Jim and Pam: perhaps the best reason to watch “The Office.” , And I love that some *almost* couples made the list! Chummy Browne & Police Constable Peter Noakes. (the heartbreak, not the “get a grip.” ). California residents can opt out of "sales" of personal data. The song used in this video is "Enchanted" by Taylor Swift. Great list and lots of great comments. I love the fact that Anne and Gilbert are first on your list. In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about our favorite fictional couples. Aragorn & Arwen and Eowyn & Faramir. Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter! Woot woot! Movies. Jack and Kate, Lost. I had to google them–I’ve never heard of them before! Valancy is my favourite heroine ever, and although I hate Barney’s name, he’s perfect for her. Anne Elliott and Frederick Wentworth, Persuasion. Also missing jack and rose from titanic. RIP Happy Endings and RIP one of best married couples to appear on a sitcom in recent years: Jane and Brad. Thanks, Caroline, for the reminder of another book I need to reread! I’d add a few more classics to the list! i love your list; such a fun read. I love how they support each other through many life changes. Reposting from last year because it’s too good to leave in the archives. poll, and good golly they surely deserve to. 8. They’re one of my very favourite characters. I’m reading a story about Richard & Pat Nixon right now and it’s actually very sweet. Always a fun treasure hunt! I used to own that movie, love love love love it. Oh, how did I ever forget Joe and Betsy? Their relationship shows that even if you never make it to Paradise Falls, marriage itself is an amazing adventure. “Total opposites, but they balance each other. It was very sad, but lovely. Ok. I’ll stop now. yes! Christine and Rauol, The Phantom of the Opera. “. And my favorite real-life couple that I read about in a book would have to be Sheldon and Davy Vanauken, whose story is told by Sheldon in his life-changing (not exaggerating) memoir, “A Severe Mercy.” If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend! Crystal Lake, New Jersey: Friday the 13th: Paramount Pictures A city where Camp Crystal Lake is located. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. Ross and Rachel Yes, action movie. (of course that’s probably the pregnancy hormones but still that was wonderful). Are there no Parenthood fans here??! Hannah and Nathan Coulter, Hannah Coulter. No Homer and Marge Simpson? (Sob. First you see them finally getting married, and then before you know it — Keith passes away, and then David follows suit (dying after he thinks he sees a young Keith playing football in the distance). I’m sure there are others here who fall into my age demographic whose love lives were ruined by the unrealistic expectations their relationship set. The following 15 films stick out in our mind for their unforgettable romantic leads. These are just great love stories! I disagree about Julia and Joel. I haven’t read all the Mitford books myself … at least not yet. 106k. 13 Queer Fictional Couples Who Will Melt Your Heart. I like how they ultimately complement each other, no matter how often they fight. And Bob and Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. They were in movies together and later had a tv show. Pa and Ma Ingalls, Little House series. Here, we have listed out couples who have not only made an unforgettable place for themselves in history, but also changed our lives in someway. I agree with many of your choices, but you missed a good one – Joe Willard and Betsy Ray from the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. ), 24, Marshall and Lily, How I Met Your Mother. This third book that came out in the Fall, I loved how she wrapped up their relationship. That might have been a subconscious thing–I love that movie! 10 Indy and Marion, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love their story (even more than I love Lizzy and Darcy!!??!!). I was just about to add Tom Bombadil and Goldberry! You might find them on You Tube. !” about the scarf! “I love the way they speak to one another so respectfully and I love that Ma doesn’t complain even when she clearly isn’t thrilled about all the adventuring, but she isn’t a doormat. I love Joel and Julia because they both made big mistakes, but realized that they love each other and are worth fighting for. I have that one sitting on my shelf right now, but haven’t been particularly motivated to open it. It has “Shirry Erickson 1947” (maybe a nickname for Shirley?) Plus they made it through a lot of adversity.”, 32. . Father Tim and Cynthia are a great couple. “Love that book (and the musical)!!”