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List Rules Movies must feature a strong friendship between men.

List of the best bromance movies, ranked by fans. These films - usually funny, often heartwarming - chronicle the close relationships between lead male characters. Like many of their female counterparts in the best chick flicks, these bros and dudes have strong bonds that are tested, broken, and reformed even stronger. This list includes some of the greatest guy movies of all time and even a few tearjerking movies that make men cry (but not many).

Over the past decade, bromance films have taken off, becoming more popular and mainstream than ever before. A lot of the actors in these films overlap, at least amongst the younger crew. Some of the most popular comedic actors like Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel and Jonah Hill have all starred in these movies. These movies aren't limited to today's stars. A lot of the movies on this list features Saturday Night Live alumni like Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Dana Carvey and David Spade took part in bromance films, even starring with one another in them. Bromance is the only thing that the News 4 News Team and the fellas in Wolfpack that makes them alike. Their antics may be very different, but the characters do nearly everything together as a team.

Bromance movies aren't restricted to comedies. There are plenty of action movies that involve guys milling about. Point Break, Rush Hour and 48 Hours are examples. Additionally, there are plenty of dramas that are centered around a bromance, like Andy and Red's in Shawshank Redemption as the prime example.

Despite the different bromance movie genres, the common thread between these films is that its plot line and heart is centered around the relationship of the main male characters. s, without a romantic interest hovering over or around the central plot points, then it's a bromance.

All of these top bromance movies can be ranked and re-ranked to your liking. If you don't see a movie that fits the list, you can add it as well. As long as the movie's plot is centered around the exploits of at least two male character, it qualifies as a bromance.

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble ...more

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
MarcusÅhman added Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube 21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael ...more

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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, from a story written by them ...more

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I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly I Love You, Man is a 2009 American bromantic comedy film originally titled Let's Be Friends and written by Larry Levin before John Hamburg rewrote and directed the film. It stars Paul Rudd and ...more

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Cas... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
wiabux added John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a 2004 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. Best friends Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) decide to go to the fast food ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The three and the film's producer Nira Park had ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Mark Holmes added Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by ...more

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Ted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
MarcusÅhman added Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane. The screenplay by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild is from MacFarlane's story. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, ...more

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

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Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
wiabux added Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
TheWhoTheDoors4 added Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more

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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze Point Break is a 1991 American action crime film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The title refers to the surfing term point break, ...more

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
MarcusÅhman added Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

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The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by Reiner, Alan Greisman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson ...more

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Paul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Steven Spielberg, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig Paul is a 2011 British-American science fiction road comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The film is about two British science fiction ...more

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story ...more

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City Slickers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more

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Tango & Cash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
TheWhoTheDoors4 added Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell Tango & Cash is a 1989 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, although Albert Magnoli took over in the later stages of filming, and starring Sylvester ...more

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Dude, Where's My Car? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
IanMichaelEnriquez added Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Andy Dick Dude, Where's My Car? is a 2000 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. The film stars Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott as two young men who find themselves unable to ...more

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End of Watch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
sapho-st-marie added Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera End of Watch is a 2012 American drama thriller film written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Brian Taylor and Miguel Zavala, two Los Angeles Police ...more

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
carlybobarly added Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a ...more

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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography Swingers is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and ...more

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Twins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Bootsdad added Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who were separated at birth. The core of the film is the relationship between DeVito's streetwise ...more

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Airheads is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi Airheads is a 1994 American crime-comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians who ...more

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The Intouchables is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
StefanRoques added Omar Sy, François Cluzet, Anne Le Ny The Intouchables is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 ...more

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Harold & Kumar Escape from Gua... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
average joe added Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Christopher Meloni Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is a 2008 American stoner action comedy film, the second installment in the Harold & Kumar series. The film was written and directed by Jon ...more

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Midnight Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon ...more

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The Fisher King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, ...more

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Midnight Run is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Charley Feldman added Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Joe Pantoliano Midnight Run is a 1988 American action-comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano and Philip ...more

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The Motorcycle Diaries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
The Monto Gawe added Gael García Bernal, Mía Maestro, Nidia Bermejo The Motorcycle Diaries is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23-year-old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist ...more

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My Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
LanaYoshii added Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, ...more

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Bottle Rocket is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Mark Holmes added Owen Wilson, James Caan, Leslie Mann Bottle Rocket is a 1996 American crime comedy film directed by Wes Anderson. It was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. In addition to being Wes Anderson's directorial debut, Bottle Rocket ...more