Special Report

The Greatest Love Stories in Movie History

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

25. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
> Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

This romantic comedy follows two friends with opposing personalities as they navigate sex, relationships, and their eventual romance, while addressing the question “Can a man and a woman be friends without sex getting in the way?”

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

24. King Kong (1933)
> Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

The original “King Kong” tells not only the tale of Jack Driscoll, who saves his new love, actress Ann Darrow, from the grip of a giant gorilla, but also the story of the unreciprocated love that the beast develops for Ann — a love that will lead to his demise.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

23. Now, Voyager (1942)
> Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

After a neurotic spinster with a domineering mother spends some time in a sanitarium, she finds a new lease on life and the self-confidence she’s been lacking. Aboard a cruise, she falls in love with a married man and eventually learns to appreciate what life has offered her.

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

22. On Golden Pond (1981)
> Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

A story of love in the golden years, this heartwarming family drama depicts the marriage between a curmudgeon with memory problems and his optimistic wife as they navigate the healing of his relationship with their daughter by welcoming her new stepson to their summer abode.

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

21. Pretty Woman (1990)
> Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

When a powerful businessman who has no time for romance hires a Hollywood prostitute as his escort for a week of business events, her transformation into a charming companion begins to win him over.

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