The movies may be regarded primarily as a visual medium, but ever since the birth of the “talkies,” dialogue has become an important component of the cinematic experience. And while there have been some amazing scenes with actors speaking over the years, there have been even more instances of cheesy dialogue. The fine folks at Pajiba have put together a 10-minute supercut featuring some of the most hilariously awful lines in movie history, along with a few that we feel didn’t really warrant inclusion (like Mel Gibson in Braveheart shouting “they’ll never take our freedom!” – that’s not cheesy, that’s awesome).
Naturally, the list is loaded with Schwarzenegger (lots of Mr. Freeze and Commando) and Nic Cage – but there’s a whole range of awful moments on display in this supercut, reminding us that even a great movie is not immune to a clunky line or two.
Check out the full video below and then share some of your favorite moments of cheesy dialogue in the comment section.
One last thing – the clip does contain some Not Safe for Work language – so keep that in mind before pressing play at the office. Also, you'll find a full breakdown of the movies featured beneath the clip -- just in case you want to see some of these titles for yourself.
Films featured in order of appearance:
American Beauty, Batman & Robin, Gigli, Batman & Robin, Showgirls, Troy, Star Wars, G.I Jane
---1m-- Love Story, Cast Away, Star Wars, City of Angels, As Good As It Gets, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Ever After, Death Race, The Covenant, X-Men 3
--2m-- They Live, Commando, Matrix, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Total Recall, Wicker Man, Point Break, Lethal Weapon II, Boondock Saints, Predator, Road House, Kindergarten Cop
--3m-- Forrest Gump, Transformers 2, Lethal Weapon, Speed, Commando, X-Men, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Armageddon, Juno, Blood Diamond, Batman & Robin
--4m-- Goldfinger, Rocky 4, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Judge Dredd, Commando, Under Siege, Batman & Robin, The Happening, Star Wars, The Happening, Eraser
--5m-- Blood in Blood Out, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Air Force One, Bad Boys II, Snakes on a Plane, Showgirls, Notting Hill, Jerry Maguire, Ghost
--6m-- Pretty Woman, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Dirty Dancing, Matrix, 300, Star Wars, The Postman, The Happening, Congo
--7m-- Wicker Man, Pearl Harbor, Knowing, Predator, Troll 2, Matrix, Poseidon, Face Off, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Star Wars, True Lies, Twilight, Battlefield Earth
--8m-- World Is Not Enough, Flash Gordon, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Braveheart, Independence Day, Wicker Man, Star Wars, The Room, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, Star Wars
--9m-- Conan The Barbarian, Battlefield Earth, Shark Attack 3, The Lord of The Rings, Top Gun