84% of people can't name all of these buddy films from one screenshot! Can you?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Buddy films often put together two not-so-likely friends to resolve a problem. The end result is a comedic and perfect pair, who could not have solved the problem without each other. How many of these buddy films can you name from a screenshot?

Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Outtakes for Jackie Chan movies typically show his missed timing on stunts and what went wrong. For this movie, however, the outtakes mostly show where he and Chris Tucker hilariously fumbled their lines.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Jack Lemon plays uptight and meticulous Felix, while Walter Matthau’s character, Oscar, is the happy-go-lucky slob. Matthau also played this role in the Broadway play on which the film is based.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The Guard was a huge success with critics and at the box office. It received a long list of award nominations, including nine for the Irish Film and Television Awards. It won five of these, including Best Actor for Brendan Gleeson.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Both Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson made their film debuts in the 1986 movie "Wildcats." After "White Men Can’t Jump" (1992), they would go on to star together in the much less popular "Money Train" (1995).

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star opposite each other in this adaptation of a Steven King novella. The film was a critical success, and although it scored no wins, it received seven Academy Awards nominations, including one for Best Actor for Freeman.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The interaction of the leading pair (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) was aptly summed up on the film’s poster: You’ve never met a pair like Butch and the Kid.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Midnight Cowboy" was originally rated “X” by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). It holds the distinction of being the first X-rated film to win a Best Picture Academy Award. It’s rating was later changed to “R”.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"The Sting" was released in 1973, four years after its stars, Paul Newman and Robert Redford, had appeared together in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." They were again directed by George Roy Hill.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Superbad" is thought to be based on the teenage experiences of its writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. In the film, Jonah Hill plays the character named Seth, while Michael Cera plays Evan, both of whom were trying to lose their virginity.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

When "48 Hrs." was released in 1982, Nick Nolte had already been acting in feature films for ten years. This, however, was the debut film for Eddie Murphy who had enjoyed success as an actor on television's "Saturday Night Live."

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Kingpin was directed by brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly. They have worked jointly on several other films as director, writer and/or producer. Among their films are "Dumb and Dumber," and "Dumb and Dumber To."

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Gerard Depardieu plays the lovable oaf Quentin, who befriends villainous Ruby (played by Jean Reno) in jail. Ruby is out to avenge the death of his lover, and Quentin invites himself along for the ride.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"From Paris with Love" stars John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Travolta’s performance is hailed as the highlight of the movie.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This is the second in a trilogy of films written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Wright is also the film’s director, while Pegg stars with Nick Frost as a pair of English police officers.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This film features an array of stars (including Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles). "The Blues Brothers" film is based on characters its lead actors, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, created for "Saturday Night Live."

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer are the lead pair in this neo-noir movie. The film’s title hints at its themes of romance, comedy, murder and mystery.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson” is often attributed to Sherlock Holmes. However, Holmes never actually makes that statement in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories – only in later adaptations of his work.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Django Unchained," starring Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz was nominated for an astounding list of awards. Among its many wins are two out of the five Academy Awards for which it was nominated – one going to Waltz for Best Supporting Actor.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The film did extremely well at the box office but got generally mixed reviews. The acting abilities of both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were much more favorably received by the critics.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Both of the film’s stars, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, were nominated for the same Best Actor Golden Globe Award for their work in "n Bruges." Farrell won.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Dumb and Dumber" was released in 1994. Its sequel, "Dumb and Dumber To," was released 20 years later in 2014. In-between these two film was the prequel "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd," released in 2003.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This critically acclaimed movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino, who won both Academy and Golden Globe Awards for the film’s screenplay. In both cases he was also nominated as Best Director.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Jim Carrey plays Steven Jay Russell who staged multiple prison breaks to reunite with another inmate (Ewan McGregor) he fell in love with. The real Russell is currently in a Texas prison serving a 144-year sentence.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans play the leads in "The Last Boy Scout." Their acting partnership earned them a nomination for MTV’s Best On-Screen Duo.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russel both got nominated for Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards for their efforts as Tango and Cash, respectively. Russel’s nomination was for Worst Supporting Actress for scenes he played dressed as a woman.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return their role as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. Although this film cost much more to make than the original, both films earned somewhat similar amounts at the box office.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

