The 17 Most Iconic Movie Couples Of All Time

Movie romances have the power to make us laugh, cry, smile, and dream. These couples are the most memorable in movie history. From eye-watering gestures to spine-tingling kisses, these couples have caused countless amounts of movie-goers to believe in love.

  • Allie and Noah

    Allie and Noah

    "The Notebook" is one of the most popular romance movies of our day because of Allie and Noah's incredible love for each other. Their heartbreaking romance has brought millions of diehard fans to tears since the film was released 10 years ago.
  • Westley and Buttercup

    Westley and Buttercup

    "As you wish." Westley's devotion to Buttercup begins when he is her farm hand, but it grows to so much more when they embark on an epic adventure together. Throughout countless horrible trials, Westley protects Buttercup and proves his love for her.
  • Sandy and Danny

    Sandy and Danny

    It's a classic Romeo and Juliet story, but with an '80s twist. Preppy, straight-laced Sandy would have never dated cool biker Danny Zuko if it weren't for their "summer lovin'." By the end of the film, Sandy trades in her pink skirt for a leather jacket and rides off with Danny.
  • Rose and Jack

    Rose and Jack

    You knew this was coming. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio set the bar for movie romances as Rose and Jack in "Titanic." Their memorable scenes together are almost too many to count — from "draw me like one of your French girls" to "I'm the king of the world!"
  • Vivian and Edward

    Vivian and Edward

    She may have started as a prostitute, and he a ruthless businessman, but Vivian and Edward somehow become an amazing couple in "Pretty Woman." Who can forget when Edward came to Vivian's rescue after she was ridiculed at a store on Rodeo Drive?
  • Elizabeth and Will

    Elizabeth and Will

    "The Pirates of the Caribbean" saga offers more than just action and adventure, it's also got one of the greatest love stories in cinema. Although Will isn't as high-born as Elizabeth, he stops at nothing to woo her, including saving her from pirates!
  • Bella and Edward

    Bella and Edward

    Even if you are "team Jacob," the chemistry between Robert Pattinson's Edward and Kristen Stewart's Bella is unmistakeable, which is probably because the pair was also dating in real life. The vampire love story gave thousands of teen girls a romance to swoon for.
  • Charlie and Maverick

    Charlie and Maverick

    "Top Gun" may seem like a action movie at first glance, but it has a ton of tender moments between the airplane fight scenes. Many of these scenes involve Maverick's romance with his flight instructor Charlie. The film served secured Tom Cruise as an A-list actor after his brealout in "Risky Business" 3 years earlier.
  • Baby and Johnny

    Baby and Johnny

    "Dirty Dancing" is another favorite for all romance movie lovers. Johnny may be older, but he shows Baby a world she's never seen before through his dancing. From that point on, Johnny made sure that nobody would put Baby in the corner.
  • Kat and Patrick

    Kat and Patrick

    They're relationship may have started as a bet, but there's no denying the love that Julia Stiles' Kat and Heath Ledger's Patrick have for each other by the end of "10 Things I Hate About You." Through a playful paintball game and an amazingly madcap rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," the two showed each other that they deserved love.
  • Ennis and Jack

    Ennis and Jack

    Heath Ledger makes the list twice, but this time for his portrayal of the cowboy Ennis, who is consumed by his love for Jake Gyllenhaal's Jack Twist in "Brokeback Mountain." Ennis and Jack hide their homosexual romance their whole lives, but periodically return to the mountain to rekindle their tortured love.
  • Han Solo and Princess Leia

    Han Solo and Princess Leia

    In a film saga filled with romantic pairings, this is the one that stands out. Han Solo's love for Princess Leia is stuff of fandom legend, with diehard fans holding it up as the pinnacle of movie romance. The definitive lines of "I love you" "I know" are sacred in the Star Wars fandom.
  • Harry and Sally

    Harry and Sally

    "When Harry Met Sally" is another love story for the ages. After years of argumentative chance encounters, Harry and Sally finally realize that they are in love with one another. Their love story was as beautiful as it was funny — fake orgasms in a deli and all.
  • Rhett and Scarlett

    Rhett and Scarlett

    "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett and Scarlett had one of the most epic romances of all time in "Gone With the Wind." Their story has stood the test of time, and remains a favorite for all romance movie lovers.
  • Troy and Gabriella

    Troy and Gabriella

    The epitome of modern young love, Troy and Gabriella define cinematic love for an entire generation. "High School Musical" may be a squeaky-clean Disney film, but the movie's success can't be ignored, and neither can the believability that Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens brought to the relationship of their breakout characters, which is likely because they were dating in real life.
  • Edward and Kim

    Edward and Kim

    It's definitely not a couple you would expect, but Edward and Kim are definitely a couple you find yourself rooting for during "Edward Scissorhands." The doomed romance doesn't allow them to be together in the end, but the image of Kim dancing in the shavings of Edward's ice sculpture captures her powerful love for him.
  • Rocky and Adrian

    Rocky and Adrian

    He is a small-time boxer and she is a shy pet store clerk, but together Rocky and Adrian formed one of the most iconic movie couples ever. Their love is never more pronounced than when Rocky repeatedly calls out for her after his match with Apollo Creed and they declar their love for one another.
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