It’s somewhat comforting to know that when stars act together on the big screen, even if they’re portraying enemies, they can still be great friends when the cameras aren’t rolling. (Look at Dylan O’Brien & Will Poulter in The Maze Runner, or Sarah Hyland & Zoey Deutch in Vampire Academy.) There’s something about knowing a film set is simpatico that makes us like whatever movie we’re watching that much more, you know?
What can be even cuter is when a pair of real-life celeBFFs play brothers and/or sisters in a film. Here’s a list of famous celebs who did just that:
Shailene Woodley & Ansel Elgort
These two have some serious friendship love for one another. While Ansel has stated that he's not physically attracted to Shailene, he clearly doesn't mean it as an insult. Ansel says that "it's nice" not to want a female friend sexually, and has gone on to gush, "We're close. We’re good friends, so it's nice to have those kind of people in your life." No wonder the two were so believable as brother and sister in the Divergent series. (Though, they were pretty believable as a couple in The Fault in Our Stars, too.)
Zac Efron & Adam Devine
Funny guy Adam DeVine describes Zac Efron as a "bad boy beefcake," but also as a dear friend — one that even brings you Gatorade and crackers when you're sick!
Adam DeVine stated that he got food poisoning while shooting Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Zac made sure he was taken care of.
Adam said it "sort of pisses [him] off" that Zac is so nice on top of "being America's handsome prince." If we didn't already know how Simone Biles feels, we would now.
Tom Hiddleston & Chris Hemsworth
We could click through photo galleries of Tom and Chris being best bros all day, whether it's Tom talking about Chris' amazing body, or Chris stating that Tom was adopted as a Hemsworth. The two met filming Thor in 2009, and have been close ever since. They each agree that they have a serious bromance going on, and amazing BFF chemistry on and off screen. Swoon.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
The BFFs have been in a few films together, and it's hard not to buy tix when you hear that there's a new Amy and Tina flick coming out. The dynamic duo played sisters in the titular comedy Sisters (2015), and it's no doubt that their hilarious IRL rapport only aided in making this hilarious movie.
The two besties originally met in 1993 at Chicago's ImprovOlympic. The women were described as being very similar, and just as ballsy as the men in improv. In September 2001, Amy finally joined Saturday Night Live, after Tina asked her to for years.
The women have co-hosted the Golden Globes, parodied each other and described their platonic love as nothing short of "admiration." D'aw.
Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader
While SO good, the 2014 film The Skeleton Twins is also a bit depressing. A series of small tragedies brings estranged twins Milo and Maggie (Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig) back together in their hometown. But the BFFs' real-life friendship is anything but...
The SNL alums frequently crack each other up during interviews and on set, and have their described their relationship as a brother-sister one. After knowing each other for over 10 years, it's no wonder the two get along famously.
Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley & Rosamund Pike
Rosamund Pike has described her relationship with Pride & Prejudice co-stars Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan as sisterly, stating that the three try to get together whenever they're in the same city — sometimes, Carey even stays with Rosamund. That's a sleepover we'd LOVE to attend.
Lily James, Suki Waterhouse & Bella Heathcote
Bella Heathcote described her relationship on set with Lily James and Suki Waterhouse as being like the oldest sister in the family clan of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies sisters, and has stated that the girls maintain a friendship outside of killing the undead on screen. A badass, pretty posse of strong women sounds like just the kind of girl group we want to be in.
Photo: Marie Claire
Scarlett Johansson & Natalie Portman
Reading interviews with ScarJo and Nat is like watching a tennis match — not only are the friends gorgeous and talented actresses, but their intelligence and wit is on point. It's no wonder they vibe off of each other well enough to convincingly play sisters in Justin Chadwick's The Other Boleyn Girl. The film was their first together. Scarlett said she took it, because she was "desperate" to work with Natalie (who was already attached). The rest, as they say, is history.
Claire Danes & Sarah Jessica Parker
Ugh, to be a famous bestie. Claire and Sarah Jessica are often seen at events as well as fashion shows together, sitting front and center. The two starred as sisters in the 2005 dramedy, The Family Stone, which fits in perfectly with their sisterly dynamic off screen. We bet they even borrow each other's clothes. (Or, would, if they both weren't so stinkin' rich.)
Claire Danes & Kirsten Dunst
Claire Danes is killing it in the BFF A-lister world. Frequently seen on the red carpet together (like at the 2016 AFI Awards), these pals have years of best friendship under their belt after playing sisters in the 1994 classic Little Women.
Amy Adams & Emily Blunt
Amy and Emily have been in more than one film together, and it's no wonder — they clearly enjoy one another's company on and off set.
Emily said that when she first met Amy, it felt like she had "known her forever," and that she "still very much feels like my sister." We can totally see these two cleaning up bodies together on the reg. They'd have each other's backs, for sure.
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly
We all know the #1 quote from Step Brothers: "Are we best friends now?" "Yep!" It's been made into memes and GIFs countless times, and we all have (or should have) a Will Ferrell or John C. Reilly in our lives that we feel that way about.
The 2008 film about two middle-aged men who are unemployed and still live with their parents is a far cry from the megastar lifestyle Will and John actually have, but the best friendship is real, fam. The bros typically attend Lakers games together, and even shared a funny smooch on the Kiss Cam at a 2011 game.
Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson
It makes complete sense that Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller play brothers in Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums.
The two have made a total of 13 films together, and Owen describes his off-screen relaysh with Ben as a "pretty similar dynamic" and one in which they "still laugh over the same things," even after all those years as BFFs. Awww, same... but, you know, about our BFF, not Ben Stiller.
Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna
In the 2009 film Rudo y Cursi, Gael and Diego play rival-soccer-player stepbrothers living on a banana plantation in Mexico.
IRL, the two love doing red carpets together, hugging and working on multiple film projects together since they met years ago.