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Can You Match These 40 Quotes to the Rom-Com?
By: Beth Hendricks
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Sometimes, an evening or a Saturday just calls for popcorn, ice cream ... and a rom-com marathon. Maybe you're hanging out with girlfriends or trying to take your mind off a recent break-up. So, you immerse yourself in the 1980s and 1990s world of Harry and Sally in "When Harry Met Sally..." or you tag along with Julia Roberts as she dates Richard Gere in "Pretty Woman." You might even opt for some of the rom-coms of the 2000s, such as "Silver Linings Playbook," "50 First Dates" or "Trainwreck." Rom-coms give us all the feels – a bit of laughing, a pinch of love – wrapped into a tidy two-hour package.
Romantic comedies throughout the years have also given us some pretty memorable quotes: "To me, you are perfect ...", "You complete me ...", or "Nice boys don't kiss like that ..." The question is: Are you enough of a rom-com phenom to identify quotes that belong in certain movies? In this quiz, we'll show you some one-liners (and some slightly longer sayings). Dig deep into your mental movie repository and tell us which rom-com these tear-jerkers and funny phrases are from. This quiz is so good you'll wish you knew how to quit us ... but you won't want to!
Great American Films Limited Partnership
Which romantic classic features this famous quote: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner?"
An all-time classic, "Dirty Dancing" features Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as romantic partners who bond over their mutual love of dancing. Grey's character, Baby, is the "Baby" in this quote uttered by Swayze's character, Johnny.
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Working Title Films
Can you place this great quote: "I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her?"
This quote is said by Julia Robert's character, Anna, to Hugh Grant's "Will," in "Notting Hill." In this movie, Roberts plays a Hollywood actress who falls for a regular guy and bookstore owner.
Universal Pictures / Channel Productions
Which rom-com classic contains this line: "That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call them something else?"
Released in 1984, "Sixteen Candles" stars Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. This quote is uttered by the character known as Jim Baker (played by Paul Dooley), and is a pretty accurate assessment of teenage crushes, if you ask us.
Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners IV / Regency International Pictures
"Baby, I'm gonna treat you so nice, you're never gonna wanna let me go," is a quote from which popular rom-com?
Maybe the rom-com against which all rom-coms are judged, "Pretty Woman" starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is full of memorable quotes, including this one spoken by Roberts' character to Gere's.
Castle Rock Entertainment / Nelson Entertainment
Which of these classics features this quote: "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?"
A rom-com classic featuring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, "When Harry Met Sally" follows the duo as they go from acquaintances to enemies to friends to sweethearts. It's one of three movies rom-com queen Nora Ephron made with Ryan — "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" are the other two.
Gracie Films / Vinyl Films
In what popular movie would you find a character saying, "Shut up, just shut up. You had me at 'hello.'"
Renée Zellweger's character cuts off Tom Cruise's character with this admonishment in "Jerry Maguire." Cruise is rambling, trying to apologize, and Zellweger lets him know he'd already said enough.
"But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all," shows up in which of these rom-coms?
Starring Julia Styles and Heath Ledger, "10 Things I Hate About You" dives into the world of teenage love. This quote comes from Styles abrasive character, Kat, who reveals her true feelings in a poem containing these words.
Little Bird / StudioCanal / Working Title Films
In which movie would you find this quote: "I like you very much ... just as you are?"
Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, reassures Renée Zellweger's Bridget that he truly does like her, despite her "bad habits." "Bridget Jones's Diary" was followed by "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" and "Bridget Jones's Baby."
Touchstone Pictures / Original Film
Which movie includes the line, "You’re the first boy I ever kissed, Jake, and I want you to be the last?"
It's Melanie's in-the-rain plea to Jake, played by Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas, respectively, in "Sweet Home Alabama." The movie follows the pair rekindling their romance after marrying and separating, but never officially divorcing.
20th Century Fox / Interaccess Film Distribution
In which of these classics will you find this simple quote: "As you wish ...?"
A cult classic released in 1987, "The Princess Bride" features Cary Elwes' character, Westley, who is known to his true love, Buttercup (played by Robin Wright), by uttering these three simple words: "As you wish..."
Touchstone Pictures / Sandollar Productions
"I knew I'd never be able to remember what Nina wore that day. But I also knew I'd never forget the way she looked," is found in which popular movie?
Steve Martin's character, George, speaks this line in the 1991 hit, "Father of the Bride." He is speaking about his wife, Nina, portrayed by Diane Keaton. The movie also features Kimberly Williams, now Kimberly Williams-Paisley, married to country musician Brad Paisley.
Which rom-com features this quote: "You make me want to be a better man?"
