When you think of the most iconic movie quotes, what comes to mind? This is Casablancaunconscious «I’m looking at you, baby»? Or maybe gone With the Windmemorable «Honestly, dear, I don’t give a damn!» Although we repeat a lot of phrases from movies in everyday life, you may forget about a small but powerful bunch – movie quotes that consist of one word.
Some of these words are so recognizable and evocative that just saying them calls to mind the very movie it comes from. Others are more dependent on how you pronounce the word itself—whether you shout it, repeat it, or draw it out will give your friends a better idea of what movement you are quoting. Bonus points if you use the actor’s accent in the movie.
Movies have a certain influence on pop culture, as well as popular phrases. Once upon a time, «excellent» was just an adjective used to describe something of excellent quality. But now, when someone responds to a story or script with an enthusiastic «Great!» impossible not to think about The Incredible Adventures of Bill and Ted. The same goes for the word «incredible». The relatively rare word quickly became a movie quote after it was used in princess bride.
Single-word movie quotes are special because they are able to conjure up an image of a scene with little to no dialogue. Sometimes less is more, which is why we’ve put together these 10 iconic movie phrases that are just one word long.
The most iconic movie quotes in one word
10 Movie Titles That Have Become Common Phrases
How many of these terms do you use in conversation?