Our favorite romantic TV & movie moments from the past 25 years
'Love Actually'—'To me, you are perfect'
There are dozens of romantic moments from "Love Actually" that we could have picked, but the most iconic one involves Mark (Andrew Lincoln) declaring his love for his best friend's girl (Keira Knightley) without having to say a word.
'How I Met Your Mother'—Ted's '45 days' speech
Considering most of the lovey-dovey scenes in the history of "How I Met Your Mother" include super couple Marshall and Lily, you might be wondering why we picked Ted. Well, his emotional speech to the mother he's yet to meet was the perfect example of what hooked fans of the show for nine seasons. Even when he was at his lowest of lows, the pursuit of love kept Ted (and the show's ratings) going.
How could we not include this? Jack and Rose standing together on the front of the "Titanic" is one of the most iconic images branded onto the minds of our generation. Add to that the swelling score of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (plus Leo DiCaprio's baby blues) and it's enough to make any woman melt.
'Veronica Mars'—Anti-prom speech
This charming speech has one of the best lines about love stories: "No one writes songs about the ones that come easy." No wonder so many people are Team Logan.
'The Notebook'—Slow dancing in the street
We could probably just include every scene in "The Notebook" on this list, but we had to pick one moment. That epic kiss in the rain was a top contender, but the scene where Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) walk home from their first date and dance in the middle of the street is so sweet and beautiful, it won the top spot. It was the ideal start to an epic romance.
'The Office'—The Jim & Pam video
Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam's (Jenna Fischer) relationship was the heart and soul of "The Office," so we're picking the scene that includes all their best moments wrapped into one. In the final season, Pam worries that Jim will regret leaving his dream job for her. To show her that would never happen, Jim makes a DVD montage of their life together. Aww.
'When Harry Met Sally'—The New Year's party
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally's (Meg Ryan) quintessential love-hate relationship includes one of the best declarations of love ever seen on film and gave us all the dream that we could one day fall in love and have a happily ever after with a guy who is truly our best friend.
'Gilmore Girls'—Luke & Lorelai's first kiss
After keeping his feelings for her quiet for some time, Luke (Scott Gordon-Patterson) finally confronted longtime friend Lorelai (Lauren Graham) about wanting to be with her...and they kissed. Sure, the moment was then ruined by Kirk (Sean Gunn), but we loved watching the sparks fly.
'Pride and Prejudice'—Mr. Darcy's second proposal
It's impossible to have a list of heartwarming moments and not include Jane Austen's classic book turned movie. Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen or Colin Firth, depending on your favorite adaptation), a.k.a. the male fantasy for many a woman, proposed to Lizzie (Keira Knightley, Jennifer Ehle) for the second time in a way that was just too swoonworthy to decline.
'Parks and Recreation'—When Ben & Leslie reunite
After breaking up because of her city council campaign, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) made all their shippers happy by saying "screw it" to the rules and getting back together, even though it meant creating some controversy.