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Child murderer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) faces a kangaroo court in this Fritz Lang ("Metropolis") classic.
The Magnificent Seven
One of the defending seven gunfighters, O'Reilly (Charles Bronson) explains to a village boy what real courage is.
Magnolia
Frank TJ Mackey (Tom Cruise) breaks down completely after reuniting with his hated father on his deathbed.
Magnolia
Successful motivational speaker, Frank TJ Mackey (Tom Cruise), aggressively berates the frustrated-bachelor attendees of his sexist "Seduce and Destroy" seminar
Magnolia
Going out on the beat, upright Los Angeles police officer Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly) encapsules his job in a nutshell: if he's able to help just one person despite all the lousiness in the world, then he's a happy cop.
Magnolia
A mild and caring nurse Phil Parma (Philip Seymour Hoffman) intercedes for his quickly-dying bedridden charge, in an attempt to reach his estranged son.
Magnolia
One of the stranger moments in this strange but brilliant movie. Former TV star, Donnie Smith (William H. Macy) staggers drunkenly and bitterly around a bar.
Magnolia
Linda Partridge (Julianne Moore), beautiful wife of the dying man, married him just for the money, but now, as he lies close to death, she's consumed by a ugly monster named guilt.
Magnolia
Frank TJ Mackey (Tom Cruise) returns to his seminar after a break, but this time his masculine oestrogen-fueled bravado is gone.
Magnolia
Being eaten alive by cancer, the rich Earl Partridge (Jason Robards) speaks his last words to his nurse: regretting all of the sins he committed in his lifetime.
Magnolia
As the tremendously awkward date continues between Claudia (Melora Waters) and him continues, Officer Jim (John C. Reilly) confesses to an earlier moment of shameful incompetence.
Magnolia
Frank TJ Mackey (Tom Cruise) breaks down completely after reuniting with his hated father on his deathbed.
Magnolia
Officer Jim Kurring of the LAPD (John C. Reilly) enlightens us on what being a cop is all about: it's not just your average nine to five.
Magnolia
After nearly every story has to come to an end, Narrator (Ricky Jay) sums up. And so it goes, and so it goes.
Magnolia
The finale of the movie: Officer Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly) returns to the apartment of the woman he loves after their aborted date, confessing the fact he fell in love with her at first sight.
The Majestic
Harry Trimble (Martin Landau) describes the magic that can occur in a movie theater like the Majestic.
Malice
Malicious, scheming yet brilliant doctor Jed (Alec Baldwin) lectures an investigating board about his own character: the famous "God" monologue.
Mallrats
As if the king of all fanboys' writing wasn't represented enough on my site...the unrefined Brodie (Jason Lee) tells a story about his eccentric cousin Walter to open the movie on an interesting note.
The Manchurian Candidate
In a chilling moment, insane Mrs. Iselin (Angela Lansbury) gives her beloved, brainwashed/hypnotized son his orders for an upcoming political convention.
The Manchurian Candidate
Marco (Frank Sinatra) tries to deprogram the brainwashed Communist assassin Shaw, a slave to the Queen of Diamonds. Too little, too late?
Malcolm X
The famous controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader (played here with impressive intensity by Denzel Washington) delivers a speech at a rally.
The Maltese Falcon
The ultimate hardboiled private eye, Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart, second to none) refuses to play the sap for the dark mystery-woman Brigid O'Shaughnessy (Mary Astor), despite whether he loves her or not.
Manhattan
Ike (Woody Allen) tries out several different beginnings for his novel, setting a perfect mood for this wonderful creation.
Man of La Mancha
Storyteller Miguel Cervantes (Peter O'Toole) slowly surrounds himself with his alter-ego, Don Quixote de la Mancha: righter of wrongs, defender of justice.
The Man Who Wasn't There
A man of few words, Ed (Billy Bob Thornton) has never been happy with his life. Now it's almost over and he finds time to reflect on his forgettable existence.
Mars Attacks!
His latest defenses burnt to a crisp by Martian ray-guns, President Dale (Jack Nicholson) tries to negotiate peace with the alien leader (with poor results).
Matewan
Labor leader Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper), in a mining town to organize a strike against the Company, tells a tragic tale from his time in federal prison (for desertion).
The Matrix
At the end of the kung-fu cyberpunk adventure thriller, Neo, having discovered himself, quietly threatens the matrix: their time is over.
The Matrix
Mysterious hacker Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss) gives Neo an enticing look into what the future could hold for him.
