14 Movies About Best Friends Falling In Love | It’s Not Friendzone Its Love!


Two best friends falling in love is one of the trickiest plot twists ever shown in Hollywood movies. There are so many romantic movies that you can watch and ditch going out on weekends just because movies about best friends falling in love are the best. Do you know why? It is because of the moments like realizing the one they truly love was there from the beginning or when they finally accept that there is something more precious than friendship between them. 

While these scenarios may not always be relatable to the audience other than the love geeks like me. It is the happy realization of a long-overdue love that gives us comfort on Saturday nights. With a Ben and Jerry ice cream tub in your hands and a fuzzy blanket keeping you warm, get ready to dive into the world of best friends turning into lovers. 

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There are several movies about best friends falling in love, but I am sure all of them aren’t worth watching. Why? Well, because some of them are just about friends fooling around one another or the storyline, and the chemistry between the main characters isn’t good enough to keep the viewers glued to their TV screens. However, the romantic movie picks about friendship turning into a love that you will find on this list are game-changer, and maybe they can even help you get a hold of your feelings. 

1# 13 Going On 30 (2004) 

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13 Going On 30 is one of the classic teen movies, starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. When 13-year-old Jenna makes an unusual wish, and it turns out to be true the next day, she can’t help but feel grateful. However, things slowly start to turn upside down, and Jenna begins to realize that she isn’t the sweet and shy girl anymore and instead has become distant from her close ones. 

Terrified of this sudden transformation, she soon apologizes to Matt, and the two begin to fall in love with each other. So, what do you think Matt and Jenna will have a happy ending, or things will turn out to be different for this best friend turned lovers pair? Watch the movie and find out. 

Streaming On: HBO Max 

IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Christa B.Allen, Judy Greer 

2# Just Friends (2005) 

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Despite being an overweight geeky high school student, Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) is best friends with Jamie, the most popular and gorgeous girl. Poor Chris thinks that Jamie is also in love with her and soon confesses his feelings on the graduation night. When Jamie tells him that she has never had any feelings for him, a heartbroken Chris leaves and vows never to come back. 

Flash forward to ten years later, where we see a very hot Chris coming back to Jamie’s life due to an accident. What will happen when the two former best friends start catching up on their lost time? You can find it out by streaming the movie on Amazon Prime

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video 

IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Amy Smart, Chris Klein

3# When We First Met (2018)

Not every love story is meant to be, and the film When We First Met is here to help us understand that. After falling in love with Avery, whom he met at a Halloween party, Noah decides to pursue her. However, Avery has no feelings for him and thinks of him as a good friend. Three years down the lane, Noah is still infatuated with her during her engagement party.

Heartbroken that he could not woo Avery, drunk Noah uses the photo booth at the party where they first met and is taken back to 2014. This transportation gives Noah a chance to change the past and win Avery’s heart, but everything happens for a reason, right? 

Streaming On: Netflix 

IMDb Ratings: 6.4/10

Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Adam DeVine, Robbie Amell, Shelley Hennig 

4# The Duff (2015)

The Duff is more of a feel-good movie about friendship rather than the best friends falling in love with one another. Though the main characters fall in love during the story, the message that this film conveys is more important and beautiful than love. Despite being friends with popular high school students, Jess and Casey, Bianca isn’t very popular. Her friendship with the popular students is the only reason why everyone talks to her and befriends her. 

Bianca’s attempts to ask her crush out for a date at a party are shattered when she learns that she is the Duff, “Designated Ugly Fat Friend” of her group. Upon hearing the truth, she breaks ties with her friends and asks Wesley, her former childhood friend, and high school football team star, to help change her social status. 

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video 

IMDb Ratings: 6.5/10

Starring: Robbie Amell, Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos 

5# Zack And Miri Make A Porno (2008)

Zack and Miri make a porno

Jeez, don’t misunderstand the movie by its title. Zack and Miri Make A Porno is nothing more or less than the story of two best friends falling in love. Zack and Miri have been best friends pretty much their whole life and also happen to share an apartment. While both of them are working, the income isn’t enough to cover their monthly bills. Inspired by one of Miri’s videos, the two best friends decide to star in their pornographic movies to help with their income. 

Zack and Miri swear never to let the intimacy and the scenes affect their friendship, but Miri begins to fall in love sooner rather than later. Unable to reciprocate her feelings, she leaves Zack hanging, after which he storms out of the apartment and quits the movie.  

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video  

IMDb Ratings: 6.5/10

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson 

6# Brown Sugar (2002)

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is a tug and war match between two lifelong friends, Sidney and Dre, who find their careers budding because of their shared interest, hip hop. Sidney is the editor-in-chief of a popular magazine, whereas Dre is a talent scout. When Sidney hears that her best friend is about to get married, she does not know how to act around him anymore, and in a moment of impulsiveness, they kiss each other. 

Not knowing what else to do, Dre gets married while Sidney also moves in her love life by accepting a marriage proposal from her boyfriend. Soon they both realize what they truly feel about each other but will they get a chance to make everything right? 

Streaming On: Cinemax 

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker

7# The F Word – 2014

Don’t get confused between What If and The F Word because they both are the same. The F Word is a romantic action comedy movie about two best friends falling in love. Who would have thought our favorite spell boy Harry Potter aka Daniel Radcliffe will get a chance to show us his romantic side? Wallace is not enjoying the time of his life by living with his sister and nephew but things begin to change when he meets Chantry through his best friend. 

