In the history of the world, nay, the universe, Disney couples are among the most romantic couples ever. How could they not be with magic, adventure, and true love on their side? Some Disney couples were simply meant to be, some were barely even friends, and some just needed to see the light. Whether meeting under extraordinary circumstances or starting as childhood friends, while facing fearsome villains and uncertain destinies, these Disney couples will forever be examples that, no matter what, love truly does conquer all.
15. Anna and Kristoff, Frozen
He may be a bit of a fixer upper and she may have gone for the wrong guy at first, but in the end they found each other. They started off as an unlikely pair, thrown together in a crazy journey involving a very dramatic sleigh chase, one adorable snowman, and one frozen heart by the name of Hans. With the help of some lovable trolls and a reindeer named Sven, these two realized that some people are worth melting for.
14. Jack Skellington and Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack and Sally live in a world full of frights and strange sights, but through it all they became dearest friends. They are perfectly matched in every way, and when they sing to each other on a snowy hill in Halloween Town, it’s at the same time melancholy and romantic. They truly are simply meant to be.
13. Mulan and Shang, Mulan
Mulan is fierce and independent—both qualities that you could also use to describe Shang. As the Emperor said, “you don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty.” The moment when Shang realizes this, and then finds Mulan at her home, is one of the most romantic moments ever. Until Grandmother Fa says, “Would you like to stay forever?” and kind of makes it awkward. But, really, that just made the whole moment more adorable.
12. Meg and Hercules, Hercules
Meg was not going to fall in love. She wasn’t going to say she was in love. She was going to avoid love at all costs. But when Hercules walks into your life, that can change. In the moment when Meg sacrifices herself for Hercules, she says to him, “People do crazy things when they’re in love.” This is one of our favorite romantic moments, and so, so true.
11. WALL•E and EVE, WALL•E
WALL•E and EVE are as opposite as can be, but they truly saved one another. Our favorite romantic moment between them is when they are in space. WALL•E hands a plant to EVE and when she kisses him, literal sparks fly. Because they are robots. Then WALL•E floats off in a cloud of happiness. It’s so cute and beautiful and romantic, and absolutely brilliant because again, they are robots, yet they make us feel all of the emotions at once.
10. Snow White and The Prince, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
These two are the original romantic Disney couple. If you haven’t seen the moment where the Prince sings to Snow White on her balcony, we suggest that you watch that scene immediately. During it, Snow White sends a dove down to the Prince. The dove lands on the Prince’s hand and blushes, as doves are wont to do. It’s a beautiful, classic, magical Disney meeting that marks many more romantic moments throughout the film.
9. Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip, Sleeping Beauty
Speaking of classic Disney couples, nothing is more romantic than these two dancing together. Remember when Aurora is dancing with her owl friend, and then Prince Phillip steps in and they sing “Once Upon a Dream”? It’s the first time they meet, yet they seem perfect for one another. And remember when Phillip wakes Aurora up with true love’s kiss and they dance in the castle ballroom? It’s so romantic that they literally end up dancing in the clouds.
8. Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, The Princess and the Frog
This couple had to go through many trial and tribulations to find their happily ever after, and it was all worth it. The moment when frog Tiana and frog Naveen get married and kiss, and then are transformed back into humans, is absolutely magical. Even better, we then see them put in the hard work to make Tiana’s restaurant dreams finally become a reality. As Tiana says, “Dreams really do come true.”
7. Cinderella and Prince Charming, Cinderella
Cinderella and Prince Charming are probably the most wellknown Disney couple—and for good reason. Like so many other classic Disney couples, their most romantic moment is when they dance at the ball. They continue to dance outside of the palace, under the stars. You can’t get any more romantic than that.
6. Princess Jasmine and Aladdin, Aladdin
These two first meet when Jasmine is disguised in Agrabah. Then they meet again in the palace when Aladdin is disguised as Prince Ali. They ride on a magic carpet all over the world and fall in love. This pretty much set the bar for romantic dates going forward. After both of them struggle to be someone they are not, they finally realize that who they are is enough, and thus a diamond in the rough and a princess that is not a prize to be won, found each other.
5. Pocahontas and John Smith, Pocahontas
John Smith and Pocahontas first meet in a misty cloud somewhere under a waterfall. If that doesn’t say romance, we don’t know what does. But that’s just the beginning. Pocahontas sings “Colors of the Wind” to John Smith and the wind and leaves swirl around them. Then Pocahontas risks her life to save John Smith’s in a moment of true courage. As John Smith says, “I’d rather die tomorrow, than live a hundred years without knowing you.” AH!!!!
4. Ariel and Prince Eric, The Little Mermaid
We wish we could have our friend Sebastian the crab sing “Kiss the Girl” on every date we go on. Even with Scuttle squawking in the background, and eels lurking, it is one of the most romantic Disney moments we can think of. Oh, and also the moment they first meet. And pretty much any moment they are together.
3. Belle and Beast, Beauty and the Beast
Who could ever learn to love a beast? That would be Belle. She is able to see past the coarse and unrefined exterior of Beast through time and patience. And in turn, Beast learns to be kind and caring. His spell was broken and she found adventure in the great wide somewhere, and it is one of the most romantic and magical tales that has ever been told.
2. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, Tangled
Rapunzel and Flynn spend a great deal of time chasing their own dreams, but when they finally find Rapunzel’s dream, they realize a new dream together. The moment when Flynn and Rapunzel sing “I See the Light” while the water and all the floating lanterns surround them is absolutely breathtaking and, frankly, makes us cry happy tears every time we see it.
1. Carl and Ellie, UP
Carl and Ellie were childhood friends turned sweethearts. They lived in a perfect house, with a slightly imperfect mailbox, and they planned many adventures together. They are a reminder that the adventure that we seek is not always in far away places like Paradise Falls. Love, romance, and adventure can very much be in the small things we do daily for one another—and every second of it counts. Carl and Ellie’s love will never fade, and we love them for that.
These romantic Disney couples, against all odds, prove that true love is real. And yes, we definitely cried happy tears multiple times while writing this.