Hollywood knows how to create the ultimate romantic settings, and these fifteen marriage proposals are no exception. We’ve got everything from casual conversations to pouring rain to rose petals and candles. These are the 15 most awesome movie proposals of all time.
1. Love Actually
The entire movie is full of romance and budding relationships, but when Jamie (Colin Firth) proposes to Aurelia (Lucia Moniz) in front of the entire town in his newly learned broken Portuguese, we can’t help but cheer with the onlookers.
2. Knocked Up
Although this movie is a little more on the untraditional side, we love the way Ben (Seth Rogen) approaches the situation when he proposes to Allison (Katherine Heigl) with an empty box with a promise that one day he’ll fill the box with a ring that she deserves.
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3. A Walk To Remember
In a tragic yet touching teenage love story, Landon (Shane West) proposes to his terminally ill girlfriend Jamie (Mandy Moore) in hopes of fulfilling every item on her bucket list before she dies.
4. Sex and the City
For the fans of the show, we all knew Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth) were supposed to end up together. The first time didn’t exactly go as planned, but Big’s second attempt in the walk-in closet he built for her is the perfect proposal for this on-again, off-again couple.
5. The Wedding Singer
Robbie (Adam Sandler) plays guitar and serenades Julia (Drew Barrymore) with a song he wrote just for her, confessing his love… all while on an airplane with a little help from Billy Idol.
This is one of those movie proposals that is too perfect to happen in real life (but really we’re just jealous). Sara (Kate Beckinsale) walks into the house to find rose petals covering the floor with candles everywhere and a large box in the middle of the room. She opens the box to find an empty ring box and her boyfriend Lars (John Corbett) swoops in explaining, “You have to say yes first.”
7. He’s Just Not That Into You
Neil (Ben Affleck) and Beth (Jennifer Aniston) have been dating for seven years and Beth is wondering if they’re ever going to get married. As they’re sorting through laundry together, Beth finds a ring box and turns around to find Neil on one knee in this romantic proposal.
Margaret (Sandra Bullock) asks her secretary Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so that she won’t get deported back to Canada. Though they start off hating each other, their affection for one another grows and the movie ends with Andrew asking if Margaret will marry him, because he’d like to date her.
9. Walk The Line
While performing onstage, Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) asks June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) if she’ll marry him. He refuses to finish the song until she accepts. Although June is uncomfortable at first, Johnny’s promise to take care of her and never hurt her again is enough for her to say yes.
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10. Jerry Maguire
One of the most famous movie lines in history, Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) interrupts Jerry’s (Tom Cruise) profession of love to tell him that he had her at hello.
11. Sweet Home Alabama
Yet another Hollywood proposal that would be a dream come true – Andrew (Patrick Dempsey) takes Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) to a Tiffany’s store after hours and tells her to “pick one.”
Luke (Ed Harris) wakes up Isabel (Julia Roberts) with a ring box with a spool of thread inside. He then professes his love with a lovely metaphor using the thread to put a ring on her finger.
13. Gone With The Wind
Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) is an emotional wreck and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is there to console her. Scarlett proclaims that she’ll “never marry again” and Rhett says, “Oh yes you will, and you’ll marry me.”
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14. Four Weddings and a Funeral
Before love confessions in pouring rain became a rom-com staple, Charles (Hugh Grant) proclaims that he’s loved Carrie (Andie MacDowell) from the first second he’s met her. She accepts his proposal and they share a kiss in the rain.
15. High Fidelity
Rob (John Cusack) proposes to Laura (Iben Hjejle) in a casual manner, epitomizing the reality of how a man would actually propose to his girlfriend in real life. He redeems himself in his speech explaining his love for her.