Sometimes in film, using a calm demeanor isn’t enough. Sometimes, a character has to go up a few decibel levels to make their point. In honor of the long, rich tradition of characters yelling things in movies, here’s a list of famous movie lines, yelled:
Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Hey Darth Vader, do you mind if I drink the last beer in the fridge?
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I’m not sure, but I think he’s looking for Stella.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
This was good enough as it was. But then, Shatner added the fist shake and the editors added the echo, and it created movie magic.
They can take our turkey sandwiches. They can take our booze. They can take our television, washer and dryer, and pets. But there’s one thing they can not take. What is it, Mel?
Planet of the Apes (1968)
I don’t know what the big deal is. He’s visiting a beach AND the Statue of Liberty all at once. That’s called “a good day” where I come from.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Brick Tamland strikes twice in the same movie.
Soylent Green (1973)
I can’t say that I’m surprised that Chuck Heston has two of the most famous movie yells around. Now to wash down my soylent steak with some soylent cola.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
I like to point and yell out this same sound when someone tells me they don’t like The Godfather.
Troll 2 (1990)
Well, this is certainly convincing.
Yeesh, Rock. You have a microphone in your face. No need to yell, alright?
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
The lesson here is that if there are snakes on your flight, it’s perfectly acceptable to yell, carry a gun, and drop f-bombs.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
In fairness, if my entire staff was comprised of singing oompa loompas, I’d yell about a lot of stuff too.
There Will be Blood (2007)
There Would Be Three Clips from this movie but I didn’t want to beat everyone over the proverbial head with the proverbial bowling pin. That being the case, everyone knows the milkshake yell. And there’s also the “false prophet” yell, but it’s not as loud as this one:
The King’s Speech (2010)
Can you imagine how cathartic this would be if you had a speech impediment? This is very similar to the way I reacted when I found out they were releasing a censored version of this movie.
After watching this, I want to jump up out of my seat and yell “YYYEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH! ME TOO!”
Animal House (1978)
You’ve gotta love the drunken, child-like simplicity of John Belushi screaming “TOGA!!! TOGA!!!” during their most dire hour.
His “little friend” is his gun! Get it?!?!
Honorable Mention: I excluded three films only because I couldn’t find adequate clips. They were:
-“I said, ‘Leave him alone, Pete!'”, from Shaun of the Dead (2004)
-“I’m the king of the world!”, from Titanic (1997)
-“Show me the money!” from Jerry Maguire (1996)