5 of the best romantic movie scenes

Mark Daniell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:10 AM ET

We get it. It’s Valentine’s, you’ve got just enough time to snag some chocolates, and you literally got the last card at your local gift shop. The dinner reservations are made. If you’re lucky – and you live in Toronto – you thought ahead and got that special someone tickets to Justin Timberlake. Otherwise it’s movie night for the both of you. So in honour of the big day, here are five hidden gem romantic scenes from the movies. We aren’t guaranteeing you will get action if you casually drop one of these, but it’ll up your chances by 20%. By the way, Titanic isn't on here 'cause that would just be too obvious.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A heartbroken man undergoes a procedure to erase the love of his life from his memory, but *spoiler alert* it doesn’t work.

Joel: I can't see anything that I don't like about you.
Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me.
Joel: Okay
Clementine: [pausing] Okay

It's a perfect ending to a perfect movie.

When Harry Met Sally...

It’s always nagged at us – just a little – that there wasn’t a sequel to this 1989 rom-com. But after a whole lot of will-they, or won’t-they, Billy Crystal’s Harry and Meg Ryan’s Sally hook up for good. Just for the record, we like the chocolate sauce on the side.

Harry Burns: The first time we met, we hated each other.
Sally Albright: No, you didn't hate me, I hated you. The second time we met, you didn't even remember me.
Harry Burns: I did too, I remembered you. The third time we met, we became friends.
Sally Albright: We were friends for a long time.
Harry Burns: And then we weren't.
Sally Albright: And then we fell in love.
Sally Albright: Three months later we got married.
Harry Burns: Yeah, it only took three months.
Sally Albright: Twelve years and three months.
Harry Burns: We had this - we had a really wonderful wedding.
Sally Albright: It was - it really was a... beautiful wedding.
Harry Burns: It was great. We had this enormous coconut cake.
Sally Albright: Huge coconut cake with a - with a - tiers and there was this very rich chocolate sauce on the side.
Harry Burns: Right, cause not everybody likes it on the cake, cause it makes it very soggy.
Sally Albright: Particularly the coconut soaks up a lot of excess and you really - it's important to keep it on the side.
Harry Burns: Right.

Jerry Maguire

“You had me at hello” and “You complete me” are two of the most memorable lines ever heard in a Tom Cruise movie.

Jerry: I love you. You... you complete me. And I just...
Dorothy: You had me at "hello.”

Before Sunrise

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s long-running romance has captivated us for 20 years. Since meeting on a train in Vienna to last summer’s vacation in Greece, I love catching up with Jessie and Celine every 10 years. But it’s the closing scene in the middle film that always makes me smile. After a 70 minute real-time stroll through Paris, the pair are at a crossroads with Nina Simone helping set the scene for what comes next.

Celine: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.
Jessie: I know.

You’ve Got Mail

Yeah it’s dated – the website is still up and it is hilarious. But that’s what gives it some charm. Meg Ryan plays the owner of an independent bookstore who finds herself falling hopelessly in love with a man she meets online. One hitch: the fella (Tom Hanks) is president of a bookstore conglomerate. Her store gets shuttered, but by the end they make it work.

We wanted it to be both of them too. P.S. Don't forget to say, "I love you" before leaving for work today.

Joe Fox: Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't cry.
Kathleen Kelly: I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.


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