18 of the most memorable speeches from sci-fi and fantasy films

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Dec 15, 2012

It's summer blockbuster season, filled with massive explosions and eye-popping special effects. But never forget that nothing can get the heart pounding or blood pumping better than words—especially when they're in the form of memorable speeches given in some of sci-fi and fantasy's greatest movies.

We've found 18 memorable and often inspiring movie monologues that really hit a nerve with audiences. (We'll leave those TV shows speeches for a future list.)

Check them out below!

V for Vendetta—V's Televised Speech

The revolution will not be televised—or will it? Noted anarchist V (Hugo Weaving) went to the small screen to spread his word to the nation. He wanted the Average Joe to know that they didn't have to bow down to their corrupt government. They didn't have to roll over and die. They could fight back!

Unfortunately, we couldn't find am embeddable clip of this memorable moment, but you can watch it here.

Star Trek II—The lead-up to "Khan!" (Bonus)

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, people seem to only remember Captain Kirk screaming at the top of his lungs. Did he yell, "Khan?" Yes, but there was a reason for his break in sanity. Khan was taunting the man! He was an intergalactic jerk and he knew how to get under Kirk's skin. At this point, Kirk just couldn't take it anymore!