Top Ten Misquoted Flicks

Darth Vader takes the top spot for most frequently misquoted character but how many film misquotes will you recognise?

What movie buff doesn’t love a good film quote? That smug sense of superiority that comes from knowing it or better still, recognising that obscurely referenced Fassbinder film quote – even when it’s in the original german.

But it seems even the classics are so often misquoted – as the Guardian recently revealed in a list of the most frequently misquoted film.

Of course we here at know that our regular readers are well above the norm for movie knowledge. Even still we’ll admit to being stumped by at least three of the ten. Check out the mistaken quotes after the jump and see how many you know!

1. “Luke, I am your father” – Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

2. “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

3. “Do you feel lucky, punk?” – Dirty Harry (1971)

4. “Play it again, Sam” – Casablanca (1942)

5. “Hello, Clarice” – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

6. “Beam me up, Scotty” – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

7. “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn” – Gone With the Wind (1939)

8. “If you build it, they will come” – Field of Dreams (1989)


9. “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Toto” – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

10. “Mrs Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” – The Graduate (1967)



So, what’s your number? Add it and any other misquotes to the comment area below: