Some movies have phrases or lines that stick with audiences and become a part of common language. Some are spoofed, and others are referenced, but either way, they become a part of pop culture. Take a look at the top five most referenced movies of all time.
- Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
You are probably familiar with the famous line that is referenced all over the world, “Luke, I am your father.” In fact, the original line was, “No, I am your father,” but either way, everyone knows it. It has been included in different movies as well. Yoda is also referenced as a result of this movie, which is the most iconic of the Star Wars films.
Casablanca is a treasured love story, and it has been referenced in many places. One famous line, “We’ll always have Paris,” is quoted often. The television show Mash quoted it frequently, and people always understand the reference.
- The Wizard of Oz
The most famous line in this film is “There’s no place like home.” In addition, the characters are referenced all the time. People say, “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore,” and “if I only had a brain.” People refer to the wicked witch of the west and the cowardly lion, as well as the tin man and the scarecrow. Everyone knows what the yellow brick road is, too.
- The Godfather
Many people consider this movie to be the best of all time, and there is no doubt that it is iconic. It is referenced in many different movies and television shows, and it is the epitome of a film about organized crime. The memorable list of Vito Corleone is mimicked in shows and films, and everyone recognizes it.
This movie is the walking definition of a horror film, and it has sound effects, music, and more that shocked and thrilled audiences. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you are likely to recognize the sound effects.