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AFI's Top 100 Love Story Movies

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AFI's list of the best love story films of all-time. This romance movies list is sure to sweep you off your feet.
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  • 1
    Casablanca

    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

  • 2
    Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

  • 3
    West Side Story

    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno

    Released1961

    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

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  • 4
    Roman Holiday

    Roman Holiday

    Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck

    Released1953

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

  • 5
    An Affair to Remember

    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byLeo McCarey

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    #65 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time#6 of 75 The Greatest Classic Romance Movies

  • 6
    The Way We Were

    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    #88 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#108 of 199 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

  • 7
    Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie

    Released1965

    Directed byDavid Lean

  • 8
    It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

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  • 9
    Love Story

    Love Story

    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland

    Released1970

    Directed byArthur Hiller

  • 10
    City Lights

    City Lights

    Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow

    Released1931

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

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  • 11
    Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    #2 of 63 Movies Set in Brooklyn#373 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 12
    My Fair Lady

    My Fair Lady

    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

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  • 13
    Out of Africa

    Out of Africa

    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

    Released1985

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    #23 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#123 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • 14
    The African Queen

    The African Queen

    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1951

    Directed byJohn Huston

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    #65 of 206 The Best Adventure Movies#37 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

  • 15
    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Laurence Olivier, David Niven

    Released1939

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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  • 16
    Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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  • 17
    Moonstruck

    Moonstruck

    Nicolas Cage, Cher

    Released1987

    Directed byNorman Jewison

  • 18
    Vertigo

    Vertigo

    James Stewart, Kim Novak

    Released1958

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    #50 of 242 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#53 of 364 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • 19
    Ghost

    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

  • 20
    From Here to Eternity

    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster

    Released1953

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

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  • 21
    Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • 22
    On Golden Pond

    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

  • 23
    Now, Voyager

    Now, Voyager

    Bette Davis, Claude Rains

    Released1942

    Directed byIrving Rapper

  • 24
    King Kong

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    #71 of 175 The Greatest Animal Movies Ever Made#86 of 313 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

  • 25
    When Harry Met Sally...

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

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