“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – Rick, Casablanca
Everyone can relate to a movie friendship, and so, there are countless films based featuring this sacred bond. Here are five of the best pairs of movie buddies out there.
5. Han Solo & Chewbacca (Star Wars)
Favourite activities: smuggling, completing the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, saving the day, having #banter
“You hurt Chewie, you're gonna deal with me!” – Han Solo
When it comes to movie buddies, the first pair that come to most people’s minds are Han and Chewie. These guys are an inspiration to friendship everywhere, not letting race or language get in between them. And most of us can relate to having a hairy, growling creature in their lives – see: in-laws.
Check out Star Wars HERE
4. The Dude & Walter (The Big Lebowski)
Favourite activities: bowling, deceiving kidnappers with briefcases full of dirty undies, asking Larry about his homework
“Walter, I love you, but sooner or later, you're going to have to face the fact you're a goddamn moron” – The Dude
Ah, The Dude and Walter. Here’s a pair of guys that I’d love to hang out with, even if I was Donny. This is the kind of friendship where it’s okay to blatantly say when the other is being a moron – the foundation of any good relationship. Just ask my mate Josh…fucking idiot.
Check out the Big Lebowski HERE
3. Andy & Red (The Shawshank Redemption)
Favourite activities: talking about hope, watching Rita Hayworth films, being in prison
“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies” – Andy
If I was in jail, I’d want to be pals with these two. They’re wise, they’re full of hope, they avoid conflict…they’re everything you want from prison buddies. You can just sit and play chess with these guys or watch movies or organise libraries together. And maybe one day, you could meet them on a tropical beach somewhere restoring a boat. Bliss.
Check out the Shawshank Redemption HERE
2. Woody & Buzz (Toy Story)
Favourite activities: chasing removal trucks, falling with style, falling out and making up, being played with by Andy or Bonnie
“There's a good toy down there and he's—he's going to be blown to bits in a few minutes all because of me. I've gotta save him! But I need your help. Please. He's my friend. He's the only one I've got.” – Woody
These two remind us that it’s okay to have disagreements or fall out every now and then. The friendship will always shine through and make the argument a think of the past. Woody and Buzz met on bad terms, and have had several fights (“YOU! ARE! A TOY!”), but they’ll always have a friend in each other – especially when the road looks tough ahead and they’re miles and miles from their nice warm beds…ahem. You get the point.
Check out Toy Story HERE
1. Elliot & ET (ET: The Extra-Terrestrial)
Favourite activities: trick-or-treating, flying around on a bicycle, having a psychic connection with one another
“I’ll be right here” – ET
If ET was remade today, everyone’s favourite short-arse alien’s parting words with Elliot would be “bff m8”. These two have protected each other from all sorts of danger and, hell, they’ve even got a psychic connection. You can’t get any closer than that. Even when ET fucks off back to his home planet, their bond remains. Lovely stuff.
Check out ET HERE
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