18 Rom-Com Lines That Are So Ridiculous

These lines make the “aw” uncomfortable.

There’s enough cheese in these lines to start a pizzeria, so get ready because we’re going to review the 15 most ridiculous rom-com lines.

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I’ll put it simply here: I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedy, so you might have a very different opinion on the quotes mentioned on this list, and that’s perfectly fine. Even so, some of you might find it hard to believe that these are real lines that real actors said with their mouths…


“But most of all 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


I know how heartbreaking Kat’s poem is, and the fact that Julia Stiles was really brought to tears makes this scene even better. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the last line of the poem sounds strange.


“Why do you even want to marry me?” / “So I can kiss you whenever I want.” — Sweet Home Alabama

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Look, I know these lines were spoken by children, but come on.


“I know I want more. I invented the concept. The question is how much more?” / “I want the fairy tale.” — Pretty Woman

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This movie is supposed to be a modern fairy tale, but no real modern woman would give such an answer.


“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry met Sally…

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That doesn’t really sound right when you think about it.


“Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.” — A Cinderella story

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There is certainly no subtlety here.


“I’ll always love you.” — Pretty in Pink

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Andie was originally supposed to end up with Duckie instead of Blane, and that line from the latter makes a part of us wish that had happened. This quote sounds like something a robot would say just as it was learning to love, rather than a normal teenager.


“I’d rather argue with you than make love to anyone else.” — The Wedding Date

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Sometimes a fight with someone means you shouldn’t even be with them. But all in all, this Dermot Mulroney quote sounds boring and just plain wrong, especially considering his character is a male escort.


“Nice boys don’t kiss like that.” / “Oh yeah, dammit.” — The Diary of Bridget Jones

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Although this film is based on the Helen Fielding novel, Mark’s response in the film’s final conversation sounds like it was written by a college fraternity boy. That quote doesn’t sound like something a grown man would say in real life, and it really undermines the romance of Bridget and Mark’s kiss.


“I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy and begging him to love her.” — notting hill

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This is probably one of the most memorable lines from this Julia Roberts classic, but some people don’t like to remember it. I get that it’s meant to be cute, but this line reduces Robert’s character to a little girl begging for her Prince Charming to love her. It even looks like she’s having trouble keeping a straight face while saying it.


“Actually, it’s really funny. At first I wasn’t into him. He used to shoot spit at me in Spanish class, which is pretty much junior high. But one night when I was brushing my hair, I found this spit slug, but it really was a note and it said, ‘What’s up?’ And I thought, ‘That’s so cute.'” — valentines day

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Not the kind of story you want to tell your kids.


“So Margaret, marry me. Because I’d like to go out with you.” — The application

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For one, saying “marry me” instead of asking someone if they would sounds emphatic and really corners them. But then this line Yes, really cannot hold the landing. And Deadpool here knows a thing or two about bad landings.


“He’s the cheese to my macaroni.” — Juno

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Talk about cheesy. I understand that this line is meant to be something a nerdy teenager would come up with, but this line would even make Urkel say, “Really?”


“Kevin, this is probably the most adorable creature I’ve ever met, and if she’s even as good looking as a mailbox, I’d be crazy not to turn my life upside down and marry her.” — You have mail

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So would you marry a mailbox? The filmmakers really went a little too far with the Post-related premise with that line, and it’s especially outrageous to have the great Tom Hanks voice it.


“I’ll just hang around the mistletoe and hope to be kissed.” — love actually

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Gee, thanks for the clarification. I thought you just wanted to try the guacamole.


“Any man has a chance at any time to knock a woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.” — trailer hitch

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Did the person who wrote that line even know what that idiom meant? What he describes is tripping someone up. He says boys should let women trip. But I think we should expect that from a movie about a man teaching other men to lie to women to help them be lucky.


“Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed.” — Four weddings and one death

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I don’t care how in love you are. You will definitely notice such a downpour. And that line is only made worse by Andie MacDowell’s lumber delivery. While Four weddings and one death Considered one of the best rom-com movies out there, there’s no denying that line has fallen a little flat.


“I’ll treat you like my personal jungle gym.” — The kissing booth 2

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Is that supposed to be sexy? I’m still trying to understand this image in my brain. And it just sounds like that line was written by a little kid, which makes this seduction even more uncomfortable.


“It’s turkey time. sip sip.” — Gigli

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Seriously, I winced writing that quote. Gigli is widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time, and in a movie packed with chilling lines, this movie is burned into our minds forever like a turkey in the oven.

Do you agree with this list? Are there any other rom-com lines I missed? Please let me know in the comment section below.

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