Jack Nicholson's character in "As Good as It Gets" utters this famous line to Helen Hunt's Carol Connelly. Nicholson's character, Melvin Udall, is something of a curmudgeon until a dog and a brave waitress soften his stance.
Fox 2000 Pictures / Temple Hill Entertainment / TSG Entertainment
Which movie features this one-liner: "It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you?"
"The Fault In Our Stars," featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, details a teenage romance between fellow cancer patients. This quote is spoken by Elgort's character, Gus, to Woodley's, Hazel Grace.
"Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away," is a quote from which of these movies?
Will Smith's character, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, utters this tear-jerker in the 2005 movie, "Hitch." Hitch is a relationship coach in this rom-com, but his own coaching tactics don't work very well for him in his own romantic dealings.
"True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another," is a line from which of these romantic comedies?
Owen Wilson's character, John Beckwith, is credited with this quote in the rom-com, "Wedding Crashers." Wilson starred alongside perennial funnyman Vince Vaughn in this 2005 release.
Wendy Finerman Productions
A character in which of these movies uttered this line, "I'm not a smart man ... but I know what love is?"
Tom Hanks has been at the center of some good rom-coms, uttering some pretty memorable lines. This one, from "Forrest Gump," is expressed by Hanks' character, Forrest, to his childhood love, Jenny.
Touchstone Pictures / K/O Paper Products / Mandeville Films
"Margaret, will you marry me? Because I’d like to date you," is a line from which of these rom-coms?
A pair thrown together by a lie, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock's characters eventually truly fall for one another in the rom-com, "The Proposal." This quote is Reynolds' character's way of finally expressing interest in Bullock's Margaret Tate.
Castle Rock Entertainment / Olive Bridge Entertainment / Zucker Productions
"Hey, I want my best friend back. Because I'm in love with her," is a quote from which of these rom-coms?
"Friends With Benefits" is a romantic comedy starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Timberlake's character, Dylan, is the one to express this quote to Kunis' Jamie, who follows it up by telling (not asking) him to kiss her in public.
Fox 2000 Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Dune Entertainment III, LLC.
"Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is slowly losing your mind." Which of these rom-coms features this quote?
Kevin Doyle, played by James Marsden, utters this tongue-in-cheek saying in the movie, "27 Dresses." Katherine Heigl headlines this movie as the always-bridesmaid, never-bride who eventually finds love of her own.
Zucker Brothers Productions
"If he were feeling what I'm feeling then he would know how it feels," is a quote spoken in this 1997 rom-com. What movie is it?
Starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz as love interests of the same man, Roberts' character, Julianne, speaks this quote in "My Best Friend's Wedding." Roberts' character tries to stop a wedding in this flick, but not without complications.
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment / Robert Simonds Productions
In which rom-com would you find this quote: "If you find somebody you can love, you can’t let that get away?"
Allen Covert, who played Sammy in "The Wedding Singer," uttered this memorable line to his friend, Robbie, played by Adam Sandler. Sandler is about to give up on love when Covert's character helps him see things more clearly.
"You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you." Which rom-com features this quote?
Pretty in Pink," released in 1986, starred Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer as characters navigating the high school dating world. It is Andrew McCarthy's character, Blane, however, who contributes this particular quote to the movie.
Paramount Pictures / W2 Film Production GmbH / MMP Verwaltungsgesellschaft MbH
In which movie would you find this quote: "I did something kind of wacky. I used Photoshop at work today to composite our faces together to see what our kids would look like."
"How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days" pits Kate Hudson against Matthew McConaughey in a love battle in this flick released in 2003. Hudson's character is out to prove how you can run a guy off in 10 days, while McConaughey is intent in his ability to make someone fall in love with him in the same time period.
"But, maybe if we just held each other or something, you would remember what it's like to be with me," is a quote from which rom-com?
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" had an all-star cast featuring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. Segel's character utters these words to Bell's, in an attempt to win her back.
Which rom-com all-star features this quote: "You might have to meet a few more jerks, but one day you're gonna meet a boy who treats you the way you deserve to be treated?"
Released in 2009 starring Matthew Perry and Zac Efron, "17 Again" follows Perry as he re-lives his high school days and attempts to correct all of the mistakes he's made as an adult.
In which of these movies will you find this quote: "I'm very discreet ... but I will haunt your dreams?"
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" follows Steve Carrell's quest for female companionship, at the urging of his friends. Jane Lynch's character, Paula, says this funny one-liner to Carrell's Andy in their mutual workplace.
The Weinstein Company
Where could you find this quote: "The only way to beat my crazy was by doing something even crazier. Thank you. I love you. I knew it from the moment I saw you. I'm sorry it took me so long to catch up. I just got stuck?"
