Relationships The Best Mismatched Movie Couples  

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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618 149
Beast and Belle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Beast and Belle Beauty and the Beast

2
582 142
Edward Scissorhands and Kim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward Scissorhands and Kim Edward Scissorhands

3
545 177
Shrek and Princess Fiona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Shrek and Princess Fiona Shrek

4
267 82
WALL-E and EVE is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added WALL-E and EVE WALL-E

5
459 222
Kip and LaFawnduh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kip and LaFawnduh Napoleon Dynamite

6
253 83
Han and Leia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Christine Rendon Dzidrums added Han and Leia

7
268 94
Roger and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Roger and Jessica Who Framed Roger Rabbit

8
253 92
Kermit and Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Kermit and Miss Piggy The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan

9
352 187
Edward and Vivian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward and Vivian Pretty Woman

10
276 157
Jake and Samatha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Samatha Sixteen Candles

11
163 74
Tiana and Naveen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Tiana and Naveen The Princess and the Frog

12
284 183
Jake and Neytiri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Neytiri Avatar

13
164 85
Homer and Marge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Homer and Marge The Simpsons Movie

14
258 175
Kyle and Rhonda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kyle and Rhonda Road Trip

15
155 87
Scarlett and Rhett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Scarlett and Rhett Gone With the Wind

16
206 152
Allen and Madison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Allen and Madison Splash

17
133 80
Anna and the King of Siam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
RobLein added Anna and the King of Siam Anna and the King, The King and I

18
140 88
Quasimodo and Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Quasimodo and Esmeralda The Hunchback of Notre Dame

19
184 143
Blane and Andie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Blane and Andie Pretty in Pink

20
199 174
King Kong and Ann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
King Kong and Ann King Kong (2005)

21
204 180
Ben and Alison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ben and Alison Knocked Up

22
199 177
Louis and Claudia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Louis and Claudia Interview with a Vampire

23
200 179
Ted and Tami-Lynn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ted and Tami-Lynn Ted

24
158 132
Jonathan and Emmy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jonathan and Emmy Mannequin

25
106 73
V and Evey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added V and Evey V for Vendetta

26
115 88
Eliza Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
RobLein added My Fair Lady, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady

27
147 136
Tyler and Marla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tyler and Marla Fight Club

28
145 136
Ennis and Jack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ennis and Jack Brokeback Mountain

29
124 118
Lewis and Betty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Lewis and Betty Revenge of the Nerds

30
142 150
Josh and Susan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Josh and Susan Big

31
126 133
Benjamin and Daisy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Benjamin and Daisy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

32
122 129
Joel and Clementine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Joel and Clementine Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

33
100 120
Melvin and Carol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Melvin and Carol As Good as It Gets

34
184 240
Edward and Bella is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Edward and Bella Twilight

35
115 143
Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Harold and Maude Harold and Maude

36
97 119
Joe and Jess is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Joe and Jess Bend It Like Beckham

37
53 67
Tom and Becky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Tom and Becky Tom Sawyer

38
100 149
Howard the Duck and Beverly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Howard the Duck and Beverly Howard the Duck

39
45 63
Matt and Danielle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Matt and Danielle The Girl Next Door

40
70 106
C.D. and Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
C.D. and Roxanne Roxanne

41
102 159
Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson The Graduate

42
48 76
Leon and Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Leon and Mathilda Leon: The Professional

43
41 68
Jimmy and Chloe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Jimmy and Chloe Bubble Boy

44
37 62
Seymour and Audrey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Seymour and Audrey Little Shop of Horrors

45
151 255
Luke and Leia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Luke and Leia Star Wars

46
6 15
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
DariaKushnir added Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

47
76 141
Theodore and Samatha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Theodore and Samatha Her

48
33 67
Frank and Athena is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Frank and Athena Tomorrowland

49
58 112
Hubbell and Katie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Hubbell and Katie The Way We Were

50
63 125
Richie and Margot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Richie and Margot The Royal Tenenbaums