screenrant.com 10 Movie Characters Fans Would Like To Be Friends With, According To Reddit
From the incredible art that is created by the movie industry, it's clear that many characters can have a profound impact on audience members. Some are thought-provoking such as John Keating in Dead Poets Society, whilst others are simply hilarious like Megan in Bridesmaids.
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With plenty of roles that embody these traits and more, Reddit fans have expressed which characters they would most like to be friends with. Sometimes viewers are able to connect with certain parts on a deeper level, meaning they can't help but feel they would make great buddies.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
It's not always just real life characters that capture the hearts of viewers. Oftentimes, an animated role can have the same impact, if not more so.
For Redditor nowhereman136 the answer is simple as they stated "Easy, Genie from Aladdin." Robin Williams and Will Smith both put their marks on the creation by making a loveable, fictional Genie someone that audiences can believe in. As one of the best Disney characters, his warmth is a wonderful trait to have in a friend and a few wishes here and there wouldn't go amiss either.
Whilst some characteristics make it obvious that a character would be a good friend, there's some that don't instantly spring to mind, yet are still a choice for a few fans.
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Reddit User credditational said "...Robert De Niro's character from Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers. I just want to be in the circle of trust." It's a fair point to feel the urge to be a part of Jack's inner circle, because it's clear that there's a high level of approval required to be allowed in. Besides, having an ex CIA agent as a friend would be pretty cool.
Marvel have provided such an interesting and unique mix of characters, that it's no surprise at least one of them would be the friend choice of fans.
Redditor Painkiller655321 chose "Tony Stark. Just ask for 1% of his fortune and a customized Iron Man suit." Being friends with a founding member of the Avengers and a superhero would certainly open someone's eyes to a whole new world. It's probably not ideal to be friends with someone in the hope you'd get some of their money, but a personalized Iron Man suit would be a great perk.
For some viewers, wizards and witches would be intriguing to be friends with, purely for the fact of their magic and fantastical world. But for others, a particular magical character would be worth being friends with because of their humanity.
A deleted Redditor said Luna Lovegood would "...generally just brighten up my day and make me feel better about myself." A friendship should have the ability to have a positive effect on all those involved, so Luna would clearly make for a great friend. Those with a kind nature always stand out, drawing people in and she wouldn't even need any magic spells to do it.
A well-written character can be reason enough to want to be their friend, but the actor that plays the part can also add to the list of reasons. Redditor Guyonbench proved the point by picking God from Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty and saying "Its Morgan Freeman as God. He's cool enough to share some of his power with you and would help you fall asleep by reading you the phone book..."
The caring and powerful nature of the character could help guide anyone through their lives, but what makes it even better is Morgan Freeman's voice is one of the most recognizable and most compelling to listen to. The combination of those strong traits would definitely come together to make a superb friend.
Cartoons, humans and superheroes are all on the list of characters that would make great friends, but it doesnt end there. Even animated animals make the list.
Redditor upquark22 went with Dug from Up because "...it would be great to be able to converse with man's best friend." There's no doubt that dogs are already a wonderful companion, but if someone really wantedto have a greater understanding of them or create a stronger bond, Dug would be the perfect choice. Plus, he is really cute.
James Bond is the frontman for the franchise's portrayal of MI6, soaking up all the action with suave suits and cool cars. Despite all that, some fans noticed the other smaller characters, recognizing them as a good candidate for a friend.
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A deleted Redditor said "Q on James Bond. He's like Santa Claus, only better." It's a bold statement to compare another character to Santa, but it can't be denied that Q would be an immensely interesting friend to have. He'd be able to advise others on the latest tech and maybe even give a little insight into some top secret information. But that might be wishful thinking.
Frodo may have kept the ring on his person and even lead the way to Mordor, but it was Sam's unwavering loyalty that made him a stand-out character, which fans easily warmed to.
A deleted reddit user simply stated "Samwise Gamgee," and it's abundantly clear why he would make a brilliant friend. Sam showed a commitment to his dear friend that most wouldn't be able to compete with. He never let Frodo fight on his own and faced every single obstacle head on. Sam isn't an unexpected fan favorite from The Lord Of The Rings and is definitely someone anybody would want on their side.
A complex character with many strings to their bow can be an intriguing aspect and would warrant a friendship with them. A deleted Redditor claimed Elle Woods as their ideal friend and praised her for being "...smart, she's fashionable and she always thinks of others first."
Elle has many memorable quotes in Legally Blonde and was a truly brilliant character because she proved that people can have more than one positive trait, none of which are mutually exclusive. Her caring nature goes hand in hand with her belief in fairness, and she would always back her nearest and dearest whenever they needed it.
The impossibility of a character's existence doesnt faze some fans when it comes to choosing who'd they'd pick as a friend. If a role is suitable, that's all there is to it.
Redditor Randysback made the clear and concise comment "Surely everyone will say Superman." The DC superhero would be a strong protector and definitely be able to stand by their friend in any disagreement. He's intelligent and there's a good chance he'd be able to fly his friends anywhere in the world. Imagine the money saved on travel.
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