* While fans have enjoyed going into the various alternate pairing ideas for ''TheBreakfastClub'', Bender/Allison is clearly the most popular. Due to how both Bender and Allison are quite the outcasts, Bender/Allison fanfics have a known tendency to give them a BirdsOfAFeather dynamic. Though to be fair Bender's line to Allison early in the movie "I've seen you before you know" has been occasionally used as FanficFuel.
* Disney's black sheep turned cult classic movie-musical ''{{Newsies}}'' has a small but rabid fandom that definitely seems to prefer [[HoYay Jack and David]], instead of the canon Jack and Sarah, sister of David. [[SatelliteLoveInterest It's not hard to see why.]]
* Fans of the BritCom film ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral'' often complain that the main character's witty, lovelorn friend Fiona is a far better match for him than the vacuous American he ends up with.
* In ''Film/PrettyInPink'', Duckie/Andie was originally supposed to be canon but test audiences didn't like it, so the ending was changed.
* In the DVD commentary for ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', director Paul Verhoeven says fans wanted Carmen to die and Johnny to end up with Dizzy, proving that it isn't only fans who have preferred couples. Considering that in the original book Dizzy is ''male'' and Johnny and Carmen have at most a one-night stand together, this wouldn't have been such a bad change compared to most of the rest of the changes Verhoeven actually did make.
* Raoul and Christine end up together in ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', but most fans prefer Christine to be with Erik - ''especially'' the ones that go by [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 the 2004 version]] of it (where the Phantom is portrayed by [[AdaptationalAttractiveness Gerard Butler]]). Also see the series' entry in the Theater section.
* Warren/Layla from ''SkyHigh'' over the canon Layla/Will. WordOfGod says Warren/Layla ''would'' have become canon [[WhatCouldHaveBeen had the planned next three movies actually been made]], so their chemistry was likely intentional.
* A lot of fans of ''AKnightsTale'' aren't fond of William/Jocelyn, instead preferring to hook him up with his hard-working friend Kate. Chaucer and Wat are also a major Fan Preferred Couple.
* Jareth/Sarah from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' is quite popular, in spite of Sarah flat-out rejecting Jareth's offer to make all her dreams come true at the end of the film. It probably has a lot to do with Jareth being played by DavidBowie.
* In the ''Film/{{Inception}}'' fandom, Arthur/Eames and Arthur/Ariadne is this. It's the version where the fandom has no OfficialCouple, though; the only canon couple involves entirely different characters.
** The Dom/Ariadne pairing also has its fair share of shippers.
* Fun fact: on ff.net, there are virtually ''no'' pairings for Sebastian/Annette from ''CruelIntentions''. Pretty much everyone was rooting for the bitchy, scheming [[EvilIsSexy Kathryn]].
* In ''Film/RedEye'', many ship Lisa and Rippner, in spite of (or because of?) all the attempted murder on both sides, as well as the intense chemistry between RachelMcAdams and Creator/CillianMurphy, especially during the lavatory scene.
* In ''{{Push}}'': Compare Nick and Cassie's number of Website/YouTube videos (over twenty) to Nick and Kira's (none). Yeah.
* The OfficialCouple in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[Film/StarTrek 2009 movie]] is [[spoiler: Spock/Uhura]]. There is a sizable section of the fandom for whom Kirk/Spock is the FanPreferredCouple, some of whom believe that the former relationship was put in purely to dissuade Kirk/Spock shippers, though fan preferred status has now shifted to Kirk/[=McCoy=]. So in the second reboot movie they introduced Dr. Carol Marcus as Kirk's potential love interest, only to have [=McCoy=]/Marcus develop a sizable following.