. Why can't our lives be more like those in the OC? “I like to think that the best husbands were once great friends.”, 34. Please try again. Some were based on real couples, and some are simply the ultimate in fictitious #goals. Can I also add Captain von Trapp and Maria from The Sound of Music? In the words of Gomez, "I would die for her. Christy and Todd, the Christy Miller series. Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O’Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is a priest, doctor and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision. It was beautiful. I love your eyes, and your soft hands, and your sweet voice, and the way your laugh chimes out. Here are some I haven’t seen listed: Rhett and Scarlett That is a real marriage! Glad to hear you liked it–thanks for the reminder that I have it laying around! I believe this makes Jane Austen the best represented author on your list. We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. Your list is awesome. I loved it and remember it fondly. I want to come home to you after work and tell you about my day. In all things, they loved sacrificially toward one another. '” (http://libraryhospital.blogspot.com/2011/02/romantic-passages-from-favorite-reads.html), Another good one, John Thornton and Margaret Hale from Gaskell’s North & South: http://libraryhospital.blogspot.com/2011/02/romantic-passages-from-favorite-reads_12.html. 11-16 4. 13. when the show ended without them together. There are several books already published, so hopefully they will take up some of the long wait until the next Gabaldon publication. Gilbert is a much richer character than many book heroes.”, 2. Definitely liked them even better than Matthew and Mary. They didn't shriek and bicker constantly (like Lucy and Ricky), nor did they get along eerily well (like the Cleavers); they were quite the dream team. Consider the fact that he legit died for her…. I read it in college on recommendation. Mr. Rokesmith and Bella from Our Mutual Friend. "CBS and its sponsor, Philip Morris cigarettes, were adamantly opposed to this," Kathleen Brady, the author of Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball, told NPR. They are another couple who were friends first, a little bit of drama like Gilbert and Anne, but best of all they are based off a real life husband and wife – the author and her husband Here’s one of my favorite scenes in the last book of the series: “Betsy,’ he said at last, ‘I love you. And let’s not forget the young love of Jack & Rose from Titanic! I don’t even know anyone who’s well read enough to know who Captain Wentworth, Mr. Knightly, Anne/Gilbert, Beatrice/Benedict, Mr. Rochester, Margaret Hale/Thornton, Jo/Baehr etc ARE, let alone put them down as beloved couples. Tears. Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox three times a week? Or most of it. I asked on facebook and twitter for you to share your favorite fictional couple, and why you love ’em. I just watched the whole series thru amazon prime and loved it! When he meets her on the road and his first instinct is to place his hand on her forehead to see if she has a fever — it’s so gentle and tender. I don’t even watch Parks & Rec but I love those vows. I read and loved it many years ago. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to know who the Hallmarkies favorite fictional couples were. You can find it online. Fry & Leela (Futurama). Hmmm. Everyone else is far back in the field. I also admire the love between Miss Kay and Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. I like Noah and Allie Calhoun from the Notebook. The singer and the actor fell in love while starring in the movie The Last Song. They were the cutest of cute couples. 21. “Because nothing says love like a sense of humor.”. Wait, that one’s not totally fictional. More from Movies. Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione…really? Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation. So many great couples and it was fun to see some of the reasons people chose. Tags: #Entertainment, #TV, #Movies, #Dating, #Women, #Lesbian, #Bisexual. “I love you and I like you.” ‘I want to be married to you and have you around all the time. Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt, Parks and Rec. when Mrs. Croft talks about going on the sea with her husband. I loved the chemistry Clinton Kelly and Stacy London had on What Not to Wear. The duo headlined nine movies together, but they were more than just an actor and his leading lady. He waited two thousand years outside a box to protect her, and she ripped time and space apart for him. Here’s what you said: 1. Movies. That’s a good one. I want to do things for you. And the characters of Donna Stone and Alex Stone are so believable, not only as parents but also as husband and wife. Love Brian Cranston. THAT LETTER!!! It’s rare to see a couple press outside their comfort zones and grow to be what each other needs in a spouse the way Diana & Matthew did. (Maybe she would later recant, like J. K. Rowling? They're currently winning the "Which Disney Movie Has The Most Romantic Love Story?" Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty, Gunsmoke. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. But if you have, I think the romance between Dr. Turner and Sr. Bernadette is one of the loveliest I’ve seen on screen in quite a while. Regardless….I miss The Bravermans , (We binge watched all of Parenthood this fall and winter and I was rooting for Joel and Julia the whole way. (Dr.Who) She literally made him who he was, and he delighted in her. Amy and Laurie! Fascinating. Hoban and Zoe Washburne (Wash and Zoe) from “Firefly.”, And if there is ever a post about favorite duos in fiction, I will add Young Ian and Rollo to that list! I would add Marianne and Colonel Brandon and Queen Victoria and John Brown (from Mrs. Brown). Rose & Ten. #12 made me smile, as the author, Robin Jones Gunn, is a dear friend of mine (who even endorsed my latest book, The Listening Heart, bless her!). Your email address will not be published. I can’t remember the movie names but Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck from Roman Holiday, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr from An Affair to remember, and Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant/Jimmy Stewart from Philadelphia Story. Share Tweet Pin Email. JUST NO. I just love how their romance played out, so unexpectedly but so beautifully. Thanks for this delightful post today, Anne! By Briana Gonzalez. Harry and Sally, When Harry Met Sally. Erica Kane & Brandon Kingsley – “All My Children” The whole modeling & American Beauty campaign. And I completely agree about Barney’s name! We remember some movies for their incredible endings and others for their to-die-for costumes. Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail. Oh my gosh, YES. Okay I just have to say that I knew almost all of the ones listed, but I never got into Friday Night Lights when it was on. Tagging their relationship as being related to a sense of humor is more in line with the movie couple than the book couple. Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. Required fields are marked *. When it comes to non-hetero pairings, Andre, I’m afraid no one from literature, TV or the movies holds a candle to my friends Dave and Todd. I second this. She was just a big ole pain! Drinking martinis, solving crimes, and just being a generally amazing duo (with an adorable dog to boot). Search, watch, and cook every single Tasty recipe and video ever - all in one place! Lord Peter and Harriet Vane, in Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter mysteries. These are all great. I notice that three of Jane Austen’s six novels are listed on your book list. One of the most romantic stories ever. I was just going to suggest Adam and Kristine from Parenthood, they way he loved her through her cancer, the way they work together with Max. A modern writer would have given that name to a bad guy. Movies. I must get a newer copy of the book so I can keep rereading it without wrecking my first edition. And, because they’re just hilarious together. The couple that fights zombies together, stays together. http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Mike-Story-Katherine-Flannigan/dp/0425103285, I love this list- and can I just tell you the fact that you have Christy & Todd on there is truly awesome? RELATED: 9 O.G. Love so many of these. Ditto the “real couple” mention of Van & Davy VanAuken from A Severe Mercy but must add Jack & Joy (Gresham) Lewis from Shadowlands. Not mentioned yet, (least I didn’t see these): Sir Percy and Marguerite from The Scarlet Pimpernel. I still feel so heartsick when I see a picture of Matthew and Mary…(Note to self: must.get.a.grip…they’re fictional characters! Plus, Cory and Topanga's relationship wasn't turbulence-free: It had its ups and downs, and when they did end up getting married, that marriage stood the test of time. 22. Julia and Paul Child from the movie “Julie and Julia!” Such a delightfully supportive and tender couple. , Yes! By the way, many of the best titles on my book shelves have come from library book sales. There was an error submitting your subscription. Miley and Liam became a couple in 2012, but they ended it in September 2013. I don’t need to think what I’m saying or guard my words. Hey, that’s not a bad job. (Proof = the Disney Channel spin-off, Girl Meets World.). Seriously? They're the best part of the show (a flare of hope amongst the carnage), and when they were separated during Season 5 it was as painful for us as it was for