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.
- 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.Good 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.Good group?
- Photo: Warner Bros.
- Movie: The Goonies
- Notable members: Mikey, Mouth, Data, Brand, Chunk, Andy, Stef
Who hasn’t dreamt of going on an epic treasure hunt with their best friends? The kids from the Goon Docks get to this and more without ever straying too far from home.Good group?
The Ragtag, Baseball-Playing Kids from The SandlotPhoto: 20th Century Fox
- Movie: The Sandlot
- Notable members: Benny, Scotty, Ham, Squints, Kenny, Yeah-Yeah
Wouldn’t we all love to go back to a time when summer was about riding our bikes to the public pool and playing baseball with our best friends? These kids made the most of their summer. What’s more, they believed in one another and helped each other. We could all use friends like that in our lives.Good group?