It’s that time of year—love is in the air! What better way to celebrate the start of summer than by looking at some of Hollywood’s unexpected summer flings—from Kristen Stewart to Russell Crowe, we are dishing out all the juicy hook-ups.
By Elisa Osegueda
Iron Man 2 – 5/7/10
Robert Downey, Jr. returns in Iron Man 2 with more actions moves than we can count, but his biggest challenge is winning over the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow. Follow the iron hero in his fight for justice and his pursuit of love.
Just Wright – 5/14
The Queen is in the house! Queen Latifah stars as a physical therapist who falls head over heels for a pro basketball player (Common). Watch as the two break out of their shells and stumble on sweet romance.
Letters to Juliet – 5/14
If it’s summer love you’re looking for…there’s no better place to find it than Verona, Italy, the setting of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. So, it’s no coincidence Amanda Seyfried ends up on a love journey of her own when she meets cutie patootie Christopher Egan on a trip to Verona.
Robin Hood – 5/14
There isn’t a more barbaric love this summer than Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett’s steamy attraction in Robin Hood. The two make 12th century courtship look pretty appetizing.
Sex and the City 2 – 5/27
The ladies of Sex and the City return to the big screen, with a bolder look and crazier attitudes, but it’s Kim Cattral’s new man who makes this list. As the ladies head to Dubai, Kim can’t keep her eyes and hands off a hot architect, Max Ryan. And who can blame her?
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – 5/28
Jake Gyllenhaal + six pack + great hair + action hero = inevitable summer fling. And who’s the lucky gal who gets to cuddle up next to Jakesteamy? The beautiful Gemma Arterton. With incredible Middle Eastern backdrops, the two embark in a journey that leads them in an action packed love/hate relationship.
Killers – 6/4
He had her at “bonjour.” Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl co-star in Killers, a romantic comedy that takes this couple through an insane obstacle course for survival. After meeting in France, the two end up rushing into a marriage, but little does Katherine know her amazing man just punked her, because he’s a former CIA agent, now the target of a multi-million dollar hit.
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky – 6/11
Ah…fashion…who knew it could be so sinful? Coco Chanel, best known for her international fashion designs, exposes a darker, twisted side of her voluptuous life in Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, a tale of seduction, betrayal and forbidden love.
Jonah Hex – 6/18
Megan Fox! The sexy Fox battles it out in Jonah Hex, hooking up with Josh Brolin, as his gun-firing prostitute lover. Watch the bounty hunter and his fox attempt to capture a notorious terrorist.
Knight & Day – 6/25
Tom Cruise, the man who can take on any "mission impossible," is back. When a blind-date gone horribly wrong forces June Havens (Cameron Diaz) to flee with an international spy (Cruise), the two find themselves in a love/hate relationship while racing across the globe.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – 6/30
The love saga continues with K-Stew (Bella) and Rob Pattinson (Edward) in the third Twilight installment. Edward returns for Bella’s love, forcing her to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob. But the biggest decision she must face is a matter of life or death. Talk about a heavy price to pay for a summer fling.
Step Up 3D – 8/6
The third installment of the Step Up franchise comes with intense hip hop dance moves straight from the streets of New York City. But every new tale brings a new romance. Watch Rick Malambri and Sharni Vinson fall for each other as they battle it out with some steamy dance moves in 3D!
Other Guys – 8/6
Will Ferrell and his partner Mark Wahlberg are two laughable detectives for the New York Police Department, but surprisingly it’s Ferrell whose got game, at least in the ladies’ department. This might be one of the most unexpected summer flings to make the list but when you’re hooking up with Eva Mendes, you definitely deserve some props.
Eat, Pray, Love – 8/13
Julia Roberts stars as Elizabeth Gilbert, a woman who many believe has it all, but after a painful divorce, she decides to travel the world—searching for her life’s purpose. In between travels, she meets Felipe (Javier Bardem) and before long…she unexpectedly finds the meaning of true love.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – 8/13
Michael Cera plays the bass guitarist of a garage-rock band, and in true rock-n-roll fashion, he has no problem getting the ladies...until he meets Ramona Flowers, whose ex-boyfriends becomes Cera's "biggest" obstacles. Watch this hysterical summer love unfold as Cera fights to keep his chick by his side.