Memorable and Great
'Chick Flicks'

Part 8

Memorable and Great "Chick" Flicks
Film Title/Year, Tagline(s) and Memorable Quote(s)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Everybody loved him... Everybody disappeared.

"I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is."

-- "...Our company had a very big night. A very, very big night, but it wasn't complete. It wasn't nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn't share it with you. I couldn't hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You complete me..."
-- "Aw, shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello. You had me at hello."

Up Close & Personal (1996)

Every Day We Have, Is One More Than We Deserve
Passion Brought Them Together... Only Success Could Tear Them Apart!

-- "Do you want to be with me?"
-- "So much it hurts."

As Good As It Gets (1997)

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

-- "You make me want to be a better man."
-- "...That's maybe the best compliment of my life."
-- "Well, maybe I overshot a little, because I was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out."

"I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do..."

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

A comedy about finding your heart and losing your head.

"My Michael, Michael O'Neal....Sophomore year at Brown, we had this one hot month. Yes, but of course, you know me, I got restless. So I get up the nerve to break his heart. And he gives me this look. And then he said: "The thing that makes me want to cry is I'm losing the best friend I ever had." And at that moment, I knew. I felt the same way. So I cried, for maybe the third time in my entire life, kissed him, and we've been best friends ever since. We've seen each other through everything. Losing jobs, losing parents, losing lovers. We've travelled all over. The best times of my life. Drinking and talking. Even if it's just over the phone."

"He's adored me for nine god-damn years, me...She has known him, for what, like five seconds, ok, plus she's got billions of dollars, plus she's apparently perfect, ok, so don't go feeling all, all sorry for Miss Pre-Teen Illinois!...I can't lose him, George. I'm gonna bring him back."

-- "Kimmy says if you love someone you say it. You say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just..."
-- "Passes you by..."
-- "Passes you by..."

"This is by far the dumbest thing I've ever done in my entire life. Uh, so dumb, in fact, uh, I can't. Oh, but I'm gonna. Michael, I love you. I've loved you for nine years, I've just been too arrogant and scared to realize it, and well, now I'm just scared. So, I-I realize this comes at a very inopportune time, but I really have this gigantic favor to ask of you. Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy. Oh, that sounds like three favors, doesn't it?"

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

The Blonde Leading The Blonde.

"You know, even though we've watched Pretty Woman like thirty-six times, I never get tired of making fun of it...I just get really happy when they finally let her shop."

-- "OK, so I have nothing to wear. We don't even have time to make anything new before we go out."
-- "Well, what about this?"
-- "Did you lose weight?"
-- "Actually, I have been trying this new fat-free diet I invented. All I've had for the past six days are gummy bears, jelly beans, and candy corns."
-- "God, I wish I had your discipline."
-- "I can't believe how cute I look."
-- "I know. You know what? This is like the cutest we've ever looked."
-- "It is definitely the cutest. Don't you love how we can just say that to each other and we know that we're not being conceited?"
-- "Oh, I know. No, we're just being honest."

Titanic (1997)

Collide With Destiny.

"They've got you trapped, Rose, and you're gonna die if you don't break free. Maybe not right away because you're strong, but soon, that fire that I love much about you, Rose, that fire's going to burn out."

-- "I love you, Jack."
-- "Don't you do that, don't say your good-byes. Not yet, do you understand me?"
-- "I'm so cold."
-- "Listen, Rose. You're gonna get out of here. You're gonna go on and you're gonna make lots of babies, and you're gonna watch 'em grow. You're gonna die an old... an old lady warm in her bed. Not here. Not this night. Not like this. Do you understand me?"
-- "I can't feel my body."
-- "Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you and I'm thankful for that, Rose. I'm thankful. You must, you must, you must do me this honor. You must promise me that you'll survive, that you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise."
-- "I promise."
-- "Never let go."
-- "I will never let go, Jack. I'll never let go."

City of Angels (1998)

What if angels walked among us, and one of them fell in love with us?

"I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One."

"I don't understand a God who would let us meet, if there's no way we could ever be together."

-- "Why do people cry?"
-- "What do you mean?"
-- "I mean, what happens physically?"
-- "Well, uhm, tear ducts operate on a normal basis to lubricate and protect the eye and when you have an emotion they overact and create tears."
-- "Why? Why do they overact?"
-- "I don't know."
-- "Maybe, maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can't contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful, and your body weeps."

Hope Floats (1998)

When life fell apart, love fell into place.

"Bill. Are you having an affair with your wife's best friend?"

"Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what Momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too."

-- "I would have stayed with you forever. I would have turned myself inside out for you."
-- "Birdee, I wouldn't have let you! People grow. They change. They have to!"
-- "You don't think I know that? I know, I know that I'm not what I once was. I know that! But then again, neither are you. You're sad, you're weak, and you're shorter, if you want to know the truth. But I haven't changed so much that I would go and lie to someone that I love. God, I would walk through fire before I'd let them feel like they were nothing! And I would, I would never break up anybody's home. Because I am not a quitter. I care about my family!"

"You know, I always thought I was gonna be, I don't know, special. But I'm not. I'm just, just an ordinary person. And that's OK. Because you make me special. Don't you know that? Don't you know that you are everything in this world to me? And we are gonna make it through this because we are a team. Birdee and Bernice, the coolest chicks in Smithville. So don't you ever think about leavin' me again because I need you. I love you."

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

"Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater."

Meet Joe Black (1998)

No one can die - while he loves!
He's Expecting You.

"There's not an ounce of excitement, not a whisper of a thrill. And this relationship has all the passion of a pair of tit-mice. I want you to get swept away out there. I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish...Yeah. Be deliriously happy, or at least leave yourself open to be....I know it's a cornball thing, but love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I'm not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven't lived a life at all. But you have to try, 'cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived...Okay. Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike. Yeah."

"So tell me, Joe. How come a man as attractive, intelligent, well-spoken... diffident in the most seductive way, and yet... powerful... is all alone in this world?"

"I loved Susan from the moment she was born, and I love her now and every minute in between. And what I dream of is a man who will discover her, and that she will discover a man who will love her, who is worthy of her, who is of this world, this time and has the grace, compassion, and fortitude to walk beside her as she makes her way through this beautiful thing called life."

Stepmom (1998)

Be there for the joy. Be there for the tears. Be there for each other.

-- "You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you, every single moment. Don't you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I'm in a room alone with her, fitting her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked that beautiful. And my fear is that she'll be thinking: 'I wish my Mom was here.'"
-- "And mine is. She won't. But the truth is, she doesn't have to choose. She can have us both, love us both. And she will be a better person because of me and because of you. I have their past, and you can have their future."

Memorable and Great "Chick" Flicks (chronological, and illustrated)
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