30 Famous Flirt Lines Used in Movies and Books

Find out what are the famous flirt lines that are used in movies.

By Adina Mazilu
30 Famous Flirt Lines Used in Movies and Books

Just how many times did you want to approach someone who you became interested in but did not know how or did not have the courage to do it? It’s happened to most of us because, well, some people just don’t feel comfortable starting a conversation about anything, or worse, the weather. You need something clever, interesting, sometimes funny to attract that person’s attention to you. Thankfully, there are two main sources of inspiration when it comes to nice flirt lines that have the potential to actually work: movies and books.

However, anyone who wishes to take inspiration from these characters should know how to use the flirt lines properly. After all, you never know when you meet someone who actually realizes that you’re using a flirt line from a book that they love wrongly. That can get embarrassing quickly. So, in order to help you when you want to start a chit-chat with someone you like, we have prepared some of the most famous and cool flirt lines that have ever been used in movies and books. Here we go!

Clever and Smooth Flirt Lines used in Movies

1. Al Pacino in Scarface

“You're good-looking. You got a beautiful body, beautiful legs, beautiful face, all these guys in love with you. Only you've got a look in your eye like you haven't been f****d in a year.”

This is a classic example of “don’t replicate this flirt line entirely or you might get slapped”. Beyond that, who could ever place themselves in the shoes of Al Pacino and deliver this line as he did in that movie? Yes, it’s a little bit brutal and straightforward, but you can always tell a girl that she has a “beautiful body, beautiful legs, and beautiful face” without having some teeth pulled out. Just one advice: leave that last sentence out of your flirty efforts. It’s for the better.

2. Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

"You need kissing badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed, and often. And by someone who knows how."

Oh well, who doesn’t remember Clark Gable’s memorable role and how he made every woman on the planet swoon over him and his charm. You can be that guy. It only takes a little bit of practice, a carefully trimmed mustache, a deep and flirty tone, and voila! Tell a woman that she needs kissing like she was never kissed before you she might just fall in your arms. Or run away screaming while she calls the police but hey! there are downsides to anything, including flirting.

Gone with the Wind

3. George Clooney in Intolerable Cruelty

"Your husband had told me you were the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. I didn't expect the most beautiful woman I'd ever met."

This rather interesting flirt line works whenever you feel like chatting with someone’s wife, although we don’t advise doing that. If that’s not the case, you can always tell the girl you like that her friend told you that she’s the most beautiful. A little bit of switching up won’t hurt your chances and she might not even realize that you’re drawing inspiration from a movie. Points to you!

4. Jack Nicholson in As Good as it Gets

"You make me want to be a better man."

You may not be Jack Nicholson, but tell any woman this and she will instantly think you’re a creep…we mean, she will instantly like you, yes! Joke aside, such a flirt line is truly unexpected and might catch a few souls by surprise. Being surprised means being vulnerable, and you definitely want your “prey” to become like that in order for you to work your magic. Sounds like a good idea, right?

5. Brad Pitt in Thelma and Louise

"I may be an outlaw, darling. But you're the one stealing my heart."

If we ignore that fact that it was delivered by Brad Pitt, this line might still work if you use it. Of course, you might have to become a criminal first, but it’s not a requirement. Tell her that she is stealing your heart and you will see immediate results. Definitely a flirt line that will work on any woman. Just try it!

The English Patient

Other Flirt Lines from Movies

Well, you get the idea of drawing inspiration on flirt lines from movies and books. Below are a few more lines to give you a variety of flirt lines to draw from when you need them!

6. Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman

"I appreciate this whole seduction thing you've got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I'm a sure thing."

7. Oliver Martinez in Unfaithful

"Your eyes are amazing, do you know that? You should never shut them, not even at night."

8. Ralph Fiennes in The English Patient

"Swoon. I'll catch you."

9. John Gilbert in Flesh and the Devil

"You know, when you blow out the match, it's an invitation to kiss you."

10. Jack Lemmon in The Apartment

"I used to live like Robinson and Crusoe, shipwrecked among eight million people. But one day I saw a footprint in the sand and there you were."

11. Will Smith in Hitch

"I couldn't help but notice that you look a lot like my next girlfriend."

12. Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire

"We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You... complete me."

