the top 15 movie quotes of 2015
15. “The city is flying. We’re fighting an army of robots. And I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.”
Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Jeremy Renner in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
A lot of the fun of this movie came from the self awareness, either for the sake humor or for guiding the plot in a direction where it can make fun of Man of Steel. This line encapsulates that aspect of the film. It highlights the absurdity of the situation without breaking the tension and still manages to get a laugh.
14. “Just when it can’t get any worse, you run out of cigarettes.”
Carol (Cate Blanchett) – Carol
This movie had a lot of lines that subtly revealed important character traits without having to go into exposition and this is one of them. This particular quote gets points for adding some much needed humor in this heavy drama.
13. “It can camouflage!”
Hamada (Brian Tee) – Jurassic World
Like this movie or hate it, this was the point where you knew that no more f**ks would be given. The genetically engineered Indominus Rex was the villain of the world’s most expensive B-Movie and the filmmakers would go on to embrace that corniness for better or worse for the rest of the film. It’s now on the audience to follow the film in its irreverence for all logic and seriousness.
12. “Would it Help?”
Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) – Bridge of Spies
The Russian spy repeats this question to his defense attorney James Donovan (Tom Hanks) multiple times in response to Donovan asking him if he is worried about the fact that he might be executed. The witty line is good for a laugh as well as conveying the calculating calmness of Abel and his awareness of his legal situation.
11. “If Neil deGrasse Tyson were writing about Ice Cube, this is what it would look like.”
Malcolm Adekanbi (Shameik Moore) – Dope
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Shameik Moore in Dope. Photo Credit: Open Road Films.
“Dope” is literally a movie about what went into writing a college essay; and it’s awesome. As for this quote; it’s funny, it summarizes the young black nerd from the bad part of town perfectly and it makes you want to read a college essay. Malcolm wants to let people know his unique voice and that doesn’t involve him telling his cliche (i.e. common for black men in America) life story.
10. “Fine. When I yell ‘fool,’ you drive out of here as fast as you can.”
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) – Mad Max: Fury Road
This is the witty response that the most badass heroine of the year when the titular character plays coy with his name. It’s a signature part of the Mad Max persona to play it mysterious as he moves from getting caught up in one adventure to the next. In this case, Furiosa isn’t having it, she’s not playing his game and she is going to set her own rules. With this line, Theron establishes herself as the dominant figure in the scene before she establishes herself as the main character in a movie with his name on it.
9. “I’m a Catholic whore currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at the military abortion clinic. So hail Satan and have a lovely afternoon, madam.”
Harry Hart (Colin Firth) – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Is there anything better to say to a member of the Westboro Baptist Church (or at least fictionalized version) as an ultimate middle finger to every bigoted thing they believe in before the entire congregation is slaughtered in one of the most cathartically satisfying action scenes not in a Quentin Tarantino movie? No.
8. “I dont give a f**k! This is LAPD; I’m the only ‘gangster’ around here!”
LAPD Officer – Straight Outta Compton
This musing uttered by one of LA’s finest as he’s searching Ice Cube for dope in a flagrant abuse of authority is simply perfect. It captures everything that N.W.A’s ‘F**ck tha Police’ was expressing about the bigotry and hypocrisy of American law enforcement when it comes to the treatment of minorities. Particularly true for the LAPD. They see brown men, assume that they are criminals and then proceed to assume the authority to themselves behave like criminals.
7. “Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”
Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) – Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has a of a gift for capturing what is essential to a character in a few lines of dialogue or less. This little musing from the self appointed lord and savior of his chosen industry illustrates his role in the creation of the devices that are credited to him despite his lack of actual skills, the genius of the man as well as his own massive ego.
6. “In the face of overwhelming odds, I’m left with only one option; I’m going to have to science the sh*t of this”
Mark Watney (Matt Damon) – The Martian
This line is pretty much the movie in a concise quote. The plot, the message, the overall philosophy and the sharp humor that the filmmakers used to call it a comedy for thinner competition at the Golden Globes. It’s all in this one line, and like the movie itself it sticks with you.
5. “Our art is a reflection of our reality”
Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) – Straight Outta Compton
In response to a patronizing question from a reporter about the “glamorizing” of gang violence in the N.W.A.’s lyrics, Ice Cube lays down the law and illustrates that they are simply reporting on the reality of their community in a way that the mainstream press never could.
4. [pointing to Adonis in the mirror] “You see this guy staring back at you? That’s your toughest opponent. I believe that’s true in the ring and I think that’s true in life.”
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) – Creed
As we return to a beloved franchise, with the old protagonist passing the torch to a new hero, its moments in the training like this one that hit you where the heart is. Going beyond the essential athleticism by dealing with a simple philosophical truth that we can see in young Adonis Creed and in ourselves by extension.
3. “Chewie, we’re home”
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Inside Out may have made parents, kids and millennials cry, but this one line from the previously dead series made men in their forties living in their mother’s basements cry. The best movie experience of the year may have come from the entrance of Han Solo and his buddy Chewbacca in the trailer for The Force Awakens. With a great delivery from Ford, the competent direction of JJ Abrams and all of the nostalgia that you can comprehend; this moment had people crying and jumping out of their skins with excitement.
2. “If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.”
Mitchell Garabedian (Stanley Tucci) – Spotlight
Stanley Tucci in Spotlight. Photo Credit: Open Road Films.
The attorney who specializes in suing the Catholic Church on behalf of victims of abuse made many profound observations on the whole situation but the most intriguing and somber was one of the old Catholic code of silence. That it takes an outsider to expose the molestation scandal and it took a lot of Catholics looking the other way for the situation to get this bad in the first place.
1. “Oh, what a day. WHAT A LOVELY DAY!”
Nux (Nicholas Hoult) – Mad Max: Fury Road
Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road. Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
The movie quote of the year also happens to be the tagline for George Miller’s masterpiece. Watching the clip out of context, the line seems to be an insane piece of drivel out of the mind of an insane cultist high on adrenaline and probably emission fumes. And it is, but its also a motto for the movie. The film is a fantastic adventure that threw caution to the wind in favor of crafting a magnificent experience limited only by the imagination of a self proclaimed mad man of a filmmaker. The film, like Nux, relishes in the chaos and thrills in taking the bleak setting of a post-apocalyptic desert and have a ball with it by turning the octane up to 11. What a lovely day indeed.

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