15 best on screen super couples

Over the years, TV and film have produced the county’s most loved couples. Here we look at which onscreen romances have the chemistry to not only sizzle but set the place alight? Whether appearing on the big or small screen, here’s the countdown for the 15 best super couples ever.

15. Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr and Mrs Smith





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All marriages can have competing agendas, but in ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ (2005) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are sexy assassins with a hit to carry out – on each other.

14. Scott & Charlene








Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan first came to our attention playing love’s young dream in the 80’s Australian soap ‘Neighbours’. Twenty million viewers in the UK watched the wedding and sang along to Angry Anderson’s ‘Suddenly’.

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13. Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar

800px-Brokeback-mountain-originalHeath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal gave the gay love story of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (2005) a heartbreaking universality that helped elevate it to a classic tragic tale.

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12. Ken & Deirdre Barlow



William Roache and Anne Kirkbride’s on-screen romance has survived 23 years of ‘Coronation Street’, its own spin-off series and more drama than most couples can hope to see in at least ten lifetimes.

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11. Mulder & Scully



The real mystery that 90’s American TV series ‘X-Files’ held at its heart concerned not life out there but the relationship between Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny.

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10. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker


‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (1967) paired a sultry Faye Dunaway with superstar Warren Beatty to create a truly sexy crime caper.

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9. Han Solo and Princess Leia

Leia-and-Han-Solo-leia-and-han-solo-27879229-500-353You just have to love a relationship that kicks off in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980) with Carrie Fisher declaring “I love you,” and Harrison Ford answering wryly “I know”.

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8. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

6043603_origThat upside down kiss in ‘Spider-Man’ (2002) sealed superstar status for Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

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7. Jack Dawson & Rose DeWitt Bukater

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The brief but passionate affair of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in ‘Titanic’ (1997) burnt strong until the icy waters extinguished it once and for all.

6. Emma & Dexter

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You can trace the relationship of Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess by seeing them on the same day each year from their first date. What a difference ‘One Day’ (2011) can make!

5. Harry Morgan & Slim Browning

bacall-lights-bogies-cig-in-to-have-and-have-notHumphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met on the set of ‘To Have and Have Not’ (1944) and their real-life chemistry is right there on the screen.







4. Edward Lewis & Vivian Ward

pretty-woman-original1‘Pretty Woman’ (1990) is an ‘other-side-of-the-tracks’ romance where Richard Gere’s businessman falls for Julia Roberts’ beautiful prostitute.

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3. Sandy & Danny

‘Grease’ (1978) saw John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John go together like “rama lama lama ke ding a de ding a dong!” Grease

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2. Harry Burns & Sally Albright

634.harry.sally.ls.122712True love never does run smoothly. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal were made for each other in ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989) but they fear sex may spoil their friendship. Will they? Won’t they? Thankfully they do.

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1. Rick Blaine & Ilsa Lund

casablancaBogart makes his second appearance in this list thanks to his co-starring with Ingrid Bergman in the classic ‘Casablanca’ (1942). If ever there was proof that love conquers world-weary cynicism – and true love will run its course – here it is.

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