We quote movies in our house as a kind of shorthand to express emotion or attitude. Sometimes its a quick way to connect and lighten the mood. We are not alone. Lots of people do this, and when you have a shared viewing history, it strengthens a friendship.
The following video from Cinefix that collects the 100 most iconic lines from Hollywood’s history gives a kind of psychological mirror to society. What it might say about us, I’m not sure, but these are the moments that stuck in our consciousness. I have seen or can identify all but about two of these films. I imagine many people my age can.
What I love about the construction of the video is that it ties the phrases together by shared words and themes rather than trying to rank them in some sort of inauthentic way. Sadly, no lines made it from our family’s beloved Real Genius.