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Memorable Movie Proposals

Buzz In: What Movie Proposals Do You Love?

Around this time of year, my calendar starts to fill up with weddings, which also means I've been hearing all about the proposals for a while now. Inevitably this leads me to think about cute movie proposals, like the one in Bride Wars when Anne Hathaway's character finds a ring in a fortune cookie. It's not a good movie, but that part is sweet.

And while the romance was doomed, I still think Patrick Dempsey's proposal to Reese Witherspoon's character in Sweet Home Alabama is totally romantic. Alone at Tiffany's surrounded by sparkles? Awesome. Another adorable movie proposal involving Ms. Witherspoon comes from Walk the Line in which Joaquin Phoenix's Johnny Cash corners his lady love on stage and tells her, "Now I've asked you 40 different ways and it's time you come up with a fresh answer. . . . I'm asking you to marry me. I love you, June. . . . You're my best friend. Marry me." The cutest!

Now it's your turn: what movie proposals do you love?


barbiesugar barbiesugar 8 years
i agree with the wedding singer one...freaking amazing my other favorite is "the pants" in he's just not that into you i legitimately such a wuss
rysher rysher 8 years
Walk the Line, where he proposes to her on stage. :) Best part of the movie.
TeliGoo TeliGoo 8 years
I loved the Stepmom proposal. Simple, sweet and beautiful!!
Fellora Fellora 8 years
My favorites are P&P and While You Were Sleeping
spacebear spacebear 8 years
serendipity was on last night and that was a great proposal. I really cant think of any on my own, but you guys have made me remember some wonderful ones.
kmckay kmckay 8 years
repeat- but i couldn't help myself... nothing beats jamie (colin) asking aurelia to marry him in broken portuguese.... i cry each & every time (and my obsessed with love actually self has seen it 1000+ times) tu vive conmigo.... ahhh too cute!
emms emms 8 years
"Stepmom has my favorite proposal with Ed Harris giving Julia a ring box containing a spool of thread. Then he ties a loop of thread onto her finger while telling her that marriage is hard and we have to love each other like we do know and hold on to the love, even if it's only by a thread. It always seems so real and beautiful." Damn, I thought I would be the first one to mention this. It is my absolute favorite. I don't like glitzy, over the top proposals that are all for show. It should be about just the two of you. I can't imagine a more romantic proposal than when you are just hanging out in bed.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
eleigh - that "really cute Italian guy" was Justin Chambers. I'd take him over Matthew any day!
coulty45 coulty45 8 years
GAH! The Wedding Singer! Love, love that scene when he is serenading her on the plane. "I'll carry you around when your arthritis is bad..." Plus... Billy Idol! Genius and so sweet!
Leene Leene 8 years
Kia! I agree! I love Bill Pullman's smile at that scene in While you were sleeping.
eleigh eleigh 8 years
I can't believe no one has mentioned the proposal in The Wedding Planner where the really cute Italian guy proposes to J Lo.'s character with the ring in the dollhouse...ugh I cried like a baby. && yes Collin Firth in Love Actually was another A-MAZING proposal!
Ninotchka Ninotchka 8 years
Mine is definitely the Stepmom proposal. I loved how clever, but also real, simple and meaningful it was. Beautiful.
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
I'm also joining the Colin Firth bandwagon. I loved his proposal in Love Actually and Bridget Jones. And of course, Matthew Macfayden in P&P. I will watch that scene in the rain over and over and over again. Though I do like his 2nd "proposal" as well. And definitely Sweet Home Alabama. I'm such a sucker for chick flicks, lol.
bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
I kow tis tecnically isn't a movie proposal, but Jim's to Pam in the Office too cute!
jules0701 jules0701 8 years
Stepmom and Runaway Bride totally. I wouldn't want a big planned engagement, something simple and private.
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
I totally agree with the poster who mentioned the proposal in Stepmom; it seems so genuine. Of course, I love P&P, when he completely insults her. Lastly, I love in the Wedding Singer when Adam Sandler sings "I Wanna Grow Old With You" to Drew Barrymore.
Louie Louie 8 years
I'm so agreeing with the Love, Actually proposal - classic!!
LilLucyT21 LilLucyT21 8 years
I like the one in Runaway Bride ''Look, I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me. ''
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 8 years
I actually loved Aiden's proposal to Carrie on SATC. Of course, I preferred Aiden to Big, but I loved how low key his was . . . just out walking the dog :) The proposal in Love Actually was sweet too. Oh, and of course the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
mguy414 mguy414 8 years
I definitely love the one from A Walk to Remember. But my all time favorite would have to be from My Girl, I adore that movie. And when Thomas J is all "would you think of me?" "For what?" "Well, if you don't get to marry Mr. Bixler." Ahhh I love it! Yes, I know they're only 11, but it's still cute!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I'm with Kia on the While You Were Sleeping proposal, where Bill Pullman is surrounded by his crazy family while he places the ring in the token tray. Ditto also to the Colin Firth Love Actually proposal. And I love the When Harry Met Sally finale (this is not quite but close to a proposal) where Harry finds Sally at the new year's party and tells her all the things he loves about her, and says that 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. Awwww.
zeze zeze 8 years
Another great one is from The Bachelor (the movie) when Chris O'Donnell tells Renee Zellweger "You win" and "sh!t or get off the pot" HILARIOUS!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Rocky Horror, mos def. Damn it, Janet! or what the audience yells (f*** off b****, you're a s***)
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