10 Hilarious Movie Quotes That Will Lift Your Mood

“I like smiling, smiling is my favourite.”

     – Buddy the Elf

Sometimes, life just gets us down. Sometimes, we just need an escape. Whether you’ve messed up badly at work and the boss is breathing down your neck, or whether your relationship is hitting a rocky patch and you’re not sure what’s going on anymore, life has its downs. And when it does, we all need a pick-me-up.

Just last week, I had the worst week ever. I made a few mistakes at work, got soaked on the way home from the gym, before my cab broke down in the middle of no where. Life sucked.

So what did I do? I returned home, ordered a takeaway, opened a bottle of wine and stuck on a funny movie.

There really is no better anecdote to a case of the blues than some hilarious movies. Whether it’s a belly laugh, a slapstick, or a romantic comedy, funny movies make us feel so much better.

If you’re stuck in the office and have a boss who won’t appreciate you sticking a Jim Carey movie on, when you’re supposed to be firing off a few emails, why not check out our top 10 hilarious movie quotes instead. Coupled with a few pean butter-filled pretzels, these will lift your mood no end.

1. “Let’s play tummy sticks!”

     – Wedding Crashers

Vince Vaughn intended to crash a wedding and go to bed with a hottie. Instead, he’s lied in bed with a sore knee, a bruised ribcage, and a topless homosexual wants to play tummy sticks with him. Life can’t get any worse right now.

2. “What makes you think she’s a witch?”

“Well, she turned me into a newt!”

“A newt?”

“(Sheepishly) I got better.”

“Burn her anyway!”

     – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Ah, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Probably the zaniest film ever created by the zaniest guys to ever be handed a camera, a blank script, and a few dollars to go and make a movie.

The Monty Python crew are some of the wackiest guys alive who aren’t afraid to push boundaries when it comes to comedy. If you just want to indulge in some absolutely crazy comedy when you’re feeling out of sorts, you simply can’t go wrong.

3. “I’m a mog – half-man, half-dog. I’m my own best friend.”

     – Spaceballs

It’s Mel Brooke, it’s Spaceballs. What else do you need? Now go ahead and quote the whole movie. You’ll feel better.

4. “Surely, you can’t be serious.”

“I am serious. And stop calling me Shirley!”

    – Airplane

Airplane is the ultimate gag-fest, and the doctor who mistakenly thinks everyone is calling him Shirley has become synonymous with great comedy.

The whole film is known for its wacky double-entendres and misinterpretations. It’s basically a celebration for the double meanings inherent in the English language.

If you’ve seen Airplane, the above quote will certainly get you smiling. If you haven’t, you need to watch it now. Forget the boss.

5. “I had no idea you could milk a cat.”

“ Oh yeah, you can milk anything with nipples.”

“I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?”

     – Meet The Parents

Hands down, Meet The Parents was one of the funniest movies of the early 00’s. It was a game-changing comedy that spawned two sequels and turned Ben Stiller into a household name.

Let’s face it, we all get nervous about meeting potential in-laws. And the situation is made a whole lot worse when our girlfriend’s father is stern, serious and so not prepared to let his daughter leave home to live with a boy. What do you take him for?!

In this classic scene, Ben Stiller is trying so hard to impress his future in-laws that he tells a fake story that gets so out of control he eventually pretends he used to milk cats on a farm.

6. “Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?”

– Pause

“These go up to eleven.”

     – This Is Spinal Tap

If ever a movie deserved cult status, it’s This Is Spinal Tap. It’s basically the funniest film you’ve never seen.

This Is Spinal Tap is a mockumentary about a band of airhead rockers. In this particular scene, the lead guitarist is trying to impress the filmmaker by showing him his amps that “go up to eleven” in terms of volume. The filmmaker is impressed, but he simply can’t understand the need for eleven – why not just stick to ten and make it louder?

The airhead naturally doesn’t get this. After all, these go up to eleven.

7. “Do you follow me?”


“Well, stop following me or I’ll have you arrested.”

     – Night At The Opera

Groucho Marx was one the master of the one-liners at a time when talkies had only just been invented. Quick-witted, irreverent and the king of wordplay, pretty much everything he said is quotable. Look them up and have yourself a ball.

8. “If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it’s that a model’s life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiselled abs and stunning features, it doesn’t mean that we too can’t not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.”

     – Zoolander

Derek Zoolander is the ultimate airhead model who has good looks – but very little else.

The above quote neatly sums up his illiteracy, and it also keeps the laughs going after the previous scene in which his really, really good-looking pals got blown up after lighting a match near rivers of spilled gasoline and listening to George Michael. Tragic? Not really, no. Very, very funny. Even if the world lost a few really, really good-looking men.

9. “Isn’t that convenient for you? And the clock!”

     – Dodgeball

Ben Stiller makes his third appearance on our list, and with good reason. In Dodgeball, he plays a megalomaniac who is looking to buy out a local gym. The above quote sums up his inability for comprehension and … well, everything else. His character is so quotable for jokes, yet they’re all unintentional. He’s funny while trying to be clever!

How can it ever be convenient for an inanimate clock?!

10. “I’m talking about a little place called Aspen.”

“ I don’t know, Lloyd, the French are ***holes.”

    – Dumb and Dumber

Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn are two of the greatest ever characters that movie-land has ever produced. Dumb but loveable … okay, not very loveable, but you get the picture.

It’s pointless even trying to work out which one is dumb and which one is dumber. Just when Harry seems as though he’s got a bit more intelligence than his good pal Lloyd, not only does he assume that Aspen is in France, but also that the French are all a-holes.

Stay happy!

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