No movie explores the question of friendships between men and women quite like When Harry Met Sally . . . — the ultimate will-they-or-won't-they romantic comedy. The film turns 25 this month, but more than two decades later, it's recognized as one of the best onscreen love stories of all time. Beyond the fun back-and-forth chemistry between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan , the movie is also loved for its unforgettable one-liners. From "I'll have what she's having" to "I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie," the film is packed with quotable moments, including those from one of the final, swoon-worthy scenes: "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." To celebrate the film's anniversary, look back on the famous love story to remember why it's such a perfect romantic comedy!
It's Not Love at First Sight
But There's a Lot of Charming Banter From the Get-Go
Harry Says a Lot of Big, Important Things
And They Realize They're Very, Very Different
Bottom Line: They're Just Friends
Later, There's More Witty Banter
And It All Feels Very Love/Hate Between Them
Through It All, Sally's Just . . . "OK"
But She Knows Exactly What She Wants
Like, EXACTLY What She Wants
And She Doesn't Try to Hide It
Harry and Sally Ease Into More of a Friendship
And Their Worlds Blend Together
They Have Sweet Late-Night Chats
And Sally Turns to Harry When She's Sad
She Feels Absolutely Hopeless
And There's a Lot of Ugly Crying
And Then WHOA They Cross the "Just Friends" Line
Spoiler Alert: That Doesn't End Well
But Harry Has an Epiphany and Finds Sally on New Year's Eve
He Says a Lot of Beautiful Things
And Sally Doesn't Even Know How to React
Seriously, He Says So Many Perfect Things It's Almost Unbelievable
Sally Can't Even, Because Ohmygod
But, You Guys, It's Love! It's Real Love!
Twelve years and three months after meeting, they live happily ever after. PERFECTION.