Fried Green Tomatoes (1990)
The Movie Friends: Feisty tomboy Idgie Threadgoode (Mary Stuart Masteron) and the belle of her dead brother’s heart, Ruth Jamison (Mary Louise Parker).
Why They Need To Date: Technically, in the original novel they are recognised as an actual couple. The adaptation plays down their romantic relationship, so it’d be damn fine for them to be loud, proud and datin’ in the south!
How Long Would It Last? These gals have managed to run a cafe, live in the same house and raise a boy together, so if they can manage that, they’ll still be serving up cold crumpets with out-of-date butter ’til they’re crinkly.
Top Gun (1986)
The Movie Friends: One’s a cocky hotshot pilot and the other... is exactly the same. Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Ice (Val Kilmer) come to loggerheads over Mav’s dangerous techniques in the air. They’re pursuing MiGs, it’s not exactly going to be like flying a kite is it?
Why They Need To Date: Their final barrel-chested hug hints toward their love-hate relationship being more than mere macho posturing.
How Long Would It Last? If they can stop squabbling over who’s going to be, ahem, “top gun”, it could last a fair while.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
The Movie Friends: Football hooligals Jess (Parminder Nagra) and Jules (Keira Knightley).
Why They Need To Date: Jess’ boyfriend hasn’t a patch on the good time vibes flowin’ between our two leads, which could take their game-playing to the next level...
How Long Would It Last? This tryst would secretly smoulder in football dressing rooms for many years.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
The Movie Friends: Inexperienced CEO Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins) and hula hoop inventor and snooty reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
Why They Need To Date: Opposites attract. Beneath Amy’s steely exterior beats the heart of a caring soul, who supports the oblivious Norville. Sounds like he should definitely take her out on a date. You know, for food!
How Long Would It Last? As long as Norville can refrain from defenestrating himself like his predecessor.
The Movie Friends: Checkout gal Claire (Katie Holmes) and Todd (Timothy Olyphant), a frequently-shirtless drug dealer.
Why They Need To Date: Her job at the grocery store enables her to shift his product, and he offers her an exciting life filled with guns, drugs and his twerky pecs.
How Long Would It Last? Until Claire bishes that Todd’s sole ambition in life is broadening his clientbase into a wider postcode area.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The Movie Friends: Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) and sociopath Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie), patients at Claymoore hospital.
Why They Need To Date: Lisa admits she needs someone to challenge her and Susanna hasn’t had any action since the two of them shared a brief lip nibble in the back of a van...
How Long Would It Last? Until they’re caught in the throes by Whoopi Goldberg’s badass nurse and thrown in an ice bath.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
The Movie Friends: New York semi-pro pianist Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns to his hometown and befriends witty teen Marty (Natalie Portman).
Why They Need To Date: Willie’s struggling to feel hope towards another human being, and the two of them laugh rather a lot. It’d be sweet to witness them take their friendship out of the wintry cold and inside while they put the world to rights.
How Long Would It Last? Marty is a self-confessed “old soul”, but she’s still only 13 years old. If these guys are gonna have a real shot at it, they’d have to wait a few years ’til she’s legal.
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Movie Friends: Mobile infantry runts Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) and Dizzy Flores (Dina Meyer).
Why They Need To Date: Aside from Rico’s girlfriend slapping him round the chops with a Dear John letter, Dizzy’s infatuation with him and their sack-rolling adventure indicate there’s more to this friendship.
How Long Would It Last? Until Dizzy’s tragic demise at the claws of a giant bug.
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
The Movie Friends: Cooler-than-schooler Denise Fleming (Lauren Ambrose) and questionable dresser Kenny Fisher (Seth Green).
Why They Need To Date: A love story brewed across their entire childhood, they never quite managed to get their act together until that one high school party. Stirred loins suggest the potential for a proper dating schedule.
How Long Would It Last? An on-again off-again affair, they’d go their separate ways for the majority of their twenties before reconvening at their high school reunion. After which Denise would dump Kenny again.
The Movie Friends: College roommates with far too much time on their hands; vocab nerd Eddy (Josh Charles), oafish jock Stuart (Stephen Baldwin) and outspoken Alex (Lara Flynn Boyle) become close. Very close.
