IN THE SPOTLIGHT: KathNiel’s memorable movie lines

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: KathNiel’s memorable movie lines

/ 09:00 AM December 04, 2023

KathNiel movie posters

KathNiel movie posters

For the past decade, the tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla is one of the iconic forces that graced the local entertainment industry, may it be on- or off-screen. But now that the couple has decided to part ways in real life, one thing is for sure: the projects that they have starred in together will forever be cherished.

KathNiel’s movies have taken the fans to both the beauty of love and the pain of it. The endearing chemistry of the former couple and the convincing portrayal they have delivered every time they stand in front of the camera are unfaded, even if the love they have shared in real life has slipped away.


Here are some memorable lines from KathNiel’s iconic movies that fans can marathon and use as a coping mechanism to help recover from the couple’s separation. Try to go back to these movies and remember the love they once shared.


She’s Dating The Gangster (2014)

Based on the Wattpad of the same name, She’s Dating the Gangster follows the story of Kenji Delos Reyes (Daniel) and Athena Dizon (Kathryn) as high school students who pretend to date with the plan to make Kenji’s ex-girlfriend jealous. But amid the pretension, their real feelings for each other start to develop.

“Bakit ba kailangan mong pangunahan lahat? Pwede ba kahit isang beses lang sa buhay mo tumaya ka lang. Kung masasaktan tayo edi masaktan, parte ng pagmamahal ‘yon diba?” – Kenji, “She’s Dating the Gangster”

Crazy Beautiful You (2015)

This teen comedy-drama film follows Kathryn as she plays Jackie, the spoiled rich girl with a defiant spirit. After Jackie’s mother forces her to join their medical mission in Tarlac, she meets Daniel’s Kiko, a simple, hardworking guy assigned to be her chaperone, who also happens to be the illegitimate son of their mayor.

“Tinaas mo ‘ko eh. Ang taas. Ang hirap maiwan sa ere. ‘Wag ka na magpaasa na kaya mo ‘kong mahalin kung hindi mo rin ako kayang panindigan.” – Jackie, “Crazy Beautiful You”

Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016)

This movie tells the story of Ely (Daniel), who can’t recover from the death of his first love, Celine. In Barcelona, he juggles work with his studies as he aims to get his master’s degree. He then meets Mia (Kathryn), Celine’s lookalike, who goes to Spain for a fresh start as she runs from a past mistake.

“Huwag mo akong mahalin dahil mahal kita. Mahalin mo ako dahil mahal mo ako, because that is what I deserve.” – Mia, “Barcelona: A Love Untold”

“Baka sakaling tumigil ang walang katapusang sana… para hindi niya makalimutan na mahal ko siya.” – Ely, “Barcelona: A Love Untold” 

Can’t Help Falling In Love (2017)

One drunken night results in a spontaneous wedding between strangers Gab (Kathryn) and Dos (Daniel). Given that it’s just a decision out of a whim, Gab gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend (Matteo Guidicelli) a year later. She then asks Dos for a way out of their secret marriage, but they end up falling in love with each other instead.

“Alam mo sa totoo lang, nakakatakot magmahal kasi sa pag-ibig ‘di ka sigurado. ‘Di ba nakakatakot ang isang bagay kapag ‘di ka sigurado? Pero nang nakilala na kita, na-realize ko na mas nakakatakot na ‘di magmahal. Kasi sa totoo lang ‘di ko naman kailangan maging sigurado, kasi kapag nandiyan ka, okay na ako.” – Dos, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

“Mas pipiliin ko ang iisang bukas na nandoon ka kaysa sa isang bukas na wala ka.” – Gab, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

The Hows of Us (2018)

This film was the last time the fans saw KathNiel on the big screen, but it is the most memorable given how painful it was. Every line, especially the ones that were delivered by Kathryn, hit close to home. Now that the couple has separated, fans are wondering if the movie’s story mirrors the former lovers’ real-life situation.

The Hows of Us follows the story of a couple, George (Kathryn), a medical student who sets aside her priorities to make room for her boyfriend Primo (Daniel), a passionate guy who dreams of being a successful musician. With different plans for the future, the love they have for each other starts to tremble as they face challenges.

“Sa pitong taon na ‘yon, isang beses lang akong nagsabi na pagod na ako. Isang beses lang akong nagtanong kung kaya ko pa ba. Sobrang daming dahilan para sukuan ka, hinintay ko lang naman na lumaban ka.” – George, “The Hows of Us” 

“Isang beses sa napakaraming beses na pwede akong sumuko pero hindi ko ginawa. Pero isang beses lang pala ang kailangan mo para umalis at hindi na bumalik. I need you to fight for us that night because I was so tired fighting alone.” – George, “The Hows of Us” 

“Isang beses lang ako napagod pero iniwan mo agad ako. Ganun ba ang pagmamahal mo, Primo? How can you give up so easily? How can you not find a reason to stay?” – George, “The Hows of Us”

“George, I may not have found a reason to stay, but I found a reason to come back.” – Primo, “The Hows of Us” 

“Sana huwag kang sumuko. Sana huwag kang bumitaw. Sana samahan mo pa rin ako in finding out the answers to all the hows, hanggang maipanalo lang natin ‘to. Hindi ko kayang mawala ka sa buhay ko.” – Primo, “The Hows of Us” 

Now that the chapter of the power couple has come to an end, these movies will serve as a testament to their once-in-a lifetime love for each other and the love they have for their craft as a loveteam. The magic of Kathniel now lives in the unforgettable movie lines they once delivered. The fans can choose to quit and exit the cinematic landscape they have built, or they can come back and cherish it over and over again. As long as someone watches these films and says these lines, KathNiel will endure the test of time.

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