Top 10 Worst Disney Movie Couples

I wasn't originally going to do this list, but then I realized that there are some terrible Disney couples that just can't be ignored. So these are the worst Disney movie couples. Just so there's no confusion, each couple has to have both characters actually love each other. So, NOT Anna and Hans.

The Top Ten

1 Ariel and Eric (The Little Mermaid)

This made me angry because Ariel doesn't deserve to be with Eric! Ariel wants more than what she already has, she goes to the surface and falls in love with the first guy she sees, she makes a deal with and evil sea witch and gives up her voice to be with Eric. I also hate how he only likes Ariel for her voice. Ursula later on tries to steal Ariel's soul but Ariel's father takes her place and when everything gets resolved, she gets legs, gets Eric, and learns nothing. How does that happen!? It's like that Christmas episode of Teen Titans Go where the Titans are on the naughty list and then sneak into Santa's factory, do a bunch of awful things such as framing, murdering, and blowing stuff up, and they end up on the nice list at the end! I know Ariel and Eric's romantic scenes are pretty romantic but Ariel betrayed her father in order for it to happen! And she still wins in the end! I hate Ariel so much! - MegaSoulhero

Am I the only who loves Ariel/Eric? I can see why other people hate Ariel or hate this couple but Ariel did show regret for getting herself and father into trouble with Ursula. She even said "Daddy I'm sorry! " Eric has shown to love Ariel for her other qualities other than her voice. The only reason Eric was obsessed with her voice because it was the only thing to remember and the tool to find her. So their romance is more of a fairy-tale rather than realistic romances but at least they have great chemistry together.

What do you think of their daughter, Melody?

I feel like he only likes her because she's a mermaid which is sad T^T

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2 Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez (High School Musical)

Talk about conflict! In each Behaving Badly scene, there is a conflict involving their relationship! It gets so annoying! For example, Nina Pennington breaks up with Rick Stevens for beating her up like a male white teenage nobody! Then later on, Rick Stevens glaringly has a fit and Nina Pennington goes to jail for getting together with Rick Stevens where Justin Bieber's live-action character is being thrown. These two have serious issues! I'm surprised they're still together! These are definitely the worst characters to be portrayed by Nat Wolff and Selena Gomez! Selena Gomez was good in Wizards of Waverly Place and Nat Wolff was good in The Intern. But I can't stand Rick and Nina!

Talk about conflict! In each High School Musical film, there is a conflict involving their relationship! It gets so annoying! For example, in HSM 2, Gabriella quits her job at the country club, sings about going her own way, gives Troy back the necklace he gave her even though they don't show her giving him back the necklace, then she leaves in her mom's car even though she never called to be picked up! These two have some serious issues! I'm surprised they're still together! These are definitely the worst characters to be portrayed by Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgeons! Zac Efron was good in the movie Neighbors and Vanessa Hudgeons was good in Spring Breakers. But I can't stand Troy and Gabriella! - MegaSoulhero

Right from the moment I saw those people hanging out together I knew they were just a cheesy couple. And Troy was cheating on Gabriella just for her looks.

They should be number 1
I don't even care about Disney couples in great Disney movies but why Ariel and Eric was no. 1 in this list. The movie The Little Mermaid was classic but I don't even care about the couples though, I only like Sebastian singing during the love scene and especially "Under The Sea".

But for High School Musical, I don't mind it because it's every pre-teen/teenage girl's movie and I was only 5 or I don't know 7?
But this movie is my childhood and I only get sickened by those two teens. I'm now a teen in 2018 and in 2016 even gets worst when the crew reunited.


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3 Pocahontas and John Smith (Pocahontas)

This romance already seemed totally forced, but it's made flat out insulting given how historically inaccurate it is. I know that it's a movie and Disney has made countless changes to original stories in the past, but these were REAL LIFE PEOPLE. They just can't say that this person got with this person for the sake of plot and romance. We've had a Native American unit in my school recently and Pocahontas' story could not have been farther away than what it was here. If you like the romance between her and John Smith in the movie, then fine. I don't care. Just understand that this was 100% fictitious and never actually happened. - phillysports

I know a lot of people hate the relationship between Pocahontas and John Rolfe, but I give it credit for being historically accurate. As for Pocahontas and John Smith, there was no proof that they were a thing. That's not the only problem I have. I felt their connection to be so bland. I just didn't feel the bond between them. It's kinda like Anikin Skywalker and Padmé from Attack of the Clones or Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey. No chemistry! That part Pocahontas communicates with John Smith is kinda cool. But it would've been better if she didn't happen to learn English from THE WIND! I mean, seriously! What was up with that!? - MegaSoulhero

If only Pocahontas didn’t know English. Their relationship could have been so much deeper if they had to use body language.