* Fans of the RupertGrint movie ''Film/{{Cherrybomb}}'' can generally be split into two categories: devoted [[HoYay Malachy/Luke]] shippers who simply ignore Michelle's existence; and batshit crazy, ''foaming-at-the-mouth'' Malachy/Luke shippers who openly detest Michelle and loudly [[DieForOurShip wish her dead]]. This is a pretty extreme reaction given that in canon, both guys are seemingly straight and spend most of the movie competing for Michelle's affections. That said, several cast members have alluded to the strong homoerotic subtext of Malachy and Luke's relationship, so it probably doesn't exist ''entirely'' in the minds of [[YaoiFangirl yaoi fangirls]].
* From ''Film/{{Clue}}'', the movie: There seems to be this whole thing about [[TheButlerDidIt Wadworth]] and [[FrenchMaid Yvette]]...
* ''Film/XMen'':
** For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik/Charles is ''the'' official pairing, even according to certain screenwriters and actors. It's incorporated even in fics that involve the younger X-Men (by having them act as parents), and those who do ship Erik/Raven or Charles/Moira are a small minority.
** In the Original trilogy Logan/Rogue is more popular than Logan/Jean and Bobby/Rogue.
* Michael/Laurie is the fandom's favorite in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. Rob Zombie's [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} remake]] [[Film/HalloweenII2009 series]] give this pairing a boost because, apparently, [[IncestSubtext Mikey loves his baby sister]].
* Film/JamesBond is, of course, [[TheCasanova hardly the type to settle down]] (except [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time]], and it's implied he was at least considering it [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe a few]] [[Film/LicenceToKill other]] [[Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough times]]), but with fans who think he ''should'', the most popular pairing, at least among female fans on LiveJournal, seems to be not with any of his [[BondGirl lovely companions]] from his adventures but rather with his perennial {{UST}} object, MI6 secretary Moneypenny. The ones that aren't YaoiFangirls, anyway; those typically pair him with [[Film/GoldenEye Alec]]. They shared ''everything'', you know...
* Fans of ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' prefer Snow White/Huntsman as opposed to Snow White/William.
* When it comes to ''Film/TheAvengers'', slash pairings like Thor/Loki, Steve/Tony, Bruce/Tony (or the combined Steve/Bruce/Tony) tend to be more popular than those characters with their het love interests such as Jane, Pepper, Peggy, and Betty, mostly due to the fact that those characters are nearly/completely absent from the film (or, in Peggy's case, old).
** However, this only applied to ''Film/TheAvengers'', and not to the MarvelCinematicUniverse movies that those characters originated in. But in the case of Captain America, Steve/Bucky tends to heavily rival, if not eclipse, Steve/Peggy in many fan circle.
*** And the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movies, where Thor/Sif and Thor/Loki are both more popular than Thor/Jane.
** Loki/Black Widow often gets this treatment thanks to a healthy dose of FoeYay they recieved in the film when they're not slashing Loki with the male members of The Avengers. It's enough to rival, even eclipse, fans of Hawkeye/Black Widow.
** ''Film/TheAvengers'' also gives us the [[ImpliedTrope heavily-hinted]] but not outright canon ship of Black Widow/Hawkeye.
*** Which may have only further fueled in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as Natasha spends most of the film wearing a necklace with an arrow pendant.
*** In general one of the, if not THE most popular Hawkeye ship is Hawkeye/Phil Coulson, despite them only having a very small scene together in ''Film/{{Thor}}''.
* The ''Series/CharliesAngels'' films have Dylan/Thin Man, mostly due to copious amounts of FoeYay.
* [[LesYay Jess/Jules]] is this in ''Film/BendItLikeBeckham''.
* In ''ShesTheMan'', Viola/Olivia seems to more popular than any of the {{Canon}} pairings.
* There isn't much fanfiction for ''JohnTuckerMustDie'' but 60% are Kate/Beth and probably 39% are Kate/John with Scott being ignored.
* The ''Film/QueenOfTheDamned'' fandom in general favors the vampire/vampire pairing Lestat/Akasha over the human/vampire pairing Lestat/Jesse. This despite Akasha being portrayed as pure evil and a bloodthirsty megalomaniac who wants to drink the world dry, Akasha had EvilIsSexy going for her while Jesse was made into a DamselScrappy and mousy VampireVannabe who just got on viewers' nerves.
