Top 10 Hilariously Unexpected Fight Scenes

VOICE OVER: Matthew Wende
Written by Francesca LaMantia

What could possibly be more hilarious than a random fight breaking out?! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Randomly Hilarious Fight Scenes! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be the hotel fight from Ted, the wrestling in Borat, or the TV station battle in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? Watch to find out!

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Sometimes you just gotta fight it out. Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hilariously Unexpected Fight Scenes in Movies.

For this list, we’ll be looking at those fights that are epically surprising, not to mention sidesplitting.

#10: Diana vs. Sandy
“Identity Thief” (2013)

Sandy didn’t set out to get physical with the person who stole his identity. He just wanted to reason with her to take responsibility and help him save his job. But when she refuses to go the easy way, he’s forced to take action. Diana effortlessly tosses him around the room like a rag doll, and Sandy is shameless in using whatever weapons he can find among Diana’s stolen items. Even funnier is how quickly adversaries become allies when a common enemy comes bursting through the door.

#9: Elf Fight
“Elf” (2003)

For a family friendly movie about an adopted elf looking for his birth family, there’s quite a bit of fisticuffs. Buddy mistakes his father’s colleague, Miles Finch, for a fellow elf. Unsurprisingly, Miles does not take it well and, as promised, slaps the smirk right off of his face. Buddy’s complete obliviousness to the situation as Miles beats him silly is all the more frustrating to Miles, but all the more hilarious for us. This is not the only time Buddy gets himself in trouble when mistaking someone for one of his North Pole friends. He tears apart a department store when defending the real Santa’s honor against an imposter.

#8: Dr. Evil on Jerry Springer
“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999)

Dr. Evil’s son, Scott, has some anger about his dad walking out on him. So they go to the best place to work out family drama: “The Jerry Springer Show.” Though fights are pretty much exactly what you’d expect from this show, this one came out of left field. In the middle of Dr. Evil berating Scott about not being evil enough for him, a KKK member, also on stage, insults Scott. Apparently no one gets to talk to his son like that but him. At first, it seems he is trying to calmly mediate the situation. Then he suddenly jumps up and attacks the KKK member. Who knew he cared so much?

#7: Ash vs. His Own Right Hand
“Evil Dead II” (1987)

Many movie fights are symbolic for the character’s inner conflict, but rarely do we ever get to see a character literally fight themselves to the death. After being bitten by a possessed severed head, Ash's right hand turns on him and tries to kill him. In this hilariously horrifying fight, Ash's hand punches himself in the face, bashes his head in, and drags his unconscious body across the floor toward a cleaver. Thankfully, Ash awakens in time to chop off his evil hand with a chainsaw. Talk about fighting your inner demons.

#6: Saul & Dale vs. Red
“Pineapple Express” (2008)

With friends like these, who need enemies? Dale might have smoked a little too much, but he is not paranoid. Red has sold out Dale and Saul to Ted, a ruthless drug lord who is hunting them down. The two try to stop Red from calling Ted, leading to this pot-induced fight over his phone. These three grown men fight like little boys rough housing, trying to implement childish rules like time outs and truces. And all throughout the fight, they still try to preserve their friendship.

#5: Daniel vs. Mr. Darcy
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

Mr. Darcy and Daniel have been adversaries for years. And now that they’re fighting over Bridget, the two resort to the only clear solution. Though Bridget’s friends rush outside to witness the fight that is clearly about to happen, Daniel is caught off guard by Mr. Darcy’s punch to the face. The two engage in a pathetic fistfight that somehow escalates to the two of them crashing a birthday party at a nearby restaurant, and then crashing through the window. Both men are equally matched in their fighting ineptitude, and Bridget and her friends stand on the sidelines placing their bets.

#4: Happy vs. Bob Barker
“Happy Gilmore” (1996)

Happy was known on the ice for his temper. So when Bob Barker, his golfing partner, heckles him, Happy goes off on him. You’d probably expect a young man in the prime of his life to be able to physically dominate an older man with ease, but Happy is no match for Bob Barker. As it turns out, the beloved host of “The Price Is Right” can whoop some serious ass. The shock of watching Barker lay out Happy is, arguably, the best part of the movie.

#3: TV Station Brawl
“Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy” (2004)

A not so friendly rivalry between competing TV news stations has been building up for years, and finally comes to a head in a cameo packed fight scene so epic that it’s reprised in the sequel, with even more cameos. Resembling a childhood quarrel, the Evening News team rolls up on their bikes taunting the Channel 4 team. As more and more rival news teams appear to join in on the action, things quickly escalate from a school yard squabble to a battle to the death complete with embarrassing trash talk and obscure weapons that appear from nowhere.

#2: Hotel Fight
“Ted” (2012)

It’s hard to see best friends fight. But in this case, it’s because our eyes are watering from laughing so hard. John took it too far when he told Ted that he wished he had gotten a Teddy Ruxpin instead of him. The two best friends throw down, destroying their hotel room. Thanks to the CGI technology that made the animated teddy bear possible, we get to see a completely realistic looking battle. Well, as realistic as a brawling teddy bear can be. He may be full of stuffing, but his punches land like hammers.

#1: Wrestling
“Borat” (2006)

After watching an episode of “Baywatch,” Borat is infatuated with Pamela Anderson, and tricks his producer, Azamat, into following him to California to find her. Fresh out of the bath, Borat finds Azamat ... enjoying a picture of Anderson and attacks him. As the two men wrestle around, they contort their naked bodies into suggestive positions. The fight eventually leaves the room and takes them running naked all through their hotel, in and out of a packed elevator, and through a conference room full of people. Though the people they encounter are made visibly uncomfortable, the men are completely unfazed by their public nudity, making the naked brawl all the more hilarious.