Growing up, every kid wants to be part of a cool group of friends - the kind of group that has a secret handshake, inside jokes, and a pimped-out clubhouse. In addition to the delightful joys of puberty, the best fictional kid friend groups have to face other demons, sometimes literal ones. However, whether they’re fighting the Dark Lord or a bacterial infection inside their classmate Ralphie’s throat, these kids always get through their trials together and learn a valuable lesson along the way.
So pack your slingshot, some Twinkies, and your Dungeon Master’s Guide, because we’re going on an adventure. One that will make you feel nostalgic and maybe a little old. Here are some of the coolest friend groups in movies and TV shows that you wanted to and probably still want to be a part of. Vote up the groups you most desperately wish you were friends with.
The Golden TrioPhoto: Warner Bros.
- Movie: The Harry Potter series
- Notable members: Harry, Hermione, Ron
So maybe you could do without a crazed Dark Lord chasing after you during your pre-teen years, but wouldn’t it be worth it to be able to use magic, go to Hogwarts, and form a friendship so epic that you’re dubbed the Golden Trio? Draco Malfoy wishes he were that lucky.5932Good group?
- Photo: Universal
- Movie: The Little Rascals
- Notable members: Alfalfa, Darla, Spanky, Buckwheat, Stymie, Froggy, Porky, Uh-huh
If you want access to a tricked-out clubhouse that is three times the size of the studio you’re currently renting, this is the group for you. Yeah, initially the He-Man Woman Haters Club had a strict no-women policy, but they changed their ways and welcomed women with open arms.5125Good group?
- Photo: Amblin Entertainment
- Movie: Hook
- Notable members: Rufio, Thud Butt, Don’t Ask, Pockets
Rediscover your inner child and reinvigorate your imagination by teaming up with The Lost Boys of Hook. Spend your time in giant tree houses, have epic food fights, and battle the legendary Captain Hook.4524Good group?
The Sailor GuardiansPhoto: Toei Animation
- TV Series: Sailor Moon
- Notable Members: Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako
Fight evil by moonlight and win love by daylight with the Sailor Guardians. Whether your problems are of a romantic nature or the impending destruction of a planet, these girls will always have your back.4130Good group?