10 Most Famous Romantic Movie Lines

Tuesday, January 25 by Andrew Jett

Even if you’re not a film buff, you’ve probably still heard the 10 most famous romantic movie lines. Full of sweeping emotion and intense chemistry, these romantic movie lines cause women everywhere to swoon.

  1. “We’ll always have Paris.” from “Casablanca” As one of the most famous romantic movies of all time, this 1942 film is stuffed with memorable scenes. Humphrey Bogart utters this famous line to a tearful Ingrid Bergman, who is about to board a plane and end their relationship.
  2. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” from “Love Story” Featuring prevalent undertones of death and loss, this 1970 movie starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw is as much a tragedy as it is romantic. This famous line is uttered multiple times during the film, and is a running theme throughout.
  3. “You complete me.” from “Jerry Maguire” Full of memorable quotes, this 1996 movie could comprise a list of ten most famous romantic movie lines all by itself. It’s a sweet love story about a sports agent and his assistant. This line is part of Tom Cruise’s romantic speech at the climax of the film.
  4. “You should be kissed. And often. And by someone who knows how.” from “Gone with the Wind” Perennial cool guy Clark Gable knows how to talk to women. His demeanor in this 1939 classic was no exception. Gable and Vivien Leigh lit up the screen with their famous lines in this romantic movie about love in the Reconstruction Era south.
  5. “You make me want to be a better man.” from “As Good As It Gets” Jack Nicholson plays a troubled novelist in this romantic 1997 movie. He utters this famous line while trying to woo Helen Hunt’s waitress character. Great dialogue like this earned each of them an Academy Award.
  6. “Nobody puts baby in a corner.” from “Dirty Dancing” While not necessarily romantic in and of itself, you’ve got to consider context in this famous romantic movie line. This 1987 movie tells the story of dance teacher Patrick Swayze falling in love with his student. Swayze’s character is a badass, though, uttering this line after fist-fighting pseudo-tough guys and scoring with Jennifer Grey.
  7. “As you wish.” from “The Princess Bride” This 1987 film stands alone as the only entry on the list of the ten most famous romantic movie lines that could be considered a comedy. Although full of funny moments, it’s got plenty of romantic lines as well. Cary Elwes says this line throughout the movie as he fights to rescue his captured lover.
  8. “To the stars.” from “Titanic” A modern epic, this 1997 film was a big-budget romantic movie. Leonardo DiCapprio and Kate Winslet play lovers on the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage. While hiding out from the ship’s security inside a car, Winslet utters this famous romantic movie line just before pulling DiCapprio into the backseat.
  9. “I wish I knew how to quit you.” from “Brokeback Mountain” Long before turning heads in his performance as The Joker, Heath Ledger played a ranch hand alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in this 2005 romantic movie about two men falling in love on a Wyoming mountain. Their relationship is complex, and Ledger considers breaking things off as he says this famous line to Gyllenhaal.
  10. “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” from “The Notebook” Women everywhere swoon over this modern romance movie classic. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams play lovers in this 2005 film telling a love story that spans decades. Gosling utters this line to McAdams in a key beachside scene depicting their undying devotion.
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