The 20 Worst Onscreen Couples (These Couples Couldn’t Even “Act” Like They Were in Love!)

When it comes to movie romances, the unspoken interaction between characters is just as  important as the spoken one. We want our leads to have a spark, an electricity, a chemistry that makes them interesting to watch and engages our emotions so that we feel something for them. Without it even a potentially great movie can become painful to watch. Ill-matched love interests was the undoing of the films on this list.

Check out the 20 worst onscreen couples ever!

Queen Latifah and Common

Just Wright Queen Latifah Common

 

Movie: Just Wright

Just Wright was just wrong as a film and a significant portion of that was due to the ill-matched Queen Latifah and Common. As platonic friends who have no interest in each other we believe them, but best friends secretly harboring romantic feelings for one another we simply cannot buy. Their lack of chemistry is distracting as is the consistently creepy-eyed look on Common's face and his amateur acting skills.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

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Movie: Gigli
If Gigli was an indication of their real-life romance, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were doomed from the start. Aside from being a mismatched pair off-screen, they had no chemistry onscreen. The sexual tension that was supposed to be between them was merely a mirage that only existed on Affleck's character's mind. Look, we don't doubt they tried, but their romance in the film was about as believable as Ben Affleck being a mafia hit man.

Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes

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Movie: Maid in Manhattan
The usually charming Jennifer Lopez and the typically interesting Ralph Fiennes deliver none of what audiences have come to expect from them in Maid in Manhattan. The couple is boring in a lackluster, paint-by-numbers romantic comedy. Aside from the odd physical pairing, their romance, like the film, lacks zest. There's no energy, no spark in their romance, as Fiennes smiles disarmingly--A LOT--and looks uncomfortable. "Awkward" is the word for their interactions. They don't seem like two people who would even know each other let alone fall in love. Fiennes himself admits that it was hard being Jennifer Lopez's love interest because he was so totally out of his element in a rom com.

Ashley Judd and Dwayne Johnson

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Movie: The Toothfairy
On what planet would Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock" and Ashley Judd be a believable couple? In what galaxy? These two had less chemistry than a jock playing hooky in high school. It would have been more believable if Judd were Johnson's sister-in-law or something because the two really seem thrown together without a choice. Their romance just looks fake. Dwayne has a history of poor chemistry with his leading ladies but this one takes the cake.

Halle Berry and Benjamin Bratt

Catwoman Benjamin Bratt Halle Berry

Movie: Catwoman
We really wanted to like this pairing. With a gorgeous African-American leading lady and a hunky Latin male lead, Catwoman was a progressive film, if nothing else. Sadly, that's just about the only good thing we can say about Halle Berry and Benjamin Bratt together in this movie. For all their aesthetics, they leave much to be desired in the romance department. They communicate but never quite seem to gel. Their flirting feels contrived. Viewers don't even get the sense that they really like each other, though, they are sort-of in a kind-of relationship thing.

Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson

From Justin to Kelly

 

Movie: From Justin to Kelly

Oh boy, if these two could act as well as they can sing this movie would have sucked a little less. Even then it's doubtful they could have "acted" like they had chemistry or that the script and story weren't thrown together the week before production. Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson are about as romantic as a glass of milk, which is unfortunate because with at least one passionate and beautifully sung love song in the film you want to feel something for them but you just can't. The best thing From Justin to Kelly did was give Anika Noni Rose her movie debut.

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler

THE BOUNTY Hunter
Movie: Bounty Hunter
Did anybody like this couple? Aniston and Butler seemed like they should have gelled onscreen but the chemistry never came together, and the film fell flat. Another classic case of "we put all the funny parts in the trailer." For a romantic comedy Bounty Hunter is devoid of both romance and comedy.

Beyonce and Idris Elba

Obsessed

 

Movie: Obsessed

Beyoncé and Idris Elba should be the sexiest black couple ever, but their work together onscreen tells a much duller story. Their romantic moments in Obsessed are awkward and uncomfortable to watch. This doesn't bode well for the film since the viewers are greeted with their romance at the outset. You get the impression that these are two actors who haven't spent any amount of time together, and are simply going through the motions to appear in love. Elba had much more chemistry with his obsessed leading lady, Ali Larter.

