1. Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson from Grease
Sandy pretended to be a bad girl so Danny would like her. What happens when her bookish nature starts to reassert itself? This couple was doomed before it started.
2. Frances “Baby”Houseman and Johnny Castle from Dirty Dancing
A. They both come from different social strata. B. Age difference. C. It’s difficult to maintain a long distance relationship now with the Internet, imagine how hard it was in the 1960’s, especially when you consider that “Baby” wanted to join the peace corps.
This relationship was just a summer fling. No way that it survived past the credits.
3. Jack Traven and Annie Porter from Speed
Annie Porter says it herself, “relationships that start under intense circumstances, they never last.” She was right.
The couple didn’t make it to Speed 2: Cruise Control.
4. Pat Finley and Julie from Heavy Weights
You’re delusional if you pretend that she was with that man for any other reason than pity (or because the Bob Sagat wannabe wasn’t up to her lofty standards).
5. Zack Morris and Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas
The legendary couple is from the television show Saved by the Bell but they don’t get married until the TV movie, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.
Why won’t Kelly and Zack—two people that are supposedly meant to be—stay together? Because there’s no way in hell that Zack suddenly stops being a womanizer just because he has a wedding ring on. Zack will flirt with stewardesses and waitresses and pretty much any woman he sees until he ultimately gets himself into trouble one day, destroying the relationship.
6. Kenny Fisher and Denise Fleming from Can’t Hardly Wait
Physical attraction and lust pull these two diametrically opposed people together in Can’t Hardly Wait. The credits say that they break up after the movie, but then get back together shortly after that when they hook up in the bathroom.
However, a relationship such as theirs almost definitely faltered. The two have nothing in common on a personal level and even harbor dislike for one another. Once their lust burns out, there’s nothing to keep them together.
7. Robbie Hart and Julia Sullivan from The Wedding Singer
How long did these two know each other before getting married? Running into Billy Idol on a plane is cool and all but there wasn’t enough between this couple to guarantee that they stayed together after the film.
8. Howard and Liz Langston from Jingle All the Way
Howard Langston was a negligent father and husband. Dressing up like a superhero one time isn’t going to change anything down the road. This couple was headed for divorce before the movie, and almost definitely went through with it afterwards.
9. Hellboy and Liz Sherman from the Hellboy films
A relationship like theirs can’t survive the twins that Liz will eventually give birth to after Hellboy II: The Golden Army. I’d like to sell tickets to the custody battle between these two.