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Fictional Flames: A Lovesick List

Kirk Spock heart-shaped artwork

We're not ashamed to admit it, we're in love with pop culture couples. 

In honor of cupid’s return, here are our picks for the fictional couples who remind us why we love to fall in love.

Uhura + Spock: Star Trek – This futuristic couple showed the world how to love long and prosper. 

Buttercup + Westley: The Princess Bride – The perfect modern fairy tale couple, with or without "mawage."

Princess Bride Costumes at MoPOP

Buttercup's wedding dress at formerly in display at MoPOP

Yorkie + Kelly: Black Mirror “San Junipero” – The only Black Mirror episode that didn’t make our anxiety levels spike.   

Elizabeth + Mr. Darcy: Pride and Prejudice – Come on, how could they not make the list? This enduring duo have been charming readers and viewers since 1813! 

Yorkie and Kelly from Black Mirror's San Junipero

Netflix | Yorkie and Kelly from Black Mirror's "San Junipero"

Susan Storm + Reed Richards: Fantastic Four - Is there a better word than “fantastic” for a couple of scientists who fight crime together? We think not. 

Randell + Beth: This is Us - Can you say “relationship goals?” 

Gomez + Morticia: The Addams Family – “Till death do us part” takes on a whole new meaning. 

Gomez and Morticia Addams

ABC | Gomez and Morticia Addams 

Mitch + Cam:Modern Family– These loving family men are the perfect suburban couple. 

Rick + Ilsa: Casablanca – This bittersweet, war-torn romance will have you reaching for the tissues even after 76 years.

Han + Leia: Star Wars – She loves him. He knows. (He loves her too.)  


What are your favorite pop culture power couples?

Looking for a unique Valentine's Day date? You could bring your date to MoPOP to frolic through Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic or hold each other tight as you make your way through Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film

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About the author

Adrienne is a writer and editor from Seattle and is MoPOP's Content Wizard (patent pending).

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