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17 Ride-Or-Die Action Movie Duos You'd Trust To Save The World Any Day

List RulesVote up the action movie duos you can always rely on.

When you're being held hostage by a group of racially diverse global extremists or caught in the middle of a high school drug ring shootout, there's only one thing you can count on: an action movie duo made up of best buddies who'll do whatever it takes to save the day. 

The best action movie bromances are made up of partners who are polar opposites. Not only would they never work together, but they'd never even be caught in the same room with one another - that is, if they weren't forced to work with one another for the pursuit of butt-kicking justice.

There are so many action movie bros that it's impossible to list them all, so we've put together a list of the best of the best ride-or-die action bromances. It's up to you to determine the best action duos of the bunch.

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    Han Solo And Chewbacca, 'Star Wars' Franchise

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    How Did They Get Paired Up? While serving on Mimban as a member of the Imperial Army, Han is tossed into a pit and forced to fight a Wookie prisoner. Fortunately, that Wookie turns out to be super chill and the duo escapes the pit to join up with a group of crooks.

    Do They Get Along? There's hardly a duo that gets along better than these two. By the time they make it to the main storyline of the original trilogy, they're almost a two-headed creature. Han is the surly, sarcastic pilot of the Millenium Falcon while Chewie is the tough yet sensitive co-pilot.

    Their Problem-Solving Style: Whenever these two space bros do have an argument (which is rare), they manage to work things out between themselves without too much of a hassle - and usually with Han getting his way. By the time The Force Awakens rolls around, it's almost as if Chewbacca is still hanging out with Han just to make sure his pal doesn't end up on the wrong end of a laser blast.

    Their Most Heroic Moment: There should be a picture of Han and Chewie in the dictionary next to the word "hero." Their exploits are legendary, but their most heroic moment happens at the end of A New Hope when they fly into battle to save Luke Skywalker's bacon with a big yeehaw. Did Chewie act as Han's conscience and make him return to the fray? Probably.

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    Steve And Bucky, The MCU

    Photo: Captain America: First Avenger / Paramount Pictures

    How Did They Get Paired Up? Friends from back in the day in New York City (as in way back in the day, the 1930s), Bucky saved a scrawny Steve Rogers from getting beaten up by bullies. By WWII, the dynamic had reversed and it was Steve watching over Bucky.

    Do They Get Along? Even though Steve was frozen in a block of ice and Bucky had his mind wiped and his arm removed before being turned into an agent of Hydra, these guys are bros 'til the end. Steve went out of his way to help Bucky regain his memory and his sense of self even when the rest of the MCU had given up on him.

    Their Problem-Solving Style: If Steve and Bucky can't work out something through a quick-witted Sorkin-esque back-and-forth, they do it with their fists (and vibranium weapons).

    Their Most Heroic Moment: These guys are two of the biggest heroes of the MCU, so it's hard to pinpoint their most heroic moment, but when they finally get back together in Infinity War and fight side-by-side, it's one of the most exciting moments in any Marvel film.

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    Agent J And Agent K, 'Men in Black' Franchise

    Photo: Men in Black / Columbia Pictures

    How Did They Get Paired Up? After chasing down a culprit who's faster than any human should be, NYPD detective James Edwards is recruited by the Men in Black. His background is erased and he becomes Agent J before being partnered up with Agent K.

    Do They Get Along? At the start of J's time with the MiB, these two are like oil and water. J is full of questions and curiosity about the job, outer space, and aliens in general, while K is more or less bored with the whole thing. He's used to his old partner, a guy who'd been on the job for years. Even by the end of the first film, J and K aren't totally on the same wavelength.

    Their Problem-Solving Style: These agents are about as opposite as you can get. K is a by-the-book kind of guy, while J is just learning the ropes of being an overseer of interstellar diplomacy. J thinks outside the box and doesn't let the rules get in his way even when that kind of thinking annoys the heck out of K.

    Their Most Heroic Moment: It's not until the sequel that these two really manage to come together. During the film's climax, a deneuralized K tells the young woman who in all likelihood is his daughter to return to her home planet before blasting an evil alien out of the sky in full view of New York City. Having rubbed off on one another after two films, these guys finally make a good team.

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    Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson, 'Sherlock Holmes' Franchise

    Photo: Sherlock Holmes / Warner Bros.

    How Did They Get Paired Up? Introduced by an old friend, Sherlock and Dr. Watson are long-time crime-solving pals who live at 221B Baker Street.

    Do They Get Along? This rough-and-ready version of Holmes and Watson is miles away from the meek version of the characters many viewers (and readers) are used to. Holmes and Watson work in tandem like a well-oiled mystery-solving machine, with Holmes taking care of the off-the-wall detective skills and Watson dishing out pain with a revolver.

    Their Problem-Solving Style: Watson is well aware that Holmes is the brains of the operation, but that doesn't mean he doesn't play a vital role in their work. Watson tends to let Holmes endlessly pontificate until it's time to act. However, when Holmes throws Watson's wife off a train in A Game of Shadows, the guys get into quite a scrap.

    Their Most Heroic Moment: Pretty much every moment Holmes and Watson share on screen in the Guy Richie Sherlock Holmes films absolutely rocks, but in Game of Shadows, the duo is able to flex all of their muscles at once in multiple scenes. At one point, Holmes deduces Moriarty's plan to start a world war and get rich from profiteering just before Watson saves his pal by firing a cannon into a German watchtower.

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