What Are the Most Cliche Movie Characters?

The Best Friend 1 of 11

Every leading lady needs a best friend, right? Of course she does! She needs someone to talk to about her uber-dramatic life-changing problems. (In other words, the fact that she likes someone.) She also needs a pal who will make her look awesome by comparison!

If the best friend is a girl:

  • She's not as pretty as the leading lady. Can't let anyone steal her thunder!
  • She's either ditsy and boy crazy or aloof and sarcastic. Comic relief, you know.

If the best friend is a boy:

  • He's either flamboyantly gay or stuck in the "friend zone."
  • He's cute-ish, but not drop-dead sexy like the leading man.

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