The Matrix
Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) tries to convince the tortured Morpheus to give up the ghost: it's "their time."
The Matrix
Filled with contempt for all humans, the dark Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) shares a revelation with rebel leader Morpheus.
The Matrix
Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) tortures the stalwart Morpheus further, trying to squeeze the information he needs out of him.
The Matrix
Enigmatic rebel leader Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) meets with Neo (Keanu Reeves) to ask him if he really wants to know what the Matrix is.
The Matrix Revolutions
In their final (very confusing) battle, the dastardly Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) challenges every Neo believes in.
Mean Creek
Revenge was planned for school bully George (Josh Peck), but now he turns on his would-be tormentors, one-by-one.
Mean Girls
Two monologues from the world of spiteful teenage girls (in this case Cady (Lindsay Lohan) and Gretchen (Lacey Chabert)) locked in struggles for popularity in public high school.
Mean Girls
Another two monologues from the popular movie: one from the queen bee of the "in crowd" (the Plastics) Regina George (Rachel McAdams) and one from her friend-turned-outcast-turned-undoer Janis Ian (Lizzy Caplan).
Meet Joe Black
Before Death literally enters his life and stays awhile, media tycoon William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) addresses his friends at his 65th birthday celebration.
Meet Joe Black
William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) speaks to his beloved daughter about love.
Meet the Parents
Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) rants to a flight attendant about a particular carry-on bag. I wouldn't ask him to bring his seat to an upright position and put his tray table up either.
Memento
Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) is sitting on a bed in a motel room he doesn't recognize, talking on the phone to someone he doesnt know, about the few things that he does remember.
Memento
Nothing can be trusted. Natalie (Carrie-Ann Moss) abuses and manipulates the disabled Leonard (Guy Pearce), playing with his mind, torturing him with mere words.
Memento
As of May 2001, the greatest movie I've seen all year. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) tormented by the past and by the future and by the present, suffers from a lack of any short-term memory. Go see this movie. And if you've already seen it: see it again.
Memento
At the movie's end (or is it the beginning?), Leonard (Guy Pierce), explains a bit of how he sees the world.
Men in Black
Upon the recruiting of a new agent, Zed (Rip Torn) recites the rules and regulations of being in the top-secret galaxy defender league.
Men of Honor
Hard as nails, Billy Sunday (Robert DeNiro), an embittered trainer of Navy divers, challenges Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) at every possible turn. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Men with Brooms
There are some strange athletic activities out there. Curling is one of them. But heck, the Beatles participated in curling in "Help!" Cutter (Paul Gross) attempts to explain the mystique behind his favorite broom-related activity.
The Messenger (2009)
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), recently home from Iraq, tells a traumatic story to his Casualty Notification service superior.
Michael Collins
Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) addresses a crowd with his rebellious speech.
Midnight Express
Realizing that his fate is already set, imprisoned American Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) curses the unfair court. Based on a true story.
Miller's Crossing
Gangster rat Bernie Bernbaum (the amazing John Turturro) pleads for his life, on his knees in the middle of the woods. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Million Dollar Baby
Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) has been fighting and struggling through her entire life, and now more than anything else, she wants to be trained on how to box by Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood).
Million Dollar Baby
Half-blind, fighter-turned-janitor Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris (Morgan Freeman) watches over Maggie's devoted training.
Million Dollar Baby
Her life and dream compromised, Maggie Fitzgerald (Oscar winner Hilary Swank) asks her mentor for a desperate mercy.
Minority Report
Haunted "precog" Agatha (Samantha Morton) shares with John (Tom Cruise) a glimpse of what his son would have been like as a teenager and then as a man. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Miracle on 34th Street
Charles Halloran (William Frawley) warns the Judge on the consequences on ruling that Santa Claus doesn't exist. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Misery
Psychotic trained nurse Anne Wilkes (Oscar winner Kathy Bates) suddenly explodes at her "patient" being held captive at her house of horrors.
Missing
Jack Lemmon was nominated for eight Oscars during his 50 year career. This was his 8th, as he plays Ed Horman, a conservative father trying to find his son in the middle of a political maelstrom.
Moby Dick
Father Mapple (Orson Welles) rants and raves, quotes St.Paul and retells the story of Jonah and the whale.
