The friend zone – a dark and scary place we all fear, where our dreams of love go to die. It’s all fun and games until you realize just how difficult it is to get out of it.
The friend zone is a realm, which is 100% real. Now if you Google the friend zone it is defined as “a situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom has an unreciprocated romantic or sexual interest in the other”. For example, “I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys.” Depressing right? But in real terms, if that is what you sound like, you just have a very sad life. The friend zone is a realm that you can’t escape until the putter stops seeing you as “just a friend,” brother or sister. Now just for entertainments sake lets let Ryan Reynolds break down the friend zone quite perfectly.
So if that sounds like the situation that you are in and you’re feeling glum about your unrequited love life, here are some romantic comedies to help you drown your sorrows while you eat that carton of ice cream. And guys, we know you watch these too, it’s ok to show your softer more feminine side.
1. Crazy, Stupid, Love
Cal’s (Steve Carell) life is turned upside down when his wife asks him for a divorce. He then sets out to reclaim his man-hood by trying to pick up girls with his newfound friend Jacob (Ryan Gosling).
2. The Silver Linings Playbook
Pat (Bradley Cooper) has recently been released from a mental institution after his life fell apart. Obsessed with reconciling with his ex-wife, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who throws a wrench in Pats plans.
3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) makes a bet with his mates that he can get a woman to fall in love with him in just 10 days. Meanwhile Andie (Kate Hudson) is writing an article on How to Lose a Guy in 10 days. The two meet shortly after.
4. The Proposal
Margaret (Sandra Bullock) a head strong and intimidating boss, forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her after the U.S threatens to deport her.
5. The Ugly Truth
An uptight morning TV producer gets frustrated with her correspondent who is highly eccentric.
6. Just Friends
This one is pretty much self-explanatory.
7. No Strings Attached
Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) try to keep their relationship as purely sexual, but soon realise that they may want more than just sex from each other.
8. Friends with Benefits
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) are best friends, who decide to have sex.