September 30th, 2011
09:59 AM ET
Whether you call it having a BFF or being in a bromance, everyone needs that one person they can count on. This is especially true when life gets rough, as it does in the new movie "50/50."
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young Seattleite and Seth Rogen as his well-meaning but immature best friend, this comedic look at battling cancer includes another spin on a timeless movie genre, the buddy film.
The buddy genre is part of a long Hollywood tradition of dynamic duos. Some famous pairings that should immediately come to mind include Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and Matt and Ben. And what would Batman have been without Robin, or Bert without Ernie?
For this week’s list, we’ve compiled memorable buddy movies and the films that showcased their onscreen chemistry. Who and what are your favorites? This trope may often be dominated by the bromance, but your list doesn't have to be gender specific - Thelma and Louise, anyone?
1. "I Love You Man" (Paul Rudd and Jason Segel): “I love you bro Montana.” – Sydney Fife
2. "Lethal Weapon" (Mel Gibson and Danny Glover): Have you ever met anybody you didn't kill?” – Roger Murtaugh
3. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (Paul Newman and Robert Redford): “You never met a pair like Butch and The Kid.” – movie tagline
4. "Dumb and Dumber" (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels): “According to the map we've only gone 4 inches.” – Harry
5. "Superbad" (Jonah Hill and Michael Cera): I just wanna go to the rooftops and scream, "I love my best friend, Evan." – Seth
"The Cable Guy" (Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick): “Once you let him into your house, you'll never get him out of your life!” – movie tagline
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