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

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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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537 172
Shrek and Princess Fiona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Shrek and Princess Fiona Shrek

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261 79
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

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454 217
Kip and LaFawnduh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kip and LaFawnduh Napoleon Dynamite

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249 78
Han and Leia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Christine Rendon Dzidrums added Han and Leia

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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161 80
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

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

49 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

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154 80
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

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

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129 78
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

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Blane and Andie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Blane and Andie Pretty in Pink

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Quasimodo and Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Quasimodo and Esmeralda The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Ben and Alison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ben and Alison Knocked Up

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King Kong and Ann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
King Kong and Ann King Kong (2005)

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

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Ted and Tami-Lynn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ted and Tami-Lynn Ted

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Louis and Claudia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Louis and Claudia Interview with a Vampire

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155 129
Jonathan and Emmy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jonathan and Emmy Mannequin

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

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

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

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

22 TV Couples Who Got Together in Real Life

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

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

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Joel and Clementine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Joel and Clementine Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Benjamin and Daisy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Benjamin and Daisy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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99 117
Melvin and Carol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Melvin and Carol As Good as It Gets

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

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

Co-Stars Who Totally Hated Each Other

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

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52 65
Tom and Becky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Tom and Becky Tom Sawyer

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44 61
Matt and Danielle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Matt and Danielle The Girl Next Door

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Howard the Duck and Beverly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Howard the Duck and Beverly Howard the Duck

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69 105
C.D. and Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
C.D. and Roxanne Roxanne

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

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47 73
Leon and Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Leon and Mathilda Leon: The Professional

25 Movie Couples Who Got Together in Real Life

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40 67
Jimmy and Chloe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Jimmy and Chloe Bubble Boy

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Luke and Leia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Luke and Leia Star Wars

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34 61
Seymour and Audrey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Seymour and Audrey Little Shop of Horrors

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

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

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58 109
Hubbell and Katie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Hubbell and Katie The Way We Were

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Richie and Margot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Richie and Margot The Royal Tenenbaums

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31 66
Frank and Athena is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added Frank and Athena Tomorrowland