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15 Amazing Romantic Moments from Beloved Heroes

Some romantic moments in film and television so intimate – so swoony – stay with us long after the scene fades. Like when Derek covered the elevator walls with his and Meredith’s history to propose to her. Or when Noah built Allie the house of her dreams. These memorable romantic moments were for one purpose and one purpose only: to express an intense love in a way that will never be forgotten.

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Below are 15 memorable romantic moments from just a handful of our favorite heroes. Whether a superhero or a literary hero brought to life, no matter the genre, these 15 romantic moments live on in our hearts always!

15 Amazing Romantic Moments from Beloved Heroes

(In No Particular Order)

1. Fitzwilliam Darcy Hunts Down Lydia and Wickham

Not only does he hunt them down, but he settles a fine sum on Lydia…..all to ease Elizabeth’s pain. As he said, he thought only of her. This romantic moment is so memorable as it’s one of the few times we see Darcy so vulnerable.

2. John Thornton Cherishes Margaret

You didn’t think I was going to let another chance to swoon over John Thornton’s adoration of Margaret slip by, did you? This memorable romantic moment simply lifts to new heights when John cradles Margaret’s face during their first kiss. Such a delicate, infinitely tender moment! Swoon.

3. Captain America Asks for a Raincheck

Romantic moments in Marvel movies are few and far between. Moreover, Steve Rogers has very (VERY) few moments. Yet, this romantic memorable moment, as he crashes a plane into the water to save New York, is one of his finer moments. The way he speaks to Peggy, the cadence of his voice…..*le sigh.* I found myself believing he would show up at the dance hall.

4. Sense and Sensibility – The Piano
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Colonel Brandon wasn’t physically present during this scene; however, he was definitely present. Despite her wild, first love with Willoughby, Marianne found true love with Colonel Brandon. He wore his heart on his sleeve and his only thought was always to bring her joy. His gift of a piano was one of the memorable romantic moments of the film!

5. Roman Holiday – The Story of a Lifetime

When Joe meets the runaway Princess Ann, his focus is on the story. By the time Ann returns home, Joe realizes he found the love of a lifetime. When Joe sacrifices the scoop of a lifetime to protect Princess Ann….well, hand me a Kleenex or two.

6.  A Walk to Remember – A Telescope, Comet, and Proposal

This romantic moment is one that never fails to me. First, Landon builds Jamie a telescope so she can see the comet. Then, he proposes right on the heels of that gift. Right in the feels, Landon. Right. In. The. Feels.

7. 10 Things I Hate About You – Patrick Serenades Kat


This modern-day retelling of Taming of the Shrew remains one of my favorites. Honestly, though, who doesn’t want to be serenaded by a gorgeous man singing a timeless tune?

8. The Last of the Mohicans – Stay Alive

Desperate. Intense. Passionate. This memorable romantic moment is all of that and more!

9. Downton Abbey – A Proposal in the Snow


This video from the BBC captures some of Matthew and Mary’s most memorable moments. But, it’s that proposal in the snow I adore. It’s one of Matthew’s most memorable romantic moments.

10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Him Away


I never watched Buffy when it was on television. I’ve been slowly making my way through the seasons. When I think about Angel and all the ways he showed how much he loves Buffy, this moment ranks high on my list. It’s the little things that get me.

11. Once Upon a Time – Hook Sacrifices the Jolly Roger For Emma

HE. GAVE. UP. HIS. SHIP. FOR. HER. One of my favorite romantic memorable moments is this one right here!

12. Crazy Rich Asians – An Airplane Proposal


Secretly, we all wish for a proposal like this one….of course, airport security would be an issue, but we can dream, right??

13. Dirty Dancing – “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Look, it doesn’t matter how cheesy the line is….it resonates. Johnny came back for Baby and showed her and the entire resort, she’s everything to him!

14. This Is Us – “You are my great love story.”

Jack’s quiet intensity in this scene is swoon-worthy. He doesn’t need fancy words or gifts. He just lays his heart at Rebecca’s feet. Hand me a tissue, please.

15. Sixteen Candles – Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

As I said, I’m a sucker for the simple moments. Thus, Jake giving Samantha a birthday cake after EVERYONE forgets her birthday? Yep, a memorable romantic moment that lives on!

Did your favorite romantic moment from your favorite romantic hero make the list? If not, tell me about it below!

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By on March 19th, 2019

About Catherine

Catherine is an avid reader and a self-declared professional binge watcher. It's not uncommon to find her re-watching a series or movie for the umpteenth time and still be crying into a box of tissues. When she's not hiding in her closet to read or watch a show or movie, Catherine is a wife, mother, and, in her spare time, a lawyer.

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