No matter how big the film industry may seem, Hollywood is just a small world with a strong ‘us knows us’ reigning. So it’s not surprising that different actors and actresses come together in their private lives. Below are five strong films on which love couples have worked together.

Her (2013) – Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara

Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely writer. He buys himself a newly developed operating system designed to meet all the needs of his user. To Theodore’s great surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and the operating system.

Directed by Spike Jonze, with Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and the voice of Scarlett Johansson

Fargo (1996) – Joel Coen & Frances McDormand

Jerry Lundegard is in an unknown financial trouble and wants his father-in-law’s money to solve it. His plan to get the money, means he hires Carl Showalter and Gaer Grimsrud to kidnap his wife and then split the ransom with the criminals. However, this quickly falls apart after three murders and the bold work of the cheerful but efficient police chief, the pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directed by Joel Coen, with Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy.

The Place beyond the Pines (2012) – Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes

Luke is a professional motorcyclist who finds out he has a son with his ex-girlfriend Romina, with whom he hasn’t had a relationship for a year. Luke decides to rob banks by motorcycle in order to offer his son financial support. However, he finds himself in a violent confrontation with a young police officer. The consequences extend to the adult lives of their sons.

Directed by Derek Cianfrance, with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes.

A Quiet Place (2018) – John Krasinski & Emily Blunt

The world has been invaded by terrifying, murderous creatures who are totally blind and detect people through sound. A family has managed to escape the creatures and lived on a remote farm for more than a year. However, the creatures seem to have found their hiding place.

Directed by John Krasinski, with Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Noah Jupe.

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) – Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz

Sexually adventurous Cristina and her boyfriend Vicky are on vacation in Barcelona, where they meet the famous and seductive painter Juan Antonio. Vicky is not going to seduce him, because her wedding is coming up. Cristina, however, is immediately fascinated by Juan Antonio’s free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delightful details of his divorce from fellow artist, the impetuous Maria Elena.

Directed by Woody Allen, with Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.