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The 25 Best One-Liners in Action Movies

3. “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

Courtesy of: Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Predator (1987)

What, you thought Arnold Schwarzenegger would be afraid of a chiseled, dreadlock-rocking alien that cloaks itself in invisibility? Fuck out of here with that Nancy-boy mess.

In director John McTiernan’s macho, hardcore sci-fi classic Predator, Schwarzenegger, as fearless leader Dutch, is able to (momentarily) calm his shell-shocked men down with the matter-of-fact assessment, “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” And since the Predator does in fact emit the red liquid, Dutch isn’t about to back down to no otherworldly Rastafarian killing machine.

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