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Romantic or revolting? Best and worst movie pickup lines

May 30, 2008

cruise1.jpgNetwork Video, an Australian video retail company,  has come up with its list of the best and the worst move pick up lines.

Here’s the best…

1. ”We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You … complete me.”- Tom Cruise to Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire, 1996

2. ”Marry me, and I’ll never look at another horse.” – Groucho Marx to Margaret Dumont in A Day at the Races

3. ”I want to take care of you.” “Good … ’cause I really need to be taken care of.”
- Billy Bob Thornton to Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball

4. ”I want all of you. Forever. Every day.” – Ryan Gosling to Rachel McAdams in The Notebook

5. ”Mind if I get drunk with you?” – Clark Gable to Jean Harlow in Red Dust

6. ” I know what I want, because I have it in my hands right now. You.” – Gerard Butler to Hilary Swank in Ps I Love You

7. ”You came back to this bar to see me tonight, didn’t you?”"What if it wasn’t you I came here to see tonight?” “Well, ya’ got lucky.” – Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling in The Verdict

And here’s the worst…                                                                             bonham-carter.jpg

1. ”You’re 38 and you look it” – Aaron Eckhart to Helena Bonham Carter in Conversations With Other Women

2. ”I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I’m a sure thing.” – Julia Roberts to Richard Gere in Pretty Woman.

3.  “Are you stalking me? Because that would be super” – Ryan Reynolds to Tara Reid in Van Wilder.

4. ”I could find the whole meaning of life in those sad eyes.”- Nathan Fillion to Kerri Russell in Waitress

5. “You think I’m gorgeous … you want to kiss me … you want to hug me … you want to love me … you want to smooch me … ” – Sandra Bullock to Benjamin Bratt in Miss Congeniality

6. “You were hoping for a goodnight kiss?”"No, you know. I’ll tell ya, I was hoping to get goodnight laid…” – Matt Damon and Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting

7. “Would you like to have breakfast with me?” “Sure, fine.” “Shall I phone you or nudge you?” – Mary Mcdonnell and Stephen Tobolowsky in Sneakers

What do you think was the best — or the worst — movie pickup?


Without a doubt, it is when William Hurt siddles up to Kathleen Turner on a hot Florida summer night and says “You can stand next time to if you promise not talk about the heat.”

Posted by Michael Piston | Report as abusive

That was, of course, in the definitive neo-Noir film “Body Heat”.

Posted by Michael Piston | Report as abusive

I’d have to agree, the line from Body Heat is pretty much the winner:


“I have crossed oceans of time to find you.”
(Gary Oldman to Winona Ryder, Bram Stoker’s Dracula)

Posted by Nisha V. | Report as abusive

i know i screwed up … but i will love you forever.

Big to carrie (sex and the city). I got all choked up.

Posted by m thompson | Report as abusive

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