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The Best Bromance Movies 

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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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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
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Step Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Mary Steenburgen
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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
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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
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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham
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Bill & Ted's Excelle... 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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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken
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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter
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Paddleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, Ravi Patel
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Hot Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
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I Love You, Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Rashida Jones, Paul Rudd, Jaime Pressly
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Harold & Kumar Go to... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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John Cho, Kal Penn, Fred Willard
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Ted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Reynolds
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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer
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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr
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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence
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Butch Cassidy and the Su... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze
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Friday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bromance Movies
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Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long
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