Today is International Day of Friendship, and we’re celebrating by choosing the one movie character we most wish we were friends with in real life. Have a look at our list below, and drop us a line in the comments to let us know who you would choose as your movie friend:
Sean W. Fallon wants to be friends with Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Furiosa is loyal, tough, a great shot, beautiful, savvy, and best of all has a sweet ride. As someone who can’t drive I usually find myself being driven around, so to rock up to work in a the war rig would be pretty awesome. Also with Furiosa I know she looks out for her friends and she would always have my back and be ready to beat the shit out of someone if they wronged me.
David Shreve wants to be friends with Doc Holliday (Tombstone)
It’s not just his willingness to quick fire upon anyone who crosses his best friend (That might not go over as well in the present-day East Coast as it did in lawless Tombstone). Doc is also witty as hell, a whiskey drinking wild card, and in possession of an intimidatingly dapper mustache. I also like that he’s down for whatever, like I could be having a bad day, burst into the room and ask who wants to get a drink, and he would stand slowly and reply: “I’m your… drinking buddy.” And then he would smirk all cool-like because he knows I expected him to say something else. Then we’d laugh and high five and, you guys, seriously, he’s really cool…
Beth Reynolds wants to be friends with R2D2 (Star Wars)
I was told this list wasn’t limited to human beings, so obviously the most steadfast, trustworthy, loyal friend in the movie universe is R2D2. My theory is that if R2 can put up with C3PO on a regular basis, then he can surely indulge me. Sure, he has a bit of a temper at times, but he’ll always go out on a limb for me. And if he gets annoying, I can always just shut him down for a while.
Schyler Martin wants to be friends with Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
Perhaps no character in film history is as purely and shamelessly fun as Ferris Bueller. Who else would inspire you to break out of your routine, to seek adventure and hedonistic pleasures at every turn, to throw caution to the wind and live solely for the moment? I’m 21 years old and eager to have a good time in my youth, but often I need a little nudge to inspire me to step out of my comfort zone. I need a friend like Ferris Bueller. Everyone needs a friend like Ferris Bueller.
Katherine B. Shelor wants to be friends with Hermione Granger (Harry Potter film series)
Ryan MacLean wants to be friends with Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Since the rules of this list dictate that I couldn’t pick Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation, the choice seemed obvious to me as Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, is essentially Andy in space. He is a big, lovable, teddy bear of a man who I can’t help but want to spend time with. I mean who wouldn’t love to fly around the galaxy in his space ship, the Milano, and go on fantastical cosmic adventures. Of course he would get us into all kind of trouble but he would match my concern with an adorably cocky grin. At the end of the day Quill would definitely know the best ways to unwind, whether we hit up an awesome galactic bar or just hang out listening to some classic music. Funny, charming and easy on the eyes, Star-Lord would make for the ultimate bff.
Anton Reyes wants to be friends with the T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
Well, obviously, the best choice for a “movie best friend” is the T-800 from Terminator 2. He’s a killing-machine that’s always at your side and he’s also willing to learn the ways of human nature the way you see fit. He’s the ultimate best friend, plus he’s Arnold Schwarzenegger!