Soon they become friends because of their common interests and start spending time with each other However, adulting takes a dig at the new relationships and starts to strain Chantry’s relationship with her boyfriend and best friend. 

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video 

IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis 

8# One Day (2011)  

One Day is one of the best romantic movies about best friends falling in love made to this date. As always, Anne Hathaway looks surreal as the sweet Emma and Jim Sturgess look gorgeous than ever as the lover boy, Dexter. The film is a roller-coaster ride about the emotions of two young people who decide to be friends after spending a very intimate night together. To keep their friendship alive, the two decide to meet every year on July 15. 

As the two battle through a whirlwind of emotions every year, they have more to share, and they soon end up catching feelings for one another. Soon the get married, but every time the lovers don’t get to live their happily ever after, right? 

Streaming On: Netflix 

IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patricia Clarkson, Jim Sturgess, Rafe Spall

9# Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)

Some kind of Wonderful

An old classic movie about best friends falling in love can never hurt anybody, right? Some Kind Of Wonderful is an age-old classic romantic drama set around the life of three teens Keith, Watts, and Amanda. Keith is an aspiring artist whose father wants him to go to business school to keep the family’s name above all in the patriarchal society. Keith, however, is self-absorbed in his artistry and soon gets a chance to take his crush on a date. 

Watts has finally gotten a hold of her feelings and is on her mission to make Keith jealous but fails miserably. Despite being in love, she then decides to keep her feelings aside and help Keith impress his date. 

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video 

IMDb Ratings: 7.1/10

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Craig Sheffer 

10# Love, Rosie (2014)

Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie is a rom-com drama film about best friends falling in love who are too dumb to see the things right in front of their eyes. Rosie and Alex are the film’s main characters who cannot remember the time when they weren’t friends. The two get drunk at Rosie’s 18th birthday party while Alex finds it the right chance to confess his feelings and kisses Rosie. Only if poor Alex knew about the term hangover, he would wait till the following day. 

Rosie cannot remember a single thing from the night and calls the party her biggest mistake, which Alex misunderstands to be about the kiss. One drunken accident is all it takes for them to move in different directions, only to realize later they are destined to be together. 

Streaming On: Paramount+ 

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

Starring: Lily Collins, Suki Waterhouse, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke 

11# Love & Basketball (2000)

When it comes to staple romantic movies, you will always find Love & Basketball streaming on some channel. The story revolves around the lives of two neighbors Quincy and Monica, who focus on nothing other than their basketball career. Quincy and Monica are lifelong best friends, but they are also in an on-again-off-again relationship. After becoming childhood sweethearts, the two find their feelings are coming in the way of their future, so they end things but remain friends. 

Soon, they rekindle their romance but once again drift apart for some silly reasons. Stream the movie and find out how the two basketball stars find their way back to one another. 

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video 

IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert 

12# When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met sally

I often think that the question “Can men and women just be friends?” might be influenced by this movie. The rom-com film addresses the issue but fails to give any answers at the end. It all begins when Harry and Sally, two graduates, share a drive to New York and share their opinions on relationships. They part their ways in new York because of their difference in opinion over men and women being friends. 

Throughout the years, the two kept meeting each other on different occasions but say goodbye because of their different opinions. It isn’t until that Harry and Sally share a kiss that ultimately becomes their eye-opener. 

Streaming On: Showtime 

IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10

Starring: Meg Ryan, Carrie Fischer, Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby 

13# Keeping The Faith (2000)

Keeping The Faith

Two best friends who can never get into a relationship fall themselves falling in love with their common childhood friend, sound dramatic enough for a rom-com movie? Father Brian and rabbi Jake call themselves best friends for life until Anna, their childhood friend, moves back to New York, and the three rekindle their friendship. Jake and Anna start sleeping together for petty reasons until Anna begins falling in love. 

Jake cannot take the relationship seriously because of his religious followings, which starts to cause a rift between the two. Brain, on the other hand, has started to catch feelings for Anna as well. How do you think their journey will end? 

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Ratings: 6.4/10

Starring: Jenna Elfman, Edward Norton, Ben Stiller, Anne Bancroft 

14# Reality Bites (1994)

Reality Bites

Reality Bites is one of the best rom-com movies about best friends falling in love. The film is centered on the lives of four college friends who are living together in Houston, Texas. Troy and Lelaina are the main protagonists who have feelings for each other but decide not to act on it until a drunken encounter. Moving on from the incident, Lelaina meets Michael, and they begin dating each other. 

However, the two soon part ways because Micahel’s company has edited most of Lelaina’s documentary work, which compromises her artistic vision. Several hardships later, Troy decides to rekindle his romantic relationship with Lelaina but will it be too late before he finds her?

Streaming On: Vudu

IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10

Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller 

Final Words

Finding love may be a challenging task, but what about finding the love that has been in front of you for a very long time? I don’t know much about falling in love or finding the right one, but if you find that person in your best friend like in the movies discussed above, don’t let them go away. Take the chance and confess your feelings because you never know where life will take you. 

Antra Koul
Antra Koul
For me, writing is something that helps me escape from reality for a while. Even though I am an Engineer, I find my comfort from chaos while I write. I love telling people about my stories, stories that play in my mind only. When I am writing, there is no limit to how far I can go swimming in this deep ocean of words. Reading and writing are the two things that help in organizing my messed up thoughts in a formative way. Come along on this journey with me as I write and you read the stories that I have to tell!


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