23 Worst Movie Roommates

Making life a living hell

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

The Roommate: Ed

Annoying Habits: Is he technically a roommate? Though we doubt Ed’s on the letting agreement, there’s no doubt that he spends much of his time taking up Shaun and Pete's living room.

He crashes on their sofa, see, and whiles away his days dealing weed, playing computer games and chomping down on Cornettos.

If We Lived With Them: We’d have a great day playing games with him, then send him off to another friend’s house. A rotation rota would work best, we think.

Urban Legend (1998)

The Roommate: Tosh Guaneri

Annoying Habits: First she paints her side of the dorm room black. Then she brings guys back and has rough, loud sex with them – much to the chagrin of roomie Natalie (Alicia Witt).

In the end, she becomes slash fodder for a manic serial killer, who uses her to bring the ‘Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the lights?’ urban legend to bloody life.

If We Lived With Them: We’d invite Hugh Hefner and his Playboy bunnies over to stay for a week. That should put Tosh straight.

Urban Legend (1998)

The Roommate: Tosh Guaneri

Annoying Habits: First she paints her side of the dorm room black. Then she brings guys back and has rough, loud sex with them – much to the chagrin of roomie Natalie (Alicia Witt).

In the end, she becomes slash fodder for a manic serial killer, who uses her to bring the ‘Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the lights?’ urban legend to bloody life.

If We Lived With Them: We’d invite Hugh Hefner and his Playboy bunnies over to stay for a week. That should put Tosh straight.

Single White Female (1992)

The Roommate: Hedra ‘Hedy’ Carlson

Annoying Habits: Initially shy and unassuming, Hedra turns into the roomie from hell when she moves in with attractive computer programmer Allie (Bridget Fonda).

Erasing Allie’s phone messages from boys, copying her hairstyle and dressing like her, Hedy’s obsession deepens until she goes completely psycho, killing their puppy and then killing Allie’s beau.

If We Lived With Them: We’d seize on the benefits of having a clone and happily allow Hedy to do all the rubbish stuff that we can’t be bothered with. Eye tests, driving lessons, the usual.

True Romance (1993)

The Roommate: Floyd

Annoying Habits: In short: he’s a stoned layabout who has zero ambition in life.

Scratch that – he has ambition, but only when it comes to seeing if he can attain the Guinness World Record for never leaving the couch. Other habits: bonging up big time, snacking on Fritos, and dobbing in roomie Dick Ritchie.

If We Lived With Them: We’d set fire to the sofa and then see what happens.

Real Genius (1985)

The Roommate: Chris Knight

Annoying Habits: King of the Geeks Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret) is forced to live with party animal Chris when they start college – and at first it all seems like roses.

But with Chris’ priorities firmly in the ‘rock awn!’ section of lifestyle choices, the two soon come to blows – not least when Chris chooses keg parties and hallway-skidding over a laser project.

If We Lived With Them: We’d help Chris set up a ludicrous Jackass -style stunt that would land him in the hospital for six months. Cruel but necessary.

The Odd Couple (1968)

The Roommate: Oscar Madison.

Annoying Habits: Can friends become roommates without any problems? Clearly not, if Oscar and Felix (Jack Lemmon) are anything to go by.

While Felix is a positive-minded high-flyer, Oscar’s a moody, lazy slob who thinks only of himself. That said, Felix is equally annoying, a hypochondriac who’s also got an OCD problem when it comes to cleaning. They deserve each other, really.

If We Lived With Them: We’d slip a little Prozac into Oscar’s morning coffee every day. Couldn’t hurt, surely.

Going The Distance (2010)

The Roommate: Dan

Annoying Habits: Dan's skill lies in making that pervy Norman Bates look like a devout, church-going choir boy.

Dan likes to eavesdrop, too, y’see. Mostly on housemate Garrett (Justin Long), and especially when he’s engaged in a little rumpy-pumpy with girlfriend Erin (Drew Barrymore). Boundaries? What boundaries?

If We Lived With Them: We’d sound proof our bedroom walls with egg boxes. Take no prisoners.

Baby Mamma (2008)

The Roommate: Angie Ostrowski

Annoying Habits: Angie moves in with desperate wannabe mother Kate (Tina Fey) when the latter hires out her uterus in order to have a baby.

Sadly, Kate didn’t realise that the rest of Angie’s body would be so annoying – obnoxious and immature, Angie inadvertently gets Kate ready for a baby via her childish behaviour.

If We Lived With Them: We’d dress Angie up as a baby and give her a dummy until she feels like she wants to grow up.

School Of Rock (2003)

The Roommate: Dewey Finn

Annoying Habits: He may have the music in him, but that’s basically all Dewey has. Leeching off his roomie Ned (Mike White), Dewey not only steals the guy’s substitute teaching gig, he also refuses to pay the rent.

If We Lived With Them: We’d play rock music so loud it made his ears bleed. Every day. You like rock? You got rock.