In honor of National Best Friends Day (June 8), I have decided to compile a top 25 list of the best bromances ever.
A bromance is a close, but nonsexual relationship between two men. Some of the major signs you are in a bromantic relationship may include nicknames for each other. One of my personal favorites is “hey, you fucking dildo.” You make jokes around other people and they give you that half smile as if they understand it, but not really because only you and the BROmantic partner know what is happening. God forbid, you two start drinking together, that’s when shit gets heavy and there is nothing in the world that can stop you two.
I have been blessed enough to have several great bromances in my life. That list is long and distinguished so I won’t go through the entire list, but special shout out to Kurt, Jeremy, Richard, Andrew, Ricky, Danny, Matt and of course Bob, my dad. If I missed you, you know what we have is special. Don’t feel bad.
To the heterosexual males who feel uncomfortable with bromances, get a grip you douche canoe.
If any of your favorites did not make the list and you have a problem with it, make your own damn list you butthole.
25- Damon Salvatore and Alaric Saltzman
Where you can experience this bromance: The Vampire Diaries
Favorite BROmantic Moment: After being killed by Damon, Mason Lockwood comes back as a ghost demanding an apology from Damon while he is having drinks with Alaric. Alaric then sarcastically responds “good luck with that” knowing damn good and well his buddy is a dick. True friend right there.
Why they made the list: One is a vampire hunter and the other is a vampire and this further proves my theory that bromances are the most powerful force on Earth.
24- Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane
Where you can experience this bromance: White Men Can’t Jump
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Sidney gets pissed at Billy for the amount of shit he is talking before their match up with Flight and Willie. All good bromances have bumps in the road in the heat of competition.
Why they made the list: These two cannot be beat on the court. Greatest basketball duo ever.
23- Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich
Where you can experience this bromance: NBA 1997-2016
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Gregg Popovich speech when Tim Duncan retired
Why they made the list: They won five NBA Titles together, duh!
22- Bill Belichick and Tom Brady
Where you can experience this bromance: NFL 2001-Present
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Any time Belichick smiles because it is usually in the presence of Tom Freaking Brady
Why they made the list: Six Super Bowl rings.
21- Fulton Reed and Dean Portman
Where you can experience this bromance: D2 The Mighty Ducks
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Anytime these two touched the ice together because it meant bodies were about to go flying and jaws were about to be broken
Why they made the list: Ducks Fly Together! Bash Brothers mother fucker
20- Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly
Where you can experience this bromance: Step Brothers, Talladega Nights
Favorite BROmantic Moment: When they just became best friends (if you don’t understand the reference, you’re dead to me)
Why they made the list: They formed the best company of all time with Prestige Worldwide and crushed their performance at the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer.
19- Pauly D and Vinny
Where you can experience this bromance: Jersey Shore
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Anytime it was T-Shirt Time
Why they made the list: Just go watch a youtube compilation of them and you will understand why
18- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Where you can experience this bromance: Good Will Hunting
Favorite BROmantic Moment: (Spoiler alert) The end of Good Will Hunting when (again, spoiler alert) Will went to “see about a girl”
Why they made the list: Good Will Hunting is a great depiction of their bromance because the are exactly like that in real life. These two fix each others ties for god sake, talk about looking out for a friend
17- Walter White and Jesse Pinkman
Where you can experience this bromance: Breaking Bad
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Yeah Mr. White, yeah science!
Why they made the list: (SPOILERS) Walt fucking died to save Jesse
16- Blake Shelton and Adam Levine
Where you can experience this bromance: The Voice
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Every single time these two start shitting on each other on The Voice to get the singer
Why they made the list: All bromances should have some great jabs at each other and these two are fanatic at it. No love ever lost of course.
15- Mowgli and Baloo
Where you can experience this bromance: The Jungle Book
Favorite BROmantic Moment: The Bare Necessities bruh.
Why they made the list: I mean this bear literally floated down a river while Mowgli rode that man’s chest.
14- Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens
Where you can experience this bromance: WWE (April 2016 – February 2017)
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Every time Jericho put someone on the list for insulting his best friend Kevin Owens.
