Movie Tag Line Makeover

No, this is not a review. Today I decided to have some frivolous fun and try to come up with new tag lines for a variety of films. Most of my proposed lines are original, but some are bits of dialogue that I think could have been used quite nicely. (The line in quotation marks next to the title is the tag line that was actually used.)


Warrior “Family is worth fighting for.”

  • Brother against brother.
  • The will to fight is in your blood.
  • Blood. Brothers.
  • Broken bones and a broken home, but not broken.
  • What happens when losing is not an option?
  • Let’s go to war.
  • What’s left when it’s over?
  • What would you fight for?
  • You should see the other guy.
  • Who’s the toughest kid in the neighborhood?

Step Brothers

Step Brothers “They grow up so fast.”

  • I got dibs on top-bunk.
  • Grown men will be boys.
  • He started it.
  • Two grown men, one room.
  • You better not touch my stuff.
  • Mom, why are you doing this to me?
  • When ‘I do’ leads to two don’ts.
  • There’s a reason it’s not called “step” brotherly love.
  • This would be totally inappropriate if they were related.
  • There are going to be so many activities.


Zombieland “Nut up or shut up.”

  • The fatties are the first to go.
  • Don’t forget the double-tap.
  • Do you have the guts to survive?
  • Gotta enjoy the little things.
  • More blood than you can shake a severed arm at.
  • Doesn’t play well with others.
  • I haven’t cried like that since Titanic.
  • You think this Twinkie’s still good?
  • Don’t forget the Purell.
  • Half alive. Half dead. No one to trust.

The Departed

The Departed “Cops or Criminals. When you’re facing a loaded gun what’s the difference?

  • Once you’re inside, can you make it out?
  • How do you smell a rat?
  • We’re all on our way out.
  • Everybody pays in the end.
  • Who’s telling the truth and who’s living a lie?
  • You ever get that feeling that things just aren’t quite right?
  • A man makes his own way.
  • Could you be a different guy every other day?
  • Who’s on whose side?
  • Heavy lies the crown.


Cars “The All-New 2006”

  • When’s the last time you took a drive?
  • Put the car before the horse.
  • Speed, flash, and gas.
  • Remember to stop for directions.
  • Don’t forget to wipe your mud flaps.
  • Take the scenic route.
  • Most people would give their left lug nut to see it.
  • Check under our hood.
  • Don’t blow a gasket.
  • Do a burnout.

black swan

Black Swan (No main copy line found)

  • What happens when you lose control?
  • Every little girl wants to be a ballerina. This might change your mind.
  • Grace, beauty, and madness.
  • Ballet is beautiful, right?
  • I just want to be perfect.
  • There’s a fine line between dedication and obsession.
  • This is your moment.
  • As plain as black and white.
  • Can you get out of your own way?
  • How do you fight the devil inside?

toy story

Toy Story 3 “No toy gets left behind.”

  • Last one out of the sand box buys new batteries.
  • Everyone grows up, sort of.
  • Will you play with me?
  • Don’t forget the reset button.
  • Recess doesn’t last forever.
  • What was your first toy?
  • How many toys does it take to escape from day care?
  • I don’t think those were Lincoln Logs…
  • The voices are coming from inside the toy box.
  • I hear it’s nice in the attic this time of year.



Contraband “What would you hide to protect your family?”

  • It’s only illegal if you get caught.
  • How fast can you run?
  • Are you ever really out?
  • If you run, you better be able to hide.
  • There’s right, there’s wrong, and then there’s this.
  • Takes money to make money.
  • What’s your criminal record?
  • Where do you hide $15 million?
  • You know the rules, right?
  • Crossing borders and crossing lines.

Project x

Project X “The Party You’ve Only Dreamed About.”

  • The greatest party you’ll never remember.
  • What’s the worst that could happen?
  • Best. Birthday. Ever.
  • Who’s your plus 1?
  • There goes the neighborhood.
  • Who’s the loser now?
  • Make sure you wear something tight.
  • Don’t worry about it, you can’t even tell.
  • Game-changer.
  • Quick, it’s the cops!

Capt America

Captain America: The First Avenger “When patriots become heroes.”

  • Made in America.
  • The underdog works harder.
  • Courage changes people.
  • Heart, not muscle, gives you the strength to fight.
  • Giving up was never an option.
  • Every army begins with one man.
  • If you start running, it’s tough to stop.
  • Find your inner hero
  • Super-humans are still human.
  • The first All-American.

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