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02.18.2015by: Cherry Liquor

The Top Ten Cutest Female Sidekicks

I figured that THE DUFF would be a hard sell. Even the filmmakers didn't seem to have much confidence in the source material because they decided to add the Bella Thorne character for some added visual spice. But what you can find in quantity isn't always what's got the most quality. Hence, the sidekicks from film who usually steal the show from the leads, like the not-so-pretty girl getting the quarterback. Here are 10 of my favorite female sidekick babes.

#10 - Drew Barrymore (BOYS ON THE SIDE)

At one point in her bad girl '90's days, Drew was featured as the lesser character in this movie about... um, Whoopi being a lesbian. I don't remember much about the film, just that Drew was adorable and we've never seen her quite like this since. Solidly a leading A-lister now, there was a time when she could have ended up as a character actress. I might have liked her even more if that had happened. (At least then we could have avoided BLENDED.)

#9 - Lindsay Sloane (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, BRING IT ON, THE OTHER GUYS... etc)

Lindsay Sloane is the sidekick actress who hasn't caught on as big as some of the others. While I can remember her appearing in pretty much everything ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch," that weird but cool canceled show "Grosse Point," BRING IT ON, THE IN-LAWS, THE TV SET, OVER HER DEAD BODY, THE OTHER GUYS, SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, HORRIBLE BOSSES... etc, etc, etc, etc, etc), there isn't a huge name-brand recognition of her. Girls will say that she's Big Red. Hell, guys will remember her as Big Red (because all you freaks love cheerleader movies). But I know her name is Lindsay Sloane, even if the search engines try to bring up images of Lohan instead.

#8 - Amy Poehler (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, MEAN GIRLS, BABY MAMA... etc)

I just finished reading Amy Poehler's YES PLEASE and while it's an uneven book, you get the scoop on what it was like for Amy growing up, being told she had a Muppet face and dudes thinking they'll get anti-shallow brownie points for openly dating her. Have you ever really looked at Amy Poehler in MEAN GIRLS? Sure, the eyes are wide (a reoccurring theme in female sidekicks) and her smile is huge but woman has a tight body and a come hither sexuality. She's not a normal sidekick, she's a cool (and cute) sidekick.

#7 - Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, LEGALLY BLONDE 2, DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?... etc)

Last year we got to see Mary Lynn Rajskub get punked out, GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO style when they brought back "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY." Suddenly people were saying things about Rajskub that I'd been saying all along. Underneath the unassuming average girl veneer, she's super fierce. She's that happy co-worker who brings in donuts but is excluded from post-work drink invites, sweet and proper until she snaps and then it's both terrifying and arousing. Hooray for average, the best disguise of all (just ask Clark Kent).

#6 - Rutina Wesley (True Blood)

She's buff and she's sharp edged but dammit if Tara on "True Blood" isn't far more interesting than Sookie could ever hope to be. The show abused her position as the sidekick, always dragging poor Tara through more shit than anyone should have to handle and without fail, Wesley was up to the task, whether it was with jokes, tears or some ass-whoopin'.

#5 - Busy Philipps (WHITE CHICKS, Freaks & Geeks, Cougartown... etc)

I've loved Busy for so long, ever since she brought Kim Kelly to the small screen in Apatow's "Freaks & Geeks." That overbearing loud/foul-mouthed blonde whom you both fear and lust after, Busy has actually gotten me to watch a few episodes of the abysmal "Cougartown" just to get my fix. If I were to make a movie about my life where I was the main character, I'd cast Philipps as my best friend. It would be a boring movie and she would be, like she always is, the best thing about it.

#4 - Olivia Thirlby (THE WEDDING RINGER, DREDD, JUNO... etc)

You want to know who the next Anne Hathaway is? Olivia Thirlby. Other than the fact that she doesn't have Young Anne's big breasts, Thirlby is slowing making a career on being that attractive but not intimidating brunette you want to have at your side, whether it's to temper the manic comedy of Kevin Hart, be the willing novice to Karl Urban's Judge Dredd or crack witty next to the otherwise unbearably hip Ellen Page. (Etc, etc, etc...) One day that huge role will come and then Thirlby will no longer be our sidekick secret.

#3 - Krysten Ritter (SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS... etc)

Big eyes but no tits, that's what those executives must see whenever Krysten Ritter comes around. A striking and unconventional beauty (probably the first one to get the Zellweger-Thurman treatment in 20 years), Ritter finally has a name that people are starting to remember by being so unforgettable as the buddy to the prettier people. Playing next to Alice Eve's breasts in SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE allowed her character to be as caustically witty as any male character is normally allowed license to and I loved every bit of it.

#2 - Zooey Deschanel (FAILURE TO LAUNCH, THE GOOD GIRL, ELF)

Long before she became the spotlight grabbing leading adorkable lady that she is now, Hollywood didn't seem to know what to do with Zooey Deschanel's quirk. So they gave her the best friend and co-worker roles and she generally smashed it. While I'm not a fan of Zooey as a lead, it's because I've always appreciated just how good she is at supporting others. Hell, FAILURE TO LAUNCH is unwatchable whenever she's not in a scene and remember - she was cast as the "lesser-than" to Sarah Jessica Parker. So I get why everyone wanted to shove her up to the A list.

#1 - Judy Greer (27 DRESSES, 13 GOING ON 30, THE AMATEURS... etc)

If there's a movie where they need the best friend or frenemy or wife or guy's best friend's girlfriend or leading ape lady, Judy Greer gets called. Thing is, in most cases, I'd take Judy over whomever they have her cast with (especially when it's a choice between Greer or Katherine Heigl). She's funny, she's sexy, she's in a league of her own, even if the entertainment industry is filled with bridesmaids and lead by a handful of brides. I've always preferred people with more character and Judy Greer is the definition of a babe with character.

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8:53PM on 02/18/2015

She was really good in GROSSE POINT

I actually enjoyed that show, simply because it took the piss out of the vastly overrated BEVERLY HILLS 90210. And Lindsay was great as the Tori Spelling parody.
I actually enjoyed that show, simply because it took the piss out of the vastly overrated BEVERLY HILLS 90210. And Lindsay was great as the Tori Spelling parody.
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11:30AM on 02/18/2015

10) Rutina 9) Amy 8) Mary Lynn 7) Busy 6) Judy 5) Drew 4) Lindsay 3) Kristen 2) Zooey 1) Olivia

I also would've included Kathryn Hahn and Bree Turner. By the way, did you use the word "Cutest" instead of "Hottest" because these women's looks are debatable?
I also would've included Kathryn Hahn and Bree Turner. By the way, did you use the word "Cutest" instead of "Hottest" because these women's looks are debatable?
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4:50AM on 02/18/2015

Loved her since Jawbreaker

I will watch anything that Judy Greer is cast in, even if it stars someone like Heigl. The woman can steal any scene she's in just by being there. For evidence, watch 2006's The TV Set where she has several scenes where she few if any lines but still manages to draw attention with just a subtitle facial expression.

Also, I think her voice is sexy as hell.
I will watch anything that Judy Greer is cast in, even if it stars someone like Heigl. The woman can steal any scene she's in just by being there. For evidence, watch 2006's The TV Set where she has several scenes where she few if any lines but still manages to draw attention with just a subtitle facial expression.

Also, I think her voice is sexy as hell.
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