It's no secret that when you create a bond with someone through hard work and you accomplish the same goal together, it can lead to a romantic relationship. When it comes to the cinematic industry, relationships sprout up all the time. Famous relationships in Hollywood that have grabbed the public's attention include Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, and more recently Kit Harington and Rose Leslie from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Actors know how to lie, so it's not surprising they can convince the audience that they're truly in love with their colleague on the big screen. If you enjoy reading Hollywood gossip, then you know there is a fair share of rumors that have swirled around two individuals because their chemistry on screen was just that convincing. Whether the rumors are true or not, one thing is for sure, when we do watch a great romantic performance in a movie, there’s always that little voice in the back of our minds asking ourselves if they’re in a real relationship or not.
We decided to stick to movies that two performers have shared time with on the big screen instead of throwing out random names. Do you have the knowledge of the romance scene in Hollywood? Good luck.
Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried In "Dear John."
The 2010 film “Dear John” follows a soldier who falls in love while on leave. Both Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried put on convincing performances as we see the duo start a romance on the big screen. The major conflict is Tatum wanting to re-enlist but his lover rather he stays at home and pursues a different path. With an estimated budget of $25,000,000, the movie went on to gross $80,014,842 at the box office. If you’re looking for a romance film to watch with your partner, this movie may be a perfect choice.
Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan In "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” never lived up to its predecessor but that doesn’t mean the story doesn’t have a powerful message about the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan would both play key roles in the film as a couple. LaBeouf’s character tries to balance the relationship between his girlfriend (Mulligan), her father and working on Wall Street in the 2010 film. Mulligan and LaBeouf pull off the relationship well, maybe it was for real, maybe not, what do you think?
Alex Pettyfer And Dianna Agron In "I am Number Four."
Teenage movies involving dystopian futures or special powers have been a trademark this past decade in the film industry. We can look at D.J. Caruso’s “I Am Number Four” as an example when it was filmed in 2010 and released in 2011. Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron would be involved in a romance angle for the film. It’s the classic “I by accidentally put you in danger” relationship that we’ve seen time and time again. Do you think these two dated in real life as well?
Reese Witherspoon And Ryan Phillippe In "Cruel Intentions."
For a movie about rich kids going through romance and jealousy, the storyline and ending were better than expected. Released in 1999, the film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. Phillippe’s character boasts that he can take the virginity of a humble girl (Witherspoon) and makes a bet with his step-sister (Gellar). He ends up falling for his target and the performance looks legit. The drama romance would be a stepping stone for the careers of all three stars.
Ryan Reynolds And Morena Baccarin In "Deadpool."
Does anyone want some chimichangas? There’s one guy who does and he’s everyone’s friendly merc with a mouth. Marvel’s “Deadpool” starring Ryan Reynolds was unexpectedly a big hit at the box office, even with a rated “R” stamp. This film also involves Reynolds’ love interest, Vanessa, which is played by Morena Baccarin. The two take part in some heavy love making scenes and we wouldn’t have it any other way. This film was a lot better than Reynolds' last superhero movie, which is next on our quiz.
Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively In "Green Lantern."
Ryan Reynolds would like us all to forget this superhero film, “Green Lantern,” because it was beyond horrible. Maybe the only good thing to come of it was the on-screen chemistry between Reynolds and Blake Lively. Released in 2011, the film follows a man who gains superhero abilities. Although he has an inner conflict, the story also sheds light on him trying to balance his new powers with his relationship to his friends and love interest. Was the love real or fake? What do you think?
Kate Winslet And Leo DiCaprio In "Titanic."
James Cameron never disappoints and “Titanic” may be one of the greatest historical fiction movies ever created. Not only that, but Cameron may have created the greatest romance to play out on the big screen as well. The movie is a thrill ride of emotions and has you clutching at your seat for the entire three hours. DiCaprio and Winslet would have unbelievable performances in the film, which makes you wonder if these two dated in real life because they looked very convincing on film.
Dev Patel And Freida Pinto In "Slumdog Millionaire."
