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[[caption-width-right:350:When did you last let your heart decide?]]

->''"Let's make this moment be the symbol of our lives\\
We'll pawn your dad's computer \\
and we'll sail to paradise\\
You're a girl... or maybe a wagon... \\
filled up with pancakes..."''
-->-- '''Strong Bad''' falls in love, ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''

Variant of the GoodTimesMontage. Two characters are becoming romantically entwined. Their first date is shown normally and the audience is shown how amazingly compatible the couple is.

A montage follows, usually with no dialogue and an upbeat or romantic soundtrack, showing the couple during a series of classic dates (the picnic, the carnival, the unexpected kiss, the meaningful eye contact, TheMeadowRun, etc).

The montage segues into the end of a date and the audience is shown just how in love the couple has become.

In TV shows, this is often a TimeCompressionMontage serving to show how, in this episode, the GirlOfTheWeek isn't just a casual fling.

See LiterallyFallingInLove for a SubTrope. Contrast with LostLoveMontage.


[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': While he was showing hints here and there, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YjmrSuO6nI&feature=related Ki Ni Naru Aitsu]] in Episode 57 was the definitive Falling in Love Montage (if only one-sided) for Syaoran towards Sakura.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' does this with [[OfficialCouple Suzaku and Euphemia]] in episode 5, though their conversation plays while showing them walking around the city after their MeetCute.
* ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' has a major one between [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]] in the second act, after [[spoiler:Naruto]] finally understands the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]].
* [[SatireParodyPastiche Played out as a Parody, satirized by commentator Kyon]] in episode 00 "The Adventures Of Mikuru Asahina" of ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', just like [[DeconstructorFleet so many other tropes]].
* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': The InsertSong at the end of Episode 6, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D6uOGZLFCY Yuukei Yesterday]]'', combines this with GoodTimesMontage, as the song is explicitly about [[{{Tsundere}} Takane struggling with her developing feelings for Haruka]], and she is shown to grow more and more in love with him as the song progresses, but it's also inter-cut with some fun times with Shintaro and Ayano.

* Between Sistah Spooky and Mindf*** in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}''. [[spoiler:And shortly after, how they fall apart. And BTW, Mindf*** is a girl... a ''blonde'' girl.]]

** In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'', one happened after [[spoiler:Italy chose [[{{Polyamory}} both Germany and Japan]]. During this montage, not only do Germany and Japan fall even more in love with Italy, they fall in love with each other too.]]

