Movie Quotes (Quiz and Answers)

Finally getting around to this.

Most of my readers know memes are a very. low. priority for me, but I enjoy quotes so this was a natural fit and I knew I’d eventually do it.

Picked this up from Thoughts of a Wannabe whom I met through the Ultimate Blog Party.

The rules:
1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. I’ll re-post this with all the answers in a week or so.
5. No Googling or IMDb-ing. That’s cheating, and that’s no fun!

*Answers are now listed at the bottom of the post if you need help.*

Mouse-over the space between quotes and highlight the line to see the answer.

These aren’t all from my top-10 movies, but the lines are all those that still cause a reaction, even when I’ve seen or thought of them a number of times.

  1. [to the baby in his arms] I was forced to recite that poem when I was a lad. I have no idea what it means, but why should I be the only one to suffer?
  2. Amazing Grace

  3. A: Then you kidnapped me!
    B: Why would I kidnap…?
    A: I have no idea. You’re the criminal mastermind, not me.
    B: What?!
    A: You’re right. That’s giving you way too much credit.
  4. The Emperor’s New Groove

  5. [Narration] The trial of Jerome Gribben was the social event of the season. The judge in the case was the venerable Judge Zadic. Judge Zadic was totally incompetent, but being a Judge nobody had noticed.
  6. Hallmark’s Arabian Nights (Not Kid-friendly. Think pushing the boundaries of PG-13)

  7. A: You think you’re smarter than we are.
    B: Oh, not much.
  8. Undercover Blues

  9. Over my dead body. (Life-or-death situation.)
  10. Enchanted (The line is so familiar I was surprised I couldn’t place it from any other movie.)

  11. Some feel that to court a woman in one’s employ is nothing more than a serpentine effort to transform a lady into a whore.
  12. Kate and Leopold

  13. The only way to find out what story you’re in is to determine what stories you’re not in. Odd as it may seem, I’ve just ruled out half of Greek literature, seven fairy tales, ten Chinese fables, and determined conclusively that you are not King Hamlet, Scout Finch, Miss Marple, Frankenstein’s Monster, or a golem. Hmm? Aren’t you relieved to know you’re not a golem?
  14. Stranger Than Fiction

  15. Man: And uh… hey, while I think about it, how bout, uh, marryin’ me?
    Woman: Gracious! What’d I want to marry you for?
    Man: Uh, well, I dunno, couldn’t you maybe think up some reason why you might?
  16. Oklahoma! (The London version is the one worth watching.)

  17. American: I’m sorry, I don’t speak English.
    African gunman: You are speaking English right now.
    American: No, I only know how to say, “I don’t speak English” in English.
  18. Sahara (The most-recognized answer– based on both on- and off-line guesses)

  19. Just a little bit louder, because this song is intended for humans, okay?
  20. Music and Lyrics

Titles Represented:

  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • Undercover Blues
  • Hallmark’s Arabian Nights
  • Enchanted
  • Amazing Grace
  • Oklahoma!
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Sahara
  • Kate and Leopold

12 thoughts on “Movie Quotes (Quiz and Answers)

  1. Sorry, no. (At least, not to knowledge. I’ve never seen that one from start to finish.)

    Guess again. :)

    In case it’s not clear, these are all movies I recomend. If I owned them all I’d be willing to sit down to watch any one of them right now.

  2. OK, sorry for the double post but I think #7 might be a Will Ferrell movie, the title of which escapes me but Emma Thompson is writing a novel and it’s about him (Howard maybe?).


  3. Karen, yes on #s 1 & 7: Stranger than Fiction is the name you’re looking for.

    And Becky got #6.

    Wow. It’s interesting that this has “stumpers,” because to me most of them are glaringly obvious.

    (Though I admit I might have had to think a while for 3,5, and 8)

    We’ve all got our niches…

  4. I know that #9 is Sahara… I recognized a few others, but they’ve already been guessed. But #2 sounds *so* familiar.

    (Oh, and I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, by the way. I like it. :-) )

  5. Abbey: Thanks for coming around! Yes on #9, And answers are going up today on the rest.

    There might be a couple forehead smackers, but one off-line contestant pointed out that this sort of thing only works if everyone’s seen all the movies.

    Knowing that’s impossible I’ll start by providing a list of title at the bottom of the post, and “hiding” the answers as roll-overs next to the quote.

    It’ll give folks a second shot at hose familiar ones.
    Hope to have the “answers” version up later today.


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