Part of the reason movies are so popular is because they are relatable to our lives. That is what makes the story meaningful to us. Here are some popular movie quotes to use when you are feeling the need to inject a little humor or sentiment into your everyday family life.

 

1. Movie quote: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” Galadriel, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

When to use it: When you discover you are going to have a baby or when a baby is born.

2. Movie quote: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Don Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

When to use it: When you are going to bribe your child to go to bed or eat something they don’t want to eat.

3. Movie quote: “I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU!” Buddy, Elf (2003)

When to use it: When you are trying to cuddle your kids and they are too cool or too preoccupied to reciprocate. I have learned the louder the better.

4. Movie quote: “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

When to use it: When giving a pep-talk to your kids about having to make a hard decision.

5. Movie quote: “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

When to use it: When you are stealing a treat from the pantry shortly before dinner time.

6. Movie quote: “They’re the worst sort of Muggles imaginable.” Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

When to use it: Talking to your kids about bullies and trying to make them feel better.

7. Movie quote: “Have fun stormin’ da castle.” Miracle Max, The Princess Bride (1987)

When to use it: When your kids head out the door to school.

8. Movie quote: “If someone asks if you are a god, you say, ‘yes!'” Winston Zeddemore, Ghostbusters (1984)

When to use it: When you are at a school function with large lines and they are giving priority to some for no apparent reason.

9. Movie quote: “Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don’t they?” Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz (1939)

When to use it: When you are at a school function and someone is lecturing on something everyone already knows about.

10. Movie quote: “Do… or do not. There is no try.” Yoda, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

When to use it: When making scheduling arrangements for meetings, driving, or committee work with someone who is very non-committal.

11. Movie quote: “The force is strong with this one.” Darth Vader, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

When to use it: When your kid does something awesome.

12. Movie quote: “A man can convince anyone he’s somebody else, but never himself.” Roger “Verbal” Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

When to use it: When discussing the pressures of fitting in and being true to yourself.

13. Movie quote: “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” Don Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

When to use it: When your spouse has been spending too much time with other activities. Warning: Use only when your spouse is in a lighthearted mood and you are using your best Don Corleone voice impression.

14. Movie quote: “I won’t consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.” James Bond, Casino Royale (2006)

When to use it: When you have completed a ton of housework and when you are nearly finished someone offers to help.

15. Movie quote: “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Effie Trinket, The Hunger Games (2012)

When to use it: When someone is heading to auditions, try-outs, or a big test.

16. Movie quote: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.” Spock Prime, Star Trek (2009)

When to use it: As you are heading out on a family road trip vacation.

17. Movie quote: “Bad dates.” Sallah, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When to use it: When you try a new recipe and it doesn’t turn out how you had hoped.

18. Movie quote: “Don’t look at it, no matter what happens!” Indiana, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

When to use it: When someone has a terrible acne breakout.

19. Movie quote: “SON of a NUTcracker!” Buddy, Elf (2003)

When to use it: When you accidently hurt yourself and you don’t want to swear in front of the kids.

20. Movie quote: “I’m the king of the world!” Jack, Titanic (1997)

When to use it: When you finish cleaning the entire house and it is spotless.

21. Movie quote: “Oh, yes, my precious. Very nice, very nice.” Gollum, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2002)

When to use it: When someone in the family earns an award or trophy.

22. Movie quote: “Beeeeeee…gooood.” E.T., E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

When to use it: When your kids are heading off to a sleepover party.

23. Movie quote: “I am the Gatekeeper.” Dana Barrett, Ghostbusters (1984)

When to use it: When you answer the door to your kid’s friend or date and you need to size them up to see if they are trouble. Okay, don’t do this or your kids will die of embarrassment, but you can threaten to do it.

24. Movie quote: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” – but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line'” Vizzini, The Princess Bride (1987)

When to use it: When you play a practical joke on someone. Warning: Do not use iocane powder.

25. Movie quote: “I’m sorry. That last hand…nearly killed me.” James Bond, Casino Royale (2006)

When to use it: When you are shocked by something someone casually mentions at the dinner table and they continue rambling like it was no big deal.

 

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