Examples of TrueCompanions in {{Film}}.
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''. Wise guys kill each other to save their own hides.
-->''"Your killers come with smiles, as people you've known your whole life. And they always come when you are at your weakest"''
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'' (2012 version), at first the superheroes have significant differences, but Nick Fury (leader of SHIELD) deliberately tried to invoke this to bring them together in a time of need. It was a huge risk for him and his career. By the end [[spoiler:he succeeds]].
** Similarly ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' revolved around a motley crew of criminals who eventually put aside their differences and end up saving the galaxy through ThePowerOfFriendship [[spoiler: literally]].
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy Marty]] [[OnlySaneMan McFly]] and [[BunnyEarsLawyer Doc]] [[ReluctantMadScientist Brown]] have a [[OddFriendship very strange]] but very strong bond. They are separated by interests and [[IntergenerationalFriendship age]], but they would [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] for each other without a second thought.
* The plot of the Japanese film ''DenshaOtoko'' (''Train_Man'') revolves around a true companions group that forms around the title character, a shy otaku who saves a girl from a drunk on the train. The true companions group is made up of people intrigued by his story, who encourage him and give him advice on how to woo the woman. He in turn inspires them to get out of the various ruts they have been stuck in.
* ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'': After going through several hardships in their shrunken state, the kids eventually warm up to each other, leading to [[spoiler: a romantic bond between Amy and Little Russ.]]
* The GSE, the West Ham United's firm, from ''Hooligans''.
* A variant on this pops up in ''The Maltese Falcon''. If you're a detective, it doesn't matter that you hated your partner and were sleeping with his wife -- he's your partner, and if he's killed you have to do something about it.
* ''Film/TheMightyDucks'': DUCKS FLY TOGETHER.
* The cast of ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', despite initial attempts to not form personal attachments to each other.
* Danny Ocean's band in ''Ocean's Eleven'', [[{{Oceans 11}} original]], [[OceansEleven remake]] and sequels. Especially notable in ''Ocean's 13'' where in the beginning much of the team wants to drug, kill, and bury the villainous casino owner who betrayed their friend and caused him to go into shock.
* ''{{RENT}}'' has this when the seven friends band together in the wake of Benny's FaceHeelTurn, as well as the fact that half of them are HIV-positive. Even Joanne, an Ivy League lawyer who was only there because she was dating Maureen, gradually joined the gang and stuck around after the couple's breakup [[spoiler:which was fortunate, since Angel's death brought them back together.]]
* Since ''{{Newsies}}'' is about a strike, the importance of solidarity and sticking together is repeatedly emphasised, as in the song "Once and for All":
-->''Once and for all we'll be there to defend one another\\
Once and for all every kid is a friend, every friend a brother!''
* Todd Browning's ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' centers on a group of circus "freaks," including a couple of folks with dwarfism, an intersex "half-man, half-woman," a pair of cojoined twins, a fellow with no limbs, etc. A "normal" trapeze artist marries one of the "midgets," and is treated to a wedding feast by his true companions, who cheer their friend's fortune, and welcome the aerialist as "One of us!" in the film's most memorable scene. [[spoiler: When it's revealed that she only married him so that she could get to his money, kill him, and run off with her boyfriend, the pissed-off "Freaks" take revenge on her and the boyfriend, mutilating them and condemning ''them'' to a life as freaks, but without the solidarity of the others that made such a fate tolerable.]]
* ''The Wizard of Oz''[='=]s Dorothy and crew, (both [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] and [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original book]]).
** Aside from the original, other books in the [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] world have also had this in some form or another.
** The tradition continues with the live-action miniseries ''Series/TinMan''. [[spoiler: Dorothy's great-granddaughter]] DG forms one with the three gents she picks up.
* ''{{Rebel Without a Cause}}'', with Jim and Judy as "parents", and Plato as the kid.
* The cast of ''{{Sneakers}}'' appears, at the outset, to be employees at a small security firm, but when it comes time to circle the wagons, they work together like only true companions could.
* The main protagonists in ''Robots'', mainly between Rodney and the "Rusties".
* Nowhere in any of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movies is this shown more than in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'': after [[TheSpock Spock]] sacrifices himself to save the ''Enterprise'' in the previous movie, the entire cast hijack the ''Enterprise'', sacrificing their careers, possibly even their lives, along with the ship and [[HeroicBastard Kirk's son]] in order to kill some Klingons and go after a one-in-a-million shot at bringing the [[color:green:green]]-blooded bastard {{back from the dead}}. This is driven home even further when, in the next movie, [[TheSpock Spock]] chooses to stand with his "comrades" at their trial, despite not being charged of any crime himself.
** Then there's the 2009 movie, in which [[spoiler:[[TheSpock Spock Prime]] manipulates events in the alternate universe, forcing that universe's [[TheKirk Kirk]] and [[TheSpock Spock]] to work together to defeat the Romulans, despite the fact that they hate each other. [[FireForgedFriends The experience causes them to grow to respect each other and eventually become friends]]. When the [[TheSpock Spock]] of that universe [[MyFutureSelfAndMe meets Spock Prime]] and asks why he didn't simply show up himself to solve the problem, [[TheSpock Spock Prime]] explains that he didn't want there to be a universe where his self was denied the strong friendship he shared with [[TheKirk Kirk]].]]
