Special Report

The Greatest Love Stories in Movie History

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20. From Here to Eternity (1953)
> Starring: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Set in Hawaii in the days leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this story of love and war follows a sergeant who starts a tangled affair with the wife of his commanding officer, as well as a private who falls in love with a social club hostess and considers marrying her.

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19. Ghost (1990)
> Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

This supernatural romance, famous for its alluring pottery scene, follows the ghost of a murdered banker as he persuades a reluctant psychic to warn his girlfriend that the men who killed him are now after her.

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18. Vertigo (1958)
> Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

A psychological Hitchcock thriller, “Vertigo” follows a retired detective with acrophobia who is hired to trail his friend’s hauntingly beautiful but mentally disturbed wife. He falls in love with her, only to witness her jump to her death from a church bell tower. The mystery deepens when he later runs into a woman who looks exactly like her.

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17. Moonstruck (1987)
> Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

A romantic comedy about devout Italian-Americans in Brooklyn, “Moonstruck” explores temptation and redemption through the stories of Loretta, a widow who falls in love with her fiancé‘s estranged younger brother, and her parents, who encounter provocations of their own.

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16. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
> Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Set in 1920s Hollywood during the transition from silent to talking films, this musical follows a silent film star as he attempts his first talking picture and falls in love with an ambitious chorus girl who provides the voice for his obnoxious screen partner.

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