What Are The Most Romantic TV Or Movie Moments That Don't Feature The Words "I Love You"?

There are a lot of incredible actors who have absolutely mind-blowing chemistry with their costars. So much so that even the smallest gestures in a scene or lines in a script somehow become the most romantic moments in TV and film.

Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington are having a serious conversation indoors in these three consecutive frames. Tony wears a sweater, and Kerry wears a plaid jacket

And while an "I love you" declaration is always a solid romantic moment on screen, many times, what characters say or do without uttering those three little words is more impactful. So, I want to know which instances of exactly that are your favorite.

Jess Mariano and Rory Gilmore walking arm-in-arm on a sidewalk, exchanging smiles and looking at each other

Maybe you're like me, and you just watched all of Bridgerton Season 3, and you can't get enough of Colin's moment where he told Penelope he prefers dreaming because that is where he can be with her.


Perhaps nothing will compare to the iconic hand flex moment from Pride & Prejudice (2005), and you often come back to it because it's THE most romantic thing ever put on film.

Hand-holding scene between Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, followed by their close-up expressions, in a period drama film
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Maybe you often think about this small moment between Beth and Randall in This Is Us, and how Randall compared his love for Beth to his favorite sound in the world.

Susan Kelechi Watson and Sterling K. Brown stand in conversation indoors. They both have serious expressions and appear to be discussing something important

Heck, perhaps out of a movie filled with romantic moments, you often find yourself coming back to when Henry took Alex to the museum, and they simply danced together in Red, White & Royal Blue (2023).

Alex and Henry share an emotional moment in a museum with classical sculptures around them
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So, tell us which movie and TV scenes that don't feature the words "I love you" are the most romantic and WHY in the comments below, and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!