Whether you’re planning to pop the question or are simply in the mood for love, movie proposals can be great inspo for your own romantic moments. From super-sappy to totally silly, there are lots of great movie proposals to inspire your own from films both new and old. Of course, your proposal (and proposal speech!) should reflect your and your partner’s personalities, but a few ideas from popular movies shouldn’t hurt.
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Sneak a peek at some of our favorite movie proposals and start planning your big moment!
When Harry Met Sally
You’ll love this sweet, funny, and oh-so New York movie proposal from one of the best rom-coms around. It’s romantic but real, and the ultimate tale of friendship turning into love. While Harry doesn’t explicitly ask Sally to marry him, it’s an incredible declaration of love.
Sweet Home Alabama
Spoiler alert! While we know this relationship doesn’t end well, Andrew (Patrick Dempsey) proposes to Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) in the most luxurious way—closing down Manhattan’s Tiffany & Co. so she can select the ring of her dreams. While this isn’t possible for most of us (save Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, of course), it’s fun to fantasize about this truly celeb-worthy proposal.
Despite the above, you don’t need a ring to pop the question. This scene between Jo (Winona Ryder) and Professor Bhaer (Gabriel Byrne) is the oh-so sweet conclusion to some brief confusion about which March sister is actually married. Though the professor states, “my hands are empty,” Jo corrects him in the most loving way.
The Wedding Singer
For the ultimate silly-sweet movie proposal, this Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore rom-com definitely fits the bill, for the 80s references alone! And the song “I Wanna Grow Old With You” makes a pretty amazing (and cheeky) first dance song.
A Walk to Remember
Get the tissues ready! The way Shane West looks at Mandy Moore could make even the coldest heart swoon, and don’t even get us started on the way this movie ends!
This 2003 movie has many romantic moments, but this may be one of our favorites. We love how Colin Firth’s Jamie awkwardly professes his love for Lucia Moniz’s Aurelia in Portuguese as her entire town looks on and cheers.
We love a good Sandra Bullock flick, and this one really takes the cake. From the office setting to Ryan Reynolds’ amazing line: “Marry me. ‘Cause I’d like to date you” make this movie proposal absolutely priceless. And how could we forget those co-worker reactions? Just adorable and hilarious.
Walk the Line
The roller coaster of a relationship between Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) and June Carter (Reese Witherspoon, making this list for a second time!) is the heart of this incredible film. In particular, the couple’s onstage proposal truly sums up their courtship—Johnny’s passion and impulsivity and June’s heart and thoughtfulness. And the ultra-romantic kiss at the end definitely gets our hearts aflutter.
A Star is Born
This new film truly stole our hearts—the proposal scene in particular. After Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) fashions a ring out of a guitar string and pops the question to Ally (Lady Gaga), they decide to wed that very same day! Talk about a whirlwind romance. (Note: We couldn’t find a video for this scene, so the music video for “Shallow” will have to do!)
In this late 90s movie proposal, Maggie (Julia Roberts) turns the tables on writer Ike (Richard Gere), popping the question to him using his own words. Swoon!
Pride and Prejudice
A period film, pouring rain, and Keira Knightley—what more could we ask for? Unlike their disastrous first proposal, this time you can feel the love between Lizzie and Darcy (Matthew Macfayden). And we don’t think it gets any better than the lines: “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.” Thank you, Jane Austen!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Sometimes a simple proposal is all you need—especially if an over-the-top wedding is in your future! Ian (John Corbett) pops the question to Toula (Nia Vardalos) in a way that’s sweet, sexy, and just plain real.