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Few mediums depict romance in a more touching and heart-rending way than movies. A finely crafted cinematic feature about love can make our hearts skip a beat and inspire those vibes that make us want to get up close and personal to that special someone.

So this year, why not skip the crowds this Feb. 14 and enjoy a cozy night in with a feel-good film? Whether you binge rom-coms or are a sucker for a teak-jerker, curling up on the couch for a movie that tugs at the heartstrings and something sweet to eat can make for a cuddle-worthy good time. And after all, isn’t that what this day is all about?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are 55 of the most romantic love quotes from movies. Grab a box of tissues and read on.

55 most romantic love quotes from movies

1. “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.”

– George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

2. “I never wanted to have anything in my life that I couldn’t stand losing. But it’s too late for that. It’s not because you’re beautiful and smart and perfect. I don’t feel alone anymore.” – Henry DeTamble, The Time Traveler’s Wife

3. “I love you.” “I know.”

– Princess Leia and Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back

4. “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.”

– Frances “Baby” Houseman, Dirty Dancing

5. “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.”

– Tina Modotti, Frida

6. “Are you very much in love with her?” “As much as a man can be.” “Do you think there’s a limit?” “If there is, I haven’t found it.”

– Ellen Olenska and Newland Archer, The Age of Innocence

“No matter what happens now or for the rest of my life, I’m happy now because I love you.

Phil connors

Groundhog Day

7. “Oh, I wouldn’t mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

– Augustus Waters, The Fault in Our Stars

8. “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.”

– John Keating, Dead Poets Society

9. “There I was, standing there in the church, and for the first time in my whole life I realized I totally and utterly loved one person. And it wasn’t the person next to me in the veil. It’s the person standing opposite me now…in the rain.”

– Charles, Four Weddings and a Funeral

10. “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

– David, Love Actually

11. “I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.”

– Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire

12. “You must do me this honor, you must promise me that you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.”

– Jack Dawson, Titanic

13. “People think that we’re crazy. It will never work. You’re going to fail. … Those are the beginning of every great success story.”

– Diane Court, Say Anything

love quotes from movies with couple embracing in the rain

14. “You erased me from your memories because you thought you were holding me back from having a full and happy life. But you made a mistake. Being with you is the only way I could have a full and happy life. You’re the girl of my dreams…and, apparently, I’m the man of yours.”

– Henry Roth, 50 First Dates

15. “No measure of time with you will be long enough. But, we’ll start with forever.”

– Edward Cullen, Twilight

16. “It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to, and who’ll accept you for what you are.”

– Edward Cullen, Twilight

17. “When I’m with you, I feel so safe. Like I’m home.”

– Andrew Largeman, Garden State

18. “I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the 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.”

– Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally

19. “People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance that anyone’s got for true happiness.”

– Paul Varjak, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

“Some people are worth melting for.

olaf

Frozen

20. “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.”

– William Parrish, Meet Joe Black

21. “No matter what happens now or for the rest of my life, I’m happy now because I love you.”

– Phil Connors, Groundhog Day

22. “I know I can’t make the bad go away. You’re right, I can’t. But when the bad comes again…I’m gonna be next to you.”

– Johnny, Frankie and Johnny

23. “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.”

– Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride

24. “There are people out there worth letting your guard down for. Were you happier with or without him? That’s all that really matters. It doesn’t make you weak to love someone.”

– Tina, Bros

25. “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. That’s what I’d hoped to give to you forever.”

– Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

26. “So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?” “She rescues him right back.”

– Edward Lewis and Vivian Ward, Pretty Woman

27. “I can’t figure out the mathematics of this, I just know I love you.”

– Graham Simpkins, The Holiday

love quotes from movies with couple holding hands

28. “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.”
– Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle

29. “Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.”

– Alex Hitchens, Hitch

30. “When he looks at me, the way he looks at me, he does not know what I lack or how I am incomplete. He sees me for what I am, as I am. He’s happy to see me. Every time. Every day.”
– Elisa Esposito, The Shape of Water

31. “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.”

– Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby

32. “That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was ‘I love you.’ And then even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.”

– Grandpa, Princess Bride

33. “I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”

– Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

“Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it a little while.

westley

The Princess Bride

34. “You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: This girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”

– Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

35. “I live in Notting Hill. You live in Beverly Hills. Everyone in the world knows who you are, my mother has trouble remembering my name.” “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

– William Thacker and Anna Scott, Notting Hill

36. “… If you trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.”

– Sharon Rivers, If Beale Street Could Talk

37. “You are not unlovable. There is always something to love. Even in a stupid, stupid universe where we have hot dogs for fingers, we get very good with our feet.”

– Evelyn Wang, Everything Everywhere All At Once

38. “I’m always just about to fall off of the edge of the tallest building. I stopped falling the second I saw you.”

– Tony Wyzek, West Side Story

39. “And when her lips found mine, I knew I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would compare to that one moment when I kissed the girl of my dreams for the first time and knew that my love would make it last forever.”

– John Tyree, Dear John

40. “Our love is like the wind: I can’t see it, but I sure can feel it.”

– Landon Carter, A Walk to Remember

41. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”

– Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing

42. “Some people are worth melting for.”

– Olaf, Frozen

love quotes from movies with couple embracing

43. “Loss has been a part of my journey. But it has also shown me what is precious. So has a love for which I can only be grateful.”

– Theresa Osborne, Message in a Bottle

44. “I just wanted to take another look at you.”

– Jackson Maine, A Star is Born

45. “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.”

– Céline, Before Sunrise

46. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”

– Arwen Undómiel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

47. “I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You’ve got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you.”

– Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail

48. “Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down, tells you she’s hurting before she keels, makes her a home.”

– Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity

49. “My dearest friend, If you don’t mind, I’d like to join you by your side. Where we could gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone could see, we’re simply meant to be.”

– Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

50. “Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it a little while.”

– Westley, The Princess Bride

51. “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.”

– Mac MacGuff, Juno

52. “You complete me.”

– Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire

53. “It’s like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.”

– Jonathan Trager, Serendipity

54. “Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.”

– Julianne Potter, My Best Friend’s Wedding

55. “I would rather be a ghost drifting by your side as a condemned soul than enter heaven without you. Because of your love, I will never be a lonely spirit.”

– Master Li, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


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Jackie Rupp is a longtime writer and editor who enjoys covering home, family, and lifestyle topics. She usually writes with at least one cat by her side and juggles fostering kittens with dabbling in handmade crafts. A connoisseur of pancakes, you can find her brunching when not writing or working on home renovation projects.

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