It wouldn't be a Cornetto trilogy list without dedicating a spot to its leading men. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost vaulted into geek iconography almost a decade ago when Shaun of the Dead reached an audience that hadn't yet seen Spaced; since then, they've played best buddies three additional times, in Hot Fuzz, The World's End, and the Greg Mottola-helmed Paul.
What's exceptional about each outing they've done together is that they never fail to convey their friendship - which is, of course, because they're really friends. That bond gets tested in all three of Wright's Cornetto films, each of which end with a big, emotional moment between the two - it's the beat that each picture builds to.
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End are about a lot of things - like growing up, facing oppression, and normal people in extraordinary circumstances - but more than anything else, they're about friendship. Wright couldn't have picked a better pair to bring that pursuit to life.