This never happened. This never happened. This never happened. LA LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU - Disneylover

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4 Cinderella and Prince Charming (Cinderella)

I've been wanting to talk about this for a long time! After being wronged by her sisters and mother, Cinderella meets her fairy godmother who gives her a new dress and glass slippers that don't disappear after midnight because plot. So Cinderella goes to the ball and meets the prince. He instantly falls in love with her out of all the other beautiful women in the room. Apparently Cinderella was the only blonde girl in the ball. Let me get to why this relationship doesn't work. They had one dance together and instantly fall in love. ONE DANCE! Cinderella runs away when it gets close to midnight, glass slipper falls off somehow, and then the prince tries to fit the slipper on multiple girls. What the heck!? Is that seriously the only way he can recognize her? Foot size? It's like Anna said, "Foot size doesn't matter." He must not love Cinderella enough to recognize her appearance! And then they get married at the end. Haha. Just awful! - MegaSoulhero

Cinderella and Snow white both with Prince charming weird

Apparently they don't mind but Prince charming is a player!

5 Anna and Hans (Frozen)

Because Hans is just another prince charmless who's only used as nothing but an excuse for two so called sisters, Elsa and Anna to make up with each other when those two so called sisters are better off without each other anyway since they're more like strangers to each other.

Other Disney classic films with a prince are always rather far much better than Frozen anyway, isn't it? After all, Hans unfortunately turned out to be just another prince charmless who's only just used as nothing but an excuse for two so called sisters, Elsa and Anna to make up with each other when those two so called sisters are rather far much better off without each other since they're more like strangers to each other anyway…. Snow White and Florian (Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarves (1937)) all the way! Cinderella and Henry (Disney's Cinderella (1950)) all the way! Aurora and Phillip (Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959)) all the way! Ariel and Eric (Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989)) all the way! Thumbelina and Cornelius (1994) all the way! Take that, Anna and Hans from Frozen!

This would be the worst ever! I'm so glad it never happened.

Why do I feel like there’s just one anonymous person commenting on here multiple times? - MegaSoulhero

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6 Felix and Calhoun (Wreck-it Ralph)

This couple pairing makes no sense. I feel like that after writing the backstory for Calhoun in which she lost her husband to a giant bug, they wanted so desperately to give Calhoun a boyfriend. So they just went with Felix because reasons. Felix falls in love with Calhoun when he first meets her. They go on an adventure to find Ralph. Calhoun tells Felix to go away after he says something that reminds her of her past. Then later on in the film, they kiss and get married. As much as I hate the relationship between the two, it's actually kind of funny. But seriously though, why did they get married if they just met? This isn't a princess film! And to be honest, I don't see this relationship working out. - MegaSoulhero

This actually makes sense, Calhoun needs a boyfriend.

I don't ship them. - PeeledBanana

7 Mulan and Li Shang (Mulan)

This isn't on the list just because I have a crush on Mulan and can't stand to see her with someone else, but that's a big part of the reason! In the first movie, Mulan didn't care about love. She mostly cared about honor and her family. Mulan and Shang respected each other but were not so much in love with each other. They ruin this in the sequel by making Mulan care way too much about love and being true to your heart like a stereotypical girl. She's not supposed to act like that! I feel like ever since they started dating, they're personalities have changed. They were absolutely perfect the way they were in the first movie! I honestly wish Mulan didn't get a boyfriend. I hate Mulan II. Worst Disney sequel ever! - MegaSoulhero

I love Mulan (the movie) but I agree that Mulan and Li Shang's romance was a bit forced. Still a great movie though. Is it true that they're making a live-action reboot? - phillysports

Ok, MegaSoulhero. You are getting boring. If you want a princess with no love interest. USE MERIDA, - ArigatoKawaii