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* The "This Is My Idea" musical number from ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess''. It starts out with the two main characters being introduced to each other as children, both of them despising the other upon sight, and goes on to show them growing up, eventually falling in love. All the while their respective parents and kingdoms sing about how their arranged marriage is so perfect...especially as it could result in lower taxes!
* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** "I Bring You a Song" from ''Disney/{{Bambi}}.'' Not your typical romantic montage, as the mood is actually quite somber and [[SceneryPorn it focuses a lot on the nature]] ''around'' the two deer falling in love.
** "Bella Notte" from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' starts as a typical onscreen song but then transforms into a romantic montage that spans the course of the evening. (Then it fades to black, and then fades back up to the titular characters waking up on the same hill. And she's pregnant later. [[ParentalBonus Hmmmm]].)
*** The sequel has a similar montage focused on Scamp and Angel, to the song "Can This Be Love?"
** ''Disney/RobinHood'': "Life is brief, but when it's gone, love goes on and on..."
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Before "Kiss the Girl" even hits the screen there's a love montage between Ariel and Eric touring the kingdom.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast,'' against the song of "Something There", which tends to confuse fans as to just how long Belle lives in the castle. Interestingly, the CutSong "Human Again" originally slated for this part of the film was much more specific about the passing of winter, but was dropped in part because the filmmakers were worried the audience would start wondering what Maurice and Gaston were doing all this time. They never quite solved this problem, even when the song was reinstated in the stage musical and a reedit of the film.
** The song "A Whole New World" from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': "Caaaaaan you feel the looooove tonight?"
*** "Upendi" from the sequel. However, the film's primary love duet (and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" expy), "Love Will Find A Way", takes place ''after'' they've already fallen in love with each other and have been [[spoiler:forcibly separated by Kiara's father]].
** The song "Strangers Like Me" from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' is a combination montage of him falling deeper in love with Jane and learning about humanity.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has a variation - while the montage is definitely one of these for Tiana and Naveen, the song itself (Ma Belle Evangeline) is about Ray's love for Evangeline.
** Invoked in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' by the king [[IWantGrandkids who wants grandkids.]] He sets up the perfect romantic scene and the Duke is describing how it would be.
--> '''Duke''': Such a pretty picture, but in RealLife, [[SubvertedTrope doomed for failure.]]
--> '''The King''': Failure eh?! [[DoubleSubverted Take a look at that, you pompous windbag!]]
** "Colors of the Wind" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** The scene where Rapunzel and Flynn first arrive at Corona in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', followed by a scene reminiscent of the "Tour of the Kingdom" sequence from ''The Little Mermaid'' and the song "I See the Light".
** The "Love Is An Open Door" sequence in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' takes this to its most logical conclusion; Anna and Hans agreeing to an engagement are its ''closing lines.'' [[spoiler:It turns out to be one-sided when it's revealed that Hans is the BigBad who was using her as part of his plan to become king of Arendelle, thus making it a VillainSong.]]
* The beginning of the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' has one where Carl falls in love with and marries Ellie... and it results in severe MoodWhiplash since Carl is a widower by the time the plot starts.
* Though not specifically for this purpose, the bird-building scene of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' clearly shows the awkward-yet-sweet progression of Flik and Atta's attraction.
* The film version of ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'' shows Marjane and Markus pelting one another with snowballs, running through the park, smoking hash with content expressions and showing a gleeful, happy romance... before he [[YourCheatingHeart cheats on her]]. Subverted soon after when she re-envisions the entire thing but with Markus as a slimy, creepy douchebag. In his defense, she does mention in the comic that she was a huge emotional load on him, as she pretty much expected him to be an ersatz for every man in her life.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' has a montage of Moses building a new life among Tzipporah's people after fleeing Egypt set to the song "Through Heaven's Eyes", which also includes him falling in love with Tzipporah and marrying her right at the end of the song. It's a particularly beautiful sequence considering their relationship, while sweet, is not really central to the story of the film.

[[folder: Film - Live-Action]]
* This trope is endemic to UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}}, because it's an expedient way of developing requisite romances between characters while also (mostly) avoiding the [[StrangledByTheRedString narrative pitfalls]] [[TokenRomance of including them in the first place]].
* In ''Film/AboutTime'', Tim and Mary fall in love--or, more accurately, fall deeper in love, hang out with Tim's sister, and move in together--in this montage, set mostly in a London subway station, accompanied by the song "How Long Will I Love You" (performed by Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman).
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' when Frank Drebin has a date with Jane Spencer. To the tune of "I'm Into Something Good," they have the typical dating montage, including a beach scene with them holding hands, running and clotheslining another couple running the other way.
* Played extremely straight in the Korean romantic comedy ''Film/MySassyGirl'' and its spiritual prequel ''Windstruck''.
* Played completely straight in ''Film/CrazyBeautiful''. The chapter on the DVD was even called "Falling in Love"
* Parodied in Creator/MelBrooks' ''Film/SilentMovie'', where the individual scenes of Mel and his girlfriend each turn absurd (they're riding a carousel together and then the carousel horse starts pooping blocks of wood; a frolic in the park turns into a race, complete with hurdles and a finish line; and so on).
* The [[SoBadItsGood hastily produced]] Vanilla Ice movie ''Film/CoolAsIce'' has one of these over one of Ice's ballads.
* Given that it's a parody of ''Film/JamesBond'', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' plays this fairly straight as Austin treats Vanessa Kensington to a night on the town.
* Film/JamesBond (George Lazenby) has one in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' with Tracy (Diana Rigg), set to Louis Armstrong singing "We Have All the Time in the World."
* The montage in ''Film/{{Saved}}'' is a cross between this and the LostLoveMontage - the characters shown are all in love with people that are [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unavailable or estranged.]]
* Subverted in ''Film/TheBreakUp'', which opens with a MeetCute, followed by one of these to ''You're My Best Friend'', followed immediately by...well, you can figure this one out on your own.
* Seen in ''Film/WalkHard'' between Dewey and Darlene. As it happens, their montage includes such questionable activities as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything licking, sucking, slurping ice-cream cones with very ambiguous expressions...]]
** Not to mention the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything highly suggestive carpentry]].
* ''Film/MadeasFamilyReunion'' has this with Vanessa and Frankie, and an inversion with Lisa and her abusive husband Carlos showing him abusing her.
* Once Lalita and Darcy got out for dinner in Los Angeles in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'' they really start to click.
* Éowyn and Faramir's relationship in the ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' films is cut down to this to save time. And it only appears in the Extended Edition!
* Parodied in ''Film/HotShots''. One scene shows Topper and Ramada laughing and smiling as they exit a movie theater. The camera then pans up to the marquee to reveal that they had just finished watching the very depressing ''Film/{{Platoon}}''.
* Film/DefinitelyMaybe shows shots of Will falling in love with Summer to "I've Got a Crush on You".
* Film/{{Zoolander}} has an orgy that starts out like a romantic montage, and then the partners get a little...weird.
* Very R-rated version in ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', a montage of Wade and Vanessa having (kinky) sex over the course of a year set to "Calender Girl".