them. Fun. I should also just mention this will only include book couples and not couples from TV shows and movies because then that would just be too hard. This post today makes me yearn for a reading vacation! Movies See all Movies . It is recommended by Diana Gabaldon and has a similar feel to the later books in the Outlander series that are set in North America. I second Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars, as well as Belle and the Beast! and the fact that you included christy and todd (among my other favorites)? Hearing Daphne call Dr. Crane "Niles" for the first time sends chills down a Frasier-lover's spine. I want to support you. Betsy, you fit into my life as perfectly as a rose fits its stem. ), Actually I never thought there was any romantic chemistry being Jo and Laurie. “Just so sweet and cute, with an element of O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. (especially in the movie ), Henry and Claire (Time Traveler’s Wife)……. Ellie and Carl's marriage takes up less than 10 minutes of the movie Up, but man oh man are those 10 gut-wrenching, tear-inducing, GIVE ME A KLEENEX PLEASE minutes. Phil and Claire Dunphy, Modern Family. Good List! . One of the first married couples on TV who truly seemed to delight in each other's company, Rob and Laura Petrie just had fun together. The CW’s “Supernatural” franchise showed a million-year age gap between a human and an angel. Not that I agreed with Rowling’s recent announcement about Harry and Hermione…. 39. Jane Kerkovich-Williams and Brad Williams from, Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence-Matthews from, Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios, Chandler Bing and Monica Geller-Bing from, Overton "Obie" Wakefield Jones and Synclaire James-Jones from. The Greatest Fictional Couples Of All Time. But however true that may be, when it comes to famous couples, these two were never actually an item. Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy – in the books. They’re my second-favorite TV couple ever (after Charles and Caroline Ingalls) because their marriage has its ups and downs, but they love each other steadfastly through everything. Most iconic movie couples of all time. As bizarre as the family is, they actually have quite a healthy and functional dynamic. Fictional couples? How fun (if a little bit zany) to add them to a list with Laurie and Jo, and then Jo and Mr. Baehr. ), I haven’t seen any Dr. Who yet! I know her books about Todd and Christy have made an incredibly positive impact on countless readers. Ray and Debra I love this list. Noah and Allie from the Notebook are definitely my favourite movie couple. I haven’t read the Outlander books yet. Jun 11, 2012 - My favourite fictional couples. From Amazon: Nathan and Hailey, One Tree Hill. The model couple of small-town suburbia, Eric and Tami Taylor are the couple you want to be when you're older, and you wish you'd had as parents when you were younger. CBS Films. Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore, Fever Pitch. Susan and Gordon were probably the first happily married couple you ever saw on TV. ), I was JUST thinking that maybe Rowling’s Hermione and Harry statement was because she had a Jo and Laurie longing! Did you know there is a Betsy-Tacy Society? I am glad that Jo did finally marry her Professor and inherit Plumfield. Fibber McGee and Molly. They are even better in Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France. We didn’t touch on fairy tales, either. Nick and Nora, The Thin Man. What’ll about Robin Hood and maid Marian? And I just read Elenor and Park, so I’m adding them. *ducks thrown fruit and flees out the window* , No one has mentioned Luthien and Beren! I didn’t see any Georgette Heyer on the list – Leonie and the Duke of Avon, (These Old Shades) Sophy and Charles (The Grand Sophy) Venetia and Damerel (Venetia) Hugo and Anthea (the Unknown Ajax) to name a few. Below are 24 of the greatest couples in movie history. Miracle Max & his wife Valerie, The Princess Bride. Movie Reviews ... 26 True (Fictional) Lovers: Pop Culture's Best Couples. “I love them because of their long friendship and I love them both as people. Something for everyone interested in hair, makeup, style, and body positivity. NO. “…goofy I know but loved that story.”, 28. I want to hear you humming around, doing housework. I would kill for her. Celeb Couples Who Still Got It Goin’ On I grew up adoring them all! ??? Thanks, Sarah, for the wonderful quote! 