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Romantic scenes in movies have the power to make viewers' hearts race and put butterflies in their stomachs. While real-life relationships may not always reflect the glamor of Hollywood, these 8 cinematic masterpiece moments can still teach valuable lessons and set high standards for relationships.
The Notebook (2004) — The Rain Kiss Scene
The rain-soaked kiss between Noah and Allie is the epitome of passionate love. The tension you can't help but feel even through the screen, the sparkling gaze, and Noah's confession that he's been writing to Allie every day for a year — everything about their love is perfect.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) — The Hand Touch Scene
The gentle touch of the hands between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy speaks volumes without the need for grand declarations or overt physical displays. Moreover, Darcy's hand flexing after the touch of Lizzie's hand is such a remarkably intimate moment as it shows us how much he is moved and bewitched by this woman.
Love Actually (2003) — The I Love You Scene
We bet your love standards were raised so high after this scene that they can never be lowered. When Mark surprises Juliet with a video montage of her happiest moments, followed by cards that say "To me, you are perfect" and "I love you," all on Christmas Eve, this scene is a confession of love to be dreamed about forever.
Titanic (1997) — The You Jump, I Jump Scene
You may be a fan of the "I'll never let go" scene, but we are definitely addicted to Rose jumping off the lifeboat. Seeing Rose regret her decision to get in the lifeboat and leave Jack on the ship with Cal, Jack's determined yet sad expression contrasted with Cal's unsettling triumph, the glow of a rocket, and the decision driven by true love — it's just perfect.
Love, Rosie (2014) — The Wedding Speech Scene
Amidst the celebration of Alex's wedding, Rosie gives a heartfelt toast to her lifelong friend. When she finally speaks her heart, her words are filled with genuine affection and a depth of emotion that goes beyond the surface. And then the expressions on both Alex and Rosie's faces. The eyes, they never lie.
The Addams Family (1991/1993) — Any Morticia and Gomez Scen
Every interaction between these two is a daily reminder of the kind of love you have to settle for and no less. The unique and passionate love between Morticia and Gomez proves that true love is not about conforming to societal norms, but rather embracing and celebrating each other's unique qualities.
Atonement (2007) — The Garden Scene
Joe Wright has always had a penchant for showing his characters' emotions through actions rather than words. The whole enemies-to-lovers interaction between Robbie and Cecilia in that garden scene is entertaining, but what drives many crazy is the way Robbie looks at Cecilia after she jumps out of the fountain and the way he touches the water she was in a few seconds before. Just powerful.
Dirty Dancing (1987) — The Final Dance Scene
With Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's stunning final dance, set to I've Had The Time of My Life, and the scene's iconic "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" line, the movie sets the highest of the highest standards for any relationship.