Films with the most devastating line of dialogue in them?

  1. Cause Chevy didn't make a 327 in '55, the 327 didn't come out til '63. And it wasn't offered in the Bel Air with a four-barrel carb till '64. However, in 1964, the correct ignition timing would be four degrees before top dead center.

  2. We watched this in class. I'm a kind-of emotional film watcher (I don't cry often, but I do cry while watching some films) and I really had to keep myself together not to. It was such a sad scene - all movie long you see him save people and become always more fond of them and actually grow as a human... and then in the end still having this huge breakdown...

  3. The function of man is to live, not to exist, I shan't waste my days trying to prolong them, I shall use my time.

  4. "I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we's going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world...every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head...all the time. Can you understand?"

  5. On its surface not a crazy line at all but man does that line stick with me. For a movie as old as Chinatown, it’s pretty messed up.

  6. The bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. – Anton Ego (“Ratatouille”)

  7. “I knew a man who once said death smiles at us all, and all a man can do is mile back” “And I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?” “You would know; he was your father”

  8. The very end of Matthew McConaughey’s closing argument in A Time to Kill, where he lists off all the terrible things they did to Sam Jackson’s daughter.

  9. Jackson’s delivery of the other line is one of my all time favorites when there’s all of the back and forth and legal rhetoric and he gets so worked up and breaks and screams “YES I KILLED THEM GODDAMIT AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!”

  10. The human heart like a fist wrapped in blood has stuck in my head since I first saw that film in the theater. I think what made it even better was Clive Owen’s delivery.

  11. Was that the same scene where Jimmy Barrett says at that party "You know what I like about you, Don? Nothing." and proceeds to excoriate him for sleeping with his wife and calls him garbage? That was amazing.

  12. Never Let Me Go: “we didn’t want to see what was in your souls, we wanted to see if you had souls at all.”

  13. Also about Jonah: “That’s like trying to use a croissant as a fucking dildo. No, no, let me be more clear: It doesn’t do the job and it makes a fucking MESS.”

  14. Hereditary, the whole scene where the mum loses her kid broke me. The way she just kept screaming “I just want to die” made me feel all the feels. Amazing movie with an amazing director.

  15. To me the scene immediately preceding it is so much worse. The son, just lying in bed, all night, eyes wide open, full of shock and grief and dread, not knowing what else to do but wait...

  16. Not film, but “You're the smartest guy I ever met... but you're too stupid to see... He made up his mind ten minutes ago.”

  17. "Did you breastfeed her? Toughened your nipples didn't it? Amputate a man's leg and he can still feel it tickling. Tell me, Mum, when your little girl's on the slab, where will it tickle you?"

  18. One of the best psychological reads by any fictional characters ever, with maybe the exception of Sherlock Holmes.

  19. My parents actually did that to me. I went away for the weekend and on the way home it occurred to me that it could happen. Sped home. Found out it happened.

  20. “Well hello Mr Fancypants. I got news for you - you ain’t leading but two things right now: Jack and Shit. Jack left town.”

  21. “Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for Jujubes.”

  22. Not necessarily dialogue, but the second Locke-focused episode of Lost which juxtaposes Locke sitting in his car crying after finding out his dad used him for his kidney while he’s banging on the island hatch begging for a sign is devastating and then it flips.

  23. I can’t post anything lost related on here because I haven’t finished the series and a desperately want to avoid spoilers, but I just thought I should commend you for bringing this scene to light. What a masterpiece

  24. “A live human body and a deceased human body have the same number of particles. Structurally, there is no difference.” Dr. Manhattan

  25. “How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.”

  26. “You know how it is, boy got his free taco”. Just moments before the heartbreaking finale. Hurts just thinking about it.

  27. “Take a bucket of piss and call it Grannie’s Peach Tea, take a weapon of assassination and call it a deterrent, you won’t fool a fly or me. I’m not gonna drink it.”

  28. Can’t recall the exact line, but in the epilogue of “Rashomon” when the guy asks the woodcutter “then we’re did the amulet go?”, illustrating that every account was truly motivated only by each teller’s self-interest

  29. Everything has to die. That’s the truth. One likes to think that there is always hope. That you can live above death. And it’s a uniquely human fantasy that things will get better, born perhaps of the uniquely human understanding that things will not. There’s no way to know for certain. But I suspect humans are the only animals that know the inevitability of their own deaths. Other animals live in the present. Humans cannot, so they invented hope.

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