Rick and Ilsa will always have Paris, but we’ll always have this great flick. Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Ingrid Bergman walks into Bogie’s. The former lovers reunite and sparks fly. But there happens to be a little skirmish going on called World War II, and frankly, their problems aren’t worth a hill of beans in comparison. In the end, Bergman goes off with her war-hero husband (Paul Henreid) and Bogie exits with his new BFF, played by the incomparable Claude Rains. The film’s famous line “We’ll always have Paris” definitely qualifies as one of the best, most quotable romantic quotes.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Over here, trying to get over the worst case of writer’s block you’ve ever seen. In this funny and witty romance, Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is having a Dickens of a time getting motivated to finish his next play, Romeo and Juliet (his first draft is titled Romeo and Ethel). Then he meets an alluring young woman (Gwyneth Paltrow in her Oscar-winning role) who gives him all the inspiration he needs to finish the play.