Nothing makes you believe a movie's storyline better than co-stars with chemistry. As we gear up to watch Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson play arch enemies in the upcoming thriller No Good Deed, we just couldn't help looking at what a good looking pair they make. From Carmen Jones to Think Like a Man, here are 15 films with the sexiest co-stars.
Dorothy Dandrige and Harry Belafonte
Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte's amazing chemistry in the 1954 musical Carmen made the film (and this photo) an instant classic!
Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams
In the 70s, there was no better pairing than Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams - in both Lady Sings the Blues (1972) and Mahogany (1975).
Diahann Carroll and Sidney Poitier
Poitier and Carroll played two (very good looking) American expats who fall in love while living in Paris in the 1961 film Paris Blues.
Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs
It was hard to imagine which two actors could bring Terry McMillans' hot romance novel to life, but as soon as then-newcomer Taye Diggs flashed his pearly whites at Angela Bassett we knew that the right call had been made.
Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy
All of the couples in Think Like A Man Too were cute, but Taraji and Michael's steamy chemistry was unmatched.
Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba
While it's hard to imagine anyone not having amazing chemistry with Idris Elba, he and Gabrielle Union's attraction in Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls definitely stood out from the pack. Who can forget the passion that ignited between the two during their first date?
Photo by Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps
Love and Basketball became a rom-com staple thanks to Sanaa and Omar's ability to make us believe that childhood love can last a lifetime.
Photo by New Line Productions, Inc.
Halle Berry and Eddie Murphy
New Line Cinema
Paula Patton and Laz Alonso
The affinity between Laz and Paula in Jumping the Broom made it hard to believe the two actors weren't actually getting married.
Photo by Sony Pictures
The Cast of 'The Best Man'
Add the entire cast of The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday to any list of sexiest co-stars.
Nia Long and Larenz Tate
We still get chills everytime Larenz recites 'A Blues for Nina (Brotha to the Night)' to Long in front of a club full of people in 1997's Love Jones — "Hey baby, can I be your slave?"
Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker
In Something New (2006), Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker reminded us that true sparks don't recognize color or clout.
Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut
The sparks between Shante (Fox) and Marcus (Chestnut) proved to be more powerful than all of the break-up rules in Two Can Play That Game.
Eddie Murphy and Shari Headley
Prince Akeem and Lisa McDowell's love (and good looks) keep us hooked on Coming to America.
Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba
Henson plays Terri, a district attorney whose home is terrorized by ex-convict Colin (Elba) in the upcoming thriller, No Good Deed (September 12).