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23 Reasons Why "The Princess Bride" Is The Most Important Movie In Your Life

Because you can recite the whole thing front to back, basically.

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1. Because everybody — EVERYBODY — knows this line, even if you haven't seen the movie.

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2. Because this license plate was spotted out in the wild.

"So you were probably playing cards, and he cheated..."

3. Because Fezzik taught you the meaning of sportsmanship.

Fezzik: We face each other as God intended, sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons...skill against skill alone.

Westley: You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?

4. And he was an absolute master of sass.

Humperdinck: Surrender.

Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.

5. Because you probably say this line every time you start to explain something.

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6. Because Westley was just smooth AF.

Westley: There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.

7. And when Westley, Inigo, and Fezzik finally work together, they get shit DONE.

Westley: Give us the gate key.

Yellin: I have no gate key.

Inigo: Fezzik, tear his arms off.

Yellin: Oh, you mean this gate key.

8. So you know that this is now the safest neighborhood in the world.

9. Because the pre-fight banter was always on point.

Inigo: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.

Westley: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

10. And the pre-pre-fight banter was even better.

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Inigo: I have got some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help as I am only waiting around to kill you.

Westley: That does put a damper on our relationship.

11. Because hilarious moments like this...

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Max: Now beat it or I'll call the Brute Squad.

Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad.

Max: You ARE the Brute Squad!

12. ...lead to moments IRL like this.

13. Because we got to see Christopher Guest play his most evil role ever.

14. Because the movie led to this, the greatest Duck Army reference ever.

15. Because unlike Humperdinck, you know exactly what "to the pain" means.

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16. Because every single time you hear the word "inconceivable," you immediately think this.

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17. Because thanks to The Princess Bride, we're now well aware that ROUSes exist.

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18. Because nobody can avoid this reference.

19. Or this one.

Professor: No buts, and I mean it.

Bubbles: Does anybody want a peanut?

20. And even fictional characters are big fans.

21. Because the movie is so damn romantic that this artist styled the perfect Princess Bride wedding.

BOTTLE OF WITS.

22. Because you can basically HEAR this post.

23. And finally, because EVERYONE knows that this really means, "I love you."

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