Posted By: Jennifer Foster Date: 10-13-2016 Comments: 0
Relationships can be tricky but Hollywood has given us some great examples of couples we can try our best to emulate or learn from. Who are your favorites, and who do you see yourself as, in a relationship?
These are my top 22:
Allie and Noah (portrayed by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) represent how strong a love can truly be. Time, differences and illness don’t diminish the passionate love these two have for eachother. Just a reminder of how love can overcome anything.
Anna and Will (portrayed by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant) show us what a relationship might look like when you come from different worlds. Although not easy, this couple is a prime example of how keeping an open mind and learning from your partner can lead you to love.
Vivian and Edward (portrayed by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts) open our eyes to society’s unfounded and sometimes horrifying need to judge a book by its cover. If you take a page from these two, you just might find your best match doesn’t come with a large bank account or the perfect appearance but instead, rescues you from the unfulfilled path you’re currently on.
Elizabeth and Will (portrayed by Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley) fight together when the odds are suddenly against them. It’s easy to love during the good times but the true test in a relationship is how you’re able to work together during the tough times. Well done!
Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, this adventurous and rebellious couple show us how quickly and thoroughly we can fall in love. We all test our relationships but maybe it’s about holding on and not letting go that really matters in the end.
Bella and Edward (portrayed by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) share an equal reason to stay apart but a love and acceptance for the unknown. They teach us to be a bit more present, to trust more and have some faith in what we feel.
Scarlett and Rhett (portrayed by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh) made “frankly dear, I just don’t give a damn” take on a whole new meaning. The couple spent years not seeing what was right in front of them while teaching the rest of us to open our eyes.
Latika and Jamal (portrayed by Dev Patel and Freida Pinto) give us a chilling insight into what could happen to a couple when everything is stacked against you. Their personal character and fight for a better life bring them back together again and again, making us all believe in the chance for fate if we stay true to ourselves.
Baby and Johnny (portrayed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze) taught us a few moves we didn’t see coming. Maybe a good girl and a bad boy are more similar than we originally thought. If you put them together, no one will be left in the corner.
Vada and Thomas J (portrayed by Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky) show how relationships have more to do with understanding each other’s differences than being a perfect match.
Sally and Harry (portrayed by Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal) raise the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and advance many ideas about relationships. Maybe titles such as, “high-maintenance” girlfriend and the “transitional person” just don’t really matter in the end.
Ilsa and Rick (portrayed by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman) are in impossible circumstances and forced to make the most difficult of choices for love. We can learn a few things about honor and integrity from this notorious couple.
Carrie and Big (portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth) are the ultimate “miscommunication couple” hollywood has ever given us. Yes, they are both fabulous but serious, just talk people!
Kim and Edward (portrayed by Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder) make falling in love with scissors for hands look easy. Maybe now we can start accepting our partners for the extra 10 pounds they gained.
Maria and Tony (portrayed by Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer) have everything against them but still find a way to connect and find love. They truly make modern day family disputes and disagreements look like a cake walk.
Bridget and Mark (portrayed by Colin Firth and Renée Zellweger) are the epitome of two wrongly matched people who end up being exactly what the other needs.
Troy and Gabriella (portrayed by Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron) resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others to push the limits and not “stick to the status quo”.
Jan and John (portrayed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) may be one of the most boring yet attractive couples at first glance. They show us the nature of a couple living a double life and their missed opportunities by doing so.
Mary Jane and Peter (portrayed by Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire) are more than just a super-powered couple. When things get tough they find ways to save each other while not losing sight of what needs to get done.
Charlie and Maverick (portrayed by Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis) do the unthinkable when they start a relationship in the workplace. While this wasn’t ideal, once they leaned on each other as friends, the relationship took flight.
Sandy and Danny (portrayed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) showed us how clicks and costumes don’t make the individual or the couple. Who’s to say what works? Sometime you just know and need to be yourself, with or without leather pants.
Molly and Sam (portrayed by Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze) not only made pottery a hot date-night option, but they also made us believe that love can overcome death. Maybe believing in the power of love and a bit of the supernatural can help us all move through closed doors.
Who are some of your favorite iconic couples in film?