Grand moves, wonderfully flawed relationships, and, of course, amazingly expressive declarations of love abound in romantic films, from rom-coms to tragedies. These cinematic events may not occur very frequently in real life, but you may spend two hours in a realm wherein they do with the assistance of your favorite rom-com and its romantic movie lines.
Continue on for 30 of Hollywood’s most romantic movie quotes, perfect for any situation, even if you’re going to get married (try putting them on your décor or integrating these sweet lines into your vows! ), wanting to spice up your relationship, or simply fantasizing about your blissfully ever after.
1. “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, meant we were supposed to be together, and I knew it.”
– from Sleepless in Seattle
By offering its key protagonists two distinct but similarly practical love philosophies, Sleepless In Seattle strikes a balance between passion and practicality. Annie believes that the whole concept of sparks-flying, actually intended love, is a fairy tale. However, Sam believes genuine love exists since he had it with his spouse, but he doesn’t think it can occur to the same people twice.
2. “The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”
– by Mac Macguff from Juno
No parent would’ve been overjoyed if his adolescent girl became pregnant, yet instead of rage, Mac was accepting. He was also very expert at delivering advice.
3. “I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.”
– by Nick Mercer from The Wedding Date (2005)
Kat Ellis is a divorced New Yorker who travels to London to become the maid of honor for her younger half-sister Amy’s marriage. Her best person is her ex-fiancé, who ditched her two years ago without warning. She hires sophisticated gentleman Nick Mercer to masquerade as her lover, fearful of approaching him and wanting to please him.
Kat plans to make Jeffrey, her ex-boyfriend, jealous, but her scheme backfires when Nick persuades everyone, particularly herself, that they are deeply in love. Kat then begins to fall for Nick as he gradually falls for her.
4. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
– by Harry from When Harry Met Sally
Harry Burns with Sally Albright both finished the University of Chicago in 1977, and they drove to New York City together to begin journalism school and a profession. Harry has been seeing Amanda, a friend of Sally’s.
Sally disputes Harry’s notion that men & women can’t be buddies because “the sex element stands in the way” during the trip. Sally gets enraged when Harry informs her she is quite pretty at a restaurant, and she suspects him of attempting a move at her. They part ways in New York on bad terms.
5. “I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”
– by Baby from Dirty Dancing
Baby is from a wealthy household, and her parents and some others refer to her as “Baby.” She has an elder sister, Lisa, and is also the youngest child of Dr. Jake and Marjorie Houseman.
Baby intends to study economics at Mount Holyoke College in developing nations before joining the Peace Corps. Frances Perkins, the very first woman in the United States Cabinet, inspired her name.
6. “I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want to get out. But I also guarantee… that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart… you’re the only one for me.”
– by Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride
Maggie Carpenter is a kind, strong-willed, yet insecure lady in Runaway Bride. Maggie is a lady who is unsure of what she wants out of life. Despite her beauty and charms, she struggles to be herself even in the presence of people closest to her.
7. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
– by Arwen, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Arwen is a powerful, persuasive, and self-assured woman. Arwen will only do what she believes is right in the end. No matter how many prominent leaders try to persuade her to go a certain path, she will make her own decisions. And allowing her heart to get in the way of her head will only happen if she allows it.
8. “If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes.”
– by Gerry, P.S I Love You
He’s a nice, giving, and gorgeous man who remained romantic until the very end. Even in death, Gerry has been a source of inspiration for his young widow. In a gloomy world, the writings he left behind have helped her glimpse the light.
Gerry is a charming, funny, and passionate character. Gerry’s charming Irish accent isn’t his only selling point. Gerry is guaranteed to make any female drool with his guitar, charm, and good looks. In Gerry’s life, however, there was only one lady, and her name was Holly.
9. “Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
— by Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American adolescent film produced and directed by Peter Weir & featuring Robin Williams. It was scripted by Tom Schulman and produced by Peter Weir. It gives an account of an English teacher who motivates his students by studying poems at the fictitious exclusive conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy in 1959.
10. “That’s what people do. They leap and hope to God they can fly. Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, ‘Why in the hell did I jump?’ But here I am, Sarah, falling. And there’s only one person that makes me feel like I can fly. That’s you.”
– by Alex Hitch, Hitch
Hitch’s Alex Hitch is a calm, astute, and committed individual. Hitch goes to great measures to guarantee that his clients’ businesses succeed. He’s a master at setting up and analyzing love scenes. If you’re only searching for sex, don’t bother looking for him. Only guys who appreciate women are taken on by Hitch.
11. “I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.”
– by Joel Barish from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Joel Barish is a melancholy, reticent, and introverted character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Joel had always liked to be a hermit, muttering his few words when he did talk. Clementine embraced and extended him, providing a temporary reprieve from the fear that had hindered him from leaping headfirst into life. It’s more difficult than ever to keep afloat when all he has are his memories.
