Movie Taglines: 116 Taglines You Should Know

Movie taglines are slogans or catchphrases for films. They can include a clever pun, a short phrase, or a sentence or two. Taglines can refer to the plot of the film or suggest the experience you’ll have as a viewer.

10 Best Movie Taglines

“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”

“The longer you wait, the harder it gets.”


“In space, no one can hear you scream.”

“Apollo 13”

“Houston, we have a problem.”


“When he pours, he reigns.”

“The Fly”

“Be afraid. Be very afraid.”

“Jaws 2”

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.”


“Check in. Relax. Take a shower.”


“Part man. Part machine. All cop.”


“His whole life was a million-to-one shot.”

“Star Wars”

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …”

11 Classic Movie Taglines

“12 Angry Men”

“Life is in their hands. Death is on their minds.”

“Bonnie and Clyde”

“They’re young, they’re in love, and they kill people.”

“Double Indemnity”

“From the moment they met, it was murder.”

“Easy Rider”

“A man went looking for America, and he couldn’t find it anywhere.”

“Father of the Bride”

“The bride gets the THRILLS, the father gets the BILLS.”

“High Noon”

“The story of a man who was too proud to run.”

“The Lady Eve”

“When you deal a fast shuffle, love is in the cards.”

“The Magnificent Seven”

“They were seven … and they fought like 700”

“The Sound of Music”

“The happiest sound in all the world.”

“Taxi Driver”

“On every street in every city in this country, there is a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.”

“Treasure of the Sierra Madre”

“The nearer they get to the treasure, the farther they get from the law.”

34 Comedy Movie Taglines

“American Pie”

“There’s something about your first piece.”

“Army of Darkness”

“Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas.”

“The Big Lebowski”

“Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail.”

“Catch Me If You Can”

“The true story of a real fake”

“Chicken Run”

“Escape or die frying.”


“Just because they serve you … doesn’t mean they like you.”

“Dazed and Confused”

“See it with a bud.”

“Dude, Where’s My Car?”

“After a night they can’t remember comes a day they’ll never forget.”

“Dumb and Dumber”

“For Harry and Lloyd, every day is a no-brainer.”

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

“One man’s struggle to take it easy.”

“The First Wives Club”

“Don’t get mad. Get everything.”


“Who you gonna call?”


“Where there’s a will, there’s a relative.”

“Grosse Pointe Blank”

“Even a hitman deserves a second shot”

“Groundhog Day”

“He’s having the worst day of his life … over and over …”

“Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay”

“This time they’re running FROM the joint.”

“Hot Shots! Part Deux”

“Just deux it.”

“Mars Attacks!”

“Nice planet. We’ll take it!”

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

“Makes Ben Hur Look Epic”

“My Cousin Vinny”

“A comedy of trial and error.”

“Naked Gun”

“If you only see one movie this year … you need to get out more often.”

“Naked Gun 33 & 1/3”

“From the brother of the director of Ghost”

“Napoleon Dynamite”

“He’s out to prove he’s got nothing to prove.”

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

“They have a plan but not a clue.”

“Office Space”

“Work sucks.”

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

“An epic of epic epicness”

“Shaun of the Dead”

“A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.”

“The Royal Tenenbaums”

“Family isn’t a word. It’s a sentence.”

“The Simpsons Movie”

“See our family. And feel better about yours.”

“This Is Spinal Tap”

“Does for rock and roll what ‘The Sound of Music’ did for hills.”

“Tommy Boy”

“If at first you don’t succeed, lower your standards.”

“The Truman Show”

“On the air. Unaware.”

“Wayne’s World”

“You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll hurl.”

“Weekend at Bernie’s”

“He may be dead but he’s the life of the party.”

22 Drama Movie Taglines

“American Beauty”

“… look closer”

“Apocalypse Now”

“The horror … the horror.”

“Boogie Nights”

“Everyone has one special thing.”

“Brokeback Mountain”

“Love is a force of nature.”

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

“We are not alone.”


“Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.”

“Edward Scissorhands”

“His story will touch you, even though he can’t.”

“Erin Brockovich”

“She brought a small town to its feet and a corporation to its knees.”


“There is no gene for the human spirit.”

“The Godfather Part III”

“All the power on earth can’t change destiny.”

“The Graduate”

“This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.”

“Lost in Translation”

“Everyone wants to be found.”


“Some memories are best forgotten.”

“Ordinary People”

“Everything is in its proper place except the past.”


“The first casualty of war is innocence.”

“Quiz Show”

“50 million people watching but no one saw a thing.”

“Saving Private Ryan”

“The mission is a man.”

“School Ties”

“Just because you were accepted doesn’t mean you belong.”

“The Shawshank Redemption”

“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”

“The Social Network”

“You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.”


“Cocktails first. Questions later.”


“There is more than one way to lose your life to a serial killer.”

17 Action Movie Taglines

“12 Monkeys”

“The future is history.”

“Alien 3”

“The bitch is back.”

“Alien vs. Predator”

“Whoever wins, we lose.”


“Earth. It was fun while it lasted.”

“Dirty Harry”

“You don’t assign him to murder cases. You just turn him loose.”

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

“For three men, the civil war wasn’t hell. It was practice.”

“Hellboy II: The Golden Army”

“Believe it or not – he’s the good guy.”

“I Am Legend”

“The last man on earth is not alone.”

“Jurassic Park”

“An adventure 65 million years in the making.”

“Kill Bill: Vol. 1”

“Here comes the bride.”


“They just *beep* with the wrong Mexican”

“The Matrix”

“Reality is a thing of the past.”

“Predator 2”

“He’s in town with a few days to kill.”

“The Princess Bride”

“She gets kidnapped. He gets killed. But it all ends up okay.”

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

“Same make. Same model. New mission.”

“True Lies”

“When he said I do, he never said what he did.”


“The coast is toast.”

14 Horror Movie Taglines

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

“Love never dies.”

“Bride of Chucky”

“Chucky gets lucky.”


“Nothing spreads like fear.”

“Dead Snow”

“Ein, zwei, die!”


“This is the weekend they didn’t play golf.”

“Gremlins 2”

“Here they grow again”


“You’ll never go in the water again.”

“A Nightmare on Elm Street”

“If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming, she won’t wake up at all.”

“Red Eye”

“Fear takes flight.”

“Saw II”

“Oh yes, there will be blood.”


“People of Earth, your planet is about to be destroyed. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience.”

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

“Who will survive and what will be left of them?”

“The Thing”

“Man is the warmest place to hide.”

“Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”

“Sister, sister oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair?”

3 Superhero Movie Taglines

“The Dark Knight”

“Why so serious?”


“With great power comes great responsibility.”


“You’ll believe a man can fly.”

5 Disney Movie Taglines


“Midnight never strikes when you’re in love.”


“Hear the pictures. See the music.”

“Monsters Inc.”

“We scare because we care.”


“For anyone who ever wished upon a star.”

“Snow White”

“Still the fairest of them all.”

For even more examples, check out these movie taglines from the past 30 years and some of the most memorable ones here. You can also explore this comprehensive list of the greatest film taglines throughout history.

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