10 Most Famous Love Movie Quotes

Thursday, January 20 by Joshua Wade

The 10 most famous love movie quotes range from sentimental utterances that helped launch the careers of actresses like Renee Zellweger, to emotional favorites ranked as some of the greatest movie quotes of all time be the American Film Institute.

  1. “You had me at hello." “Jerry Maguire” (1996). Cameron Crowe’s blockbuster romantic comedy about a sports agent’s redemption earned Cuba Gooding Jr. an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and gave the world one of the most famous love movie quotes in all of film. Delivered by Renee Zellweger’s character Dorothy Boyd, “Jerry Maguire” gained Zelleger international fame.
  2. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” “Dirty Dancing” (1987). An unexpected box office hit, “Dirty Dancing” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and helped launch the career of Patrick Swayze whose character, Johnny Castle, introduced one of the most famous love movie quotes. Parodied countless times, the quote has even spawned a song by rock band Fall Out Boy.
  3. “I’ll have what she’s having.” “When Harry Met Sally…” (1989). “When Harry Met Sally…” earned Nora Ephron an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay and features a now infamous scene in Manhattan’s Katz’s Delicatessen in which Meg Ryan’s character, Sally Albright, fakes an orgasm only to be followed by one of the most famous quotes ever featured in a love movie, delivered by director Rob Reiner’s real-life mother.
  4. “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” “Notting Hill” (1999). A sentimental favorite of Hugh Grant fans, “Notting Hill” follows Grant’s character Will Thacker and his relationship with an American actress played by Julia Roberts who, near the end of the film, finds herself in a bookstore delivering one of the most famous love movie quotes in recent years.
  5. “You complete me.” “Jerry Maguire” (1996) Cameron Crowe’s 1996 award-winning romantic comedy follows the titular character and his transformation from a heartless shark in a suit to an impassioned family man who, in a pivotal climactic scene, reiterates a line read through sign language by a deaf couple earlier in the film.
  6. “Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.” “Casablanca” (1942). One of the greatest noir films ever made, “Casablanca” won an Academy Award for Best Picture and introduced a number of memorable quotes including the one delivered by Ingrid Bergman’s character Ilsa Lund which is, quite possibly, the most famous love movie quote ever uttered in the history of film.
  7. “I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than an eternity without it. One.” “City of Angels” (1998). An endearing classic in the genre of romance, the 1998 remake of Wim Wenders’ 1987 German film “Wings of Desire” chronicles an angel played by Nicholas Cage and his love affair with a doctor, beautifully portrayed by Meg Ryan.
  8. “Oh, don't you see darling? This is no time to give up. You and I, John, we, oh, no, no, John. If you die, I want to die too. Oh, oh, I love you.” “Meet John Doe” (1941) A perennial classic by cinema icon Frank Capra, the movie centers on a radiant, young Barbara Stanwyck and her burgeoning love for a loveably charming Gary Cooper whose character, John Doe, goes from a vagabond to a symbol of the people.
  9. “You make me what to be a better man.” “As Good as it Gets” (1997). Nominated for seven Academy awards, the James L. Brooks comedy earned Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress. The film follows Nicholson’s phobic misanthrope, Melvin Udall, and his hilarious pursuit of waitress Carol Connelly, played to perfection by Helen Hunt.
  10. “I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen.” “Say Anything” (1989). The directorial debut of Cameron Crowe, the film was a breakout role for John Cusack, whose lovable character Lloyd Dobler creates what is without a doubt one of the most memorable scenes in film history by holding a stereo above his head and playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to win the affections of Ione Skye’s character, Diane Court.
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