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The Bromantic Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving

Having posted two chick flick Gift Guides (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101), to help girls and guys alike pick great holiday gifts for their favorite chick-flick-lovers, it seems only fair to offer some dude-centric guidance too. Combining personal knowledge with input from some members of the fabulous Screen Invasion Team, I offer you this guide to Bromance and Buddy Comedy gift-giving.

This Gift Guide is designed to help you choose the perfect gift(s) for your boys and/or the special man/men in your life.

Organized by theme, each section includes a featured flick and additional suggestions (listed alphabetically) for what to buy if your recipient digs-but-already-owns the feature film. Links to Amazon and/or iTunes are included for each. Available formats (DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, etc.) vary by movie.

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Best Buds

Ted (2012)

© 2012 – Universal Pictures

As a boy, John wished Ted to life.
Twenty-seven years later, can John be a ‘real grown-up’ if he still has his teddy bear by his side?

Ted will be available at Amazon beginning December 11 and on iTunes as of December 1.

RECOMMENDATIONS

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Dumb and Dumber (1994) [Amazon | iTunes]
I Love You, Man (2009) [Amazon | iTunes]
Swingers (1996) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Wayne’s World (1992) [Amazon | iTunes]
Wedding Crashers (2005) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Will Ferrell

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

© 2004 Dreamworks, LLC. All rights reserved.

“There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme.
When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were
allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest.
His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals.
He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.
In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls.”

Anchorman is available at Amazon.

RECOMMENDATIONS

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Elf (2003) [Amazon | iTunes]
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) [Amazon | iTunes]
The Other Guys (2010) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of
Ricky Bobby
(2006) [Amazon | iTunes]
Zoolander (2001) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Frat-tastic & Scholastic

Animal House (1978)

© 1978 – Universal Pictures

If you’re looking for a brotherhood guided by strict moral principles and a well-connected alumni network,
Delta Tau Chi is not the fraternity for you.

Animal House is available at Amazon and on iTunes.

RECOMMENDATIONS

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Accepted (2006) [Amazon | iTunes]
American Pie (1999) [Amazon | iTunes]
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
[Amazon | iTunes]

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Billy Madison (1995) [Amazon | iTunes]
Old School (2003) [Amazon | iTunes]
Van Wilder (2002) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Men on a Mission

21 Jump Street (2012)

Photo by Scott Garfield – © 2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
**ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Two baby-faced cops—who are hardly the brightest crayons in the box—return
to high school to mount a sting operation against a dangerous drug ring.

21 Jump Street is available at Amazon and on iTunes.

RECOMMENDATIONS

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) [Amazon | iTunes]
The Blues Brothers (1980) [Amazon | iTunes]
City Slickers (1991) [Amazon | iTunes]
Dogma (1999) [Amazon]
Get Him to the Greek (2010) [Amazon | iTunes]
Men in Black (1997) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Red (2010) [Amazon | iTunes]
Road Trip (2000) [Amazon | iTunes]
Rounders (1998) [Amazon]
Rush Hour (1998) [Amazon | iTunes]
Snatch (2000) [Amazon | iTunes]
Superbad (2007) [Amazon | iTunes]

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High Times

Dazed and Confused (1993)

© 1993

Rising seniors celebrate the last day of school in 1976 by
hazing the incoming freshmen, drinkin’ some beer, and smokin’ some weed.

Dazed and Confused is available at Amazon and on iTunes.

RECOMMENDATIONS

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Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) [Amazon | iTunes]
Friday (1995) [Amazon | iTunes]
Half Baked (1998) [Amazon | iTunes]
The Hangover (2009) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
[Amazon | iTunes]
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
[Amazon | iTunes]
Pineapple Express (2008) [Amazon | iTunes]

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Looking for gifts from other genres?
Well look no further…

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and her feature column, This Chick’s Flicks, for pieces on the chick flicks of now and then.

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Ted image: © 2012 – Universal Pictures.

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Born-and-bred New Yorker. Lifelong film & TV lover—from chick flicks, rom-coms, rom-droms, rom-drams, and tweentertainment, to Shakespeare, period pieces, James Bond, fairy tales, and mafia movies.