When it comes to romance, there is no better source of inspiration than the artificial love created in films. The silver screen makes approaching women look easy, as though the perfect line rolls off your tongue rather than in fact thinking of it two weeks later. Here are some of our favourites, watch and learn, from the women as much as the men.
1 | John Travolta, Face/Off (1997)
"I hate to see you go, I love to watch you leave."
2 | Bill Murray, Lost In Translation (2004)
"Can you keep a secret? I'm trying to organise a prison break. I'm looking for, like, an accomplice. We have to first get out of this bar, then the hotel, then the city, and then the country. Are you in or you out?
3 | Kelly McGillis Top Gun (1986)
"Take me to bed or lose me forever."
4 | Hugh Grant, Notting Hill (1999)
"What if, uh, Mr. Thacker realised that he had been a daft p***k and got down on his knees and begged you to reconsider if you would...indeed...reconsider."
5 | Sean Connery, You Only Live Twice (1967)
"Now what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"
6 | Billy Crystal, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. 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."
7 | Steve Carell, Anchorman (2004)
"I would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party."
8 | Mike Myers, Austen Powers (1997)
"Shall we shag now or shag later? Yeah, baby, yeah!"
9 | Vince Vaughan, Wedding Crashers (2005)
"I'm not perfect, but who are we kidding, neither are you. And you want to know what? I dig it."
10 | Clark Kent, Gone with the Wind (1939)
"You should be kissed—and often—and by someone who knows how."
11 | Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
"It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you."
12 | Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets (1997)
"You make me want to be a better man."
13 | Will Ferrell, Anchorman (2004)
"I'm kind of a big deal."
14 | Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing (1987)
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
15 | Brad Pitt, Thelma & Louise (1991)
"I may be an outlaw, darlin', but you're the one stealing my heart."
16 | Kathleen Turner, Body Heat (1981)
"You're not too smart—I like that in a man."
17 | Gary Oldman, Dracula (1992)
"I have crossed oceans of time to find you."
18 | Josh Gad, Love & Other Drugs (2010)
"What do you say we blow this joint and then each other?"