Modern Times
The Mechanical Salesman (Chester Conklin) praises all the features of this new efficient machine, as it comically tortures the hapless factory worker (Charlie Chaplin). Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Mommie Dearest
The infamous "no wire hangers!" monologue from the mentally and physically abusive Mommie, famous Hollywood actress Joan Crawford (as portrayed by Faye Dunaway in this true story)
Monsieur Lazhar
Two monologues. immigrant Bashir Lazhar (Mohamed Fellag), living in Montreal after a painful past in Algeria, reads a sad parable to his elementary school class. Alice (Sophie Nélisse) reads her essay to the class about the class' own tragedy.
Monster
From the beginning of her horribly troubled life, Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) wanted to be someone special, someone famous, someone who would be remembered.
Monster
Serial killer Aileen Wuornos (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) justifies her homicidal ways to her lover Selby (Christina Rucci).
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Bravely bold Sir Robin (Eric Idle) forth from Camelot. Very much afraid to die, he wishes that his minstrel (Neil Innes) would stop singing about various possible deaths.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Gaston (Eric Idle) gets our attention for a while claiming to have the ultimate answer to the meaning of life (of course he does). Rated R for language.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Those wacky Pythons succeed in finding a solution to destroying the fierce rabbit--the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
Moonlight Mile
Mourning the death of his (secretly former) fiancée Diana, Joe ((Jake Gyllenhaal) shocks a potential date with a blow-by-blow description of what happens after a murder.
Moonlight Mile
Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds himself with the unenviable task of testifying against the man who killed his ex-fiancée. The prosecutor wants him to "bring her back to life" for the jury - but he can't do that.
Moonlight Mile
Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) has been falling desperately in love with Bertie (Ellen Pompeo), but because he's being pulled in so many directions at once by so many people, his behavior has not been exemplary. He writes his letter in apology and mails her 75 copies (a reference to their first meeting).
Moonlight Mile
Jojo Floss (Susan Sarandon), Joe's would-be mother-in-law, encourages Joe to find his own way.
Moonstruck
After a date, Ronny (Nicholas Cage) tries to get Loretta (Cher) to give in to love, even though it's not as wonderful as they said it was.
Moulin Rouge
Defying his father, young poet Christian (Ewan McGregor) joins the dark, fantastical underworld of Moulin Rouge, falling into an ultimately tragic love affair with the club's highest paid star, Satine. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
Before her love -- whose trust she's betrayed -- is about to be convicted of insanity, pretty and tough newspaperwoman Babe (Jean Arthur) jumps up to address the courtroom.
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
The tuba-playing greeting-card-poet Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) finally addresses the court during his sanity hearing: everyone has little thing they do to help them think, he points out.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The poltical optimist Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) encourages an end to apathy and an end to the feeling that nothing can be done about "how things are."
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Senator Smith (James Stewart), a lover of nature and trustee of humanity, finds the inspiration he needs when he looks out the window at the bright lit-up Capital Home
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Having fallen into a depression, Smith needs Saunders (Jean Arthur) and the spirit of a certain Mr. Lincoln to lift him back to his passionate feet.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
He's been standing for hours and hours and speaking thousands of words...but Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) refuses to rest until he can tell everyone this lost cause truth.
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The departed but never forgotten James Stewart, a monologue from his role as Jefferson Smith, delivering a one-man fillibuster on the floor of Congress.
Mrs. Doubtfire
After a nasty divorce and a successful career as an old British woman, Daniel Hillard aka Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams) is now hosting a TV kids show. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Mumford
A man (Loren Dean), who took the name of the town he moved to (Mumford), after giving up his job with the IRS, becomes the town's psychologist. This is his story, as told to Skip (Jason Lee).
The Muppet Movie
Two monologues from Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), the little green singing-and-dancing banjo player with dreams of Hollywood.
Music From Another Room
An obscure Jude Law romantic comedy: Daniel (Mr. Law) speaks on his views on love, having returned to his hometown, believing that his destiny is with a girl he helped deliver into the world when he was five years old.
The Music Man
Con-man "Professor" Harold Hill (Robert Preston) works the small-town crowd into a fervor with two monologues, warning them against the sins their youth may commit and helping them imagine what a brass band could do for their children.
My Best Friend's Wedding
Newspaper editor (Rupert Everett) surprises his employee and friend Jules (Julia Roberts) at a wedding reception.
My Best Friend's Wedding
At exactly the wrong moment (why not? everyone else does it!), Jules (Julia Roberts) reveals her true feelings for her best friend. Not necessarily a good thing.
My Cousin Vinny
Two monologues in one plus another one (3): a look into the precarious, outspoken, hilarious relationship of Vinny (Joe Pesci) and Lisa (Oscar winner Marisa Tomei). Only available upon request. Please reference vinny.html in your email.