12. “I’ve fallen in love. I’m an ordinary woman. I didn’t think such violent things could happen to ordinary people.”
– from Brief Encounter
A wedded doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburb homemaker (Celia Johnson) begin a quiet but intense, and ultimately disastrous, loving relationship after an accidental meeting on a railway platform. This movie, directed by David Lean as well as based on Noel Coward’s play Still Life, skillfully examines the thrill, anguish, and softness of an illicit love story and has impacted many a cinematographic brief encounter ever since its official launch.
13. “I don’t want to sound foolish, but remember, love is what brought you here. And if you’ve trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.”
– from If Beale Street Could Talk
Baldwin’s narrative is told through the perspective of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl who is in romance with Fonny, a youthful sculptor who really is the dad of her kid. Tish and Fonny had made a commitment to marry, but Fonny was wrongly convicted of a heinous crime and arrested. As their parents work to clear his reputation, the young lovers endure a kaleidoscope of feelings, sorrow, and hope—as they confront an unknown future.
Baldwin has made two protagonists so vivid and completely realized that they will be enchantingly embedded in the American psyche inside a love story that conjures melancholy, where desire and grief are inextricably entwined.
14. “Clare, I want to tell you again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.“
– by Audrey Niffenegger from The Time Traveler’s Wife
What if one of them couldn’t stop drifting in and out of time? This debut novel, which is both innovative and inventive, asks issues about life, love, and the influence of time on relationships.
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut novel, tells the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventurous librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six years old. Henry was thirty-six years old and married when Clare was twenty-three years old, and Henry was thirty-one years old.
15. “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.”
– by Robert Kincaid from Bridges of Madison County
Robert Kincaid collects images from his surroundings and has them published in prominent publications. He appears to Francesca as a distillation of desire, tall and wiry with a powerful yet gentle demeanor, and she has a similar impact on him. Robert, who refers to himself as “one of the last cowboys” (105), feels that he does not belong in the contemporary world and that he is a kind that will soon go extinct. The character represents a conflict between time and eternity; he feels he is an old-fashioned, fading soul, but his meeting with Francesca recasts his imaginative notion of temporal life as part of a magnificent, eternal design.
16. “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.”
– by Seth, City of Angels (1998)
This is the narrative of Seth (Nicolas Cage), a human-invisible angel who travels the Los Angeles region. As a person’s death approaches, he needs to spend time with them and appears visible, functioning as their traveling companion on their journey to the afterlife. His encounter with Maggie (Meg Ryan), a devastated heart surgeon, prompts him to give up his eternity and live on Earth with her as a thinking human being.
17. “No, I like you very much. Just as you are.”
– by Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’s Diary‘s Mark Darcy is a conservative, bashful, and rigid man. Bridget first considers Mark Darcy to be nasty and, worse, uninteresting.
His ostensibly arrogant and haughty demeanor is only a shell that conceals a tender and passionate spirit. Mark Darcy may be every woman’s ideal man, but you’d never guess it from his appearance.
18. “I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is.”
– by Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump
The hero and mayor characters in the film, according to the writer, are Forrest as a hero and Forrest as the mayor.
The movie’s Forrest character has all of the Big Five personality types, including Openness, Contentiousness, Extraversion or Introversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, although Forrest’s dominant personality trait is Agreeableness.
Forrest is amiable, and his personality is adaptable, trustworthy, cooperative, forgiving, empathetic, soft-hearted, and tolerant.
19. “I don’t wanna love in half measures. I want it all. And to have it all, we have to risk it all.”
– by Lara Jean from To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Lara Jean shines brightly as the protagonist of the To All the Boys series by remaining loyal to herself. She’s effervescent and carefree as she begins her rom-com romance with Peter and her emotional connection with John.
On the negative side, Lara Jean has trouble deciding what she wants and feeling confident in her relationship. Having said that, it’s tough not to like her vibrant personality.
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20. “I want to tell you with my remaining strength that I love you. I always have. I’ll drift next to you every day as a ghost just to be with you. Even if I was banished to the darkest place, my love would keep me from being a lonely spirit.”
– by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee produced Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000, while Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus, as well as Kuo Jung Tsai, wrote the screenplay. Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, with Chang Chen, are among the multinational cast of Chinese origin in the movie. It is modeled on Wang Dulu’s Chinese series of novels, which was serialized between 1941 and 1942 as a portion of his Crane Iron pentalogy.
21. “As you wish.”
– by Westley from The Princess Bride
Westley is only motivated by his feelings for Buttercup. In chapter one, he reveals to her that all he does is to please her: “Because of you, I’ve been able to teach myself new languages. I built a robust body because I thought a muscular body would delight you.”
Throughout the novel, his love-driven determination extends to many other goals, and he discovers everything the world has to offer in the hopes of one day being able to regain his lover.
