Were you a die-hard fan of the Jolina-Marvin love team? Or were you a sucker for the Claudine-Rico (†) on and off-screen romance? No matter which love team we cheered on back then, we can all agree that the ’90s was a great decade for Pinoy romance movies. Apart from the kakakilig tandems, there’s another reason why ‘90s movies were unforgettable — and that is their hugot lines.
Here are some memorable lines from the ‘90s Pinoy romance movies that still matter today:
1. For those who still hope to get back together with their exes:
“Maghihintay ako para sa iyo… Baka dumating ‘yung isang araw, pag gising mo, baka sakaling muli pang tumibok ‘yan para sakin. – Ryan (Diether Ocampo in Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita, 1998)
2. For those who struggles with their long-distance relationships even with Skype, Viber, and other messenger apps:
“Talaga naman sigurong mahirap magkaintindihan ang dalawang taong nasa magkabilang dulo ng mundo.” – Agnes (Lea Salonga in Sana Maulit Muli, 1995)
3. For those who got cheated on:
“Iniwan kita para mag-isip, hindi para ipagpalit ako sa ibang babae!” – Sandra (Maricel Soriano in Soltera, 1999)
4. For those who found the right love at the wrong time:
“Siguro nga tama sila. Na hindi lahat ng nagmamahal ay masaya. At hindi lahat ng pagmamahal ay tama.” – Lisa (Claudine Barreto in Soltera, 1999)
5. For those who fell in love with their Tinder match:
“Tinatanggap kita, kung ano ka at kung sino ka. Pati na rin kung ano ‘yung meron at wala ka.” – Leslie (Jolina Magdangal in Flames: The Movie, 1997)
6. For those who always end up in the friendzone:
“Oh yes, kaibigan mo lang ako. Kaibigan mo lang ako… And I’m so stupid to make the biggest mistake of falling in love with my best friend!” – Bujoy (Jolina Magdangal in Labs Kita… Okey Ka Lang?, 1998)
7. For those who are still waiting for “The One”:
“Darating siya, alam ko darating siya at mamahalin niya ako para sa mga taong hindi nagmahal sa akin.” – Adela (Maricel Soriano in Ikaw Pa Lang Ang Minahal, 1992)
8. For independent, Modern Filipinas:
“Kahit mawala ka sa buhay ko, hindi ko ikamamatay! Lalaki ka lang!” – Betina (Maricel Laxa in Iisa Pa Lamang, 1992)
Though the term “hugot” was only recently introduced, these movies are a testament that our local romance movies have always been full of hugot lines we all can relate to. What’s even better is that even to these days of online dating and social media, these ‘90s hugot lines remain relevant.
Got more hugot lines from ‘90s Pinoy movies? Add them up to the list by writing them in the comment section.
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