My Cousin Vinny
Vinny's girlfriend Lisa (Oscar winning Marisa Tomei) gets in at the last minute to give the most crucial testimony in the whole wacky courtroom comedy. The Judge (Fred Gwynne) is impressed and the crowd goes wild! Only available upon request. Please reference vinny2.html in your email.
My Fair Lady
Prof. Higgins and associate Pickering find themselves in the odd position of negotiating with ne'er-do-well bum Alfred Doolittle (Stanley Holloway)
My Fair Lady
Prof. Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) describes the plan of action to Eliza Doolittle and the potential consequences; the experiment commences.
My Fair Lady
At Ascot Downs, former uncouth flowergirl, now proper lady Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) tells a rather unique story to her upperclass company.
My Life as a Dog
Ingemar (Anton Glanzélius) might have a difficult life with his brother and terminally ill mother...but not as bad as the Russian dog that was sent into space or other individuals.
My Own Private Idaho
Quiet drifter Mike (River Phoenix), obsessed with finding the mother who abandoned him, ponders the empty, infinite stretch of road in front of him.
Mystery, Alaska
After amateur hockey player Skank Martin (Ron Eldard) has sex with the small town Mayors wife, guilt overwhelms him (as well it might) and he apologizes.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) explains what the deal is with the pale doofus orbiting the earth with his cute robots.
Naked
Johnny (David Thewlis), a cynical, brilliant, hopeless, and dangerous drifter has been invited into a bank by a lonely security guard for a discussion on the apocalypse (among other things).
Naked Lunch
In this William Burroughs' adaptation/interpretation, Bill Lee (Peter Weller) tells a story about...well, there's not really a good way to explain this one. Disturbing as hell (but that's Burroughs for you). Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Narc
In the middle of a murder investiation, haunted police detective Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) lets some of his ghosts out to play (with his mind).
National Lampoon's Vacation
With his family complaining and wanting to go home, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) explodes.
Natural Born Killers: The Directors Cut
Denis Leary, playing himself, launches into one his famous lightning-fast tirades on the depicted fictional serial killers.
Network
The "mad prophet of the air-waves," deranged Howard Beale (Peter Finch) encourages the ultimate end-all philosophy: he's as mad as hell and he's not going to take this anymore!
Network
Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway, in the role that won her an Oscar) rants and raves to her fellow workers in a network and a world steeped in chaos.
Network
Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty) describes the how the modern world now works to aging, struggling Howard Beale, in a network of pure chaos.
Network
After his confession, Max's long-suffering wife Louise (Beatrice Straight) berates him for his unfaithfulness and "love" for Diana in this famous monologue.
Network
AFter his confession and her reaction, Max Schumacher (William Holden) tells his wife about Diana's soul-less, amoral, and heartless feelings.
Network
The chairman of sleazy tabloid-TV network UBS, Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty), moves in to "convert" Howard Beale (Peter Finch) to sell the values of corporate culture on air. Here near the end of the film, Jensen predicts the future of a corporate world, both fascinating and horrifying.
Network
Beale, far gone by this point, bites the hand that feeds him to the point where he loses unconsciousness.
Never Been Kissed
Three monologues from journalist Josie (Drew Barrymore), on assignment at her old high school, attempting to repair her own scarred teen psyche; she was a total geek her first time-around. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
A Night at the Opera
In the guise of a famous airman at a press conference, Fiorello (Chico Marx) tells a ridiculous story of how they crossed the Atlantic. Probably the Bros. best.
A Night at the Opera
Wisecracker Otis P. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) opens the opera season from his stolen balcony--in his stolen suit and using his stolen tickets.
Night of the Hunter
Under a friendly guise, warped murderer Rev.Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) tells the story of right hand-left hand..with "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles.
Night of the Living Dead
It didn't take very long for Ben (Duane Jones) to realize something was very wrong on the day the dead refused to stay dead.
Night on Earth
Anonymous taxi driver from Rome (Roberto Benigni) confesses to all his creative sins to a priest who might be looking for a way out.
Nine to Five
Sexually-harassed Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton) turns the tables on her slimeball boss. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Nixon
After her husband bitterly loses the race for the Californian governorship, Pat Nixon (Oscar nominee Joan Allen) threatens divorce.
No Country for Old Men
Two monologues from the great Tommy Lee Jones as Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, a stoic, exhausted Texas sheriff in this Coen Brothers adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel.
