This movie has at least two of the most classic lines in movie history.
The first is by Bill Paxton’s character, Hudson, right after their first escape plan goes horribly wrong:
I used to have the audio clip of this as an icon on my Windows 3 desktop. When a later version allowed for it, I used it as part of my shutdown sequence.
The second is this short and powerful line by Sigourney Weaver’s character, Ripley, when she decides to take on the Alien Queen:
If those aren’t enough, here’s a highlight clip for the entire movie:
A genuine classic.
I want ice water.