Mulan in the first movie was portrayed as someone who doesn't really care that much about love. but in the second movie, her personality totally changed and she became more stereotypical D:

8 Anna and Kristoff (Frozen)

Let me explain why I added this at all. Anna and Kristoff meet each other at Oaken's and go on an adventure to get Elsa to bring back Summer. Later on after we find out that Prince Hans is evil, Olaf tells Anna that Kristoff is her true love because he tried to save her by bringing her back to the castle. That's true, but throughout the time that Anna and Kristoff spent together, I didn't really see much of a connection. It just seemed like two good friends working together. I will give it this. Their relationship is pretty relatable. But honestly, I feel like it came out of nowhere. But that's just my opinion. I just hope that Elsa remains single. - MegaSoulhero

In the scenes directly after Anna and Kristoff escape the Ice Castle, Kristoff definitely is shown to have an attraction towards Anna and she really seemed to be hitting it off with him. This is shown in the way he's really nervous about introducing his family (common thing that happens with a crush) and in the fact that he gets embarrassed during the trolls' song about them saying that he and Anna were "meant" for each other. Plus, the main focus of the movie was always on the two sisters' relationship and neither of their romantic endeavors. At least the romance took a solid couple of days to develop (which is like an eternity in Disney love years). However, I greatly respect your opinion and can see where you're coming from. By the way, I hope they keep Elsa single too. She doesn't need a boyfriend or a girlfriend. She's already a great character enough in who she is. - phillysports

I never even even like the idea portrayal of Prince Hans as an evil, villainous, antagonistic character at all anyway all because they only just unfairly wanted to use him as an excuse for two sisters of Aren-delle to make up with each other and be best sister friends again. It's better if they had Hans fully reformed by redeeming him and his whole entire life back then before in the first original movie, Frozen.

They felt forced. There was no chemistry between them. Even if I did see something going on between them, it felt one-sided. On Kristoff's side, you see him warming up to Anna a bit but even then, he still came off as a friend, rather than as a boyfriend. On Anna's side, nothing at all. She was still in love with Hans and even after Hans betrayed her, her decision to go with Kristoff, felt forced. Kristoff and Anna were like the unlikeable, unloving, and unfunny version of Flynn/Rapunzel.

If you ask me, they're nothing but inferior carbon copies of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider/Eugene anyway, right?

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9 Hercules and Megara (Hercules)

According to Greek mythology, Hercules and Meg get married, have a child, and then Hercules kills Meg and their child after Hera gives him temporary madness. So it's safe to assume that after the events of this movie, Meg dies. But that's probably unlikely since nothing else in this movie is accurate! In the movie, Meg worked for Hades and tricked Hercules. So I don't know why he still chose to be with her! I guess it's better than dating Meg from Family Guy. I really hate the ending of this movie because Hercules gives up everything he worked for, just to be with Meg! That was such a huge slap to the face! One of the reasons why Hercules is a terrible Disney movie! - MegaSoulhero

You missed the point. Who cares if the movie wasn't accurate to Greek mythology? I don't. Also, Hercules didn't give up everything he worked for he saved everyone. If he didn't work everyone would be dead or something. The point of him choosing Meg over Olympus is because his whole life he was an outsider. He didn't feel like he belonged. But, Meg was his person. She made him happy. People make you happy not a place as wonderful as that place may be. - Disneylover

Meg is one of the few Disney Princess' to actually be a woman. Its an amazing love story of self sacrifice, each for the other, and in the end love wins. Take it off the list.


10 Mater and Holley Shiftwell (Cars 2)

Cars 2! Pixar's worst movie! It has way too much Mater in it! Also, they give Mater a girlfriend! That's pretty much the only reason why Holley Shiftwell exists! To give Mater a love interest! I'm pretty sure we knew it was going to happen. The problem was we didn't want it to happen! I'll admit, Holley Shiftwell is hot. Did I really just call a car hot? Holley is WAY too attractive for Mater! What exactly does she see in Mater? She didn't seem to like him that way at first but then Mater figured out who the villain was. It was one of the most obvious villain reveals ever! Anyone could've figured it out! Don't know how that was enough for Holley to fall in love with Mater. Actually, I guess it's a little understandable. She probably finds him funny. Kind of like how Jessica Rabbit likes Roger Rabbit. - MegaSoulhero

You don't think cars are hot? I don't have a car fetish or anything but cars are HOT - Mcgillacuddy

Screw Cars 2. Let's just hope and pray that Cars 3 will be better. Pixar has shown themselves capable of making sequels with the awesomeness that was Finding Dory. There's a slight chance that Cars 3 will be good. But I'm talking like a slight, SLIGHT, razor thin chance. - phillysports

Mater sounds like a male porn star and Holley Shiftwell sounds like a Bond girl.