Norma Rae
Reuben Warshowsky (Ron Leibman) speaks to a meeting of poor, unorganized, un-unionized mill workers in the deep South. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
The Notebook
Mere days before she will say "I do" to her fiance, Allie (Rachel McAdams) confronts Noah (Ryan Gosling) after several years of being separated (not by their own choice).
Notting Hill
World-famous Hollywood actress Anna (Julia Roberts) reveals her vulnerability when participating in a friendly dinner-table competition for the last brownie.
Nuts
Facing commitment, Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) is on trial for manslaughter. She has been put on the stand, and has just been asked the question "Do you love your mother?"
"O"
Everything has been taken from Odin (Mekhi Phifer) and he literally has no way out. He begs those witnesses to tell the true story of what happened to him.
"O"
Paying for his sins, Hugo (Josh Hartnett) contemplates his actions and, subsequently, concludes the film.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
A Blind Seer (Lee Weaver) forecasts the path the three stumblebum escaped convicts will take.
October Sky
Homer Hickham (Jake Gyllenhaal) corrects his father (Chris Cooper) on who his personal hero is.
Office Space
Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) discusses the injustices of the cubicle-centric working world and his plan to get revenge. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
Oklahoma
Mean-spirited Jud Fry (Rod Steiger) makes a last ditch effort to show Laurey (Shirley Jones) that he really does care, but proves himself to be a tad difficult with rejection. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.
The Old Dark House
A much younger Gloria Stuart (Old Rose from "Titanic") is terrorized by a obsessive, malevolent Rebecca Femm (Eva Moore) while trapped by a storm at an...you guessed it...old dark house.
Old School
Ageless frat-boy and prolific streaker Frank [the Tank] (Will Ferrell) doesn't get a lot out of his appointment with a therapist.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
McMurphy (Jack, just 'Jack') introduces himself to the head doctor of the institution in which he's been committed, talking about what landed him in this place.
One Hour Photo
Let no one say that the lonely and quietly dangerous Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) does not take his job developing photos at the Sav-Mart seriously. Only available upon request. Please reference onehour.html in your email.
One Hour Photo
Miserable sociopath Sy Parrish (Robin Williams) explains the motivation behind his malicious acts toward the Yorkin family. Only available upon request. Please reference onehour2.html in your email.
On The Waterfront
Marlon Brando holds the distinction of being in some of the greatest movies in history. Here, as Terry Malloy, he delivers some of his most-famous lines.
On the Waterfront
Father Barry (Karl Malden, in an Oscar nominated role), stands up to the untouchable mob by posthumously speaking for a murdered worker on the docks.
Open Range
Former gunslinger Charley Waites (Kevin Costner) reflects on his lost past.
The Opposite of Sex
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be offended. Gay high school teacher Bill (Martin Donovan) lectures his brother Jason (Johnny Galecki), while tugging on his nipple ring.
The Opposite of Sex
Cynical and definitely not politically-correct, 16-year-old Dedee Truitt (Christina Ricci) abandons her unique pseudo-family.
Ordinary People
The Jarrett family struggles to stay together and sane after one of their two sons dies in an accident. Here, the mother Beth (Mary Tyler Moore) finds her husband Calvin (Donald Sutherland) crying at the dining room table.
Other People's Money
Lawrence Garfield (Danny DeVito), a corporate raider, threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. Here, the "pop" Andrew Jorgenson (Gregory Peck) and Garfield address the shareholders. Two monologues.
The Others
At the film's finale, Grace (Nicole Kidman) holds her children close, thinking about the past and the future.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Hell bent on revenge, Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) forms a peaceful union with Comanche warrior Ten Bears (Will Sampson).
Out of Africa
In this monologue that opens the film, an elderly Karin Blixen (Meryl Streep) (a character based on writer Isak Denisen) sets up the story of her time in Africa, and her greatest love.
The Out-of-Towners
A couple from Ohio visiting NYC: Nancy Clark (Goldie Hawn) tells off the police officer that won't let her use the office phone; Henry Clark (Steve Martin) tells off the receptionist that tells him he's to late for his job interview.
The Outsiders
Johnny Cade (Ralph Macchio) writes his last words to his best friend Ponyboy as he lies, mortally wounded, in the hospital: a truly moving cinematic moment.
The Ox-Bow Incident
In the aftermath of a horrible injustice, loner Carter (Henry Fonda) reads the poignant: a beautifully-written indictment of mob mentality and lawlessness. Only available upon request. Please email me for this monologue.

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