To celebrate the classic buddy movie dynamic between Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), here at Digital Spy we've decided to round up five of our other favourite movie bromances.
Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) and Watson (Jude Law) in Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Guy Ritchie directing Sherlock 'Olmes... We weren't expecting much, but Sherlock Holmes was a rip-roaring delight. The main reason for its success was the sparky relationship between Law's Watson and Downey Jr's Holmes. Watson's missus-to-be Mary (Kelly Reilly) was shunted aside as the famous relationship dominated the screen. We eagerly await their return.
Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill) in SuperBad (2007)
Evan and Seth are possibly the modern archetype for the bromantic relationship and launched the directorial career of Judd Apatow, whose strong male relationships are the thread running through most of his films. With the lead characters' open expression of their brotherly love, SuperBad showed the true meaning of bromance - never-ending friendship no matter what life throws at you.
Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) in Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, etc. etc. etc. (1994-)
Over six feature films, an animated TV series, a couple of comics and countless cameo appearances, Jay and Silent Bob were the ultimate indie bromance couple. Bob might not say much and Jay's best lines are probably unprintable, but underneath all the effing and blinding he can't help but betray his deep love for his quiet buddy.
Peter (Paul Rudd) and Sydney (Jason Segel) in I Love You, Man (2009)
Bromances go back as far as the bible (David and Jonathan in the Book of Samuel, apparently), but it was Peter's stumbling attempts to find a best man in I Love You, Man which really defined how important it is for a young fella to find a bromantic relationship in the modern world.
Jules (Samuel L Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta) in Pulp Fiction (1994)
The best part about Jules and Vincent's relationship was how natural it seemed on screen. There wasn't any exposition or backstory, but their effortless chat betrayed years and years of friendship cemented by their unusual vocations. Quentin Tarantino has cast aside plans for Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction prequel Double V Vega, which we're happy about. Forget Michael Madsen's Mr Blonde - Jules is all the on-screen brother Vincent needs.
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