The 50 Greatest Bad-Ass Action Movie Quotes Of All-Time


50) Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the… little emotions. In… you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards? — The Dark Knight

49) If you try to run, I’ve got six little friends and they can all run faster than you can. — From Dusk Til Dawn

48) Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one will know if we were good men, or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. But all that matters is that two stood against many. I know that battle pleases you crom, so grant me one request. GRANT ME REVENGE! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you! — Conan

47) Fill your hands, you son of a b*tch! — True Grit

46) Well you had better decide whether you’re hanging on the cross or banging in the nails. — Edge of Darkness

45) Murderer? Murderer!? Let me tell you a little something about murder. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you gonna learn all about it. [pulls out two knives] I’d like you to meet two buddies of mine. We never miss. — The Crow

44) Go ahead, punk, make my day — Sudden Impact

43) There’s gotta be a hundred reasons why I don’t blow you away. Right now I can’t think of one. — The Rookie

42) Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have f’ed with? That’s me. — Gran Torino

41) Let me get this straight: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck. — The Dark Knight

40) Okay, my friend. It’s off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won’t be lonely. — Man on Fire

39) Some motherf*cker’s always trying to ice skate up hill. — Blade

38) I got all the time in the world. *You* don’t, but I do. — Man on Fire

37) I ain’t got time to bleed. — Predator

36) I am Ripper… Tearer… Slasher… Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength… and Lust… and Power! I AM BEOWULF! — Beowulf

35) Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting. — Man on Fire

34) (After shooting Jean Claude’s wife in the arm) It’s a flesh wound. But if you don’t get me what I need, the last thing you’ll see before I make your children orphans is the bullet I put between her eyes. — Taken

33) There are two types of people in the world – those with a gun, and those who dig. Now dig! — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

32) Sounds like you’ve had a hard life. Good thing it’s over. — The Condemned

31) Johnny Ringo: Don’t any of ya have the guts to play for blood? I’m your huckleberry. — Tombstone

30) I could have killed ‘em all, I could kill you. In town you’re the law, out here it’s me. Don’t push it. Don’t push it or I’ll give you a war you won’t believe. Let it go. Let it go. — Rambo

29) To the last, I will grapple with thee… from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee! — Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

28) Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and F*ck the prom queen. — The Rock

27) I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… victory. Someday this war’s gonna end. — Apocalypse Now

26) I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse. — The Godfather

25) Are you gonna do something? Or just stand there and bleed? — Tombstone

24) Hell, I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there’s a woman, or if I’m gettin paid; mostly only when I’m gettin paid. — Serenity

23) You know, by God I actually pity those poor b@stards we’re going up against. By God, I do. We’re not just going to shoot the b@stards, we’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel. — Patton

22) Say hello to my little friend (As he pulls out a M-16). — Scarface

21) You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the f*ck do you think you’re talking to? — Taxi Driver

20) I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. — Taken

19) This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”… and I’ll whisper “no.” — Watchmen

18) All I have in this world are my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for anybody. — Scarface

17) Come back with your shield, or on it. — 300

16) Good? Bad? I’m the guy with the gun. — Army of Darkness

15) Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho. — Die Hard

14) You better bury Ned right; and don’t you be cutting up or otherwise harming no whores, or I’ll come back and kill all you sons a b*tches. — Unforgiven

13) And our battle plan will be that of an Apache resistance. We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. And the German won’t not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. And the German will be sickened by us, and the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us. And when the German closes their eyes at night and they’re tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with. Sound good? (YES, SIR!) That’s what I like to hear. But I got a word of warning for all you would-be warriors. When you join my command, you take on debit. A debit you owe me personally. Each and every man under my command owes me one hundred Nazi scalps. And I want my scalps. And all y’all will git me one hundred Nazi scalps, taken from the heads of one hundred dead Nazis. Or you will die tryin’. — Inglourious Basterds

12) And now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all… your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it won’t matter – I’m gonna blow your head off. No matter what else happens, no matter who gets killed, I’m gonna blow your head off. — Big Jake

11) Dyin’ ain’t much of a living, boy. — The Outlaw Josey Wales

10) Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… For tonight, we dine in hell! — 300

9) Remember Sully when I promised to kill you last? I lied. — Commando

8) Persian: Spartans, lay down your weapons. (He’s impaled through the chest with a spear) Persians! Come and get them! — 300

7) Yippee-ki-yay, motherf*cker. — Die Hard

6) None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with you. You’re locked up in here with me. — Watchmen

5) I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubble gum. — They Live

4) Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now. — Kill Bill

3) All right Clanton, you called down the thunder and now you’ve got it. You see that? It says United States Marshall. Take a good look at him Ike because that’s how your gonna end up. The cowboys are finished you understand me? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur, run, tell all the other curs that law is coming, you tell I’m coming, and Hell’s coming with me you hear? Hell’s coming with me. — Tombstone

2) Mongol General: What is best in life? Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women! — Conan

1) I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk? — Dirty Harry

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