There’s nothing better than watching a good movie. Whether they make you laugh, cry or wistful for love – there is one thing all of these movies have in common: sizzling romances, and some of the most adorable movie couples of all time.
Anna & Will (Notting Hill)
In true Hugh Grant style, Will is a bumbling yet charming English gentleman. When Will meets the beautiful leading lady, Anna, we just knew it was meant to be. At the end of it, she finally falls for his charms (just about).
Jack & Rose (Titanic)
Let’s be honest, Jack and Rose take the crown as one of the most iconic movie couples of all time. As two star-crossed lovers, society forbade the kind of relationship these two wanted. Rose was a high-profile lady, engaged to be married, and Jack was a vagabond with nothing to his name. After Jack saves Rose from jumping off the ship, they enter into a whirlwind romance full of sizzling passion. However, we still haven’t gotten over that ending…
Han Solo & Princess Leia (Star Wars)
Han Solo and Princess Leia’s love story was truly out of this world (in a galaxy far, far away). Their love story captivated audiences over the course of three movies. With her braided buns, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia proved the perfect companion to Harrison Ford’s Han Solo – and even though we didn’t get to see their marriage on-screen, we can imagine it was the perfect intergalactic ceremony. Although Leia and Han were so different, they complemented each other perfectly.
Scarlett & Rhett (Gone With The Wind)
One of the most inspiring aspects of Gone With The Wind is the relationship between Scarlett and Rhett – because it shouldn’t have happened. Scarlett initially is spoiled, insecure and superficial, and spent years following a man who didn’t love her back. During this time, she didn’t realize that the perfect man was standing right in front of her. Yet, they soon embarked on an intense and dramatic love affair, and Scarlett learned to separate fantasy from reality with Rhett.
Carrie & Mr. Big (Sex In The City)
Throughout Sex and the City, we all had our opinions on which of Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriends we liked best. Nevertheless, Carrie always found herself back with Mr. Big. Their relationship was a tumultuous one, but filled with intense passion and romance. Sure, they had their rocky patches (especially when Mr. Big failed to turn up to their wedding), but he always managed to win her back. Despite his fear of commitment, it was obviously just meant to be.
Arwen & Aragorn (Lord Of The Rings)
Arwen and Aragorn’s love story have made them some of the most popular characters within the Lord of the Rings franchise. Although a human/elf relationship may seem odd to us, anything is possible in Middle-Earth! In the movies, we don’t see them fall in love, as they already have a history – but their forbidden romance was still full of intensity, love and sacrifice. When a half-elf gives up her immortality for you, you know it’s pretty serious.
Baby & Johnny (Dirty Dancing)
When we first met Baby in Dirty Dancing, we knew she was something special. She wanted to be freed from her overprotective family – and Johnny helped her do that. Their adorable love story began when Baby discovered the staff’s quarters – the hidden underbelly of her summer vacation camp – which resulted in some pretty, well, ‘dirty’ dancing. Although their love story came to an abrupt end at the end of the summer season, their love will always live on.
Vivian & Edward (Pretty Woman)
Vivian and Edward’s relationship will forever go down in classic movie couple history. In normal everyday society, you might scoff at a wealthy businessman falling in love with a lady of the night. In Pretty Woman, though, we just couldn’t get enough of it. The movie brings to life an incredible modern-day fairytale, with a striking resemblance to the famous play Pygmalion. The chemistry between Vivian and Edward is electric, heightened by the excitement that is forbidden love.
Ennis & Jack (Brokeback Mountain)
Brokeback Mountain gave us one of the most iconic movie couples of all time – and even more so because this is one of the first and most famous Blockbuster movies to portray the love story of two men. Their relationship wasn’t easy though – Ennis was confused over his feelings, but Jack couldn’t be more confident of the love he felt for Ennis. This movie shows that love can come from anywhere, and celebrates love’s rawness and beauty.
John & Jane (Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
We loved John and Jane for two reasons. One – they were caught up in a steamy love-hate relationship that was thrilling to watch (although we’d be a bit worried if our partner kept trying to kill us). They were trained to kill, but their emotions took over. Two – because it happened in real life. The steamy on-screen romance of John and Jane gave us one of the 21st Century’s most iconic celebrity couples. Although Brangelina are sadly no more.
Edward & Kim (Edward Scissorhands)
The love story between Edward and Kim is unlike any other – which is why we are so enamored with it. With his odd hair, pale face, PVC outfits and the unusual issue of having huge scissors as hands, Edward was often seen as the town clown. He was feared, ridiculed, and persecuted. But Kim soon saw beneath the surface and fell in love with Edward’s tender heart. Moral of the story? It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Tony & Maria (West Side Story)
This movie normally hides under the radar because of its incredibly popular stage show – but if you haven’t watched it, you should! West Side Story gives us one of the most passionate on-screen kisses in cinema history. The story follows the love affair of Tony and Maria, members of two rival gangs. Despite this, they knew their love was stronger than any gang affiliation and that they had to be together. But as with all tragedies, their romance was ill-fated.
