/19 Movie Monologues That Were Delivered, In A Word, Perfectly

19 Movie Monologues That Were Delivered, In A Word, Perfectly

Viola Davis legit won an Oscar for her monologue in Doubt.

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In The Social Network, when Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) finds out that he’s being cut out of Facebook:

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Best line: “I like standing next to you, Sean. It makes me look so tough.”

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Also in The Social Network, when Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) tells the Winklevoss twins and their lawyers that they don’t have his attention:

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Best line: “I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have a right to give it a try, but there is no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie.”

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In Little Women, when Jo (Saoirse Ronan) is fed up with how women are treated:

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Best line: “I’m so sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for.”

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In Legally Blonde, when Elle (Reese Witherspoon) catches Chutney (Linda Cardellini) in a lie on the stand:

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Best line: “Because isn’t it the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance that you’re forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm, at the risk of deactivating the ammonium thioglycolate?”

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In Doubt, when Mrs. Miller (Viola Davis) tells Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) that all she’s trying to do is do right by her son:

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Best line: “I don’t know if you and me are on the same side. I’ll be standing with my son and those who are good with my son. It’d be nice to see you there.”

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In A Cinderella Story, when Sam confronts Austin about how he treated her:

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Best line: “Even though I have no family, no job, and no money for college, it’s you that I feel sorry for.”

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In The Devil Wears Prada, when Miranda (Meryl Streep) schools Andy (Anne Hathaway) on the importance of fashion:

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Best line: “It’s sort of comical how you think you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry, when in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room…from a pile of stuff.”

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In Accepted, when Bartleby (Justin Long) stands up for his fake college at the accreditation hearing:

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Best line: “We don’t need your approval to tell us what we did was real, ’cause there are so few truths in this world that when you see one, you know it.”

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In Dope, when Malcolm (Shameik Moore) reads his college admissions essay aloud to the audience:

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Best line: “So, why do I want to attend Harvard? If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?”

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In Call Me by Your Name, when Samuel (Michael Stuhlbarg) helps console and comfort Elio (Timothée Chalamet) after Oliver (Armie Hammer) returns to America:

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Best line: “But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything…what a waste.”

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In Hidden Figures, when Katherine (Taraji P. Henson) explains to Al (Kevin Costner) why she has to go across campus to use the bathroom:

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Best line: “Well, I don’t own pearls. Lord knows, you don’t pay coloreds enough to afford pearls!”

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In Molly’s Game, when Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba) comes to Molly’s (Jessica Chastain) defense during the RICO deposition:

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Best line: “This woman doesn’t belong in a RICO indictment, she belongs on a box of Wheaties.”

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In Rudy, when Fortune (Charles S. Dutton) gives Rudy (Sean Astin) some tough love and convinces him not to quit the team:

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Best line: “You hear me clear enough?”

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In Parasite, when Park Dong-ik (Lee Sun-kyun) promises his dad (Song Kang-ho) that he’ll come back for him one day:

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Best line: “All you’ll need to do is walk up the stairs.”

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In V for Vendetta, when V addresses all of London and sparks the flame for the revolution:

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Best line: “Words offer the means to meaning and, for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.”

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In Precious, when Mary (Mo’Nique) confesses to Ms. Weiss (Mariah Carey) that she let her husband sexually abuse Precious (Gabourey Sidibe):

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Best line: “That was my man and he wanted my daughter. And that’s why I hated her because it was my man who was supposed to be lovin’ me.”

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In Pride & Prejudice, when Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) makes one last attempt to win over Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley):

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Best line: “I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”

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Finally, in Clueless, when Cher (Alicia Silverstone) gives her debate speech about the Haitians:

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Best line: “It does not say ‘RSVP’ on the Statue of Liberty.”

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