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The 10 Most Iconic On-Screen and Off-Screen Friendships of All Time

Newsweek logo Newsweek 6/12/2021 Jamie Burton
Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans posing for the camera: Scarlett Johansson (L) and Chris Evans attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The pair worked together long before they were Marvel superheroes © Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney Scarlett Johansson (L) and Chris Evans attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The pair worked together long before they were Marvel superheroes

This past week marked National Best Friend Day, a time to look back and celebrate those you hold dearest to you. Whether it's a school pal, a sibling, a workmate or your partner, having your best friend around is good for the soul.

To celebrate the occasion, we've put together a list of the top ten movie duos who can't get enough of each other.

This is a list comprising of films only, so different TV shows don't count. The stars also need to have appeared in films outside of one franchise, otherwise Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson would have walked onto the list.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—8 movies

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler are posing for a picture: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Jeff Vespa/WireImage © Jeff Vespa/WireImage Tina Fey and Amy Poehler attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Jeff Vespa/WireImage

This Golden Globe-hosting duo are known for having a strong friendship on- and off-screen. After working at Saturday Night Live together, their hits include Mean Girls, Baby Mama and Sisters.

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans—9 movies

One of the more surprising duos on the list, Evans and Johansson first starred together in the 2004 film The Perfect Score. They then both worked on The Nanny Diaries before teaming up as Captain America and Black Widow in seven Marvel movies together.

John Cusack and Joan Cusack—10 movies

John Cusack, Joan Cusack standing in front of a laptop: John and Joan Cusack attend the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images © Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images John and Joan Cusack attend the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

Proving there's no sibling rivalry here, John and Joan Cusack have worked in perfect harmony across 10 movies, dating back to 1983 in the coming-of-age comedy Class.

Seth Rogen and James Franco—10 movies

James Franco, Seth Rogen are posing for a picture: Actors/filmmakers James Franco and Seth Rogen celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. The pair have not worked together in years. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon © Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon Actors/filmmakers James Franco and Seth Rogen celebrate The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. The pair have not worked together in years. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon

This entry comes with an asterisk, as this particular duo appear to have fallen out of late. Famous for their buddy stoner comedies, Rogen recently revealed to The Times that he's not planning on working with Franco again in the light of sexual misconduct allegations made against him. Ironically, it looks like This Is The End for the former friends.

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader—11 movies

Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader in a wedding dress: Presenters Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The pair were SNL castmates before moving on to star in movies together. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images © Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Presenters Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The pair were SNL castmates before moving on to star in movies together. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The Saturday Night Live alumni have wracked up 11 movies together across a hectic nine-year period. As well as starring on SNL together for seven years, they came together for indie darlings like The Skeleton Twins and Adventureland.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost—11 movies

Nick Frost wearing glasses: Actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg pose at the after party for the premiere of Focus Features' "The World's End" at the Cat and Fiddle on August 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The pair's most famous work is the Cornetto Trilogy with Edgar Wright. Kevin Winter/Getty Images © Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg pose at the after party for the premiere of Focus Features' "The World's End" at the Cat and Fiddle on August 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The pair's most famous work is the Cornetto Trilogy with Edgar Wright. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Stars of the Cornetto Trilogy, these two have brought us Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. Along the way they've also starred in Paul and Slaughterhouse Rulez.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon—11 movies

Ben Affleck et al. standing in front of a store: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attend the 2018 World Series Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers game five at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The pair starred in multiple movies before making it big in Good Will Hunting. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images © Jerritt Clark/Getty Images Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attend the 2018 World Series Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers game five at Dodger Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The pair starred in multiple movies before making it big in Good Will Hunting. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

Still firm friends, this Boston pair have only appeared in one film together in recent years when they teamed up for the comedy Jay And Silent Bob Reboot. They first both appeared in Field of Dreams in 1989 but came to mainstream attention when they wrote and starred in the Academy Award-winning Good Will Hunting.

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson—13 movies

Owen Wilson wearing a suit and tie: Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson attend a London Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Zoolander No. 2" at Empire Leicester Square on February 4, 2016 in London, England. Mike Marsland/WireImage © Mike Marsland/WireImage Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson attend a London Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Zoolander No. 2" at Empire Leicester Square on February 4, 2016 in London, England. Mike Marsland/WireImage

Friendship never looked so good when this pair went toe-to-toe in the world of professional modeling in Zoolander. Away from the catwalk, they've made a dozen movies including Meet The Parents, Night at the Museum and The Royal Tenenbaums.

Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi—15 movies

Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler are posing for a picture: Steve Buscemi and Actor Adam Sandler pose backstage at The 22nd Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14, 2018 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Webby Awards © Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Webby Awards Steve Buscemi and Actor Adam Sandler pose backstage at The 22nd Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14, 2018 in New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Webby Awards

Not the first time you'll see Sandler on this list, he's cast Buscemi is many of his comedies over the years. First starring together in Airheads in 1994, they're still on good terms as Buscemi recently had a role in Sandler's Netflix movie Hubie Halloween and the number is set to rise to 16 collaborations later this year when they both lend their voices to Hotel Transylvania 4.

Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider—18 movies

Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider are posing for a picture: Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler pose for photographers during a photocall to promote the film 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' on July 28, 2008 in Berlin. Anita Bugge/WireImag © Anita Bugge/WireImag Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler pose for photographers during a photocall to promote the film 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' on July 28, 2008 in Berlin. Anita Bugge/WireImag

Sandler must be a delight to work with as he takes the number one and two positions on our list. Sandler and Schneider worked together on Saturday Night Live in the 90s before going on to make numerous cameos in each other's movies for decades. The pair had a publicized falling out a decade ago that led to Schneider missing out on Grown Ups 2, but they made up by the time Sandler made The Ridiculous 6 for Netflix in 2015.

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