Harry & Sally (When Harry Met Sally)
We’ll give you two guesses who the main characters of When Harry Met Sally are (just kidding). This movie is the quintessential story of friends becoming lovers, with a love that they just can’t fight. In the beginning, they didn’t even really like it! But over the course of a few years, their relationship blossomed, and they soon realized it was more than just a platonic friendship. They also had a wonderfully romantic New Year’s Eve.
Scott Smith & Harvey Milk (Milk)
Milk is another movie that followed the lives of two men trying to find acceptance in the world. Scott and Milk first meet the night before Harvey Milk’s 40th birthday and soon enter into a passionate romance – but their relationship isn’t accepted by those around them. After moving to San Francisco, into the gay neighborhood of The Castro, Milk becomes involved in politics and gay activism. Despite their newfound freedom, it just isn’t enough for Smith.
Danny & Sandy (Grease)
If it weren’t for their summer lovin’, Danny wouldn’t have chills that were multiplying, and Sandy wouldn’t have ditched Sandra Dee. Grease is the ultimate feel-good musical that makes us realize that it can sometimes be our differences that bring us together, and a little compromise goes a long way to making a relationship work. Despite their lifestyles, their love couldn’t keep them apart, and it made them so happy they couldn’t help but sing! And float off in a flying car.
Elizabeth & Will (Pirates Of The Caribbean)
You wouldn’t think a movie following the lives of pirates, treasure and rum would feature an epic love story – but Pirates of the Caribbean just love to give us the unexpected. Even though part of us wished Elizabeth would fall in love with Captain Jack Sparrow, we were equally happy with how the love story between Elizabeth and Will turned out. Despite their class divide, Will did everything and anything he could to be with the one he loved.
Charlie & Maverick (Top Gun)
Sure, Top Gun is all about fighter pilots, action, and Tom Cruise – but there are also some pretty tender moments snuck in there when you least expect it. Maverick and Charlie’s relationship isn’t the everyday take-her-out-for-dinner movie, because this isn’t your average, everyday movie. Instead, Maverick can’t help falling for his flight instructor and showing his feelings through karaoke with Goose as his wingman. Of course, Charlie just can’t resist. Who could? Everyone loves a singing man in uniform.
Kat & Patrick (10 Things I Hate About You)
This movie is arguably one of the best romantic comedies to come out of the 21st century. The modern retelling of a Shakespearean classic features Heath Ledger as Patrick – an outcast paid to take Kat out on a date. Of course, he soon begins to fall for her. It all goes disastrously wrong when she finds out his motives, but then he does THAT scene where he sings for her, and we know all is forgiven.
Holly & Paul (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of the most heartwarming movies and stories of all time – showing just how much love can change a person (and it taught us just how amazing Audrey Hepburn really was). Before she meets Paul, Holly is adamant she doesn’t want to settle down and is more comfortable spending time with wealthy men. But Paul makes her feel something the other men don’t, and she soon ditches those rich guys for Paul. Good choice, Holly.
Molly & Sam (Ghost)
Molly and Sam gave us the most intense, tragic and unique love story in 1990 – one that is guaranteed to make you shed a tear or two. Within the first ten minutes, the passionate love that is so obvious between the two of them is tragically cut short when Sam is murdered. After his death, through his ghost, their love continues to grow. Sam watches over Molly and protects her at all costs. We all remember that sizzling late-night pottery lesson…
Bridget Jones & Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones’ Diary)
In one of the best loved franchises ever, Bridget Jones’ Diary, we knew Bridget was destined for Mr. Darcy. It just took her (and him) a while to figure it out. Across all three installments of the franchise, Bridget found herself in awkward yet hilarious situations over the men in her life. She flitted between Mark, Daniel, and Jack, but found her way back to Mr. Darcy every time and finally got her fairytale ending.
Romeo & Juliet (Romeo & Juliet)
In a tale as old as time (no, not Beauty and the Beast) Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet brought us the epic love-story of the ultimate star-crossed lovers. Despite the fact the Montagues and the Capulets are in the ultimate turf war, this didn’t stop these two from meeting up in secret, and falling head over heels in love. They were even about to get married! But of course, we all know the ending. This is the ultimate tragic romantic story.
Rocky & Adrien (Rocky)
Rocky and Adrian were two people that you’d never think would work – she was a shy and adorable pet store worker, and he was a small-time boxer with big ambitions (and big muscles). Together, they were even more powerful, and she supported him the whole way in his fight to the top. He made it pretty obvious that he was completely smitten with her when he calls out her name after his fight with Apollo Creed and declares his undying love.
