21 Bad Boys We Love On Screen, But Would Hate IRL

"Bad boys" are fine to admire from afar. Especially when they're fictional. I mean, we probably wouldn't want a boyfriend who wears a leather jacket IRL, but in movies it's fine. And that's just the point: the rebels we'd be with in a heartbeat if they jumped off the screen wouldn't actually be that fun to hang out with in real life.

There's the dangerous rebel, who will never show up where he's suppose to be. The charming quipper, who's actually just bigging himself up and putting other people down. And then of course, there are flat out criminals and sociopaths.

Why are we so obsessed with horrible men? Maybe it's time to shift our affection to more stable fantasy guys? Ones that wouldn't neg you on a date or forget your birthday. Ahead is a list of some of the other crappy things our favourite on-screen bad boys would do.
Opener Photo: Moviestore Collection/Rex/REX USA.

More from Pop Culture


R29 Original Series

Watch Now
A look at the subcultures around the world that color what we wear — and why.
Watch Now
Explore the world's most most vibrant cultural and culinary centers—in 60 seconds, of course.
Watch Now
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Millennial survivor-woman Lucie Fink dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time.