There’s a whole host of hilarious movies about the military, the reason they are funny is that they hit so close to home with the reality of life in the military. That’s what makes life in the military interesting, the wonderful sense of humor that accompanies warriors even after they leave the service. Here are the Top 5 Funniest Military Movie Quotes
1. Inglourious Basterds- After Lt. Aldo Rain played by Brad Pitt kills a German soldier in his custody at the end of the movie.
Colonel Hans Landa: “You’ll be shot for this!”
Lt. Aldo Raine: “Nah, I don’t think so. More like chewed out, I been chewed out before.”
Despite what TV tells you, things don’t always go to court-martial, most of the time we just get yelled at.
2. Forrest Gump- Recounting where he was hit, to President Johnson.
Lyndon B. Johnson: “I understand you were wounded, where were you hit?”
Forrest Gump: “In the buttocks sir.”
Forrest then proceeds to drop trow and bend over showing the president his ass.
3. Major Payne-Receiving his discharge papers from General Decker
Major Payne: “Gotta be somebody need some killin”
General Decker: “I’m sorry Major, you’ve killed them all.”
When you’re so good at your job you put yourself out of a job…after wars are over, folks don’t seem to want warriors anymore.
4. Sgt. Bilko- Played by Steve Martin, about his work ethic
Sgt Bilko: “All I ever wanted was an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work”
Truly, folks in the military spend a lot of time waiting around to do something. If waiting was working John Henry wouldn’t have anything on service members.
5. Down Periscope: Referencing Tom Dodge’s ummmm “character”.
Rear Admiral Yancy Graham: “Now, call me a prude if you want, but I don’t think it’s good policy for the Navy to hand over a billion-dollar piece of equipment to a man who has “Welcome Aboard” tattooed on his penis.”
There is something odd about the dumb things that happen in the confines of military service, can’t say we’ve seen this, but we’ve heard of equally…interesting shenanigans if you will.