We’ve all heard the story before: one boy, one girl. Super-attractive besties who should totally be together but for some reason haven’t made the leap from BFF to BF/GF. Well, in the land of movies, the friend zone doesn’t exist and nobody tells you that “you’re like my younger sister.” All it takes is two hours and — BAM! — relationship. Someone will admit their love, reach an epiphany about their friendship, or just lock lips with the other person. Need proof? Just look below!
Quirky girls everywhere cheer for this ultimate reverse-order relationship. Juno (Ellen Page) and Pauly Bleeker (Michael Cera) start off as BFFs, have sex, have a baby, give that baby up for adoption, and then start dating. Phew!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
This was many years in the making, but Ron and Hermione finally get together in the last installment of the series. Didn’t you cheer when Rupert Grint and Emma Watson locked lips? It was the moment we’d been waiting for forever.
In this new flick, Miley Cyrus gets dumped, but it turns out that might be the best thing for her love life. Then she can reconsider her best friend Kyle, played by the smoldering Douglas Booth. They even take a Paris adventure together! Umm, jealous on sooo many levels.
13 Going on 30
We’re not gonna go into the logistics of the time-space continuum to explain this, but 13-year-old Jenna is stuck in her future 30-year-old body (played by Jennifer Garner). In modern-day, Jenna realizes that she’s in love with her closest friend, Matty, who she ditched for the popular crowd way back when. Except now Matty is engaged. Ah! Conflict! So when Jenna goes back to the ’80s, she makes sure to get all up on her bestie.
John Tucker Must Die
When Brittany Snow’s character Kate moves to her new school, she quickly befriends a wild-haired Penn Badgley, who is John Tucker’s younger bro. At the end of the film, Kate discovers she actually has the hots for the younger Tucker, not his schmexy, serial cheater older sib.
She’s the Man
Of course, Channing Tatum doesn’t know that his BFF and roommate is actually Amanda Bynes, pretending to be her brother Sebastian. When she finally comes clean, he’s hurt, but eventually shows up at her debutante ball. It’s really nice to see Amanda out of that wig, and it’s really nice to see them together.
Superhero love is just as distressing as normal people love! For the entire movie, Layla (Danielle Panabaker) pines over her lifelong best friend Will (Michael Angarano), who is hopelessly in love with a senior… who just happens to be evil. When Will reaches his senses, Layla finally gets a kiss from her crush — and it happens mid-air.
Do you love these movies? Did we miss any? Have YOU ever been stuck in the friend zone–or has your BFF ever turned into something more?