There's nothing quite like the world of movies for a slick comeback line. While in real life we often find ourselves lost for words at just the wrong moment, characters in films are teeming with sassy retorts and smooth put-downs, usually guaranteed to reduce their opponents to gibbering wrecks, or make themselves look supremely cool. So prime yourself for battle - or simply store up a few killer lines for a rainy day - with a look at our greatest movie comeback and wisecrack lines, below. A one-way ticket to respect...
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"Why should I listen to you, anyway? You're a virgin who can't drive."
- Clueless, 1995
Gone with the Wind
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
- Gone with the Wind, 1939
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
- Dirty Dancing, 1987
"You talkin' to me?"
- Taxi Driver, 1976
She Done Him Wrong
"Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
- She Done Him Wrong, 1933
Danny (seeing her sexy makeover for the first time): "Sandy!"
Sandy: "Tell me about it... stud"
- Grease, 1978
Planet of the Apes
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape."
- Planet of the Apes, 1968
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988
Ed Masry: "What makes you think you can just walk in there and take whatever you want?"
Erin Brockovich:'' "They're called boobs, Ed."
- Erin Brockovich, 2000
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?"
- The Graduate, 1967
When Harry Met Sally
"I'll have what she's having."
- When Harry Met Sally, 1989
The Wizard of Oz
"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
- The Wizard of Oz, 1939
Some Like It Hot
Jerry: "I'm a man!"
Osgood: "Well, nobody's perfect."
- Some Like It Hot, 1959
Thelma & Louise
"You shoot off a guy's head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain't the place you want to get caught."
- Thelma & Louise, 1991
All About Eve
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
- All About Eve, 1950
"Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you've lost. They belong to me now."
Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2003
To Have and Have Not
"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."
- To Have and Have Not, 1944
"We're gonna need a bigger boat."
- Jaws, 1975
"Hasta la vista, baby."
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991
"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."
- Annie Hall, 1977
"Did I mention, my leg is 44" from hip to toe? So basically we are talking about 88" of therapy, wrapped around you for the bargain price of $3000 dollars."
- Pretty Woman, 1990
"I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek."
Sixteen Candles, 1984
The Social Network
''If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook."
- The Social Network, 2010
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"
- Apocalypse Now, 1979