Whether we like it or not, February has love written on each day. We see flowers on every corner, heart-shaped chocolate in every store and people seem to have a certain aura around them. Especially people in love.
But movie couples made us fall in love as well; who didn’t cry when watching Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind? or even Wall-E speechless love story?
After the best romantic movies Hollywood made from scratch, here are the top Hollywood movie couples that made us laugh, cry and smile simultaneously (if that is even possible.)
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut marked their last movie together as well as marking Stanley Kubrick’s last movie. Neverless, Tom Cruise making love to his former wife is one of the most realistic love scenes Hollywood has ever brought to big screens.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare in Love
Suffering from writer’s block, an unlucky-in-love Will Shakespeare falls in love with Viola, a wealthy merchant daughter. As some of Shakespeare’s plays, the two can’t be together bur do all they can to have few precious moments together.
Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, Gone With The Wind
One of the greatest love stories of all time that keeps us wondering whether the two will end up together in the end. A manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and love can only but blossom!
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen, Manhattan
Allen and Keaton were big at the time, not only because both are super talented, but the chemistry between them adds to the movie’s simple majesty. Woody plays a divorcee who ditches a schoolgirl (Mariel Hemingway) for a woman almost his own age (Keaton). You read well, and as ridiculous as it may seem, we fell in love with Allen and Keaton as we did in Annie Hall two years earlier.
Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Out of Africa
With the beautiful Africa as a background, Streep and Redford are one of the most lovely couple Hollywood movies ever had. The elegant baroness Streep will fall in love with landscapes of Africa as well as with the free-spirited Redford.
Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, The Painted Veil
A couple that experience love only after betrayal and pain. They had to go to China and experience the terrible cholera to know they were made for each other from the beginning.
Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing
Baby is from a rich family, who are holidaying at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. There she meets Johnny a dancer, at the resort’s instructor. And after a couple of dancing lessons the two mark history with scenes of the couple we will never forget.
Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp, Edward Scissorhands
The saddest and ill-fated love story of Hollywood. Edward had scissors for hands but this didn’t stop Kim from loving Edward. How can we not remember the scene where Kim was dancing in the snow and Edward making an ice sculpture around her?
Oliva Newton and John Travolta, Grease
He is cool, leader of a gang. She, Sandy is a sort of geek. What might have been an easy summer romance, turn out to be something more when Sandy shows up at Danny’s school. True she had to go through a makeover in order to be with him, but the result and the end scene was impressive and the chemistry was tangible thought out the entire movie.
Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Star Wars III, IV, V
Han and Leia were THE pairing in all George Lucas Star Wars movies. Nothing beats this couple, and with Leia’s “I love you,” and Han’s “I know,” they reached the peak of the Star Wars saga in terms of real emotions.
Debra Winger and Richard Gere, An Officer And A Gentleman
Nothing beats classics. And men in uniforms. Who didn’t scream of joy when we saw Mayo going at Paula’s workplace to literally sweep her off her feet up to where she belongs? With Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes singing in the background and Gere, in full uniform.
Nicole Kidman and Ewan MacGregor, Moulin Rouge
Another classics that star-crossed passionate writer Christian (McGregor) and popular courtesan Satine fighting for their never-ending love. Baz Luhrmann’s musical hurricane not only has the perfect soundtrack for the love story, but emotions, that make as real as big screen allows.
Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, West Side Story
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in the streets of New York. The story you know it; Tony – a founder of the Jets who now works in a store – falls for Maria, whose sister is walking out with the lead of the Sharks. A nice adaptation of the story with amazing songs.
Rachel McAdam and Ryan Gosling, The Notebook
Of course. Gosling pushed his way in every woman’s dream with The Notebook. But as much as their young versions love story is enchanting, nothing beats the emotion that transpire when we see their older selves. But again, who wants to see an old Gosling? Hence the photo.