We all know what a standard bromance is—it’s indicated by high-fiving and a little bit more than standard best friendship. But sometimes bromances go beyond that, into something a little closer to a marriage. Here, in honor of the release of Ted 2 on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital HD, we present a bunch of bromances on the edge of sanity.
Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell in Tango & Cash
John Rambo and Snake Plissken in the same movie?! Stranger things have happened, but not many. Especially when you consider Stallone plays a buttoned-up badass and Russell a mulleted maniac, and neither of them make any sense as cops. These men shouldn’t even be in the same line of work, let alone become besties—and yet a musclebound ’80s bromance was born.
George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, Cheers
Norm Peterson and Ciff Clavin, two men bound together for life through their love of many things… Well, drinking is basically it. These men bonded over barstools, and rarely left them. But strangest of all, it’s a friendship where Norm rarely seems to even respect Cliff. Still, much like family, some love is stronger than logic.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, 21 and 22 Jump Street
Rarely have opposites attracted more perfectly. The guy who looks like he’s carved out of wood pairs up with the dude who looks like he spent his youth carving wood, but get them in a room together, and it’s magic. Specifically, a kind of magic called chemistry, and you can’t fake that.
Tom Hanks and Beasley the dog in Turner & Hooch
Who wouldn’t want to be in a bromance with Tom Hanks? Even still, his furry costar generated some genuine love with the two-time Oscar winner, to a degree where the affection between them was undeniable.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Rush Hour
For the first half of this movie, Jackie Chan looks like he wants to kick Chris Tucker’s teeth in, but by the end, this unlikely pair is going on vacation together. Is it the shared love of martial arts and motor-mouthed comedy? Or is it an unexplainable bromance attraction? Only these two amigos know for certain.
Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, Lethal Weapon
It’s often true that opposites attract, but in this case, even “polar opposites” might not convey how different these guys are. A loving family man ends up platonic life partners with a suicidal cop who dislocates his shoulder for fun. This is what you’d call the ideal match of “I’m too old for this shit” and “I’m too insane for this shit.”
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Dumb And Dumber
On the reverse end of the spectrum, sometimes two people are just so alike, it’s hard to imagine how they can even have a conversation, let alone know which one is doing the thinking. Who’s the best friend for the dumbest man on Earth? The dumber-est man on Earth.
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, White Men Can’t Jump
Long before Dr. Dre and Eminem were teaming up to storm the charts, these two hustlers showed America what it’s like to have a bromance demonstrating how a shared love for something can supersede any other issues that might get in the way. Who can bridge the racial divide in America? Guys who love basketball more than life itself.
John Cho and Kal Penn, Harold & Kumar series
Thank God for the bonding power of marijuana. These two guys disagreed with each other at every turn, to the point where, if they were at a holiday dinner with you, you’d ask them to please cool it for the sake of the kids at the table. But at the end of the day, the unifying potency of good weed makes bromantic partners out of even dudes as combative as this.