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Updated on Aug 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2020

27 Movie Couples That Did Not Seem To Have Any Chemistry At All

Alice and Jasper's relationship in Twilight has me in tears.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie couples had absolutely no chemistry in their films. Here are the results:

1. Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians

Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor talking to her son Nick (Henry Golding) and his girlfriend Rachel (Constance Wu) at a party.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"The leads in Crazy Rich Asians don't have any chemistry, nor do they seem to be that fleshed out in the script. The supporting actors have better lines and their relationships are more believable."

joannab14

2. Kelly Marie Tran and John Boyega in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kelly Marie Tran as Rose and John Boyega as Finn standing next to each other both looking worried.
Disney

"I genuinely did not think there was any chemistry between Kelly (Rose) and John's (Finn) characters. Not once while watching the film did I think, 'Yeah, these two will end up together.'"

joep45cede9de

3. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in Thor

Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane looking at each other while standing in the rain.
Marvel / Paramount Pictures

"Thor and Jane are great characters separately, but they did not work as a couple. Taika knew what he was doing when he broke them up for Thor: Ragnarok."

teverdean

4. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

Chris Pratt as Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire looking off into the distance with fear.
Universal Pictures

"I think Bryce and Chris are both such talented actors, and maybe the direction just wasn’t there, but I didn’t buy their chemistry at all."

thetimble

5. Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt in Cast Away

Tom Hanks as Chuck and Helen Hunt as Kelly holding each other and about to kiss.
20th Century Fox

"Tom and Helen's chemistry was so bad, I feel like he must have deliberately stranded himself on that island."

krman90

6. Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Bonnie Wright as Ginny kissing each other.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"When I read the book, their relationship was so pure and made me so happy, which is why it’s one of my favorites from the series. But when I watched the movies, I was extremely disappointed with how poorly executed it was."

kaylinmmeister

7. Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in This Means War

Reese Witherspoon as Lauren embracing one of her lovers, Tuck, played by Tom Hardy.
20th Century Fox

"I was so disappointed by Reese's lack of chemistry with Tom Hardy. Casting Tom may have been to set up Chris Pine's character as the "better choice" for Reese in the end, but Reese's lack of any sort of chemistry with Tom made Chris seem like the 'default' or 'fallback' choice, instead."

mavmag

8. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams in Man of Steel

Henry Cavill as Superman carries Lois Lane (Amy Adams).
Warner Bros. Pictures

"Henry Cavill and Amy Adams were awful together. They looked as if they couldn’t be less interested in each other, and I damn near fell asleep every time they showed up on screen."

laurenf5

9. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae in The Lovebirds

Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran stands next to a smiling Leilani (Issa Rae).
Netflix

"Kumail Nanjiani looked like he was trying way too hard for the relationship and the connection didn't seem to be authentic."

maryjoe13

10. Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby embraces Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"The lack of chemistry between Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as Gatsby and Daisy ruined the whole movie for me."

aljr02

11. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally...

Meg Ryan as Sally and Billy Crystal as Harry stand next to each other in an office.
Columbia Pictures

"I hate to say this, but I have to... Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally are not great together. They don't seem to click romantically even once in the movie. I love the story, just wish it was with a different cast."

jenlk94

12. Freida Pinto and James Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Freida Pinto as Caroline holds onto Will (James Franco) as to two look into the distance with worried expressions.
20th Century Fox

"It was excruciatingly painful to watch James Franco and Freida Pinto have a relationship with absolutely no chemistry."

mrsnicegirl

13. Elle Fanning and Justice Smith in All the Bright Places

Elle Fanning as Violet smiles and walks side-by-side with Theodore (Justice Smith).
Netflix

"Elle and Justice had no warmth for each other, and you couldn't tell that they were playing two characters falling in love. There was no real connection between them — it all seemed a bit forced."

twigletfluff7671

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

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers embraces and is about to kiss Sharon (Emily VanCamp).
Marvel / Disney

"There wasn’t ANY chemistry between Steve and Sharon! None! Not one bit! It makes no sense that they would have kissed."

micahs4e696c39f

15. Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman

Jason Momoa as Aquaman stands side-by-side with Mera (Amber Heard) under water.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"The chemistry was so non-existent, even in the supposed 'romantic' scene where Momoa and Heard were supposed to be falling in love. It felt forced and I experienced extreme secondhand embarrassment."

josmit2018

16. Will Smith and Vivica A. Fox in Independence Day

Will Smith as Steven and Vivica A. Fox as Jasmine stand next to each other looking confused.
20th Century Fox

"Vivica A. Fox and Will Smith, who played Steven Hiller and Jasmine Dubrow, had absolutely no chemistry to speak of."

jackay

17. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land

Emma Stone as Mia walks arm and arm with Sebastian (Ryan Gosling).
Lionsgate

"I couldn’t stand Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling together! Even though they were SO amazing in other movies together, it felt like a High School Musical scene in this one."

alicesimard

18. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga as Ally leans in to kiss Jack (Bradley Cooper) while he plays the guitar.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"Y’all can get mad all you want, but there was no chemistry at all between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. I spent the whole movie wondering what these two people were doing together."

PHM8

19. Joey King and Jacob Elordi in The Kissing Booth

Joey King as Elle removes her blindfold to see Noah (Jacob Elordi) has kissed her.
Netflix

"Noah acted like an older brother to Elle in The Kissing Booth, and it just felt weird and uncomfortable to watch."

b99isthebest

20. Amandla Stenberg and K.J. Apa in The Hate U Give

Amandla Stenberg as Starr has a serious conversation with boyfriend Chris (K.J. Apa).
20th Century Fox

"Chris and Starr in The Hate U Give did not work well together. Their relationship in the book was so much better."

bubbles_04

21. Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone in Twilight

Ashley Greene as Alice smiles coyly while holding hands with boyfriend Jasper (Jackson Rathbone).
Summit Entertainment

"Alice and Jasper had no connection. It looked like she was dragging her unnecessarily tense child through all the scenes."

ivyymoon

22. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss makes a speech with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by her side.
Lionsgate Films

"Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson as Katniss and Peeta felt very forced. Of course, in the beginning for Katniss it was actually forced, but later on when they were really married and had kids, there was still no chemistry."

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23. Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton in 5 Flights Up

Morgan Freeman as Alex sits next to long-time wife, Ruth (Diane Keaton).
Focus World

"Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman played husband and wife, but I swear she visibly flinched every time they had to kiss or show any romance. They definitely didn't seem like a couple that had been married for so many years."

keshawna80

24. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson as Belle dances around the ballroom with the Beast (Dan Stevens).
Disney

"There was no warmth between Belle and the Beast, even after they began to like each other. Belle was cold, Beast was stubborn, and unlike the cartoon, the ballroom scene was terrible at trying to convey romance."

colleend9

25. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan as Christian hugs Ana (Dakota Johnson) from behind.
Universal Pictures

"Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are both good actors by themselves, but together they were a total mess."

aaronweeks101

26. Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name

Armie Hammer as Oliver crowds Elio (Timothée Chalamet) against a wall.
Sony Pictures Classics

"Elio and Oliver in Call Me by Your Name had absolutely no chemistry and a really weird, unbalanced relationship."

momjeanbb

27. Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also a Star

Yara Shahidi as Natasha smiles and talks with Daniel (Charles Melton) in the streets of New York City.
Warner Bros. Pictures

"There was more passion in the book between Natasha and Daniel. The movie was even a day longer than the actual book, so you would think they would develop more chemistry, but it was all so awkward."

alvaset

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