Watch a compilation of the classic ‘If I told you, I’d have to kill you’ line in cinema

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What’s the one horrible cliche more prevalent in movies than Jerry Bruckheimer? If we told you, then we’d probably have to cover our ears when you scream, “Duhhh!”

Despite that, someone recently posted a montage honoring the ‘If-told-you-I’d-have-to-kill-you’ line featured in more than 20 years of movie making. Some of the examples even date back to well before Top Gun pilots Iceman and Maverick began their torrid love affair.

The use of the line, like Rowan Atkinson’s delivery, is often funny. In other instances, it can be down-right chilling, like as when Mandy Moore or President Obama say it. You be the judge: