At one time or another, we’ve all heard one (if not all) of these famous movie lines and maybe even uttered them ourselves. But, more often than not, we have misremembered these iconic one-liners and, as a result, have suffered from a societal case of the Mandela Effect— remembering something in a particular way, when it is in fact incorrect.
So whether it’s the moment that Darth Vader reveals his true identity to Luke Skywalker or the moment just before Clint Eastwood blows away some criminal, we’ve taken a look at the top 10 most famously misquoted movie lines!
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Misquote: “Luke, I am your father.”
Actual Quote: “No, I am your father.”
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Misquote: “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”
Actual Quote: “All right, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my close-up.”
Dirty Harry (1971)
Misquote: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
Actual Quote: “You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?”
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Misquote: “Hello, Clarice.”
Actual Quote: “Good evening, Clarice.”
Field of Dreams (1989)
Misquote: “If you build it, they will come.”
Actual Quote: “If you build it, he will come.”
Misquote: “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Actual Quote: “You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
Forrest Gump (1994)
Misquote: “Mama always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates.’”
Actual Quote: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.”
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Misquote: “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Actual Quote: "Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
The Graduate (1967)
Misquote: "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"
Actual Quote: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"