Natalie Portman & Hayden Christensen

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Movie: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Okay, so maybe pairing two of the dullest actors in Hollywood together as love interests wasn't the best idea. Natalie Portman--known for being wooden-- and Hayden Christensen--known for having the personality of a wet nap--have no chemistry onscreen, making an already boring film and insufferable script even more unbearable.

Christian Bale and Katie Holmes

Batman Begins Katie Holmes and Christian Bale

 

Movie: Batman Begins

Batman Begins asks us to believe that Rachel and Bruce have known each other since they were kids but it's hard to believe that they've even known each other for more than a few weeks. Holmes comes off as insincere in the role and this fact did not go unnoticed by director Christopher Nolan who awarded her job to Maggie Gyllenhaal in the Dark Knight.

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie

The Tourist

 

Movie: The Tourist

Arguably two of the best looking people in the business, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist should have been a match made in movie heaven, but Angie's high class character didn't mesh with Depp's grungy and awkward character. Viewers understand that Jolie is to be madly in love with the man Depp turns out to be, but there's never any explanation as to why she would be interested in him given their vast differences, which might have gone a long way in building a realistic romance onscreen. Depp is too timid in the film to match with Jolie, who is a much more domineering presence, both onscreen and off. Aside from this, the movie disappoints in other ways. The action never really gets exciting and the story is a bit outlandish.

Will Smith and Eva Mendes

Hitch Will Smith and Eva Mendes

 

Movie: Hitch

It's pretty hard for Will Smith not to be likeable and charming but his lack of chemistry with Eva Mendes in Hitch makes it tough to like them as a couple, especially when she seems to be shutting him out the entire film. There's just no spark between them. Even the big chase-after-the-woman-and-win-her-over scene was uninspirational. The two just never seem to have any moments of connection.

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson

Fool's Gold

Movie: Fool's Gold
These two were beautiful together in How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days. They were funny and electric. They had moments that made you feel like they were real and moments that made you want what they had (you know we're talking about that steamy shower scene), but Fool's Gold was an attempt at making lightening strike twice, and we all know how that goes. For two attractive people who get to frolick in the sun, the sexiness just isn't there. But an actor is only as good as the material he's given. Lets just say the script wasn't much to work with.

Zooey Deschanel and Mark Walhlberg

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Movie: The Happening
Zooey Deschanel and Mark Wahlberg were just wrong for each other and wrong for this film. Zooey belongs in a rom com and Mark belongs wherever the heck Mark Wahlberg belongs. There's no chemistry because, aside from the fact that they would NEVER be a couple in real life, they don't even appear to be acting in the same film.

Harrison Ford and Anne Heche

Six Days Seven Nights
Movie: Six Days, Seven Nights
Six Days, Seven Nights was an exercise in what happens when you pair an actor who is rarely seen as a romantic lead with an actress who is rarely convincing as a romantic lead together in a romantic comedy. The result is dull romance that inspires indifference in the viewers, or worse, turns them off completely. Neither Harrison Ford nor Anne Heche have particular sex appeal, and both are rather boring.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey

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Movie: Failure to Launch

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey left fans underwhelmed with their performance in Failure to Launch. Though they were supposed to be a couple, the two were barely believable onscreen as friends!

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman

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Movie: Australia

Box office sales weren't the only lackluster performance for Australia. Kidman and Jackman couldn't convince audiences of their love affair even with a running time exceeding 170 minutes.

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher

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Movie: What Happens in Vegas

Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz may have been man and wife in the romantic comedy What Happens In Vegas but it was hard to believe these two could maintain more than a few good laughs together.

Kate Winslet and Jack Black

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Movie: The Holiday

While the premise of their relationship in The Holiday was quite adorable, it was incredibly hard to believe Kate Winslet and Jack Black as an actual couple.

Vince Vaugh and Malin Ackerman

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Movie: Couples Retreat

Malin Ackerman and Vince Vaughn had such little onscreen chemistry the pair would have benefited from attending an actual Couples Retreat.

