Hollywood's 100 Favorite Movie Quotes: Men and Women Disagree on No. 1

3:26 PM 3/9/2016

by Keely Wold

Females went with 'Gone With the Wind,' while males looked to 'The Godfather.'

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What do Casablanca, Star Wars, Jaws and Gone With the Wind have in common?

When The Hollywood Reporter polled 1,600 industry professionals for their top movie quotes of all time, lines from these four films ended up in the five of the top 10 spots for both men and women. Gone With the Wind’s final line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn,” received the top spot among women and landed in second for men (it came in at No. 1 on the list overall). For men, "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse," from The Godfather, landed at No. 1.

Two quotes from Casablanca landed on both lists: "Here’s looking at you, kid" and "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." In fact, Casablanca's writers Philip Epstein, Julius Epstein and Howard Koch won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1944. Philip Epstein’s son recently told THR that he keeps his late father’s Oscar in a safe, while the film’s iconic piano recently sold for over $3 million at a classic movie auction.

Overall, five quotes landed on the top 10 list for both genders, including famous lines from Star Wars and Jaws. Where they differ, the women chose lines from The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Fight Club and When Harry Met Sally, while the men went for quotes from The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The Dark Knight, The Terminator and Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.

Below the video (in which a slew of actors perform their own favorite movie lines) are the top 10 quotes as voted on by both men and women.

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  • Women No. 10: "I'll have what she's having."

    According to Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan was so self-conscious about faking an orgasm, director Rob Reiner faked "an orgasm that King Kong would be jealous of" to make her relax.

  • Women No. 9: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

    Mandy Patinkin has said that this line — by far the most famous he's ever uttered —  gets repeated back to him by fans at least two or three times a day. 

  • Women No. 8: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

    "[Richard] Zanuck and [David] Brown were very stingy producers and everyone kept telling them 'You're gonna need a bigger boat,'" recalls Jaws screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (who moved in with director Steven Spielberg for four months to work on the shooting script). "It became a catchphrase for anytime anything went wrong — whether lunch was late or if the swells were rocking the camera."

  • Women No. 7: "The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club."

    Edward Norton and Brad Pitt took their preparation for Fight Club seriously. Both took lessons in boxing, tae kwon do, grappling and studied hours of UFC programming. Pitt even visited a dentist to have his front tooth chipped. They also almost didn’t get the roles: Matt Damon and Sean Penn were considered for The Narrator, but David Fincher wanted Norton, as he was impressed with his performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt. One producer has his eye on Russell Crowe for Tyler Durden, but another producer overruled him.

  • Women No. 6: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

    Casablanca has the most quotes in the top 100. In addition to this one there are Casablanca lines at Nos. 2, 15, 16 and 52.

  • Women No. 5: "May the Force be with you."

    Several characters say this line in the original movie, but surprisingly not Obi-Wan Kenobi, who doesn't utter it until 2002's Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

  • Women No. 4: "There's no place like home."

    The film adaption took a lot of liberties with L. Frank Baum's 1900 fantasy novel. The filmmakers did, however, take this jewel straight from the book.

  • Women No. 3: "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

    Since Dorothy first uttered it 77 years ago, this line has popped up in countless TV shows and movies, from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids to Avatar, from Grey’s Anatomy to Gilmore Girls. Not to mention Jo Dee Messina’s 1996 hit “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore.”

  • Women No. 2: "Here's looking at you, kid."

    The Japanese version of the line — "Kimi no hitomi ni kanpai'' — literally translates as, "Cheers to your eyes." Manako Ihaya of the American Translators Association calls it "a classic example of a good movie script translation" for its ability to capture the nuance of the English for the Japanese audience.

  • Women No. 1: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    Two months before the movie’s release, censors demanded that "damn" be dropped. The producers came up with 22 variations of the line, including "Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a whoop," before the censors relented and allowed the "damn" to stay. Read more here.

  • Men No. 10: "I am your father."

    One of the most misquoted lines in movie history, right up there with "Play it again, Sam." The real line has no "Luke" in it.

  • Men No. 9: "I'll be back."

    Schwarzenegger wanted to change the line to "I will be back" because it sounded more machine-like and he had trouble pronouncing "I'll." He said director James Cameron "looked at me like I'd lost my mind."

  • Men No. 8: "Why so serious?"

    Heath Ledger's brilliantly twisted delivery may account for why this line finished No. 1 among 20- to 29-year-old voters.

  • Men No. 7: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

    Women voted this in at No. 6.

  • Men No. 6: "You talkin' to me?"

    Robert De Niro improvised the line. The script simply said, "Travis speaks to himself in the mirror." Writer Paul Schrader told the actor his character was just "a little kid playing with guns and acting tough."

  • Men No. 5: "May the Force be with you."

    This also was No. 5 among women surveyed.

  • Men No. 4: "Here's looking at you, kid."

    Women voted this line as their No. 2 pick.

  • Men No. 3: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

    Both men and women voted this into their top 10.

  • Men No. 2: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

    The No. 1 line on the list overall, this quote made both men and women's top two.

  • Men No. 1: "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse."

    Some variation of this line appears in all three Godfather movies. Screenwriter Mario Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola were on opposite coasts when they were co-writing the script for the first film — Puzo in New York City, Coppola in San Francisco — and they literally mailed drafts back and forth to each other. Read more here.