Special Report

The Greatest Love Stories in Movie History

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30. Swing Time (1936)
> Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick

Featuring many of the best Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance routines, this musical comedy follows gambler Lucky Garnett as he misses his wedding, attempts to make $25,000 in order to win back his future bride, and falls in love with his dance instructor in the meantime.

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29. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
> Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Despite warnings from his drill instructor that local girls are only looking to trap naval officers to escape their boring lives, naval aviation candidate Zack Mayo begins a relationship with a local factory worker named Paula, who sticks with him as he struggles through his training.

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28. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
> Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Based on the Hungarian play “Parfumerie” (which also inspired the modern film “You’ve Got Mail”), this romantic comedy follows two co-workers who can barely stand each other in person but fall in love with anonymous penpals — who, of course, turn out to be each other.

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27. The Sound of Music (1965)
> Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Set in Austria before the Nazi occupation, this musical highlights the charms and bouyancy that a young governess brings to an austere family, and the love that develops between her and the widowed father of the children in her charge.

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26. The Lady Eve (1941)
> Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

This hilarious screwball comedy follows con artist Jean Harrington as she attempts to defraud naive herpetologist Charles Pike. The two fall in love, however, only for Charles to uncover her initial motive. After being scorned, Jean will stop at nothing to remain in Charles’s life.

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