On my first date with my now-husband, I spilled guacamole down the front of my dress. How embarrassing!
I thought our romance was over. Luckily, he just laughed and we continued dating.
Love can look very different for different people.
Sometimes, love is beautiful and feels just like a fairy tale. Other times, love means laughing together at a big guacamole stain.
That’s why I’ve rounded up a list of unique love dialogues in English from movies and TV shows.
On this list, you’ll find some typical love stories. But you’ll also find some unconventional (not normal) expressions of love.
If you love romance as much as I do, you’ll agree that listening to romantic dialogues is one of the best ways to practice English.
Make some popcorn, find a friend and get ready for some English-learning fun!
How to Learn English with Love Dialogues
We learn new languages so that we can connect with people. Therefore, one of the best ways to master English is to study real conversations. One way to do this is by learning with movies and TV shows.
Here are some steps for using the love dialogues on this list.
- First, find someone to practice with. This can be a romantic partner, a friend or a classmate.
- Pick one of the love dialogues on our list. Each one comes with a YouTube video, so you can hear how the actors pronounce each word. If you’re a beginner, choose a short video. If you’re more advanced, choose one of the longer dialogues.
- Once you’ve chosen your dialogue, watch the video. Then, read through the lines with your partner. Switch characters so that you have a chance to practice all the sentences.
- After you’re done reading, watch the movie again and compare your pronunciation with the actors.
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11 Unique English Love Dialogues (With Videos!) from Movies and TV Shows
Get ready to smile, laugh and cry!
This list has English dialogues for all levels. Some of the dialogues contain difficult vocabulary words or English idioms. I’ve included links to dictionary definitions to help you out!
In this classic romance, the perfectly average Will Thacker falls in love with American movie star Anna Scott. Despite radically (extremely) different lives and experiences, the two must decide if their love is worth pursuing.
Will: I live in Notting Hill; you live in Beverly Hills. Everyone in the world knows who you are; my mother has trouble remembering my name.
Anna: Right. Fine. Good decision. The fame thing isn’t really real, you know, and don’t forget, I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
Watch the full scene here.
In this comedy, Margaret Tate convinces her assistant, Andrew Paxton, to fake an engagement in order to avoid deportation. However, after a trip to Alaska and weeks of pretending to be in love, their relationship blossoms into something real.
Andrew: Three days ago, I loathed you. I used to dream about you getting hit by a cab or poisoned.
Margaret: Oh, that’s nice.
Andrew: Yeah, I told you to stop talking. Then we had our little adventure up in Alaska and things started to change. Things changed when we kissed. And when you told me about your tattoo. Even when you checked me out when we were naked.
Margaret: Well, I didn’t see anything.
Andrew: Yeah, you did. But I didn’t realize any of this until I was standing alone in a barn, wifeless. Now, you can imagine my disappointment when it suddenly dawned on me that the woman I love is about to be kicked out of the country. So Margaret, marry me. Because I’d like to date you.
You can listen and watch on YouTube.
“Parks and Recreation”
Andy Dwyer and April Ludgate are a favorite TV couple for many. Andrew’s childish enthusiasm balances April’s dark sense of humor. Together, they prove that love doesn’t need to be complicated.
April: I guess I kind of hate most things, but I never really seem to hate you. So, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Is that cool?
Andy: Yes. Is it my turn? April, you’re the most awesome person I have ever known in my entire life. I vow to protect you from danger. I don’t care if I have to fight an ultimate fighter, or a bear, or him, your mom, I would take them down. I’m getting mad right now even thinking about it. I’m telling you.
Check out the full scene here!
“The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”
Maybe you don’t think of “The Lord of the Rings” as a romantic movie! But this trilogy has it all: action, suspense and of course romance. Though there are plenty of romantic moments throughout all three movies, there’s something especially beautiful about Eowyn and Faramir. Their love truly grows as they recover from a difficult battle.
Eowyn: The city has fallen silent. There is no warmth left in the sun. It grows so cold.