Cars 2 was inspired by spy movies, so "Holly Shiftwell" sounding like a Bond girl was probably intentional. As for "Mater" sounding like a porn star... uh... definitely not. - Treacle

Lol, As Okay Cars 2 Was, This Was Ehhh... - VideoGamefan5

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The Contenders

11 Miley and Jake (Hannah Montana)

When Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana has a love affair with boys, she makes them look like nobodies.

Awkward chemistry, they always cheat on each other. Disney should had left the couple go after 1st season. Not stretching their nonexistent chemistry to season 4 - Chatsa2

Plus Miley could’ve done much better than an egoistic zombie slayer, that claims he wants to be a normal kid, but still milks off his fame. Also why the sudden attraction to him? Like she went from being really annoyed with him, to “wow, he is the most attractive person in the world”. Through, there’s worse - Chatsa2

12 Aurora and Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)

Do I even need to explain why I voted for this? - Anonymousxcxc

Some people would say yes, so I'll post my explanation: Both characters, as well as the romance itself, are severely underdeveloped. - Treacle

I love this other couple a lot, far more than ever. This other couple is better than those insufferable love hate relationships anyway.

13 Esmeralda and Pheobus (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

I hate this couple so much! I really like Quasimodo. He's a great guy. So it was depressing to see him sad. Esmeralda and Phoebus kiss each other right in front of him! I am very certain she was aware of his feeling for her. Not only that but it's very rushed! They hated each other, then Esmaralda saves Phoebus's life, then they kiss. No development! It was very unnecessary! Poor Quasimodo. - MegaSoulhero

No, they didn't hate each other. In fact, they fell in love with each other before Quasimodo even met Esmeralda in the movie. Esmeralda's feelings for Quasimodo were more nurturing than anything else. - clusium

I would much rather Quasimodo to be with Esmerelda

I look at Quasimodo and Esmeralda and I'm like aww there so cute together... then I look at Esmeralda and that other guy (i forgot his name) and I'm like why Disney whyyy?!?!?

I feel like people who voted for this couple are missing the point.
You see, there are three contenders for Esmeralda's love. The first is Frollo, but we all know what would be a mess. He sees her as a witch, and as nothing but evil.
The second is Quasi. Everyone loves Quasi and wants him to end up with the girl. But Quasi's feelings for Esmeralda were the complete opposite of Frollo's-he worshipped her, and in a way, still saw her as a non-human. And anyway, Quasi wasn't ready to be in a relationship. He couldn't even appreciate himself for who he was.
Then, we've got Phoebus. Phoebus treats Esmeralda as what she is-a fierce, headstrong fighter. He challenges her and exchanges some pretty lively banter with her in Notre Dame.
Esmeralda is allowed to love who she wants to love. She isn't required to fall in love with the main character. Personally, Phoebus and Esmeralda made up one of my favorite Disney pairings.

14 Snow White and Prince Charming (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

I love this couple a lot far more than ever. This couple is better than those love hate relationship couples anyway.

Just like Cinderella and Sleeping beauty, it's lust at first sight, not love. He also kissed a person who was in a coma.

I love this couple a lot far more than ever. This couple is better than those insufferable love hate relationship couples anyway.

15 Ralph and Vanellope (Wreck-it Ralph)

They're great friends, won't argue that, but the idea of them being anything more is creepy

Um... They're not even a couple. Who had the dumb idea to submit this choice?

Really? A grown man with a little girl with a 40 year old's voice... Who thought this up

Ok...I'm officially creeped out right now

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16 Woody and Bo Peep (Toy Story)

I usually like most Pixar couples, but these two are the definition of cringe! All they do is make googly eyes at each other and Little Bo Peep lacks any substance. It's one thing to be girly, but that's all her personality is centered around! I'm surprised that these two aren't higher up on the list!

