Proposals can take many different forms and that is also true when it comes to the ones we see on the big screen. While some are instantly classics (When Harry Met Sally), others are special because they are unique. Here are 10 of the best movie proposals…
The second time around
Keeping it simple is a lesson that Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big learnt the hard way on Sex in the City.
But this simple and heart-warming proposal shows that it’s never too late to make amends and go back to what matters the most.
Putting it all on the line
The proposal from When Harry Met Sally is probably as messy as it gets, especially as he’s already in the dog house.
But all it takes is to convey the really personal things that he loves about Sally and he gets over the line.
“I love that you are the last person that I want to speak to before I go to sleep at night.” Gorgeous!
Love speaks any language
This attempt at a proposal in another language is really endearing!
Although the entire Love Actually movie is dedicated to love and relationships, seeing Colin Firth’s character Jamie propose to Aurelia (played by Lucia Moniz) in front of the whole town in broken Portuguese brings a smile to your face and warms your heart.
Being brought to a jewellery store in the middle of the night might have been a bit of a giveaway for Reese Witherspoon’s character in Sweet Home Alabama, but why would you expect a proposal after knowing someone for a few short months?
But, when it’s right, it’s right and it’s every woman’s dream to be given an open invitation to pick any ring they desire!
The ring is irrelevant
Baby comes before marriage in this unconventional film, but the love that unexpectedly blossoms between Ben (played by Seth Rogen) and Allison (Katherine Heigl) is amazing.
Although he cannot afford to fill the ring box with the sparkling diamond he had hoped for, Ben offers it to Allison with the promise that one day he will fill it with a ring that she deserves – so cute!
Shooting stars set the scene
It doesn’t get more heartbreaking than the proposal in A Walk to Remember, where teenager Landon (Shane West) proposes to his terminally ill girlfriend Jamie (Mandy Moore) so they can go on a journey to ticking every item off her bucket list before she dies.
It’s a nice day for a white wedding
You can’t get much more high profile than enlisting the help of an 80s rock star to help with a proposal, but the magic was all up to Adam Sandler’s character, Robbie, when he pops the question to Julia (Drew Barrymore) in The Wedding Singer.
He professes his love with the personal song I Wanna Grow Old With You, to the delight of passengers on the flight they are on.
The element of surprise
Using a pair of pants his partner has been trying to throw out during a move, Ben Affleck’s character Neil says to Beth (Jennifer Aniston) “At least the pockets, so you don’t throw away any personal items”.
What follows is a genuine and moving proposal, even more powerful when put into the context that Neil has admitted he doesn’t believe in marriage, but it means so much to Beth that they take that next step in their relationship.
With a title like The Proposal, it is inevitable that one will be forthcoming, but the way in which the dynamics change between Margaret (Sandra Bullock) and her secretary Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) makes it even more special.
Margaret initially asks Andrew to marry her to avoid deportation to Canada and although it is all about convenience at the start, they come to find out how their opposite personalities compliment each other.
The best part? “Marry me, because I’d like to date you”!
After leaving four fiances at the altar, Maggie (Julia Roberts) was anointed the Runaway Bride and when writer Ike (Richard Gere) comes to town to learn more about Maggie to correct a previous story he wrote about her, they fall in love.
Spoiler alert: In a twist, Maggie proposes to Ike!