These are the films seen by the greatest number of Australians still alive in the 21st century, based on box office earnings adjusted for changing ticket prices:

  1. The Sound of Music (1965) 'There is nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him.'
  2. Crocodile Dundee (1986) 'That's not a knife. THAT'S a knife . . . Just kids having fun.'
  3. Titanic (1997) 'You must do me this honour, Rose. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.'
  4. Star Wars (1977) 'The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.'
  5. E.T. (1982) 'I'll be right here.'
  6. Shrek 2 (2004) 'Thank you, gentlemen. Someday I will repay you, unless of course I can't find you, or if I forget.'
  7. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 'The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this earth. Put aside the ranger. Become who you were born to be.'
  8. Babe (1995) 'Baa-ram-ewe, baa-ram-ewe. To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true.'
  9. Jaws (1975) 'We're gonna need a bigger boat.'
  10. Grease (1978) 'I just had the best summer of my life and now I have to go. It isn't fair.'
  11. The Man from Snowy River (1982) 'There are a dozen good brood mares in that mob. I'll be back for them . . . and for whatever else is mine.'
  12. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 'One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.'
  13. Jurassic Park (1993) 'God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.'
  14. Pretty Woman (1990) 'I appreciate this whole seduction thing you've got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I'm a sure thing.'
  15. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 'Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us, our precious. Curse them! We hates them! It's ours it is, and we wants it!'
  16. The Sting (1974) 'Aren't you gonna stick around for your share?' 'Nah, I'd only blow it.'
  17. The Dark Knight (2008) 'This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.'
  18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) 'You're a little scary sometimes, you know that. Brilliant. But scary.'
  19. The Lion King (1993) 'Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.'
  20. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999) 'There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened.'
  21. Forrest Gump (1994) 'He may be the stupidest son of a bitch, but damn, he sure is fast!'
  22. The Godfather (1972) 'My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse.'
  23. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 'If we don't have the key, we can't open whatever we don't have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding whatever need be unlocked, which we don't have, without first having found the key that unlocks it?'
  24. The Towering Inferno (1975) 'You know we got lucky tonight—body count's less than 200. Someday you're gonna kill ten thousand in one of these firetraps.'
  25. Finding Nemo (2003) '. . . and the sea cucumber turns to the mollusk and says, “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?” '