It might just be me but I feel as if there is no chemistry between them. It's akin to actors dating just because the first movie they did cast them as lovers, and they simply haven't realised that their actual personalities don't mesh well...well, for Bo Peep, her lack of one (outside of sometimes being lustful for Woody's nonexistant 'snake', does she really show any personality? ).
Not to mention Woody never needed a background character as a love interest. Why is Bo Peep even his love interest?

17 Elsa and Hans (Frozen)

Both Elsa and Hans are equally one of the darkest, most intriguing canon characters in this movie, aren't they? There are so many other canon things to explore about Elsa and Hans themselves, aren't there? Beside them, Anna and Kristoff are only just simple, predictable characters who are nothing but Rapunzel's and Flynn Ryder's/Eugene's (Tangled) inferior carbon copies at all anyway, aren't they? After all, Frozen was really too much Anna anyway, wasn't it? Worst of all, Frozen wasn't really enough Elsa at all, was it? In fact, Elsa's canon character wasn't really given enough to do at all, was it?

18 Nick and Judy (Zootopia)

You do not know the meaning of love if you think this is the worst couple

I like this ship, to be honest. Yes, It sounds weird, But In the end of the movie, Nick said to Judy that he knew that she loved him and she admits so. - MLPFan

Hey I love them together! I like to think that post-movie, they became a couple and later get married.

Nothing about them screams "meaning of love", "what every couple should be", "relationship goals", or anything of the sort. It was forced!

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19 Simba and Nala (The Lion King) Simba and Nala (The Lion King)

Why? Is it because they're best friends until Scar killed his own brother before he tricked Simba into leaving the pride lands? Yes? No?

Why would they even be together they specifically said when they were little ewww because they didn't want to be together like "couple wise" also why ruin a perfect friendship

20 Duchess and Thomas O'Malley (The Aristocats)

I already dislike the Aristocats.

21 Taran and Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron)
22 Boo and Sully (Monsters Inc)

Not a couple whoever added this - PeeledBanana

Dear god no! - Phillip873

This is pedophilia, incest and bestiality combined. I give this couple 0/5 stars at most. I've very strongly preferred Mike XXX Sulley throughout my whole life. Celia thought Mike Wazowski had a love affair with Sulley.

23 Alex and Mason (Wizards of Waverly Place)


24 Tinkerbell and Terrance (Tinkerbell)
25 Tarzan and Jane (Tarzan)
26 Bambi and Faline (Bambi)
27 Jasmine and Aladdin (Aladdin)
28 Dory And Hank (Finding Dory)

What? This doesn't even exist!



I bet you can find cringy fan art/fics of this around the internet... people ruin everything... - Phillip873

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29 Belle and The Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

You've got to be kidding me. They're awesome!

They Don't Belong Here!

This movie defies stereotypes

Bestiality is wrong and gross.

That's probably why the Beast had to be turned back into a prince again-so that he & Belle could marry each other! - clusium

30 Peter Pan and Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)
31 Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
32 Bambi's Mom and the Great Prince (Bambi)
33 Lady and Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
34 Pongo and Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
35 Shane and Mitchie (Camp Rock)
36 Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
37 Tod and Vixey (The Fox and the Hound)
38 Alex and Dean (Wizards of Waverly Place)
39 Lilo and Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
40 Nani and David (Lilo and Stitch)
41 Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)
42 Lewis and Franny (Meet The Robinsons)
43 Alice and Hatter (Alice In Wonderland)
44 Joy and Fear (Inside Out)
45 Riley and Imaginary Boyfriend (Inside Out)
46 Merida and Young Macguffin (Brave)
47 Eric and Vanessa (The Little Mermaid)
48 Tiana and Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez (High School Musical)
2. Anna and Hans (Frozen)
3. Felix and Calhoun (Wreck-it Ralph)
1. Miley and Jake (Hannah Montana)
2. Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez (High School Musical)
3. Cinderella and Prince Charming (Cinderella)
1. Ariel and Eric (The Little Mermaid)
2. Cinderella and Prince Charming (Cinderella)
3. Pocahontas and John Smith (Pocahontas)

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