It’s the ultimate unspoken rule—never fall for your best friend. But then again, can we really choose who we fall in love with? No words can describe how thrilling, scary, and kilig-filled the experience truly is, when your dearest friend crosses boundaries to take even more care of you.
However, when things start to spiral, will you be prepared for the worst? For what’s more excruciating than losing both a lover and a friend?
This complicated situation is too common that it has become its own genre in Pinoy movies. Here are six friends-turned-lovers movie tandems that prove love is worth the shot, and you can watch them all on iWant:
1. ASHLEY AND CHUCK IN “SILLY RED SHOES”
Chuck (Kyle Echarri) may not have been the best shoemaker at first, but he strived to provide one perfect pair for Ashley (Francine Diaz). Even though she used to be insecure of her “alien feet,” Chuck never failed to raise her spirits. And in one big encounter that changed Ashley’s life, Chuck never surrendered and followed her as she went through one of the toughest times of her life.
2. BUJOY AND NED IN “LABS KITA, OKEY KA LANG?”
College bestfriends Bujoy (Jolina Magdangal) and Ned (Marvin Agustin) hid their feelings for one another at first, but it all changed when Ned confronted Bujoy with this iconic line: "Yes, kaibigan mo 'ko... Kaibigan mo lang ako. And I'm so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my best friend!"
3. MAE AND BOGS IN “PAANO NA KAYA?”
Everyone thought Bogs (Gerald Anderson) was #cancelledt when Mae (Kim Chiu) blurted out, “Bogs, sana lumayo ka na lang, sana umiwas ka na lang, maiintindihan ko pa 'yun. Pero Bogs, syinota mo ako, e. Syinota mo ang best friend mo."
But hey, he turned it around and the two rode out the sunset together.
4. IVAN AND PATCHOT IN “MUST BE LOVE”
Ah, young love. We can’t really blame young chick magnet Ivan (Daniel Padilla) when he looked at one-of-the-boys Patchot (Kathryn Bernardo) as only a close friend and a basketball playmate at first. "May babaeng bine-bestfriend, at may babaeng gini-girlfriend," he said. But he took all those back when he realized Patchot had everything he wanted and needed.
5. CHANTEL AND NOAH IN “MY FAIRY TAIL LOVE STORY”
After Chantel (Janella Salvador) gets cursed with mermaid fins after disturbing some corals, trusty Noah (Elmo Magalona) never leaves her side and helps her find out how to cure her legs. Even when Chantel thinks it’s a kiss from DJ Ethan (Kiko Estrada) that will save her, Noah paves the way for her happiness until she finds out that it is Noah that she really needs.
6. CARSON AND DIO IN “I’M DRUNK, I LOVE YOU”
Over a music fest by the beach, plates of Bagnet, and bottles of booze—Carson (Maja Salvador) made sure to make her last roadtrip with bestfriend Dio (Paulo Avelino) an unforgettable one as she finally let out what she has keeping for seven years. Timecheck!
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