* The romantic comedy ''Adam and Steve'' shows a rare instance of a same sex couple having a Falling In Love Montage.
* Like several other montage types, this is deconstructed for horror effect in ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Forest of the Dead", in which we see Donna undergo a FallingInLoveMontage only to find out that it ''actually happened that fast'', taking place in a virtual reality world which relies on the human brain mentally filling in the extra time to avoid confronting the constant disorientation.
* Parodied with Geraldine and Simon Horton in ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', with scenes including a romantic picnic in which she stuffs an entire chocolate bar into her mouth and, most famously, a scene of them laughing and jumping in puddles which ends when one turns out to be about a meter deep.
* ''Series/MissionImpossible'' intentionally avoided montages, but did use this type in a couple of episodes. One case, in "The Short-Tail Spy," was quite creative: it used a quick series of various locations and activities, but included dialogue that ran together to form a single, coherent conversation between the two characters.
* Parodied in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' episode "Bells", where a FallingInLoveMontage of Edmund and [[SweetPollyOliver "Bob"]] turns into a commercial for an album of Elizabethan love songs.
-->'''Scrolling subtitle:''' Greensleeves... The Rain It Raineth Every Day... Hey Nonny I Love You... My Love is a Prick (on a Tudor Rose)... Hot Sex Madrigal in the Middle of My Tights
* [[AffectionateParody Parodied]] and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' during Alex and Mason's first date.
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Origins of Vampire Mythology" has a pseudo-FallingInLove montage between Pierce and Chang after they try to become best friends. Then they get in a fight and there's a LostLoveMontage. ''Five minutes later.''
* Used hilariously as Tom both falls in love with Allison and teaches her how to kill vampires, all in the same montage, in ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''.
* Subtly parodied in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Ted has a FallingInLoveMontage with several of his romantic false leads that all play out completely identically, just with the love interest du jour while Ted does the exact same thing in every montage.
* ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'': There's a lovely one of these during "Diamonds Are For Heather" set to "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band.
* The ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' pilot uses this as its ColdOpen, tracing the romance of Samantha and Darrin from their first meeting to their honeymoon.

* In Videogame/{{Yakuza}} 2, [[ReplacementLoveInterest Kaoru]] and Kiryu have one of these [[RescueRomance saving her]] from some thugs.
* In ''VideoGames/FinalFantasyX'', Tidus and Yuna get one shortly after the party escapes from Seymour in Bevelle.

* Spoofed by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' in the Strong Bad Email ''montage'', where one of the montages created is one of Strong Bad falling in love with a Wagon Fulla Pancakes.
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'';
** Nutty has three of these with [[CompanionCube a lollypop, a gumball machine, and a box of chocolate]] in the episode ''A Sucker for Love'', increasing in length each time. The third one even has him imagining his "wife" [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Being Eaten by the Milkman]], leading to Nutty taking [[MurderTheHypotenuse drastic]] off-screen measures. He is then thrown in jail, leading to him regretting his actions, making up with his wife again, growing old with her, and sadly eating her insides when she dies. All in one montage.
** Handy and Petunia get one of these in ''I Nub You''. This being ''Happy Tree Friends'', however, it ends abruptly. And gruesomely.

