A necessary tribute to five of the best odd couples in movie history 1 year ago

A necessary tribute to five of the best odd couples in movie history

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 Hollywood can never have too many odd couples.

It's a formula that hasn't ever really changed, and why in the hell would it?

We're talking of course about the "odd couples" of Hollywood. Not necessarily romantically-involved couples, but pitting two polarised characters alongside each other has always been a common theme in movies.

Ahead of the release of Stuber, starring Dave Bautista as a macho cop and Kumail Nanjiani as a scrawny Uber driver (classic odd couple), we thought we'd take a trip down movie memory lane. Stuber is in Irish cinemas on Friday, 12 July, and have a look at the trailer below to see why we reckon these guys will be included in the next version of this list!

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Twins (1988)

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Any movies that casts Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twin brothers should be celebrated the world over. From the very first time they met when Vincent (DeVito) saw his enourmous brother and said it was like looking in a mirror, we knew we were onto something special.

The two actors do an incredible job together, and it's a shame that this movie never really gets the credit it deserves. Now more than ever, this is the sequel that we need.

The Other Guys (2010)

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A more recent addition to the list, but no less deserving. Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg are a perfect example of how to use the "odd couple" formula to make a cop comedy.

The scene where Will Ferrel successfully makes an argument that a school of tuna could kill a pride of lions just about says all you need to know about The Other Guys.

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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The first installment of Lethal Weapon is about as 80s as it gets. The jeans, the hair and the music is all the stuff of legend.

Riggs and Murtaugh were two characters that should never have clicked, but over 30 years and a TV reboot later there are calls for a fourth sequel. Murtaugh may be too old for this shit, but they're two characters that will live forever.

Men in Black (1997)

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Two sequels, a cartoon series and a spin-off later, it was the casting of hard-faced Tommy Lee Jones and slick Will Smith that started it all. Whilst we can look back at this film now and call it a classic, it was definitely a bold choice at the time.

If only we could use one of those memory-erasing neuralyzers so we could watch it again for the first time.

Step Brothers (2008)

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We challenge you to find a movie more relatable than this one of two men in their 40s who are still living with their parents. You'd be hard set to find one that's more quotable either.

These two are more a case of two personalities being too similar than anything else. A dragon and a knight hawk might not sound like the best of pairings, but throw in a bit of "Boats n' hoes," and you're onto a winner.

Prepare for the rideshare of your life, Stuber in Irish cinemas 12 July.

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