Movies that celebrate male friendship have been around for a long time, but true bromance films have only been around a few years. If you want a movie to see with your best bromance bud, here are five of the best.
This movie stood out because of its young, talented leads in Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. Hill and Cera play Seth and Evan, who are at a crossroads because their high school career is about to end. They want to start off the new chapter in their lives by getting booze to bring into a party they normally wouldn't have even got an invite for. The movie is known for the best bromance line ever, "I just wanna go to the rooftops and scream, I love my best friend Evan!"
This hilarious film pits bromantic partners against zombies! Shaun decides to get his ex-girlfriend back but soon finds that he and his best pal Ed have a quite a lot on their plates with protecting people from zombies. You know you want a good friend on your side when you fight the undead. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are especially funny in this one.
Bromance flicks weren't as common in 1996, when Swingers came out, but it's the perfect example of two dudes who love each other so much that one tries desperately to help the other get over his ex. Perhaps that's why Swingers became a classic right from the start. Guys everywhere started imitating the unique fashion sense and way of speaking that the two friends had in this film. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau were great in Swingers, and are also real-life friends.
This movie is for the guy who has no bromance in his life, but desperately wants one. The fictional Peter Klaven tries to find a best man for his wedding by hanging out with lots of different guys as a test. When he finds one he likes, it begins to cause havoc with his fiancé.
I Love You, Man gets its name from the series of Budweiser commercials in the 90s that would show a guy trying to get another dude's beer, and when he was about to get caught he'd say "I love you, man!" From that point forward, bromance buds have used this line as a way to show their appreciation for each other, so it's appropriate that this movie used that famous line as its title.
Another Vince Vaughn movie that celebrates the friendship of two guys who treat the summer months of the year as "wedding season," where they sneak into the nuptials of several different couples. Their plan is to get free food, drink, and dates, but then one of them falls for a girl and it changes things between the guys.
This movie brings up a good point, which is that sometimes a new romantic interest will get in between a bromance. Never worry, though, in a true bromance the guys always learn to balance love and friendship.