April 5, 2024 | Sarah Ng

Ranking 65 Of The Best Romantic Movie Quotes


What's Your Favorite Romantic Quote?

Not all romance films are created equal, and neither are the sappy quotes we relish in. Here's our ranking of the 65 best romantic movie quotes of all time. Do you agree?

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65. A Star Is Born (2018)

"I hope it’s okay if I love you forever, Jack."

A Star Is Born (2018)Warner Bros., A Star Is Born (2018)

64. La La Land (2016)

"I don’t know what you came to do, but I wanna do it with you."

La La Land (2016)Summit Entertainment, La La Land (2016)

63. Dear John (2010)

"Two weeks together, that's all it took, two weeks for me to fall in love with you."

Dear John (2010)Screen Gems, Dear John (2010)

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62. Twilight (2008)

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb."

Twilight (2008)Summit Entertainment, Twilight (2008)

61. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

"I know this is a far throw from a hidden paradise, but wherever you are in the world, that’s where I belong."

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)Warner Bros., Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

60. Made Of Honor (2008)

"Nobody in the world makes me laugh the way you do. You’re my best friend. I just wanna be with you."

Made Of Honor (2008)Columbia, Made Of Honor (2008)

59. 50 First Dates (2004)

"I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person."

50 First Dates (2004)Columbia, 50 First Dates (2004)

58. Sixteen Candles (1984)

"That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call ’em something else.”

Sixteen Candles (1984)Universal, Sixteen Candles (1984)

57. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

"I guess I don't want to give up on you."

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)Kintop Pictures, Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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56. Say Anything (1989)

"I love you. How many more times do I have to say it?"

Say Anything (1989)Twentieth Century, Say Anything (1989)

55. The Wedding Date (2005)

"I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met."

The Wedding Date (2005)Gold Circle Films, The Wedding Date (2005)

54. Ghost (1990)

"It’s amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you."

Ghost (1990)Paramount, Ghost (1990)

53. Love Actually (2003)

"To me, you are perfect."

Love Actually (2003)Universal, Love Actually (2003)

52. Pretty Woman (1990)

"I want the fairy tale."

Pretty Woman (1990)Touchstone Pictures, Pretty Woman (1990)

51. Juno (2007)

"In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you..."

Juno (2007)Searchlight Pictures, Juno (2007)

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50. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

"I can't see anything I don't like about you."

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)Focus Features, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

49. Frozen (2013)

"Some people are worth melting for."

Frozen (2013)Walt Disney, Frozen (2013)

48. Gone With The Wind (1939)

"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."

Gone With The Wind (1939)MGM, Gone With The Wind (1939)

47. You've Got Mail (1998)

"I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly."

You've Got Mail (1998)Warner Bros., You've Got Mail (1998)

46. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

"What I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are."

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)Miramax, Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

45. A Walk to Remember (2002)

"Our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."

A Walk to Remember (2002)Warner Bros., A Walk to Remember (2002)

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44. Poetic Justice (1993)

"Love is a juice with many tastes. Some bitter, others sweet. A wine which has few vineyards."

Tupac Shakur in movie  Poetic Justice wearing gray sweatshirtColumbia, Poetic Justice(1993)

43. The Great Gatsby (2013)

"I knew that when I kissed this girl I would be forever wed to her. So I stopped. I stopped and I waited. I waited for a moment longer. Then I just let myself go."

The Great Gatsby (2013)Warner Bros., The Great Gatsby (2013)

42. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

"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."

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)Annapurna Pictures, If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

41. Frida (2002)

"At best, it's a happy delusion—these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic."

Frida (2002)Miramax, Frida (2002)

40. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

"My love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)20th Century, The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

39. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

"Let me ask you one thing. Do you think—after we've dried off, after we've spent lots more time together—you might agree not to marry me? And do you think not being married to me might maybe be something you could consider doing for the rest of your life?"

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

38. Never Been Kissed (1999)

“That moment when you kiss someone, and everything around you becomes hazy, and the only thing in focus is you and this person, and you realize that that person is the only person that you’re suppose to kiss for the rest of your life.”

Never Been Kissed (1999)Twentieth Century, Never Been Kissed (1999)

37. Pocahontas (1995)

"I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."

Pocahontas (1995)Walt Disney, Pocahontas (1995)

36. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"The only way to beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I'm sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck."

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)The Weinstein Company, Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

35. Before Sunset (2004)

"You know, I think that book that I wrote, in a way, was like building something. So that I wouldn't forget the... details of the time that we spent together. You know, like just a reminder that... that once we really did meet! You know, that this was real! That this happened!"

Before Sunset (2004)Castle Rock Entertainment, Before Sunset (2004)

34. Big Fish (2003)

"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true."

Big Fish (2003)Columbia, Big Fish (2003)

33. Hitch (2005)

"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."

Hitch (2005)Columbia, Hitch (2005)

32. 27 Dresses (2008)

"Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind."