 

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  • monkeypox69

    “With a gorgeous African-American leading lady and a hunky latin male lead,
    Catwoman was a progressive film if nothing else”.

    Does EVERYTHING have to be about race with you Hollyweird Leftists? Just who are the racists here?

    • tt111

      Honey, this is like telling mice who are celebrating the crumbs of bread dropped from the feast table that they’re being too in-your-face about their happiness. Get some damn perspective.

      • mizzusceleste

        lol, I like that analogy.

    • artdude102

      Insert conservative kneejerk catchphrases, foam at mouth, blame the “lefties” for imaginary racist slights (and your miserable life). Take your meds and take a nap. Wake up and get therapy. You need it.

    • TraceyDC

      Acknowledging race and race issues is not the deinfition of what makes someone a racist.
      It is rare to have a “major” movie have not only a black female lead but to also have a non-black leading man as her love interest. It is not a big deal to point this out. That would be like callign someone homophobic for noticing that there is a big Hollywood blockbuster where the macho dude has an equally macho gay husband or boyfriend. It is what it is.

    • atlasshrugged2u

      Hale Berry and Benny Brat had absolutely NO CHEMISTRY
      to speak of, what movie were YOU watching?…

  • NailPolish

    Jennifer Lopezs best love interest on screen was James Caviezel in “Angle Eyes”.

    • babyclaire2011

      Jim Caviezel could make any one look and be in love with him♥♥

  • Jessica2248

    I agree Bey and Idris were weird together. There was a better chemistry between him and Ali, lol! Or maybe it’s because Ali is a much better actor than both of them!

  • kp22kc

    You might want to make sure you put the name of every movie in the description. I had to look up 2 of the movies because I didn’t know what they were.

    • hmontaigne

      Agreed.

    • Tony Culpepper

      I was just going to post this. there were at least 4 I saw that didn’t have the movie title

    • fairportfan

      If i cared enough, i’d have had to look up every one that didn’t have the title.

      Actually, there are a few there that DO have the title that i’d have to look up if i cared enough to wonder what they might have been about.

    • Biz

      Dude, all the titles are there. Directly under the pic, right above the description paragraph

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Leitner/1675664474 Steven Leitner

    What about Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright in the last three Harry Potter movies?

    • scmaize

      I know! He was much better with Katie Leung (I think that’s the name of the actress who played Cho Chang)! Bonnie Wright is cute in real life; don’t know why she seemed wooden and uninteresting in the later Potter movies.

      • EricP

        I respectfully disagree. Since I didn’t read the books, I don’t know how they are described therein, but I totally loved them together. And I love Bonnie Wright.

  • Wbelk

    I disagree with Fool’s Gold I thought they worked well together … They felt like best friends and lovers

  • Paige Kosa

    I actually really like Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler together. I enjoy the movie for that matter.

    • FeliciaF13

      I never would’ve pictured Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler together, but then again I would’ve never pictured Katherine Heigl with Gerard Butler but thought they did a great job & had really good chemistry in “The Ugly Truth”. As far as J.A & G.B in “The Bounty Hunter” I thought they were OK, I mean they were no Edward & Bella (Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattison) bit they were good.

      • EricP

        And they weren’t supposed to be. (like Kstew and RPat) It was an older and initially disfunctional relationship. What I liked about the Bounty Hunter was the way they could push each other’s buttons. That felt real. Was it one of my favorite romcoms? Nope. But it doesn’t deserve a spot on this list.

        • Alyse Johnson

          Exactly

  • Daniel

    “Natalie Portman – known for being wooden”…..known where for being wooden exactly?

    Natalie Portman–known for being wooden
    Natalie Portman–known for being wooden

    • explorer801

      Wooden? I would say ONLY in “Star Wars”! Not her fault either! The script was WOODEN!

    • EricP

      It’s a criticism that has followed her since SW. She was thought to be stiff in V for Vendetta. I personally didn’t think so, but I remember hearing the criticism. I blame Hayden Christenson for the lack of fire in SW. And George Lucas for hiring a model to be an actor.

