Top 10 Monologues of All Time


>>Speaker 1: We all love
good dialogue in films, but way back with the Greeks before
there was dialogue, there was monologue. These are the top ten movie
monologues of all-time.>>[MUSIC]>>Speaker 1: Kicking
us off at number ten, we’re looking at some of the funniest
monologues that ever hit the screen. And that might be Dustin Hoffman’s
coming out on Tootsie.>>Speaker 2: I do fell it’s
time to set the record straight.>>Speaker 1: Or Brad Pitt’s half-baked
introduction to the insane asylum from 12 Monkeys.>>Speaker 3: We operate
the septum of devices.>>Speaker 1: Or the hilarious
alliterative introduction of V.>>Speaker 4: Viola!>>Speaker 1: The homage to the swimsuit
area from T America world police the>>Speaker 5: We’re dicks!>>Speaker 1: The opening
monologue from Annie Hall>>Speaker 6: Is an old joke.>>Speaker 1: Or even one of the bajillion
historical monologues from Dr Strangely.>>Speaker 7: I am as sorry as
you are you big [INAUDIBLE].>>Speaker 1: But our pick actually
goes to the Dalai Lama monologue delivered by the hilariously
bizarre Bill Murray and penned by his brother Brian Doyle-Murray as
well as Douglas Kenney and Harold Ramis.>>Speaker 8: So a gentleman of a pro
jack, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama himself.>>Speaker 1: Although a monologue
is rumored to pure improve by Murray it can be found in the earliest
drafts of the script. Although Mr. Murray did put his own
spin on it, the most interesting rumor, however, is that during
a visit by the Dalai Lama, governor Jessie Ventura asked him
if he’d ever seen Caddyshack. The Lama said no, but allegedly leaned
over to Jessie at the end of their meeting and whispered just one thing. Gunga galunga.>>Speaker 8: So I got that going for me. Which is nice.>>Speaker 1: Next up at number
nine we’re looking at voice over. A not quite universally loved non
dietetic generation on top of a film, most frequently used to book into piece.>>Speaker 9: And god help you if you
use voice over in your work my friends. God help you.>>Speaker 1: Of course
that’s from adaptation, which happens to open with one of the best
examples of voice over of all time.>>Speaker 10: Can I have
a original thought in my head? My bald head.>>Speaker 1: But then again, there’s
also the beginning of the Goodfellas.>>Speaker 11: As far as back as I could
remember I always wanted to be a gangster.>>Speaker 1: Or Trainspotting.>>Speaker 12: Choose life.>>Speaker 1: And
the end of American Beauty.>>Speaker 12: It’s hard to stay mad when
there’s so much beauty in the world.>>Speaker 1: And interspersed in
various places throughout Fight Club.>>Speaker 13: This is your life, and
it’s ending one minute by the time.>>Speaker 1: But our favorite voice over
of all time has to be the sublime ending read by one of cinema’s greatest
voices from The Shawshank Redemption.>>Speaker 14: Get busy living or
get busy dying.>>[MUSIC]>>Speaker 14: That’s god damn right. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and
shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue
as it has been in my dreams. I hope.>>Speaker 1: We all know that
movie villains love to monologue. They love to gloat, to reveal their master
plan to expose their machinations and taunt the hero.>>Speaker 15: [LAUGH] You sly
dog you got me monologuing.>>Speaker 1: So
coming in the number eight we’re honoring the best of the worst. The top villain monologues out there and that could have been the joker’s
explanation for his scars.>>Speaker 16: Why so serious?>>Speaker 1: Daniel Day Lewis’
homage to his favorite frozen drink.>>Speaker 17: I drink your milkshake!>>Speaker 1: Threats from Denzel.>>Speaker 18: King Kong
ain’t got [BLEEP] on me!>>Speaker 1: Psychoanalysis
from Hannibal Lecter.>>Speaker 19: You look like a robe.>>Speaker 1: A lesson on
fashion from Faye Dunaway.>>Speaker 20: No wire hangers ever!>>Speaker 1: Or
the tropsa version of Ozymandias.>>Speaker 21: Do you seriously think I’d
explain my master strokes if there were even the slightest possibility
you could affect the outcome?>>Speaker 1: But for our pick, we think this one’s gotta be a tie between
two of Hollywood’s greatest shouters. Both yelling at God, both scaring
the [BLEEP] out of audiences everywhere. We’re talking about Al Pacino and
Robert De Niro in the Devil’s Advocate and Cape Fear.>>Speaker 22: Let me give you a little
insight information about God.>>Speaker 23: I am like God and
God like me.>>Speaker 1: Both blaspheme in
their own ways, insulting God and insisting upon their own omnipotence,
their own unstoppable power. They’re terrifyingly performed,
brilliantly written and impossible to choose between which
is why they both share this slot.>>Speaker 22: And
while you’re jumping from one foot to the next what is he doing?>>Speaker 23: I am as large as God,
he is as small as I.>>Speaker 22: He’s a tight ass! He’s a sadist! He’s an absentee landlord!>>Speaker 23: He cannot above me,
nor I beneath him be!>>Speaker 22: Worship that? Never!>>[SOUND]
>>Speaker 1: Next up at number seven, we’re looking at all things love,
sex and romance. And as far as monologues go,
we’ve got a lot of choices. They’re the ever-popular
confessions of love, including classics from Jerry Maguire.>>Speaker 24: I love you.>>Speaker 1: And
of course when Harry met Sally.>>Speaker 25: The thing is I love you.>>Speaker 1: Felicity Jones’
