and the ridiculousness continues…
“Gone with the Wind” (1939)
“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 (Clark Gable) to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh)
the only thing criminal about this one, is that it didn’t make top 5. just wait ’til you see what tops the list (in this case #25), then this becomes a felony for being so far down the list.
“Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)
“I thought we would meet only in death.”
—Latika (Freida Pinto) to Jamal (Dev Pate
romantic yes. but also depressing. and better than the last one? not a chance.
“Bull Durham” (1988)
“Well, I believe in the soul, the c**k, the p*ssy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”
—Crash (Kevin Costner) to Annie (Susan Sarandon)
any man who believes those last 11 words save this from being one of the least romantic lines of all time is beyond my help.
“The Princess Bride” (1987)
“As you wish.”
—Westley (Cary Elwes) to Buttercup (Robin Wright)
now we’re getting somewhere…
“Annie Hall” (1977)
“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 (Woody Allen) to Annie (Diane Keaton)
woody allen is the only person who could deliver this line properly. that said, short of maybe Pauly Shore, he’s the least romantic man on the planet.
“When Harry Met Sally” (1989)
“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 (Billy Crystal) to Sally (Meg Ryan)
i don’t mind this one being in the top 10. it might make my list, too. what i do mind is it beating Gone With the Wind and Princess Bride.
“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993)
“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 very 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 was like … magic.”
—Sam (Tom Hanks)
this would also make my list.
“Pride & Prejudice” (2005)
“…If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love … I love … I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.”
—Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) to Elizabeth (Keira Knightley)
and this one can stay.
“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
—Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)
of course this would make my list. and i would fully support Extra if i didn’t know 2 of the 3 that beat it out…
“Love Story” (1970)
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
—Jennifer (Ali MacGraw) to Oliver (Ryan O’Neal)
i hate this quote more than earwigs. and i really hate earwigs.
“Jerry Maguire” (1996)
“You had me at hello.”
—Dorothy (Renée Zellweger) to Jerry (Tom Cruise)
this would be on my list, too. but wait for it…
“Brokeback Mountain” (2005)
“I wish I knew how to quit you!”
—Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) to Ennis (Heath Ledger)
really? number 1? or 25. whatever. really? any credibility Extra might have accumulated with this last half of the list, blown like Diehard.
your top 5. let’s hear ’em.
disagree with me? let’s hear that too.