Why They Need To Date: Their triple-tryst o’ love could do with being made official, as opposed to merely an informal threeway.
How Long Would It Last? Seeing as Eddy loves Stuart, Stuart loves Alex and Alex loves Eddy, theoretically this could work. Or fail spectacularly as they each get jealous over who touched what during nook-nook.
Frances Ha (2012)
The Movie Friends: Twenty-something New Yorkers Frances Halliday (Greta Gerwig) and her best buddy, Sophie (Mickey Sumner).
Why They Need To Date: The film’s opening montage serves as a perfect romantic bricolage. It doesn’t end with a smooch but it may as well have. These gals would make a crackin’ NY lesbian power couple.
How Long Would It Last? As long as Sophie can stand Frances coming to bed with her socks on.
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
The Movie Friends: Hapless sportswriter Lenny Weinrib (Woody Allen), and the porn star with whom he becomes obsessed, Linda Ash (Mira Sorvino.) She’s also his adopted kid’s biological mother.
Why They Need To Date: He raised her child. They share a passionate night which results in a child of which he is never aware. Laughter abounds when they are together. Recipe for love, perhaps?
How Long Would It Last? Three months tops. He’d grow tired of having to hide the battery-operated toys lurking on every surface.
Liberty Arts (2012)
The Movie Friends: Thirty-five-year-old Jesse (Josh Radnor), a former student at an Ohio liberal arts college now home to Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), a spritely 19-year-old with a zest for life and zero shame over public vomiting.
Why They Need To Date: Their compatibility aside, the very fact that they write soul-baring letters to each other discussing how music makes them emote is a sure fire indicator. It’s date time, y’all.
How Long Would It Last? Until Jesse dies of old age, leaving Zibby still young enough to snag a second husband.
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Movie Friends: Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell), serial monogamist who’s currently experiencing the ‘itch’ within his marriage, and The Girl (Marilyn Monroe), a hot young thang strutting her stuff all over the apartment building.
Why They Need To Date: His wife’s out of town, The Girl’s made it clear she is game, he can’t stop dribbling. Who would ever know?
How Long Would It Last? Bagging a girl whom he even refers to as possibly being Marilyn Monroe (meta before it’s time!), Richard would live it up with the buxom bombshell for a good week or two before his wife returned home.
The Movie Friends: Dazed, confused and drunken superhero John Hancock (Will Smith) and his buddy’s wife Mary (Charlize Theron), who also displays rather intriguing capabilities.
Why They Need To Date: There’s nothing like being told by the wife of your friend that the two of you are in fact 3,000 years old, of the same ilk, and... well that’ll do it actually.
How Long Would It Last? Not very. Their superpowers repel any ounce of healing energy when together. If either of them got a cold it’d be game over, man.
The Movie Friends: Mission specialist Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and seasoned astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney).
Why They Need To Date: Floating about in orbit repairing damage to the Space Shuttle Explorer, his flirty banter melts her defensive exterior. Plus, he saves her life on more than one occasion, so she owes him at least a pizza and beer date.
How Long Would It Last? If there’s enough room in the escape pod for them both, this ‘ship could be a real stayer. Well, nothing bonds two people like the threat of spinning about in space for eternity.
The Movie Friends: The nameless, dangerous and devilishly handsome stuntman, known only as Driver (Ryan Gosling) and his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), a mother struggling to raise her son Benicio while her husband serves a prison sentence.
Why They Need To Date: Driver may be ruthless when needs be, but his heart is in the right place. Once Irene’s husband is killed, he proffers a deal ensuring her and Benicio’s safety. But not his own. What a sweetheart.
How Long Would It Last? A year. Driver likes his alone time cruising the streets in his sweet ride looking cool. Nothing like a commitment to put a stop to that.
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
The Movie Friends: FBI rookie Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) may be wet behind the ears but she holds her own against incarcerated cannibal, Dr. Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).
Why They Need To Date: Aside from the obvious alarm bells, there’s an undeniable chemistry between the two. Heck, what guy can tell if a woman is wearing moisturiser, never mind identifying it by brand? He might prefer nibbling on your roomy hips over chicken wings, but dang, he pays attention.
How Long Would It Last? A date or two. Once the mystery meat begins appearing at the dinner table, Clarice would struggle to mask her gag reflex.
