In honour of Valentine’s Day, we count down the top 10 most romantic movie moments of all time.
10 Things I Hate About You
Patrick (Heath Ledger) breaks out of his assumed bad-boy persona to dance across the school’s bleachers and serenade Kat (Julia Stiles) with the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” The fact that he artfully dodges school security while doing so makes it all the more sweet.
Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) “fly” across the Atlantic Ocean on the bow of the ship and embrace in a kiss. This iconic kiss has inspired countless boat-side smooches.
In the pouring rain a furious Allie (Rachel McAdams) finally learns that Noah (Ryan Gosling) had written love letters to her every day for a year and passionately kisses him after waiting seven years.
A Walk to Remember
Landon (Shane West) knows Jamie (Mandy Moore) is dying of leukemia, so he takes it upon himself to complete everything on her bucket list, including tattoos, and crossing state lines, but the most romantic moment is when Landon builds Jamie a telescope and, underneath the stars, asks her to marry him.
Lady and the Tramp
As “Bella Notte” plays in the background, the dogs share a spaghetti dinner, slurping up a strand of pasta from opposite ends until their mouths meet in an accidental kiss. He even gives her the last meatball.
Never Been Kissed
Josie (Drew Barrymore) invites the object of her affection, Sam (Michael Vartan), to give her a kiss during a school baseball game: her first kiss.
Underachiever Lloyd (John Cusack) tries to win over Diane (Ione Skye) by standing beneath her window, blasting Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from his boombox. Lloyd forever set the bar for romantic teen heroes.
Sleepless in Seattle
Annie (Meg Ryan) has a seemingly perfect man all ready for marriage, but she takes a risk and heads to the top of the Empire State Building for a chance to meet her soul mate, Sam (Tom Hanks).
Edward (Richard Gere) decides he can’t let Vivian (Julia Roberts) go after their “business arrangement” ends and attempts to be the knight in shining armor she’s fantasized about. Tackling his fear of heights by climbing her fire escape, he presents her with roses and asks what happens next. She tells him that she “rescues him right back.”
Juliet (Keira Knightley) has always assumed that her husband’s best friend Mark (Andrew Lincoln) hates her because he’s been so awkward around her. But when he shows up at her front door posing as a caroler and bearing cue cards declaring his love for her, she realizes just how mistaken she was. Juliet responds to the sentiment with a quick kiss, even though she knows she will never end up with him.–Erin Fitzsimmons