Who wants to be a millionaire? Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” would become an instant classic for its cinematography, storyline, and largely unknown cast. Released in 2008, the film centers on Dev Patel’s character who is not only looking for the love of his life but is also participating in a popular game show. Each question he’s asked on the game show coincidently has a very significant meaning in his life. When Patel and Freida Pinto’s character do meet again in the film, it will make you cry, laugh, and asking for more.
John Travolta And Olivia Newton In "Grease."
We had to have at least one classic movie for this quiz and we doubt anyone would disagree with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s “Grease” as our choice. Released in 1978, this musical romance film touched the hearts of many cinema enthusiasts when they got to see the chemistry between Travolta and Newton-John for the first time. The duo pulled off looking like an authentic couple on the big screen so maybe there was something going on in their lives.
Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard In "Hit and Run."
Not every movie needs A-listers to make a film, case in point, Kristen Bell, and Dax Shepard in “Hit and Run.” Written by Shepard, the comedy romance was released in 2012 and follows a couple that decides to take on a risky road trip. It’s not the greatest comedy of all-time but it’s still better than a lot of content out there. It also stars well-known Bradley Cooper in a memorable role. They spent $4,675,026 to make the film and it grossed $13,746,550. For the expectations of the film, I call that a success.
Annette Bening And Warren Beatty In "Love Affair."
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty may not be on the lips of every Hollywood gossip publication these days but that doesn’t mean they didn’t contribute to the industry. In 1994, the two would star in Glenn Gordon Caron’s “Love Affair.” The movie was about two characters that would meet by chance on a plane and hit it off instantly. The only problem though was both were engaged to separate partners. They decided to meet months later, but you have to watch the movie to find out what happens.
Michael Fassbender And Alicia Vikander In “The Light Between Oceans.”
Although Michael Fassbender has been in his fair share of action movies, the talented actor can also take on serious roles, such as Tom Sherbourne in “The Light Between Oceans.” The movie also stars Alicia Vikander who plays Fassbender’s love interest in the film. Both stars put on a touching performance and the movie received great reviews in 2016. Who needs an over-saturation of CGI and cheesy one-liners when you have these two talented performers putting on a memorable performance? Did this on-screen couple date in real life?
Michael Shannon And Imogen Poots In "Frank and Lola."
One of the more recent films on this quiz, “Frank and Lola” stars Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in a crime drama. The themes are love, betrayal, redemption, and of course everyone’s favorite, revenge, in this flick. The independent movie created by Mathew Ross may not be everyone’s cup of tea due to the dark tone but it holds up on its own. Although there is a noticeable age gap between Shannon and Poots, the two put in a convincing effort.
Anna Faris And Chris Pratt In "Take Me Home Tonight."
If you enjoy a hilarious Anna Faris and Chris Pratt before he became a superstar stud, then “Take Me Home Tonight” is the film for you. The story follows an MIT graduate (Topher Grace) that gives up on materialism, including a well-paid job. The film takes place in just one day and involves a lot of fun scenes, especially with Faris and Pratt. It seems like the two looked extremely comfortable around each other. What do you think, real or fake?
Ryan Gosling And Emma Stone In "La La Land."
Not only have Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone worked as a romantic couple in “La La Land” but also 2013’s “Gangster Squad” and 2011’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” We can also tell you, Gosling, is no stranger to having a romantic relationship with a co-worker when he was the lead on “The Notebook.” Stone and Gosling have great chemistry together and it really shows on screen, so maybe there is something more that meets the eye with these two mega stars of Hollywood.
Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor In "Zoolander."
Everyone wants to know what’s the better look, Blue Steel or Magnum? You’re going to have to watch Ben Stiller’s “Zoolander” series in order to find out. The first film was released in 2001 and starred Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and the beautiful Christine Taylor. The dumb model (Stiller) meets the intelligent journalist (Taylor) and eventually a relationship springs to life. The quirky comedy developed a cult following over the years and the sequel recently came out in 2016.
Dominic Cooper And Amanda Seyfried In "Mamma Mia!"
