Let’s be honest. Who hasn’t had a crush on a fictional character? From the animated movies we watched a kids to our favorite movies as adults, fictional men are just irresistible.
1. Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter
There’s a TV Trope called, “Draco in Leather Pants” which describes the tendency for fans to downplay a character’s villainous characteristics because said character is attractive. Even though Draco is depicted as a spoiled elitist in canon, fans have reconstructed him in a light of tortured bad-boy persona. Plenty of fans would probably love to spend some time with him in the Slytherin Dungeons.
2. Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games Trilogy
I remember approximately zero of Finnick’s personality from the movie, so I had to look it up: He’s talented, witty, and effortlessly charming (and maybe a little arrogant). He’s also deeply in love with his girlfriend and can kick ass on the battlefield. He’s the Hunger Games equivalent of the coolest guy in school.
3. Edward Cullen from Twilight
Of all the fictional men on this list, Edward Cullen is the only one that started a world-wide supernatural romance craze. Given the number of Twilight blogs popping up on Tumblr, we’re in the midst of a Twilight renaissance! This sophisticated, obsessive, emo Adonis is still getting the recognition he deserves.
4. Jacob Black from Twilight
Were you Team Edward or Team Jacob? Some of us got into heated debates over who was better for Bella. (Others just took their stance based on who they thought was hotter.) While Edward is more mature, Jacob is her chill childhood best friend who just wants to make her happy. Let’s all just pretend that his whole thing with Renesmee never happened.
5. Tadashi from Big Hero Six
Tadashi! That handsome, sweet-hearted scientist who left us too soon. He was smart, close to his younger brother, and could totally pull off a cardigan. Forever we stan. Rest in peace.
6. George of the Jungle
No kid’s movie had as much manly fanservice as George of the Jungle. He’s a lovable, exotic goofball with a certain something about him.
7. Legolas from Lord of the Rings
No wonder the Lord of Rings were 50% close-ups of Legolas. He can really pull off the flowing blond hair, and that’s hard to do. He’s gentle, well-read, and also kind of immature at the same time. Who thought the Prince of the Woodland realm would be so relatable?
8. Georgio Cortez from Spy Kids
For most millennials, Spy Kids was their first introduction to one of the hottest men ever, Antonio Banderas. His character, Georgio Cortez, is a handsome, badass dad with martial arts training.
Why is it that when it comes to fictional men, every thief is attractive? Too bad the Aladdin in the live action remake is wearing a shirt. Hopefully the actor will at least capture Aladdin’s charming sense of confidence and mischief.
10. Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle
He might canonically have the maturity level of a child, but he does appeal to many for having long anime limbs, a sexy voice, and good taste in clothes. Who wouldn’t want to be whisked away on his flying castle?
I’m not even a fan of Marvel movies, but I love Loki. He’s the Prince of Mischief! For a literal god, he’s a bit of a lame-ass in the Marvel movies, but at least he’s got a sense of style.
12. Erik Lensherr/Magneto from X-Men: First Class
Erik is full of determination and raw power. He also has a strong jawline and broad shoulders. So what if he’s bent on revenge?
13. Special Agent Cooper
This quirky guy loves solving mysteries and having a good cup of coffee with a slice of pie. No wonder Audrey was all over him.
Disney’s Tarzan is unexpectedly the most sophisticated remake of the classic novel. Unlike George of the Jungle, Tarzan has a unique inquisitiveness and sensitivity that’s hard to describe. And his love for Jane is SO pure! She really lucked out.
15. Sokka from Avatar: the Last Airbender
Lists like these always mention Zuko. Sokka is completely underrated! He’s sarcastic, funny, and started wearing a side shave way before it became a hipster hairstyle. It’s not a ponytail. It’s a warrior’s wolf tail.