Knocked Up (2007)
The Movie Friends: An unabashed bromance, Ben (Seth Rogen) and Pete's (Paul Rudd) friendship charges out of the gate full throttle as they join forces against the evil tyranny of their responsibilities.
Why They Need To Date: Sharing a connection most crave with their spouse, their Back To The Future banter is pure verbal foreplay.
Their significant others even suggest they should hook up. ‘Nuff said.
How Long Would It Last? One snog and they’ll be crawling back to their partners. With dreams of what could have been, were they into that sort of thing.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
The Movie Friends: Lowly squire William (Heath Ledger), who attends jousting tournaments impersonating a nobleman, and Kate (Laura Fraser), the feisty blacksmith he befriends along the way.
Why They Need To Date: The mopey object of his affection Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon) has the charisma of a thrice-squeezed tea bag. She needs jousting aside for the ballsy Kate, a woman in whom Will has definitely met his match.
How Long Would It Last? These two could run the gauntlet taking their husband and wife jousting ensemble for a life on the road.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
The Movie Friends: Holly (Christine Taylor), forthright cousin of bride-to-be Julia, and Sammy (Allen Covert), best friend of wedding singer, Robbie.
Why They Need To Date: She’s after a chap with a bad 80s ‘do, and he’s after a woman. Any woman. The pent-up sexual frustration they each have building is enough to fuel at least a handful of awkward dates.
How Long Would It Last? The longevity of this union rests on one issue: would Sammy wear his Michael Jackson glove to bed?
What Happens In Vegas (2008)
The Movie Friends: Foul-mouthed best friends to Joy (Cameron Diaz) and Jack (Ashton Kutcher), Tipper (Lake Bell) and Hater (Rob Corddry) contort any given situation to humiliate each other, either by physical slapstick or stinging verbal putdowns.
Why They Need To Date: Their combined efforts would transform them into a devastatingly brutal power couple, able to blast through any social engagement leaving a trail of withered bystanders.
How Long Would It Last? As their two best friends have sealed the deal for life, they’d try their darndest to make their relationship go the distance. Failing that, after Tipper junkpunches Hater.
The Movie Friends: Short order cook/superhero Frank Darbo aka The Crimson Bolt (Rainn Wilson) and his sidekick, Libby (Ellen Page), who dons a highly suggestive costume and refers to herself as Boltie.
Why They Need To Date: Aside from Libby’s aggressive sexual tactics, it’s clear she cares for him more than his own wife, Sarah (Liv Tyler), who chooses to shack up with seedy strip club owner Jacques (Kevin Bacon).
How Long Would It Last? The frantic excitement of the job’d come to the forefront of their relationship, taking up all pillow talk with discussions about strategy tactics and ammo. We’d give it six months, tops.
J. Edgar (2010)
The Movie Friends: First director of the F.B.I. J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) and associate director and lifelong best friend Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer).
Why They Need To Date: Clyde spirals out of control and loses his composure as soon as J. Edgar mentions he’s considering marrying a woman, before revealing he loves Hoover with a kiss.
How Long Would It Last? This relationship would’ve struggled in the cold light of day, mainly as Hoover’s own mother forbid him to be, as she put it, a ‘daffodil’. Behind closed doors, this is one for a lifetime.
The Movie Friends: Val (Kevin Bacon), an easygoing handyman working in the small valley town of Perfection, and cute seismologist Rhonda (Finn Carter), in town to investigate the err, tremors.
Why They Need To Date: The goo-goo eyes these two make at each other when they think no-one is looking is more than enough of a reason, but Val’s gonna need scientific proof from a reliable source to help him become famous.
How Long Would It Last? For quite a few years, if not for life. Their similar hair colour will ease the stress of purchasing separate shampoos, which is a plus.
The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
The Movie Friends: Misogynistic narcissist Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek) and Paul Denton (Ian Somerhalder), a sensitive chap who, like millions the world over is only attracted to complete douchebags.
Why They Need To Date: Sean’s romantic dalliances thus far seem to only prove he is utterly incapable of genuine human connection. Paul is eager to offer him a chance at that, and also, he quite likes Sean’s buns.
How Long Would It Last? We’d give them a couple of weeks before Sean enters a denial spiral and seeks help from his big bro, Pat. Cue murder spree.