38. Has there ever been a "will they or won't they" couple that you've more desperately wanted a "will" for? I would add Ross & Demelza Poldark from the Poldark novels of Cornwall……. Little Men was a good sequel. And they’re the happiest married couple Anne Elliot has ever seen… Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter. I concur with the comments about A Severe Mercy, yet another one I’d love to reread. It seems like a big commitment. (Lord of the Rings) Both top notch of examples of love, sacrifice, loyalty, and courage in hard times, but so sweet together! Holy heteronormality, Batman. Other faves: Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox, Matthew and Mary (Downton Abbey), Peeta and Katniss, You’ve got Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox twice (I love them too! Success! Mac and Bren aren't the main attraction of the movie Juno (obviously), but they're an exemplary depiction of a married couple that works as a team: as parents, and in their romantic relationship. My preference to read that series would be one right after another, so the characters and details remain fresh in my mind. This is a great list! I love the Betsy-Tacy series and am blessed to have all 10 books in old hardbound library editions. His business may be refrigeration, but he definitely keeps it hot with his wife (ba-dum dum). I have to go find those books because that made me cry…. . This is the sort of partnership you dream of having — not because it's some storybook, fairy tale version of married life, but because it's a realistic and flawed (yet still passionate and strong) portrayal of marriage. Ooh I forgot about Return to Me. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, 5. Oh, Cory and Topanga: giving kids somewhat unrealistic expectations about their middle school romances since 1993. Fun to think how she was the proud owner of it the year it was released. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more passionate couple than Gomez and Morticia Addams. Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox are listed twice, just FYI I really like Jose and Nina in the movie Bella – Jose’s parents are pretty awesome too! And if you get the Audiobooks, John McDonough does the most fabulous job reading. They were rich, adventurous, glamorous and so in love…unfortunately, they lost a lot of friends…:-), The Harts are my favorite fictional couple! Well, maybe Skinner. Judy, yes I do know about the BTS. I love you from the cloudy dark hair down to your slender feet. Now I’m longing more than ever to read the series again! I am old so many of you may not be familiar with George Burns and Gracie Allen. 12. (It takes a while to read The Silmarillion.) They don’t look at all like they would fit, but they do. I read somewhere that Louisa did originally intend Jo to remain single like herself, since Jo was her literary counterpart. Arabella Bishop and Captain Blood in the book of the same name by Rafael Sabatini, and played in the movie by Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. When it comes to many movie and TV couples, the age difference between the two characters can be substantial. While How I Met Your Mother was technically about Ted's long (and ridiculously winding) road to finding a wife, most fans of the show would admit that Marshall and Lily were the actual key couple of the series. They fit much better together IMO, and if I remember correctly, they ended up together in the finale. And finally, here we have the king and queen of happy TV marriages: Eric and Tami Taylor. Universal Pictures. Read on and prepare to swoon. And when they finally get married? We looooove Bob and Linda. A fun list! I had the good fortune to listen to several of the books in a row – I felt like I was living in Mitford for a month! marriage I’ve ever seen on tv.” (I LOVE their seesaw marriage.). It’s better with Ron and Hermione.”, 15. And I really loved Amy and Laurie together! We never will, I really believe, when we are married. She told me about meeting a tall, handsome, redheaded Scotsman who she slipped up and called Jamie! It does happen! Both of them went uncredited and seemingly only did the movie for the fun of it. Glenn and Maggie may not legally be married, but they've been engaged since Season 3 and — let's be real — wedding planning isn't at the top of anyone's priorities during the zombie apocalypse. Looking at the love stories that we follow for sometimes years on end can make us quite jealous. I was going to say Joey and PACEY from Dawson’s Creek. Beauty and the Beast would be near the top of my list there, and the prince and the White Cat. This is a show that doesn't get nearly enough viewers: People get scared away by the fact that it's on ABC Family...but they shouldn't! I love the old-school romances! Your email address will not be published. I love that she lets him into her heart in spite of her stubbornness.”, 42. (And I sobbed, profusely, when they lost each other. Hysterical. 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