From the Rocketeer to Spider-Man, the Best Superhero Relationships in Film

Jul 19, 2012 Comments

We all know being a superhero can be a lonely gig. What with the weird hours, the dangerous work, the self-sacrifice…let’s just say it’s not a vocation that’s really conducive to healthy, stable relationships. However, the best superheroes in stories are the ones who at least try to share their lives, and their mission, with the object of their affection even if the road to happiness is pretty damn bumpy.

When the right chemistry ignites between a superhero and their paramour the results can be passionate, witty, romantic, blush-inducing and extremely memorable. Take Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which finds Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy lighting up the screen with their simmering love story. Watch her dress his battle-wounded chest mid-movie, and we dare you not to get a small case of the vapors.

We’ve collected our other favorite superhero movie relationships for you to remember fondly (and maybe revisit)…

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