Heartwarming / Coming to America

  • The moment where Akeem and Lisa truly connect for the first time. After Akeem offers to pay for their first dinner out together, Lisa refuses his offer in a truly touching manner:
    Lisa: Akeem, I wish you'd stop worrying about being poor. If I wanted a wealthy guy, I'd be with Darryl... (she places her hands on his) ...not you.
    • Cue Akeem and Lisa's dance to the tune of Jackie Wilson's "To Be Loved", their First Kiss and Akeem's truly dreadful rendition of said song in the streets.
  • After Akeem tries and fails to persuade Lisa on the train, after Lisa leaves, an old woman walks up to Akeem and tells him "If you're really a prince, I'd marry you.". Still upset, Akeem humbly gives her the earrings Lisa threw at him in gratitude.
  • Also a Crowning Moment of Awesome, but when Akeem's mother, Queen Aoleon, urges Akeem to go after Lisa again, to the disapproval of King Jaffe Joffer, she says "Put a sock in it, Jaffe! The boy's in love!".
  • Another one that works as a Crowning Moment of Awesome is the scene where Lisa's father threatens to break his foot off in King Jaffe Joffer's ass. Made more touching considering that throughout the whole movie, he's been trying to get her to marry a rich douche, but when offered two million dollars instead of an apology from the king for breaking his daughter's heart, he rips the check up and tells him to quit insulting his daughter.
  • Akeem would willingly renounce his royal birthright and all the privileges it brings — and there are rather a lot — to make Lisa happy. She decides she'll put up with being a beloved and ridiculously wealthy princess.
  • After Lisa's rejection, a heartbroken Akeem returns to Zamunda to marry the original "queen to be" as arranged by their parents. At the wedding, Akeem stands with his back to the bride as she walks down the aisle. When she gets to the altar, Akeem resignedly turns to lift her veil...and it's Lisa!
    • Akeem is so thrilled that he gives her a long kiss right then and there.
    Oha: Your Highness, we have not come to that part yet. Your Highness? Your Highness!