20 famous last lines from your favorite ’90s movies

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Pulp Fiction

Samuel Jackson’s Jules had a lot of powerful, and just downright badass, speeches throughout this Tarantino classic. However, he ends the film with (arguably) the best of them all as he confronts the robber Pumpkin trying to execute a robbery in a diner. As Jules points the 9 millimeter in his face, he opines about shepherds, the evils of men, and who is the protector of the flock. It backs Pumpkin down, and Travolta’s Vincent steps in to suggest they leave as well. Jules responds, so cool that butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth:

“Yeah. That’s probably a good idea.”

Forrest Gump

This movie is the kind in which you remember seeing it for the first time because it leaves a mark on you. Tom Hanks is the genuine and loving Forrest Gump, and the integration of real-life historical events was groundbreaking at the time. Audiences fell so in love with the Forrest character that the ending moments became some of the most poignant of all time. We leave Forrest as he watches his young son climb onto the school bus for the first time. He says to the driver:

“Of course you’re Dorothy Harris, and I’m Forrest Gump.”


By now, Titanic has become a bit of a cliche and has a bit of a polarizing effect on modern audiences. Back then, however, we were all nuts for this epic love story, and we just couldn’t get enough of Jack and Rose. The movie ends with an unwitting summary of those collective feelings. Bill Paxton’s character Brock says this:

“Three years, I’ve thought of nothing except Titanic. But I never got it. I never let it in.”


This movie scared the be-jesus out of most of us. Kathy Bates plays an obsessed fan of a writer who then kidnaps the writer and holds him hostage. Most of us know the story, but the experience of the scare, without gore, monsters, or ghosts, can’t be overstated. Paul Sheldon, the writer in question, finally does escape his captor and goes on to write more books. He encounters another fan, who gushes about this writing. He simply leaves us with this:

“That’s very sweet of you.”

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While these are some of the greatest movies from the ’90s, there is no list long enough to include every single movie we loved between the years of 1990 to 1999. However, I know I can count on you all to help fill in the blanks.

What did I miss? Which movie is glaringly absent from this list of memorable last-liners? Leave your suggestions in the comments below or tweet me.