Christian & Satine (Moulin Rouge)
The Moulin Rouge taught us that the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return – and that’s exactly what Christian and Satine did. Their romance was short and sweet but full of passion, excitement, and desire. They did absolutely everything to be together – even hiding their relationship. For a short while, they lived the ultimate Bohemian lifestyle, but it was soon cut short, and only Christian survived to tell their tale.
Forrest & Jenny (Forrest Gump)
As one of the most iconic movies of the 21st century, you can expect it to have one of the most iconic couples as well. Jenny and Forrest were just that couple. Throughout the movie, Forrest’s love for Jenny was clear – but they both went off to do their own thing (and to be honest, Forrest did literally everything). Despite this, he never stopped loving her. But when it came to being together fully, it was too late…
Maria & Captain von Trapp (The Sound Of Music)
A nun and a captain together sounds like the start of a bad joke, but their love story is one of the most romantic of all time. Hired to look after his children, Maria instantly disliked the captain, his way of life and his bad moods. But over time, Maria’s positive attitude and happy-go-lucky take on life softened the Captain’s heart, and Maria soon became the children’s new mother, rather than just their governess.
Ron & Hermione (Harry Potter)
Everyone knew about Ron and Hermione’s relationship before they even did. Throughout the eight movies, we saw Ron and Hermione’s love blossom more with each movie – yet they still went their separate ways. They dated other people, they carried on their friendship with Harry Potter, and they went on a quest to defeat He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (we’re not risking it). But finally, in the face of death, they revealed their feelings and had a beautiful family together. As if by magic.
Ben & Andie (How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days)
Ben and Andie started off as an experiment – but turned into something more. Much more. As a writer, Andie was given the task of writing an article on how to get a guy and how to lose him in 10 days (basically what NOT to do in a relationship). But Ben soon cottoned on and began to play Andie at her own game, and the rest is history. They fell deeply in love.
Holly & Gerry (P.S. I Love You)
If you haven’t yet found a movie that makes you blub like a baby – just watch P.S. I Love You. The relationship between Holly and Gerry is both incredibly heartwarming and joyous, and completely heartbreaking and sad. The film follows the death of Gerry; both the lead-up and the aftermath, and proves that love doesn’t die. You just sometimes need to move on to live your own life. Holly and Gerry are an inspiration to us all.
Sophie & Charlie (Letters To Juliet)
Letters to Juliet taught us that you can find love when you’re looking for something else. In this case, Sophie is looking for the unanswered ‘letter to Juliet’ – and finds Charlie. But in typical fashion, they despise each other. They both have things to do, and talking to each other isn’t part of that plan. Nevertheless, they spend more and more time together, and Sophie realizes that in finding her answer, she’s also found another one. And it’s truly adorable.
Peter Parker & Mary Jane
Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s romance is the ultimate childhood sweetheart love story. Since he was a kid, Peter had a huge crush on MJ and was completely smitten with her. As she went about her own life, she only ever saw them as friends. After she gets in trouble, she is saved by Spider-Man and realizes she has feelings for Spidey. Of course, Spidey is Peter Parker, so it turns out she loved her best friend all along.
The Joker & Harley Quinn
Okay, so they don’t have the most normal relationship – but who does? The love The Joker and Harley Quinn have is beyond explanation. She is willing to die for him, he’s willing to die for her, and even though being together isn’t easy (someone is always trying to kill them) they always make it work and pull through. She is his Queen, and he is her Puddin’. And nothing and no one will get between that. It’s kind of endearing, right?
Westly & Buttercup
Although The Princess Bride is your modern-day fairytale, where the guy saves the Princess, and all is good in the world again – this movie shows love in a way that other fairytales don’t. Their love is powerful and electric and grows over time. In the beginning, Buttercup barks orders at her farmhand, Westley. But years later, she shares a passionate kiss with Westley, and all is right in the world. We just have one thing to say – As you wish.
Noah & Allie (The Notebook)
The Notebook is one of the most emotional romantic dramas of all time – and Noah and Allie’s relationship is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and shout at the television screen. There’s lust and love, there’s kissing in the rain and there are 265 love letters. There’s adventure, there’s a class divide, and there’s honesty. All of these come together to make a story about unconditional love that’s there until the end. We defy anyone who can sit through it dry-eyed.
Bella & Edward (Twilight)
Okay, say what you want about Twilight, but you can’t deny that Bella & Edward were the perfect couple. Although they had obvious barriers to cross (you know, the fact Edward and his whole family were vampires), Bella never gave up on him. Even though it looked like he gave up on her at one point, Edward always wanted to protect Bella from his world – but not even vampires such as the Volturi could keep them apart. Eventually, she became a vampire too.