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Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Times – In French Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Vocabulary

Everyone in the world knows at least one réplique culte (classic quote) from Hollywood movies that eventually became casual catchphrases. But ever wondered how these sound in French?

Today, you’re invited to discover the Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Times—en Français.

The selection was made in 2005 by the American Film Institute (See “AFI’s 100 Years 100 Movie Quotes”)

#1.”Franchement, ma chère, c’est le cadet de mes soucis

Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn“, in “Autant en emporte le vent”, the French title of “Gone with the Wind.”

#2Je vais lui faire une offre qu’il ne pourra pas refuser

I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse“, Don Vito Corleone’s famous line in “le Parrain” (“The Godfather”)

3# “Tu ne comprends pas! J’aurais pu avoir de la classe, j’aurais pu être un champion. J’aurais pu être quelqu’un au lieu de n’être qu’un tocard, ce que je suis!

You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am“, in the 1954 movie starring Marlon Brando “Sur les quais” (“On the Waterfront”)

#4Nous ne devons plus être au Kansas, qu’en penses-tu?

I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore“, in “Le Magicien d’Oz” (“The Wizard of Oz”)

#5 “À tes beaux yeux”

Here’s looking at you, kid” was translated in the French version of “Casablanca” as “À tes beaux yeux” (“To your beautiful eyes”)

#6Vas-y, fais-moi plaisir!

Go ahead, make my day!“, in “Sudden Impact”, known in French as “Le Retour de l’inspecteur Harry” (“The Return of Inspector Harry”)

#7Allons, M. DeMille, je suis prête pour mon gros plan!

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up” in 1950 “Boulevard du crépuscule ” (“Sunset Boulevard”)

#8Que la Force soit avec toi

May the Force be with you“, “Star Wars, épisode IV : Un nouvel espoir” (“Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope”)

#9Attachez vos ceintures, la nuit va être agitée!” »

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night!” in Ève, French for “All About Eve”

#10C’est à moi que tu parles?

You talkin’ to me?” of “Taxi Driver” fame

The movie starring Robert De Niro inspired, among others, Vincent Cassel‘s character “Vinz”, in the 1995 French movie “La Haine”

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