As everyone knows, cinema is largely male-centric. From early shorts like The Great Train Robbery (1903) or A Trip to the Moon (1902), to the biggest superhero films of this current summer, males have and continue to dominate movie screens across the world. One common storyline in this male dominated medium are tales which revolve around close male friendships. Now, the content of these stories can fall across a broad spectrum, but those where the men involved express any affection for one another are often referred to in pop culture as being "bromantic" in nature. Now, more often than not, films featuring a male friendship do not consider the topic seriously. Typically, the best case scenario is that these relationships appear as comedic relief. At worst they often suggest something insidious or inflammatory, such as the accusations of "gay panic" often directed at the bromantic films of Judd Apatow. Still, there are films littered throughout history that feature a little male bonding, and that aren't solely preoccupied with cracking jokes at the relationship's expense. These films do several things: the friendship is one of substance; it's treated with respect; and finally it possesses a legitimate thematic importance. These are the films that this list will concern itself with, bromantic films where men make each others' lives better.