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10 movies about the friendzone you should watch

Are you tired of being applied the “it’s not you, it’s me”? Maybe it’s time to learn something about these films and their protagonists.

There are several movies about the friendzone in the history of cinema . And is that if we start to carefully analyze comedies , romantic comedies and melodramas , we will find many protagonists to whom the typical phrase of “it’s not you, it’s me” has been applied . 

We are also convinced that, at least once in your life, you have been “friendzone” . Do not deny it! The important thing about this is to learn, cry what you have to cry, raise your head and move on. But if you are one of those who do not forget the ex or the ex, or, even worse, if you have been sent to this friendzone over and over again, perhaps you are doing something wrong.

Therefore, here we present you the 10 best movies about the friendzone or unrequited love , with which you will not only have a good time, but also learn a couple of things to get out of the romantic pothole . Take note, because, as the saying goes, “there is no more blind than he who does not want to see.” 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Voices: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman.

What you should know: our dear and endearing Quasimodo is the main standard-bearer in this movement called “friendzone” . And it is that in this adaptation (somewhat free) of the novel by Victor Hugo, the protagonist does everything possible to conquer the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, although she dies for a knight in golden armor (literal). In the end, Quasi understands that she is not for him and that it is better to move on without “nailing”. 

500 days with her (2009)

Director: Marc Webb.

Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 

What you should know: the second place for the best protagonist sent to the “friendzone” is, without a doubt, Tom, who in this story was more excited, even though Summer warned him over and over again. Yes, we know that perhaps the girl was sending the wrong signals and that they could be “misinterpreted”, but “there is no deception on notice.” The vast majority are launched against Summer, accusing her of being a villain, but, come on, Tom was the one who made the mistake for not fleeing from this “toxic romance” . Or not? For something we also include it in our list of the best movies to see only on Valentine’s Day . 

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

Director: PJ Hogan

Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermont Mulroney, Cameron Diaz. 

What you should know: even Julia Roberts understood that “when it is for you, even if you take off; and when not, even if you wear it ” . In this film that we have all seen, our “pretty woman” gives life to Julianne, a girl who lives in love with her best friend, with whom she has made a bet: if when they reach an age, neither of them has married , then maybe it’s time for you to start a relationship. To his misfortune, the boy meets the adorable Kimberly. My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of our selection of the best romantic movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO .

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Director: Rob Reiner. 

Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher.

What you should know: what was said, “when it is for you, even if you take off.” In this romantic comedy (and it’s not a spoiler… well, maybe yes), Harry and Sally accidentally meet at university. From that moment they start a friendship, however, both refuse to see what everyone they know knows: they are made for each other. As their personalities are completely different, they decide that the best thing is for each one to look for their “better half ”. A huge mistake! 

One Day (2011)

Director: Lone Scherfig.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess.

What you should know: based on the novel by David Nicholls, the film tells the story of two friends who, since graduation, decide to see each other once a year, always on the same day, to have a good time (with all that this implies). Little by little, they realize that they are made for each other, but when they decide to take the final step, it is too late. Without a doubt, it is one of the love movies between friends that you must see.

Just friends? (2013)

Director: Michael Dowse.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan. 

What you should know: Wallace is a guy who is never lucky in romantic relationships . Chantry, a girl who has been in a relationship for years. But what if you realize that your best friend is actually the love of your life ? Would you let go of the stability you have with your boyfriend of years? Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan have the answer. 

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Director: Will Gluck.

Cast: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson. 

What you should know: she is a recruiter; him, a designer who works at GQ (oops!). After a chance meeting, our two protagonists decide to become “fast friends” , “friends with rights” … in “fuck friends” , well. However, little by little they realize that, like an eighties ballad sung by Yuri or Rocío Banquells, “it is not only sex , but there is something more”. 

Not strings attached (2011)

Director: Ivan Reitman. 

Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher. 

What you need to know: Ashton Kutcher arriving with a bunch of carrots to see you, could be enough for any girl to jump into his arms. Well come on, it’s also Ashton Kutcher and that adds (a lot of) points. However, Natalie Portman is convinced that there can only be sex between them . In this battle, will heart or reason win ? Some say that sometimes you have to follow what the heart commands ; others will support Natalie. 

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Director: David O. Russell. 

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence. 

What you should know: After leaving a mental institution, Pat and Tiffany begin a rather peculiar friendship relationship … Well, they are peculiar. She dies for him, but decides to shut up and provoke him to be the one who declares his love, but could go to the friendzone . This does not happen. The film earned Lawrence her first Best Actress Oscar. 

The Girl in Pink (1986)

Director: Howard Deutch.

Cast: Molly Rignwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton. 

What You Should Know: Duckie is madly in love with her best friend , yet she must decide between him and a millionaire playboy with good feelings. In the end, it will be clear to you that perhaps love does not matter as much as the happiness of your loved ones. Or, as they say today, “the important thing is that there is health.” 

Already if you have not learned anything about it, then devote yourself to watching the saddest movies , but be prepared to cry long and hard. 

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