No date? Believe me, you don’t need a partner to celebrate what love is all about. As a matter of fact, you can even stay home and still end up romantically happy. How? It’s easy as one, two three: grab a popcorn, put yourself in a couch potato mode, and get ready for a thrilling ride that a romantic movie marathon can offer. You can even watch alone, with friends, or with the love of your life. See? You can even save money you might have spent in fancy restaurants.
But kidding aside, I know that many Filipinos, no matter how cheesy and unrealistic our local movies has become, still find time to watch a romantic movie to gain additional love insights, take a break from a stressful relationship, find a character they can relate with, or just to have that “feel good” or “kilig” type of emotion. I’m not a big fan of local movies but I always find them very amusing as far as unforgettable movie lines are concerned. And to give tribute to those creative minds behind these romantic movies, here are the top 10 most memorable movie lines from equally unforgettable love stories of Philippine cinema:
1. One More Chance (2007)
John Lloyd: Mahal ko si Trisha …
Bea: Alam ko, alam ko …
John Lloyd: She had me at my worst … you had me at my best … at binalewala mo lang lahat yun …
Bea: Popoy yun ba talaga ang tingin mo? I just made a choice.
John Lloyd: And you chose to break my heart.
2. A Very Special Love (2008)
“I didn’t ask you to love me so don’t make me feel that I need to love you back. Maawa ka nga sa sarili mo! Mapapagod ka lang kakahintay, mapapagod ka lang kakaasa.”
“Pag mahal mo, mahal mo! wala ng kasi kasi, wala ng pero pero, kasi mahal mo eh!”
3. My Amnesia Girl (2010)
Sabi sa census may 11 milyon na tao sa Metro Manila. Pano mo malalaman na nahanap mo na yung taong para sayo? Maaring nakita mo na siya pero yumuko ka para magsintas. Maaring nakatabi mo na siya pero lumingon ka para tingnan ang traffic lights. Maaring nakasalubong mo na siya pero humarang yung pedicab.May mga maswerteng tao na nahanap na yung taong para sa kanila. May mga taong patuloy na naghahanap at may iba na sumuko na. Pero yung pinakamasaklap, e yung na sayo na pinakawalan mo pa.”
Claudine: Mahal mo ba ako dahil kailangan mo ako? … Oh kailangan mo ako kaya mahal mo ako? … Kasi yun din ang ramdam ko sa sarili ko Leo eh … Hangga’t di mo alam ang sagot, siguro nga mas mabuting ganito muna tayo …
5. You Are The One (2006)
Sam: You’re not even listening! I don’t have a heart that can love Sally! Nawala when my parents gave me away, I’m not even sure kung mahahanap ko pa …
Toni: Wala kang puso? Huh?? Hindi mo mahanap? Meron kang puso Will. Broken oo, pero hindi missing.
6. Got To Believe (2002)
Claudine: Bakit mo ko mahal?
Rico: Hindi ko alam …
Claudine: Hindi mo alam??
Rico: Hindi ko alam, it just hit me! I didn’t even believe in forever Toni … but I think I found forever in you … Toni hindi ko pinagpipilitan ang sarili ko sa iyo ok? huwag mong isipin yun … Gusto ko lang malaman mo … Gusto ko lang malaman mo na mahal kita … And I’m so sorry.
Claudine: You never say sorry for loving someone … You never say sorry for loving me …
7. Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang? (1998)
“Oh yes kaibigan mo ako, kaibigan mo lang ako… And I’m so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my bestfriend!!!”
8. When Love Begins (2008)
“It’s not enough to accept me for what I am, You also have to accept me for what I’m not”
9. A Love Story (2007)
“Hindi lahat ng nakakapagpasaya sa atin, TAMA”
10. Kahit Konting Pagtingin (1990)
Sharon: Ang problema sa ‘yo, maaga kang ipinanganak!
FPJ: Ang problema naman sa ‘yo, huli kang ipinanganak!
Note: I know some of you might get disappointed with some of the entries but I considered it necessary to have at least one movie which represents a particular type of love story. Say, Kahit Konting Pagtingin for May-December love affairs and A Love Story for extra-marital affairs. Love has no definite explanation but with this top 10 list, I hope I can bring some love in the air!