  • Speacies

    Disagree with Jolie and Depp in The Tourist I thought they had great chemistry. Obviously not the chemistry she had with Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith but it was still great.

    • babyclaire2011

      This is one of the most supenseful and loving movies that she has ever made it was impossible to figure out .They were truly in love Depp was amazing.

  • Scott Powell

    I’ll disagree with your take on 6 Days 7 Nights (Ford/Heche). I thought that worked.

    • Pasoguy

      I worked great!

    • Alyse Johnson

      I loved it I thought it worked very well

  • Maximo Gomez

    That Anne Hecht movie was released the same week that she was outed as Ellen Degenerate’s main squeeze ……that also made the pairing unbelievable, plus that Harrison Ford seemed so angry during the whole film.

    • TraceyDC

      She’s bi so what is so unbelievable about it? I also like Rupert Everett with women and he is very out.

  • 6150

    What about Cruise and Zellweger in Jerry Maguire… They were really bad…

    • miserychick

      Oh, I thought they were WONDERFUL together! Although admittedly TC DID have AMAZING chemistry w/ that adorable little kid!

  • Peter Lee

    You completely nailed this list…congrats and thanks for the chuckles!

  • Magdelene

    I liked Common and Queen Latifah’s chemistry. I thought it was sweet and understated- because it was supposed to be. Opinions vary, but not everything has to be amplified to be good. I still like that movie.

    • merrakesh

      OMG! You’re kidding right? Latifah looks like a man… every time I look at her lips I imagine them smelling like fish!

      • alliekat9090

        wow you need some sort of help there buddy.

    • TraceyDC

      I feel the same way. I wonder if it is more about people being unable to see a guy like Common dating a woman like her.

  • Steve Gans

    This list is incomplete without Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder in “Bran Stoker’s Dracula”. Never seen any other onscreen couple look so much like two actors trying to convince everyone that they loved each other.

  • RJ

    Why is there at least one black actors in these picks? What does that say about whoever made these picks?

  • Gene Bauer

    Matthew Mcconaughey and Jodie Foster..It looked like he made her skin crawl…

  • Vasher

    Penelope Cruz and Johny Depp in Pirates was about the worst chemistry I have ever seen.

  • DanielG

    uh….Richard Burton–Elizabeth Taylor? This is a list for millennials, from someone who obviously has no knowledge of a movie made before 2000.

    • TraceyDC

      Or it is a list by someone who was told to focus on more recent movies.

  • Snappy Kate

    Seriously, how could you have left out Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte in I Love Trouble?

    • Anonymous

      How about Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson in Dukes of Hazzard?

      • Tyler

        Are you serious? They’re siblings in that movie

  • Liz99

    You should really mention what movies these pairings occurred in. Some reference point as to when these two people were paired together would help.

    • Will Stark

      Name of the movie is directly under the photo.

  • merrakesh

    Will Smith and Eva Mendez were GREAT in Hitch… it’s one of my favorite movies BECAUSE of how great they were together..

    • Connor McLeod

      “-especially when she seems to be shutting him out the entire film.” I guess the writer didn’t understand the movie about her being virtually undateable and then she finds out who he is and he has to try and make things right. I thought they were very good together.

      • therealnumber1

        Thank you!!

      • Me

        EXACTLY!!

    • Trudy ‘Mtram’ Rozani

      I also disagree with Kate Hudson and Matthew being on this list. They were legendary.

  • djtorchMusic

    I guess dude who wrote this ain’t much into “Ethnic Love”. His article is stupid. I saw some of these movies and though I’m not a “chick flick” kinda guy, I didn’t find these performances any worse than other movies. I can’t believe this article got published. The Jennifer Aniston move with mah man from “300” I found quite entertaining. So, my conclusion is this person who wrote this article gets the “Di*K” Award.

  • sgruyimd

    Wow, most of those movies are more than 10 years old, not relevant. Will Smith and any women walking is good, you bombed Kate Hudson and Mathew who were a real couple you dumb asses…These stories are a waste of internet space and human thought, we need to boycott this made up crap for more realistic news.

