From CGI Kisses To Huge Age Differences — 27 Movie Couples People Think Have No Chemistry At All

    "You can never convince me that Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel want to have sex with each other. Ever."

    In a recent Reddit post shared to r/PopCulture, site user u/Joanna_Valdes asked, "Which movie had romantic leads with zero chemistry?" Here are some of the most-upvoted responses:

    1. "Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon in Your Place or Mine was SO bad."

    Two people standing in front of a promotional backdrop. The person on the left is wearing a strapless blue outfit, and the person on the right is in a gray suit

    2. "Zooey Deschanel and Mark Wahlberg in The Happening. These two are supposed to be married..."

    Split-screen image of a woman on the left and a man on the right, both looking forward with serious expressions

    3. "Jonah Hill and Lauren London in You People. It's genuinely one of the worst movies I've seen in my life."

    Two characters kissing in a festive setting with onlookers in the background

    4. "Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright in the Harry Potter franchise."

    Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter characters share a close moment. Ginny, with hair up, touches Harry's face. They are indoors

    5. "Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

    Side-by-side close-ups of characters Paul Atreides and Chani in a scene from a film

    6. "I thought Henry Cavill and Amy Adams were devoid of chemistry in Man of Steel. They seemed so awkward together."

    Superman holding Lois Lane in a comforting embrace at night

    7. Okay, it's not TECHNICALLY a movie, but "Selena Gomez and Cara Delevinge in Only Murders In The Building."

    Split image showing a woman looking surprised on the left and the same woman kissing another woman on the right

    8. "Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis in Jupiter Ascending. I unapologetically love that movie but their chemistry is just soooo bad."

    Elsa from Frozen wears a sparkling dress; character dances with a man in a suit. They are on a lavish set designed like a ballroom

    9. "Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen."

    Two people smiling and enjoying each other's company, appearing to share a joyful moment

    10. "I love love love the Fast and the Furious saga but you can never convince me that Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel want to have sex with each other. Ever."

    Two characters from Fast & Furious in a car, man driving and woman passenger, both appear focused

    11. "Hayden Christensen and Emma Roberts in Little Italy."

    Two actors portraying a couple, seated in a diner, smiling at the camera. They wear casual denim outfits

    12. "The answer is obviously Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in Marry Me."

    Two actors in a close embrace, portraying characters in a scene from a film or television show

    13. "Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine in The Princess Diaries 2."

    Split image: Left shows Rory and Dean from Gilmore Girls in formal wear; right shows Lorelai and Luke posing, Lorelai in a hat

    14. "Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey."

    Man whispering to woman who is smiling with eyes closed, in an intimate close-up scene

    15. "Liam Hemsworth and Jenifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games."

    Two characters, a man and a woman, about to kiss, with a natural backdrop

    16. "I’m surprised nobody mentioned Emma Watson and Dan Stevens yet. Has the live-action Beauty and the Beast faded from public consciousness that quickly?"

    Belle in a yellow gown dancing with the Beast in a blue coat in Beauty and the Beast

    17. "Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse in The Knight Before Christmas."

    18. "Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon in 40 Days and 40 Nights."

    19. "I watched Picture Perfect Mysteries: Exit Stage Death with Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega, and they had NO onscreen chemistry at all, which is hilarious because they are MARRIED. It was so bad."

    Two characters, one holding a camera, stand behind a jewelry display with a necklace

    20. "Ana de Armas and Chris Evans have so much chemistry in Knives Out, so I don't know why it didn't work out in Ghosted."

    Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in formal attire, Evans in a suit and de Armas in a sleeveless dress, looking to the side

    21. "Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in Thor: Love and Thunder."

    Thor and Jane Foster face each other, close-up, with Thor holding Jane's hand gently

    22. "Chris Evans and Emily VanCamp in "Captain America: Civil War."

    Two scenes from a film: On the left, a couple kissing. On the right, they are close to kissing

    23. "I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie or series where Emma Roberts has chemistry with her male co-star."

    Emma Roberts wearing a ring, holds a microphone, emotional expression with blurred background

    24. "Scarlett Johannson and Mark Ruffalo in Avengers."

    Two characters in an intimate moment, the man touching the woman's face tenderly

    25. "Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther."

    Two characters from a movie, a man and a woman, are standing side by side in textured, formal attire

    26. "Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet in Falling for Christmas."

    Two actors from a holiday-themed movie, dressed in warm winter clothes, standing with festive decorations in the background

    27. "Okay, hear me out — Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face."

    Audrey Hepburn and actor in formal attire sitting in a car from a classic movie scene

    Shout out to r/PopCulture and u/Joanna_Valdes for having this discussion.

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