It Takes Two: Top 25 Best Buddy Comedies

From mismatched cops on a job to teenage best friends going out in a blaze of glory, we count down the

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'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (1998)
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11. 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' (1998)

As Don Quixote had his Sancho Panza, so Johnny Depp's Raoul Duke has his Dr. Gonzo, Benicio Del Toro's paunchy, pill-popping Man Friday. (Gonzo was based on author Hunter S. Thompson's lawyer, Oscar Zeta Acosta.) They're an ugly pair, pushing each other to ever more precarious and far-out heights of drug-addled debauchery — but when you're exploring the boundaries of consciousness, it never hurts to have a wingman. In theory, it's Dr. Gonzo's job to get Raoul Duke out of the occasional jam; in practice, they're like men trying to extricate themselves from quicksand using each other as handholds. The only way for one to go up is for the other to sink.—SAM ADAMS

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