‘Cheesiest’ movie lines

By Kristin Agostinelli
December 10, 2004

Cecelia Francisco

Think of your favorite movie. Now think of your favorite line from it.

As you replay the scene in your head, you can remember the exact words the characters muttered to each other as you reminisce. Now, when saying the lines in your head they don’t sound that bad, but when said out loud, some things are just better left alone.

A British baking company named Warburton’s brought about the question “What are your top three cheesiest moments in film?” to commemorate the birth of their new cheese flavored crumpets. Taken from cnn.com, over 2,000 avid movie goers were asked the question in the U.K. The survey told that women usually selected a line from a romantic comedy, while men usually took the action film/hero route. Such lines being cited as Leonardo DiCaprio’s “I’m the king of the world” from 1997’s “Titanic,” and Patrick Swayze’s “Nobody puts baby in a corner” from 1987’s “Dirty Dancing.”

Despite the drastic 33 percent gender divide between men and women over which movies to choose from, mostly all agreed that Leo’s ‘I’m the king of the world’ line was the cheesiest. Personally, I feel it is as well. While the movie may have broke box office records, it sure gave some of us a laugh seeing Leo’s character scream at the top of his lungs while standing on the rail of the boat “I’m the king of the world.” I mean come on, who does that?

Other movies and their cheesy lines rounding out the list on cnn.com included “Four Weddings and A Funeral’s” “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.” said by Andie McDowell, “Ghost’s” “Ditto” said by Demi Moore after Patrick Swayze says ” I love you,” “Top Gun’s” “You can be my wingman anytime” said by Val Kilmer, “Notting Hill’s” “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love me” speech made by Julia Robert to Hugh Grant, “Independence Day’s” “Today we celebrate our “Independence Day” said by Bill Pullman, Braveheart’s “They may take our lives, but they may never take our freedom” said by Mel Gibson and finally last but not least “Jerry Maguire’s” scene “You had me at hello” said by Renee Zellweger.

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