Sometimes there are onscreen romances that have a chemistry so memorable, they stay in our hearts forever. Here are the most iconic movie couples that lit screens on fire with their babe factor and heart-fluttering romances.
1. When Harry Met Sally – Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal
The tumultuous relationship in “When Harry Met Sally” gave dudes in the friend zone hope all around the world. But no one can truly master the charming but quirky relationship these two lovebirds have. From platonic, bickering pals to picturesque, bickering couple. Aw.
2. La La Land – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
This is a newcomer, but it really has an old Hollywood feel to it, and with a duo this stunning, how could we keep them off the list? Not only do we get to see these mega babes act together, but we get to see them sing and dance in scenes that will make you smile, and also shed a tear. A modern “Notebook” perhaps?
3. Dirty Dancing – Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
No one can forget the iconic lift in the water that people have tried to recreate many a time. Baby is played by Jennifer Grey, and her hunky lower-middle class boyfriend Johnny, is played by Patrick Swayze. In this case, opposites attracted, but those opposites were still both very attractive! The guys got to see coy and curly-headed J.Grey, while girls swooned over shirtless Patrick Swayze.
4. Pretty Woman – Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
The premise of this one isn’t exactly a conventional love story, and maybe that’s what makes this duo so perfect. An unfortunate but happy prostitute lives her daily life when a rich man happens to pick her up in a car, and the chaotic love story begins! The smoldering gentleman that Gere plays is perfect with the filter-free, ravishing Julia.
5. Edward Scissorhands – Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp
This one shows that love and beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes! Definitely a movie for the underdog! A dude with a bunch of scissors for hands, and constant Halloween makeup for a complexion, and he still managed to bag Winona Ryder! She was afraid of him at first, but fell in love with them, giving these two their happy ending. #niceguysfinishfirst
6. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
There was a lot of game-playing in this one, with both having their crazy moments, but in the end, they found love in the commonality of crazy, and their happily ever after. A journalist who gets hired for a piece on being a nightmare to date, plus an ego-centric dude who bets a chick can fall for him in 10 days? A recipe for disaster, but these two hotties made it work!
7. Grease – Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
This movie is as notorious for its soundtrack as it is for its iconic couple, Sandy and Danny! Olivia Newton-John and the sexy John Travolta were the ultimate badass couple in this ‘50s musical rom com, and they embodied young love better than anyone else could, at the time.
8. The Notebook – Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
Although we’ve heard a fair amount about the tiffs these two had off-screen after their own romance went sour, but by the fiery chemistry they had on screen, you never would have been able to guess it. The ever wholesome but beautiful Rachel McAdams falls for working class boy Ryan Gosling, and they spend the rest of their days in a nursing home, one needing the other to tell them the love story in order to remember it. The dynamic between these two really is a must see.
9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
Talk about a messed up couple, but no one was hotter or edgier than these two, destructing the world with each other. Every goth couple’s ideal fantasy, these two were debaucherous about everything, and ruin only fed their passion. Romantic? Yes. Years of couple’s therapy in the making? Probably.
10. Titanic – Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
The ending for these two in the famous “Titanic” was tragic, but their love story made it bittersweet. Young Leo DiCaprio was every girl’s dream come true, and Kate Winslet played the uppity socialite who falls for a working guy very convincingly. How could you forget that steamy car scene?
11. Eyes Wide Shut – Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
As far as the world knows, these two real-life lovebirds ended because of scientology disagreements, their roles in this 90’s erotic drama made an eternal couple frozen in time, in our eyes. A movie that asks some intense questions about being faithful, and marriage generally, this isn’t a rom-com for the lighthearted, but it’s definitely one for those who are fearless, and a little bit raunchy!
12. Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
This is sort of a bummer to talk about in 2017, seeing as this Hollywood couple we thought would be eternal has finally called it quits. But this was the iconic film that also brought the two together! Who doesn’t want to be part of an edgy, crime-fighting spy couple?