The Faculty (1998)
The Movie Friends: Cinema’s only rebel with a Momma’s boy haircut Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and his English teacher, the prim Miss Elizabeth Burke (Famke Janssen).
Why They Need To Date: All of their public arguments, in particular Burke’s ego-shattering tirade unleashed upon the lad, mask a forbidden desire. After all, who hasn’t been hot for teacher?
How Long Would It Last? Keeping it on the quiet would be key, as Zeke is her student. With such a secret to keep, the sneaking around would keep that fire stoked for many years to come.
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Movie Friends: Foraging and hunting buddies Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Their friendship is borne from a desire to eat something on the regular that’s not grass jazzed up as a ‘wild cress jus’.
Why They Need To Date: To mainly irritate the folks behind The Hunger Games. Damn those fools, trying to tell ’Niss who she can and can’t love.
How Long Would It Last? As long as Gale can bear to wait for his woman while she pops off to murder a load of her contemporaries.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Movie Friends: Paleobotanist Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) spends most of her traumatic experience at Jurassic Park with mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who keeps his shirt open throughout.
Why They Need To Date: Sattler may be dating Alan Grant (Sam Neill), but it’s Ian Malcolm who proceeds to behave like a teenager around her, even using drops of water flicked suggestively onto her hand in order to flirt. Nice one, Malcolm.
How Long Would It Last? Grant would be cast aside and Malcolm would be ushered into his place, followed by a proposal and the pitter patter of tiny feet. That’ll be from their own genetically engineered dinos they’re rearing from stolen DNA.
The Breakfast Club (1984)
The Movie Friends: Affluent upper-crust tottie Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald), and manchild from the wrong side of the tracks John Bender (Judd Nelson).
Why They Need To Date: Spending an entire day in detention together and enjoying it? If that’s not enough, these two share a brief kiss at the day’s close, signalling that behind those veiled guises maybe there’s hope for star-crossed lovers.
How Long Would It Last? Until Monday, when they land back at school and realise that despite their epiphanies, peer pressure exists for a reason. It must be obeyed like a threatening elder with a cane.
Teen Wolf (1985)
The Movie Friends: Scott (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year old suffering with a hairy back, face, palms... alright, he’s a wolf; and his loveable best friend Boof (Susan Ursutti).
Why They Need To Date: Aside from Boof’s obvious attraction to him, Teenwolf is disastrous at choosing women, suffering from the old “She’s smokin’ hot so she MUST be nice somewhere under that icy exterior” syndrome.
How Long Would It Last? With the firm approval of Papa Wolf, and her lack of concern over birthing an offspring of hairy McFlys, til death do them part.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
The Movie Friends: Welcomed into the warm, fuzzy bosom of a group of friends, shy newcomer Charlie (Logan Lerman) meets his new bestie, Sam (Emma Watson). The free spirited lass charms Charlie by standing upright in the back of a truck while speeding down a tunnel listening to Bowie. Crazy.
Why They Need To Date: Sam’s helpful suggestion for an on top of the covers snog: “I want to make sure the first person you kiss loves you.” Phenomenal friend, or... ?
How Long Would It Last? Sam and Charlie will make it through the temptations of higher education and remain together. Aww.
Empire Records (1995)
The Movie Friends: Gina (Renee Zellweger), a promiscuous gal with good intentions hidden somewhere beneath her scanty clothing, and Lucas (Rory Cochrane), her fellow record store employee who enjoys petty larceny.
Why They Need To Date: Out of their circle of friends, it’s doubtful there’s anyone else who’d have either of them. Gina drops her drawers at the slight hint of a hook-up, and Lucas gambles with other people’s earnings.
How Long Would It Last? Difficult to tell with these two, they could prove to be a perfect match or they’ll be over before the bread sticks have even arrived (on account of Gina having boinked a waiter).
The Movie Friends: Legs (Angelina Jolie), a mysterious loner from out of town with a killer pair of her namesake, and girl-next-door Maddy (Hedy Burress).
Why They Need To Date: During a starry-skied evening on Maddy’s roof, she tells Legs “If I told you that I loved you, would you take it the wrong way?” She’s met with a suggestive smile as Legs responds with: “I’ll take it however you want me to.” Score!
