50 Nastiest Movie Arguments

A Woman Under The Influence (1974)

The Nasty Argument: After troubled Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands) gets a little too close to husband Nick's (Peter Falk) co-workers, he snaps, unable to deal with what he perceives as her madness.

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Nick sends Mabel to a sanatorium - but never stops loving her.

In The Bedroom (2001)

The Nasty Argument: Grieving parents Matt and Ruth Fowler (Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek) turn on each other, when she accuses her husband of encouraging their son to start the affair that led to his murder.

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Make-up, but only after Matt takes the law into his own hands by killing Frank's murderer.

Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)

The Nasty Argument: King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his knights fail to persuade a French soldier (John Cleese) of their cause, who retorts - "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Arthur tries to seize the castle using a Trojan Rabbit, but forgets to hide inside it and the French fire it back at them. 2-0 to the French.

Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

The Nasty Argument: Ex-child actress 'Baby' Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) hasn't forgiven sister Blanche (Joan Crawford) for becoming more famous; now Blanche is a cripple, Jane torments her by feeding her dead birds and rats at mealtimes.

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Blanche has been carrying a secret the whole time that might lead to reconciliation - or tip Jane completely into madness.

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

The Nasty Argument: Henry Jones (Sean Connery) admonishes his son Indiana (Harrison Ford) for bringing the Grail-leading information that the Nazis are after with him: "I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers!" But Indy is more worried that Dad is still calling him Junior.

Make-Up Or Break-Up: The duo eventually stops bickering long enough to save the day, although they'll probably never come to terms over Indy being named after the family dog.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

The Nasty Argument: Will Hunting (Matt Damon) brings Harvard hotshot Clark (Scott William Winters) down a peg by answering his condescending question with an eloquent rebuttal: "You dropped 150 grand on a fuckin' education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!"

Make-Up Or Break-Up: The ultimate 'win', as Will gets the number of Skylar (Minnie Driver), the girl Clark was hitting on. "How do ya like them apples?"

The Godfather (1972)

The Nasty Argument: Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) lays down the law with Moe Greene (Alex Rocco) - when brother Fredo (John Cazale) tries to intervene, Michael coldly warns him, "Don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again - ever."

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Fredo doesn't listen and, by the time The Godfather Part 2 comes around, Michael has to cut those family ties.

Taxi Driver (1976)

The Nasty Argument: Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) hasn't started any arguments yet… but practicising in front of the mirror means he's certainly ready. "You talkin' to me?"

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Bickle's practice makes perfect as he takes out pimp Sport (Harvey Keitel) and his sleazy cohorts.

The War Of The Roses (1989)

The Nasty Argument: Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) makes the mistake of asking wife Barbara (Kathleen Turner) why she wants a divorce. "Because when I watch you eat, when I see you asleep, when I look at you lately, I just want to smash your face in."

Make-Up Or Break-Up: This divorce is a fight to the death.

True Romance (1993)

The Nasty Argument: When Mob enforcer Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken) visits Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) to discover the whereabouts of his refugee son Clarence, Dad buys more time by insulting the gangster. "The Moors moved in there, and uh, well, they changed the whole country. They did so much fuckin' with Sicilian women, huh?"

Make-Up Or Break-Up: Coccotti hasn't got time for this shit - BLAM!