Two of our favorite stoners, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal ('politics') Penn) are back from their White Castle run to take on the holidays...in 3D! Neil Patrick Harris returns for the new adventure along with Patton Oswalt and Danny Trejo. Time will tell where it ranks on the all-time list, but in the meantime, here are 20 of our favorite modern (and a couple classic) 'Bro'-Trip movies!
By John Halecky
2011 New Line Cinema
Year One (2009)
The buddy adventure comedy gets re-invented once again in Year One starring Michael Cera and Jack Black as a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers on an epic journey through the ancient world.
2009 Columbia Pictures
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
"Party on dude!" Before there was Wayne and Garth, there was Bill & Ted on the ultimate 'Bro'-Trip travelling through time to gather up a few historical figures to use in their history presentation for school.
1989 Orion Pictures Corporation
Bad Boys (1995)
Miami is the setting for this action-comedy 'Bro'-Trip starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as a pair of police detectives hot on the trail of $100 million dollars worth of stolen heroin. A sequel, Bad Boys II followed in 2003.
1995 Columbia Pictures
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
MTV faves Beavis and Butt-Head journey across America to try and recover their beloved stolen TV in this animated adventure from creator Mike Judge. "Huh-huh!"
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Jake and Elwood are on a mission from God to raise $5000 and save the orphanage where they grew up by playing one last big gig. The movie ends with one of the largest and greatest car chases in cinematic history.
1980 Universal Pictures
Up in Smoke (1978)
The oldest pair of comedy vets on our list, Cheech & Chong starred together in this 1978 classic as well as a number of other '80's movies, all with a 'green' theme! (And I don't mean environmentally-friendly!)
1978 Paramount Pictures
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
"Dude! Sweet!" Seann William Scott and Ashton Kutcher are Chester and Jesse, two bumbling stoners who wake up and can't remember where they parked their car. An epic journey of street gangs, transexual strippers and aliens ensues!
2000 Twentieth Century Fox
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Brainless best friends Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) travel across the country to try and return a suitcase full of money to its rightful owner. The plot really doesn't matter as much as seeing Jim Carrey in one of his earliest roles in all of his wacked-out glory.
1994 New Line Cinema
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder paired up for a total of 4 movies together playing best friends who get into all sorts of trouble: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and Another You (1991).
1989 TriStar Pictures
Hot Fuzz (2007)
This comedy duo (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) started out together killing zombies in Shaun of the Dead (2004) before taking on the cop genre in this 2007 action/comedy.
2007 Rogue Pictures
While Clerks (1994) was their first, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) have paired together in a number of director Kevin Smith's movies as well as in Scream 3. While Clerks is not neccessarily a traditional 'Bro'-Trip movie, these two always seem to be trippin' on Snootchie-bootchies!
1994 Miramax Films
Lethal Weapon (1987)
There have been 4 Lethal Weapon movies pairing Murtaugh and Riggs together, played by Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. A couple of mismatched L.A. police officers, they've tackled everything from drug smugglers to the Chinese Triad gang.
1987 Warner Bros. Pictures
"Vegas, baby! Vegas!" That's the destination for Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn in this 1996 classic that put them both on the map. "You're so money and you don't even know it!"
1996 Miramax Films
Men in Black (1997)
Mr. Jones and Mr. Smith team up together as top secret agents who monitor and police alien activity on Earth in this 1997 sci-fi, action/comedy and its sequel, 2002's Men in Black II. Rumors are that there is going to be a Men in Black III to be released in 2011.
1997 Columbia Pictures
Midnight Run (1988)
One of the first and best 'Bro'-Trip movies pairs Robert De Niro as a bounty hunter who has to get the bail jumping Charles Grodin from New York to L.A. in 5 days or less. Along the way this mismatched pair form an unlikely friendship.
1988 Universal Pictures
Rush Hour (1998)
Another very mismatched, but very funny, pairing is Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan as an L.A. cop and a Hong Kong detective who star together in 3 Rush Hour movies taking them from L.A. to Hong Kong to Paris.
1998 New Line Cinema
While their 'Bro'-Trip only consists of one crazy night in L.A., best friends Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) make the most of it by crashing a party, stealing some alcohol and running from the cops, all just to impress a few girls.
2007 Columbia Pictures
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
"Let's go someplace like Bolivia." That's the destination in this 'Bro'-Trip starring screen legends Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid. Also considered to be one of the top 'Bromances' of all time, this one is a must-see.
1969 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Wayne's World (1992)
"Excellent!" Based on a '90's SNL skit of the same name, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are Wayne and Garth, 2 slacker friends who have a public access TV show run out of Wayne's basement. Ok, so there's no real road trip in this movie, it's just fun to have Wayne and Garth on the list! "No way! Way!"
1992 Paramount Pictures
Never on Tuesday (1988)
And finally, a little known comedy 'Bro'-Trip starring a very young Andrew Lauer and Peter Berg in their first real film roles as two guys from the mid-west travelling to CA to pick up girls when they get into an accident and become stranded in the desert with the incredibly hot Claudia Christian...who happens to be gay.
Which 'Bro-Trip' movie do you like best? And did we miss any of your personal favorites? Let us know at email@example.com.