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'My name is not Platt. My name is...' 'Your name is Platt.'
'Church wants you on your place. Kneel, stand, kneel, stand. If you go for that sort of thing, I don't know what to do for you.'
'Thomas Ellison, sir. Pressed into service. I've got a wife, a baby!' ' I asked your name, not the history of your misfortunes.'
'I taught some of the stupidest children God ever put on the face of this earth and all of them could read well enough to find a name on a tombstone.'
'I'm sure that the way to say what I'd like to say will occur to me after you've gone.'
'I don't know much about women. I've been married for 28 years, you know.'
'My grammy never gave gifts. She was too busy getting raped by Cossacks.'
'When the Romans were marching me to the galleys, thirst had almost killed me. A man gave me water to drink, and I went on living.'
'Why didn't you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars.'
'It must be getting near tea-time, leastways in decent places where there *is* still tea-time.'
'What you learn tonight?' 'Always protect myself.' 'What's the rule?' 'Always protect myself.'
'I don't see what all of the fuss is about. It doesn't look any bigger than the Mauritania.'
'Aren't you glad the Army has all these tanks parked here? Just in case the Russians come and we have to have a big tank battle?'
'The nobility of England...' 'The nobility of England, My Lord, would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount, but you'll labor like scholars over a bulldog's pedigree.'
'The fact is, what we're doing could be construed as--forgive me sir--collaboration with the enemy. Perhaps even as treasonable activity.'
'Books? Books? I don't read books!'
'That's right, Mr. Martini. There is an Easter Bunny.'
'I want you all to form two circles. The boys on the outside and the girls on the inside.' 'Where will you be?'
'The die is cast. I'm a lily!' 'Have some popcorn.'
'Do you realize you gave me five pounds?' 'Yes, I've been trying to lose weight.'
'Licentiousness is made a show! Vanity and pride are likewise made a show! This is the very business of show!'
'Short people are mean. I never met a short man that stays nice all the way through. No sir. Mean little backstabbers, all of 'em.'
'What are you doing? These are mine. These are my workers. They should be on my train. They're skilled ammunition workers. They're essential. Essential girls!'
'Hate him! How could I hate him? Mothers don't hate their sons! Is that what he told you? You see how you believe everything he tells you?'
'I need you to help me make a fake movie.'
'If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say and a gentleman should always mean what he says.'
'All right, gentlemen. He's got one barrel left. When he fires that, take out your pistols, and shoot him down like the mangy scoundrel he is!'
'Oh, no, sir. I'm sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me.'
'I'm not taking him with me. I'm no good for him. I'm terrible with him. I have no patience. He's better off without me.'
'Look, sir, we can't just do nothing.' 'Why not? It's usually best.'
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'You use Evian skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today.'
'Remember Maggio?' 'Oh, the wop? Yeah, real tough monkey.' 'You killed him.'
'I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.'
'Sometimes it's easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly, a light gets turned on and there's a fair share of blame to go around.'
'Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country. So whom do I send?'
'Go ahead. Jump. He never loved you, so why go on living? Jump and it will all be over...'
'Glad to meet you, kid, you're a real horse's ass. Is Lonnegan after you too?' 'I dunno... I ain't seen anybody.' 'You never do, kid.'
'He was even dumber than you. He couldn't even write his whole name. 'X,' that's what it ought to say on that goddamn headstone, one big lousy 'X.''
'Now, Green, don't get me wrong. Why, some of my best friends are Jews.' 'And some of your other best friends are Methodists, but you never bother to say that.'
'The last great opportunity of a lifetime--an entire world at war, and I'm left out of it? God will not permit this to happen! I will be allowed to fulfill my destiny!'
'Of course you can't have pancakes without maple syrup.' 'You bet your butt.'
'I wanted to meet the man who could write such a long paper with so few adjectives.'
'You know that the average New Yorker between the ages of twenty and fifty has two and a half colds a year?'
