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    22 Movie Moments That Feature, Perhaps, The Best Banter Between Characters In Film History

    "The scene with Olive's parents in Easy A. The banter between them and their children is amazing, lovable, and hilarious."

    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community, "If there was an Academy Award given for 'Funniest Comedic Banter in a Motion Picture,' what are some of the performances that would've for sure taken home the gold?" and you better believe movie lovers came through with their favorite back-and-forth dialogue between characters!

    So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the most popular responses shared:

    1. Bridesmaids (2011)

    A woman on a plane says "help me, I'm poor"

    "The banter between Annie and 'Stove' while they're on the plane. Kristen Wiig is hilarious, and the flight attendant is perfectly angry and exasperated."

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    2. This Is The End (2013)

    A man yells "Danny, don't walk away!" while another man, only a few feet away, shouts back, "It's too late, Seth. I've already walked away too much!"

    "The argument about the porno magazine is so stupidly hilarious that I die every time. It's one of those comedy scenes where half of the hilarity of it is picturing how hard it must have been for them to film the scene without laughing."

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    3. Pink Panther (2006)

    A woman saying "I would like to buy a hamburger" and a man making pure nonsense sounds

    "The back-and-forth with Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau in the 'I would like to buy a hamburger' scene made me laugh so hard that I couldn't breathe the first time I saw it, and it still makes me belly laugh every time."

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    4. The Princess Bride (1987)

    A man climbing up a cliffside saying "I'm afraid you'll just have to wait and a man at the top of the cliff saying "I hate waiting"

    "For me, it's the cliff scene between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black as he's climbing."

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    5. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

    A man in a group asking "What are we" and the group responding "We're werewolves, not swear-wolves"

    "The fight between the vampires and the werewolves. From Viago taking off a glove to slap a werewolf with it to the 'What are we? Werewolves not swear-wolves.' line. I lost it."

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    6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    A man saying "We'll figure it out, we'll use the force" and another man responding, "That's not how the force works!"

    "When Han, Finn, and Chewie are on Starkiller Base to rescue Rey, and Finn doesn't actually have any idea what he's doing, and the conversation culminates into Han Solo telling him 'That's not how the Force works!' And then Chewie says he's cold."

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    7. Easy A (2010)

    A child saying "Why does that matter? I'm adopted" and a man responding in feigned shock "What? Who told you?!"

    "The scene with Olive's parents. The banter between them and their children is amazing, lovable, and hilarious."

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    8. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    a man saying, a royale with cheese, what do they call a big mac? and another man responding, a big mac's a big mac but they call it le big mac

    "The whole opening scene from the 'Royale with cheese' to the foot massage banter between John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson's characters is pure perfection."

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    9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    A man asking "What master do you serve?" and another man responding "'What master do I serve?' What?Am I supposed to say 'Jesus'?"

    "The whole 'Why is Gamora' scene. I was rolling on the floor laughing when I watched it the first time. There's no way you can convince me all the actors managed to film that scene in one take."

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    10. Bad Boys (1995)

    A man saying "You're arguing over a motherfucking french fry!" and a man responding "It's not about the french fry, it's about your lack of respect for other people's property!"

    "The entire opening scene. Come on!"

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    11. Central Intelligence (2016)

    A man sees his therapist is actually a rival in disguise and screams

    "The marriage counseling scene that had Dwayne Johnson pretending to be Kevin Hart and his wife's marriage counselor. The whole exchange was GOLD, as is anything involving The Rock and Kevin Hart."

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    12. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    A knight whose arm has just been chopped off saying "Eh...I've had worse."

    "The entire Black Knight sequence: 'Just a flesh wound!'"

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    13. Big Lebowski (1998)

    Two men sitting in a car, with one asking "Would you just take it easy, man?" and one responding "I'm calmer than you are."

    "Really any scene with Walter and The Dude, but the 'calmer than you are' scene reigns supreme to me."

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    14. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

    Two women on a plane, one saying "Once, while I was applying for a job at Talbots, I told them my name was Trish!" and one responding "Remember when I was in that hit-and-run  and that lady passed? Her name was Trish!"

    "I can confidently go on the record and say that the airplane scene is easily one of the funniest movie scenes from the last decade. Their entire convo about Trish is so specific and hilarious and exhaustive that you can’t help but laugh. Like, at one point Kristen Wiig’s character casually mentions that she killed a woman named Trish in a hit-and-run, but it’s immediately glossed over for another random Trish fact. The whole thing is just pure comedic genius, and the callback at the end of the movie is perfect too. Simply iconic."

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    15. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

    A man saying "I don't want to brag, but I will: I was in the Avengers" and a man responding "The Avengers! That's great! What is that?"

    "When Peter Parker (Tom Holland’s version) is explaining how he was in the Avengers to the other two Peters! It was so funny. They had the best dynamic!"

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    16. Sister Act (1992)

    A woman saying "I've got holster hips!" and another woman responding "People wish to kill you...anyone who's met you, I imagine."

    "Whoopi Goldberg's first meeting at the convent with mother superior, Maggie Smith."

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    17. Ghostbusters (1984)

    A man asking "Is this true?" and another man responding "Yes. This man has no dick."

    "The brilliance that is the Walter Peck and Dr. Peter Venkman scene."

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    18. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

    Rabbit asking "Can you tie a knot?" and Piglet answering "I cannot knot."

    "The 'Can you knot?' scene. I know it’s a kids movie, but the banter in that scene is hilarious."

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    19. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    A dwarf saying "That still only counts as one!"

    "Not necessarily a comedic movie, but I love the back-and-forth when Legolas takes down the oliphant with the soldiers all over it, and Gimli says, 'That still only counts as one!'"

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    20. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

    A young girl says "That was unexpected!"

    "A deep cut here, but when Liz is angry at Scott and says, 'I'll tell you what I want! I want Ken Railings to walk in here right now and say, 'Pam Shore’s broken both her legs and I want to dance with you!' Then, Ken flings open the saloon-style doors and says, 'Pam Shore’s broken both her legs, and I want dance with you.' And the little girl says, 'That was unexpected!'"

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    21. Some Like It Hot (1959)

    A man saying "I'm a man!" and another man responding "Well, nobody's perfect."

    "The final scene between Jack Lemon and Joe E. Brown. Brilliant! They don't write 'em like that anymore!"

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    And last but certainly not least:

    22. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

    A man asking "Look up 'idiot' in the dictionary, know what you'll find? and another man responding "A picture of me?" then the first man correcting him saying "No! The definition of the word idiot,' which you f***ing are!"

    "Specifically, the 'Look up idiot in the dictionary you know what you'll find?' scene."

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    You've read their picks, but now it's your turn! Which scenes did they miss? What's your favorite moment of comedic banter between characters in a movie? Share in the comments below!

    Some responses were edited for length and/or clarity.