We Pick Our Top 10 Funniest Scenes from War Movies

Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly present to you a list of 11 funny scenes from War Movies!

As we all know, war is brutal, sad, tragic, but even wars have sometimes funny moments. Laughter can help you overcome a lot of things, so comic scenes are  a pretty common type of scene in War Movies. No doubt in real wars and conflicts there are funny moments too – moments of light relief and happiness that make the horrors more bearable.

There are not many ways to relieve tension in warlike circumstances. And every soldier needs it to help him get through the dark days of combat and fighting. If soldiers do not have some laughter and light relief they  become aggressive, angry and unpredictable. Laughter is good for morale too.  Besides, when death is staring at you, sometimes all you can do is to smile back. Military humor can be very funny, so here you have a few examples of it!

1. Pearl Harbor

Ben Affleck pays his price for flirting with the nurse. Though, two needle pricks in exchange for fulfilling his dreams and future dates with Kate Beckinsale was worth it, right?


2. 300

I guess every fan of “300” know this scene and laughed out loud as much as we did! Remarkable “fight in the shade.” And that crazy laugh of the Spartans…


3. Jarhead

United States Marines have some troubles with wearing gas masks. Sergeant Sykes says that they all are dead. A Sith Lord too. Why won’t they run with those masks then around the desert?

4. The Longest Day

Germans defending Normandy…with only two planes? Sure, why not. Perhaps that’s the reason for their failure.

5. Inglorious B

There is no reason for introducing Enzo Gorlomi, Antonio Margheriti, and Dominick Decocco. Unless Hans Landa is somewhere around.

6. Fury

Why their laugh is funnier than the joke itself?

7. War Horse

“How do you call a horse?” The terrific battle between Brits and Germans on sounds!

8. Saving Private Ryan

Are you running out of ammo? Or perhaps your gun jammed? Throw your helmet! Perhaps that’s why Prussian army had spiked helmets during the Great War.

9. Saving Private Ryan

Messing around with Nazis is always amusing! Especially when they are captured.

10. Plastic Explosives

And what you could mold with plastic explosives? Squirrels? Rabbits? Certainly not 🙂

Damian Lucjan

Damian is a history geek that’s working for War History Online for almost a decade. He can talk about the history and its chain of events for hours and is 100% legit fun at parties. Aside of history, geography and etymology of all things are no less exciting for him! An avid video game player, meme distributor, and your comment section moderator all in one. Mythologies of all cultures are fascinating to him, Greek, Nordic, Slavic – you name it, and he’s in!

In his spare time, assuming he has some left, he gives it all to his family, enjoying morning walks, a good book, an exciting FPS, and a long nap…or a few. Definitely a cat person.