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Romantic and Cheesy Flirt Lines in Movies and Books

13. Ryan Gosling in The Notebook

"I want you. I want all of you. Forever. You and me. Every day."

Oh, how many hearts has this single line broken since Ryan Gosling first said it? Probably a lot. This is probably the best example of a romantic and also cheesy flirt line that you can also use on your partner. Our advice would be to not try and flirt with someone unknown using it because it may be too much. Instead, use it one your established significant other and you will see some effects immediately.

14. Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca

"Is that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?"

We really hope that it is not cannon fire and that it’s simply your heart racing, or at least this is what the subject of your flirty efforts should hear. Definitely a romantic line that works on both genders and brings a lot of palpable emotion into the matter. Give it a try!

15. Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached

"You give me premature ventricular contractions. You make my heart skip a beat."

This line works incredibly well especially if you are a doctor. Tell your potential future partner medical things that they might not understand but feel like they must mean something nice. Like premature ventricular contraction. See what response you get for yourself!

No Strings Attached

Other Romantic and Cheesy Flirt Lines

Below are a few flirt lines you can refer to when you meet the girl you want to talk to.

16. Colin Firth in Bridget Jones’s Diary

"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."

17. Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You

"I know what I want because I have it in my hands right now. You."

18. Audrey Hepburn in Charade

"I don't bite, you know... unless it's called for."

19. Jimmy Stewart in You Can't Take It with You

"I hear voices, too. Voices that say, 'If you don't kiss her soon, you're a chump."

20. Will Ferrell in Night at the Roxbury

"You know what I heard when I first met you? Beeeeoooo! Beeeeoooo! Beeeeoooo! Beeeeoooo. That's an ambulance, come to take me away, 'cause the sight of you stopped my heart. Beeeeoooooooooooo."

21. Ryan Philippe in Cruel Intentions

“…Please give me another chance. I’m a wreck without you.”

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Best Flirt Lines used in Movies and Books of All Time

22. Pablo Neruda in Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair

"I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."

Slowly switching into the realm of books, this line right here is the definition of poetic romance that can make anyone swoon. Seeing the beautiful things that spring does with the cherry trees, we think that your partner might want that too.

23. Gabriel García Márquez in Love In The Time of Cholera

"I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love."

Yet another absolutely impressive romantic line that appeared in one of classic literature’s greatest works. So, in case this scenario also applies to you and you have waited for your loved one for years, use it on them. They will never forget it.

24. William Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing

"I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange?"

The golden rule says that if you want to sweep someone off their feet, you recite them from Shakespeare. You can definitely try it but only if you think that the person will either recognize the line or at least have an idea about who this guy was. The same goes for any Romeo and Juliet line that you may want to use. From experience, they all work. Still, for someone who has no connection to literature whatsoever, you might come across as cheesy and weird. So, be careful.

25. Gary Oldman in Dracula

"I have crossed oceans of time to find you."

Back to movies now, we left one of the most romantic and impressive quotes for the last part of the article. It may have come from a bloodthirsty vampire played by the amazing Gary Oldman, but this line is deep, timeless, and gorgeous. Use it on your beloved and it will have the effect you want, there is no doubt about that. Remember that it’s a metaphor, even if in Dracula’s case was a reality.

Other Flirt Lines used in Movies and Books

Here are 4 more lines you can use to enhance your flirting!

26. Matthew Perry in Fools Rush In

"You are everything I never knew I always wanted."

27. Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven

"You know, it's dangerous for you to be here in the frozen foods section—because you could melt all this stuff."

28. Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers

“You know how they say we only use ten percent of our brains? I think we only use ten percent of our hearts.” 

29. Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

30. Boris Pasternak in Doctor Zhivago

"You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught."



Finally, it seems that romantic and flirty lines that have been used in both movies and books can have an amazing effect on the you that you’re trying to impress. We are not saying that you shouldn’t come up with your own ideas for this purpose, but if you feel a bit desperate, you can always draw inspiration from literature and cinema. There are lots of amazing characters who have been in almost the same situation as you do and managed to make the most of it. The trick is to offer these liens a flavor of your own personality, adapt them according to your situation, and go for it! So, find your courage, prepare your lines, and go to this person! You never know, they might even be the one you’re looking for. You don’t want to miss this chance, right?