10 top crime movie couples: Jennifer Lopez makes the list

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen have Duplicity when their crime caper lands in theaters March 20. In honor of Roberts and Owen criminally good chemistry, we have compiled 10 top movie crime couples. From the famous pairings of George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez to the iconic coupling of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, Hollywood royalty is well represented when it comes to having partners in crime.
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Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Duplicity

Their resonance has only begun on screen, but Clive Owen and Julia Roberts have perfect crime chemistry in their latest, Duplicity.

George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight

George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez defined smoldering couples on screen in their unforgettable version of Elmore Leonard’s classic novel, Out of Sight.

The scene with Clooney and Lopez cramped in the trunk of a car alone would be worth the price of admission. Toss in a compelling story ripe with crime, daddy issues and old fashioned greed, and Out of Sight is impossible to get out of your head.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde

In the ‘70s, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were the rage as the true life couple Bonnie and Clyde.

Juliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers

Frightening to their core, Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson rocked movie goers with Oliver Stone’s disturbing vision of Natural Born Killers.

Natalie Portman and Jean Reno in The Professional

Oddly compelling, The Professional (known in many circles as Leon) is an intense film from Luc Besson that put Gary Oldman at the heart of its publicity promoting the film. The star is really the titular character played by Jean Reno who, unwillingly, is pulled into a family crime disaster scene that would make Tarantino proud.

Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Ocean’s 11

Sense a theme here with George Clooney and Julia Roberts? Whereas Roberts smartly smolders with Owen in Duplicity and Clooney with Lopez in Out of Sight, together in Ocean’s 11, they are the study of cool.

Michelle Pfeifer and Al Pacino in Scarface

The early ‘80s was littered with terrible, poorly made crime films. Leagues beyond the those films and in a league by itself within the entire genre, Scarface arrived in 1983 and became a cultural icon.

Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in Chinatown

Faye Dunaway had quite a run herself in the ‘70s with the crime couple pairing. In Chinatown, Dunaway was pure ice across from Jack Nicholson’s passionate private detective.

Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone in Casino

Although DeNiro’s casino boss would be dragged down by Sharon Stone’s gold digger, to watch him put his trust in this woman over and over again is what makes Casino such a tragedy at its bare bones.

Lorraine Bracco and Ray Liotta in Goodfellas

Speaking of great films by Scorsese, in Goodfellas, Ray Liotta and Lauren Bracco had more than perfect accents.

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Carla said...

Funny because that Clive Ownes + Julia Roberts film didnt even come out yet. And still they put it on the list ha.


The JLo Spot said...

I know thats true, Carla. I guess its just more promo for them and that movie.

Anonymous said...

I hear alot of good stuff about Out of Sight. I also heard that Julia Roberts' new movie, Duplicity didn't do so well over the weekend. -- Cattt

The JLo Spot said...

Hey Cattt so it didn't do that well? Well I know the previews were not that interesting to me, at least. I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't do that well.

The JLo Spot said...

Hey, I actually saw on the news that the Julia/Clive movie made $14 mil. and came in at #3.
I am sure for a Julia Roberts film, they expected it to make more.