A while ago, I fell down the rabbit hole that is the internet when I started reading this article called “The 10 Best Fictional Boyfriends“. There were links to a series of other articles about the best and worst fictional relationships. This started me thinking about my favourite relationships in film and television. It occurred to me that some of the fictional relationships I adore the most aren’t romantic at all. For me, I often find myself thinking, “Man, I wish I had a best friend like so-and-so from (insert movie here)”. So I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite fictional besties.
(Please note, some of the clips in this post are not safe for work, and feature some naughty language)
Now, if you’ve seen Shaun of the Dead, you’ll probably agree with me that Ed isn’t the easiest person to get along with. He’s rude, he’s a bit of a loafer and he’s the epitome of political incorrectness. Shaun knows this, and he still adores him. He’s stuck with Ed long enough to see that he’s actually pretty sweet (in his own weird way) and intensely loyal. He sticks up for Ed when people make fun of him, and supports him no matter what. And I do mean NO MATTER WHAT.
Romy and Michelle from Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion
I love the way that Romy and Michelle are perfectly happy just being themselves. They’re not the cleverest lasses on the planet, but they really know how to have a good time. Plus I’d kill for their wardrobe.
Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar from Wayne’s World
Although these two stick together and help each other out, I love the way that Garth’s not afraid to speak up when Wayne gets a bit too big for his boots. They always make up when they fight, and they always have eachother’s back.
Dharma and Jane from Dharma and Greg
I love all the pranks that these two get up to. They don’t take themselves too seriously and that’s awesome. Can you honestly tell me that you wouldn’t want a best friend who would dress up as a deaf cockney hunchback to go hardware shopping?
Vince Noir and Howard Moon from The Mighty Boosh
These two could not be more different, and yet they’re a perfect match as friends. They go on all kinds of adventures together and they even perform as a musical duo.
Dante and Randall from Clerks
Randall is a pretty awful person when you think about it. He’s rude, he’s racist, he’s sexist and he’s a total bully. But he loves Dante. And even though he does some pretty effed-up things to him, in his twisted way he thinks he’s doing the right thing. Their friendship is actually surprisingly sweet.
Who are your favourite fictional besties? Have I left anyone out?