Top 10 Best Bridget Jones Moments

Bridget Jones may not be the most put together person but we love her for her humour, wit and attitude. In this countdown we take a look at some of the best Bridget Jones’s Moments! We’ve included the first time Bridget meets Darcy at the turkey curry buffet, the time she quit her job and left with one of the best parting lines in cinematic history, when she made blue soup, when she embarrassed herself when she called Darcy at his meeting and when she finally walked down the aisle to marry her love.

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Top 10 Bridget Jones Moments

Move over Liz Bennett, the modern woman has a new hero. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Bridget Jones Moments.

For this list, we’re looking at the funniest and most memorable scenes from the trilogy of trials endured and triumphed over by the beloved Ms. Jones. We’ll be dealing with some major plot points, so here it is: SPOILER ALERT.

#10: Gorgeous Bottom
“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004)

Oh, the glow of new love. In a moment of post-sex bliss, Bridget decides to call newly won beau, Mark Darcy, from work to flirt. It’s the sort of adorable, cheeky impulsive moment that makes us, and Darcy, love Bridget. Whispering that she’s had a wonderful shag flashback, she compliments him on his gorgeous bottom – when Darcy abruptly let’s her in on a crucial bit of information: She is on speakerphone, and he is meeting with several important clients. Her face says it all. Anyone who has ever been caught on the wrong side of a phone call will know just how she feels.

#9: Blue Soup
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

After landing a new job, our girl just wants to throw a nice dinner party for her friends. But while she might be the new face of British pop-culture and current affairs, Julia Child she is not. After exploding her blender, and downing a little liquid courage, Darcy shows up unexpectedly to wish her happy birthday and congratulate her on the new job. Seeing a blue disaster in progress, and being the nice guy he really is deep down, he offers to step in and help. What follows is a genuinely sweet, flirtatious scene showing that even the simplest, most domestic moments can sometimes be the loveliest.

#8: Quitting
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

Sometimes you’ve just got to stick it to the man. After discovering that her boyfriend – and boss – Daniel Cleaver has been cheating on her, Bridget is miserable at work. Who wouldn’t be?! In short order, Jones comes to the conclusion that she can no longer work for Daniel and respect herself. She quits, but Daniel seems to be having none of it. When he tries to bully and then beg her into coming back, our girl brushes him off with one of the best parting lines in cinematic history. Finding the courage to publicly hold your ground against your ex and your boss in the same moment? Ms. Jones, you’re our new best friend.

#7: Wedding Scene - Who's the Dad?
“Bridget Jones's Baby” (2016)

This was the moment the whole trilogy was leading up to. Bridget and Mark have had some bumps along the way – the biggest the one, Bridget had to carry around under her shirt. When she meets Jack while walking down the aisle, the audience is momentarily led to believe that she has picked the new guy. But then we see that he is just holding her baby for her, while she goes to marry the man she was always meant to be with. Turns out, Mark is also the baby-daddy. Sorry Jack. But with everything that Jack and Mark go through throughout the film, eventually becoming friends, it is a touching moment for the trio, and a truly happy ending.

#6: First meeting at the Turkey Curry Buffet
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

Our first encounter with Ms. Jones is as memorable as anything to follow. Once again subjected to her mother’s brand of heavy-handed match-making at her parent’s annual Christmas Turkey Curry Buffet party, Bridget is astounded to see that for once her old mum might be spot on. Overwhelmed by this new, and extremely handsome, development, she tries her best to make conversation and be charming – and instead makes a rambling fool of herself. But who hasn’t made a fool of themselves in the presence of beautiful men, right? Darcy’s harsh – if eloquent – summation of Bridget makes our girl realize that maybe it’s time to make a few changes in her life. And thus, a legend was born

#5: Trip to the Hospital
“Bridget Jones’s Baby” (2016)

What’s better than two handsome men fighting over you? How about two handsome men falling over themselves to help you in your time of need? When Bridget goes into labor, Mark is there to get her to the hospital. Gallantly, he offers to carry her … but quickly realizes he may not be up to the task. Suddenly, Jack arrives to help save the day … and is likewise overcome. The two men awkwardly, and hilariously have to shift Bridget back and forth, working together, to carry her to the hospital. It’s uncomfortably hilarious minor dramas like this that have carried the series. No pun intended.

#4: Can’t Ski/Pregnancy Scare
“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004)

With their romantic ski-getaway ruined when Bridget realizes that Rebecca, another lawyer whom she believes to be infatuated with Mark, has turned up as well. Resigning herself to a weekend cozied up in the Lodge, Bridget has the realization that there has been a little something else missing from her life as well. Panicked and distracted, Bridget begins to slip down the hill. She might be screaming in terror, but we’re screaming with laughter. Landing, one would think that she’s had enough – but our heroine has business to take care of! The scene doesn’t let up for a minute as, sliding right into a pharmacy, she attempts to make her needs known.

#3: Tarts and Vicars
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

Who hasn’t envisioned this nightmare in some form? You show up to an event, thinking that you look fine – and oh, holy hell. When her pervy “uncle” doesn’t let her in on the fact that the fancy-dress party has been changed to a regular-dress party, Bridget shows up to a classy garden gathering dressed as a playboy bunny. While obviously mortified, and despite the fact that she is surrounded by pensioners in sunhats and she is half-naked in bunny ears, Bridget keeps her head high – and gets a drink. Somehow, by playing it so cool, by the end of the scene she practically fits in. Way to make the best of the worst situation, Jones.

#2: Just As You Are
“Bridget Jones's Diary” (2001)

It’s been pointed out before that in many ways “Bridget Jones” is a modern, subverted retelling of “Pride and Prejudice”– and yeah, casting Colin Firth as “Darcy” was a bit of a giveaway. No time is that more apparent than in this scene, a mirror of Fitzwilliam Darcy’s profession of love for Elizabeth Bennett. However, where Fitzwilliam Darcy is belittling despite his efforts to be honest, Mark Darcy is simply honest, setting up one of the sweetest scenes in the series. After Bridget is for once frank about who she is – Mark is in turn upfront with her. Love and attraction means you stop seeing perks and flaws, and start seeing whole people – just as they are.

Before we slide down the fire pole into our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Birthing Classes
“Bridget Jones’s Baby” (2016)

Wanton Sex Goddess
“Bridget Jones's Diary” (2001)

Impossible Quiz
“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004)

#1: A Real Fight!
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

After Daniel crashes Bridget’s dinner party, Mark decides to leave rather than make a scene … and then thinks better of it. This time he is going to fight for the woman he loves! … Sort of. It’s not quite pistols at dawn. In fact, it’s hard to compare it to anything. Both men, despite a gallant start, are as ineffectual as two sleepy toddlers wrestling over the last piece of candy. And that’s what makes it so amazing. All noble grandstanding and roguish charm is tossed to the gutter as both men, both way out of their depths, make weak attempts to best the other. It is impossible not to watch the scene without cracking up.

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