poem from Like Crazy.>>Speaker 26: Pink slippered all
contained semi precious eagerness of it.>>Speaker 1: There’s the wonderful
blessing of an interracial marriage by the bride’s father in
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.>>Speaker 27: The only thing
that matters is what they feel.>>Speaker 1: And the erotic fantasies
of Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut.>>Speaker 28: Do you remember
last summer at Cape Cod?>>Speaker 1: But as far as sexy goes,
there’s nothing in the world that beats Bibi Andersson’s confession of
an affair from Ingmar Bergman’s Persona.>>Speaker 29: [FOREIGN]
>>Speaker 1: Seriously, this monologue is possibly the most
erotic sequence ever filmed, yet there isn’t even a single
frame of suggested nudity.>>Speaker 29: [FOREIGN]
>>Speaker 1: It’s also sad, brutally honest, and
deeply confusing, which makes it the perfect kind of deep, psychosexual
analysis that even Freud would love. Speaking of Freud or whatever graceful
segway from sex to death works for you. Now we’re ready to talk about
the series tear-jerker. So for our number six we’d like to honor
some of the monologues that make us wonder who’s chopping onions. There’s Schindler’s
heart breaking what if. Ellen Burstyn’s tragic fancy
from Requiem For A Dream.>>Speaker 30: What have I got Harry?>>Speaker 1: And Brandon’s regrets of a
squandered career from On The Waterfront.>>Speaker 31: I could
have been a contender.>>Speaker 1: When Lou Gehrig finally
said goodbye in The Pride Of The Yankees, when Jack Nicholson finally talked
with his father in Five Easy Pieces.>>Speaker 32: I don’t know what to say.>>Speaker 1: When Tom bid farewell
to his mother in Grapes of Wrath.>>Speaker 33: I’ll be there.>>Speaker 1: But our pick for the most
sobering of them all is Robin Williams park bench monologue
from Good Will Hunting.>>Speaker 34: I thought about
what you said to me the other day. About my painting.>>Speaker 1: Honest, inspiring,
heart-breaking, yet hopeful, Williams’ unforgettable
speech breaks Damon down. Breaks us all down and speaks to a depth
of sorrow that we’ll never know. It was a truly brilliant moment
from a dearly missed man in an entry we’re proud
to have on our list.>>Speaker 34: I can’t learn anything from
you I can’t read in some fucking book. [SOUND]
Unless you wanna talk about you. Who you are, and I’m fascinated, I’m in.>>[MUSIC]>>Speaker 1: If you’ve turned on the
internet lately you know that there is one kind of monologue people
can get it enough of. The inspirational speech and
that’s inspiration comes in many forms the teacher like in Dead Poets Society and
Lean On Me.>>Speaker 35: Will your verse be?>>Speaker 36: We meet our fate together.>>Speaker 1: Or
a father like in Pursuit of Happiness?>>Speaker 37: Don’t ever let somebody
tell you, you can’t do something.>>Speaker 1: From a coach
like in Any Given Sunday.>>Speaker 38: Find out
life’s a game of inches.>>Speaker 1: Or
just a janitor like in Rudy.>>Speaker 39: In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothing
to nobody except yourself.>>Speaker 1: From a Wall Street fat cat.>>Speaker 40: Greed for
lack of a better word is good.>>Speaker 1: Or a salesman tour,
if you like your inspiration abusive.>>Speaker 41: You can’t close shit. You are shit.>>Speaker 1: Or even a historically
challenged fraternity slob.>>Speaker 42: Was it over when
the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?>>Speaker 1: But for our number five,
we’re handing it to the advice given by a boxing champion to his
son from Rocky Balboa.>>Speaker 43: Let me tell you
something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and
I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and
keep you there permanently if you let it. But it ain’t a bit how hard you hit,
it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and
keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!>>[MUSIC]>>Speaker 1: Of course,
sometimes inspiration isn’t enough. Sometimes a character’s beyond
their breaking point and it’s time to just throw up their hands and
say, [BLEEP] it. Which quite literally happens
in the minister’s eulogy from Schenectady, New York.>>Speaker 44: [BLEEP] everybody.>>Speaker 1: And even more so in
Ed Norton’s mirror tirade from 25th Hour.>>Speaker 45: [BLEEP] you and
this whole city and everyone in it.>>Speaker 1: The opening letter from
Michael Clayton is a different but equally awesome kind of breakdown.>>Speaker 46: Trying to make-believe
this is not just madness, because this is not just madness.>>Speaker 1: But our pick for number
four goes to the volcanic literary and thespian pairing of Patty and
Peter Finch in Network. For Finch’s call to action that he’s
made as hell and well you know the rest.>>Speaker 47: I’m a mad as hell and
I’m not gonna take this anymore.>>Speaker 1: Counting
down to number three, there’s nothing that we love more
than a good story told right. And because screen writers are paid to
tell stories sometimes they find ways to tell stories in there stories. Which sound exactly like what pimp
your ride the movie would be like. There’s Bonus Sarah’s story about his
daughter from the very beginning of the Godfather.>>Speaker 48: I. I went to the police like a good American.>>Speaker 1: And
Ann Hathaway’s devastating confession from Rachel Getting Married.>>Speaker 49: Hi, I’m Kim.
