31 of the Best Movie Monologues

31 of the Best Movie Monologues

Like, you know, screenwriting in general, there’s an art to a perfect movie monologue. Back when a tight 90 minutes was the standard, you couldn’t waste time on a five-minute speech unless it was truly riveting. In the era of afternoon-long blockbusters, it’s even more important to keep the audience engaged, lest you invite angry, hyperglycemic viewers to riot in comment sections across the internet.

With that in mind, redditor BurningAndFrozen recently asked r/movies, “What’s your favorite monologue from a movie?” Their choice was Salieri comparing Mozart’s music to “hearing the voice of God” in Amadeus, which does indeed whip. Others brought up the classic soliloquies we all know and quote as well as some lesser-appreciated ones that will nevertheless be shared all over social media when the actor who delivered them dies.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Great Dictator

Blade Runner

Glengarry Glen Ross

Pulp Fiction

The Goonies


Good Will Hunting


The Matrix



The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Dr. Strangelove

V for Vendetta

The Shawshank Redemption


The Godfather

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery


True Romance

Rocky VI

25th Hour

Henry V

Everything Everywhere All At Once


Hidden Figures

Requiem for a Dream

Team America: World Police

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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