Faramir: It’s just the damp of the first spring rain. I do not believe this darkness will endure.
Watch the scene here.
“The Princess Bride”
In “The Princess Bride,” Buttercup believes her true love, Wesley, has been killed by pirates. However, he survives the pirate attack and comes to her rescue when she’s kidnapped. Together they must survive the many obstacles that stand in the way of their love.
Wesley: Can you move at all?
Buttercup: Move? You’re alive! If you want, I can fly.
Wesley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well, you were dead.
Wesley: Death cannot stop true love. What it can do is delay it for a while.
Buttercup: I will never doubt again.
Wesley: There will never be a need.
You can watch the scene on Youtube.
“Pride and Prejudice”
The charming Mr. Darcy must fight for Elizabeth Bennet’s affections in this classic novel-turned-movie. Despite family pressure, rumors and miscommunications, the two can’t ignore their feelings and their desire to be together.
Darcy: How can I ever make amends for such behavior?
Elizabeth: After what you have done, it is I who should be making amends.
Darcy: You must know. Surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.
Here you can watch the full scene.
“When Harry Met Sally…”
Harry and Sally are two very different people who make an unlikely couple. An argument over whether or not a man and a woman can be friends turns into feelings they never expected.
Sally: I’m sorry, Harry, I know it’s New Years Eve, I know you’re feeling lonely, but you just can’t show up here, tell me you love me and expect that to make everything alright. It doesn’t work this way.
Harry: Well, how does it work?
Sally: I don’t know, but not this way.
Harry: How about this way? I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because 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.
You can read along and watch the full scene here.
“When in Rome”
When Beth drunkenly takes coins from a fountain in Rome, the men who once tossed those coins fall madly in love with her. As she returns to her normal life, she must discover what’s real and learn to trust in the magic of love.
Beth: I’m constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Nick: You know, lightning does strike once in a while, Beth. Trust me, I know.
Beth: I wish I could believe that.
Nick: You can. No shoe’s going to drop, Beth. This is real. I’m real.
Here’s the full scene to listen to and watch!
“A Cinderella Story”
In this modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sam meets Austin, her Prince Charming, through texts and emails. When they finally meet in person, everything goes wrong. Austin must prove to Sam that he’s the right person for her. Check out their dramatic kiss and this adorable love dialogue at the end of this video.
Sam: Austin, what are you doing?
Austin: Something I should have done a long time ago. I’m sorry I waited for the rain.
Sam: It’s okay.
Check out this Youtube video for the full scene!
“The Theory of Everything”
This movie tells the story of Stephen Hawking. When Jane Wilde confesses her love, the two must try to build a relationship through a difficult time. Their love only becomes more difficult when Hawking learns that he has an incurable disease and very little time left to live.
Stephen: If you care about me at all, then please, just go.
Jane: I can’t.
Stephen: I need to work.
Jane: I love you.
Stephen: You’ve leapt to a false conclusion.
Jane: I want us to be together for as long as we’ve got, and if that’s not very long, well, then that’s just how it is.
Watch this scene on Youtube. (Psst…this video is also available on FluentU, where you can access a full transcript, a vocabulary list, a comprehension quiz and tons of other features!)
“Crazy Rich Asians”
Rachel doesn’t realize how rich her boyfriend’s family is. That is, until she goes with Nick to visit his family in Singapore. Can their love survive family differences? In this charming romantic comedy, they must find out whether their love is worth fighting for.
Nick: I’m flying back to New York with you.
Rachel: Don’t make this harder than it already is.
Nick: I always imagined what me proposing to you would be like. I know this is a far cry from a hidden paradise, but wherever you are in the world, that’s where I belong. Rachel Chu, will you marry me?
You can find the full scene on YouTube!
Now that you’ve read over some of our favorite quotes, keep studying by finding your own favorite love dialogues in English. Watching movies and TV shows is a great way to practice your English pronunciation and conversation skills. And learning a language should be fun! So, what are you waiting for?
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