How Long Would It Last? These two’d have the U-Haul ready the morning after their first date – along with a marriage license.
View Askewniverse (1994 - )
The Movie Friends: Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith). This loveable ragtag duo have been friends since birth, and make their living selling pot outside the Quick Stop convenience store while quipping on ladies, love, ladies and err, ladies a bit more.
Why They Need To Date: Jay’s constant references referring to blowing Silent Bob suggest there’s a sexual undercurrent at play, gagging to be explored.
How Long Would It Last? Ten minutes until either of them spot a particularly attractive woman.
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
The Movie Friends: Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) and his affection for responding to everything with a ham-fisted cliche doesn’t stop lawyer Gracie Law (Kim Cattrall) from garnering a soft spot for the gruff trucker.
Why They Need To Date: Their intense ordeal overcoming Lo Pan is more than enough of a reason these two bickering buddies need to unwind with a seriously large bottle of Lambrini. That affordable tension reliever.
How Long Would It Last? They’d grow old together, Gracie chasing him on the porch with a broom while Jack regales the grandkids with stories of the time their Nana was almost savagely murdered by a ghost. Sweet memories.
The Movie Friends: The type of girls who shriek at the back of the coach on a school trip, cynical housewife Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and the recently married Becca (Ellie Kemper).
Why They Need To Date: The passionate smooch shared on the plane amidst the chaos caused by Annie. That’s why.
How Long Would It Last? Until the whiskey wears off.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
The Movie Friends: Confined to a hilltop castle with scissors for hands doesn’t stop Edward (Johnny Depp) from falling for teenage wig wearing Kim Boggs (Winona Ryder), one of the few people who truly comes to care for him.
Why They Need To Date: Edward would die for Kim. Well, he’d get himself locked in during a house robbery and take the blame for her criminal activity. As good as any profession of love in our opinion.
How Long Would It Last? Their undeniable fondness could stand the test of time if he could summon an actual set of hands. Let’s just say it’d be a blight on the intimate nature of their relationship.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Movie Friends: One of crimelord Marsellus Wallace’s trusted henchmen, Vincent Vega befriends his babysitting responsibility; Wallace’s wife Mia.
Why They Need To Date: Stabbing a shot of adrenaline into Mia’s heart to save her life, Vincent goes above and beyond the call of a mere lackey. Nah, his shameless twisting during the dance contest fulfilled that obligation.
How Long Would It Last? However long it takes for Marsellus to find out and send a couple of grunts to finish off Vincent.
Love Actually (2003)
The Movie Friends: The newly-married Juliet (Keira Knightley) and her husband’s best friend, Mark (Andrew Lincoln.)
Why They Need To Date: Mark’s steely resolve in quelling his unrequited love for Juliet, the mere fact that he stands aside for her happiness which or may not include him, his patronising-yet-endearing flip card confessional on her doorstep...
How Long Would It Last? About six months until Mark’s inability to bring in any money due to his terrible videography skills leads Juliet to divorce him.
The Movie Friends: A Czech immigrant selling flowers on the street, Girl (Marketa Irglova) strikes up a conversation with Guy (Glen Hansard), a Dublin street busker. He then fixes her hoover. No, really, he’s a vacuum cleaner repairman.
Why They Need To Date: The scene in the music shop when they jam on one of Guy’s songs is full of excitement over their burgeoning friendship, with bristles of romantic possibility.
How Long Would It Last? One night of heated passion would seal their friendship with the indelible mark of love as the two go their separate ways.
The Movie Friends: Warrant officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), survivor of the Nostromo convinced to lead a gaggle of marines to certain death, and Corporal Dwayne Hicks (Michael Biehn), the rugged badass who teaches her about guns.
Why They Need To Date: True romance knows no bounds. Not even the bleak, rainy terrain of a colony on LV-426 overrun by xenomorphs. If this pair can still share a giggle over power loaders and pulse rifles then that’s something worth exploring.
How Long Would It Last? If they can just get picked up by the network while in hypersleep, they’ll be set...
The Movie Friends: Randy (Jamie Kennedy), the video store geek with a heart of gold and Sidney (Neve Campbell), the teen with more troubles than you can wave a butcher’s knife at.
