Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Bromance?

kirk-and-spockWith the release of “Star Trek Into Darkness” this week, I must have come across the term bromance a million times in reference to Kirk and Spock.

It’s a term I was loath to accept when it first came out, but society has worn me down, it’s part of the vernacular now. There’s no shortage of them in the film world, either.

From Butch and Sundance to Han and Luke, buddies are an integral part of movies. They even have their own sub genre: the “Buddy movie”.

Who’s your favorite? Frodo and Sam? Johnny Utah and Bodhi? Tango and Cash (LOL)? How about Dom and Walker from the Fast and Furious series?

There’s no shortage of them, so take your pick!

Let’s hear it! What’s YOUR favorite movie bromance?!

142 thoughts on “Tossin’ It Out There: What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Bromance?

  1. OK- there seriously ARE too many to choose from….lol… i would say Bill and Ted (..of Excellent Adventure..) and the two gorgeoous legends that are Robert Redford and Paul Newman… (Butch and Sundance…)

    • LOL. Bill and Ted! Excellent! can you believe that they’re making a third movie? Thats insane! LOL

      Butch and Sundance were great too. Hooker and Gondorff weren’t to shabby either (The Sting)!

  2. Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon. The chemistry between Gibson and Glover is unbeatable. “I’m getting to old for this shit!”

  3. Man… Kirk and Spock are just hard to beat, aren’t they? Like, I always get choked up on that scene from Wrath of Khan at the end where Spock and Kirk are talking on the other sides of the glass. Both actors just nail the moment, to the point where lines that would have otherwise been cheesy were honest and iconic. Shoot, they’re such best bros that the term “slashfiction” was coined from their bromance… buuuuutt that’s another subject. (Maybe.)

    So Kirk and Spock all the way.

  4. Classic: Lemmon and Matthau

    Contemporary: Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott (Role Models, the greatest movie ever.)

    • Bond and Q! Not Bond and Leiter? :D

      Bond and Q is funnier. Always look forward to the Q scenes, where he’s blowing stuff up and they have a little joke war. :D Good times, good times. RIP Desmond Llewelyn!

      • Shaun and Ed also would’ve made an awesome choice. Really, the only reason I chose Danny and Nicholas is the whole background about why they have a bromance.

        Edgar Wright was putting the script together and there was a love interest for Nicholas, but it wasn’t working- it was making the script too clunky and inefficient. So he just combined the love interest with Danny Butterman into one character. Basically, Danny became Nicholas’ non-sexual girlfriend.

    • Great movie. Love that relationship. LOL That’s still Vaughn’s funniest hour I think, even more so than wedding crashers!

      Hey did you get my email about “Primer” btw? I was hoping to launch that this Firday. If not, email me, ok? No rush, but I do want to be sure I have the right email for you at least!

  5. can’t outrank any that have been mentioned above; adding to them…

    Action:
    The first two I though of was Utah and Bodhi in Point Break & there’s a case for Utah and Pappas.

    Pappas: Welcome to Sea World, Kid.

    Johnny Utah: You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?

    Nathanial: Lawyers don’t surf.
    Bodhi: This one does.

    Comedic
    There’s a case for Vaughn and OWilson in Wedding Crashers.

    John Beckwith: I have a better idea. Throw an interception to Claire, get her feeling good about herself. You think you can do that?

    Jeremy Grey: John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I’ll make it rain out here.

    • Point Break is just awesome, let’s leave it that way. :D

      Though, Wilson and Vaughn were great in Wedding Crashers, with their rules, and the stage five clinger bit. Hysterical stuff. :D I hope they recapture at least SOME of that for “The Internship”! :o

  6. You know those two Mexican guys in Fast Five? They are totally awesome! I’d take them over Brian and Dom.
    Honestly, I’d have to go totally Hong Kong cinema on you and be like the first one that popped in my head is Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan in Project A.
    OH Jackie Chan and Chris Rock in Rush Hour is super awesome bromance too :)
    Honorable mention to Bon Cop Bad Cop guys Patrick Huard and Colm Feore!

    • “You know those two Mexican guys in Fast Five? They are totally awesome! I’d take them over Brian and Dom.” – Blasphemy, but they definitely are fading Walker into the background a bit and the primary bromance in F&F6 seems to be Diesel and the Rock ;) Just saying.

      I literally have never heard of Bon Cop Bad Cop. LOL. Arent they mixing two different languages in that title? :o

      • Well, Bon Cop Bad Cop is two languages..its more of a Quebec/Ontario action movie. Very Canadian with lots of inside jokes between the language difference and all…but it had a good bromance going :P I’m guessing it was targeted at such a specific group that it would only be successful here..haha!

  7. Andy Dufresne and Red from the Shawshank Redemption comes to mind first and a close second would be Sam and Frodo, which though obvious is one of the most enduring ever.

  8. It really is no question, it’s gotta be Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, without a doubt. I’m referring mainly to Downey and Law, as those two’s chemistry is really just a beautiful monster to behold, but quite frankly you can even throw in the BBC Sherlock in there as well, if you so insist. ;)

  9. Damn this is hard because the only answer that comes to my mind is Tyrion and Bronn :P

    But if I have to chose movies, probably Turkish and Tommy in Snatch :P

  10. I was thinking of doing a top 10 post on this myself, also inspired by star trek…
    Kirk and Spock definitely have to be number one though. Butch and Sundance, Holmes and Watson gotta be on there too.
    Some I just thought of: Rick and Louis from Casablanca, Ferris and Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Marty and Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
    Also these are not characters central to the movie they’re in, but those two stupid pirates and the two stupid soldiers in Pirates of the Caribbean always cracked me up. Don’t know if it’s technically a bromance but they always seem to be together, and I loved that there were two sets of them on the opposing sides.
    Oooo I really want to write this post even more now, thanks for the motivation :)

    • Ferris and Cameron! LOL nice one! :D

      In “Pirates” are you talking about the one pirate with the wooden eye? LOL. Those guys were pretty decent comic relief. :D

      Meanwhile, no problem. If you wind up finding some impetus to write here, consider it a bonus! LOL

      • Yeah there were the two pirates, one had a wooden eye and the other had a really big head, and there were also two soldiers/sailors or whatever they were that were also really dumb. I think they first showed up when Jack was going to “commandeer” the ship and he completely confuses them. Then they can’t swim so Jack has to save Elizabeth. Those guys. Don’t know their names, I think they end up becoming pirates as well at some point….

    • I’ve yet to see “The Intouchables”, but its got some great buzz. I might just check it out one day. Seth and Evan are a great introduction here… I dont know about Rudd and Segel though, Segel bugged me in that movie, I dont think I was the biggest fan :(

  11. I’m with Fogs as far as hating the term “Bromance”, but getting by that…

    Kirk/Spock – absolutely
    Ray Hughes/Danny Costanzo – Running Scared. “OH NOES!!1!”
    Holmes/Watson – Especially the new “Sherlock” version with Cumberbatch and Freeman
    ANY Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor team up, Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, etc etc
    Andy Dufresne and Ellis ‘Red’ Redding – Shawshank Redemption. “I hope…”

    • I’ve surrendered on the “bromance” term. Society wore me down… I was pretty vitriolic about it at first, but now I guess its here to stay, so I might as well save myself from my own grief. LOL

      I havent seen running scared in ages. I need to revisit.

      I may NEVER check out that Sherlock Holmes though. So many people rave about it that I’m actually catching a case of backlash. LOL

    • LOL!

      Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it. :D

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