* A chunk of the ''NowVoyager'' audience seem to prefer Dr Jaquith as a romantic partner for Charlotte, finding Jerry a little dull in comparison to the charming Jaquith. Bette Davis herself said that she imagined Charlotte marrying Dr Jaquith after the film ended, as Jerry was 'too weak' for Charlotte.
* Go to fanficition.net. Half of all the fanfiction for ''MoonChild'' will be about [[SlashFic Kei and Sho]].
* ''Film/SchindlersList'' has Amon and Helen, pairing occasionally supported by viewers, despite unlikelihood of it ever possibly working out, particularly since Amon mostly seems to see her as something he likes to possess than actually caring about her.
* Rahul and Nisha from ''Bollywood/DilToPagalHai'' have a following, if only because Pooja is sometimes considered TOO perfect...
* The FoeYay between Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' is so prominent that nearly all of the fanfic written is for this ship.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'' has Cato/Clove, as opposed to Cato/Glimmer.
* Andie/Blake from ''[[Film/StepUp Step Up 2: The Streets]]''.
* The ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' has Peter/Ursula.
* Some ''Film/TheGreatRace'' fans consider Maggie/Professor Fate as having more chemistry than Leslie/Maggie. Probably not helped by how one [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious scene]] has her actually ''kissing'' the guy. There's actually some RealitySubtext here. Creator/NatalieWood was forced by the studio to do this movie against her wishes, then to make matters worse she was paired up with Tony Curtis. They'd already done two films together and had developed a passionate hatred for each other, so the lack of chemistry between Maggie and Leslie was genuine.
* While Mo is paired up with Scott in ''LemonadeMouth'', fans like to ship her with Charlie instead. Meanwhile, Stella doesn't end up with anyone, but it hasn't stopped fans from pairing her with Ray, probably due to all the FoeYay.
* [[HotScientist Shaw]] is in a relationship with Holloway in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', but most fanfiction you'll find will [[RoboShip pair her with]] [[ArtificialHuman David]].
* Ever since the trailer for ''PitchPerfect'' (before the characters even had names) came out, people latched onto Beca/Chloe. Jesse never stood a chance.
* Brigitte and Sam are this in ''Film/GingerSnaps''.
* Jake and Trudy from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' can get this among fans who think Neytiri's [[GreenAesop too preachy]].
* A large number of ''Franchise/StarWars'' fans ship Padme/Queen Amidala with Obi-Wan, in spite of Padme/Anakin being the OfficialCouple.
** A large part of this comes from the novelization of ''RevengeOfTheSith'' [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle where Anakin believes Padme is having an affair with Obi-Wan but she actually is not]] which can cast an interesting interpretation on Padme's scenes with Obi-Wan.
* Ryan and Natalie from ''Film/UpInTheAir'', mostly due to the fact that in the final act it's revealed Ryan's love interest, Alex, [[spoiler: is married with a family]].
* Fans of ''Film/AnEducation'' like to pair Jenny with Danny, especially since her love interest in the film [[spoiler: is married]].
* Mary Poppins and Bert are this in ''Film/MaryPoppins'', in large part due to Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke's chemistry. It is even implied to be made canon in the ''Broadway Musical'' when [[spoiler: she kisses him on the cheek]].
* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and Diaval become popular almost as soon as the film was released. If you have the VillainProtagonist and her [[TheDragon Dragon]] act LikeAnOldMarriedCouple and practically raise a child together, then you can expect the fans to start shipping them. The fact that the film makers [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally planned on them]] ''being'' an [[UnholyMatrimony actual couple]] just adds fuel to the fire.
** Or, for those who like LesYay, there's shipping Maleficent with said child, Aurora, in a similar vein to the FanPreferredCouple of ''Film/{{Frozen}}'', [[IncestYayShipping Anna/Elsa]].
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