Compiling the top love quotes from movies is no easy feat. While memorable love quotes can be found in romantic comedies and dramas, they can also be found in fantasy and suspense films. Here's our list of movie love quotes that strikes a cord:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." One of the best love quotes from movies is hauntingly sung in Baz Lurhmann's "Moulin Rouge." You either hated or loved Luhrmann's frenetic explosion of color and music. Either way, it's hard to argue the fact that love, without a doubt, is the greatest thing of all.
"That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else." After 27 years, there's still no movie that captures teenage angst like "Sixteen Candles." Jim Baker (Paul Dooley) delivers one of the most memorable love quotes when he points out that they don't call them crushes for nothing.
"You can stand it! You married me for it!" The recent passing of Elizabeth Taylor has shed a renewed spotlight on her movies. One of Taylor's most memorable lines was as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." George, played by Robert Burton, screams that he can't stand Martha's tirades, to which Martha screams, "You can stand it! You married me for it!" While not traditionally romantic, this is a quote that reminds us that if you marry someone, you'd better love the hysterical fits, too.
"You are what I never knew I always wanted." Sometimes it's the person that comes out of nowhere who completely changes our life. "Fools Rush In," starring Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek, may be a completely forgettable movie with the exception of this one line that melts the heart of even one-night stands.
"This is true love. Do you think this happens every day?" In his quest to save Princess Buttercup in "Princess Bride," the irresistible Westley (Cary Elwes) fights a giant, gets tortured and becomes partly paralyzed. What for? True love, of course! Do you think it happens every day?
"You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you." With these few words Mr. Darcy erased any doubts that Elizabeth Bennett still had regarding his feelings. The 2005 version starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen is so luscious you practically want to be swinging in the rain yourself. A line from an 1813 novel that still captures our heart deserves to be recognized as one of the top movie love quotes.
"You make me want to be a better man." Making it as a top love quote on numerous lists is this zinger from "As Good As It Gets" when Melvin (Jack Nicholson) tells Carol (Helen Hunt) exactly what every woman wants to hear.
"I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself." A movie starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas as lovers who can't quite trust each other is bound to be full of memorable love quotes. This one makes the list for pointing out that love lets us be who we really are.
"If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around." This is the ending line from David's voiceover at the intro of "Love Actually." Hugh Grant plays David, the newly elected prime minister that catches the eye of a naive female staffer. Released in 2003, David and Natalie are just one of the couples whose story serves to show that love, despite the world's miseries, still exists.
"I love you even when you're sick and look disgusting." Rounding out this list of top love quotes from the movies is another line from "Love Actually." The delightful Colin Firth, as Jamie Bennett, declares to his girlfriend that he still loves her even when she's full of snot. Now that's love!