There are times when a film just completely nails what friendship is truly about and with these 5 best friendship quotes from movies you’ll be looking to reach out and catch up. Sometimes a few words can resonate and make you long for the old days when the only important things were the next time you’d be hanging out with your buddies. Words, if written well, can resonate and these five cause those echoes to ring clear:
“Shaun of the Dead“: Shaun: “He’s not my boyfriend!“ Ed: “It might be a bit warm, the cooler’s off“ Shaun: “Thanks babe.“ A good friendship often causes those looking at it from the outside to either compliment or disparage it as a marriage. This is that relationship where you complete each other’s thoughts, you know what the other person would order at any restaurant you end up at and you’ve got their back until, and perhaps past, the grave. Shaun and Ed cricket bat in a great friendship quote.
“Bad Boys 2′: Mike: “Okay, look. We’re a partnership but we’re a partnership with boundaries. We got a new rule: from not on you can’t say the word “flaccid“ to me.“ A great friendship has few boundaries but there are some that need to be drawn not in the sand but hand carved into a giant Rosetta stone. When you’ve got a great friendship you’ll hold their hair whether they’re drunk or going through an insane action sequence. Friendship means you’ll always be there as long as the reproductive system is off the table.
“Hellboy“: “I can promise you two things: One, I’ll always look this good. And two, I’ll never give up on you.“ Friendship is a power unto itself just like humor. Through action and words, friendship makes clear that whatever hammer falls you are there no matter what. Maybe you’ll arrive a little late due to “two for one“ tacos at the food cart but you’ll pound through a horde of demons to make sure you’ll there at your buddy’s surgery. Sometimes it takes a giant red demon to remind us of that.
“The Crow“: Sarah: “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die but real love is forever.“ Without love, friendship is pretty much just a decent way to make sure you don’t get abducted when choosing a carpool to work. With a strong friendship, you’re still visiting their grave long after their gone and cleaning the stone, laying flowers and letting the dead know that they’re gone but no way are they leaving your heart nor memory. Death doesn’t mean much outside of less 3 a.m. phone calls to rehash the night to a friendship because you’ll sitll have memories, you’ll still have random chuckles during the day as you think of “that one time in Germany“ and you’ll still have the quiet moments where you miss them. This makes Sarah’s words one of the best friendship quotes in film ever.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”: Walter: “We’ll find him. He sticks out like a sore thumb.“ Indiana: “The hell you will! He’s got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody’s got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan. He speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom. He’ll blend in, disappear. You’ll never see him again.“ You can’t have a best quote about friendship unless at least one of them oversells the other friend. Friendship has ties to sibling rivalry in that you can pick on your friend but you’ll be damned if someone else goes gunning for them and that’s perfectly portrayed here. Marcus is a learned man but Indy makes him out to be a man of mystery with the skills of a triple agent. You can’t let someone attack your friend without stepping in and you might as well teach them to fear your friend and if that involves throwing them up on a pedestal which is shakier than a river otter on pixie sticks, so what?