    • Serai 1

      So movies more than ten years old aren’t relevant? What are you, fourteen?

  • Serai 1

    Jennifer Lopez has never had chemistry with anyone, and that’s because she’s an incredibly bad actress. In fact, she’s barely an actress at all. So it’s not surprising she’s never able to convince in a love story.

    • Liv

      I wish I could like your comment a million times.

    • Critical One

      Well look who she’s attracted to in real life: Failed Restauranters, Boy dancers, Puff Daddy, wimpy latin singers. None except Ben Affleck were “leading man” types.

      • ShazzNem

        And she failed to get him to the altar too!

    • Jim

      You must not have seen Out of Sight. The chemistry between George Clooney and her was amazing.

      • Brian N

        You don’t think it could have been Clooney’s skills carrying both of them through the movie?

      • XanderZane41

        Yes, they had chemistry. Probably the best pairly J-lo ever had in a movie.

    • LesiaLeesh

      She had crazy chemistry with Clooney in Out of Sight.

      • Serai 1

        I disagree. Whatever chemistry was there was Clooney’s doing. She was the same whiny, snotty chick she always is.

  • Pugiron

    Not even Jay-Z could ACT like Beyonce is more attractive than Ali Larter.

  • KewlDawg

    They need to add, Fred and Ethel Mertz (William Frawley and Vivian Vance).

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      well thats cause he was WAY older than her.

    • Saria

      They also hated each other in real life, but the show used the characters’ lack of chemistry as a joke most of the time anyway.

      • Bill

        Yeah, it was the few scenes when they DID act as if they liked each other that you would say, “What?”

  • A fan of the 1st Amendment

    I disagree with Vince and Malin. I thought they were cute.

  • Keith G

    How about ANY Jim Carey paring? Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Cameron Diaz…They beautiful women tried their best, but come on, it’s Jim Carey!

  • just me

    Julia and Brad.. the mexican? those two should have burned up the screen. instead. not so much!

  • Anony

    Wrong on the notion that Nolan decided on a different actress than Katie Holmes. She was offered the role in The Dark Knight, but turned it down due to her previous engagement as a lead in another movie. I get that you didn’t like the chemistry, but don’t make up stuff like this.

    • Critical One

      The Church of Scientology forbade Katey from starring in that follow-on. She showed more love than with the “Grand Master of the mood meter” husband of hers at the time.

      • D

        Wrong. After we saw “Batman Begins”, my friends & the rest of the audience noticed that Katie was the weakest link in the movie. If Katie was that good, she would had been in better movies & her broadway play would had stayed open longer than a couple of weeks. In other words, this woman can’t act out of a paper bag.

        • Tyler

          First, I find it hard to believe you got the opinion of everyone in the theatre about Katie Holmes performance, second she is ten times better than Maggie gylenhall, I was so happy when she died and I didn’t have to watch her atrocious acting anymore

  • rosie1843

    You also included Will Smith and Eva Mendez? WTH??

  • rosie1843

    Christian Bale had ten times better chemistry with Katie Holmes than he did with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who took over the role of Rachel Dawes.

  • rosie1843

    Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman? Are you kidding me?

  • Echo4Texas

    Nick Nolte and Julia Roberts.

  • xSassySusiex

    Nic Cage and Jessica Biel in “Next”. I enjoyed the movie but those two….nope.

  • BillyBob

    this post looks like a load of crap to me.

  • Biz

    Benjamin Bratt isn’t Latino, he’s Navajo Indian

  • FeliciaF13

    “What happens in Vegas” – I love & own this movie & thought they did a good job together! I HATE Ashton Kutcher & get annoyed every time I hear girls fawning over him ‘cuz I really don’t think he’s cute, but I actually liked him in this & thought him & C.D were great in it!

  • DunkinPeanuts

    How about Jodie Foster paired romantically with…anyone?

  • Will Stark

    One of the worst was Mary Stuart Masterson and D.B. Sweeney in “Gardens of Stone.” Supposedly she was so in love with this guy, she defied her father to marry him. But their scenes together were so lackluster, if you saw them together at prom, you’d assume they were brother and sister.

