It's one of the hardest things in the world: picking the right words to say to that special someone, in order to woo them and carry them off in your arms into a beautiful sunset. "Get your coat love, you've pulled" just doesn't cut it for the modern, sophisticated woman any more. Fortunately for you, we've scoured the history of the silver screen for the words and phrases of those romantic movie gods, in order to offer a little guidance to us mere mortals.
Here are 30 of the best movie chat-up lines - there's something for everyone in here, so pick wisely.
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Alex Hitchens (Hitch)
Played By: Will Smith
"I couldn’t help but notice that you look a lot like my next girlfriend"
Dennis Carson (Red Dust)
Played By: Clark Gable
"Mind if I get drunk with you?"
Castor Troy (Face/Off)
Played by: John Travolta
“I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave.”
Charles (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
Played by: Hugh Grant
"Well, this is a very stupid question and, particularly in view of our recent shopping excursion, but I just wondered, by any chance, erm, er, I mean, obviously not because I guess I've only slept with nine people, b-but I just wondered, er, I really feel, um, in short, to recap it slightly in a clearer version, er, in the words of David Cassidy in fact, er - while he was still with the Partridge family, um, I think I love you, and, er, I just wondered if by any chance you wouldn't like to, er, er, no, no, no of course not... I'm an idiot, he's not...excellent, excellent, fantastic, um, I was going to say lovely to see you, sorry to disturb...better get on."
Miles Massey (Intolerable Cruelty)
Played by: George Clooney
“Your husband told me you were the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen, but he didn’t say anything about the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”
Austin Powers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)
Played by: Mike Myers
"Let's hop on the good foot and do the bad thing."
Ben Stone (Knocked Up)
Played by: Seth Rogen
“You're prettier than I am.”
Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush (A Day at the Races)
Played by: Groucho Marx
"Marry me, and I'll never look at another horse."
Walter Gibson (The Sure Thing)
Played by: John Cusack
"How would you like to have a sexual experience so intense it could conceivably change your political views?"
Ron Burgundy (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
Played by: Will Ferrell
“I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.”
Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
Played by: Tom Cruise
“We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You…complete me.”
Zaphod Beeblebrox (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Played by: Sam Rockwell
"You want to see my spaceship?"
Tommy Basilio (Trees Lounge)
Played by: Steve Buscemi
"If I win, I get to take you home. If you win, you can come home with me."
Andy Stitzer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin)
Played by: Steve Carell
"Your hat has sequins."
Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love (The Nutty Professor)
Played by: Jerry Lewis
“Here y'are, baby. Take this, wipe the lipstick off, slide over here next to me and let's get started.”
John Nash Jr (A Beautiful Mind)
Played by: Russell Crowe
"I find you attractive. Your aggressive moves toward me... indicate that you feel the same way. But still, ritual requires that we continue with a number of platonic activities...before we have sex. I am proceeding with these activities, but in point of actual fact, all I really want to do is have intercourse with you as soon as possible."
Carol Bradshaw (Top Gun)
Played by: Meg Ryan
“Take me to bed or lose me forever”
James Bond (For Your Eyes Only)
Played by: Roger Moore
“Now put your clothes back on, and I’ll buy you an ice cream.”
Rick Blaine (Casablanca)
Played by: Humphrey Bogart
“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
Napoleon Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)
Played by: Jon Heder
"I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."
Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones's Diary)
Played by: Colin Firth
"I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences...but the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are."
C.C. Baxter (The Apartment)
Played by: Jack Lemmon
"Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe; I mean, shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were."
Van Wilder (National Lampoon's Van Wilder)
Played by: Ryan Reynolds
“Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.”
Dave (Couples Retreat)
Played by: Vince Vaughn
“Someone has to call God and tell him that one of his angels is missing.”
Count Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)
Played by: Gary Oldman
“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”
Phil Wenneck (The Hangover)
Played by: Bradley Cooper
"Ma'am, in the leopard print dress, you have an amazing rack."
Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing)
Played by: Patrick Swayze
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
White Goodman (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)
Played by: Ben Stiller
"There's no reason we need to be shackled by the strictures of the employee-employer relationship. Unless you're into that sort of thing. In which case, I got some shackles in the back. I'm just kidding. But seriously, I've got 'em."
J.D. (Thelma & Louise)
Played by: Brad Pitt
"I may be an outlaw, darlin', but you're the one stealing my heart."
William Thacker (Notting Hill)
Played by: Hugh Grant
"What if, uh, Mr. Thacker realized that he had been a daft p***k and got down on his knees and begged you to reconsider if you would...indeed...reconsider."