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Ann Casano
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Hollywood loves to put together mismatched couples. Sometimes, these oddball relationships work out, and we can expect that the couple will live happily ever after, like Edward and Vivian in Pretty Woman. Other times, these pairings are simply not meant to be, like Alvy and Annie, in Annie Hall. Whether or not the couple makes it for the long haul, or burns out after a brief spark, one thing is for sure, opposites certainly do attract and there are lots of examples of odd couples in movies.
 

There are a million reasons why these famous Hollywood movie couples make for a strange pairing. Perhaps it’s because of an incredible age difference, like the teenage boy Harold and the octogenarian Maude, in the 1971 twist on the romantic comedy Harold and Maude. Maybe it’s because the couple are actually brother and sister, like Luke and Leia in Star Wars. In their defense they didn’t find out that they were twins until The Return of the Jedi. However, Richie and Margot from The Royal Tenebaums, did know they were brother and sister. Sure, Margot was adopted, but that’s still pretty gross.
 

On the complete other end of the spectrum, perhaps a couple seems a bit odd, because well, their significant other only exists in their imagination, like Lars’s blowup girlfriend in Lars and the Real Doll. Of course, there is the whole inter-species thing as well, like Allen and Madison, in the literal fish out of water comedy Splash.  


Regardless of the reason why these couples in films are mismatched, and whether they live happily ever after or not, they're here on this list of Hollywood and cinema's best mismatched couples, waiting for you to decide which of them is one of the best movie couples, despite being an odd pairing.

Vote up the famous couples in movies who, though a bit of a mismatch, are great, memorable, and some of the best film couples ever. Don't see a couple you think is the most mismatched in film? Add them below!

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Kip and LaFawnduh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kip and LaFawnduh Napoleon Dynamite

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Edward Scissorhands and Kim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward Scissorhands and Kim Edward Scissorhands

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Beast and Belle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Beast and Belle Beauty and the Beast

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+ - 167 66
Kyle and Rhonda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kyle and Rhonda Road Trip

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+ - 179 91
Shrek and Princess Fiona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Shrek and Princess Fiona Shrek

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Edward and Vivian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward and Vivian Pretty Woman

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+ - 105 60
Jake and Samatha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Samatha Sixteen Candles

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+ - 129 82
Ted and Tami-Lynn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ted and Tami-Lynn Ted

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+ - 105 65
Louis and Claudia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Louis and Claudia Interview with a Vampire

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King Kong and Ann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
King Kong and Ann King Kong (2005)

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Jake and Neytiri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Neytiri Avatar

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+ - 86 58
Tyler and Marla is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tyler and Marla Fight Club

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+ - 101 74
Allen and Madison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Allen and Madison Splash

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+ - 105 79
Ben and Alison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ben and Alison Knocked Up

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+ - 77 53
Blane and Andie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Blane and Andie Pretty in Pink

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Han and Leia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Han and Leia

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+ - 69 54
Lewis and Betty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Lewis and Betty Revenge of the Nerds

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Roger and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Roger and Jessica Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Jonathan and Emmy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jonathan and Emmy Mannequin

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Josh and Susan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Josh and Susan Big

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Quasimodo and Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Quasimodo and Esmeralda The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Kermit and Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kermit and Miss Piggy The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan

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Benjamin and Daisy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Benjamin and Daisy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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+ - 91 87
Luke and Leia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Luke and Leia Star Wars

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+ - 75 71
Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Harold and Maude Harold and Maude

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Anna and the King of Siam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Anna and the King of Siam Anna and the King, The King and I

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Joel and Clementine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Joel and Clementine Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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+ - 15 5
WALL-E and EVE is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
WALL-E and EVE WALL-E

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Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson The Graduate

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Melvin and Carol is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Melvin and Carol As Good as It Gets

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+ - 11 4
Scarlett and Rhett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Scarlett and Rhett Gone With the Wind

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Howard the Duck and Beverly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Howard the Duck and Beverly Howard the Duck

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+ - 11 5
Homer and Marge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Homer and Marge The Simpsons Movie

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Leon and Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Leon and Mathilda Leon: The Professional

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Tiana and Naveen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tiana and Naveen The Princess and the Frog

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Eliza Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins My Fair Lady, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady

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+ - 60 72
Theodore and Samatha is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Theodore and Samatha Her

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+ - 44 52
Joe and Jess is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Joe and Jess Bend It Like Beckham

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Bob and Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Bob and Charlotte Lost in Translation

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Frank and Athena is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Frank and Athena Tomorrowland

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Ennis and Jack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ennis and Jack Brokeback Mountain

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Seymour and Audrey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Seymour and Audrey

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Tom and Becky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom and Becky Tom Sawyer

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Jimmy and Chloe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jimmy and Chloe Bubble Boy

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V and Evey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
V and Evey V for Vendetta

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Wolfgang and Constanze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Wolfgang and Constanze Amadeus

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+ - 66 91
Edward and Bella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward and Bella Twilight

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+ - 45 63
Richie and Margot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Richie and Margot The Royal Tenenbaums

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Matt and Danielle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Matt and Danielle The Girl Next Door

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Brian and Sally is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Brian and Sally Cabaret