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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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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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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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Roger and Jessica is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Roger and Jessica Who Framed Roger Rabbit
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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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Kermit and Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Kip and LaFawnduh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kip and LaFawnduh Napoleon Dynamite
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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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Tiana and Naveen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Tiana and Naveen The Princess and the Frog
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Homer and Marge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Homer and Marge The Simpsons Movie
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Jake and Samatha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Samatha Sixteen Candles
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Jake and Neytiri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jake and Neytiri Avatar
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Scarlett and Rhett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Scarlett and Rhett Gone With the Wind
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Anna and the King of Siam is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Kyle and Rhonda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Kyle and Rhonda Road Trip
17
Quasimodo and Esmeralda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Tom Islava added Quasimodo and Esmeralda The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Allen and Madison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Allen and Madison Splash
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V and Evey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ghostdog1521 added V and Evey V for Vendetta
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Blane and Andie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Blane and Andie Pretty in Pink
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Eliza Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
RobLein added My Fair Lady, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady
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Jonathan and Emmy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Jonathan and Emmy Mannequin
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King Kong and Ann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
King Kong and Ann King Kong (2005)
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Ben and Alison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ben and Alison Knocked Up
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Ted and Tami-Lynn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mismatched Movie Couples
Ted and Tami-Lynn Ted