20 Movie Characters That Are Impossible To Hate
Without endearing characters, movies would be completely joyless entities. Luckily, we have characters of all shapes, sizes, races, morals, ethics, faiths, personalities, sexualities, and depth. And sometimes, we find ourselves hooked on a specific character or character type, a type that is impossible to hate, a type that we’d love to make friends with, a type that is too perfect to be true.
Here are our choices of 20 movie characters that you could never possibly hate.
20. Ferris Bueller
The Character: Teenage rebellion comes in many forms, but we prefer Ferris’s cheeky nose-thumbing to the knife-waving, shop-looting variety you see nowadays. His most appealing characteristic? His sheer love for life! As the man says, “life moves pretty fast… if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Most Endearing Moment: The shower scene sums up Ferris’ youthful exuberance perfectly. Admit it… you’ve all gone for a wet-look Mohawk at one time or another!
The Character: Will Ferrell can occasionally be a little too abrasive for his own good, but in Elf he strikes exactly the right tone, playing the displaced Christmas helper with just the right blend of confusion, exuberance and wide-eyed innocence. He’s still quite loud, mind…
Most Endearing Moment: “SAAAAANTA! Oh my God! Santa, here? I know him. I know him!”
18. Ray Stantz
The Character: Sure, Venkman is the funny one, but when it comes to the most likable, Ray wins hands-down. He’s like an overgrown child in his enthusiasm for ghost-hunting! At least he is in theory… when he’s actually confronted with a real spook he practically soils himself.
Most Endearing Moment: His plaintive explanation of why he thought of the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. “I tried to think of the most harmless thing…”
17. Bill & Ted
The Characters: The lovably boneheaded rockers might not be the sharpest tools in the box, but their hearts are in the right place, and they know their way around a guitar lick. Plus, if we were mates with them, we’d have access to time travel. Which would be, y’know, radical.
Most Endearing Moment: Challenging Death to a game of Battleships. Good call, boys. Good call.