While fans have enjoyed going into the various alternate pairing ideas for The Breakfast Club, 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 Birds of a Feather 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 Fanfic Fuel.
There was a good amount of fans shipping Gandalf and Galadriel from Lord of the Rings but then that one scene from the Hobbit blew it up. The other movies and the RL relationship between the actors that played them do nothing but fuel the fire.
Fans of the Brit Com film Four Weddings and a Funeral 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 Pretty in Pink, 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 Starship Troopers, 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 The Phantom of the Opera, but most fans prefer Christine to be with Erik - especially the ones that go by the 2004 version of it (where the Phantom is portrayed by Gerard Butler). Also see the series' entry in the Theater section.
A lot of fans of A Knight's Tale 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.
In the Inception fandom, Arthur/Eames and Arthur/Ariadne is this. It's the version where the fandom has no Official Couple, 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 Cruel Intentions. Pretty much everyone was rooting for the bitchy, scheming Kathryn.
In Red Eye, 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 Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy, especially during the lavatory scene.
In Push: Compare Nick and Cassie's number of YouTube videos (over twenty) to Nick and Kira's (none). Yeah.
The Official Couple in the Star Trek2009 movie is Spock/Uhura. There is a sizable section of the fandom for whom Kirk/Spock is the Fan-Preferred Couple, some of whom believe that the former relationship was put in purely to dissuade Kirk/Spock shippers. 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 Rupert Grint movie Cherrybomb can generally be split into two categories: devoted 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 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 yaoi fangirls.
Logan/Rogue is much more popular than Logan/Jean or Bobby/Rogue, and it's actually the #1 couple of the original trilogy.
Charles/Erik is the official pairing in X-Men: First Class, 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. Charles/Erik even managed to supplant Logan/Rogue as the most popular pairing of the film series—just look at the difference in the sheer number of stories on Archive of Our Own for proof. James McAvoy wasn't kidding when he called it the "Brangelina of X-Men"; Cherik has become such a phenomenon that British TV host Graham Norton took notice of it and showed McAvoy and Fassbender some of the fanart and fanfiction. On the other side of the pond, Conan O'Brien's interview with the two actors was almost exclusively about their onscreen/offscreen Ho Yay, and a Cherik fanvid was screened at the end.
When it comes to The Avengers, slash pairings like Thor/Loki, Tony/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 The Avengers, and not to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that those characters originated in. But in the case of Captain America, Steve/Bucky tends to heavily rival, if not eclipse, Steve/Peggy and Steve/Tony in many fan circles.
And the 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 Foe Yay 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.
There isn't much fanfiction for John Tucker Must Die but 60% are Kate/Beth and probably 39% are Kate/John with Scott being ignored.
The Queen of the Damned 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 Evil Is Sexy going for her while Jesse was made into a Damsel Scrappy and mousy Vampire Vannabe who just got on viewers' nerves.
A chunk of the Now, Voyager 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.
Schindler's List 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 Dil To Pagal Hai have a following, if only because Pooja is sometimes considered TOO perfect...
The Foe Yay between Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood is so prominent that nearly all of the fanfic written is for this ship.
Some The Great Race fans consider Maggie/Professor Fate as having more chemistry than Leslie/Maggie. Probably not helped by how one hilarious scene has her actually kissing the guy. There's actually some Reality Subtext here. Natalie Wood 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 Lemonade Mouth, 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 Foe Yay.
When the film came out, it did not take long for fans to start shipping Kylo Ren with Rey. Fans were intrigued by the characters' intense interactions, considering them to be much more interesting and ripe with possibilities than Rey's Ship Tease with Finn. The fact that it is strongly suggested that Kylo Ren has a Villainous Crush on Rey only added fuel to the fire. He bridal carries her, watches her sleep and makes more than one seemingly lewd remark at her, just for starters.
The other popular ship to come out of the film is that of Finn and Poe Dameron, thanks to their ungodly amounts of Ho Yay, such as Poe telling Finn to keep his jacket because it suits him. Poe's actor, Oscar Isaac, even implied in an interview that Poe might be romantically interested in Finn. However, the statement was eventually retracted, with Isaac claiming that he was talking about BB-8. Finn's actor also expressed in a separate interview that Finn/Poe was strictly a bromance. Imagine the surprise when yet anotherinterview reopened the possibility of a romance between the two, with John Boyega taking back his prior statement.
Ryan and Natalie from Up in the Air, mostly due to the fact that in the final act it's revealed Ryan's love interest, Alex, is married with a family.
Fans of An Education like to pair Jenny with Danny, especially since her love interest in the film is married.
Mary Poppins and Bert are this in Mary Poppins, 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 she kisses him on the cheek.
Fans of Kick-Ass tend to prefer shipping Dave/Kick-Ass with Mindy/Hit-Girl, instead of his official love interest Katie. The sequel panders to this by making Katie into a cheating bitch out of nowhere, and featuring a kiss between Dave and Mindy at the film's end.
Inverted. Although the movie hasn't even come out yet, pre-release implications that Bruce Banner and Black Widow would become a couple have been met with fairly unanimous disapproval and mockery from the fanbase, with both shippers and nonshippers accusing the two of being Strangled by the Red String. Time will tell whether fan opinion is premature or whether it will upgrade to a straight example or at least a Broken Base, but the initial reaction combined with the fact that Bruce was already one of the least popular partners for Black Widow despite her Launcher of a Thousand Ships status indicates a rather steep uphill battle for approval.
Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch is currently starting to be shipped with two people: Clint Barton and Steve Rogers. The first for the use of All Love Is Unrequited and giving her an epic speech, and the second for supporting and helping the twins and being... Steve Rogers.
Possibly as popular as the above would be Wanda/Vision, for all the Ship Tease, and the added bonus of them being a couple in the comics.
While nothing actually happens in School of Rock, a lot of people like to imagine that Dewey and Ms Mullins dated after the Battle of the Bands. This is mainly brought on by the bar scene, where Dewey is able to get her to let her hair down a little.