Who here has ever wished that they could meet more guys like the ones they see in movies? Or better yet, who here has fallen so hard for a fictional love interest that they totally forgot the character wasn’t real (… *raises hand high*)? Let’s face it, when it comes to on screen romances, the guy always comes across as this drool-worthy stud who steps into a girl’s life and automatically saves the day. But you know what we just realized? A lot of these men actually suck.
The very same characters who can easily make us weak in the knees tend to have the worst habits and personalities, but the fascinating part is that they get away with a ton of stuff because they’re just so darn “cute.” It might be acceptable on screen, but that’s just not how real life relationships work. Because if you’re a selfish, condescending and manipulative guy, then that still makes you a jerk, regardless of how amazing you might look shirtless. See which male love interests are seriously overrated.
17. Edward Cullen in Twilight
It was clear from the beginning that Edward had a weird obsession with Bella. He was super controlling and he had anger issues, but of course, it came off as romantic because he was being “protective” of his precious Bella… Also, let’s not forget the fact that he proudly admitted to how excited he gets about stalking her and watching her sleep.
16. Nate in The Devil Wears Prada
Nate made Andy feel like she was the worst girlfriend in the world when in fact, he was the one being unreasonable. He actually expected her to cater to his every need, not at all caring about the fact that she was under tons of pressure at work. And of course, we can’t forget the fact that he actually let his friends jeopardize her career by letting them throw her phone around while her boss was calling her… What a douche.
15. Tom in 500 Days Of Summer
Yes, we felt for poor Tom when Summer rejected him, but it doesn’t excuse the fact that he was selfish and borderline obsessive.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt said it best in an interview with Playboy: “He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
14. Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
He gradually went from being this bitter, brooding, and egotistical prick to the most romantic guy ever. But still, he was so mean and condescending in the beginning. Like, he actually told Elizabeth that she was “tolerable” at one point. Talk about cruel.
13. Zack Siler in She’s All That
Popular? Check. Charming? Check. Gorgeous smile and bod? Check and check. But he seemed to be missing the most important items from that list: honesty and having an actual conscience. Like, how can you possibly be okay with the idea of going after a girl and making her fall for you, just so you can win a bet? Seriously?
12. Andy in Wet Hot American Summer
In short, Andy had the best looks and the most disgusting personality. He could turn his charm on and off like a switch. But what’s truly annoying about his relationship with Katie is that she was perfectly fine with his behavior. In the film, she says: “He has this beautiful face and this incredible body, and I genuinely don’t care that he’s kinda lame. I don’t even care that he cheats on me.” …UGHHH.
11. Troy Perkins in The Goonies
He was a total stud with a gorgeous smile and a sweet ride, but that didn’t make him a good boyfriend. He was actually an obnoxious rich kid who totally disrespected Andy.
10. Bruce Wayne in Batman
He’s loaded, handsome, and mysterious, which apparently makes him automatically attractive. But there’s just one major issue: he puts his love interests in danger all the time, and none of them ever seem to last. Yes, we get that he can’t really help it (considering that he’s a secret crime-fighter), but the blame still falls on him for not being more careful and responsible with his relationships.
9. Ben Stone in Knocked Up
He made the dumb mistake of not using a condom during his one night stand, but what’s even more frustrating is the fact that he acted so selfish and immature after learning about the pregnancy. Alison may as well have adopted a man-child.
8. Josh Bryant in The Princess Diaries
To be honest, Mia is partly to blame for falling so easily into Josh’s trap. Yes, he was handsome, but come on… If a guy only starts to acknowledge your existence after he finds out you’re famous, then that’s a huge red flag. But anyway, he tricked her into thinking that he really liked her and then used her to get a few minutes in the spotlight. He’s the textbook definition of a jerk.
7. Michael in My Best Friend’s Wedding
You might be thinking that Julianne was the one at fault here (which she totally was), but that doesn’t mean that Michael is off the hook. He knew deep down that things were moving too fast with Kimmy… And yet he still agreed to marry her. We also get the sense that he was well aware of Julianne’s feelings for him the whole time (especially considering how he basically tried to lure her into admitting how she felt during their last moment alone together).
6. Mark in Love Actually
So… First, he videotaped creepy close-ups of his friend’s wife on their wedding day. Then, he showed up at their home and professed his love for her with a series of giant cue cards… Yeah, that’s not romantic. That’s straight up creepy.
5. Noah in The Notebook
Where do we even begin?? He forced Allie to agree to go on a date with him by threatening to commit suicide, he made her risk her own life by making her lie down in the middle of the street with him on a date, and he argued with her ALL THE TIME. We all swoon over the fact that he wrote her 365 letters, one for every day of the year, but if a guy sent you 365 texts, one a day for a year and you weren’t responding, they’d be considered a stalker.
…Why do people think that Noah’s so great again?
4. Trip Fontaine in The Virgin Suicides
He may be suave and sophisticated, but the guy is a heartless monster. He had sex with Lux in the middle of a football field and then abandoned her after she fell asleep. There’s got to be a special place in hell reserved for guys like these…
3. Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Scott is beyond annoying and extremely inconsiderate. For starters, he dated an underage high school girl and not only treated her badly, but also claimed he was just stringing her along. As if that weren’t awful enough, he fell for a new girl and decided to start seeing her behind his girlfriend’s back.
2. Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions
Behind his charm and sweet smile is the most conniving and manipulative bastard you will ever see. He actually coerced girls into having sex with him and then tossed them aside like rag dolls after getting what he wanted. Oh, and when he finally did meet a girl that he really liked, every bad thing that he did suddenly went out the window – including the fact that he initially approached this girl to win a bet.
1. Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman
He destroyed companies for a living so he could make money, then went as far as literally paying a woman to be his girl because he was lonely and miserable. What’s more disturbing, though, is the fact that Edward saw nothing wrong with these things.