All of Will Smith's 'Independence Day' One-Liners, Ranked

Will Smith’s breakout role in ‘Independence Day’ is a testament to the actor’s ability to drop a one-liner.


It’s been 20 years since Roland Emmerich devastated the United States in Independence Day, a film which has managed to etch itself irrevocably into pop culture, thanks in large part to its star’s charisma and some special effects that simply refuse to look dated.


Will Smith, who also still looks as good as he did back in 1996, cemented his place as a Hollywood megastar by spinning a script full of one-liners into comedy gold. Not every one of his lines of dialogue is a brilliant quip, but it’s pretty damn close.

Here, for your consideration, are all of Will Smith’s masterfully delivered one-liners. Ranked.

35. “Lock and load.”

34. “Look, no hands.”

33. “I will have to let all my other girlfriends know they can’t come over, postpone a little freaky deaky.”

32. “Woo! Low bridge!”

31. “Mow through! Mow through!”


30. “Don’t get premature on me, soldier. We don’t light up until the fat lady sings.”

29. “Look, I really don’t think they flew ninety billion lightyears to come down here and start a fight, get all rowdy.”

28. “Oops.”

27. “Wait till I get another plane, I’m lining all your friends out right beside you!”

26. “See if you can fly that thing under cover.”

25. “Got your victory dance?”

24. “Y’all take care, alright? Nothing but love for you.”

23. “Ship all banged up! Who’s the man?”

22. “Let’s get low and let’s get fast.”


21. “Got me dragging your heavy ass through the burning desert with your dreadlocks sticking out the back.”

20. “We’re not hit! Stop side seat driving!”

19. “I ain’t heard no fat lady!”


18. “Almost put a hex on the whole damn thing.”

17. “Make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their upright and locked positions.”

16. “Jasmine! Neighbors moving out. Guess they finally got tired of all these quakes. Little shaking, they running.”

15. “Come here. You want to see my clearance?” (reveals his unconscious alien cargo) “Maybe I’ll just leave this here with you.”

14. “He want to impress me, he needs to get a job and stop slobbering all over my shoes.”

13. “Didn’t I promise you fireworks?”

12. “Elvis has left the building!”

11. “We’re going to have to work on our communication.”

10. “Just tell them I hit you.”

9. “You really think you can do all that bullshit you just said?”

8. “You know how I like to make an entrance.”

7. “Hope you got airbags!”

6. “Welcome to Earth.”

5. “I have got to get me one of these!”

4. “I’m just a little anxious to get up there and whoop ETs ass, thats all.”

3. “I could have been at a barbecue!”

2. “Oh no you did not shoot that green shit at me!”

1. “Now, that’s what I call a close encounter.”

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