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    23 Actors Whose Romantic Chemistry In Movies Was So Amazing, They Deserved An Award

    No one compares to Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman in While You Were Sleeping.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which famous actors had the best onscreen chemistry in movies. Here are the truly romantic results:

    Warning: Possible spoilers ahead! 🚨

    1. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as Jacob and Hannah in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

    Jacob asking Hannah if she could ask him a personal question, and her responding with: "Okay, fine. I'll do it. And then we bang"
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love — I truly believed that they were in love in that movie. Their first kiss was just 😍. Also, the fact that they went on to play a couple in two other movies just proves that their chemistry was amazing!"


    2. Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman as Lucy and Jack in While You Were Sleeping (1995)

    Jack telling Lucy: "Leaning is whole bodies moving in, like this..."
    Buena Vista Pictures

    "You were just rooting for them to be together right from the start. Bill Pullman was adorable, and up until this movie, he was always the guy who lost the girl in the movies he was in. This time he had her in the end!"


    "It’s an underrated movie, but Sandra and Bill's onscreen chemistry just makes everything amazing and truly melts your heart."


    3. Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry as Isabel and Alex in Fools Rush In (1997)

    Isabel and Alex kissing for the first time
    Columbia Pictures

    "I LOVE the movie Fools Rush In — the chemistry between Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek is great! They play a couple who are total opposites, but their chemistry just works — you’re rooting for them to make it."


    4. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as Carol and Therese in Carol (2015)

    Therese smelling the perfume on Carol's neck
    StudioCanal / The Weinstein Company

    "This was literally one of the best onscreen relationships I've EVER seen."


    5. Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as Queen and Slim in Queen & Slim (2019)

    Queen and Slim slowly dancing together in the juke bar while a monologue of one of their conversations plays over the scene
    Universal Pictures

    "Their chemistry was absolutely incredible and made the film unforgettable."


    6. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as Robbie and Julia in The Wedding Singer (1998)

    Robbie singing to Julia on the plane: "I want to grow old with you"
    New Line Cinema

    "Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler had the best onscreen chemistry! Drew's giggly innocence and her knack for comedic timing paired with Adam's shy earnestness and over-the-top antics made them so undeniably lovable. They're America's sweethearts, as far as I'm concerned!"


    7. Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as Monica and Quincy in Love & Basketball (2000)

    Monica challenging Quincy to play a game of one-on-one for his heart
    New Line Cinema

    "Sanaa Latham and Omar Epps in Love & Basketball should be at the top of this list."

    —Aimee Renaud, Facebook

    8. Jennifer Lopez and Jon Seda as Selena and Chris in Selena (1997)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "I love the chemistry between Jennifer Lopez and Jon Seda in Selena. It was this beautiful friendship onscreen that made you believe they truly were falling for each other. Playing real-life people is probably hard enough without needing to also portray their love story, but I always loved watching them on screen together."


    9. Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia as Morticia and Gomez in The Addams Family (1991)

    Gomez staring at Morticia sleeping, saying: "I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss"
    Paramount Pictures

    "They fit together like puzzle pieces, and the actors who played them flowed so well that almost nothing could stop the rhythm. The Addams Family will forever be the most iconic movie of all time, and that is partially because of Huston and Julia's exquisite chemistry."


    10. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as Lara Jean and Peter in To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

    Peter confessing his love for Lara Jean after school

    "The chemistry they had on and off camera led to a really good set up for this legendary movie. It would not have been the same without Lana Condor and Noah Centineo!"


    11. Gina Rodriguez and LaKeith Stanfield as Jenny and Nate in Someone Great (2019)

    A montage of Jenny and Nate kissing

    "Gina Rodriguez and LaKeith Stanfield had wonderful chemistry — as you watched their relationship play out, it felt very real, and you wanted their screen time to last longer. Someone Great is centered around the friendship between the three female leads, but it's a rare movie where both the friendships and the love story were equally compelling, and that's because of the cast."


    12. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Zorro and Elena in The Mask of Zorro (1998)

    Zorro and Elena sharing a passionate kiss after a fight
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "The electricity was absolutely crackling between them!"


    13. Will Smith and Eva Mendes as Hitch and Sara in Hitch (2005)

    Hitch saying to the camera: "Basic principles: there are none;" Hitch and Sara dancing at Albert's wedding
    Columbia Pictures

    "I always thought they were adorable together, and incredibly believable as a couple."


    14. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as Sam and Annie in Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

    Sam taking Annie's hand on top of the Empire State Building, saying: "We better go...shall we?"
    TriStar Pictures

    "Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, always — they're absolutely mesmerizing together."


    15. Romola Garai and Diego Luna as Katey and Javier in Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights (2004)

    Katey and Javier dancing sensually together on stage
    Lions Gate Films

    "This movie got a lot of criticism for not living up to its predecessor, but I personally think it was a better movie than the original. Whether you agree or not, Diego and Romola definitely had better chemistry than Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze (who you could tell didn't like each other in real life). Diego and Romola were hot!"


    16. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis and Jack in Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Ennis and Jack reuniting at Ennis' house, hiding and sneaking in a kiss
    Focus Features

    "That kiss?! PERIOD."


    17. Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson as Adonis and Bianca in Creed (2015)

    Adonis braiding Bianca's hair in bed
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "They were such a beautiful, realistic couple — they should've given Michael B. and Tessa some kind of an award for sure!"


    18. Tom Holland and Zendaya as Peter Parker and MJ in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Peter telling MJ she looks pretty in the theatre, and MJ teasing him while responding in the same, loving way

    "Despite being absolute best friends in real life, they displayed their affections for each other extremely well on screen. Fans loved them together, and will only continue to ship them!"


    19. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as Leilani and Jibran in The Lovebirds (2020)

    Leilani and Jibran happy, about to kiss near the window

    "I really thought Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani had incredible chemistry in The Lovebirds, and after watching the film, that’s all I said to anyone. They felt like that couple you know are meant to be together because no one could communicate with them the way they communicated with each other."


    20. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker as Noni and Kaz in Beyond the Lights (2014)

    Noni and Kaz happily kissing each other
    Relativity Media

    "Their onscreen chemistry was so convincing. It made me want a love story like theirs — one that was pure, honest, and raw. It wasn't like that overplayed and cringey romance that I've seen in other movies. Plus, I loved seeing Black love depicted in such a beautiful way!"


    21. Queen Latifah and LL Cool J as Georgia and Sean in Last Holiday (2006)

    Georgia and Sean cooking at their restaurant at the end of "Last Holiday"
    Paramount Pictures

    "I seriously swoon whenever I watch it — they were so sweet together."


    22. Josh O'Connor and Alec Secăreanu as Johnny and Gheorghe in God's Own Country (2017)

    Johnny telling Gheorghe he wants him to come back, and wants them to be together
    Picturehouse Entertainment

    "They both spent time alone on a farm before shooting to create a real sense of isolation, and as the characters were getting to know each other, so were the actors. The loneliness you saw in the beginning was very genuine."


    23. And Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as Satine and Christian in Moulin Rouge! (2001)

    Satine and Christian singing "How wonderful life is now you're in the world" to each other, ending it with a kiss
    20th Century Fox

    "Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!. I still have hope for these two all these years later!"


    Note: Submissions were edited for length and clarity.

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