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9 Movie Characters We Wish Were Our Real-Life Boyfriends


While the guys we meet on an everyday basis are nice enough, they don’t even compare to the dream boyfriends who grace the big screen in all of our favorite romantic movies. And even though these fantasies of dating our favorite movie characters are downright impossible to achieve, we just can’t help but obsess over their wooing gestures and dashing good looks.

Maybe these on-screen hotties will never be our actual boyfriends, but that doesn’t mean we should stop daydreaming about them anytime soon! Here are 9 swoon-worthy movie characters who we would love to have as our real-life boyfriends.

1. The Guy Who Supports Your Dreams: Emmett From Legally Blonde

As determined, young collegiettes with big career aspirations, we need a man by our side who will support our dreams (even if that dream is ditching our sorority life to attend Harvard Law School). If you’re planning on becoming a high-powered businesswoman with an enviable career, then Emmett would definitely be your dream boyfriend. Together, you could be an unstoppable power duo with incredible jobs and the briefcases to match.

Emmett would be the kind boyfriend who would stay up with you all night long and help you study for that huge exam you’ve been stressing about for the past week. He’d also be the one to brag to all his friends when you end up getting an A on the test! Emmett’s never-ending support for his number-one lady is one of his most admirable qualities and is definitely a must on our boyfriend checklist.

No need to worry about Emmett getting any career envy; he just wants you to succeed!

2. The Guy Who WILL Text You Back: Noah From The Notebook

We all fell in love with Noah from the moment he flashed us his adorable grin and asked Allie to dance with him in the middle of an empty street. From his never-ending belief in fate to his undying devotion to the girl he loves, it’s no secret that Noah would be the perfect boyfriend. The fact that he’s totally gorgeous is just an added bonus.

Noah would be the perfect guy for any girl who’s looking for a passionate romance mixed in with a little adventure. Any hopeless romantic will tell you that they’ve always dreamed of having a spontaneous kiss in the rain just like Allie and Noah had after they get caught in the storm.

It’s safe to say that life with Noah would never be boring. Whether he’s hanging off of a Ferris wheel just to get your attention or building you the house of your dreams, a relationship with Noah would definitely be full of surprises. 

And let’s face it––Noah is the very reason why we girls get so angry when guys never text us back. If Noah had the time to write Allie 365 letters, then the guy you’ve been flirt-texting all week should at least have the decency to respond to your last text, right?

3. The Hook-Up Who Turns Into More: Dylan From Friends with Benefits

Justin Timberlake’s character in the movie Friends with Benefits, Dylan, is proof that sometimes the best person to have as your boyfriend is your best friend! Dylan is the perfect combination of silly and sweet, which is the very reason why we’d love to have him as a boyfriend.

Dylan’s laid-back persona, his ability to find the light in any situation and his good sense of humor are just a few of the things we absolutely love about him. He’s not afraid to make fun of you, and he won’t get mad when you make fun of him back! He’d be the perfect boyfriend for any collegiette looking for a fun, lighthearted relationship with someone who’s not afraid to tell you when you have morning breath, or that while your winter style is definitely comfy, it’s really not so cute.

4.  The Dreamy Musician: Ian From What a Girl Wants

It’s undeniable that a lot of unfortunate things happen to us while we’re in college, but having a boyfriend like Ian would definitely not be one of them! With his free spirit and his guitar-playing skills, it’s hard not to love him.

Not only is Ian adventurous and artistic, he’s also not afraid to be himself no matter whom he’s talking to. Whether you’re a stressed-out college sophomore with too much homework or the Queen of England, Ian will always let his true colors show around you.

Ian has undeniable charm (and an adorable accent to match) that could make any girl go weak in the knees. He’s the perfect guy to have by your side whenever you’re forced to attend a totally boring party or an awkward family gathering, because he can find the fun in any situation. The fact that he can serenade you to sleep every night isn’t half bad either! 

5. The Lovable Bad Boy: Patrick From 10 Things I Hate About You

At some point in her life, every girl falls for the bad boy, and there’s no doubt in our minds that Patrick Verona is the ultimate bad boy (turned good, of course). His heart-stopping smile alone is enough to make us melt, but when you throw in an impromptu serenade in front of the entire school, that’s when we really lose it!

While bringing home a guy like Patrick may give your parents a heart attack, his mysterious charm is reason enough to give the guy a chance. He’s dark and complicated, but he’s lovable all at the same time. Who knew guys like that actually existed?

We can barely think of one thing we hate about him, let alone 10. The only thing we came up with is that he may or may not have better hair than us.

6. The Romantic Artist: Jack From Titanic

There’s no denying the fact that Jack Dawson is one of the most charming, lovable guys to ever grace the big screen. His boyish good looks and ability to sweep a girl off her feet in less than a week make him a prime pick for our dream boyfriend. It’s no wonder Rose mentally dumped her fiancé the second she stepped onto the ship and locked eyes with the handsome Jack.

Between his spontaneous nature and his thoughtful gestures, it’s easy to say that Jack would be the ultimate boyfriend. Who else would let you take up all the room on the door while he freezes in the ice-cold water?

As long as you two don’t take any romantic cruises together, we think the relationship would work out fine…

7. The Heartthrob: Johnny From Dirty Dancing

Has there ever been a bigger onscreen heartthrob than Johnny? All we can say is that we definitely wouldn’t mind having a summer romance with this guy.

While we could claim that anyone with Johnny’s pecs and abs would be our perfect boyfriend, we can’t deny that Johnny as a whole is pretty irresistible. His dance moves alone are reason enough to obsess over him, but when you throw in his charming personality and crazy arm strength (as seen in the infamous Dirty Dancing lift scene), we can’t help but give him a spot on our dream boyfriend list.

Plus, he can rock a tight black tank top like no guy we’ve ever seen. Any guy who can do that definitely gets some extra points in our book.  

8. The Classic Southern Boy: Jake From Sweet Home Alabama

Why do we want Jake to be our boyfriend? So we can kiss him anytime we want, obviously!

Jake is that perfect first love whom you can never really get over. His southern charm and great sense of humor are just a few of the things that make him a prime pick for our dream movie boyfriend. He knows that you should never give up on your soul mate and will do whatever it takes to win back the girl of his dreams (even if that means failing to sign divorce papers for seven whole years).

Jake’s a pretty low-maintenance guy, so you wouldn’t have to worry about making any fancy gestures or elaborate plans to please him. A cold beer at a local bar is all he needs in order to have a good time.

9. The Indie Romantic: Tom From (500) Days of Summer

All Tom wants in life is a girl he can take on a casual stroll through IKEA or browse through an old record store with. We’d be more than happy to join!

While the grand, romantic fantasies that Tom has in his head never seem to come true, he’s a reminder that most of the time real life is a lot better than the dream scenarios we make up in our heads. Sometimes it’s the unexpected things in life that make it worthwhile (like an impromptu job interview or a round of drunken karaoke!).

All we can say is we hope that Tom is lingering around in the waiting room during our next job interview.


We know that these guys will never actually be our boyfriends, but hey, we can dream! For now we’ll have to be satisfied with staring at them through a TV screen and daydreaming about them while we attempt to do our homework. 

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