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Take a trip through cinematic history with these totally accurate titular movie lines

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The best movie lines resound through cinematic history. They sum up a character’s development, the purpose of a story, or make a scene instantly memorable. Some, by referring to their film’s title, encapsulate their movie in an instant. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown,” plays in the head of viewers every time the movie’s mentioned. Vincent D’Onofrio holding his rifle in an empty bathroom, robotically speaking Full Metal Jacket’s name, is shorthand for the movie’s portrayal of military dehumanization.

A new Twitter account called Titular Lines has dedicated itself to collecting every (100 percent legitimate) instance of a film’s name being spoken aloud, creating an ever-growing library of the best examples.

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Once again, it’s completely accurate. If you don’t remember these lines, it’s your own shitty memory’s fault.

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The account is Dad Joke central for the most part, full of beautiful groaners. Luckily, it’s not entirely one-note. There are a handful that lean into a hazy absurdity:

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And others that make pleasantly specific music references:

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It’s a great service, enshrining film history in the everlasting halls of social media for future generations to admire. Check it out yourself for more chances to be overcome with completely real memories of your favorite movies.

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Reid McCarter

Contributor, The A.V. Club. Reid's a writer and editor who has appeared at GQ, Playboy, and Paste. He also co-created and writes for videogame sites Bullet Points Monthly and Digital Love Child.