In Men in Black, several well-known persons are shown to actually be aliens in disguise. Among them are Al Roker, Dionne Warwick, Sylvester Stallone and Newt Gingrich.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is based on Homer’s The Odyssey. Just as in Homer’s tale, it features the lead character, Ulysses (George Clooney), in one exciting adventure after the next.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Richard Donner is the director of all four "Lethal Weapon" movies. Donner also directed the original "Superman: The Movie" (1978).

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau (the Grumpy Old Men) were close friends who appeared in a least ten films together. They died one year apart and are buried close to each other in the same cemetery.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"The Hangover" was a huge box office hit which also got very favorable reviews form critics. Its sequels, "The Hangover II" and "The Hangover III," also did well at the box office, but were not as favorably received by critics.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Shanghai Noon" (2000) was followed by the sequel, "Shanghai Knights" (2003). A third film, "Shanghai Dawn," is expected to complete the trilogy.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This is the third of the Die Hard movies, following the original "Die Hard" and sequel "Die Harder." After it, comes "Live Free or Die Hard" and "A Good Day to Die Hard." In this film, John McClane (Bruce Willis) faces the brother of the villain he killed in the first movie.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Chris Farley was originally slated as the voice of Shrek and had recorded most of his lines. When Farley died, Mike Myers was chosen for the role.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez star in both this film and its sequel, "Another Stakeout." While the original was a hit both at the box office and with critics, the sequel did very poorly in both areas.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"21 Jump Street" is based on a 1980’s TV series which starred Johnny Depp in the lead role. Depp makes an uncredited cameo appearance in this film.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This film is set in England. It reveals Charlie Chaplain (as a boy) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle is knighted at end of the film, along with the lead characters, played by Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Clint Eastwood plays the lead character, Thunderbolt - an experienced bank robber. Jeff Bridges is his new sidekick, Lightfoot – a performance which earned him a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Spies Like Us" is based on an earlier film series called "Road To …", which starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Hope made a cameo appearance in "Spies Like Us."

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

In terms of box office figures, "Rush Hour 2" holds the honor of being the most successful of the three Rush Hour movies.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Wasabi" stars Jean Reno and Ryoko Hirosue. Reno is well-known to Western audiences for his performances in films such as "Mission: Impossible" and "Leon: The Professional."

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

A federal agent and a dentist.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"Due Date" is a cross-country road trip that features an unlikely pair. Robert Downey Jr. is Peter (serious and in a hurry) and Zach Galifianakis is Ethan (obnoxious and always getting in the way).

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The obvious difference in appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito is heavily played upon in the film. The film’s poster continues the gag by declaring: Only their mother can tell them apart.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"The Other Guys," played by Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, only get their chance at glory when a pair of top cops end up dead. That pair is played in cameo by Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L Jackson.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

This is the second film in the Bad Boys franchise. It was released in 2003 and a video game based on it, "Bad Boys: Miami Takedown," was released in 2004.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"National Security" stars Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. In the film, Lawrence goes from LAPD officer to security guard (reluctantly), working with Zahn to solve a crime. By the end of the film, he is an LAPD officer again – partnered with Zahn.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

"The Green Hornet" was created in 1936 as a radio series. Since then, the Green Hornet and his sidekick, Kato, have been featured in TV series', films, comic books, and children books.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

The original "Rush Hour" was set in LA (Carter’s home). "Rush Hour 2" was set in Hong Kong (Lee’s home). "For Rush Hour 3,", the story takes place mostly in Paris.

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Which buddy film is shown in this screenshot?

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover starred in this 1987 movie and the three sequels that follow. A TV series based on the movie began airing in September 2016.

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