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What’s worse than basic bro movies? Basic bros incessantly quoting basic bro movies. For all the girls out there dating these brosefs, the world is terribly sorry for you. One of the most unfortunate aspects of dating basic bros is their taste in movies. Some of the movies bros make their girlfriends watch are painful to endure. The dumbest bro movies of all time are like slow-acting poison darts shot surreptitiously into your soul. Other films counted among the most basic bro movies ever are decent (some are comedy classics), but nevertheless fall into the bro movie canon. A lot of these cinematic excretions are filled with cheap gimmicks and amount to nothing more than one cliché after another.

A resonating theme in a lot of these movies is blaring homoeroticism. Bros who are obviously gay but won't admit it can’t seem to get enough of male-on-male contact buddy comedies, or action flicks with sweaty, shirtless muscle men. So, here's a list for you of the worst, most dumbass bro movies, and some of the more decent ones you can’t help but crack a smile at.

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Old School


Old School is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Basic Bro Movies Guys Always Try To Force Their Girlfriends To Watch
Photo:  Paramount

Reasons They Love This Movie: Old School has the most bro-ass cast ever. Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jeremy Piven, Luke "Poor Man's Owen" Wilson, Elisha Cuthbert, Leah Remini (basically a female bro), and Seann William Scott. Also: booze and stupidity galore, nostalgia for college, middle-aged bros behaving badly, slinky co-ed sexpots wrestling half nude in a kidde pool, and 1000 other frat bro clichés (including an actual frat, an old man, and an obese black guy for yucks). 

What’s Redeemable About It: The bro-ass cast. Will Ferrell is hilarious. As much as you want to choke your boyfriend with a used tampon when he sings "Total Eclipse of the Heart," you can't help but laugh when Ferrell does it. Thanks to the cast, the movie shows surprising wit and weirdness. Problem is, you've seen this so many times you'd rather chomp a cyanide capsule than watch it again. 

How Much It Makes You Want To Break Up With Them On A Scale Of 1 To 10: 3

Also Ranked

#34 on The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

#66 on The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

#80 on Movies That Should Never Be Remade

#10 on 30+ Movies We Hope Never Get a Sequel

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The Hangover


The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Basic Bro Movies Guys Always Try To Force Their Girlfriends To Watch
Photo:  Warner Bros Pictures

Reasons They Love This Movie: “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” See, basic bros like to think they get this crazy when they go out with their friends. The Hangover is the ultimate bromantic comedy, and frat boys across the nation quote it more than your Catholic grandmother quotes the bible.

What’s Redeemable About It: It has some pretty funny scenes, mostly thanks to Zach Galifianakis. Bradley Cooper is also not so bad to look at, as any basic bro will tell you. 

How Much It Makes You Want To Break Up With Them On A Scale Of 1 To 10: 3

Also Ranked

#92 on The Best Movies of All Time

#3 on The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

#14 on The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

#43 on The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Basic Bro Movies Guys Always Try To Force Their Girlfriends To Watch
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Reasons They Love This Movie: Because of all the movies on this list, none are as quoted as Anchorman. All basic bros want to be Ron Burgundy and everything he stands for, and they need to memorize his quotes to stay abreast of bro lexicon.

What’s Redeemable about It: Will Ferrell is hilarious, yes, but every line from this film has been so overly-quoted that the film loses some of its appeal.

How Much It Makes You Want To Break Up With Them On A Scale Of 1 To 10: 2

Also Ranked

#13 on The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

#34 on The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

#10 on The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

#99 on The Greatest Movies for Guys

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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Basic Bro Movies Guys Always Try To Force Their Girlfriends To Watch
Photo:  Franchise Pictures

Reasons They Love This Movie: Basic bros think The Boondock Saints is a really deep, tasteful movie. It's a masterpiece in the bro canon. Since a lot of bros are Irish Catholic, this movie makes them giddy with pride. They also get a raging erection for Norman Reedus.

What’s Redeemable About It: Willem Dafoe in drag.

How Much It Makes You Want To Break Up With Them On A Scale Of 1 To 10: 8

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#28 on The Best Movies of 1999

#41 on The Best Movies to Watch While Stoned

#9 on Great Movies About Very Dark Heroes

#23 on The Best Movies Ever to Come Out in March

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