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Can You Match the Quote to the Rom-Com?
By: Jane Andrews
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
There's nothing quite like a good romantic comedy to make your heart go pitter-patter and give your spirits a little lift. They're ideal for almost any situation, whether you're recovering from a breakup, nursing a post-party hangover or enjoying a girls' night in with your best buds. From old-school classics like "Moonstruck" and "When Harry Met Sally" to Oscar-winning rom-coms such as "Silver Linings Playbook" and "As Good As It Gets," these films are filled with swoon-worthy one-liners that have become almost as memorable as the movies themselves.
Have you ever uttered the phrase "you complete me"? Do you know the true meaning of "as you wish"? Are you aware that "love means never having to say you're sorry?" If the answer is yes to any one of these questions, we have a feeling you're going to ace this quiz. It's packed with notable quotes from some of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, as well as a few obscure favorites. Your job is to identify the film that each quote is from — and try not to fall too hard for the character that's uttering them!
Are you up for the challenge? Get ready to channel your cinema-obsessed inner Cupid and see how well you do!
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Technically, this movie is not a comedy, but it's one of the most popular love stories of all time. What film is this quote from? "You jump, I jump, remember? I can't turn away without knowing you'll be alright."
Directed and written by James Cameron, "Titanic" was the highest-grossing film of all time until it was surpassed by "Avatar," another Cameron film, in 2010. A 3D version of the movie was released in 2012.
Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners IV / Regency International Pictures
"I want the fairy tale." Do you recognize this short but sweet rom-com line?
The third highest-grossing movie of 1990, "Pretty Woman" earned Julia Roberts her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She also won the 1991 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for the role.
A young Julia Stiles delivered the following line in this teen rom-com. Can you guess it? "But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."
"10 Things I Hate About You" was a 1999 comedy written as a modernization of Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew." In addition to helping launch the career of Stiles, the movie also introduced the world to a talented young actor named Heath Ledger.
Act III Communications / Buttercup Films / The Princess Bride Ltd.
"As you wish." Do you know what beloved fairy tale rom-com this famous line comes from?
Since its release in 1987, "The Princess Bride" has become one of the most celebrated and oft-quoted American rom-coms of all time. The movie starred Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Christopher Guest.
Mandate Pictures / Mr. Mudd
"He is the cheese to my macaroni." What coming-of-age indie film featured this cute quote?
Released in 2007, "Juno" received four Academy Award nominations, including ones for Best Actress and Best Picture. It won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, which was written by Diablo Cody.
TriStar Pictures / Gracie Films / Vinyl Films
Can you tell us which Tom Cruise rom-com this quote is from? "You had me at hello."
A critical and commercial success, "Jerry Maguire" was responsible for bringing a number of commonly quoted phrases into the American lexicon, including "Show me the money" and "You complete me."
20th Century Fox
"I have a head for business and a body for sin." Which late '80s rom-com is this quote from?
Directed by Mike Nichols, this 1988 hit was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. In the end, it won one Oscar — Carly Simon took home the award for Best Original Song for "Let the River Run."
Which early '90s comedy featured this romantic line? "The first time I saw you something happened to me. I never told you, but I knew that I wanted to hold you as hard as I could. I don't deserve someone like you. But if I ever could, I swear I would love you for the rest of my life."
Since its release in 1993, "Groundhog Day" has become one of Bill Murray's most beloved movies. In 2016, the film was adapted into a musical that debuted in London and ran on Broadway for more than a year.
Great American Films / Limited Partnership
"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." Do you know what classic coming-of-age film this quote comes from?
"Dirty Dancing" was a huge hit when it was released in 1987. In addition to earning more than $214 million worldwide, it was the first movie to sell more than a million copies for home video. Its wildly popular soundtrack became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
"But here I am, Sara, falling. And there's only one person that makes me feel like I can fly. That's you." What movie was this line in?
This 2005 rom-com stars Will Smith as a professional dating coach named Alex "Hitch" Hitchens. When he falls for Sara, played by Eva Mendes, he is shocked to learn that his usual techniques for wooing women do not work on her.
Gold Circle Films
"I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met." Can you guess the movie that features this quote?
This 2005 rom-com starring Dermot Mulroney and Debra Messing was disliked by critics but adored by audiences. It earned $47 million worldwide at the box office, which was roughly three times its $15 million budget.
Regency Enterprises / Atlas Entertainment
"I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One." Do know what fantasy film this quote was in?
This 1998 movie starred Nicolas Cage as an angel who falls in love with a human, played by Meg Ryan. It was loosely based on a German romantic fantasy film from 1987 called "Wings of Desire."
What teen comedy-drama featured this quote? "You told me you couldn't believe in someone who didn't believe in you. I believed in you. I always believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you. Always."
This John Hughes classic stars Molly Ringwald as Andie and Andrew McCarthy as Blaine, two star-crossed high school seniors from different sides of the tracks. Reportedly, Charlie Sheen was initially considered for the role of Blaine.
Touchstone Pictures / Original Film
"You're the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last." Reese Witherspoon delivers this line in which of the following films?
While "Sweet Home Alabama" was released in 2002 to mixed reviews, that didn't stop it from becoming a box office hit. The rom-com earned more than $180 million in box office sales worldwide, which was well above its reported $30 million budget.
Zucker Brothers Productions
"Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy." This quote is from another Julia Roberts rom-com. Can you tell us which one?
Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett starred alongside Julia Roberts in this 1997 romantic comedy. It was a global box office hit, earning more than $299 million worldwide.
