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Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Quotes

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Script Written by Q.V. Hough. These are the corniest concoctions of cinema dialogue. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Quotes. For this list, we’re focusing on the cheesiest pieces of dialogue from feature films rather than entire works as a whole. We went after only the most devastatingly brutal lines that made us laugh until we cried. Special thanks to our users Daniel John, frodo mine, Tytan Tyler and Kieren Scott for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Q. V. Hough

Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Quotes


These are the corniest concoctions of cinema dialogue. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Quotes.

For this list, we’re focusing on the cheesiest pieces of dialogue from feature films rather than entire works as a whole. We went after only the most devastatingly brutal lines that made us laugh until we cried.

#10: “You’re why cavemen chiseled on walls.”
“As Good as It Gets” (1997)


Women gushed and men cringed at these ridiculous words that were spoken in James L. Brooks’ romantic comedy. After losing his artistic mojo, a tortured artist played by Greg Kinnear sketches Helen Hunt in the buff, which inspires him to deliver the well-intentioned but awful line. The dialogue might have worked decades ago for someone like Humphrey Bogart, but in the real world a man would be laughed at endlessly for such a line. But sometimes that’s as good as it gets. Hashtag FAIL.

#9: “No, it’s because I’m so in love with you.”
“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” (2005)


While we could’ve chosen Anakin’s reasons for his dislike of sand in “Episode II,” it’s this gentle battle of cheese ball lines from “Episode III” that has Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman gushing over each other like two insecure college students that’s got our vote. George Lucas set the stage with Padme twirling her locks in delight as her secret husband obviously tried to hide his physical arousal. Why else would a man speak this way? When it was finally over, the face of Padme in Anakin’s vision reflected the disturbed sentiments of viewers. Unfortunately, this scene was only one of the film’s many problems.

#8: “Is it still raining?”
“Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994)


Mike Newell’s British rom-com highlighted the usual charm of Hugh Grant with confused yet emotionally profound dialogue, but in a surprise turn of events, Andie MacDowell’s character ultimately delivered the worst line. As Charles unleashes his love for his precious, Carrie temporarily leaves her own body in pure bliss. As a result, a robotic voice produced a line that was absolutely unnecessary, though undeniably unforgettable – in the bad way. Don’t ever attempt to out-charm Hugh Grant. Let this scene be a lesson.

#7: “We were made to fit together.”
“City of Angels” (1998)


Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan starred in this Brad Silberling tearjerker about a balding angel who chooses nookie over the heavens. After getting sprung over a beautiful surgeon, the Afterlife Guide known as Seth decides to go full-human and hurls himself from a skyscraper to feel human emotion. A series of setbacks follows, but Seth reunites with Maggie and together they enjoy steamy fireplace sex. As the eyes of viewers welled up, and Seth described his lover’s lady parts, Meg Ryan stated the obvious in complete preposterous fashion.

#6: “I’m pretty sure that only counts when you’re kissing a human.”
“Man of Steel” (2013)


The experience of a Superman kiss may cause any woman to feel a warm sensation, but a dreadful line of dialogue may cause a burning resentment – at least among fans. Such was the case in 2013 when David S. Goyer’s screenplay resulted in Henry Cavill and Amy Adams trading lines typically found in cutesy holiday releases. While the film received mixed reactions from critics and moviegoers, Clark Kent’s less-than-average romance game caused a collective roll of the eyes.

#5: “You had me at ‘hello.’”
“Jerry Maguire” (1996)


Tom Cruise played a hotshot sports agent in Cameron Crowe’s Academy Award-winning film, but the character’s obsessive drive left him swimming alone in a pile of cash. After the brilliant epiphany that most women respond favorably to public displays of affection, Jerry Maguire put on his serious facade and dropped several truth bombs on his adoring wife. Audiences initially gasped at Renee Zellweger’s tender reaction but slightly vomited after the second whisper.

#4: “Bullshit! You can be mine.”
“Top Gun” (1986)


Tony Scott’s 1986 classic not only produced remarkable nicknames but also a homoerotic stare down of smiles. After Iceman and Maverick whoop some MiG-28 ass, they share a poignant moment of celebration as moviegoers waited for the inevitable cheese ball line. Val Kilmer embraces his inner frat boy by confronting his fellow aviator, while Tom Cruise responds with a crooked smile and a most laughable response. Cool nicknames aside, these characters are stone cold masters of predictable dialogue.

#3: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
“Notting Hill” (1999)


Hugh Grant once again furrowed his brows and spoke in a constant state of confusion in this Roger Michell rom-com. After meeting a famous Hollywood actress played by Julia Roberts, Grant’s character begins to feel a fire deep in his loins but stresses over the actress’ puzzling behavior. Once the two have a moment alone, all drama is tossed aside as Roberts hypnotizes Grant with an emotional plea for love. Although the line was sweet, it was the modern equivalent of Kim Kardashian telling a Barnes & Noble employee “No! Nobody will be watching us.” Hugh Grant’s confused looks would later go on to inspire every Jesse Eisenberg role.

#2: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
“Dirty Dancing” (1987)


NEVER mess with a dance instructor and NEVER put his girl against the wall at a public event. Although Johnny Castle wasn’t able to convince Baby’s father that he wasn’t impregnating girls around town, he damn well wasn’t going to allow his dance partner to sit in the darkness. Patrick Swayze managed to bring some bad boy swag to his twirling character, but his famous line was better suited for a ‘50s era Elia Kazan movie. Despite the leather jacket and deep cleavage, the dialogue was the antithesis of dangerous.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- “I think it’s my heart.”

“Pearl Harbor” (2001)

- “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

“Love Story” (1970)

- “Tonight’s forecast… a freeze is coming!”

“Batman & Robin” (1997)

- “Ditto.”

“Ghost” (1990)


#1: “I’m the king of the world!”
“Titanic” (1997)


James Cameron’s story of star-crossed lovers inspired worldwide theater weeping, and this unbearable line added to the ocean of tears. Playing the doomed passengers of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet captivated audiences with their sensational performances, however nobody was prepared for Jack’s enthusiastic exclamation from the ship’s bow. The overt melodrama figuratively sunk theater-goers in their own hysterical emotion and the cheese factor was undoubtedly TITANIC in nature. Though we can’t forget the supremely cheesy line made by elderly Rose near the end of the film, it’s this one that steals the throne.

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