Whether we’re watching a movie or reading a book, we find ourselves drawn back to the same couples over and over again. We love their story, their trials and their triumphs. Today I thought I would list my 10 favorite romantic couples. These are the ones that I’m drawn to again and again because they make my heart sing.
10. Benedict and Beatrice — Much Ado About Nothing
Thank you , William Shakespeare. They are the original, snarky couple. I love their smart alec remarks, their egos, and the wonderful intervention of their friends. I read the play for the first time when I was in junior high school and I fell in love.
9. Cupid and Psyche
A Classic Greek myth about a god falling in love with a beautiful woman. It’s a wonderful tale of trust and violation, love and what we will do to be worthy of that love. If you’d like to read more about Cupid and Psyche, click here.
8. Mickey and Minnie
Is there any cuter couple than Mickey and Minnie Mouse? They’ve been together forever and their love is still as strong as it ever was. As a princess, she’s loved him as a brave little tailor. As a little shop girl, she’s loved him as a lowly delivery boy.
7. Bruce Wayne and Andrea Beaumont — Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Ahh…. this one is reaching back quite a bit into my childhood. Released in 1993, this movie showed a glimpse of a young Bruce Wayne and the one shot he’d taken at falling in love, in finding happiness after the death of his parents. This is a tragic love story that still makes me cry whenever I watch the movie.
6. Westley and Buttercup — The Princess Bride
As you wish. It’s a classic tale of true love, action, fencing, danger, sports. It has the most romantic kiss of all time. Sometimes, you just can’t give up on the thing your heart wants most. Sometimes you have to sacrifice to protect it. And sometimes you have to risk everything to hold it close.
5. Han Solo and Princess Leia — Star Wars
They appear to be a wonderfully mismatched pair. She’s a princess and he’s a scoundrel. But it just so happens that she likes scoundrels. The leader of a rebellion, Leia doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. And well… Han… yeah. You understand.
4. Rapunzel and Flynn/Eugene Rider — Tangled
They are such a wonderfully fun couple. Rapunzel is a sheltered girl who is eager to experience everything she can about the world around her. Flynn is a good-hearted scoundrel who is trying to live a life of adventure while making a better life for himself. Sure, he’s a little bit of a thief, but he’s got a heart of gold.
3. Joker and Harley Quinn
You can’t find a more sinister or dysfunctional couple than Joker and Harley. He’s evil to his core, but he somehow manages to love his poo. And no matter how much abuse he dishes out, Harley will always stand by her Mister J.
2. Morticia and Gomez Addams
They’re creepy and their cookey. And all together ookey. But Morticia and Gomez know how to keep the romance alive. They are always there for each other, showing each other how much they love each other. Sure, their expressions of love are a little strange, but it’s still a deep, beautiful love.
1. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett — Pride and Prejudice
Ahh…. my all-time favorite couple. They are almost cliche at this point, but something about Elizabeth and Darcy make my heart sing. They are stubborn and proud, but so wonderfully matched. I could read the book and watch the movie constantly and never get enough of Darcy and Elizabeth.
So they are my favorite romantic couple. Who are your favorites? Who would you add to my list?
If you’d like to meet some new romantic couples, you can give Drake and Cathryn a try from my Stolen Kisses at Midnight novella. Or you could spend some time with Hunter and Charlotte from my What a Lady Treasures novel. It is currently on sale for $0.99 on Kindle.