10 Mom-Approved Movie Character Crushes

Try as you might, mom won’t ever let you forget that she knows what’s best for you. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we played matchmaker and set you up with a few film characters that mom would approve of. She only wants you to be happy. We chose ten films, guesstimated who you probably have a crush on, and then selected a character from the same movie that mom would prefer you invite over for dinner sometime. Feel free to leave your own mom-approved film character crushes in the comments section.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club

Who you probably crush on: John Bender (Judd Nelson)

He understands that “the world is an imperfect place.” He also gives good hair and carries a switchblade, which seems so quaint.

Who your mom would approve of: Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez)

He’s a popular jock and falls in love with the weird girl, so there must be hope for you. “We’re all pretty bizarre,” he proclaims. “Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.”