There's something so satisfying about watching two characters rip each other apart on film. The best burns in movies are often phrases you wish you could say, but you'd never have the guts to utter in real life. Instead, you can just sit back and watch two characters insult each other while chuckling quietly to yourself and wishing you could be that witty.
Yes, a well-timed cinematic put-down is somehow incredibly satisfying. That's probably why there are so many amazing insults to be found in movie history. From family films like Toy Story to adult comedies like Step Brothers, take a look below at the best movie insults and vote up the vicious burns you'll never forget.
“It looks to me like the best part of you ran down the crack of your momma’s [butt] and ended up as a brown stain on the mattress!”
Full Metal Jacket
"I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon."
The Princess Bride
"I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
"You got to be a stupid motherf****r to get fired on your day off.”
"I like your outfit, too, except when I dress up as a frigid b*tch, I try not to look so constipated."
"It looks awful." "That's because it's on you, dear."
“You know what, mom? You know what I’m going to get you next Christmas? A big wooden cross, so every time you feel unappreciated for all your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it.”
A Fish Called Wanda
"If I wanted a joke, I'd follow you into the john and watch you take a leak."
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
“Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?”
The Breakfast Club
"You are a sad, strange little man."
"You are literally too stupid to insult."
"Were you always this stupid or did you take lessons?"
The Long Kiss Goodnight
"Look up 'idiot' in the dictionary. You know what you'll find?" "A picture of me?" "No, the definition of the word idiot, which you f***ing are!"
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
"You're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor, and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick."
The Witches of Eastwick
Bridget Jones' Diary
"You're not a doctor. You're a big fat curly headed f***."
“I don’t like your jerk-off name. I don’t like your jerk-off face. I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you, jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?”
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
“You are nothing! If you were in my toilet I wouldn’t bother flushing it. My bath mat means more to me than you.”
Swimming With Sharks