As a result of his encounter with the Dread Pirate Roberts, he returns to Florin with the intention of performing everything to godlike perfection. He is a better duelist than Inigo. He’s a better wrestler than Fezzik. He is a better thinker than Vizzini.
Westley has the ability to survive Count Rugen’s killing machine. He has the ability to scare Prince Humperdinck, who is overconfident. In summary, he is the ideal guy despite their flaws, just as Buttercup is the ideal woman.
22. “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.”
– by Big Fish
Big Fish is a fantastical comedy film written and directed by Tim Burton and inspired by Daniel Wallace’s 1998 series of novels. In addition to Ewan McGregor, Billy Crudup, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Guillaume, Steve Buscemi, Marion Cotillard, and Danny DeVito are the cast. The movie follows a dissatisfied son as he attempts to separate reality from fantasy in his deceased father’s life.
23. “I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise never to forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love.”
– by Leo from The Vow (2012)
Leo is a witty, quirky, and loving man in The Vow (2012). Leo is not frightened of love or commitment; in fact, he seeks them out. He’s so dedicated to his wife, Paige, that he’ll go to any length to reclaim her when she has a life-altering injury and loses her memories. Don’t be fooled by the guitar hanging over his shoulder; Leo is no slacker. He gets what he wants when he wants it.
24. “I hate the way you talk to me and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car; I hate it when you stare; I hate your big dumb combat boots and the way you read my mind; I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme; I hate it; I hate the way you’re always right; I hate it when you lie; I hate it when you make me laugh; even worse when you make me cry; I hate it when you’re not around and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly, I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”
– by Kat Stratford from 10 Things I hate about you
Kat Stratford is a clever, sassy, and rebellious little woman from 10 Things I Hate About You. Kat might come out as arrogant and snobbish, but she also has a softer, more sensitive side that is rarely seen. Above all, she is a deviant who is loyal to herself, regardless of the consequences.
People think of Kat as a “scary” girl, yet she has a really lovely and sympathetic heart underneath her fiery and disobedient exterior. Kat is reclusive and reclusive, although she may have a good time with those at a party after several shots of tequila. Kat is a powerful, autonomous Capricorn with a Scorpio rising sign and a Taurus moon for those that are curious.
25. “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!”
– from On Golden Pond
Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) with his reconciling wife Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) enjoy their summers on the beaches of lovely Golden Pond at a wealthy New England vacation house. Chelsea (Jane Fonda), their adult child, arrives with her new fiancee and his adolescent son, Billy (Doug McKeon), on their trip to Europe in the year. Chelsea arrives after abandoning Billy’s well-behind bond with Norman, hoping to mend her broken relationship with her elderly father until it’s too late.
26. “Can’t you see? Every step I have taken since I was that little girl on the bridge was to bring me closer to you.”
– by Sayuri from Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Sayuri is a wet, elegant, and resolute woman in Memoirs of a Geisha. Sayuri is maturing into a beautiful and captivating young lady. She has endured years of pain and exhaustion in order to become a fully-fledged geisha capable of attracting the Chairman’s attention.
27. “Swoon. I’ll catch you.”
– by Count Laszlo de Almásy from The English Patient (1996)
The English Patient’s Count Laszlo de Almásy is reticent to the verge of being taciturn. “I once traveled with a guide who was bringing me to Faya,” he says of himself. For nine hours, he didn’t say anything. “Faya!” he exclaimed at the end, pointing to the horizon. That was a fantastic day.” When Almásy does talk, he has a dry wit and an excellent sense of humor. He is intelligent, yet he appears to be gloomy.
28. “You complete me.”
– by Jerry Maguire from Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire is a fictional character. He is a charming, vivacious, and determined man. Jerry was destined to work as a sports agent. Despite the recent upheavals in his life, he has faith in his capacity to triumph in the end.
He declares, “You will lose if you pursue me. I overcame adversity! Jerry Maguire is not to be taken lightly!” Despite his determination, his concentration is beginning to shift.
He had a strong desire to work at a top agency for a long time. But, since meeting Dorothy, he’s rethinking what it means to be successful.
29. “You want the moon? Just say the word, and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.”
– by George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life
George Bailey, the hero of It’s a Wonderful Life, is a kind but unhappy guy. When all George does is disrupt the lives of others around him, he has no idea what his life is worth. He believes that everyone would be much better off if it hadn’t been for him. Before settling down, no one ever thinks about what he wants or what his hopes and objectives are. He’s made one mistake too many.
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30. “After all, I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”-
– by Anna, Notting Hill
Anna from Notting Hill is a wise and clever woman who is a little cynical. Years of continuous shooting, media exposure, and interviews have made her all too familiar with Hollywood’s inner workings. She has a cynical and realistic outlook on life but also a strong romantic tendency that clashes with her jadedness and practicality.
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