Thursday, October 13, 2011

Great Movie Taglines Of The Last 30 Years

See how many you can get. Some are easy, some aren't. A few are from movies I've never even heard of. I've added some screenshots to help you out.

Full list and answers at

By Tim Nudd for Adweek

We've combed through the last 30 years of movie marketing and selected our 66 favorite film taglines from that period. The cut-off of 1980 means we've left out what many consider the greatest movie tagline ever—"In space, no one can hear you scream," Alien, 1979—but there's plenty here to chew on.

1. "The longer you wait, the harder it gets."

2. "Whoever wins, we lose."

3. "The bitch is back."

4. "Eight legs, two fangs, and an attitude."

5. "Earth. It was fun while it lasted."

6. "Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas."

7. "Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail."

8. "Everyone has one special thing."

9. "War is hell ... but peace is f*#!%!! boring."

10. "The true story of a real fake."

11. "Escape or die frying."

12. "Yule crack up."

13. "Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you."

14. "One dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty below zero."

15. "See it with a bud."

16. "After a night they can't remember comes a day they'll never forget."

17. "For Harry and Lloyd, every day is a no-brainer."

18. "His story will touch you, even though he can't."

19. "She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees."

20. "A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere."

21. "One man's struggle to take it easy."

22. "There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean. They're looking for one."

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

24. "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

25. "Vietnam can kill me, but it can't make me care."

26. "There is no gene for the human spirit."

27. "Does my gluteus maximus look big in this?"

28. "Here they grow again."

29. "Even a hit man deserves a second shot."

30. "There can be only one."

31. "Just deux it!"

32. "On May 6th ... see Paris die!"

33. "The last man on Earth is not alone."

34. "Earth. Take a good look. It could be your last."

35. "Welcome to the suck."

36. "An adventure 65 million years in the making."

37. "Reality is a thing of the past."

38. "Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe!"

39. "From the brother of the director of Ghost."

40. "If Nancy doesn't wake up screaming, she won't wake up at all."

41. "Work sucks."

42. "The first casualty of war is innocence."

43. "They're back."

44. "Having a wonderful time, wish I were here."

45. "The classic story about a boy and his mother."

46. "Fifty million people watching but no one saw a thing."

47. "They're tobacco chewin', gut chompin', cannibal kinfolk from hell!"

48. "Family isn't a word. It's a sentence."

49. "The mission is a man."

50. "Oh yes, there will be blood."

51. "Great trilogies come in threes."

52. "The list is life."

53. "A romantic comedy. With zombies."

54. "This might hurt a little."

55. "See our family. And feel better about yours."

56. "Get a grip on yourself."

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

58. "The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end."

59. "Love is in the hair."

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

61. "If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards."

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

63. "On the air. Unaware."

64. "The coast is toast."

65. "You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl."

66. "A lively comedy about a guy who isn't."


  1. I'm not very good with this sort of thing but I definately got #14. Living in Calgary means that Cool Runnings was a cheesy movie I couldn't just ignore.

    Praire Girl.

  2. Let's see...

    #2 Alien Vs. Predator
    #11 Chicken Run
    #12 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    #14 Cool Runnings
    #16 sounds like The Hangover
    #17 Dumb and Dumber
    #19 Erin Brokovich
    #21 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    #22 Finding Nemo
    #32 House of Wax
    #41 Office Space
    #42 Platoon
    #45 Psycho
    #47 Redneck Zombies
    #49 Saving Private Ryan
    #53 Shaun of the Dead (?)
    #66 Weekend at Bernie's

  3. I think they're all interchangeable.



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