15 of the Most Memorable Final Lines in Film

The bustle of Cannes always makes the summer cinema season feel extra thrilling. We’re anxious to see where the movies take us for the remainder of the year, and we have a few guesses as to what films will leave us with the most memorable images and will feature the best writing. After exploring films that wowed us with their opening dialogue, it naturally got us thinking about the movies throughout history with parting words we won’t soon forget. Sometimes they refer to the punch line in a joke, a character’s dying words, or poetic thoughts about the future. It’s the filmmaker’s final chance to make a lasting impression that will get people talking. With that, here are some of cinema’s most memorable parting words. Leave us something to remember you and your favorite lines by in the comments section. Beware of a few spoilers ahead.

Gone with the Wind

“I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!”

After a vexed Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) leaves willful, manipulative Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) with his parting shot of “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” the southern belle crumples into tears. Then, she feels empowered by the spirit of the plantation back home and is dramatically resolved to try again.