The 15 best monologues played in movies

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Monologues have become a rare feature in modern cinema, but when they do appear, they can become one of the best moments in an entire film.

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These monologues are fondly remembered thanks to the performances of their actors and the impact they had on the film and its audience. So sit well as we take a look at the 15 best.


“You have to see it for yourself” – The Matrix

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Without explaining what the Matrix is, Morpheus describes how it is everywhere and that it holds Neo captive, making him and the audience more anxious to learn the truth. But Morpheus then gives him the iconic blue and red pills, giving him the choice to leave and enjoy his life or see what exactly the Matrix is.


“Do not give up!” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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When Aragorn and his army reach the Black Gate of Mordor, the King of the Gondorians delivers a provocative speech as they stand against Sauron’s legions. Even when the odds are up against them, and it looks like they will never achieve true peace, Aragorn knows how to mobilize his troops and inspire hope in all of us.


The Cool Girl – Gone Girl

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As we watch Amy Dunne forge a new life for herself after pretending to be dead, in one voice, she talks about how men like her husband, Nick, just want a “cool girl” to look beautiful, to they like what they like and do not complain. Although she says she pretended to be the “cool girl” for her husband, she got bored of him when he cheated on another “cool girl”, pushing her to pursue revenge.


“A very special set of skills” – They are taken

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This moment alone revived Liam Neeson’s career. After his daughter is abducted, Bryan Mills overhears one of them on the phone. Neeson then delivers this legendary monologue as he threatens to hunt down and kill this man if he does not let his daughter go. Of course, the kidnapper refuses, giving us the movie that made Neeson an action star.


“I believe in America” ​​- The Godfather

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These were the first words we heard in the magnum opus of Francis Ford Coppola. In this scene, Bonasera explains in tears that his daughter was brutally beaten by two men who tried to exploit her, and the prison sentences of both perpetrators are suspended thanks to their affluent families. Seeing how the American justice system failed him, Bonasera states that this is why he came to Don Corleone, creating the stage for one of the most important, if not The best movies of all time.


“There is no bathroom for me here” – Hidden Figures

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When an angry Harrison confronts Kathryn for her long breaks, she emotionally declares that there is no bathroom she is allowed to use for half a mile, forcing her to walk there. With this revelation, Kathryn makes an unforgettable stand against the unfair treatment she is forced to endure as a black woman, convincing Harrison to end the separation in the bathroom at the research center.


“You can not handle the truth” – Some good men

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At the height of this acclaimed legal drama, Tom Cruise’s Kaffee demands the truth from Colonel Jessup’s Jack Nicholson. In an argument of a classic powerful man, Jessap argues that he must do things that others do not have the guts to do to protect his country and that his people secretly need him to do it. But after all this boasting, Jessap loses himself and admits that he ordered the “red code”. I guess he could not handle the truth either.


“You look like a ruby” – Silence of the Lambs

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When Clarice interrogates serial killer Hannibal Lecter, the latter mocks the young detective by calling her a country woman, insulting her and her West Virginia heritage. Lecter invokes every southern stereotype he can think of and puts it in her face to make her suffer, and Anthony Hopkins’s haunted interpretation reinforces the power of this terribly sadistic doctor.


“I have seen horror” – revelation now

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Having spent days with the restless Colonel Kurtz, Willard listens as he shares his Machiavellian ideas as he recalls the haunting incident that inspired him. Bathed in the shadows, Kurtz argues that he must use terror as a weapon to win the war after seeing the barbarity of his enemies, showing how far he has strayed from his humanity.


Ezekiel 25:17 Pulp Fiction

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Although it was not the first time Jules had recited the Bible in this film, this moment undoubtedly had the greatest impact. After repeating this verse to Ringo, Jules deadpan admits that he did not know what he meant before, but now he has realized that he was not the righteous man he imagined himself to be. And after sharing it with him, Jules lowers his weapon and sets him free, showing how far he has come on his way to redemption.


“Why so serious?” – The dark Knight

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When the Joker holds a knife in Gambol’s mouth, the killer clown tells him how he got his marks on the creepy scene. The details of the Joker’s story are quite frightening, but Heath Ledger offers a terrifying interpretation that has forever etched this scene in the minds of audiences everywhere.


“I am the Police!” – Training day

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This scene alone earned Denzel his Oscar. After Jake chases Alonzo in the street, the latter tries to bribe anyone who watches him to kill Jake. But when he sees that everyone is bored with him, Alonzo threatens to put everyone around him in jail with an unforgettable display of his power. Even when the whole world is against him, Alonzo still believes he is invincible, showing how far his power has gone in his head.


“The USS Indianapolis“- Jaws

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This moment stood out from the rest of Steven Spielberg’s horror adventure. In the middle of the hunt for the big white, Quint tells his time in the fatal USS Indianapolis, who was sunk by a torpedo attack while delivering parts for bomb A. He talks about how many of his companions were eaten by sharks while stranded at sea, and the horrific details are utterly creepy. Robert Shaw’s drunken monologue has since been Spielberg’s favorite scene and is even more terrifying than any of the horrors we encounter in this timeless classic.


“You are talking to me?” – Taxi driver

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How many times have you heard this? When Travis Bickle practices drawing his gun, he pretends to be looked down at and expresses this iconic monologue. What makes it even more amazing right now is how it was completely promoted by Robert de Niro.


“Like tears in the rain” – Blade Runner

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After copier Roy saves Deckard’s life, he sits in the rain and waits for his life to end. As he does so, he recalls all his wonderful experiences during his short life, but mourns how they will all be “lost in time”, creating the saddest death scene in all of cinema.

Do you agree with this list? Were there any memorable cinematic monologues that I missed? Please let me know in the comments section below.

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