Why they made the list: I know this bromance didn’t last forever, but the 10 months it did was the greatest ever. Longevity knocks them down pretty far, but their break up made grown men cry. That is a powerful bromance.
13- Mike and Sully
Where you can experience this bromance: Monsters Inc, Monsters University
Favorite BROmantic Moment: When they took down that punk bitch Randall
Why they made the list: When people heard them talking about accidentally taking Boo from the bedroom and other monsters heard, Mike breaks out into song and dance and Sully follows along. That is truly having someone’s back. Respect.
12- Vin Diesel and Paul Walker
Where you can experience this bromance: Fast and the Furious Franchise
Favorite BROmantic Moment: It goes without saying that when Vin Diesel drives off at the end of Fast 6 with Brian saying that he will always be his brother makes cutting onions look easy. In the Fate of the Furious, they honored him again (spoiler) by naming Vin’s son in the movie after him.
Why they made the list: This is another great bromance that extends past the movies. The two of them were awesome together in real life.
11- Ted Mosby and Barney Stinson
Where you can experience this bromance: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite BROmantic Moment: You ever heard of the game I like to call, haaaaave you met Ted?
Why they made the list: Brocode, bro. Brocode.
10- Barack Obama and Joe Biden
Where you can experience this bromance: 2008 – 2016
Favorite BROmantic Moment: When Biden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Why they made the list: When you have a bromance that has provided the world with the best memes ever and you happen to live in the White House, you have a place on this list. (If you are offended, grow up.)
9- Aladdin and Genie
Where you can experience this bromance: Aladdin
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Never Had a Friend Like Me
Why they made the list: I mean, Aladdin was able to get under his skin from the beginning by saying he didn’t “need” him. These two were destined to have a legendary run together.
8- Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter
Where you can experience this bromance: Boy Meets World
Favorite BROmantic Moment: The episode where Shawn joins a cult and Turner crashes his bike. He went to run out the room to the douchebag who ran the cult and Cory just grabbed him and hugged him. Fight for your friends man.
Why they made the list: Lifelong friends from an early age and stayed friends through thick and thin. Easy choice here.
7- Triple H and Shawn Michaels
Where you can experience this bromance: WWE (1997 – Present)
Favorite BROmantic Moment: The DX Report
Why they made the list: DX is a huuuuge reason why WWE won the Monday Night Wars and put WCW out of business. Triple H and Shawn Michaels are the catalyst for that. Just like every friendship, it has its ups and downs, but you laugh your ass off when these two get together.
6- Woody and Buzz
Where you can experience this bromance: Toy Story Franchise
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Woody “You are a TOOOOOOOY! A child’s play thing.” Buzz “You are a sad, strange little man.”
Why they made the list: Aside from the fact that Tom Hanks is a god, they are the leaders of the toys that know how to get out of any pickle.
5- Gaston (Luke Evans) and LeFou (Josh Gad)
Where you can experience this bromance: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite BROmantic Moment: When they sing “Gaston”
Why they made the list: We all have that one friend we want to be like. In my case, all my friends love me…obviously. These two are fantastic.
4- Maverick and Goose
Where you can experience this bromance: Top Gun
Favorite BROmantic Moment: “I was inverted.” That entire scene!
Why they made the list: Maverick is the guy who runs his mouth and Goose is the one who either scales back or goes along with it. No telling where Maverick would be without Goose.
3- Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake
Where you can experience this bromance: 2002 – Present
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Best Friends Challenge on the Tonight Show
Why they made the list: The fact that these two get as bubbly as they do when they are together is all that needs to be said. Every man should strive to have this.
2- Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani
Where you can experience this bromance: Friends
Favorite BROmantic Moment: When Chandler suggests that Joey’s stage name should Joseph Stalin and Joey’s dumbass runs with it.
Why they made the list: These two bought a chick and a duck together. That means you have officially reached the peak of bromance.
1- Timon and Pumba
Where you can experience this bromance: The Lion King
Favorite BROmantic Moment: Hakuna Matata
Why they made the list: I mean come on, this has to be number one right? These two never let each other down and always have each others backs. For all people my age, these two are the first ones to teach you about a great bromance.