There’s something indescribably appealing about escaping into the world of a movie—particularly those proposal scenes from our favourite romantic comedies. Sure, your own real-life proposal will be just as memorable (if not more) as a big-screen engagement moment, but while you’re waiting for your own handsome leading man to greet you on bent knee with a sparkling engagement ring, imagining yourself in the place of one of Hollywood’s leading ladies is perfectly acceptable. And yes, to break the stereotype, some impeccable female characters pouring their hearts out to their man also made it to our list! So are you ready to escape into some of the most romantic moments in silver-screen history? Scroll through to know some of the Best Romantic Proposals from Hollywood Movies!
10 Best Romantic Proposals From Hollywood!
Your own proposal may not have involved famous actors, perfect lighting, and a team of professionals, but we’re betting it was one of the more movie-worthy moments of your life. Celebrate your newly engaged status with a marathon of proposal clips from romantic proposals from Hollywood.
1. Scarlett and Rhett, Gone With the Wind
When Scarlett’s (Vivien Leigh) husband Frank (Carroll Nye) is killed, Rhett (Clark Gable) wastes no time swooping in and proposing to Scarlett. Disgusted, she snaps, “You really are the most ill-bred man to come here at a time like this!” He goes on, saying how long he’s loved her, and gets down on one knee, still joking, “I can’t go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.” She tells him she’ll never marry again and doesn’t love him. He forcefully kisses her, and then she says, “Yes.” And then she admits she said yes, at least in part, because of his money.
2. Margaret and Andrew, The Proposal
This “romance” between boss and assistant begins as an ill-fated attempt for Margaret (Sandra Bullock) to avoid deportation… but then the two actually start to fall for each other. As Margaret is preparing to leave the country, Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) barges into the workplace to confess his love and propose for real: “Marry me… because I’d like to date you.”
3. Sara and Lars, Serendipity
This proposal is so fairy-tale-like, it’s almost impossible that it would happen in real life (although we might just be a tad bit jealous). Sara (Kate Beckinsale) walks into her house one late evening to find a mix of red and pink rose petals all over the floor. Candles are lit everywhere, and she soon finds a large box in the middle of the room. She soon realizes the box contains an empty ring box, which prompts Lars (John Corbett) to enter. While holding a diamond ring, he says, “You have to say yes first.” Swoon.
4. Jamie and Landon, A Walk to Remember
Jamie (Mandy Moore) is a teenager with terminal cancer, and her boyfriend, Landon (Shane West), asks a simple “Will you marry me?” one night while they wear pajamas and look through a telescope.
5. Augustus and Hazel, The Fault In Our Stars
“Oh, I wouldn’t mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to my heart broken by you.”
6. Maggie and Ike, Runaway Bride
After leaving four—yes, four—grooms at the altar, Maggie (Julia Roberts) turns the tables on Ike (Richard Gere) and proposes to him. “I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.” Let’s hear it for a fifth try!
7. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, Pride and Prejudice
Despite all of the obstacles (and he lists them all, including her “inferior birth by rank”), Darcy (Matthew Macfayden) asks her to “end his agony” by accepting his hand in marriage. Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) is shocked and angry he ruined things for his sister, which leads to a bickering match. She then says he’s the last man in the world she’d want to marry. Burn!
8. Harry and Sally, When Harry Met Sally
They were enemies, then friends, then a couple, and then exes. Harry (Billy Crystal) finally realizes on New Year’s Eve that he wants to be with Sally (Meg Ryan). He runs through the street so he can tell her, “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!”
9. The Wedding Singer
Robbie (Adam Sandler) confesses his love for Julia (Drew Barrymore) by serenading her with a personalized song… as she’s aboard a flight to Las Vegas to marry her current (awful) fiancé. Sandler’s sweet “Grow Old With You” song has become a popular wedding song ever since the movie hit, and it’s no surprise why.
10. Melanie and Andrew, Sweet Home Alabama
“What’s going on? Where are we?” Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) asks her boyfriend of eight months, Andrew (Patrick Dempsey), in a dark room. When the lights flick on, she realizes they’re in Tiffany’s. He asks her to marry him and tells her to pick out any ring she wants. Isn’t that every girl’s dream come true moment?
A passionate proposal can always make a lifetime special moment, worth to be treasured. And Hollywood has always provided us with the best proposals. So, hope these movie proposals will help you get inspired and make things really special for your loved ones. After all, what could be more enigmatic than those magical romantic proposals from Hollywood that completely melts your heart! Let us know in comments, which one did you find really romantic, and sexy!