Onscreen chemistry is hard to come by, but it's truly a sight to behold whenever two actors can harness it. Not only does it light up the screen, but it makes us feel like we're really part of story. Their highs and lows become our own, and we're swept away by the magnitude of their attraction.
In some cases, movie couples have such great chemistry that audiences start to think they might be an item off-screen. This tends to sell both tickets and tabloids, and multiplies those actors' chances of appearing together again. We demand to see them in love onscreen more and more, until either they can't work together anymore or they're pushed out by a new hot couple.
Famous onscreen couples like these have been making us feel all the feels ever since the Hollywood Golden age. We may treat J-Law and B-Coop like a very recent phenomenon, but they owe their success to film couples who came before them, like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall or Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Those Hollywood couples truly got people talking, and paved the way for the modern film industry as we know it.
Our list of actors who always play couples includes actors from every decade since the mid-20th century, and features a slew of famous movie pairs. Some of them have actually hooked up off-screen, while others are just rumored to have been in love. Either way, all of these couples have lit up our silver screens on more than one occasion. Now it's time to vote up your favorites!!
Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore
The Wedding Singer (1998), 50 First Dates (2004), Blended (2014)
Matthew McConaughey & Kate Hudson
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Fool's Gold (2008)
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Gangster Squad (2013), La La Land (2016)