The following characters may have been essential to their movies’ plots, but they’re also total dicks when it comes to being a friend. Read ahead to check out some of the worst movie friends in history, and try not to be like them.
Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Ferris Bueller decided he wanted “a day off” from his mundane high school life, and in the process forced his best friend Cameron to be an accomplice in his no-good antics. Poor Cameron essentially loses his goddamn mind throughout the movie, and Ferris even goes so far as to coax Cameron into taking his father’s prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder convertible out for a spin, which is then destroyed. Despite Cameron making some poor judgment calls himself in this movie, his worst move by far is having Ferris as a friend.
Cady in Mean Girls
Regina George may be the villain in Mean Girls, but at least she’s aware of it. Cady, on the other hand, is a total asshole to her only real friends, Janice and Damien, as she becomes more and more popular. Somehow Cady is forgiven by Janice and Damien by the end of the movie, but not before she invites them to a party, skips Janice’s art show, and makes fun of Damien’s gay-ness. That makes the ending seem pretty far-fetched.
Seth and Evan in Superbad
Seth and Evan have a friendship that is kind of messed up, but what’s really messed up about these two is how they treat their “friend” Fogel. Fogel gets a fake ID, risks getting arrested, AND doesn’t rat out Seth and Evan, despite the fact that they call him “Fa-gel” and make fun of him in every way they can. Well, it’s actually mostly Seth that’s the d*ck in this situation, so yeah, this isn’t so much as a f*cked up three-way friendship as it is a case study of a boy who has self-esteem issues that manifest into bullying (incredibly funny bullying, but bullying nonetheless).
Saruman the White in Lord of the Rings
Saruman the White was BFFs with Gandalf until he decided he wanted to be BFFs with evil eye-thingy Sauron. Instead of just going off and living a life of evil away from Gandalf, Saruman tries to corrupt his old friend, then tries to kill him, and then traps him on top of an open tower where he will surely die (except he doesn’t because Gandalf has REAL FRIENDS — big a** eagle friends who fly to him and save the day).
Chuck Noland in Castaway
Sure, Chuck didn’t MEAN to lose his volleyball buddy Wilson while out in open waters, but he DID! By the time he realized Wilson was drifting away, Chuck decided not to risk losing his little handmade boat-raft/life. But that’s not the only time Chuck was a d*ck to Wilson. As you can see in the clip above, there’s an earlier moment in the film where Tom Hanks yells at Wilson and then literally kicks him out of a cave. What kind of a friend is that? Oh, right, a dick friend.
Scar in The Lion King
There is no greater friendship than that between siblings, but obviously Scar didn’t get the memo because he MURDERED HIS BROTHER in the most gruesome, f*cked up way. If Scar had been a better friend/brother, he could have ruled at Mufasa’s side and had a much better ending himself than becoming hyena meat.
Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back
Lando Calrissian was Hans Solo’s old pal who offered to help him and Leia seek refuge from the Empire in Bespin’s Cloud City. Rather than lend a hand, though, Lando immediately hands the rebels over to bounty hunter Boba Fett and Darth Vader, proving that there are PLENTY of sh*tty friends to go around in all of the galaxies.
Which of these characters do you think make the worst friends?!