We all feel a certain way when we watch our favorite love stories or romantic comedies. Many of the couples on screen take their relationships off camera and into the real world. But so many couples with outstanding chemistry never quite made it in real life. As much as their fans would have wanted, a lot of these stars had already given their hearts to someone else. Here are 20 on screen couples that we all wish would have gotten together at some point.
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
After starring in two movies together, it’s clear that these two definitely have some on screen chemistry. From “How To Lose A Guy On 10 Days” to “Fools Gold” audiences are left confused as to how these two never actually dated each other.
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes
Although Wright admitted to having a crush on her “Princess Bride” costar, these two never had a real life fairy tale ending together.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel
Although these two made an adorable match in “500 Days of Summer“, in actuality they’re just really close friends.
John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer
While Jim and Pam are everyone’s favorite couple on “The Office“, these two never got together in real life.
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor
Even though both superstars were distracted by their own significant others, Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor made a good looking couple in “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof“.
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst
With a steamy upside down kiss like that, you would think these two were actually dating. While these two didn’t get together in real life, we still have this memorable moment captured on the silver screen.
Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger
These two teen heartthrobs had amazing on screen chemistry in “10 Things I Hate About You“, but that chemistry never made it off camera.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth
Everyone loves to hate this “Sex and The City” saga. While their tension seemed so real on the show, these two never ended up being a couple.
David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston
Millions of people tuned in to see what Rachel and Ross would get themselves into every new “Friends” episode. These two had their ups and downs on the show but alas, just stayed friends in real life.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel
Cory and Topanga were the ideal relationship for 90’s teens everywhere. Even though the “Boy Meets World” couple aren’t actually together, we all definitely believed it.
Richard Gere and Julia Roberts
From “Pretty Woman” to “Runaway Bride” these two have undeniable chemistry on screen. While they never dated in real life, there is definitely some kind of connection there.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
This “Casablanca” couple were so good together that they became an iconic Hollywood on screen duo. Sadly, their romance on the movie did not continue off-screen.
Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford
What seems like an unlikely pair actually turned out to be a pair that should have been. These two shined together in the movie “The Way We Were“.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Everyone knows Danny and Sandy end up together at the end of “Grease“. In reality, John and Olivia found themselves in separate relationships. One thing for sure is they both rocked the black leather pants like no other.
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
These two “Dirty Dancing” stars steamed up the screen with their love story and impressive dance moves, but sadly they never became an item.
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
These two have been in almost every iconic romantic comedy together. From “Sleepless in Seattle” to “You’ve Got Mail“, these two never dated in real life but appear to be good friends at the very least.
Cary Grant and Vivien Leigh
While Leigh found herself in the arms of movie star Lawrence Olivier instead, these two had amazing chemistry in the classic “Gone With The Wind“.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
Even though we all know Leo prefers the supermodels, there was something special about him and Claire Danes in “Romeo and Juliet“.
Mandy Moore and Shane West
Remember these two? “A Walk To Remember” broke teenage hearts everywhere. But it also raised eyebrows about West and Moore’s relationship status.
Amy Poehler and Adam Scott
When Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation” finally found her man, we all melted. Leslie and Ben are an iconic comedy couple in Pawnee, but in real life these two are just friends.