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 their 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!