Until I started writing this post I didn’t realise just how many of my favourite films feature the friends to lovers trope. To be honest most of my favourite films are romcoms and I suppose it’s a very common theme in those films.
I’ve been obsessed with Clueless since I was like 12, which is obviously way after it released, but it remains to be one of my favourite films. I actually watched it with my sister a couple of weeks ago when I went back home for a few days.
The friends to lovers in this one is slightly complicated as technically they aren’t really friends. It is weird that a brother like figure becomes her boyfriend, but hey they aren’t actually related so it’s fine right?
I can’t believe that Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd still look almost exactly the same now.
Synopsis: Cher is a rich high-school student who is learning to cope with adolescence and its problems. She also helps a new student gain popularity and in the process discovers her own feelings for someone.
Starring: Alicia Silverstone & Paul Rudd
This isn’t the best film ever made, however, it holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I think when it came out I felt very mature watching this, as even though it’s only a 12, it felt much older. Plus this was the era when everyone was obsessed with Miley Cyrus.
The friends to lovers arc in this film is super cute. However, I always wondered why she was with the other guy at the start when her best friend (Douglas Booth) is so flipping gorgeous. Make it make sense!
I think the reason why I love this so much is because of the bits in Paris. I love almost any film with Paris in it.
Synopsis: Lola, a teenager, learns to deal with the ups and downs of adolescent life, relationships, misunderstandings, friends and her single mother, who is shocked when she learns about her lifestyle.
Starring: Miley Cyrus & Douglas Booth
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
An absolute teen classic. This isn’t my absolute favourite friends to lovers arc as I like it when they’ve been friends for years and then suddenly realise they have romantic feelings. However, it is an absolute comfort watch for me.
I did a (very) in-depth review of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging a couple of months ago if you want to read it here.
Synopsis: An eccentric but loveable teenage girl maintains a diary about the ups and downs of being a teenager and tries to overcome the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Starring: Georgia Groome & Aaron Taylor Johnson
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