“Finding Nemo” (2003) was one of Pixar’s breakthrough animations and came out in 2003, which was before Ellen Degeneres became just Ellen. Her sweet, sincerely funny performance as the voice of the cheerfully persevering regal blue tang fish, Dory.
The simple song she sang burst onto the scene as a positive phrase, finding its way onto the senior quotes of high school students, Instagram captions, memes, T-shirts, GIFs… you name it.
"Looks Like Somebody's Got a Case of the Mondays."
The appeal of Mike Judge’s cult-favorite "Office Space" is rooted in its realistic portrayal of the modern workplace. Ron Livingston stars as a corporate drone in a computer software company and Jennifer Anniston as an unhappy waitress.
This proclamation, one of the many grating bits of dialogue is an encapsulation of the profound rage suppression that gives "Office Space" its zing.
"Alright, Alright, Alright."
We've all heard it by now but we didn't know it came from this coming-of-age film that follows a group of unruly teenagers as they celebrate their last day of high school.
"Dazed and Confused" does well to give a precise feel for the 1970s while featuring an ensemble cast but Matthew McConaughey towers over all of them with this as his breakthrough role.
"Mr. Demille, I'm Ready For My Close-Up."
"Sunset Boulevard" is a haunting Hollywood nightmare that is both tremendously evocative and absorbing as a dark comedy. Gloria Swanson plays Norma Desmond, an aging silent film star who simply refuses to accept that her stardom has ended and her vanity leaves reality behind.
She says this now popular phrase when she is finally prepared to bring herself before the camera of famed filmmaker and producer Cecil B. Demille.
"I Just Wanted to Take Another Look at You."
In this retelling of an age-old story, we see both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shine, one is a struggling artist and the other a seasoned musician.
After spending the night together that ends with the two writing the song "Shallow," this is the line that Bradley's character says to her before they part. "A Star Is Born" proves that remakes can be done right.