* Sure, they're rude, crude, and somewhat morally grey, but the Deltas from ''AnimalHouse'' are definitely this. "They can't do that to our pledges! Only ''we'' can do that to our pledges!"
* In the original ''StarWars'' trilogy the core cast of [[KnightInSourArmor Han Solo]], [[TheHero Luke Skywalker]], [[BadassPrincess Princess Leia]], [[TheBigGuy Chewbacca]], [[PluckyComicRelief R2-D2, and C-3PO]]. Over the course of three films they risk their lives, endure torture and hardship, and make tremendous sacrifices for each other. Even the droids are treated like people instead of property, both of them being repaired after sustaining damage that most people would just consider an excuse to buy a new droid.
** By ''ReturnOfTheJedi'' [[BlackBestFriend Lando Calrissian]] appears to be on his way to joining (he clearly views [[TheLancer Han]] and Chewie this way, but it's less certain how he feels about the others and how they feel about him), along with possibly Wedge Antilles (moreso in the books than the movies, but the last scene of ''ROTJ'' shows him as part of the group).
** Wedge is considered part of the true companions as far as the other characters are concerned, partly because he's one of the few left alive from the beginning. The problem is that he's the HeroOfAnotherStory, so doesn't get to hang out with the rest as much.
** One of the (many) complaints about [[ThePhantomMenace the]] [[AttackOfTheClones prequel]] [[RevengeOfTheSith trilogy]] was that, in contrast to the original films, the main characters, in general, came across more as a group of people with similar goals than friends and family that cared about each other.
** Consider also that this may be why the main characters fail to come together and defeat Palpatine. Teamwork, people!
* [[BandOfBrothers The Fellowship of the Ring]] from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' definitely qualifies. Many of the members [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits don't even know each other at first]], but they become FireForgedFriends and [[IOweYouMyLife risk their lives]] for each other repeatedly. When they're forced to [[LetsSplitUpGang separate]], they still remain close and have a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming at the end of the movie when they [[BackFromTheDead all meet up again]].
* The title group in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' once they survive [[spoiler:being betrayed by their employer and TheMole]] and solidify their common goal, are implied to be becoming true companions.
* Creator/TomHanks' group of soldiers in ''SavingPrivateRyan''.
* The Vietnamese film ''Owl and the Sparrow'' revolved around one of these made up of three people who meet each other in Saigon: a zookeeper, a flight attendant, and a runaway girl who sells flowers on the street. The last scene of the movie has [[spoiler: the flight attendant leaving the airport to meet the other two, hugging the little girl when she finds them]]
* Almost everyone except her main rival seems to be one of Bethany Hamilton's TrueCompanions in SoulSurfer.
** Then, in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, [[spoiler:the rival shares her Trophy with Bethany at the end.]]
* The main trio in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. The books have a lot more of them.
* ''Film/ThirteenDays'': Kenny O'Donnell and Jack and Bobby Kennedy. They've known each other since college and Kenny gets very irate when he thinks an ObstructiveBureaucrat is trying to play them off each other.
* In ''SisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants Carmen narrates saying, "Together, it was as if we formed one single, complete person."
* ''{{Film/Thor}}'': Thor, Sif, and the Warriors Three are a pretty tight-knit group after adventuring and fighting together for thousands of years. Later on in the movie, Sif, Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg risk everything to retrieve Thor from exile and are ecstatic when they're eventually reunited with him.
--> '''Fandral:''' It's treason.
--> '''Volstagg:''' To hell with treason, it's suicide.
--> '''[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Sif:]]''' He would do the same for us.
* The 2011 film ''Sunny'' revolves around a woman reuniting her high school friends when one of them is dying of cancer. A good majority of the film takes place in flashbacks of them in TheEighties.
* Stretch, Spoon and Cookie are true companions in ''Film/{{Gridlockd}}''. The group is a jazz trio who live together. Cookie has sex with both men, and the only reason they don't have threesomes is that Stretch says he can't get it up "in a crowd." Although both Spoon and Cookie are black, Stretch has NWordPrivileges with them. The group is so close that they all use the same bathroom at the same time.
* "The Club"[[note]]Linda refers to it once as the "Johnny, Julia, Nick, and Susan Club", but thereafter calls it "The Club" for short.[[/note]] from ''{{Film/Holiday}}''. Linda initially conceives it as all of John and Julia's friends put together, but in practice it ends up being Linda, John, and John's friends Nick and Susan, with an extra chair for Linda's brother Ned. They identify themselves as Very Unimportant People with no interest in being snobs or stuffed shirts, who enjoy play, fun, and adventure, and who want to make money only insofar as it allows them to lead better lives. Julia declines to join them.
* TheFastAndTheFurious team is this and is also one big happy surrogate family. It shows in Fast Five and Fast Six the most, but the bond is there. Dominic Toretto is the biggest example of this with his mantra of "You don't turn your back on family, even if they've turned their backs on you.".