The greatest final movie lines of all time. Number seven will amaze you! (is that click-baity enough?)

 Movie dialogue can be revelatory. It can be weird and otherworldly.  It can be funny, or hyper-realistic. It can be downright bad. When dialogue works, it makes the entire movie work.  nice.  And sometimes a single line can upend the entire way we feel about the movie. In fact, some movies are nearly dominated by their final line. 

For your enjoyment, as far as This Couch Thing is concerned, these are the greatest final lines of movies of all time.


“Alright, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
- Sunset Boulevard


"Now, where was I?"


“It’s a shame she won’t live. Then again, who does?”
 – Bladerunner


“I’m Finished”
- There Will Be Blood




“It’s a strange world, isn’t it?”
- Blue Velvet




"Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part”
- Se7en



"I can't imagine why."
- Jaws


"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
- Chinatown


"Why don't we just wait here for a little while... see what happens..."
-The Thing


“America’s not a country—it’s just a business. Now fuckin’ pay me.”
- Killing Them Softly

What did we get right? What did we get wrong? Did we leave any truly great final lines off of our list? Is there something here that shouldn't make the cut? You tell us- sound off in the comments!


  1. We are really hoping for some feedback on this one

  2. Silence of the Lambs

    I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner...


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