Movies and TV shows have been inspiring memes ever since memes became a thing. Whether it’s a snapshot of a character’s hilarious facial expression, an immortal line that’s been appropriated for uses in other contexts or simply a classic scene boiled down to a GIF, you can be sure that it’ll quickly go viral.
Take the 1999 sci-fi adventure The Matrix, for instance. Lawrence Fishburne never actually uttered the phrase, “What if I told you…,” but his character Morpheus’ revelatory messages still inspired an entire series of mind-blowing memes.
20. “One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor” – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Before Sean Bean’s Boromir departed Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, he delivered the legendary line, “One does not simply walk into Mordor.” It’s since been used to describe any number of difficult tasks.