Manuel here. In a lot of people’s minds, a great screenplay requires at least one quotable line. Look no further than the poster for the 2006 awards which celebrated great lines from Academy Award winning films. Lines like "Rosebud", "Show me the money!" and "I coulda been a contender" — or more recently, "You know what's cooler than a million dollars?" and "Argofuckyourself" — immediately remind you of the film's in question, functioning as helpful shorthand. A good line is sometimes all you need. And so, since we know TFE readers love themselves a list, we had to rank the 10 films nominated for screenplay categories in order of quotability:
10. Ex Machina
Is there such a thing as "visually" quotable? Because that's certainly the case here.
9. Bridge of Spies
The one truly iconic catchphrase in these screenplays but otherwise, not much else, no?
News of that TV spinoff means more vintage banter!
7. Spotlight and more after the jump...