Top 10 Movie Power Couples

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Top 10 Movie Power Couples

VOICE OVER: Samantha Clinch WRITTEN BY: Taryn Crankshaw
They put the power in power couple. For this list, we'll be looking at the most influential silver screen duos that prove two is better than one. Our countdown includes "The Addams Family," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Love & Basketball," and more!
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Top 10 Movie Power Couples


Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Movie Power Couples.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most influential silver screen duos that prove two is better than one. We’ll be covering some key characters detail, so this is your spoiler alert!

Who’s your favorite power couple? Let us know in the comments.

#10: Alejandro Murrieta (aka Zorro) & Elena Montero
“The Mask of Zorro” (1998)


Everyone’s favourite masked swordsman Zorro can swashbuckle with the evilest of villains. But when the stunning and equally as daring Elena enters the picture, he’s met his match. Both are smart, brave, and quick, making them the perfect pair. Laughing in the face of danger, they go to great lengths to protect the innocent and avenge their loved ones. Portrayed onscreen by Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zorro and Elena are always down for adventure. Despite all the action, they also make room for romance - which is probably how they keep their relationship so red hot.

#9: Morticia & Gomez Addams
“The Addams Family” (1991)


They’re creepy and they’re kooky and they’re also head over heels for each other. The ultimate Goth couple, Morticia and Gomez’s attraction is so potent it could wake the dead. They don’t let the strains of domestic life and the challenges of marriage get in the way of their devotion to one another. Not only did they create a unique and fun lifestyle, but they also built a family that lives life on their own terms. This coupling is so ironclad, not even death itself could pull these two soulmates apart.

#8: Scott Lang & Hope Pym
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018)


Kicking butt and protecting the universe is all in a day's work for this dynamic duo. Whether they’re Scott Lang and Hope Pym, or their alter egos Ant-Man and the Wasp, these two are super with a capital S. Armed with the ability to adjust their size, these crime fighters are one of the best and most underrated couples in the Marvel Universe. Trained to handle even the most dangerous of situations, both their athletic skills and sharp banter are in tip top shape. When it comes to these two, size always matters.

#7: Ron Weasely & Hermione Granger
“Harry Potter” franchise (2001-11)


When they first met, Ron and Hermione weren’t the biggest fans of each other. But their shared friendship with Harry helped them grow closer over the years. The trio spent years battling evil forces within the halls of Hogwarts side by side. As they grew up and matured, Ron and Hermione finally admitted their feelings for each other, eventually falling in love. By the end of the iconic series, the two are married and have children. This magical couple proves that love can be found in the unlikeliest of places.

#6: Rick O’Connell & Evelyn Carnahan
“The Mummy” franchise (1999-2008)


From the ancient pyramids of Egypt to the foggy streets of London, England, this couple is worldly and well-travelled, with a passion for knowledge. After they first meet in “The Mummy,” Evelyn saves Rick’s life. The daring explorer and Egyptologist end up falling for each other, eventually getting married and starting a family. In between these milestones, they must battle vengeful mummies and evil forces. While this would understandably cause stress and tension to any union, these two persevere. No matter what challenges they face together, this couple is always ready for the next adventure.

#5: Will Turner & Elizabeth Swann
“The Pirates of The Caribbean” franchise (2003-07)


Over the course of three action packed films, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann’s romance rides the high seas. The two first meet as kids, when the Governor and his daughter are sailing in Port Royal. They come upon a shipwreck and find young Will floating in the water. As adults, they become swashbuckling additions to Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate crew and lead exciting lives at sea. In fact, the two buccaneers even say their “I Do’s” in the middle of an epic battle in “At World’s End.” Although the “Pirates” franchise moved on from their storyline, the Turners will always be our favorite pirate couple.

#4: John & Jane Smith
“Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005)


They say you never truly know someone until you marry them. And that’s the case with this couple. Seemingly average middle-class spouses by day and trained assassins by night, John and Jane Smith aren’t your run of the mill couple. Each tasked with carrying out a hit on the other, they have to outwit each other using their smarts, weapons and a little seduction. Sure, their dinner time conversation might be filled with a little tension, but this duo is one heck of a fun watch and always manages to hit their target.

#3: Dominic “Dom” Toretto & Letty Oritz
“Fast & Furious” franchise (2001-)


If loyalty is one of the pillars of a strong marriage, then these two are built to last. Always by each other's side, Dom Toretto and Letty Oritz are the ultimate “Fast & Furious” couple. Growing up in the same neighbourhood and eventually falling in love, these two bonded over their interest in cars and racing. However, they’ve faced more than their fair share of obstacles, from epic crashes to amnesia to a fake death. Despite it all, they’ve managed to remain intact. No matter what life throws at this pair, they will always be the definition of ride or die.

#2: Quincy McCall & Monica Wright
“Love & Basketball” (2000)


Monica and Quincy’s romance started to bloom at a young age. Bonding over their love of basketball, the two begin dating. Both are undeniably talented, and dream of playing professionally one day. But as they grow up, life gets in the way, and they are forced to make some hard decisions and sacrifices. Even when they’re living in different countries, and dating other people, Monica and Quincy still have a connection. In the end, even though their goals shift and take different forms, they strike the perfect balance between love and work.

#1: Princess Leia Organa & Han Solo
“Star Wars” Franchise (1977-)


Since 1977, Princess Leia and Han Solo have been cinematic icons. Their first meeting didn't go so well. Right away, they were annoyed and unimpressed with each other, firing insults and nicknames back and forth. It took them a while to warm up to one another, but their feelings gradually started to change. And, in “The Empire Strikes Back,” Leia finally confessed her love for the former smuggler. These heroes of the Resistance were meant to be. While their path isn’t without twists and turns, together, they’re a force to be reckoned with!
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