Why They Need To Date: The undivided love of a nerd who’s equipped with more knowledge of criminal matters than the police? There’s no-one in the sleepy town of Woodsboro better suited than a fun-lovin’ chap who’d do anything for Sidney.
How Long Would It Last? Providing they can both outrun Ghostface, and Sidney can hang up her penchant for good looking guys with mommy issues; indefinitely.
Avengers Assemble (2012)
The Movie Friends: S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), aka Hawkeye.
Why They Need To Date: After disobeying his orders to assassinate her, Barton brought Romanoff over to S.H.I.E.L.D., and no-one knows precisely why. Could it be the big L?
Equally as committed is Romanoff, who when told by Agent Coulson “Barton’s been compromised” - dishes out a colossal ass whoopin’ to the thugs interrogating her. Proving she is on more than a quest to rescue a partner. She is on a mission to save her man.
How Long Would It Last? As long they can both avoid getting brainwashed and going at each other’s throats.
Drinking Buddies (2013)
The Movie Friends: Co-workers at a Chicago brewery, Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) bond over a shared work ethic devoted to sipping IPAs and pale ales over lunch.
Interestingly enough, neither of them worry about poor workplace performance.
Why They Need To Date: The sparks between these two fly like a child’s sparkler left unattended. White hot and outta control.
How Long Would It Last? ’Til Luke realises his actual girlfriend is pretty frickin’ understanding and likes to do whatever makes him happy.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1995)
The Movie Friends: Con on the run Seth (George Clooney) and his hostage, Kate Fuller (Juliette Lewis).
Why They Need To Date: Kate’s Stockholm Syndrome comes with a side order of vampires, which swiftly changes her disgust for Seth into a camaraderie that only comes when you’re battling the forces of darkness side-by-side.
How Long Would It Last? About an hour after the pair reach El Rey, when Kate realises she’d prefer to live alone than deal with Seth’s constant head-tilting.
Lost In Translation (2003)
The Movie Friends: One-upping your typical Butlins romance, these two kindred spirits meet in Japan. While ageing actor Bob (Bill Murray) shoots liquor commercials, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) is left to her own devices by her husband.
Why They Need To Date: To say the pair have chemistry would do their flirtatious bond a disservice. Proving that age ain’t nothing but a number, the pair owe it to the world to show that true love strikes when you least expect it.
How Long Would It Last? A couple of years, until Bob becomes friendlier with the bottle than Charlotte and doles out whispered advice more suited to an uncle than a soulmate.
The Movie Friends: Captain of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity, Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) has continued to uphold the honour of Inara (Morena Baccarin), a Companion (that’s a classy sci-fi escort) who previously rented a shuttle aboard the ship.
Why They Need To Date: For the fans! Carrying a torch for one another throughout the duration of the entire Firefly series, the two never acted upon their undeniable attraction. C’mon, if Kaylee and Simon can do it surely Mal and Inara can?
How Long Would It Last? If Inara ceases to entertain gentleman callers, and Mal bought her a bouquet and a chocolate orange every now and again, this romantic endeavour could be the love Serenity needs to keep on flyin’ like a leaf on the wind.
Pretty In Pink (1986)
The Movie Friends: Andie (Molly Ringwald), a teen dealing with all the cliques, peer pressure and bad hair high school can throw at her and Ducky (Jon Cryer), who makes pork pie hats and oversized blazers accrue a semblance of cool.
Why They Need To Date: While Andie’s sights are set on preppy richboy Blane (Andrew McCarthy), her jovial bestie is a far better suitor. Why? Because he loved her all along! The self-confessed pacifist even fights for her honour and takes her to the prom.
How Long Would It Last? As long as Duckie can remain employed long enough to help sustain Andie, her father and his own bizarre fashion needs.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
The Movie Friends: Wimpy good guy turned beefy hero Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and his favourite British dame Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
Why They Need To Date: The question ought to be: why shouldn’t they? Cap humble-bumbles his way through their first conversation much to Peggy’s delight, she then swoons over his muscular physique, he gets googly-eyed over her red dress, he carries a photo of her in his pocketwatch... the list goes on.
The main reason is of course for the mere fact that Cap’s crash and 70 year deep freeze meant they were never able to. Sob!
How Long Would It Last? As long as they can be in the same place in time, this amorous pair would battle the forces of evil together until the bitter end.