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Editor's Picks: Movies About Love to Watch this Valentine's Day

In the spirit of Valentine's day here are five lovey-dovey movies to watch and re-watch.

There's no way to narrow down the best movies about love—there are just too many. But in honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few I can't get enough of:

The Graduate

No, it's not a typical love story, but anyone who remembers being a recent college grad in love might have a soft spot for the confused and misguided Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), despite his affair with the mother of the love of his life. The Graduate is not for the typical sap, and is an all-around classic that the anti-saps can appreciate.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman  is another love story that involves an unconvential path to the happily-ever-after pair of Vivian (Julia Roberts), a younthful, beautiful and quirky prostitute and Edward (Richard Gere), a rich and powerful businessman, whose callousness is softened by the breath of fresh air he finds on Hollywood Boulevard.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Though she's broke and scatterbrained, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is beautiful, sophisticated and determined to find a rich man to marry in New York. But when she and the handsome writer George (Paul Varjak) in her building spark a friendship, the quest to find riches is interrupted. A beautiful song (Moon River), beautiful scenes of New York City in the 60s and funny, sweet and emotional characters make Breakfast at Tiffany's one of the best love stories.

When Harry Met Sally...

They meet: Polyannish and practical Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) drives with acquaintance, boorish and cynical Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) from Chicago to New York after college. They part ways, sure they'll never see each other again. About 10 years later: they meet again and become best friends. They enjoy the honest and hilarious banter similar to that of a husband and wife, but don't realize their feelings for each other until they end up in bed together.

Love Actually

The movie of intertwining stories of new love, young love, adulterous love, scandalous love, love with a language barrier and secret loves. From a prime minister (Hugh Grant) falling for his assistant, to a little boy who learns to play drums for a girl he's sure is his soulmate while his father mourns the loss of his beloved wife, Love Actually has a bit of everything—with British accents and good music to boot.

michael j gresk February 10, 2012 at 07:00 PM
What about "Casablanca", "Gone with the Wind" and "Camelot" ?? Just a thought.. Mike Gresk
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I'm totally embarrassed to say I have not seen those! and I know that's breaking some sort of "movies you have to see" rule... so thank you for the reminder to go watch those, Mayor Gresk!
Mark Kmiecik February 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Or the grand John Ford work "The Quiet Man". or George Stevens Work "Giant" and not the lest "To Catch a Thief" By Alfred Hitchcock.

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