10 Movies That Created Endless Memes

8. The Wolf Of Wall Street

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Whether it tops Goodfellas, Raging Bull or The Departed in terms of quality is the subject of animated debate, but 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street is undoubtedly director Martin Scorsese's most debauched enterprise to date.

With the litany of depraved imagery and one-liners offered by the Leonardo DiCaprio-led cinematic Bacchanalia, meme creators were always going to have a field day with this one.

While Leo laughing maniacally in the face of FBI agents (shoutout to his other infamous laughing meme from 2012's Django Unchained), the image of him biting his fist or Donny drunkenly shuffling/dancing/flailing about in various sequences have all featured heavily in a meme based context, arguably The Wolf of Wall Street's most famous meme comes from the movie's standout cameo appearance.

"Those are rookie numbers" is a prominent internet meme, normally used in reference to substandard performances. The line is uttered by Matthew McConaughey's Mark Hanna, as he urges DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort to masturbate on a more frequent basis. The man himself "jerks off at least twice a day" in order to maintain his mental edge and focus in the dog-eat-dog atmosphere that one can usually find on a Wall Street trading exchange - entirely normal topic of conversation for dinner at a posh restaurant, obviously.

Table manners be damned, this meme - and many other Wolfie inspired ones with it - lives on.

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