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The Most Romantic Movie Lines

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The poet Petrarch probably put it best when he told his beloved Laura, ”We’ll always have Paris.” Hang on, that’s not Petrarch—that’s Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. See, the classics make classy Valentines, but face it: Most of us learned more about romance from Nora Ephron than Catullus. So, EW presents this cozy concordance of history’s most romantic movie lines (plus a bonus compendium of memorable love achievements). Just don’t use them in a bar without consulting your copyright lawyer.

Best First Kiss
Sixteen Candles

Runner-Up
Cruel Intentions (Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Best ‘Toon Love
Lady and the Tramp

Best Hunka Hunka Burnin Sex
Kevin Costner and Sean Young in No Way Out

Best Sex Scene That Never Was
Kelly McGillis and Harrison Ford in Witness

Best Phone Sex
The Truth About Cats & Dogs

Creepiest Sex Scene
Playthings Chucky and Tiffany get it on in Bride of Chucky

Best Postcoital Glow
Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love

Best New Place For Sex
The kitchen sink (Fatal Attraction)

Hottest Bathtub Sequence
Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner in Bull Durham

Best On-Screen Chemistry
Sigourney Weaver and Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously

Worst Offscreen Chemistry
An Officer and a Gentleman‘s Debra Winger and Richard Gere

Best Platonic Romance
Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce in Carrington

Most Romantic Slow Dance
Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas in The Horse Whisperer

Runner-Up
Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding

Most Twisted Romance
Dead Ringers

Runner-Up
The Silence of the Lambs

Best Tale of Obsession
Vertigo

Runners-Up
Blue Velvet and Boxing Helena

Best Romantic Stalker
Mike White as Buck in Chuck & Buck

Most Devoted Spouse
Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves

Best Analysis Of Male/Female Relationships
Billy Crystal’s explanation of why a man and a woman can never be ”just friends” in When Harry Met Sally

Worst Coupling
Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli in New York, New York

Runner-Up
Richard Gere and Winona Ryder in Autumn in New York

Surefire Romance Killers
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Fatal Attraction

Best First Date
Nicolas Cage and Cher go to the opera in Moonstruck

Runner-up
Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez in crazy/beautiful

Best On-Screen Marriage
William Powell and Myrna Loy in The Thin Man

Runner-up
Robin Williams and Mary Beth Hurt in The World According to Garp

Second-Fiddle Lovers Who Seem More In Love Than The Leads
Meg Ryan and Anthony ”Goose” Edwards in Top Gun

Best Love From Beyond
Truly, Madly, Deeply

Best Romantic-Movie Guilty Pleasure
Revenge with Kevin Costner

Runner-Up
A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand

Most Unfulfilled Love
Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer in The Age of Innocence