Top 10 Romantic Movie Lines

Remember that moment in Casablanca, when Rick turns to Ilsa and says: ‘here's looking at you, kid’, and she replies: ‘I wish I didn't love you so much.’ Every so often, a classic, romantic movie moment such as this will leap into love line history. Here are the top 10 – if you’ve missed any we suggest you buy the DVD immediately.

#10: ‘I’d ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything’ – Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), Good Will Hunting (1997).

#9: ‘Love is too weak a word for what I feel – I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?’ – Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), Annie Hall (1977).

#8: ‘I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that’s all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me.’ – Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson), As Good As It Gets (1997).

#7: ‘I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. 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.’ – Harry Burns (Billy Crystal), When Harry Met Sally (1989).

#6: ‘Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.’ – Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley), American Beauty (1999).

#5:’Ehm, look. Sorry, sorry. I just, well, this is a very stupid question and…, particularly in view of our recent shopping excursion, but I just wondered, by any chance, eh, I mean obviously not because I’ve only slept with nine people, but-but I-I just wondered… ehI really feel, in short, to recap it slightly in a clearer version, ehh, the words of David Cassidy in fact, while he was still with the Partridge family, um, ‘I think I love you,’ and I-I just wondered by any chance you wouldn’t like to… Eh… Eh… No, no, no of course not… I’m an idiot, he’s not… Excellent, excellent, fantastic, eh, I was gonna say lovely to see you, sorry to disturb… Better get on…’ – Charles (Hugh Grant), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

#4: ‘You… complete me.’ – Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise), Jerry Maguire (1996).

#3: ‘We’ll always have Paris.’ – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca  (1942).

#2: ‘Love means never having to say you’re sorry.’ – Oliver Barrett (Ryan O’Neal), Love Story  (1970).

#1: ‘No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.’ – Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Gone With The Wind (1939).