1. ITV Report

'I'll be back' voted best movie catchphrase of all time

Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger is back at the top of a poll of film fans to find the best movie catchphrase ever.. Photo: Orion Pictures

Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger's delivery of "I'll be back" in the 1984 science-fiction classic has been voted the the best movie catchphrase ever in a LOVEFiLM poll to mark the release of Anchorman 2.

The top 10 movie quotes:

  • 1. "I'll be back" (Terminator, 1984) - 25%
  • 2. "Bond. James Bond" (James Bond) - 14%
  • 3. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (Mary Poppins, 1964) - 10%
  • 4. "Who you gonna call?" (Ghostbusters, 1984) - 9%
  • 5. "Elementary, my dear Watson" (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939) - 8%
  • 6. "Heeeere's Johnny!" (The Shining, 1980) - 7%
  • 7. "Run Forrest, run!" (Forrest Gump, 1994) - 6%
  • 8. "You talking to me?" (Taxi Driver, 1976) - 5%
  • 9. "Goooood morning Vietnam" (Good Morning, Vietnam, 1988) - 4%
  • 10. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" (Apocalypse Now, 1979) - 3%

Other - 8%

Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger deliver the famous line:

There are catchphrases from films that are universally recognised and quoted time and time again.

It's interesting to see how they've crossed over into mainstream conversation, and amazing that one line can instantly conjure up a character and a scene so vividly.

– Helen Cowley, LOVEFiLM editor