The 5 Most Memorable Rejected Best Friends In Movie History

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones opens today, and the movie is packed with demon-filled battles, angsty teen romance and (spoiler-ish alert!) two guys whose love for their respective best friends is painfully unrequited. Their agony is nothing new — movies have long been inhabited by lurking, lovesick pals pining over a friend who’s too busy with someone else to notice. Check out our chat with Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins and Kevin Zegers, the stars of The Mortal Instruments, to hear┬átheir thoughts on the film’s two love triangles.

We’ve picked the five most memorable rejected BFFs from the big screen — from Pretty in Pink to Twilight.

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Which character was dealt the biggest blow? Our verdict is in the gallery above, but we want to hear yours too!