Special Report

The Greatest Love Stories in Movie History

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45. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

A romantic comedy that considers the concept of destiny, “Sleepless in Seattle” features a widower grieving his late wife, his young son — who attempts to find a new partner for his father — and a news reporter in Baltimore who finds herself infatuated with a man she’s never met, despite already being engaged herself.

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44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
> Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

“The Philadelphia Story” follows socialite Tracy Lord as she divorces her alcoholic husband, prepares to remarry, and ends up torn between her fiancé, who barely knows her; a news reporter named Mike, who is attempting to write a story on her wedding; and her ever-faithful ex-husband.

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43. A Star Is Born (1954)
> Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

When an alcoholic film star whose career is winding down helps a young singer make connections in the industry, her career skyrockets as his continues to spiral. Her love and dedication may not be able to save him from himself. This is the second of four film versions of the same story.

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42. Anna Karenina (1935)
> Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O’Sullivan

Based on the tragic Tolstoy novel of the same name, “Anna Karenina” concerns the personal and public repercussions when an unhappily married woman has an affair with a handsome military officer in 19th-century Russia.

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41. Funny Girl (1968)
> Starring: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

A biographical musical about the rise of comedian and Broadway star Fanny Brice, “Funny Girl” details her struggles with the industry’s beauty standards and her marriage to professional con artist and gambler Nicky Arnstein.

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