Let’s face it folks, there have been tons of insults in movies and they’ve made us laugh and cringe over the years. The film that contains some of the greatest movie insults of all time for me is probably the 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket – I’m pretty sure that many of you will agree with me about that.
The sergeant in that film gives the troops a really hard time during their military training. I particularly remember one line that goes something like “I’ll gauge out your eyeballs and skull-fuck you”. In the context that he said those words, it was pretty damn funny. If someone told me that in real life I would probably not be laughing at all, but it’s still one of the greatest movie insults of all time.
I was playing around on YouTube tonight and I found a clip containing the 100 greatest movie insults of all time. Coincidentally it’s 10 minutes of clips from tons of films that I’ve come to love over the years. It’s bloody hilarious.
Please note that this clip contains strong language, so you probably should not be cranking up this too loud at work or near your parents. It was posted by Harry Hanrahan on YouTube and has had over 19 million views already
This clip contains insults from Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange, Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood, Toy Story, Casablanca, California Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles, South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit, Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places, The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science, Con Air, True Romance, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front and Gone with the Wind.
Which insult in this collection of the greatest movie insults of all time is your favorite? Feel free to comment on this post and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here. Feel free to share this post with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Also watch this space for regular updates in the Humor and Movies categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.