I’m an addict.>>Speaker 1: This Christopher Walkins’
ridiculously awesome story of the gold watch from Pulp Fiction.>>Speaker 50: So he hid it in one place
he knew he could hide something, his ass.>>Speaker 1: And Radio Raheem’s story of
love and hate from Do The Right Thing.>>Speaker 51: Let me tell you
the story of right hand and left hand.>>Speaker 1: Which actually comes
almost directly from the much older Night of the Hunter.>>Speaker 52: Would you like me to
tell you the little story of right hand, left hand?>>Speaker 1: But for our pick, we landed on Quint’s story of
the USS Indianapolis from Jaws.>>Speaker 53: You know the thing
about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes, like a doll’s eyes.>>Speaker 1: Chilling, eerie and
absolutely classic, you can thank the uncredited writer, Howard Sackler for
the idea behind the bomb in Indianapolis. Which was based on the truth, by the way. Closing in at number two, if there’s
one kind of speech that saturates movie monologue lists,
it’s of the military kind. If movies were real life, soldiers would spend more time practicing
elocution than sharp-shooting. We’re talking Gladiator,
Braveheart, Lord of the Rings. Stand!
>>Speaker 54: Men of the west.>>Speaker 1: The opening of Patton.>>Speaker 55: No bastard ever won
a war without dying for his country.>>Speaker 1: The napalm
morning in Apocalypse Now.>>Speaker 56: I love the smell
of napalm in the morning.>>Speaker 1: The president’s
address from Independence Day.>>Speaker 57: Today we
celebrate our independence day!>>Speaker 1: There’s the drill sergeant
extended reading of his new recruits from Full Metal Jacket.>>Speaker 58: You had best unfuck
yourself or I will undo your head and get down your neck.>>Speaker 1: And Tom Hanks’ is brilliant
disarming of his troops tempers from Saving Private Ryan.>>Speaker 59: The pool
on me up to right now?>>Speaker 1: But, our slot is
filled by a man far more famous for his actions than his words. In his first all ever all sound film, none than other Charlie Chaplin
from the Great Dictator.>>Speaker 60: Greed has
poisoned man’s souls. Has barricaded the world with hate. Has goose-stepped us into misery and
bloodshed.>>Speaker 1: And no, we’re not talking
about the hilarious fake German speech that Chaplin gives as Adenoid Hynkel, where the only actual German words were
things like Wienerschnitzel Blitzkrieg. But the beautiful and inspiring condemnation of fascism
made by Schultz at the end.>>Speaker 60: Soldiers, in the name
of Democracy, let us all unite!>>Speaker 1: And finally at number one,
if there’s one setting more known for it’s extended soliloquies than the Battlefield
in Hollywood it’s got to be the courtroom. There’s Atticus Finch’s defence of
Tom Robinson from To Kill a Mockingbird.>>Speaker 61: [INAUDIBLE]
They are created equal.>>Speaker 1: The murderers
defense of himself from m.>>Speaker 62: [INAUDIBLE].>>Speaker 1: A brilliantly stirring
filibuster in Mr.Smith goes to Washington.>>Speaker 63: I will watch you.>>Speaker 1: A few great Pacino yelling
moments from Injustice For All and Scent Of A Woman.>>Speaker 64: You’re out of order!>>Speaker 65: If I were the man I was
five years ago I’d take a flame to this place!>>Speaker 1: But our absolute
favorite court moment of all time goes to the mind blowing moral and viguority
of Jack Nicholson from A Few Good Men.>>Speaker 66: You want answers?>>Speaker 67: I think I’m entitled.>>Speaker 66: You want answers?!>>Speaker 67: I want the truth!>>Speaker 66: You can’t handle the truth!>>Speaker 1: Here’s a brilliant speech
from a so-called villain doing something absolutely terrible, that somehow
seems to make almost too much sense. This was Aaron Sorkin’s breakout film,
adapted from his own stage play. And all the writerly star power
that he went on to command clearly shows through here.>>Speaker 66: Son,
we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be
guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility
than you can possibly fathom. You don’t want the truth because deep down
in places you don’t talk about at parties. You want me on that wall,
you need me on that wall.>>Speaker 1: The script is brilliant. Jack Nicholson’s performance
is pitch perfect and it’s a perfect capstone
on an awesome movie. Which is why we think it’s the best
movie monologue of all time. So, what do you think? Do you disagree with one of our choices? Did we leave out one of
your favorite monologues? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to subscribe for
more Cinefix movie lists.>>[MUSIC]

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