Richard Beymer's Tony and Natalie Wood's Maria shared one hand and one heart despite coming from different cultures in 1961's "West Side Story," which is based on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." In honor of the iconic film's 60th anniversary on Oct. 18, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at more of the all-time greatest movie-musical couples!
Keep reading to see which duos made the list…
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In the 2016 modern musical "La La Land," Emma Stone portrayed an aspiring actress named Mia who falls in love with Ryan Gosling's jazz pianist Sebastian while struggling to make their dreams come true in Los Angeles.
Olivia Newton-John's Sandy was hopelessly devoted to John Travolta's Danny in the 1978 musical "Grease."
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Nicole Kidman starred as courtesan Satine, with whom Ewan McGregor's writer Christian falls madly in love, in the 2001 tragic romance "Moulin Rouge!"
In 2021, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway sensation "In the Heights" received the Hollywood treatment! The film version starred Anthony Ramos as Usnavi and Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, two 20-somethings from New York City's Washington Heights community who share a mutual passion for pursuing their dreams. In the process, they also reveal their feelings for one another.
It was the real deal for Zac Efron's Troy and Vanessa Hudgens' Gabriella in the 2006 Disney Channel original movie "High School Musical." The young stars spent three years together as a real-life couple after they fell in love on set.
Suddenly Seymour! Rick Moranis charmed audiences as endearing flower shop worker Seymour, who develops feelings for troubled but kind-hearted Audrey (played by Ellen Greene) in 1986's "Little Shop of Horrors."
Julie Andrews starred as Maria, who soon learned that one of her favorite things was Christopher Plummer's Captain von Trapp, in the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music."
Amanda Seyfried starred as Cosette and Eddie Redmayne starred as Marius — the comely and vocally gifted young lovers — in 2012's "Les Misérables."
2017's "The Greatest Showman" starred Zendaya as trapeze artist Anna Wheeler and Zac Efron as playwright Philip Carlyle, a pair who develop feelings for one another despite facing discrimination for being an interracial couple.
Has it ever been more fun watching an innocent young couple give themselves over to absolute pleasure than when Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick played newly engaged couple Janet Weiss and Brad Majors in 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?
Gerard Butler starred as the titular phantom and Emmy Rossum starred as chorus girl Christine Daaé, his protégé and the objection of his obsession, in the 2004 film adaptation of the hit musical "The Phantom of the Opera."
It wasn't exactly love at first sight for Audrey Hepburn's Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison's Henry Higgins, but eventually the phonetics professor grew accustomed to her face — and it was loverly! — in the 1964 musical "My Fair Lady."
Without love, life is like the seasons with no summer! 2007's "Hairspray" starred Zac Efron as the oh-so-dreamy Link Larkin and Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, two fun-loving, dancing high school students who fall in love on "The Corny Collins Show."
Jamie Foxx's Curtis Taylor Jr. is a total jerk. He broke the heart of Jennifer Hudson's Effie White AND caused major setbacks in her career in the 2006 musical "Dreamgirls." But if Effie hadn't been burned so badly by her manager-lover, we never would've gotten the torch song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," one of the greatest breakup anthems of all time.
People said they were in love! Before she became the matriarch of TV's "The Partridge Family," Shirley Jones starred as Laurey opposite Gordon Macrae as Curly in the 1955 musical "Oklahoma!"
We rooted for Anna Kendrick's Beca and Skylar Astin's Jesse, two college students who sing a capella and find love with one another in 2012's "Pitch Perfect."
Evan Rachel Wood starred as Lucy and Jim Sturgess starred as Jude in 2007's "Across the Universe," a '60s love story set to the music of The Beatles.
It was a fine affair, but now it's over. Michael York and Liza Minnelli starred as the dysfunctional duo Brian Roberts and Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical "Cabaret."
Julianne Hough's Sherrie Christian found something just like paradise with Diego Boneta's Drew Boley in 2012's "Rock of Ages."
Vanessa Redgrave's Guenevere and Franco Nero's Lancelot du Lac tore apart the titular kingdom with their love in 1967's "Camelot." They should've gone on loving each other in silence!
Jeremy Jordan played Jamie Wellerstein and Anna Kendrick played Cathy Hiatt, a young couple whose relationship crumbles, in the 2014 musical "The Last Five Years."
John Cameron Mitchell starred as the titular rocker and Michael Pitt portrayed her protégé Tommy "Gnosis" Speck, who took the good stuff and ran, in 2001's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
Tracie Thoms portrayed Joanne Jefferson and Idina Menzel starred as her girlfriend, Maureen Johnson — who ultimately take each other for who they are — in the 2005 film adaptation of "Rent." But they're not our only favorite couple from the musical, which is based on the opera "La bohème"…
Adam Pascal starred as Roger Davis and Rosario Dawson starred as Mimi Marquez, two HIV-positive addicts who fall in love and realize they can't live without each other, in 2005's "Rent."