Great Film Taglines


Great Film Tag Lines
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Great Film Taglines
Film Title
Great Film Tagline
Airplane! (1980)

"Thank God It's Only a Motion Picture!"

American Gigolo (1980)

"He's the highest paid lover in Beverly Hills. He leaves women feeling more alive than they've ever felt before. Except one."

The Blues Brothers (1980)

"They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God."

Caddyshack (1980)

"The snobs against the slobs!"

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

"The Adventure Continues..."

Flash Gordon (1980)

"Pathetic Earthlings... Who Can Save You Now?"

Friday the 13th (1980)

"You'll wish it were only a nightmare..."

Motel Hell (1980)

"It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent Fritters."
"You might just die...laughing!" and
"Meat's meat and a man's gotta eat."

Ordinary People (1980)

"Everything is in its proper place...except the past."

The Shining (1980)

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

Somewhere in Time (1980)

"Beyond fantasy. Beyond obsession. Beyond time itself...he will find her."

Caveman (1981)

"Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it..."

Mommie Dearest (1981)

"To my darling Christina, with love..."
"The Biggest Mother of Them All!"

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

"The creators of JAWS and STAR WARS now bring you the ultimate hero in the ultimate adventure."

Blade Runner (1982)

"Man has made his match ... now it's his problem."

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

"Laugh...or I'll blow your lips off!"

Diner (1982)

"Suddenly, life was more than french fries, gravy and girls."

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home."

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

"It's Awesome! Totally Awesome!"
"Fast cars. Fast girls. Fast carrots. Fast carrots?"

Poltergeist (1982)

"They're here..."

Silent Rage (1982)

"Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him."

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance."

The Thing (1982)

"Man is the warmest place to hide."
"The Ultimate in Alien Terror"

Tootsie (1982)

"What do you get when you cross a hopelessly straight starving actor with a dynamite red sequined dress? You get America's hottest new actress."

TRON (1982)

"A world inside a computer where man has never been. Never before now."

The Lift (1983)

"Take the Stairs, Take the Stairs. For God's Sake, Take the Stairs!!!"

Octopussy (1983)

"Nobody Does Him Better" and
"Nobody does it better...thirteen times."

Scarface (1983)

"He loved the American Dream. With a Vengeance."

10 to Midnight (1983)

"Forget what's what's right."

Terms of Endearment (1983)

"Come to Laugh, Come to Cry, Come to Care, Come to Terms."

Trading Places (1983)

"They're not just getting rich...they're getting even."

Ghostbusters (1984)

"They're Here To Save The World."
# 6 "Who you gonna call?"
"The Supernatural Spectacular"

Gremlins (1984)

"Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight."

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

"If adventure has a name... it must be Indiana Jones."

The Mutilator (1984)

"By pick, By axe, By sword, Bye bye!"

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

"If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All..."

Repo Man (1984)

"It's 4 A.M. - do you know where your car is?"

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

"It's time for the odd to get even!"

The Terminator (1984)

"In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created THE TERMINATOR."
"The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end."

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Does for rock and roll what "The Sound of Music" did for hills."

Top Secret! (1984)

"Movie? What movie?"

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

"The first superhero...from New Jersey!"

Back to the Future (1985)

"He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born."
"He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all."

Brazil (1985)

"It's only a state of mind."

Fletch (1985)

"Meet the only guy who changes his identity more often than his underwear."

Lust in the Dust (1985)

"He Rode The West...The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!"

The Mutilator (1985)

"By pick, by axe, by sword, bye bye!"

Re-Animator (1985)

"Herbert West Has A Very Good Head On His Shoulders... And Another One In A Dish On His Desk"

The Toxic Avenger (1985)

"Melvin was a 90 lb. weakling until nuclear waste transformed him into..."

Aliens (1986)

"This time, it's war."

Blue Velvet (1986)

"It's a strange world."

Cobra (1986)

"Crime is a disease. Meet the cure"

Critters (1986)

"They eat so fast, you don't have time to scream."

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

"One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy."
"Leisure Rules"

The Fly (1986)

# 8 "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

Highlander (1986)

"There can be only one."

House (1986)

"Ding Dong. You're Dead."

Platoon (1986)

"The first casualty of war is innocence."

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

# 3 "They're back..."

Raw Deal (1986)

"The system gave him a Raw Deal. Nobody gives him a Raw Deal."

Sid and Nancy (1986)

"Love kills."

True Stories (1986)

"A completely cool, multi-purpose movie."

American Gothic (1987)

"The family that slays together stays together."

Angel Heart (1987)

"Harry Angel is searching for the truth... Pray he doesn't find it."
"It will scare you to your very soul."

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"In Vietnam The Wind Doesn't Blow It Sucks"
"Vietnam can kill me, but it can't make me care."

Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

"This time... it's personal."

The Lost Boys (1987)

"Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire."

Malone (1987)

"Ex-Cop. Ex-CIA. Ex-PLOSIVE!"

Redneck Zombies (1987)

"They're tobacco chewin', gut chompin', cannibal kinfolk from Hell!"

Robocop (1987)

"Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement."

The Running Man (1987)

"It is the year 2019. "The Running Man" is a deadly game no one has ever survived. But..... Schwarzenegger has yet to play."

Slaughterhouse (1987)

"Buddy has an axe to grind. A big axe."
"You'll never get out in one piece"

The Stepfather (1987)

"Daddy's home, and he's not very happy."

Wall Street (1987)

"Every dream has a price."

The Accused (1988)

"The first scream was for help. The second is for justice."

Akira (1988, Jp.)

"Neo-Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E."

The Blob (1988)

"Scream now, while you can still breathe."

Bull Durham (1988)

"Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."

Cocktail (1988)

"When he pours, he reigns."

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

"Nice guys finish last. Meet the winners."

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"A tale of murder, lust, greed, revenge, and seafood."

Ghosthouse (1988)

"Death holds the mortgage, and if you move in...they'll be Hell to pay."

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

"In space, no one can eat ice cream."

Married to the Mob (1988)

"It's the Godfather on laughing gas."

Midnight Run (1988)

"This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

They Live (1988)

"You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong."

Transformations (1988)

"Lust in space."

Twins (1988)

"Only their mother can tell them apart."

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

"It's the story of a man, a woman, and a rabbit in a triangle of trouble."

The Abyss (1989)

"There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's..."

The 'Burbs (1989)

"He's a man of peace in a savage land...Suburbia!"

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

"These women are serious about their taste in men!"

Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

"Only her desire can make him rise again"

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

"The Man With The Hat Is Back. And This Time, He's Bringing His Dad."

(National Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation (1989)

"Yule crack up!"

New York Stories (1989)

"One city, three stories tall."

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)

"Now Freddy's a daddy, he's killing for two."

Road House (1989)

"The dancing's over. Now it gets dirty."

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

"Why Are They Putting Seatbelts In Theatres This Summer?"

Steel Magnolias (1989)

"The funniest movie ever to make you cry."

Trust Me (1989)

"Murder is a dying art."

Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

"A lively comedy about a guy who isn't."
"Bernie may be dead, but he's still the life of the party!"

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)

"Can two friends sleep together and still love each other in the morning?"

Wicked Stepmother (1989)

"Which witch is which?"

Wired (1989)

"For John Belushi, Every Night Was Saturday Night."

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