Top Misquoted Movie Lines – Apollo 13’s ‘Houston, We’ve Got a Problem’ Tops the List | Movies | Entertainment
Other famous lines in the top 10 misquoted phrases include “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the most beautiful of all,” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
In fact, the correct line is actually “Magic mirror, on the wall, which is the most beautiful of all”.
And many didn’t realize the real quote in Casablanca is “Play it Sam, play Over time“, rather than just “Play it again, Sam” – which is often quoted.
Another line often repeated incorrectly is “Twas Beauty slew the beast”, from King Kong’s last line – when it should actually be “Oh, no, it wasn’t the planes, it was beauty has killed the beast”.
The search was commissioned by Clipology, a brand new board game that streams clips of real content, which has you guessing the most iconic quotes from popular movies and TV shows.
TV and film expert Boyd Hilton said: “When there are so many brilliant movie quotes to remember, it’s understandable that people get confused, even some of the classics from the golden age of world cinema.
“Even when one line has been changed only slightly, it can change the context of the whole movie. For example, ‘Oh, no, it wasn’t the planes, it was Beauty killed the beast’ is the last line from the King Kong movie.
“You have to remember the whole sentence to get the full effect. There are plenty of ways to remember all-time classic movie quotes, whether through games such as Clipology, online, or simply by watching them on TV.
Also, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night,” from All about Eveis often misquoted as “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride”.
And “Get your stinky paws off me, you filthy ape”, from Planet of the Apes, is often erroneously recited as “Get your stinky paws off me, you filthy ape”.
One of the most famous scenes from the 1980 hit, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, is also often misquoted – the real line is “No, I’m your father”, but many say “Luke, I’m your father”.
The study also found that nearly a third (29%) argued over misheard movie quotes, with 37% resorting to searching online to check what the actual quote was.
Additionally, nearly half (56%) of those who get it wrong will ask people to repeat themselves to hear it a second time.
It also emerged that 38% of respondents, via OnePoll, use quotes from movies in real life – with “Here’s Johnny” from horror classic The Shining, and “If you build it, it will come” from Field of Dreams, among the most popular.
Other regularly recited lines include “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” from JAWS, “Do I feel lucky?” Well, are you a punk? from Dirty Harry, and “I’m the king of the world!” of the Titanic.
But despite referring these movie quotes to others, 41% never understood what they were saying.
Managing Director David Norman said: “There’s a whole collection of movies that relate to real-life scenarios, so it’s only normal for people to use or remember famous lines in their day-to-day lives.
“We’re thrilled to launch Clipology, so why not test your filmmaking knowledge against your friends and family to see who comes out on top.”