My (slightly different) favourite meet-cutes…

…well, if you’re expecting the typical romance genre meet-cutes, sorry. Not going to happen. I have a weakness for romance in those movies deemed anything but romance (the main genre that is). Nothing better than watching two people fall in love when you don’t expect it on first viewing. So…without further ado…here are my personal favourites (in no particular order):

(Beware…spoilers…)

Centurion

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I absolutely love the interaction between Centurion Quintus Dias and Arianne during their first encounter:

“It’s ok. It’s ok”

pause

“We don’t want to hurt you”

“Who are you? What do you want here”

Little do they know at this stage that it is more than purely food and shelter and refuge from the Picts he will find.

The Last of the Mohicans

How could my favourite movie not make it onto this list? The moment Uncas and Alice meet…you can just see it in their look:

No words needed to express this scene. In fact, their relationship is almost entirely shown and not spoken.

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Cora and Hawkeye have their meet-cute somewhere too but they are just not the couple to show it.

Yellow Sky

I think this is deemed the meet-cute. Oh how I love the way “Stretch” and “Mike” meet and find their love:

“We’ve just come in across the sink. We need water…bad.”

“There’s a spring here. But you’ll never make it”

“You just point it out. We’ll make it”

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Plunkett & Macleane

How could another of my favourites not make my list?

“You are not a gentleman.”

“I’m sorry?”

“No gentleman would stare at a lady like that in public.”

“I do beg your pardon. Captain James Macleane. At your service.”

“Oh, so you are a gentleman.”

“Yes?”

“What a shame.”

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But I consider the “real” meet-cute, during the highway robbery:

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Robin Hood

Ah, another one I just love, especially seeing the Marian is such a strong woman who holds her own against Robin. Here they meet for the first time:

“Girl.”

“Girl?”

Pause.

“Either you’re going blind. Or you’re looking for charity”

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So there you go…my favourite meet-cutes.

For some more post on this topic, head on over to Phyllis Loves Classic Movies for The First Annual Valentine’s Day “Meet-Cute” Blogathon. Happy reading.

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7 comments

  1. Ha! Of course LOTM is in there! πŸ˜€ But I totally missed it, this meet-cute (is this a thoughtallsorts word?) between Alice and Uncas. Possibly because I can never sit still to watch a film, I’m always tinkering while a film is on so these nuances (and with Uncas there was much nuance and not much speaking as you said) were lost on me.
    But yes I see it now. The bit you chose for your post came just before the image in your side bar which was very much the clincher that he had started to notice her. Also the fact that chunks of their story were cut out doesn’t help you keep a hold of the thread! But it’s an improvement. The first time I watched the film many moons ago I didn’t even pick up their relationship at all! I thought Alice jumped more to get away from Magua.

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