  • ToxicLocket

    I honestly think this was based on looks alone.
    I found quite a few of these ‘on-screen’ couples believable and sweet…
    Minus Lopez. I really can’t stand her… or Beyonce.

  • Brian Barone

    Natalie Portman wooden? Have you seen Black Swan? Or do you only pick shitty films?

  • ens

    Do you notice that a lot of these couples are bi-racial couples? There seem to be too many to be a coincidence and this is upsetting on many levels.

  • Preacher Man

    Just Wright is just wrong? That answer is dead wrong. Just Wright is just right to me. Very good movie. Please watch the movie if you didn’t see it. Make up your own mind instead of following this critic’s view.

  • Guest

    Please one more AD because 21 on 21 pages wasn’t enough. That’s just plain ridiculous! Won’t be coming back here again!

  • rmb72

    New Year’s Eve – hated the pairing of Josh Duhamel and Sarah Jessica Parker. Luckily, didn’t have to see them through the whole movie.

  • dramadiva

    jennifer anniston never has chemistry with ANYone. the Tourist is one of our favorites–we think you didn’t understand the plot!

  • Connor McLeod

    This one of the few times I comment on public forums, but this is one of the most mean-spirited articles I have ever read. I suffered through reading this and the Star Wars one was the reason I came to comment. Hayden isn’t the greatest actor, but you seem to just have a grudge against Episode II or the actors in general.

  • Tara

    Who the hell r u? and what are u talking about? Natalie Portman is not known for being wooden did u see the professional or anything she’s done since. What the F are u talking about? and Hayden- known for having the personality of a wet nap…. Uh, i’ve never heard these statements about these actors and I thought Hayden was nothing but charming and charismatic in the movie Jumper.

  • therealnumber1

    Natalie Portman, wooden??? Really??? 2 words; Black Swan….*drops mic and walks off stage*

  • frank Divo

    The problem with watching Queen Latifah was knowing that she was thinking about being with another female and Common was thinking about being with another dude who was on the down low.

  • cin

    well I think this is mostly because a lot of the actress and some of the actors are just bad actors.

  • nixon

    I loved Just Wright, I thought it was a great movie, which is why I not only watch it every time it comes on but also bought the DVD! I especially loved the fact that for once the full figured gal got the man! I also liked that it highlighted the fact that people can be vey superficial and often choose a mate for the wrong reasons and then wonder why the relationship doesn’t work out.

  • nixon

    A lot of these movies I didn’t see but it seems like many were just poor films overall and/or poor acting.

  • Beanpods

    I agree about Batman Begins. Maggie Gyllenhaal is such a better actress than katie Holmes it’s not even funny. For some reason everyone always feels the need to defend Holmes but, her marriage to Cruise doesn’t make her a victim so it’s about time the truth is coming out.

    • Tyler

      Maggie gyllenhaal is an abysmal actress who gave one of her worst performances ever in the dark knight. The best part was when she died and I didn’t have to see her ruin the movie any more. Very much preferred Katie Holmes

  • Missy Ellsworth

    Natalie Portman is an awesome actress. Had to be said.

  • Nita Hand

    They forgot Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in “Top Gun.” Love the movie, but that relationship is more painful to watch than when Goose dies!

  • Toma Woo

    Of course! These are socially inept people… with the exception of Natalie Portman, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Eva Mendes imho.

  • dee

    I think Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen was actually great. They were fighting the feelingsand b/c of her position in the government itwas very awkward. I love them!

  • ultima9

    Harrison Ford is… boring? Seriously? …no other actor in all of history has been the centerpiece of more big hits than he… Say what you will, but “boring” does not seem to be a valid descriptor. And Natalie Portman is “wooden”? SW Episode 2 had issues, but it was because of the VERY POOR acting of Christensen and the script where even a huge Star Wars fan has to watch his step or fall through the death-star sized plot holes… Mrs Portman has been in many great flicks, going all the way back to Leon: The Professional. I’ve never once thought her performance was “wooden” by any means.

    This whole article is a poorly written excuse to generate as many clicks as possible. If more than 20 minutes was spent on putting it together i would be very surprised.

