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Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Time – in Arabic Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Arabic Language, Culture

Marhaba! I am sure that at some point in our lives we’ve watched a movie (فيلم) that made us laugh or cry and that sometimes made us think about important world problems that deserve attention, such as global warming. We sometimes make references to movies by singling out our favorite lines from the film script. This could be a few words before an important battle in a war movie or just some romantic phrases before two lovers embrace or some witty phrases in an action or thriller movie. I have many friends that can make somewhat perfect impressions of actors (ممثلين) and actresses (ممثلات) saying the exact lines from famous film scripts. Once a movie is released and receives positive reviews or awards (جوائز) or just gets nominated for awards, such as Academy Awards, people start paying more attention to specific scenes. These scenes (مشاهد) usually include a powerful one or two liner that captures the moment, atmosphere, and intensity of the movie. Today I am sharing my favorite top 10 best movie quotes (مقتبسات من أفلام) of all time along with the actual scene from YouTube. The best part is that I am translating these quotes to Arabic!! This will give you a sense of how they sound in Arabic, especially if you get the chance to see the same movie dubbed in Arabic. I have selected my top 10 movie quotes from a poll conducted by the American Film Institute (AFI) in California. This poll asked leaders of the entertainment community to vote for the best 100 quotes from all American films released before January 1, 2004.

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” From Gone with the Wind (1939)

 “بصراحة يا عزيزتي, أنا لا أكترث البتة”. من فيلم “ذهب مع الريح”

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” From the Godfather (1972)

“سوف أقدم له عرضاً لا يستطيع أن يرفضه”. من فيلم “العراب”

“Bond. James Bond.” From Dr. No (1962)

“بوند, جايمس بوند”. من فيلم “د. نو”

“There’s no place like home.” From the Wizard of Oz (1939)

“ليس هناك مكان آخر مثل البيت”. من فيلم “ساحرة أوز”

“You can’t handle the truth!” From A Few Good Men (1992)

“لا تستطيع أن تتحمّل الحقيقة”. من فيلم “بعض الرجال الصالحين”

“I’ll be back” From the Terminator (1984)

“سأعود”. من فيلم “المدمر”

My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” From Forrest Gump (1994)

“أمي كانت دائما تقول أن الحياة مثل علبة الشوكولاته. لا تعرف ماذا سيأتيك بها.” من فيلم “فوريست غمب”

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” From Casablanca (1942)

“من بين كل حانات المدن في كل العالم, دخلت الى حانتي”. من فيلم “الدار البيضاء”

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” From Frankenstein (1931)

“انه حيّ! انه حيّ!”. من فيلم “فرانكينشتين”.

“Say hello to my little friend” From Scarface (1983)

“قل مرحبا لصديقي الصغير”. من فيلم “سكارفايس”

This is another scene from my favorite movie of all time, the Godfather.

هذا مشهد من الفيام المفضل لدي, “العراب

Stay tuned for upcoming posts.

Have a nice day!

نهاركم سعيد


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About the Author: jesa

Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.


  1. Fran Yanni:

    that is perfekt

  2. chavibeck:

    Thank you! Great post, good useful phrases, everyday words… Just perfect.

  3. Indran Fernando:

    wow great idea! I liked that the article was short enough to easily get through in one sitting, and also that it links vocab to English sentences whose context is already familiar. are you gonna do sequels to this article?

    • jesa:

      @Indran Fernando Salam, I am glad you enjoyed the post. What sequels do you have in mind? There might be something soon, but please do share your ideas 🙂