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Top 10 Worst Movie Quotes: These are the top 10 worst or "cheesiest" lines, according to a polling of 2,000 movie-goers in the UK in late 2004. The survey was commissioned by Warburtons, a UK company, to mark the launch of its new snack food, Cheese Flavour Crumpets. Respondents were asked:

"What are your top three cheesiest moments in film?"

The span of films in the top 10 ranged only from 1986 to 1999. Warburtons reported that surveyed women opted for romantic comedy moments from films such as Notting Hill (1999) and Jerry Maguire (1996), while men preferred silly scenes from action flicks like Top Gun (1986) and Braveheart (1995). Despite the gender divide, 33% of the overall vote unanimously agreed on the Titanic (1997) yell as the cheesiest moment. With Patrick Swayze's film performances and lines in both Ghost (1990) and Dirty Dancing (1987) accounting for 44% of the total votes received, he became the undisputed 'King of Cheese.'




Top 10 Worst Movie Quotes
(listed in ranked order)

1. "I'm the king of the world!"
- JACK DAWSON (Leonardo DiCaprio) with young ROSE DEWITT BUKATER (Kate Winslet) in Titanic (1997)
Play clip (excerpt): Titanic - 1997


2. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
- JOHNNY CASTLE (Patrick Swayze) about FRANCES "BABY" HOUSEMAN (Jennifer Grey) in Dirty Dancing (1987)
Play clip (excerpt): Dirty Dancing - 1987

3. "Is it still raining? I hadn't noticed."
- CARRIE (Andie MacDowell) to CHARLES (Hugh Grant) in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Play clip (excerpt): Four Weddings and a Funeral - 1994

4. "I love you. I really love you."
"Ditto."

- MOLLY JENSEN (Demi Moore) and SAM WHEAT (Patrick Swayze) in Ghost (1990)
Play clip (excerpt): Ghost - 1990


5. "You can be my wingman any time."
"Bulls--t. You can be mine."

- TOM KASANZKY (Val Kilmer) to LT. PETE MITCHELL (Tom Cruise) in Top Gun (1986)
Play clip (excerpt): Top Gun - 1986


6. "I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her."
- ANNA SCOTT (Julia Roberts) to WILLIAM THACKER (Hugh Grant) in Notting Hill (1999)
Play clip (excerpt): Notting Hill - 1999


7. "Today, we celebrate our Independence Day."
- US President THOMAS J. WHITMORE (Bill Pullman) in Independence Day (1996)
Play clip (excerpt): Independence Day - 1996


8. "They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"
- WILLIAM WALLACE (Mel Gibson) in Braveheart (1995)
Play clip (excerpt): Braveheart - 1995


9. "Shut up, just shut up. You had me at hello."
- DOROTHY BOYD (Renee Zellweger) to JERRY MAGUIRE (Tom Cruise) in Jerry Maguire (1996)
Play clip (excerpt): Jerry Maguire - 1996
(short) Play clip (excerpt): Jerry Maguire (long)

10. "You're a godsend, a saviour."
"No, I'm just the postman."

- A BLIND WOMAN to the POSTMAN (Kevin Costner) in The Postman (1997)
Play clip (excerpt): The Postman - 1997

Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Moments of All-Time

UK's Empire Magazine in November, 2003 conducted its own survey of the "50 Cheesiest Movie Moments of All Time". Four of their entries in a top ten list were duplicates from Warburtons list.

  1. Independence Day (1996) (see # 7 above)
  2. Top Gun (1986) (see # 5 above)
  3. The Karate Kid (1984) - the climax in which underdog Daniel (Ralph Macchio) with an injured leg wins a victory in a karate championship tournament with a few amazing moves against his sworn enemy Kreese (Martin Kove)
  4. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) (see # 3 above)
  5. Pearl Harbor (2001) - enraptured Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale) dreamily reading a love letter with an improbably beautiful Hawaiian ocean and sunset behind her
  6. Stepmom (1998) - cancer-stricken Jackie (Susan Sarandon) leading her kids in a sentimental family sing-a-long
  7. The Postman (1997) (see # 10 above)
  8. An Officer And A Gentleman (1982) - Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) sweeping working girl Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger) off her feet in a factory in the film's conclusion, to the tune of Up Where We Belong
  9. Patch Adams (1998) - a group of terminally-ill kids turning up at a board of jurists hearing to save the day for comedy doctor Hunter (Patch) Adams (Robin Williams)
  10. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (2002) - a romantic scene between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Queen Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) when he offers this discourse on sand: "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

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