Old Yellers: Famous Movie Yells!!!

Sometimes in film, using a calm demeanor isn’t enough. Sometimes, a character has to go up a few decibel levels to make their point. In honor of the long, rich tradition of characters yelling things in movies, here’s a list of famous movie lines, yelled:

Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Hey Darth Vader, do you mind if I drink the last beer in the fridge?

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I’m not sure, but I think he’s looking for Stella.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
This was good enough as it was. But then, Shatner added the fist shake and the editors added the echo, and it created movie magic.

Braveheart (1995)
They can take our turkey sandwiches. They can take our booze. They can take our television, washer and dryer, and pets. But there’s one thing they can not take. What is it, Mel?

Planet of the Apes (1968)
I don’t know what the big deal is. He’s visiting a beach AND the Statue of Liberty all at once. That’s called “a good day” where I come from.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Brick Tamland strikes twice in the same movie.

Soylent Green (1973)
I can’t say that I’m surprised that Chuck Heston has two of the most famous movie yells around. Now to wash down my soylent steak with some soylent cola.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
I like to point and yell out this same sound when someone tells me they don’t like The Godfather.

Troll 2 (1990)
Well, this is certainly convincing.

Rocky (1976)
Yeesh, Rock. You have a microphone in your face. No need to yell, alright?

Snakes on a Plane (2006)
The lesson here is that if there are snakes on your flight, it’s perfectly acceptable to yell, carry a gun, and drop f-bombs.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
In fairness, if my entire staff was comprised of singing oompa loompas, I’d yell about a lot of stuff too.

There Will be Blood (2007)
There Would Be Three Clips from this movie but I didn’t want to beat everyone over the proverbial head with the proverbial bowling pin. That being the case, everyone knows the milkshake yell. And there’s also the “false prophet” yell, but it’s not as loud as this one:

The King’s Speech (2010)
Can you imagine how cathartic this would be if you had a speech impediment? This is very similar to the way I reacted when I found out they were releasing a censored version of this movie.

Network (1976)
After watching this, I want to jump up out of my seat and yell “YYYEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH! ME TOO!”

Animal House (1978)
You’ve gotta love the drunken, child-like simplicity of John Belushi screaming “TOGA!!! TOGA!!!” during their most dire hour.

Scarface (1983)
His “little friend” is his gun! Get it?!?!

Honorable Mention: I excluded three films only because I couldn’t find adequate clips. They were:
-“I said, ‘Leave him alone, Pete!'”, from Shaun of the Dead (2004)
-“I’m the king of the world!”, from Titanic (1997)
-“Show me the money!” from Jerry Maguire (1996)


Filed under Humor, Movies

20 responses to “Old Yellers: Famous Movie Yells!!!

  1. Oh, great list! I was trying to think of ones to suggest but I keep coming up blank. You remembered There Will Be Blood, anyway (oh, right, like you’d forget that!) And the others are great, too. There’s an Edgar Wright movie in your Honourable Mention, but I wondered if you remembered in Hot Fuzz when Nick Frost fires his gun in the air and yells, even though that’s taken from Point Break. That’s the only one that leapt to mind for some reason.

  2. So Funny!! I was reading down hoping for Snakes on a MF Plane and also ADRIANNNNEEE and you did not disappoint!! Brilliant, you have cheered up my Monday morning!!

    Happy Monday John!

  3. Awesome, awesome idea for a list. Well done!

  4. Brilliant. Living in Scotland, people yell Freedom!!!! every other day. Never get bored of that joke.

  5. No Wilhelm scream? tsk tsk tsk, Sure it’s not really part of an iconic scene, but it definitely deserves an HM for pure longevity.

  6. I may be biased, but I believe you left this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck6vqsOt-Pc&feature=player_detailpage#t=70s. The yell in question is at about 2:29, but this dialogue is too good to pass up.

  7. What a loudly entertaining post, John. Lots of iconic usual suspects as well as others I didn’t know about. I’d add Leonidas’ “Tonight we dine in hell” and of course “THIS. IS. SPARTAAAAAA!!” to this list, I think that’s pretty iconic considering how many spoofs it’s spurred since.

  8. Usually your lists feature everything a boy could wish for, but unfortunately you missed out my favourite movie yell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfEKqUrOEZ4

    It’s an epic finale fit to end any trailer. Christ, I love Jackie Chan.

  9. Stu

    Wow, top notch list. I really appreciate the Heston double dip. The “Madhouse” scream from the original POTA would’ve been nice as well.

  10. Great List!
    Here is personal favourite…Lynda Day George in the 1982 film Pieces…

  11. Only one Pacino entry? He could easily have his own post.

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