The Most Iconic Movie Power Couples
Bonnie and Clyde. Tess and Jack. Han Solo and Princess Leia. There’s something kind of magical about two powerful individuals being romantically involved, isn’t there? Much to our pleasure, Hollywood films are chock-full of some truly iconic bonds and love affairs. Scroll now for a look back at some of the most memorable silver-screen power couples who give even Beyoncé and Jay Z a run for their money.
Starring the ever-dreamy Warren Beatty and smoldering Faye Dunaway, Bonnie and Clyde tells the real-life tale of Bonnie Parker, a waitress hungry for intrigue and escape, and Clyde Barrow, a car thief, who embark on a spree of robberies. The two are dangerous, vibrant, and chic as can be through it all.
Keeping the Addams family together with self-assured ease and grace are Morticia and Gomez. The reigning queen and king of darkness, these equals are electrifying, passionate, and damned stylish, and they love each other deeply.
As less-than-happy married assassins who don’t know one another’s professions until they are assigned to kill each other, John (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) are pure, sizzling sex appeal. Be warned: High levels of electricity pulse through these scenes. After all, Brad and Angie end up becoming one of Hollywood’s very own biggest power couples after the film wraps.
Age difference be damned! Johnny (Patrick Swayze) opens the naive Baby (Jennifer Grey) up to a world of passionate expression through dance, and the resulting love is one for the books.
The romance that simmers between wunderkind pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) and his flight instructor superior, Charlie (Kelly McGillis), is electric chemistry personified.
The love story of Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), a mortal man—and one of the driving heroes of the Tolkien universe—and an immortal elf princess, Arwen (Liv Tyler), is one of both love at first sight and a lifetime of devotion and sacrifice. Both heroes in their own rights, their love is one of the most steady facets of the trilogy.
Fearless, devoted Westley (Cary Elwes) and endlessly loyal Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) are one of the most true-blue matches in comedy-romance history. They both overcome countless obstacles to finally be happily wed.
Can any pairing be more epic than that of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford)? The witty banter, the mission to fight evil, and the fact that both of these individuals are powerful, talented, and intelligent make them a power couple to be reckoned with.
Has any ill-fated love affair ever been so enrapturing, so unapologetically romantic? The love story of high-society Rose (Kate Winslet) and street kid Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) on the set-to-sink Titanic captures the hearts all those wishing to believe love overcomes all. Their vastly different backgrounds made the relationship electric and full of discovery.
We love the feel-good romance in Working Girl between Tess (Melanie Griffith), a boldly ambitious secretary from Staten Island, and Jack (Harrison Ford), a successful Wall Street investment banker. Despite their wildly different circumstances, the two pull off a killer deal and do so with stylish '80s aplomb.