50 best film couples

First off, an apology for my recent obsession with lists. (Who am I kidding? It’s been a life-long ailment for yours truly.) Secondly, the following is a lovingly made list of the 50 best couplings to grace the silver screen. Enjoy and feel free to peruse and offer your take:

50. Sigourney Weaver & Kevin Kline (Dave)

49. Keri Russell & Nathan Fillion (Waitress)

48. Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500 Days of Summer)

47. Mary McDonnell & Robert Redford (Sneakers)

46. Raul Julia & Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family)


45. Brendan Fraser & Rachel Weisz (The Mummy)

44. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (Once)

43. Bob Newhart & Eva Gabor (The Rescuers Down Under)

42. Peter Boyle & Madeline Kahn (Young Frankenstein)

41. Debbie Reynolds & Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain)
40. John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara (McLintock!)

39. Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music)

38. Naomi Watts & Andy Serkis (King Kong)

37. Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride (Ma and Pa Kettle)

36. Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn (Adam’s Rib)
35. Bill Murray & Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters)

34. Kim Novak & James Stewart (Vertigo)

33. Woody Allen & Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

32. Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity)

31. Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan (Sleepless in Seattle)
30. Joe Pesci & Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny)

29. Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)

28. Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood (The Bridges of Madison County)

27. Roberto Benigni & Nicolleta Braschi (Life is Beautiful)

26. Julie Christie & Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her)
25. Robert Redford & Barbra Streisand (The Way We Were)

24. Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

23. Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton (Something’s Gotta Give)

22. Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter (The Incredibles)

21. Sandra Bullock & Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping)
20. Annette Bening & Michael Douglas (The American President)

19. Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone)

18. Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft (The Graduate)

17. Faye Dunaway & Jack Nicholson (Chinatown)

16. Larry Roberts & Barbara Luddy (Lady and the Tramp)
15. Scott Weinger & Linda Larkin (Aladdin)

14. Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday)

13. Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind)

12. Elissa Knight & Ben Burtt (WALL-E)

11. Ralph Fiennes & Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient)
10. Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant (Notting Hill)

9. Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!)

8. Kate Winslet & Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

7. James Stewart & Donna Reed (It’s a Wonderful Life)

6. Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby)
5. Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail)

4. Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain)

3. Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson (Beauty and the Beast)

2. Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet (Titanic)

1. Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca)
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5 responses to “50 best film couples”

  1. Jose says :

    How can WALL-E & Eve and Scarlett & Rhett can be so low in the list?They're the greatest couples ever!

  2. Luke says :

    I guess I'm just super edgy. Or maybe an idiot… either way, it's hard for me to deny the love I have for those in the top 10. 🙂

  3. Sara says :

    I would put Sleepless in Seattle and Sound of Music WAY higher – those movies are ALL ABOUT the love! 🙂

  4. Anonymous says :

    What are david bowie and Jenn C in labyrinth? I think I would rate them within top 5.

  5. Malcolm says :

    I'm so glad you mentioned Sandra B. And Bill Pullman. They're so adorable!

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