Just like in the past, romantic movies remained blockbuster hits among Filipino moviegoers in 2016.
More than 25 romantic flicks were produced last year, some them bearing elements of drama, comedy, and even horror.
The country's leading love teams released blockbuster hits one after another.
For the first time, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza were paired for their solo movie Imagine You And Me. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla also made a movie comeback via Barcelona: A Love Untold. Meanwhile, Nadine Lustre and James Reid treated fans to kilig-fest through their movie This Time..
Moviegoers were also treated to fresh and interesting tandems such as Arci Munoz and Gerald Anderson in Always be My Maybe, as well as Jennylyn Mercado and John Lloyd Cruz for Just The 3 of Us.
Having a love triangle remained a favorite topic for some chick flicks.
There was intense competition between Dawn Zulueta and Coleen Garcia for Piolo Pascual's attention in Love Me Tomorrow. Meanwhile, Jodi Sta. Maria had the biggest problem of picking between Ian Veneracion and Richard Yap in The Achy Breaky Hearts.
Characters from romantic movies often deliver dialogue that often tug at the heartstrings of viewers. Some of them even become unforgettable lines from Pinoy movies.
(Read: 10 Famous Lines from Filipino Movies)
Here are some of the most memorable hugot lines from 2016 movies:
"Mas tragic yung hindi mo man lang naranasang magmahal, mamamatay ka nang hindi mo man lang nakikilala yung taong laan para sa 'yo." - Gara (Maine Mendoza), Imagine You And me
"Huwag mo akong mahalin dahil mahal kita. Mahalin mo ako dahil mahal mo ako because that is what I deserve." - Mia (Kathryn Bernardo), Barcelona: A Love Untold
"Alam niyo ba ang masaklap sa fairy tale? Hindi ka handa para sa mga mangyayari pagkatapos ng happily ever after." - Christy (Dawn Zulueta), Love Me Tomorrow
"Yung sorry ba sa 'yo isang lisensya para paulit-ulit mo na akong lokohin, ganun ba 'yon?" - Anne (Angelica Panganiban), The Unmarried Wife
"I know what you're doing here. Just be careful with them, hindi lahat ng puso kasing tibay ng sa 'kin." - Clarisse (Andi Eigenman), Camp Sawi
"E, kung sardinas nga may label, may BFAD pa. Relationship pa kaya?" - Ava (Nadine Lustre), This Time
"Sino ba kasing nag-imbento ng Valentines? Ipapatumba ko talaga yun, e!" - Tintin (Arci Munoz), Always Be My Maybe
"Kapag nahanap mo na yung taong sa palagay mo, para sa 'yo, huwag mo nang pakakawalan, ipaglaban mo." - Chinggay (Jodi Sta. Maria), The Achy Breaky Hearts
"I should know if I'm being set up for a big heartbreak!" - Uno (John Lloyd Cruz), Just The 3 of Us
"I gave you everything, but you left me with nothing." - Nino (Gerald Anderson), How To Be Yours!