Worst Dialogue in a Movie

February 4th, 2008

Via The Movie Blog I found out that Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of 15 nominees for the worst movie dialogue ever. Some of them are indeed too corny, but a couple don’t belong on this list at all. Here they are in no particular order:

Notting Hill

Notting Hill – “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

While it’s not the greatest dialogue and is cheesy as anything, remember the setting and who’s saying it. Julia Roberts plays an actress who falls in love with a simple bookshop owner (Hugh Grant). Of course, that lines is supposed to be cheesy. The character is an actress, playing out her very own love scene. The line is perfect for this movie.

Star Wars

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – “Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo.”

I can’t argue with this. Almost every single line in those Star Wars prequels were cringe worth. The worst one though in my eyes has to be: “Anakin, you’re breaking my heart! And you’re going down a path I cannot follow!”

Ever After


Ever After – “A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?’”

I love Ever After, so I might be a bit biased on this one. That line in particular though doesn’t deserve to be on the list. It’s followed by the best line of the movie delivered by Leonardo Da Vinci: “Then I will give you wings.”


X-Men – “You know what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.”

Ooh, worst line of that movie. At the time I thought Halle Berry was a bad actress, but I’m now I think no one could ever possibly make that line work.

Sin City

Sin City – “My warrior woman. My valkyrie. You’ll always be mine, always and never. Never. The Fire, baby. It’ll burn us both. It’ll kill us both. There’s no place in this world for our kind of fire.”

I don’t understand why this line is in the list. Sin City was brilliant. If you think the dialogue is clunky, than you just don’t get the film.

Pretty Woman


Pretty Woman – “And she rescues him right back.”

I hated this line in the movie. She’s going to rescue him? Because now he won’t be lonely anymore?

She's All That

She’s All That – “I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. You know, except for the whole hooker thing”

This line in itself doesn’t seem so bad, but it’s the moment in which she says it that makes it so horrible. They’re supposed to be dancing romantically with each other and then she says this? Awkward…

City of Angels


City of Angels – “We were made to fit together.”

Yep, cheesy line in a cheesy scene in a cheesy chick flick. But, hey, I still love the film.

Four Weddings


Four Weddings and a Funeral – “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.”

Of course, it’s still raining! You’re standing in the freaking rain, getting freaking soaked!

Here are the rest of the quotes:

Jerry Maguire – “You complete me.”

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me – “I’m gone, like a turkey in the corn. Gobble gobble!”

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

A Cry in the Dark – “A dingo ate my baby! “The dingo’s got my baby!”

As Good as it Gets – “You’re why cavemen chiseled on walls.”

Dirty Dancing – “I carried a watermelon.”

Most of these movies I haven’t seen (I know, I know, I call myself a movie lover and I haven’t even seen these films yet) or just don’t remember that particular line. So what are your most cringe worthy movie lines?

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