Bad Ass Couples In Film

September 16, 2013

There is something so romantically poetic about dying together in a hail of bullets.

Bonnie and Clyde have captured our hearts since their demise in 1933 and now their infamous story returns for a new mini series this year starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. The true story was originally turned into a film in the sixties and has been influencing films ever since. Here are some of the best Hollywood vigilante couples.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde(above): A bored waitress falls in love with a petty thief and together they ride across America to become the most notorious bank robbers in history. Based on a true story from the 30s, the pair drive until they are finally caught in a wall of bullets and die united together.


Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as

Mickey and Mallory Knox

Natural Born Killers: Mickey saves Mallory from her troubled and disturbed family and begin a mass murder spree in the 1990s that is well documented by the media. A story by Quentin Tarantino that can only be accompanied with the words gory and violent. The mentally unstable couple end up in jail, only to escape through starting a riot amongst the prisoners.

Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette as

Clarence and Alabama

True Romance: Also written by Quentin Tarantino, the story is about when a schizophenic Clarence falls in love with a prostitute, Alabama. Clarence decides to kill her pimp and steals his cocaine which sparks a chase with the police and drug lords.

William Devane and Karen Black as

Arthur Adamson and Fran

Family Plot: Alfred Hitchcock’s final film contained two vigilante couples that mistakenly crossed paths. Arthur Adamson and his girlfriend, Fran who kidnap millionaires and hold them for a ransom while another couple who pose as a physic and a taxi man with the intent to con rich old biddies. A cat and mouse chase of the two couples cement this Hitchcock film as one of his finest work.

Jared Leto and Salma Heyek as

Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck

Lonely Hearts: Based on the true story of the “Lonely Hearts Killers” in the 1940s, where Raymond cons rich women eventually meeting Martha who then decide to join forces. They continue to con rich women that unravels in a series of jealous murders.

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as

Kit and Holly

Badlands: Kit charms naive teenage Holly to run away with him. Holly is head over heels but slowly learns her mistake as Kit reveals his violent side more and more.

John Dall and Peggy Cummins as

Bart Tare and Annie Laurie Starr

Gun Crazy: Bart and Annie bond at a carnival in the 1950s through their sharp shooting. When Bart finds Annie’s boss forcing himself on her, he saves the day which sparks their marriage. When the pair run low on money, Annie persuades Bart to live a life of crime by robbing and murdering.

Other movies that are similar: The Honeymoon Killers (1969), Wild At Heart (1990), Guncrazy (1992), Thelma and Louise (1991), Monster (2003),