The 1987 Stanley Kubrick masterpiece Full Metal Jacket is one of the movies that inspired me to join the Marine Corps when I first saw it in the fall of 1999. I was in college and was most decidedly not enjoying myself. I needed a break and a change of scenery. Full Metal Jacket, in no uncertain terms, inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and make the change I desperately longed for.

I first watched Full Metal Jacket with my then-girlfriend and was immediately awestruck. This Marine Corps Boot Camp thing was incredible. It was raw, unedited, and difficult; I loved every bit of it. I thought to myself that night that I didn’t know what job I wanted once I was in the Corps, but I definitely had to see if I was tough enough to make it through this. Fast forward a couple of months to February 2000, and there I was personally experiencing my very own Full Metal Jacket in full 4D/HD clarity.

Full Metal Jacket‘ Quotes of the Century!

Despite its increasingly dark nature, as it unfolds, Full Metal Jacket is one of the funniest and most quotable movies I’ve ever watched. For me, these are the Top 15 most iconic quotes of the movie (in no particular order).

Full Metal Jacket Quotes
Sergeant Hartman from Full Metal Jacket (Warner Brothers Pictures)

1 | Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

“That’s enough! Get on your feet. Pvt. Pyle you had best square your ass away and start sh-tting me Tiffany cufflinks or I will definitely f-ck you up!”

2 | Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

“I bet you’re the kind of guy that would f-ck a person in the ass and not even have the g-ddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I’ll be watching you.”

3 | Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

“Bullsh-t. It looks to me like the best part of you ran down the crack of your mama’s ass and ended up as a brown stain on the mattress. I think you’ve been cheated!”

4 | Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

“Are you quitting on me? Well, are you? Then quit, you slimy f-cking walrus-looking piece of sh-t! Get the f-ck off of my obstacle! Get the f-ck down off of my obstacle! NOW! MOVE IT! Or I’m going to rip your balls off, so you cannot contaminate the rest of the world.”

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Scene from Full Metal Jacket. (Task and Purpose)

5 | Gunnery Sgt. Hartman

“What is your major malfunction numbnuts? Didn’t mommy and daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?”