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Film lines that stayed the distance

The lines "Bond, James Bond" and "He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy" feature in a shortlist of favourite film quotes.

Radio Times launched the poll, with utterances from Sean Connery in Dr No, the mother of Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian and Humphrey Bogart's "Here's looking at you, kid" from Casablanca among those competing for the top spot.

"ET phone home" from ET, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" from Gone With The Wind and "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" from The Italian Job also feature.

Others on the list include "I'll have what she's having" from When Harry Met Sally and "May the Force be with you" from Star Wars.

Film journalist and broadcaster Barry Norman said of the list: "For me the power of words in films is just as great as that of visual images and helps to stamp the movie in my memory. And certain lines have a potent effect on me, however many times I hear them.

"Jenny Agutter's 'Daddy! My Daddy!' at the end of The Railway Children always brings a tear to my eyes. Sometimes the best lines from the movies go into the language in the sense that we use them - misquoted or not - in everyday conversation, often without even remembering where they came from."

The shortlist of 50 quotes was compiled by Radio Times staff to mark the release of the Radio Times Guide To Films 2015.

Readers can vote for their favourite from the list or choose one of their own at www.radiotimes.com/filmquotes.

:: Radio Times 50 Greatest Films Quote Shortlist (in no particular order)

"All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain." Roy Batty/Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner (1982)

"Bond. James Bond." Sean Connery in Dr No (1962)

"A boy's best friend is his mother." Norman Bates/Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)

"Daddy! My Daddy!" Bobbie Waterbury/Jenny Agutter in The Railway Children (1970)

"ET phone home." Gertie/Drew Barrymore in ET the Extra-terrestrial (1982)

"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" Margo Channing/Bette Davis in All about Eve (1950)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" Rhett Butler/Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939)

"Get busy living, or get busy dying." Andy Dufresne/Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

"Go ahead, make my day." Harry Callaghan/Clint Eastwood in Sudden Impact (1983)

"Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" Ollie/Oliver Hardy in Sons of the Desert (1933)

"Here's looking at you, kid." Rick Blaine/Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca (1942)

"He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!" The mother of Brian, a ratbag/Terry Jones in Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

"I am Spartacus." The crowd in Spartacus (1960)

"I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti." Hannibal Lecter/Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody." Terry Molloy/Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)

"I see dead people." Cole Sear/Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999)

"I want to be alone." Grusinskaya/Greta Garbo in Grand Hotel (1932)

"I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson in Taken (2008)

"I wish I knew how to quit you." Jack Twist/Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"If you build it, he will come." Shoeless Joe Jackson/Ray Liotta in Field of Dreams (1989)

"I'll be back." Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984)

"I'll have what she's having." Older woman customer/Estelle Reiner in When Harry Met Sally (1989)

"I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her." Anna Scott/Julia Roberts in Notting Hill (1999)

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna to take this anymore!" Howard Beale/Peter Finch in Network (1976)

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Don Corleone/Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

"I'm ready for my close-up." Norma Desmond/Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd (1950)

"In case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!" Truman Burbank/Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998)

"In Switzerland they had brotherly love - and 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." Harry Lime/Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)

"Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me!" Julius Caesar/Kenneth Williams in Carry On Cleo (1964)

"It was beauty killed the beast." Carl Denham/Robert Armstrong in King Kong (1933)

"Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get." Mrs Gump/Sally Field in Forrest Gump (1994)

"May the Force be with you." Han Solo/Harrison Ford in Star Wars (1977)

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Johnny Castle/Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing (1987)

"Nobody's perfect." Osgood E Fielding III/Joe E Brown in Some Like It Hot (1959)

"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." Charlotte Vale/Bette Davis in Now, Voyager (1942)

"Rosebud." Charles Foster Kane/Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)

"Say hello to my little friend." Tony Montana/Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

"That was the most fun I've ever had without laughing." Alvy Singer/Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977)

"That's the way it crumbles, cookie-wise." CC Baxter/Jack Lemmon in The Apartment (1960)

"To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!" Wanda/Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"To infinity... and beyond." Buzz Lightyear/Tim Allen in Toy Story (1995)

"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Dorothy/Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now!" Withnail/Richard E Grant in Withnail & I (1986)

"Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today." Phil Connors/Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993)

"You can't fool me. There ain't no Sanity Clause!" Fiorello/Chico Marx in A Night at the Opera (1945)

"You had me at hello." Dorothy Boyd/Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." Slim/Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not (1944)

"You talkin' to me?" Travis Bickle/Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Brody/Roy Scheider in Jaws (1975)

"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" Charlie Croker/Michael Caine in The Italian Job (1969)

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