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10+ Movie Lines That Make Fans Cringe

We've all heard movie lines, but there's only a few that stand the test of time. Things like "say hello to my little friend" and "there's no place like home."

But then, there are the awkward ones... The ones that, when spoken, make us feel like we've taken a wrong turn into Cringe City.

Here are 10+ movie lines that make us all cringe.

"Now dig on this."

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The only thing more awkward than Tobey McGuire's dance scene in Spider-Man 3 was this line.

Maybe this is why Hollywood won't cast him anymore...

"You better hold tight, spider monkey."


insert vomit emoji here.

When this line from Edward happened in Twilight many years ago, most of us thought it was so adorable since we were young and on #TeamEdward.

But now? ... pukes

"It smells like Thai food in here."

This is like asking someone for the wifi password as soon as you walk into their house.

In other words, RUDE.

Also, on a totally unrelated note, I'm now craving Thai food.

"Like your XBOX and stuff?"

Some backstory to this from 50 Shades of Grey:

"It's just behind this door," said Christian.

"What is?" Anna asked.

When Christian said his playroom, aka the place where things get naughty, she said this innocent, yet awkward line.

"You're lime green Jello and you can't even admit it to yourself."

Translation: a person is jealous and won't admit it.

Why couldn't Megan Fox in Jennifer's Body just say that?

"You complete me."


This is from Tom Cruise in Jerry McGuire.

He did an amazing job in this role, but this line was made all the more cringey by his crying.

"Your scent, it's like a drug to me. You're like my own personal brand of heroin."


If a guy (or vampire) ever said this to us, we'd be dialing the cops SO FAST.

"If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

At first read, this line from Noah in The Notebook does seem kind of romantic.

But the more you read it, the more cheesy it becomes.

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. But not like you. You're everything soft and smooth."

Make it stap!

The dialogue in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones makes it painfully obvious that Darth Vader needs to pick up a book on pickup lines, ASAP.

"Is it still raining, I hadn't noticed."

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Carrie from Four Weddings and a Funeral said this line while it was, in fact, raining.


"Love won't save you, Padme. Only my new powers can do that!"


By now, I think we can all agree that Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Star Wars was just awkward AF.

Here's this awkward line after Padme had expressed her affection for him.

"Only my lips."


Some backstory to this line: in Letters to Juliet: Charlie fell when professing his love to Sophie, Romeo and Juliet-style.

When Sophie comes up to him and asks if he can move, he says "only my lips" and then kisses her.


"I had to wait 300 years for a virgin to light a candle."

Hocus Pocus is a beloved Halloween film that millions of people watch each October.

But the fact that this kids movie has a lot to do with virgins was a little, well, strange.

"Nobody puts baby in the corner."

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This may be an iconic line from Dirty Dancing, but that doesn't mean that it's not cringey.

"I'm just a girl, standing in front of a guy, asking him to love her."


Sounds like Anna from Notting Hill needs to pick up a copy of He's Just Not That Into You!

"If I were to let you suck my tongue, would you be grateful?"

Yuck. What's worse is that I actually really enjoy Face/Off.

Kinda forgot about that classic line courtesy of Castor Troy.

"Did you see that bodacious set of tatas?"

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I honestly don't know which word I'm struggling with the most in An Officer and a Gentleman: "bodacious" or "tatas."

I'm shivering just thinking about it.

"What are you supposed to be, the Pillsbury Dough Boy?"

Peter from To All The Boys I've Loved Before has no tact and no filter.

Clearly, he just gives in to whatever the voices in his head are telling him to say.

"Hello, I'm Mr. Napkin Head!"

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OK, if Mr. Napkin Head from The Holiday is cheesy then I guess that makes me cheesy, too!

On the other hand, it is pretty cringe-worthy. Probably not what you'd want to do on a first date.

"I love magic."

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In The Goblet of Fire Harry says perhaps the dumbest line of the entire franchise: "I love magic."

I hear he also loves lamp.

"Are you a Mexi-can or a Mexi-can't?"

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It's both a bizarre and somewhat racist question to pose to someone, especially when that someone is pointing a gun in your face like Danny Trejo was in Once Upon A Time In Mexico.

"You think your life is hard? I'm a high school junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Men's size 13 Nikes. Beat that."


I don't get this line from Tall Girl. Are size 13 Nikes hard to find or something?

I know that wasn't the point but still, kind of a weak argument.

"Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else."

Kind of a failed attempt at superhero wit from Halle Berry in X-Men.

It can't be easy to come up with clever quips and control the elements simultaneously.

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

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Umm since when? I've been in a relationship for the past 7.5 years and if there's one thing my Love Story has taught me, it's that love means saying you're sorry every single day.

Multiple times in some situations.

"I mean, you're not exactly everybody's type. You're my type."


Wow. That's one nasty back-handed compliment from Sierra Burgess is a Loser!

This is just like when my dad used to tell me I had a great face for radio.

"Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys."

The Perks of Being a Wallflower writers were clearly trying to make some clever allusion to claymation Rudolph, but sadly it missed the mark.

"You don't have the balls."

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There's a lot wrong with Suicide Squad. For example, having the Enchantress mock Col.

Rick Flagg's cajones; an odd move for a centuries-year-old witch, wouldn't you agree?

"I'm flying, Jack!"

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There are a number of cringe-worthy moments littered throughout James Cameron's Titanic but this definitely tops the list.

"Because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing."

It's not that there's anything wrong with the line itself in A Cinderella Story. It's just how it was delivered with such pomp, and in a completely over the top fashion.

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time."

Hey, the goal of The Fast and the Furious was never to win an Oscar. They simply wanted to make a great action flick.

Horrible dialogue and action movies go hand-in-hand. They're supposed to be cheesy!

"Let's green egg and ham it!"

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In all honesty, Shaq's strange rap lyric is probably the least troublesome thing in Kazaam.

If you were never subjected to this as a child, count yourself lucky.