Watching relationships develop and flourish can provide some of the greatest moments in cinema - and there is no relationship more touching that a good olde bromance.
And a bromance is what we have cooking this week as Tom Hardy & Chris Pine team up for This Means War.
So to celebrate the release of the movie we take a look at some of the best bromances that have graced the big screen.
- Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law: Sherlock Holmes
Robert Downey Jr & Jude Law returned as Sherlock Holmes & Dr Watson at the end of 2011, two years after they had first Guy Ritchie directed movie.
It the chemistry between the pair that really drives the movie forward. They are more like a married couple than professional partners and it's this relationship that provides much of the humour.
They banter well together and there really is a deep seated friendship there despite driving each other up the wall.
- Paul Newman & Robert Redford: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid remains one of the greatest Westerns of all time, and that is in no small part to the central performances from Redford & Newman.
It's hard to believe that these two were not the original choices for the roles of Butch & Sundance as they have sizzling chemistry.
These actors compliment each other well; Newman was at his roguish best and Redford mixing sex appeal with danger.
Friendship is one of the key themes in this movie and that shines through with these two performances.
- Mel Gibson & Danny Glove: Lethal Weapon
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover teamed up for the first time back in 1987 in cop/action movie Lethal Weapon.
Martin Riggs is a cop on the edge while Roger Murtaugh is facing retirement.
This unlikely pairing doesn't start out well as they struggle with each other's style of policing.
But the Murtaugh's bring Riggs into the family and give him a place to belong and a deep seated friendship is formed.
Gibson & Glover would make three movie Lethal weapon movies together over the years.
- Elijah Wood & Sean Astin: The Lord Of The Rings
The Lord of the Rings remains one of the great film series of all time and the roles of Frodo & Sam will forever be associated with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin.
Now the movie may be about god v evil and defeating a dark lord but friendship is the very heart of this movie.
The trilogy is about being their for one another during the hardest times & Sam is willing to follow Frodo into danger and possible death.
Wood & Astin deliver touching performances as they embody these two characters heart & soul.
- Tom Hardy & Chris Pine: This Means War
This week Tom Hardy teams up with Chris Pine as FDR and Tuck: two of the world’s top secret agents and best friends, who never let anything come between them - until they inadvertently fall for the same woman.
Now, it’s all-out war, as the two spies battle each other with high-tech surveillance, advanced tactics, and an arsenal capable of bringing down a small country.
This Means War is released 2nd March
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