13 Movies That Inspired Hilarious Internet Memes


The memes that populate reddit and tumblr can pop up from anywhere, but movies are especially a good breeding ground for inside jokes.

We dug down to the depths of Know Your Meme to find the best movie-inspired memes and a little history behind where they came from.

1. "The Matrix"

The Memes: "What If I Told You..."

Origin: Morpheus never actually says "What if I told you," but the images come from this scene.


2 ."The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

The Memes: "One Does Not Simply..."

Origin: This is based on a direct quote from the Council of Elrond scene.


3. "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

The Meme: Condescending Wonka

Origin: The image comes from the Everlasting Gobstopper scene.


4. "The Big Lebowski"

The Meme: "Am I The Only One Around Here"

Origin: This is straight from Walter's "Over the Line" speech.


5. "Downfall"

The Meme: Hitler Rants About Everything

Origin: Internet people took this scene from "Downfall" and subbed in whatever they wanted to be mad about.


6. "Superbad"

The Meme: "F--k Me, Right?"

Origin: The image of Jonah Hill and the quote actually come from two different parts of the movie.

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7. "Inception"

The Memes: Conversation With Cillian Murphy

Origin: The conversation in the hotel bar about inception has spurred several memes, including "We Need To Go Deeper" and generally confused conversations.


8. "Return of the Jedi"

The Meme: "It's A Trap"

Origin: During the final assault in the second Death Star, Admiral Ackbar has a realization.


9. "Toy Story 2"

The Meme: "X, X Everywhere"

Origin: The meme isn't said, but the image comes from Buzz's conversation about heading "hot schmoes."


10. "Vampire's Kiss"

The Meme: "You Don't Say"

Origin: The meme uses a drawing based on the face Nic Cages makes in this scene.


11. "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"

The Meme: Conspiracy Keanu

Origin: The snapshot comes from the scene where Bill and Ted are trying to flee medieval times. Know Your Meme credits Vulture with sparking the meme.


12. "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

The Meme: "That Escalated Quickly"

Origin: This is how Ron starts his analysis of the newsman fight.


13. "Dodgeball"

The Meme: "Bold Move Cotton"

Origin: The line Jason Bateman says as the color commenter is actually "Bold strategy, Cotton."