10 Famous Movie Duos

Tuesday, March 15 by Ed Mulero

The ten famous movie duos show how working together to get things done really can drive a plot to greater heights and success. There are plenty of films that celebrate the famous lone wolf going up against the odds, but these movie duos are a force when they are together. Movie duos are also famous for providing a different point-of-view to add weight to the situations dealt with during the film. This famous film device also helps to provide twice the action or suspense when both race for the same goal throughout the story. Here are the ten famous movie duos:

  1. Superman & Lois Lane. From the pages of "Action Comics" to movies, Superman and Lois Lane have been inseparable for decades. These comic book duo has appeared in films  from "Superman" in 1978 to 2006's "Superman Returns." 
  2. Sergeant Riggs & Murtaugh. Action movies in the 80's are never complete without this cop duo roaming the streets. The "Lethal Weapon" series are not the same without the fighting crime whether against drug smugglers or Triad killers.
  3. Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully. TV's famous sci fi duo had made their transition to film with two movies, "X-Files: Fight the Future" and "X-Files: I Want to Believe." FBI Agent's Fox Mulder and Dana Scully journey to mysterious depths of the unknown and have become the ultimate duo for fans of the show.
  4. Batman & Robin. DC's crime-fighting duo have been battling villains in film since 1966 with "Batman: The Movie." In a world of lone wolves, these two heroes continued their war against Gotham City's criminals later on in "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin."
  5. Woodward & Bernstein. "All the President's Men" dramatized journalism's own version of the dynamic duo in this movie. The Washington Post's reporters investigation led to the resignation of President Nixon due to the infamous Watergate scandal.
  6. Han Solo & Chewbacca. The "Star Wars" original trilogy introduced fans to a couple of space pirates hiding out in the planet Tatooine. This duo has escaped death-defying odds whether running away from Jabba the Hut to helping the Rebel Alliance against the Empire.
  7. Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary detective and his trusted aide Watson have been dramatized numerous times in movies. From 1939's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" to 2009's "Sherlock Holmes," they continue to roam the cinematic streets of England and solve the most baffling mysteries
  8. King Arthur & Merlin. The legendary duo of myth and magic strove to unite England once he pulled the famed sword Excalibur from the stone. A long list of movies recount their adventures such as Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" and "Excalibur."
  9. Captain Kirk & Spock. Since the 1960's TV show, the duo has translated their friendship to the big screen in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." Now with a reboot in 2009's "Star Trek," these two return and lead the crew of the starship Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before. 
  10. Frodo Baggins & Samwise Gamgee. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy of movies brought the fantasy epic to the movie theaters. The strong bond of friendship between this pint-sized duo helped them to survive the perilous journey to destroy the dreaded Ring of Power. 
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