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33 Of Film's Best Best Friends
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33 Of Film's Best Best Friends | Shaun and Ed
Shaun and Ed

As seen in: Shaun Of the Dead (2004)

Played by: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Hangers on / third wheel: Liz (Kate Ashfield), Dianne (Lucy Davis), David (Dylan Moran), Barbara (Penelope Wilton)

Defining moment of friendship:

“I’d only hold you back..."

It’s a testament to the comedy holy trinity that is Pegg & Frost & Wright that an emotionally gut-wrenching scene like this can still be deeply funny. At the darkest point in their struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse, Shaun faces the unbearable fact that lifelong pal Ed isn't going to make it. It should be devastating - and it is - but it's also very funny. That's thanks to one of Ed’s infamous guffs, sure, but funny nonetheless, combining fart gags with a genuinely heartfelt goodbye.
 

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1 RE: What about Merry and Pippin?
They definitely should! Sam and Frodo, Merry and Pippin and Gimli and Legolas! They all have amazing friendships! And i know Frodo was under the influence of the ring but he was still a bit of a dick to Sam towards the end! I've never been able to forgive him for making Sam cry! That is unacceptable to me! But Merry and Pippin's friendship is definitely the sweetest! More

Posted by FilmFanaticFrancesca on Tuesday January 10, 2012, 19:17

2 RE: 33 Of Film's Best Best Friends
butch cassidy and the sundance kid for sure also ratso rizzo and joe buck More

Posted by midnightcowboy1976 on Wednesday December 28, 2011, 20:12

3 this list could go on for EVER!!!!
you missed out one of my fav pairing- wyatt earp and doc holliday in tombstone. defining moment would be: why you doin this doc? because wyatt earp is my friend. friend, hell i got lots of friends. i don't. also could have randel n dante in clerks or ned and will in unforgiven kinda need a whole websit devoted to this!!!!! More

Posted by doug64 on Monday December 5, 2011, 00:49

4 You're being very un-dude!!!
Where's The Dude and Walter....... man!! More

Posted by Steven Jay on Tuesday November 29, 2011, 17:07

5 Franchise? FRANCHISE???
Ahem, The Star Wars films are a Saga...a franchise is for Subway and Mcdonalds More

Posted by bruciebonus on Monday November 28, 2011, 20:42

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33? how very illuminatti of you! no E.T. and Elliot? More

Posted by c0nal on Monday November 28, 2011, 06:51

7 BTTF BBF!
Erm, Marty McFly and Doc Brown!?!.... More

Posted by Dalek Dave on Sunday November 27, 2011, 23:24

8 'Live for me Wyatt.'
What about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in Gunfight at the O.K Corral, Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid in Wyatt Earp, or (my personal favourite) Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer in Tombstone. More

Posted by The Samaritan on Sunday November 27, 2011, 17:38

9 TIMON AND PUMBAA??
where are disneys coolest most badass set of best friends :O shocked More

Posted by thejokerboy123 on Sunday November 27, 2011, 16:13

10 SIDEWAYS
Great list but very sad not to see my favourite movie friends Miles and Jack from Sideways. They complete each-other perfectly and the fact they've been friends since young men is so gently and honestly conveyed. More

Posted by DancingClown on Sunday November 27, 2011, 16:11

11 TIMON AND PUMBAA??
where are disneys coolest most badass set of best friends :O shocked More

Posted by thejokerboy123 on Sunday November 27, 2011, 16:03

12
Thank you for recognizing that Ocean's 12 has great character work. To me, it more than overshadows the strange heist in the movie and yes, Julia Roberts as Tess as Julia Roberts. More

Posted by nKutzler on Saturday November 26, 2011, 20:55

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Thank you for recognizing that Ocean's 12 has great character work. To me, it more than overshadows the strange heist in the movie and yes, Julia Roberts as Tess as Julia Roberts. More

Posted by nKutzler on Saturday November 26, 2011, 17:56

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I know you've got Jay and Silent Bob, but surely Dante and Randal deserve inclusion too? Randal's speechifying in the jail at the end of Clerks II is one of the greatest bits of bromantic cinema ever. More

Posted by MartinHeron on Friday November 25, 2011, 19:08

15 What about Merry and Pippin?
I really think they should make the list! More

Posted by Lonea on Friday November 25, 2011, 18:35

16 Harry Potter
The scene from Ron and Harry's friendship is from Half Blood Prince, not Goblet of Fire :) More

Posted by PercyJackson4 on Friday November 25, 2011, 17:56

17 A sad day for Star Wars...
... when it's quoted 'from 1997'. The special editions have now officially replaced history. More

Posted by UGonnaBarkAllDayDog? on Friday November 25, 2011, 15:52

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I never realised Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels played Chewie and Han too! More

Posted by drqwerty on Friday November 25, 2011, 15:10

19 Merry and Pippin
Where are these two? Disgraceful, that Bridesmaids is on here but not these two. More

Posted by Bigcheeseben on Friday November 25, 2011, 14:16

20 Some more..
Maverick and Goose, Indiana Jones and Short-Round, Josh Baskin and and Billy in Big, Gary and Wyatt in Weird Science...I just love the 80's! More

Posted by fraser1978 on Friday November 25, 2011, 13:56


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