27 Dresses (2008)Twentieth Century, 27 Dresses (2008)

31. Brown Sugar (2002)

"You are the perfect verse over a tight beat brown sugar."

Brown Sugar (2002)Searchlight Pictures, Brown Sugar (2002)

30. Mamma Mia (2008)

"When you fall, you fall. And when you’ve been defeated by love, you’re utterly defeated."

Mamma Mia (2008)Universal, Mamma Mia (2008)

29. In The Mood For Love (2001)

"It's me. If there's an extra ticket...would you go with me?"

In The Mood For Love (2001)Jet Tone Production, In The Mood For Love (2001)

28. Love, Rosie (2014)

"Because I’ve realized that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, or who you’re with, I will always honestly, truly, completely love you."

Love, Rosie (2014)Canyon Creek Films, Love, Rosie (2014)

27. Moulin Rouge (2001)

"The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

Moulin Rouge! (2001)Twentieth Century, Moulin Rouge! (2001)

26. Jerry Maguire (1996)

"You complete me." 

Jerry Maguire (1996)TriStar, Jerry Maguire (1996)

25. Notting Hill (1999)

"Don't forget: I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." 

Notting Hill (1999)PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Notting Hill (1999)

24. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

"People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that's the only chance that anyone's got for true happiness."

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)Paramount , Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

23. Dead Poets Society (1989)

"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."

Dead Poets Society (1989)Touchstone Pictures, Dead Poets Society (1989)

22. P.S. I Love You (2007)

"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."

P.S. I Love You (2007)Alcon Entertainment, P.S. I Love You (2007)

21. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

"I came here tonight because 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." 

When Harry Met Sally (1989)Castle Rock Entertainment, When Harry Met Sally (1989)

20. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"When I first saw you, I felt like I knew you, and I couldn't stop seeing my life with you, and building a family together. One that isn't stuck in the pain of the past. It's very pretty. And so, if you're asking me if my proposition still stands, then my answer is yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes."

The Light Between Oceans (2016)Heyday Films, The Light Between Oceans (2016)

19. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"I wish I knew how to quit you."

Brokeback Mountain (2005)Focus Features, Brokeback Mountain (2005)

18. The Notebook (2004)

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard, and we're gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day." 

The Notebook (2004)New Line Cinema, The Notebook (2004)

17. Dirty Dancing (1987)

"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all 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."

Dirty Dancing (1987)Vestron Pictures, Dirty Dancing (1987)

16. Runaway Bride (1999)

"When I was walking down the aisle, I was walking toward somebody who didn't have any idea who I really was. And it was only half the other person's fault, because I had done everything to convince him that I was exactly what he wanted. So it was good that I didn't go through with it because it would have been a lie. But you, you knew the real me."

Runaway Bride (1999)Paramount , Runaway Bride (1999)

15. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

"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."

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)Touchstone Pictures, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

15. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

"We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!" 

Call Me By Your Name (2017)Frenesy Film Company, Call Me By Your Name (2017)

14. Moonstruck (1987)

"I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice, it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die." 

Moonstruck (1987)MGM, Moonstruck (1987)

13. Pride and Prejudice (2005)

"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." 

Pride and Prejudice (2005)Universal, Pride and Prejudice (2005)

12. Casablanca (1942)

"We'll always have Paris." 

Screenshot of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman talking - from Casablanca (1942)Warner Bros.,Casablanca (1942)

11. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

"What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon." 

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)RKO, It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

10. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together, and I knew it. I knew it the first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I'd ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew it. It was like magic." 

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)TriStar Pictures, Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

9. About Time (2013)

"I know you've probably suspected this, but over the last month, I've fallen completely in love with you. Now, obviously this was going to happen because you're a goddess with that face, and that hair. But even if you didn't have a nice face, and even if you had absolutely no hair because of some bizarre medical reason, I'd still adore you."

About Time (2013)Translux, About Time (2013)

8. Titanic (1997)

"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me...it brought me to you. And I'm thankful for that, Rose. I'm thankful."

Jack and Rose on TitanicParamount , Titanic (1997)

7. Bridges of Madison County (1995)

"This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime." 

Bridges of Madison County (1995)Warner Bros., Bridges of Madison County (1995)

6. Meet Joe Black (1998)

"Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I'm not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven't lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived."

Meet Joe Black (1998)Universal, Meet Joe Black (1998)

5. Shakespeare In Love (1998)

"You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die."

Shakespeare In Love (1998)Universal, Shakespeare In Love (1998)

4. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

"I've come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours."

Sense and Sensibility (1995)Columbia, Sense and Sensibility (1995)

3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

"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 will keep me from being a lonely spirit."

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)Sony Pictures Classics, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

2. The Notebook (2004)

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me.”

The Notebook (2004)New Line Cinema, The Notebook (2004)

1. Before Sunrise (1995)

"I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt."

Before Sunrise (1995)Castle Rock Entertainment, Before Sunrise (1995)


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