13 movie romances we can learn from
'It’s a Wonderful Life'
George Bailey and Mary Hatch
Through thick and thin, Mary was George Bailey's constant. When George's angel, Clarence, shows him what Mary's life would have been like had he never been born, he reaches a breaking point—and so do we.
'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'
John Prentice and Joanna ‘Joey’ Drayton
At a time when interracial marriage was still atypical, this couple modeled a new kind of on-screen relationship—based on shared values and connection instead of Hollywood-style romance.
Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavilleri
This movie brought us the saying, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” And at least for these two, it didn’t.
Rocky Balboa and Adrian Pennino
Every bad boy needs a good girl to balance him out—and Rocky is no exception. This couple found love in the first Rocky movie and tied the knot in the second.
'Dances With Wolves'
John Dunbar and Stands With a Fist
Talk about coming from two different worlds. John, a military man, falls for Stands With a Fist, a recently-widowed member of the Sioux tribe. Despite their initial struggles to communicate and a heart-wrenching separation, the two ultimately find their way back to each other.
Shrek and Fiona
C’mon… Shrek battled a dragon and rescued the princess from a locked tower. Even though he then passed her off to another man, he fought to win her back, and that’s what counts, right?
Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton
We dare you not to weep. Noah and Allie came from two different worlds, and despite all odds, love prevailed. And who could forget, "If you're a bird, I'm a bird"?
Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens and Sara Melas
Each hardened by heartbreak, Alex and Sara grow close despite themselves—and take us along for a fun ride filled with lots of witty banter.
Carl and Ellie Fredricksen
Within the first few minutes of 'UP,' these childhood sweethearts effortlessly captured our hearts. From the grape soda adventure badge to the Paradise Falls savings jar, they’re just too cute.
'The Kids Are All Right'
Nic and Jules Allgood
Even on-screen relationships have their ups and downs. These two had to work through an indiscretion on Jules's part, but the end of the movie offers hope that they'll be able to weather the storm together.