  • explorer801

    I know it goes WAAAY back, but what about the absolute WORST on screen couple in celluloid history: Dolly Parton & Sylvester Stallone in 1984’s “Rhinestone”? Their chemistry was about as bright as a Christmas tree in June…

  • Mellissa

    Woah woah, you guys think Batalie Portman is “known for being wooden”? What…

  • Angela Williams

    BIg Nope you got this one OH, SO Wrong! I felt the heat!

  • Vicki LaCourciere

    I thought they were lovely together. Still a favorite movie

  • mike3316

    Worst paring in a movie – Andy Garcia and Sophia Coppola in Godfather III. Granted the movie wasn’t that great (when compared to I & II) but that was a completely unbelievable and insufferable ‘relationship.’ The rolling gnocchi scene always makes me throw up a little in my mouth. I actually remember seeing it in the theaters and (spoiler alert) … people cheering when she got shot at the end!

  • atlasshrugged2u

    Uhm, hmm? I wonder why the chemistry between
    Latifah and Common wasen’t better, I mean they’re certainly both attractive?…

  • SuspectBlackMale

    JUSTIN Guardini?? GEE, what ever happened to him? Is he doing appearance as a SIDESHOW BOB impersonator?

  • MarySnc

    Worst ever were Kristin Scott Thomas and Harrison Ford in “Random Hearts.”
    I remember the movie at all simply because I remember the terrible
    chemistry between those two. However, I don’t agree with the Annie Heche
    /Harrison Ford terrible chemistry in “Six Days Seven Nights.” In fact, I remember reading about her being with Ellen but sparks flying with her and Harrison.

  • AP Williams

    The most surprised I’ve ever been by lack of chemistry was Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in ‘Water for Elephants.” I would watch these two in anything, and I do like the movie, but it’s so lacking in chemistry that it takes you out of the story because you’re thinking about it. Surprising and strange.

  • Brian Allan Cobb

    Notice Denzel not on the list.

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  • EricP

    You forgot Hayden Christenson and Rachel Bilson in Jumper. It could have been a great movie if it didn’t have to rely on the chemistry (or lack thereof) between them.

  • Liesl

    Your totally off the mark with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the movie Australia. First, the build up of their romance was like the old black and white movies that explored the attraction and second, when they finally did get together, it was HOOTTTT. Last, when he thought, he had lost her, it was heartbreaking and tragic. One can only feel those emotions when the chemistry and romance between characters worked….. It worked.

  • icantbelieveiamthisbored

    On what planet is Natalie Portman considered WOODEN? Hayden Christiensen is probably one of the worst actors ever, but don’t you dare blame that BS on Natalie Portman. It was a stupid-a$$ movie anyway…

  • Brian N

    If you notice, the majority of these pairs either one or both of the actors are terrible. There were a few I disagreed with: 1) Star Wars. Great love story, excellent chemistry. 2) hitch. How can you not like Hitch 3) fools gold. Yes it’s a cheesy movie but those two look like they would make a great couple.

  • codebronze

    “Queen Latifah and Common….feelings for one another we just can’t buy.”
    That and the fact that Queen Latifah likely has absolutely no interest in men whatsoever.

  • Jerseysmelltours

    Wow! JLO almost looked like a Latina in that photo? She better airbrush that out!

  • ScriptTease

    Don’t mess with my Common!!!

  • Davis Nicole

    What about Queen Latifah and LL Cool J in Last Holiday that surely was a horrible match.

  • XanderZane41

    Will Smith and Evea Mendez had decent chemistry. Not sure what this site it talking about. They got that one wrong.

  • Trudy ‘Mtram’ Rozani

    I don’t agree with Halle and Benjamin being on this list though.

  • handsomeblackladdiebrad1953

    ANY dude and Queensize Fatifah is a HORRIBLE COUPLE!!!!!She’s five-nine,223 lb.(as opposed to my five-nine,207 lb.,181/2″ biceps),AND L.OOKS MUCH MORE LIKE A DUDE THAN 95% OF DUDES!!!!!!!