* Kat and Alistair on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=235 this page]] of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}'' [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/love-lessons/ deconstructs this.]]
* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, Karkat has a falling-in-''hate'' montage with John. Of course, since humans don't work that way, it ends up going nowhere, much to Karkat's annoyance.
* In Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}, they fell in LoveAtFirstSight and married, but the TimePassingMontage [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/brothersister-22/#.UIH-sGdHGuI doubles as this, showing them in love months later.]]

* The number one cliche NOT in [[http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/ten+cliches/video/x8699q_ten-chick-flick-cliches-that-are-no_fun ''He's Just Not That Into You.'']]
* Occurs in episode 8 RomanticFalseLead of ''WebVideo/EchoChamber''.
* Mentioned in ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged: Phantom Blood'':
--> '''Jonathan:''' (''to Erina, who left after giving him food'') Thank you! I'll be here tomorrow! We should get together in montage! ''*cut to said montage*''
** And then {{lampshaded}} by [[{{Jerkass}} Dio]], who mentions he heard they went "montaging together".
* Ella and Eli get one in ''Web/UniversityEverAfter'', in which they sing and pillow-fight.

* They do this twice in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' with Danny and Sam's date respectfully. Averted because neither end up with their girl/boyfriend by end, the former being the DatingCatwoman variation and the latter a faker who was only a Gothic dreamboat Hungarian in an attempt to get down Sam's pants. Predictably, both Danny and Sam [[RelationshipUpgrade ended up together]] by end.
* This is played unusually straight in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' in "Bender's Big Score", to show Lars and Leela falling more and more in love. Admittedly as it is ''Futurama'', they play space golf and go floating in ''real'' giant bubbles, but apart from that, it's straight.
** And then there was Bender and Angeline.
** There's also Bender and the Planet Express Ship, who fall in love to Bender's rendition of "Daisy Bell" in [[ValentinesDayEpisodes "Love and Rocket."]] This is a slight inversion, though, because in the scene immediately following the montage, [[spoiler: Bender announces that he's dumping the ship.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey and Minnie]] share [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SksaDsAHQyE&feature=channel_page a romantic montage]] in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''. *Snort* As if we didn't already know where ''that'' was going.
* A lampshade was hung on this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChillyBeach'': "Would you like to have a romantic montage with me?''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' features a Evil version for The Joker and Harley Quinn, where [[strike:they]] ''she'' not only falls in love, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i4rsKKM26k but they destroy most of Gotham in the process. Set to the Joker singing Hank Williams', "Settin' The Woods On Fire.]] And it is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome.]]''
* Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his (unnamed) evil girlfriend share one of these in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Chez Platypus" [[spoiler: only to have it [[YankTheDogsChain jerked away]] right before the episode ends.]]
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' I found my other half, yes, I got an evil love!
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' after Skipper and a peregrine falcon fall in love. The song is particularly funny given that Skipper's favorite pastime is covert ops and the falcon's favorite pastime is the horrific murder and consumption of smaller birds and "delicious little furry animals."
-->It'll be a week to remember, as long as no one's dismembered.
** The sequence with Julien and Rico blowing up everything in sight in the park during "Kaboom and Kabust" [[HoYay plays out very much like one of these]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', one happens between [[LazyBum Beezy]] and [[CloudCuckoolander Saffi]].
* Subverted and then ...not in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' where Arnold goes through a seemingly bland montage of dating Lila, not enjoying it at all, however later on when thinking back on it he remembers the fun that the previous montage didn't show the audiences, realizing he'd fallen in love with her.
--> '''Arnold:''' "Aw, no... this can't be happening. I think I actually... like her like her."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', Bugs and Lola have one of these in Paris after he finally gets her to stop [[TalkativeLoon talking]]. At the end...
--> '''Lola:''' Yeah, no, that whole thing would have been a ''loooot'' more better with talking.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Miss Finster has one of these with Hank, the janitor, after the main six hook them up.
** Including the infamous scene of her [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar riding a vibrating floor buffer, laughing]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': Doctor Barber and Candy Colleague get one in "Candy Colleague".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS2E25TheAnswer The Answer]]", Ruby and Sapphire had a montage like this while exploring Earth's nature in the WholeEpisodeFlashback. Their activities included stargazing, watching animals and slow dancing.