Great Film Taglines


Great Film Tag Lines
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Great Film Tagline:
Film Title:

"Thank God It's Only a Motion Picture!"

Airplane! (1980)

"He's the highest paid lover in Beverly Hills. He leaves women feeling more alive than they've ever felt before. Except one."

American Gigolo (1980)

"They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God."

The Blues Brothers (1980)

"The snobs against the slobs!"

Caddyshack (1980)

"The Adventure Continues..."

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

"Pathetic Earthlings... Who Can Save You Now?"

Flash Gordon (1980)

"You'll wish it were only a nightmare..."

Friday the 13th (1980)

"It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent Fritters."
"You might just die...laughing!" and
"Meat's meat and a man's gotta eat."

Motel Hell (1980)

"Everything is in its proper place...except the past."

Ordinary People (1980)

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

The Shining (1980)

"Beyond fantasy. Beyond obsession. Beyond time itself...he will find her."

Somewhere in Time (1980)

"Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it..."

Caveman (1981)

"To my darling Christina, with love..."
"The Biggest Mother of Them All!"

Mommie Dearest (1981)

"The creators of JAWS and STAR WARS now bring you the ultimate hero in the ultimate adventure."

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

"Man has made his match ... now it's his problem."

Blade Runner (1982)

"Laugh...or I'll blow your lips off!"

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

"Suddenly, life was more than french fries, gravy and girls."

Diner (1982)

"He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home."

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"It's Awesome! Totally Awesome!"
"Fast cars. Fast girls. Fast carrots. Fast carrots?"

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

"They're here..."

Poltergeist (1982)

"Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him."

Silent Rage (1982)

"At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance."

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"Man is the warmest place to hide."
"The Ultimate in Alien Terror"

The Thing (1982)

"What do you get when you cross a hopelessly straight starving actor with a dynamite red sequined dress? You get America's hottest new actress."

Tootsie (1982)

"A world inside a computer where man has never been. Never before now."

TRON (1982)

"Take the Stairs, Take the Stairs. For God's Sake, Take the Stairs!!!"

The Lift (1983)

"Nobody Does Him Better" and
"Nobody does it better...thirteen times."

Octopussy (1983)

"He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance."

Scarface (1983)

"Forget what's what's right."

10 to Midnight (1983)

"Come to Laugh, Come to Cry, Come to Care, Come to Terms."

Terms of Endearment (1983)

"They're not just getting rich...they're getting even."

Trading Places (1983)

"They're Here To Save The World."
# 6 "Who you gonna call?"
"The Supernatural Spectacular"

Ghostbusters (1984)

"Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight."

Gremlins (1984)

"If adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones."

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

"By pick, By axe, By sword, Bye bye!"

The Mutilator (1984)

"If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All..."

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

"It's 4 A.M. - do you know where your car is?"

Repo Man (1984)

"It's time for the odd to get even!"

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

"In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created THE TERMINATOR."
"The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end."

The Terminator (1984)

"Does for rock and roll what "The Sound of Music" did for hills."

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Movie? What movie?"

Top Secret! (1984)

"The first superhero...from New Jersey!"

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

"He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born."
"He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all."

Back to the Future (1985)

"It's only a state of mind."

Brazil (1985)

"Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear."

Fletch (1985)

"He Rode The West...The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!"

Lust in the Dust (1985)

"By pick, by axe, by sword, bye bye!"

The Mutilator (1985)

"Herbert West Has A Very Good Head On His Shoulders... And Another One In A Dish On His Desk"

Re-Animator (1985)

"Melvin was a 90 lb. weakling until nuclear waste transformed him into..."

The Toxic Avenger (1985)

"This time, it's war."

Aliens (1986)

"It's a strange world."

Blue Velvet (1986)

"Crime is a disease. Meet the cure"

Cobra (1986)

"They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream."

Critters (1986)

"One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy."
"Leisure Rules"

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

# 8 "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

The Fly (1986)

"There can be only one."

Highlander (1986)

"Ding Dong. You're Dead."

House (1986)

"The first casualty of war is innocence."

Platoon (1986)

# 3 "They're back..."

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

"The system gave him a Raw Deal. Nobody gives him a Raw Deal."

Raw Deal (1986)

"Love kills."

Sid and Nancy (1986)

"A completely cool, multi-purpose movie."

True Stories (1986)

"The family that slays together stays together."

American Gothic (1987)

"Harry Angel is searching for the truth... Pray he doesn't find it."
"It will scare you to your very soul."

Angel Heart (1987)

"In Vietnam The Wind Doesn't Blow It Sucks"
"Vietnam can kill me, but it can't make me care."

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"This time... it's personal."

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire."

The Lost Boys (1987)

"Ex-Cop. Ex-CIA. Ex-PLOSIVE!"

Malone (1987)

"They're tobacco chewin', gut chompin', cannibal kinfolk from Hell!"

Redneck Zombies (1987)

"Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement."

Robocop (1987)

"It is the year 2019. "The Running Man" is a deadly game no one has ever survived. But..... Schwarzenegger has yet to play."

The Running Man (1987)

"Buddy has an axe to grind. A big axe."
"You'll never get out in one piece"

Slaughterhouse (1987)

"Daddy's home, and he's not very happy."

The Stepfather (1987)

"Every dream has a price."

Wall Street (1987)

"The first scream was for help. The second is for justice."

The Accused (1988)

"Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E."

Akira (1988, Jp.)

"Scream now, while you can still breathe."

The Blob (1988)

"Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."

Bull Durham (1988)

"When he pours, he reigns."

Cocktail (1988)

"Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners."

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

"A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood."

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"Death holds the mortgage, and if you move in...they'll be Hell to pay."

Ghosthouse (1988)

"In space, no one can eat ice cream."

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

"It's the Godfather on laughing gas."

Married to the Mob (1988)

"This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Midnight Run (1988)

"You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong."

They Live (1988)

"Lust in space."

Transformations (1988)

"Only their mother can tell them apart."

Twins (1988)

"It's the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble."

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

"There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's..."

The Abyss (1989)

"He's a man of peace in a savage land...Suburbia!"

The 'Burbs (1989)

"These women are serious about their taste in men!"

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

"Only her desire can make him rise again"

Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

"The Man With The Hat Is Back. And This Time, He's Bringing His Dad."

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

"Yule crack up!"

(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)

"One city, three stories tall."

New York Stories (1989)

"Now Freddy's a daddy, he's killing for two."

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

"The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty."

Road House (1989)

"Why Are They Putting Seatbelts In Theatres This Summer?"

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

"The funniest movie ever to make you cry."

Steel Magnolias (1989)

"Murder is a dying art."

Trust Me (1989)

"A lively comedy about a guy who isn't."
"Bernie may be dead, but he's still the life of the party!"

Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

"Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?"

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)

"Which witch is which?"

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

"For John Belushi, Every Night Was Saturday Night."

Wired (1989)

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