This fun movie is loaded with stars such as Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colin Firth, but Dominic Cooper and Amanda Seyfried really stood out in the movie as the wedding couple. Both stars were already known in Hollywood, however, you can make the argument that this films helped launch their careers in the business. Playing Sophie and Sky, the beautiful couple are undeniably in love but eventually stop the wedding and decide to travel the world. Was it all for the cameras or did these two really mean it?
Meg Ryan And Tom Hanks In "You’ve got Mail"
This could be an easy one if you know the history of these two stars. Besides “You’ve Got Mail,” Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan would appear together in 1990’s “Joe Versus The Volcano,” 1993’s “Seattle,” and more recently 2016’s “Ithaca.” Released in 1998, this film takes a look at falling in love over the internet which was pretty rare back then. The great chemistry between the two is noticeable in each and every film so maybe they have dated, maybe not.
Jim Carrey And Renee Zellweger In "Me, Myself and Irene."
Jim Carrey has been considered a comedic God during his prime and the film, “Me, Myself, and Irene” might be his best work to date. You know Carrey is the “Me and Myself” but who’s Irene? Renee Zellweger would play Carrey’s love interest in the outlandish film that was released 2000. She would be put smack dab in the middle of a man suffering from a personality disorder. After a rocky relationship, the two would overcome their conflicts and live happily ever after.
Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell In "Overboard."
You can’t talk about the history of Hollywood if you don’t include both Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The duo would be part of Leslie Dixon’s comedy romance film, “Overboard,” in 1987. The film’s major conflict involves the relationship between a wealthy city girl and the country boy who knows his way around a tool shed. The clash of personalities makes the film pretty relevant today and the chemistry between the two stars was very noticeable. Do you think they’re just great actors or was there something more to the romance in the film?
Emilia Clarke And Sam Claflin In "Me before You."
The Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) and the winner of the 65th Hunger Games, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin), finally meet in the romance film “Me Before You.” Released in 2016, the film follows a small town girl forming a relationship with a wealthy paraplegic. As his caretaker, Clarke begins a journey of finding herself as well as falling in love with someone she never thought could happen. Both characters change for the better and the chemistry between the two is off the charts.
Sienna Miller and Jude Law, "Alfie"
In 2004, Jude Law and Sienna Miller performed in the romance film “Alfie.” The film centers around a limousine driver (Law) who enjoys a one-night stand more than the average person. His vice gets him into some controversial situations with those in his life. Miller plays one of his “dates” and they had a fling in the movie. Law’s character, Alfie, has to reflect on the choices he made throughout the film. When they look into each other’s eyes, do you think there’s something meaningful or just really good acting?
Shane West And Mandy Moore In "Walk to Remember."
This high school romance film is still considered one the best to ever be made. Starring Mandy Moore and Shane West, “A Walk to Remember” centers around a troubled young man and a sickly girl with opposite traits, however, they quickly fall in love, setting up a powerful ending. Released in 2002, the film became a success, grossing $41,227,069 at the box office. That’s pretty impressive for a $11,000,000 budget. Moore and West are so convincing they have to have had a relationship off-screen, right?
Heath Ledger And Julia Stiles In "10 Things I Hate About You."
Who doesn’t shed a tear when they see a young Heath Ledger on screen? His premature death shocked the world but at least we can still pay homage by talking about his great work on and off camera. Released in 1999, “10 Things I Hate About You,” stars an incredible roster, including Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik. Ledger’s character gets involved in a scheme where he’s paid to date Stile’s character, however, he falls for her in the end. Do you think these two dated in real life?
Gwyneth Paltrow And Brad Pitt In "Se7en."
If you don’t like films that show a lot of death and severely messed up storylines, do not watch “Se7en.” If you’re all for it, then this film is the perfect choice for your cravings. Released in 1995, the mystery crime drama stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, and the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow. Two detectives (Pitt and Freeman) are assigned to a perplexing case. Paltrow plays Pitt’s wife and what happens to her character really makes this movie a shocker.