“Roses are red, violets are blue, if I’m a six, would you be my nine?”
Ever had someone pull that line or worse on you? Come on now, there’s no denying it. We’ve all been subjected to them: cheesy pick-up lines from guys or girls who have had one drink too many (when you’ve had 3 drinks too few). We also can’t deny that more often than not, these pick-up lines have actually worked and we’ve used them on others too.
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Bad pick-up lines are a hazard for dating, or − in the case of women − existing, but somewhere in between all the horrible attempts by would-be suitors to get your attention, there are a hand few of good pick-up lines. Unfortunately, it’s almost most definitely certain that the best pick-up lines you will ever hear are not created by the person saying them, but by the hands of a movie writer who may or may not be suave enough to deliver his or her own line in real life.
Some of the best pick-up lines came to us from the early beginnings of cinema all the way to the present day. From Harry finally courting Sally to the sounds of war as an aphrodisiac in Casablanca, there are countless of brilliant pick-up lines in the history of movies and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites.
Some are funny and some are plain cheesy. Go through the list below and decide for yourself which movie pick-up lines are best.
The movie: Pretty Woman (1990)
The pick-up line: “I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I’m a sure thing.”
Why it works: Julia Roberts said this to Richard Gere in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman and it works because it’s straight forward, right on point, and it shows that women too can take charge. Yes, it may come off as arrogance but a woman can always argue and say it’s confidence. Ahem ;)
The movie: Gone With The Wind (1939)
The pick-up line: “No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
Why it works: It shows that the man is playing the game. He’s confident, he’s smart and he’s indirectly letting the woman he’s courting know that he’s a good kisser. If said in the right tone of voice and used in the right situation, he just might get the woman’s attention.
The movie: Scarface (1983)
The pick-up line: “You’re good looking, you got a beautiful body, beautiful legs, beautiful face, all these guys are in love with you. Only you’ve got a look in your eye like you haven’t been f*cked in a year.”
Why it works: Okay this only works if you have a bad boy persona like Al Pacino did in Scarface. Say it right to the right person and you just might get lucky. Say it wrong and a slap in the face is what you’ll get. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
The movie: As Good As It Gets (1997)
The pick-up line: “You make me want to be a better man.”
Why it works: It’s honest, it’s simple, and it’s straightforward.
The movie: P.S. I Love You (2007)
The pick-up line: “I know what I want, because I have it in my hands right now. You.”
Why it works: This is definitely one of the cheesiest lines one could use but hey, it’s sweet and rather cute.
The movie: Hitch (2005)
The pick-up line: “I couldn’t help but notice that you look a lot like my next girlfriend.”
Why it works: It’s a conversation starter. It’s an opening line that’s not only brilliant but funny at the same time. Definitely a smart way to get a girl’s attention.
The movie: The Notebook (2004)
The pick-up line: “I want all of you. Forever. Every day.”
Why it works: We are pretty sure almost, if not every girl, is a fan of The Notebook. Apart from being cheesy, this pick-up line is totally romantic and sweet. It’s a classic.
The movie: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
The pick-up line: “I came here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Why it works: Like awwwwww *melts*! If this doesn’t work, then we don’t know what will.
The movie: Thelma & Louise (1991)
The pick-up line: “I may be the outlaw darlin’, but you’re the one stealing my heart.”
Why it works: So cheesy but so totally workable! Especially if a bad boy says it. Don’t even pretend that it didn’t make you blush.
The movie: Charade (1963)
The pick-up line: “I don’t bite, you know… unless it’s called for.”
Why it works: This is such a cheeky pick-up line! Best thing is, it can be used by both men and women.
The movie: The Sure Thing (1985)
The pick-up line: “How would you like to have a sexual encounter so intense, it could conceivably change your political views?”
Why it works: This pick-up line is so dirty and so cocky yet so good at the same time! Usable by both men and women, it indirectly challenges the person you’re wooing and hey, who doesn’t like a challenge, right?
The movie: Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
The pick-up line: “The thing is, um, what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.”
Why it works: If said sincerely, this is probably one of the best pick-up lines there is. So sweet, so real – it’s bound to make anyone go “awww”.
So there you have it. Our list of movie pick-up lines that we think could work in real life. Let us know if you decide to give any of them a try and do share your favourite pick-up lines with us. Good luck!
*Disclaimer: These pick-up lines are not guaranteed to work. Use at own risk.