What do you envision as the perfect marriage proposal? Flowers? A shiny diamond engagement ring? Nervous would-be groom on bended knee? Leave it to Hollywood to provide audiences with some of the most memorable moments of romance. These are the greatest movie wedding proposals on film.
Some of the guys who proposed on this list were never great with words. Rocky asked Adrian to marry him in Rocky II, with the not so smooth line, “I was wondering if you wouldn't mind marrying me very much?" Even still, the Italian Stallion's proposal was sweet and sincere, and how could a girl say "no" to Rocky? Johnny Cash was a bit more mischievous with his proposal. He invited his love, June Carter, on stage to sing a duet with him. Then, the music legend would not stop playing the song until she agreed to marry him.
Not every one of these proposals even ended with a “yes” (Sorry, Ben from Knocked Up). But his promise to fill the empty jewelry box he proposed with was so sweet that it had to be listed here. And since it is the 21st century, it should be important to note, that not every proposal on this list featured the man asking the woman.
From a custom-built walk-in shoe closet to Tiffany’s in New York City to standing outside in pouring rain, these are the movie marriage proposals that stole our hearts and made us go “awww, that’s sweet.”Did we miss any of your favorite wedding proposals in movies? Let us know in the comments section. Also, be sure to upvote for the best silver screen marriage proposals that made the list.
- We always hoped that Carrie and Big would wind up together. He may have not showed up for the first wedding, but Big knew that proposing in a large shoe closet, would ultimately win Carrie back for good.
- Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Cattrall, Candice Bergen, Kristin Davis
- Released: 2008
- Directed by: Michael Patrick King
- Screenplay by: Darren Star, Michael Patrick King
- Charles (Hugh Grant) is standing at the altar ready to marry Henrietta. He suddenly calls off the wedding and gets punched in the eye by his would-be bride. He's really in love with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), and as they stand out in the pouring rain, he fumbles, "
- Actors: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah
- Released: 1994
- Directed by: Mike Newell
- Screenplay by: Richard Curtis
- Just because Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) and Andrew (Patrick Dempsey) don't wind up together at the end of Sweet Home Alabama, it doesn't make his marriage proposal any less sweet. Andrew has Melanie close her eyes, when she opens them, she's in Tiffany's and Andrew tells her to pick out a wedding ring.
- Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen
- Released: 2002
- Directed by: Andy Tennant
- Screenplay by: C. Jay Cox
- This weepie certainly has its fill of sweet and tender moments. Jamie is a teenager with terminal cancer, but that doesn't stop Landon (Shane West) from falling in love with her. As the pair gazes at the night sky one evening, Landon asks Jamie if she loves him, and when she says yes, he asks her to marry him. One of Jamie's bucket list wishes is to get married, a wish that Landon wants nothing more than to help her complete.
- Actors: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote
- Released: 2002
- Directed by: Adam Shankman
- Screenplay by: Karen Janszen