I was having a hard time coming up with what I wanted to blog about today. At first I was going to talk about the “autumn-izing” of my apartment but then work ran late and decorating my apartment didn’t seem too appealing. So instead I surfed the internet and found the 10 Best Fictional Boyfriends List at thoughtcatalog.com and was inspired.
So below is my list of the top 10 Best Fictional Boyfriends:
1. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
Also known as the original best boyfriend. Who couldn’t help but fall in love with this silent, brooding man? He’s rude, snobbish, and has too much pride sometimes yet he falls so hopeless in love with Elizabeth Bennett that he saves her family from ruination even after she rejects him. It is truly is the ultimate love story. Men can blame him for the high standards women have.
2. Ron Weasley from Harry Potter
Who cares about the red hair? Ron Weasley is hot… and funny, and smart, and loyal and comes from a loving family. What’s not to love? Okay so maybe he is quick to judge and that can test his loyalty aka the Goblet of Fire and most notably the search for the Horcruxes, but he came back. That’s what counts right? And while it may have taken him a couple of years to realize Hermione was a girl and a couple more to kiss her… his feelings for her were pretty obvious from the start, even when dating annoying Lavender Brown. Ron Weasley for King. He’s got my vote.
3. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games
Oh the boy with the bread. How can you not love the boy with the bread? He purposely burned bread to give to Katniss Everdeen although he knew it would lead to him getting punished. In his world that is sacrifice. But then he makes the ultimate sacrifice and is willing to let Katniss win the Hunger Games because he loves her that much? Why can’t we find guys like that in the real world? ! I’d take bread from Peeta any day.
4. Blaine Anderson from Glee
Okay so I know he is gay. I get it. However you have to admit that he is a pretty awesome boyfriend. He switches schools for the man he loves (I mean it’s only high school so you can only do so much…) However he does encourage his man to go pursue his dream in New York while he finishes his senior year in boring Ohio. Devotion and hotness, great combination.
5. Leo Wyatt from Charmed
So some of you (maybe most of you) might not know who this is, however he is a main character from the t.v. show Charmed. To explain how amazing he is would take a long and complicated time so let me just say he risked the wrath of his bosses (the all knowing, all powerful Elders) to marry his fiancée, then rid the world of evil so his family could live in peace and finally he purposely fell from grace as an Angel so he could be mortal and grow old with his wife and children. He is one devoted, sacrificing man. Plus he was an Angel. I mean can most men compare to that? Maybe some…
6. Luke Skywalker from Star Wars
While we never saw Luke in a boyfriend role we can imagine. And you would imagine he would be a great boyfriend right? I mean he risked his life to save his sister so can you imagine what he would do for the girl he loves? Probably a lot… I would say try to save the planet but he rid the galaxy of evil so there really isn’t a good step up from there , is there.? I would take Luke Skywalker on a date.
7. Sam Hall from The Day After Tomorrow
Sam Hall’s love story got mixed up into the whole world coming to an end thing in The Day After Tomorrow but it’s still there! He joined an academic knowledge bowl team for the girl he liked and then willing flew on a plane (he has aerophobia) for said academic team and girl. Plus he risked the cold and wolves to get medicine to her when she got sick. That’s going the distance. I think I came across very few boys/men in high school who would do that for a girl they really liked.
8. Aladdin from Aladdin
He was the original boy with bread (sorry Peeta!). And he had a monkey, genie, and magic carpet. Talk about cool. While I don’t think you should have to change who you are to get a person to like you I understand while Aladdin did it. I mean he was trying to win the hand of a Princess. That takes some serious moves. In the end Princess Jasmine picked him after she found out he was just a “street rat” and he saved the Sultan and kingdom from the evil Jafar. He is cute, loyal, and can sing. Aladdin proves that love can conquer all and cross all social and economic lines, so profound for a Disney movie. My favorite Disney Prince ever.
9. Paul Varjak from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My favorite Audrey Hepburn movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s and part of it has to do with Mr. Paul Varjak. He is the cute, caring, quintessential boy next door. Ms. Holly Golightly is not into anything permanent (that’s why her cat is named Cat) yet Paul is on a mission to make Holly take some responsibility for her life because he loves her and that’s what you do for the one you love. He even loves her through her crazy quest to marry men for money. In the end his love for her gets her to examine her life, settle down, fall in love, and finally name her cat. Go Paul.
10. Josh Lucas from Clueless
Last but certainly not least is Josh Lucas from the 90’s classic Clueless. While it is slightly creepy that he has a thing for his high school step sister all in all he is dreamy. I can see why Cher picks him. He is smart, soulful and seems to be that one wealthy man in the world who is also humble and kind. A crazy combination! Plus, he is the modern version of George Knightley from Jane Austen’s Emma and you really can never go wrong with Jane Austen heroes can you?
Question of the Day
Do you agree with my list? Who would add to the list?