There are lots of movies out there we don’t remember. Some of them are great but didn’t get the box office credit they deserve, while others were intentionally hidden from the public eye after giving millions of children lifelong night terrors after witnessing one single holiday premiere. Either way, these movies contain underappreciated meme material. Here are three of our favorite obscure movies great for memes you might not have heard of.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
This movie is a classic romantic comedy only a few film enthusiasts will likely remember. It follows Katharine Hepburn’s unstable character abducting a man on his wedding day and using a live leopard named “Baby” to win him over. This is not an effective strategy. Bringing Up Baby is incredibly underrated due to its age, but the jokes it contains are timeless and leave nearly unlimited potential for meme formats.
It has quotable lines that range from wholesome to irreverent to as insulting as they can get for a 1930s audience, and sometimes they can be all at once. Take, for example, one of Cary Grant’s best lines, “In moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you, but … there haven’t been any quiet moments.” Many scenes from this movie can also make great memes, especially because they involve characters blindly ignoring the actual live leopard in the background.
Office Space (1999)
Office Space is a movie that isn’t particularly well-known, but gives a viewing experience much like The Office. A dark comedy starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston and more, this film follows the lives of office workers whose lives spiral out of control as they give up entirely on work and wind up overthrowing the company. The movie itself never gained popularity despite great reviews, but one of the internet’s earliest memes, That Would Be Great, came from this movie, as well as Case of the Mondays and I Believe You Have My Stapler.
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