Top 10 Movie Roommates
This week, Hollywood is trying to scare every college freshman into thinking her roommate wants to kill her with the new film, The Roommate. Well, we wanted to counter this by running down the top 10 movie roommates. Whether it’s going to White Caste or bonding over covering up a murder, these guys prove that not all roommates are terrible. So, when you go off to college, remember that you’re more likely to get blackout drunk with your roommate (not that we condone that) than wake up to them standing over you with a knife. Still, if you do wake up to them standing over you, you might want to see about switching rooms as quickly as possible.
10. Harold and Kumar (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold and Kumar Go to Guantanamo Bay)- Look, we’re not saying that the Harold and Kumar movies were great, but it’s hard to argue that John Cho and Kal Penn weren’t great roommates. They went on two adventures (soon to be three), looked out for each other, and of course, bickered like an old married couple. You don’t have to admit that you liked the movies, but we know it’s a guilty pleasure. Don’t worry, we wont tell anyone.
9. Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan (Rope)- Not all roommates are good guys, and Farley Granger and John Dall prove that. In fact, these guys were kind of jerks. What kind of people think it’s a good idea to have people over while they were hiding a body? I think that makes for terrible dinner conversation. Either way, these two would-be masterminds still make for two of the most memorable roommates in cinematic history. While people might be asking, “Who the heck are these guys?,” our defense is simply that Alfred Hitchcock directed the movie. Honestly, you didn’t even bat an eye when you saw Harold and Kumar’s names up there.
8. Shaun and Ed (Shaun of the Dead)- You know that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were more than just friends. They were there for each other when Shaun got dumped by his lady friend, they were there for each other when those video games needed to be played and they were there for each other during the zombie apocalypse. Ed might have just been living on Shaun’s couch, but that qualifies as a roommate to us. Unfortunately, it’s hard to really talk about their friendship without throwing around a lot of spoilers, and for that, “I’m sorry.”
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7. Scott Pilgrim and Wallace Wells (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)- Alone, Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin might not be the most charismatic guys to grace the silver screen, but they made for some fun roommates. While Wallace seems to do his best when it comes to giving Scott a hard time, he really just has Scott’s best interest at heart. Honestly, I think Scott would be lost without “Gay Wallace,” who seems to be the only voice of reason in Scott’s insane world. While he did kick Scott out at the end, Wallace had good reason to do so. For one thing, he wanted Scott to learn to fly on his own, for another he wanted his new boyfriend to move in.
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