This mouthful of a quote was expressed by Pat, played by Bradley Cooper, to Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook." Pat wants to reconnect with his wife, but life presents other plans.
Mandate Pictures / Mr. Mudd
"He is the cheese to my macaroni," is a clever one-liner from which of these movies?
As the movie "Juno's" title character, Ellen Page has this to say about Michael Cera's Paulie Bleeker: "He is the cheese to my macaroni." That's a pretty strong statement because what is macaroni without cheese, anyway?
"Since we have been together I have felt more uncomfortable, out of place, embarrassed, and just physically sick than I have in my entire life. " is a quote from which of these movies?
Reuben Feffer delivers this quote to Polly Prince in "Along Came Polly." Feffer and Prince are played by Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston, respectively. "Along Came Polly" follows Feffer's love troubles until he encounters Prince at a party.
In which rom-com would you find this quote: "You don't have to understand. You just have to have faith ... faith in destiny?"
Kate Beckinsale's character, Sara, says this quote to Jonathan, played by John Cusack, in 2001's "Serendipity." The movie addresses the ideas of fate and serendipity when it comes to love and relationships.
Happy Madison / Anonymous Content / Flower Films
"I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person," is featured in which of these movies?
Adam Sandler's character in "50 First Dates" speaks this quote to his love interest, Lucy, played by Drew Barrymore. Barrymore's character suffers from short-term memory loss so the two keep re-living their first date over and over again.
Blue Wolf / Bungalow 78 Productions / Faller/Minoff
"I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where," is a quote from which of these rom-coms?
Patch Adams, a movie based on the life of the real physician Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams, featured Robin Williams as the title character. Williams' character recites this quote, which is actually part of Pablo Neruda's Sonnet XVII.
StudioCanal / Working Title Films
Which movie includes this quote: "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."
"Definitely, Maybe" is a rom-com starring Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher released in 2008. Reynolds' character speaks this quote to Fisher's character, who responds to his marriage proposal with the movie's titled, "Definitely, maybe."
Fox 2000 Pictures / Regency Enterprises / New Regency / Stuber Pictures / Bedford Falls Productions / Dune Entertainment
In which movie would you hear the quote, "You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed. Forever?"
Starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, "Love & Other Drugs" gives us this quote about finding "the one." Gyllenhaal's character, Jamie Randall, utters this lengthy quote in this flick from 2010.
Fox 2000 Pictures / Flower Films / Bushwood Pictures / Never Been Kissed Productions
"That thing, that moment, when you kiss someone and everything around becomes hazy and the only thing in focus is you and this person and you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life, and for one moment you get this amazing gift and you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that that it will go away all at the same time." This quote/mini-monologue comes from which of these rom-coms?
Who can forget Josie Geller's heartfelt quote from "Never Been Kissed?" Geller is portrayed by Drew Barrymore as an adult-turned-undercover-high-school-student who falls for a teacher in the midst of her undercover reporting gig.
Intermedia / Tapestry Films / Dee Gee Entertainment / Prufrock Pictures
"You saved ... my shoe. I mean, my life," is a quote from which of these rom-coms?
"The Wedding Planner" is a rom-com from 2001 starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez. Lopez's character, Mary, says this quote to Eddie, played by McConaughey, after he prevents her from getting hit by a dumpster.
Gold Circle Films
Which movie boasts the quote, "I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met?"
Nick Mercer, played by Dermot Mulroney, utters this "aww" moment to Debra Messing's Kat Ellis in the romantic comedy, "The Wedding Date." Ellis hires Mercer to play her wedding date to her younger sister's wedding.
Spyglass Entertainment / BenderSpink
"I propose we not make plans. I propose we give this thing a chance and let it work out how it works out. So, what do you say? Do you wanna not make plans with me?" comes from which of these rom-coms?
"Leap Year," released in 2010, stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode as Amy's character, Anna, aims to get a marriage proposal one way or the other. Anna utters this quote to Declan, played by Goode.
Spyglass Entertainment / Cold Spring Pictures / The Montecito Picture Company
Ashton Kutcher's character in this movie shows up with carrots and this line, "You said no flowers." Which flick is it?
After getting the date and being told "no flowers," Kutcher follows orders, showing up with a bunch of carrots (literally!) to take Emma, played by Natalie Portman, out for the evening.
Which movie features this quote: "Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soulmate?"
"(500) Days of Summer," released in 2009, starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It's Chloë Grace Moretz's character, however, who delivers this pithy quote to Gordon-Levitt's character, Tom.
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