Top 10 Hilarious Movie Breakup Scenes
VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Shannon Stovall.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's not always so hard to watch. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top 10 hilarious breakup scenes in movies. For this list, we're looking at movies that depict a break, or at least part of a breakup, in a hilarious manner. While the movie may show sadder moments of the breakup as well, we are focusing on just the parts that had us laughing out loud.
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Top 10 Hilarious Movie Breakup Scenes
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it’s not always so hard to watch. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 hilarious breakup scenes in movies.
For this list, we’re looking at movies that depict a break, or at least part of a breakup, in a hilarious manner. While the movie may show sadder moments of the breakup as well, we are focusing on just the parts that had us laughing out loud.
#10: Gerald ‘Coop’ Cooperberg & Katie
When a girl tells her boyfriend all she wants is sex, sex and more sex, it would be hard to imagine her also saying that not getting enough of it is why she wants to break up. But Katie dumps Coop in this summer camp scene from the 2001 satirical comedy, and the result is a hilarious speech about her having needs and him being too nice to satisfy her sexual cravings. This is definitely one breakup that delivers more laughs than tears.
“Wet Hot American Summer” (2001)
#9: Simon Cooper & Carli D’Amato
Ever tried to dump someone who then seems to take it unusually well? When Carli tells Simon that she is ready to call it quits right after he kisses her and shares how great the past year has been, he seems to just not understand. The laughs inspired by this breakup come not only from Simon’s casual response to getting dumped by walking home whistling, but they also continue as he suddenly breaks into loud sobbing once he’s alone in his room.
“The Inbetweeners Movie” (2011)
#8: Scott ‘Scotty’ Thomas & Fiona
Getting dumped on graduation day is bad - getting dumped on graduation day in front of your parents and grandparents while they film the entire thing? Well, that’s just funny. This breakup perfectly sets up the rest of this quirky teen comedy, and starts the audience off with a laugh as Scotty cries into a letter jacket and calls out Fiona’s name in “A Streetcar Named Desire” fashion.
#7: Andie Anderson & Benjamin Barry
One way to take a breakup from a tearjerker to a gutbuster is to add in an impromptu karaoke number with some perfectly adlibbed verses. This scene in which Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey’s characters let a roomful of people know exactly why the other is so vain, with several not so subtle jabs, is a zany breakup moment that is high on laughs, and Carly Simon-inspired insults.
“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003)
#6: Quincy & Jamie Rellis; Dylan Harper & Kayla
In this romantic comedy, we are treated to a double dose of dumping and hilarity in one of the first scenes of the movie. While Dylan tries to defend one of his sexual preferences to Kayla as she tells him it’s over and he thanks her from saving him from a John Mayer concert, Justin Timberlake and Emma Stone offer up several laughs. Meanwhile, Andy Samberg and Mila Kunis add in their own humor as Jamie critiques Quincy’s outfit and finds out that her eyes freak him out.
“Friends with Benefits” (2011)
#5: Angie Anderson & Dale Denton
Relationships are hard enough, without the stress of hiding from killers and the stress of college starting in the fall. So it’s no surprise that Angie dumps Dale because of his lack of motivation and a marijuana addiction. However, not one to let a breakup go unresolved, Dale then predicts the inevitable demise and subsequent aftermath of their relationship in an equally funny manner, including her going to college and becoming addicted to The Shins and Godspeed - oh, and becoming a lesbian.
“Pineapple Express” (2008)
#4: Robbie Hart & Linda
Being dumped at the altar is not typically a laughing matter, but the scene that follows Linda coming to apologize to Robbie for standing him up definitely offers up more than a slight chuckle. In this Adam Sandler rom-com, Robbie lets Linda know that he didn’t appreciate her runaway bride act, and his little nephew also adds in his two cents along with a perfectly delivered five letter word - both of which are guaranteed comedy.
“The Wedding Singer” (1998)
#3: Ricky Bobby & Carly Bobby
A breakup can bring tears to everyone involved, or not. Ricky Bobby comes home after being away for three hours only to discover his wife is divorcing him for his best friend, the family portrait above the fireplace has a received a photo shop fail update, and his kids are happily involved in a family game night with their soon-to-be new dad. In short, Carly lets Ricky Bobby know she has moved on to greener pastures. The kids chanting excitedly about having two Christmases is just the icing on the splitsville cake.
“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006)
#2: Elle Woods & Warner Huntington III
At the beginning of this comedy, Elle thinks her long time beau is going to propose to her on their date, so she goes out to buy a brand new dress for the evening. However, over dinner, he lets her know instead that he needs to move on. When Warner tells her that he can’t marry her and compares her to Marilyn Monroe, her response is hilarious and one of the most quotable breakup lines of 2001.
“Legally Blonde” (2001)
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens & Sara Melas
- Scott Pilgrim & Knives Chau
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)
- Bridget Jones & Daniel Cleaver
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)
- Andrew ‘Andy’ Kornbluth & Joy Jordan
#1: Peter Bretter & Sarah Marshall
Breakups can often leave us feeling exposed and a little naked, but it’s usually not in the literal sense. However, when Peter greets his girlfriend after getting out of the shower, she dumps him in a towel-dropping way. It’s no surprise that this scene delivers laugh after laugh as Sarah urges him to put on some pants and he refuses, making for one of the most awkwardly hilarious breakup scenes ever, and earning it the number one slot on our list.
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008)
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