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)

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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)

Buena Vista Pictures

Buena Vista Pictures

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)

LucasFilm

LucasFilm

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.

Diego Crespo wants to be friends with Thor (Thor series, Avenger series)

Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

If we can take away one lesson from Age of Ultron, it’s that Thor is one of the best party guests. Not only does he have Great War stories, he’s good company for drinking. Think you’ve got what it takes to out drink an Asgardian? Try some Asgardian mead, son. But more than a fun drinking buddy, Thor is a loyal friend. He’d die for his allies. And there’s no greater value than honor among friends.

Schyler Martin wants to be friends with Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

Ferris Bueller

Paramount Pictures

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)

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

1. Magic. She’s really good at it.  2. She wouldn’t put up with my BS, yet she would totally get my need to always be on time and follow rules. 3. If I ever needed an audience for my indignation at injustice, or someone to join me in some sort of activism that I would not attempt on my own, I think I could count on Hermione (or Emma Watson really… and she’s as unlikely to be my friend as Hermione is, so I’m still sticking to the realm of fiction).

Ryan MacLean wants to be friends with Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures

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)

TriStar Pictures

TriStar Pictures

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!

Jack Godwin wants to be friends with Sam Wilson/The Falcon (Captain America: The Winter Soldier/The Avengers: Age of Ultron)

The Falcon

Walt Disney Motion Pictures

The Falcon might be the most reliable and trustworthy superhero in the Marvel pantheon, aside from Captain America himself. He’ll give you advice, make you breakfast, and even take you in when everyone you know is trying to kill you. And it helps that he can fly, carrying you away from certain death – or just across town if you’re feeling lazy.
 Richard Newby wants to be friends with Marty McFly
Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

As far as I’m concerned, Doc Brown can peace out. An adult version of the down-to-Earth, quick-thinking, highly-excitable Marty is definitely someone I could hang with. I’m not even interested in the time travel aspect of Marty’s life. I’m fine just jamming to rock n’ roll and seeing where the road takes us. But if he happened to make a trip into the alternate version of 2015 and bring me back a hoverboard, well, I wouldn’t turn it down.