100 Best Action Movie One-Liners Supercut Includes Aliens, Predator, And More
Nothing says badass more than dropping an F-bomb just before doing something heroic, so you can imagine the following video is NSFW.
As modern moviegoers, we like to make fun of certain movies for having lines that were clearly written specifically for the trailer. Action movies are the worst offenders, but there are just as many excellent one-liners as there are bad ones, and we still remember them all regardless of their quality. “Chill out.” We get a grand assortment of them both in the above video, created by MewLists in their first list video in over two years. (Their website is filled with a slew of voter-ranked lists for your perusal.) You probably can’t even handle 100 one-liners, because I ain’t got time to bleed. Or something.
This literally could have just been Arnold Schwarzenegger clips with a small screen in the corner of Al Pacino in Scarface. Luckily, there is a much wider variety of performers and science fiction makes a strong showing among the more standard action fare like Bad Boys and Taken. Why couldn’t they have made a sci-fi sequel to Action Jackson set in space? Somebody tell me this.
It’s hard to think of a better way to spend nine minutes that doesn’t involve sex, drugs, and hip-hop. Escape From L.A.‘s “The name’s Plissken” is one of those lines that I’d love to use as a non sequitur before pressing a button and pushing someone into a puddle. It’s impossible for that kind of line to get played out as quickly as The Terminator‘s “I’ll be back” did, when it became almost as unbearable a prostate exam from The Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm. Speaking of, it’s no surprise that neither of those terrible movies made the cut.
Alien‘s Ripley calls an alien a bitch, Roddy Piper is out of bubble gum, RoboCop tells that one guy that he’s going with him, and The Matrix‘s Trinity tells Agent Smith to dodge a bullet. Perhaps best of all, we get a bloodied Khan’s final speech from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, taken from the text of Moby-Dick. Not many people have quotes like that on tap for their last words. That certainly wasn’t the case with Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. I think he quoted a Richard Scarry book or something.
If you need more badassery in your day, check out the MewLists video for the 100 greatest punches in cinema. In the interest of not taking any of these punches myself, I’ll avoid ending this on a terrible pun like I usually do.