The legacy of Jaws is twofold. It ruined for ever the simple act of swimming in the sea, and it gave us the simple phrase, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
The quote, uttered by Roy Scheider’s police chief when he first sees the size of the shark he and his fellow fishermen are hunting, has become one of the most durable and adaptable of all movie lines.
Those immortal words now join 49 other quotes in our shortlist (some of which are featured here), from which we’d like you to vote for your favourite in the poll below.
And if your favourite quote is not on our list, why not let us know it by clicking here, and you could be one of 10 lucky readers to win a copy of the Radio Times Guide to Films. But I warn you: you’re gonna need a bigger shelf!
Radio Times Guide to Films 2015
Whether you’re a film fanatic or just enjoy a movie now and then, the Radio Times Guide to Films 2015 has something for you. Now in its 15th edition, it’s bang up to date.