'You're doing this because you're scared to death like the rest of us that you don't matter. And you know what? You're right. You don't. It's not important. You're not important.'
'I tell people to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.' 'And they let you get away with that?'
'Tom, you know you surprise me. If anything in this life is certain - if history has taught us anything - it's that you can kill *anybody*.'
'Those men aren't going to pay ten bucks to look at your face; this is Broadway!'
'Do you make love all the time, Gaston?' 'Certainly not! The only people who make love all the time are liars.'
'Your nose is broken.' 'How does it look?' 'Ah, it's an improvement.'
'The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.'
'You have such perseverance, Bertie. You're the bravest man I know. You'll make a bloody good king.'
'This is the People's War. It is our war. We are the fighters. Fight it then. Fight it with all that is in us and may God defend the Right.'
'This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind.'
'Your legs are too thin, your hair is too red, you have lips like a cat. You're no good. You give me too much trouble.' 'Flattery rolls right off me.'
'At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you're going to be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you.'
'The only arithmetic he ever got was hearing the referee count up to ten.'
'The village, which had stood for maybe a thousand years, didn't know we were coming that day. If they had, they would've run.'
'Honey, don't be weird.' 'OK honey, I won't be weird. I'll be whatever what you want me to be. We have a very healthy relationship.'
'Her dream had come true. She was a folk singer.'
'They'd love you a lot more if you were hanged. You know why? Because it would sell more papers...'
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'We are not questioning your authority, sir, but if manners prevent our speaking the truth, we will be without manners.'
'I'm the hick they were gonna use to split the hick vote. But I'm standing right here now on my hind legs!'
'They took care of me fine. They trained me to use these things. I can dial telephones, I can drive a car, I can even put nickels in the jukebox.'
'Hello Yank, welcome to a very merry little war. And now how about a wee drop for the King and Uncle Sam?'
'Bill, you do love me, don't ya?' 'Of course I do; I live with ya, don't I?'
'Chevotarevich, is that a Russian name?' 'No, it's an American name.'
'Our... merciful God. He destroyed His own beloved, rather than let a mediocrity share in the smallest part of His glory.'
'What kind of party did you say that was?' 'A cocktail party.' 'In that case, I'll join you.'
'You don't like her. My mother don't like her. She's a dog. And I'm a fat, ugly man. Well, all I know is I had a good time last night.'
'Be careful.' 'I always am.' 'Don't get hurt.' 'I never do.' 'Don't hurt no one.' 'Well, if you say so.'
'And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.'
'You are exceptionally odd.' 'I bet you're very popular with the girls.'
'There should never be any good reason for neglecting someone that you love.'
'I will raise my eyes and look down that corridor; 4 feet wide, with 10 lonely seconds to justify my whole existence. But WILL I?'
'Jimmy, give it up. Give it up, it's all over with. If there was a deal, it's gone down by now. We blew it, we blew our warrants, and we blew our cover.'
'You don't find it hard to do your duty?' 'Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.'
'It's men like him that build the world. The rest of them, like me... why, we just come along and live in it.'
'But I wouldn't worry too much about your heart. You can always put that award where your heart ought to be.'
'The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.' 'I was misinformed'
'He even took the gramophone on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart.'
'Have there been any women in his life?' 'I assume he had a mother, but I am not certain.'
'Shut up! The man with the Colt 45 says shut up!'
'And...action!'
'Look at me. You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.'
'Whatcha hit him with?' 'Hit whom?' ''Whom'? Are you a northern boy? What's a northern boy doing down here?'
'It is widely held that too much wine will dull a man's desire. Indeed it will... in a dull man.'
'All right. This one time I'll let you ask me about my affairs.' 'Is it true? Is it?' 'No.'
'I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm... unemployed at the moment.'
'It seems everyday ends with a miracle here. And whatever God may be, I thank God for this day.'
'You're the only man I know who makes his own clothes.'

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