The 50 funniest movie one-liners

And how to use them in real life!

I say, I say, I say, did you hear the one about the list of movie one-liners that didnt include anything from the Marx Brothers? Not even, I never forget a face but in your case Ill make an exception. But then again, the entire 50 could comprise Groucho quotes, so lets just accept that this is the next 50, and every one is Grade A zinger. Even better, they can all be dropped into conversation at appropriate moments to make you sound like a towering wit of Stephen Fry proportions.

50. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

The One-Liner: "I'm going to find it and I'm going to destroy it. I don't know how yet. Possibly with dynamite." Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) gives a press conference outlining his plans to get revenge on the jaguar shark that killed his friend.

Use In Real Life: At the beginning of a good night out.

49. The Blues Brothers (1980)

The One-Liner: "I took the liberty of bullshitting you." Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) admits he hasn't been entirely telling the truth while brother Jake (John Belushi) was in prison.

Use In Real Life: When you're caught in a lie that you need to wriggle out of.

48. The Sure Thing (1985)

The One-Liner: "How would you like to have a sexual encounter so intense it could conceivably change your political views?" Walter 'Gib' Gibson (John Cusack) tries out his latest chat-up line.

Use In Real Life: One to throw in just to check your date is listening.

47. Blazing Saddles (1974)

The One-Liner: "Excuse me while I whip this out." Bart (Cleavon Little) shocks the townsfolk by reaching into his pants only to pull out a piece of paper.

Use In Real Life: When you need to give fair warning about well, anything really.

46. Bridesmaids (2011)

The One-Liner: "I'm not confident on which end that came out of." A burp from Megan (Melissa McCarthy) initiates pandemonium at an upmarket bridal wear shop.

Use In Real Life: When it's too late to give fair warning.

45. Arsenic And Old Lace (1944)

The One-Liner: "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops." Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant) apologises for the behaviour of his relatives.

Use In Real Life: When your other half meets their future in-laws.

44. Mean Streets (1973)

The One-Liner: "What's a mook?" Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro) doesn't take kindly to being called a mook, whatever it means.

Use In Real Life: When you're talking to someone, and you can't understand a word they're saying.

43. Stardust Memories (1980)

The One-Liner: "To you, I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the loyal opposition." Filmmaker Sandy Bates (Woody Allen) gets theological.

Use In Real Life: When the Jehovah's Witnesses come a-knocking.

42. The Social Network (2010)

The One-Liner: "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook." Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) tells it like it is to the Winklevii (Armie Hammer and Josh Pence).

Use In Real Life: When the truth hurts, and you don't care who knows it.