In honour of Valentine’s Day: My favourite couples from the big screen!

I’ve gone with 21 (my age) different couples. I think you’ll find it’s quite a diverse list.

In no order:

Tom Hansen & Summer Finn – (500) Days of Summer

So this may not be the perfect relationship, but this young indie relationship is one I’ve enjoyed watching and will continue to enjoy many more times.

Alvy Singer & Annie Hall – Annie Hall

It’s moments like Alvy trying to recreate one of his moments with Annie and Annie calling Alvy over to kill a spider that make this romance such a bitter-sweet one.

Jesse & Celine – Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

Characters that don’t just talk fluff, but discuss their thoughts and ideas. We’re not bogged down with music and montages, but get to watch two lovely characters discover and fall in love with each other.

Jason Bourne & Marie – The Bourne Identity/The Bourne Supremacy

“You chose a romance from an action trilogy?” I sure did. It’s a lovely relationship, but a dangerous one.

Ennis Del Mar & Jack Twist – Brokeback Mountain

These poor blokes only get to see each other once or twice a year! But boy do they look forward to those times. Such a shame for them that they’re love brings so much pain to so many people and so many situations. Regardless they’re lovely together.

James Bond & Vesper Lynd – Casino Royale

We’ve never seen Bond open up to anyone like he opens himself to Vesper. And I suppose that’s why he doesn’t open up to women later in his life, because he gets so hurt here. But I can’t help but think he’ll never love anyone the way he loved/loves her.

Michael Dundee & Sue Charlton – Crocodile Dundee trilogy

Some might find this an odd choice, but these two are so SO lovely together. They come from very different cultures but their love prevails.

Joel Barish & Clementine Kruczynski – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel plans to erase Clementine from his memory after she did the same, only to go through all the great times they’ve had together, realizing that he doesn’t want to forget. Flawed relationship at its best!

Johnny Case & Linda Seton – Holiday

Sure they’re not the two getting married, but boy are they suited for each other. What’s great about them is they’re both full of good ol’ fun!

Julia & Paul Child – Julie & Julia

She’s hardly ever seen without a smile and he loves keeping the smile on her face…

Bob Harris & Charlotte – Lost in Translation

These two have such a deep relationship and thankfully they never take it to a physical level. They’re the deepest of friends, both understanding and respecting each other. One of the finest screen couple for sure!

John & Jane Smith – Mr. & Mrs. Smith

They meet, they fall in love, they try and kill each other, they team up, they go to a counsellor and they’re damn good-looking… what’s not to love?

Norman & Ethel Thayer – On Golden Pond

Okay so he’s a grumpy old man, but he’s got this incredibly loving woman next to him.

George & Charley – A Single Man

These two aren’t “together”, though they did sleep with each other a while back. But I think I prefer this friendship over George and Jim’s relationship. They’re two stylish Brits.

Quinn Harris and Robin Monroe – Six Days Seven Nights

I suppose if you’re stuck on an island with someone you’re likely to either kill each other or become very close… fortunately the latter eventuated. Both with so much screen charisma and good chemistry, they’re a joy to watch.

Erica Barry & Julian Mercer – Something’s Gotta Give

Okay so I’ve sided with the more “fun” relationship of the two, but he’s so good to her and she loves being pursued by this good-looking younger man. But for the record, Erica and Jack Nicholson’s character could easily fill this spot too. I just think these two are more enjoyable to watch.

Noah & Allie – The Notebook

Most will have seen these lovers on screen and if you’re like me, you would have enjoyed your time watching them.

Carl & Ellie – Up

Only seen together for short periods of time, but their love makes its way straight into your heart.

Scottie & Judy – Vertigo

Well this couple kinda has some complex issues, but one way or another, they made each other fall in love with them.

George & Martha – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The least lovable couple on my list. They seem to kinda hate each other and they don’t mind showing it in front of company. But boy oh boy will you have one helluva time watching them!

Joe Fox & Kathleen Kelly – You’ve Got Mail

From mortal enemies to friends. One knows the truth, the other wishes the truth. Chemistry, chemistry, chemistry!

I hope you enjoyed checking out my choices. Leave a comment letting me know your thoughts.


About jyerating

Film critic.
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5 Responses to In honour of Valentine’s Day: My favourite couples from the big screen!

  1. Thomas says:

    You had me right til the end there Jye! The only couple I wanted on the list was ‘Joe Fox & Kathleen Kelly’ and the whole time I was thinking, ‘oh no, he has forgotten them!’

  2. kim says:

    Carl & Ellie from Up are my favourite. nice blog jye.


  3. Mami says:

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movie!

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