Skip To Content

    People Are Sharing The Rom-Com Couples With Incredible Chemistry That No One Ever Talks About

    I'm starting to think Hugh Grant could have chemistry with a tree.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community which rom-com couples have a TON of chemistry but are never talked about. Here are some of the best responses!

    1. George (Hugh Grant) and Lucy (Sandra Bullock) in Two Weeks Notice

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Hugh Grant and his leading ladies have always been popular, but most people just discuss his chemistry with Andie MacDowell or Julia Roberts. But I have found that he had the best chemistry and the most fun movie with Sandra Bullock in Two Weeks Notice. They are very underrated."

    s4bb472acb

    2. David (Mark Ruffalo) and Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) in Just Like Heaven

    DreamWorks Pictures

    "I saw Just Like Heaven for the first time a few weeks ago. All through [it], I was like, 'Meh. It’s OK. It’s not bad. It’s OK.' Then, Mark Ruffalo’s face at the end when she says his name for the first time…suddenly, I fell in love with all of it. With the film, with Mark, with Reese…all of it! Just because of that one look. Perhaps I AM a romantic, after all…"

    bea7

    "I totally agree. ... It is one of my go-to feel-good movies thanks to the heart and humor that Mark and Reese bring to it."

    mavmag

    3. Ally (Anna Faris) and Colin (Chris Evans) in What's Your Number?

    20th Century Fox

    "This movie and this couple are extremely underrated in rom-com world. Anna Faris and Chris Evans had a very natural chemistry between them. They just acted their roles very perfectly. And my crush for Chris Evans started from this movie."

    s4bb472acb

    4. Anna (Amy Adams) and Declan (Matthew Goode) in Leap Year

    Universal Pictures

    "That movie is stupid. They are stupid. They're honestly terrible communicators, and both are pretty insufferable. But I'll be damned if they aren't just an entertaining treat to the point where I have seen that very, very stupid movie probably 10 times now. Who's counting? Not me. Just sitting here living for a poorly conceived running gag about a suitcase."

    katharine1

    "Yes! Even though the plot is incredibly dumb, I still can’t help but love the movie because of their chemistry."

    mooly17

    5. Jack (Bill Pullman) and Lucy (Sandra Bullock) in While You Were Sleeping

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

    "Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman are great together in While You Were Sleeping."

    bluedecor

    "They were the first couple I thought of when I read the title!"

    tab65509

    6. Fred (Seth Rogen) and Charlotte (Charlize Theron) in Long Shot

    Lionsgate

    "It’s not exactly a critically acclaimed film, but Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron have surprisingly good chemistry in Long Shot. Two actors you would never have pictured together, but their characters really spark off each other."

    dawnr14

    7. Kenny (Seth Green) and Denise (Lauren Ambrose) in Can’t Hardly Wait

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Seth Green and Lauren Ambrose had terrific chemistry in Can’t Hardly Wait. Their subplot was one of the best parts of that movie."

    disgruntledpelican89

    8. Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Graham (Jude Law) in The Holiday

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "Even though I don't believe they would get an happy ending if you consider it realistically. However, their chemistry is really sparkling!"

    elglinnea

    9. Kate (Famke Janssen) and Adam (Jon Favreau) from Love & Sex

    Lions Gate Films

    "It came out over 20 years ago, and I'm not sure many people saw it, but it's super charming, and those two have such a great, natural, fun chemistry together."

    jessicaa40bdd2cb5

    10. Kate (Meg Ryan) and Leopold (Hugh Jackman) in Kate & Leopold

    Miramax Films

    "Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman’s chemistry in Kate & Leopold makes it a unique time travel romance, and a love story for the ages! Career-driven Kate meets her match in the dapper and dashing Leopold when he time travels from 1876 to 2001. From a rooftop candlelit dinner, to Leopold riding in on a white horse to save the day, the movie is filled with surprises and memorable moments that make it worth revisiting time and time again. The most heart-fluttering scenes still make me swoon no matter how many times I have already seen it!"

    mavmag

    11. Melanie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Jack (George Clooney) in One Fine Day

    20th Century Fox

    "Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney’s chemistry in this movie is undeniable from the moment they meet! Melanie and Jack both lead very fast-paced lives, and their witty banter is a highlight of the movie. The film follows their lives throughout the course of a day, and definitely lives up to its title thanks to their chemistry."

    mavmag

    12. Josie (Drew Barrymore) and Sam (Michael Vartan) in Never Been Kissed

    20th Century Fox

    "I know the movie’s plot itself is not so great, but Drew Barrymore and Michael Vartan’s chemistry in Never Been Kissed was palpable."

    karint41079a87f

    13. Gretta (Keira Knightly) and Dan (Mark Ruffalo) in Begin Again

    The Weinstein Company

    "[It] shouldn’t work on paper, but their chemistry is great onscreen."

    louiserichardson

    14. Jules (Julia Roberts) and Michael (Dermot Mulroney) in My Best Friend’s Wedding

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "They’re exes…but I love watching Jules and Michael together in My Best Friend’s Wedding. [They're] far, far better matched than Michael and Kimmy, adorable though she is!"

    bea7

    15. Nick (Henry Golding) and Rachel (Constance Wu) from Crazy Rich Asians

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "In a recent post, Nick and Rachel from Crazy Rich Asians were dissed as not having chemistry, but I think quite the opposite! I love their relationship!"

    pplpwrawesome

    16. Kenya (Sanaa Lathan) and Brian (Simon Baker) in Something New

    Focus Features

    "An extremely underrated movie!"

    s4bb472acb

    17. Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Beca (Anna Kendrick) in Pitch Perfect

    Universal Pictures

    "Definitely Chloe and Beca! I thought they were going to get together in the first film!"

    fuzzywuzzykoala

    "I second, third, fourth, and fifth Chloe and Beca. Such a wasted opportunity with such natural chemistry."

    laurenm452e4bc97

    18. Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) in Sleeping With Other People

    IFC Films

    "Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis have amazing chemistry in Sleeping With Other People! It’s such a good movie, and I never hear anyone talk about it."

    adjuk

    19. And finally, Sky (Dominic Cooper) and Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) from Mamma Mia!

    Universal Pictures

    "Sky isn't in the movie that much, but every time he is, you can just feel the chemistry between him and Sophie. 'Lay All Your Love on Me' is maybe my favorite song in the movie, and it's because they're so hot and believable as a couple."

    hannahmarder

    Now let's extend it beyond rom-coms! What movie couples do you think are super underrated? Let us know in the comments!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    TV and Movies

    Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

    Newsletter signup form