The Weinstein Company
Do you recognize this sweet quote? "I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck."
Bradley Cooper says this to Jennifer Lawrence in this popular 2012 romantic comedy-drama. A critical and box office hit, the movie received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Actress, which Jennifer Lawrence won.
"It's like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together." What flick is this sweet quote from?
Set in New York City, this 2001 romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale was released in the U.S. on September 13, 2001 — two days after the attacks of September 11th. Skyline shots featuring the Twin Towers were digitally removed from the film.
The following quote is from a popular Nora Ephron flick. Which one is it? "I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly."
Released in 1998, "You've Got Mail" starred rom-com darlings Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Before making this movie, the two actors had already starred in two films together — "Joe Versus the Volcano" in 1990 and "Sleepless in Seattle" in 1993.
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"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." This is from another popular romantic drama. Can you name it?
Released in 2014, "The Fault in Our Stars" was based on a 2012 novel by John Green. The film was an instant hit, reaching number one at the box office during its opening weekend and going on to gross more than $307 million worldwide.
Di Novi Pictures / Gaylord Films / Pandora Cinema
The movie that this quote is from is more of a drama than a comedy, but it's still very romantic. Do you know what it is? "But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."
Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, "A Walk to Remember" was released in 2002. Mandy Moore, who starred alongside Shane West in the movie, won an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance for the role.
Can you name the Richard Gere rom-com that this quote comes from? "I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life. Because I know in my heart you're the only one for me."
Directed by Gary Marshall and released in 1999, "Runaway Bride" reunited Julia Roberts and Richard Gere on the big screen for the first time since 1990's "Pretty Woman." While not a critical hit, the movie grossed more than $309 million worldwide.
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"Snap out of it!" is a short but famous rom-com quote. What movie is it from?
Starring Cher and Nicholas Cage, "Moonstruck" was a huge hit when it came out in 1987. The movie grossed $80 million at the U.S. box office and became the fifth highest-grossing film in America that year.
Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison / Anonymous Content / Flower Films
Which Drew Barrymore rom-com is this quote from? "I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person."
Adam Sandler starred opposite Barrymore in this 2004 rom-com about a woman with short-term memory. The pair previously starred together in 1998's "The Wedding Singer" and went on to star in the 2014 comedy "Blended."
TriStar Pictures / Gracie Films
Tell us the movie this lovely line comes from. "You make me want to be a better man."
Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars for their performances in this hit 1997 film. It's the most recent movie since 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) to win both lead actor awards.
What John Hughes movie is this line from? "Because I'm driving you crazy and you're driving me crazy and I'd rather not see you and have you think good things about me than have you see me and hate me."
Reportedly, John Hughes wrote this teen romance in response to his disappointment over having to revise the ending of "Pretty in Pink" to appease test audiences. Unlike Duckie and Andie in "Pretty in Pink," childhood friends Watts and Keith end up together at the end of "Some Kind of Wonderful."
Paramount Pictures / Love Story Company
Do you know which movie this famous line was in? "Love means never having to say you're sorry."
Based on a novel of the same name, "Love Story" was released in 1970 and starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. One of the most quoted movie quotes of all time, this line is said twice during the course of the film.
What classic Woody Allen film is this quote from? "A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."
Released in 1977, this romantic comedy won four Academy Awards in 1978, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actress (Diane Keaton). Keaton also won a Golden Globe for her performance in the film.
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The romantic comedy-drama that this quote comes from has a bit of a sci-fi twist to it. Do you know which one it is? "I'm just ... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."
Kate Winslet received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her turn in this film, which also starred Jim Carrey. The movie also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, which it won.
Little Bird / StudioCanal / Working Title Films
"I like you very much. Just as you are." The rom-com that featured this quote was based on the book of the same name. Can you name it?
Played by Colin Firth, Mark Darcy delivers this line in the first of three movies about the romantic adventures of a charming British woman named Bridget Jones. Renée Zellweger starred in the title role for all three films.
StudioCanal / Working Title Films
Do you know what late 2000s movie this romantic quote is from? "I wanna marry you because you're the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight."
Ryan Reynolds delivers this line to Isla Fisher in this 2008 romantic comedy. He finishes his romantic declaration with: "Because the first time that I saw these hands, I couldn't imagine not being able to hold them."
StudioCanal / Working Title Films / DNA Films
"To me, you are perfect." This famous rom-com quote was written, not spoken. Do you know what movie it's from?
This popular British romantic comedy from 2003 features a star-studded ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. It was directed by Richard Curtis, who also directed "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "Notting Hill."
"I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen." What movie does this heartbreaking-yet-humorous line come from?
Released in 1989, this romantic comedy-drama starring John Cusack and Ione Skye marked the directorial debut of Cameron Crowe. Crowe went on to direct other classic films such as "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."
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The romantic comedy-drama this quote comes from was released in 2011. "I will never stop trying. Because when you find the one, you never give up."
Ryan Gosling was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in this ensemble, which also stars Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone.
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Do you know what classic late '80s rom-com this swoon-worthy quote is from? "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."
Directed by Rob Reiner, "When Harry Met Sally" starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as two best friends who fall in love. Released in 1989, the film has been named one of the top 10 romantic movies of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
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What famous Julia Roberts flick is this quote from? "I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
Released in 1999, "Notting Hill" starred Hugh Grant as a British book store owner who falls in love with a famous American actress played by Julia Roberts. A critical and box office hit, the film was the highest-grossing British film of the year.
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