What Are the Top 10 Funniest Buddy Comedies Ever?

June 28, 2013 7:44 am
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Everybody needs a best friend.

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock team up in The Heat, which rolls into theaters Friday, June 28. In honor of the summer laughfest, we have selected our 10 favorite buddy comedies of all time.

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10) The Other Guys (2010)
Life is tough when you are the least respected officers at the precinct. Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to take down a corrupt multi-billionaire in this hilarious action comedy.

Classic Buddy Line:
Terry Hoitz: Your farts aren’t manly.
Allen Gamble: Are you serious?
Terry Hoitz: They sound like a baby blowing out birthday candles.

 The Other Guys

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9) Step Brothers (2008)
Another Will Ferrell gem, Step Brothers is the classic story of 39-year-old Brennan Huff (Will) and 40-year-old Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) who are unemployed and still rely on their single parents. When the two are brought together by their parent’s marriage, hilarity ensues as they struggle to get along.

Classic Buddy Line:
Brennan Huff: Can we turn our beds into bunk beds, so that there is more room for activities?

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8) Wayne’s World (1992)
Party time! Excellent! Based off of the Saturday Night Live skit, Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), co-host the Illinois public access show “Wayne’s World,” in which they talk about the current rock and gorgeous babe scene.

Classic Buddy Line:
Garth Algar: Uhm, Wayne? What do you do if every time you see this one incredible woman, you think you’re gonna hurl?
Wayne Campbell: I say hurl. If you blow chunks and she comes back, she’s yours. But if you spew and she bolts, then it was never meant to be.

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7) I Love You Man (2009)
Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) just can’t seem to make male friends. After he proposes to his longtime girlfriend, Peter is on a quest to find a best man for his wedding. He runs into Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) at an open house and the two hit it off so well that Sydney invites Peter to his “man cave,” and a friendship blossoms.

Classic Buddy Line:
Peter Klaven: I love you, man.
Sydney Fife: I love you, too, bud.
Peter Klaven: I love you, dude.
Sydney Fife: I love you, Bro Montana.
Peter Klaven: I love you, holmes.
Sydney Fife: I love you, Broseph Goebbels.

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6) Superbad (2007)
In this typical teenage-angst comedy, two high school seniors Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) hate their social standing and the fact that they are both virgins. To solve the problem, they decide to throw a massive party, but find many roadblocks on their path towards high school fame.

Classic Buddy Line:
Seth: I just wanna go to the rooftops and scream, “I love my best friend, Evan.”
Evan: Let’s… go on my roof.
Seth: [whispers] For sure.

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5) The Hangover (2009)
Not just a buddy comedy, but a wolfpack of buddies in this story about a bachelor party  gone array. Although the film was not heavily advertised, it went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the United States.

Classic Buddy Line:
Alan Garner: I was alone first in the pack, and then Doug joined in later. And six months ago, when Doug introduced me to you guys, I thought, “Wait a second, could it be?” And now I know for sure, I just added two more guys to my wolf pack.

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4) Wedding Crashers (2005)
What’s better than two guys getting girls and crashing weddings? Buddies Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are divorce mediators in D.C., but specialize in crashing weddings.

Classic Buddy Line:
Jeremy Grey: We are gonna have tons and tons of opportunities to meet gorgeous ladies that get so aroused by the thought of marriage that they’ll throw their inhibitions to the wind.
John Beckwith: And who’s gonna be there to catch them?
Jeremy Grey: Grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pal! What do you like better, Christmas or Wedding Season?

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3)  The Blues Brothers (1980)
On a mission from God, Jake Blues (John Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) attempt to save the orphanage that they grew up in from foreclosure in this flick also based on an SNL skit. To do it, they reunite their former band and attempt to raise $5,000.

Classic Buddy Line:
Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Jake: Hit it.

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2) Tommy Boy (1995)
After the sudden death of his father, Tommy Callahan III (Chris Farley) needs to prove that the vitality of his father’s brake pad business is still strong. In order to do this, he goes cross-country on a sales trip with his dad’s assistant, Richard Hayden (David Spade) and their relationship blooms.

Classic Buddy Line:
Tommy: Did you hear I finally graduated?
Richard Hayden: Yeah, and just a shade under a decade too. All right.
Tommy: You know a lot of people go to college for seven years.
Richard Hayden: I know, they’re called doctors.

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1) Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Our No. 1 pick for best buddy comedy couldn’t be any dumber. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dune (Jeff Daniels) find a briefcase full of cash and attempt to return it to the beautiful girl who owns it. The catch is the money in the case is ransom cash for the girl’s kidnapped boyfriend.

Classic Buddy Line:
Harry: Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this … and totally redeem yourself!

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