13 Movies That Inspired Hilarious Internet Memes
The memes that populate reddit and tumblr can pop up from anywhere, but movies are especially a good breeding ground for inside jokes.
We dug down to the depths of Know Your Meme to find the best movie-inspired memes and a little history behind where they came from.
1. 'The Matrix'
The Memes: 'What If I Told You...'
Origin: Morpheus never actually says 'What if I told you,' but the images come from this scene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7apb7V9iXkE
2 .'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'
The Memes: 'One Does Not Simply...'
Origin: This is based on a direct quote from the Council of Elrond scene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r21CMDyPuGo
3. 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'
The Meme: Condescending Wonka
Origin: The image comes from the Everlasting Gobstopper scene.
4. 'The Big Lebowski'
The Meme: 'Am I The Only One Around Here'
Origin: This is straight from Walter's 'Over the Line' speech.
The Meme: Hitler Rants About Everything
Origin: Internet people took this scene from 'Downfall' and subbed in whatever they wanted to be mad about.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2fl-sHUwrc
The Meme: 'F--k Me, Right?'
Origin: The image of Jonah Hill and the quote actually come from two different parts of the movie.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OcCOFq1za8
The Memes: Conversation With Cillian Murphy
Origin: The conversation in the hotel bar about inception has spurred several memes, including 'We Need To Go Deeper' and generally confused conversations.
8. 'Return of the Jedi'
The Meme: 'It's A Trap'
Origin: During the final assault in the second Death Star, Admiral Ackbar has a realization.
9. 'Toy Story 2'
The Meme: 'X, X Everywhere'
Origin: The meme isn't said, but the image comes from Buzz's conversation about heading 'hot schmoes.'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZu_4grt7WA
10. 'Vampire's Kiss'
The Meme: 'You Don't Say'
Origin: The meme uses a drawing based on the face Nic Cages makes in this scene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8F47kmp7pI
11. 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure'
The Meme: Conspiracy Keanu
Origin: The snapshot comes from the scene where Bill and Ted are trying to flee medieval times. Know Your Meme credits Vulture with sparking the meme.
12. 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'
The Meme: 'That Escalated Quickly'
Origin: This is how Ron starts his analysis of the newsman fight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FONN-0uoTHI
The Meme: 'Bold Move Cotton'
Origin: The line Jason Bateman says as the color commenter is actually 'Bold strategy, Cotton.'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ru8DMW-grY