Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air! Although there is a part of me (all right, it’s a pretty big part) that adores movies with huge explosions and impossible stunts, there is an even bigger part that loves sappy love stories gloriously rendered on film. In some ways, these love stories are just as improbable as the action-packed thrillers, but that doesn’t seem to matter. What does matter is that they are grand and sweeping, sweet and funny, sometimes sad, but always hopeful.
In 2002, the American Film Institute  unveiled a list of the 100 Greatest Love Stories of all time. I don’t know if I agree with the entire list, but it is worth a look. Where did your favorites rank?
If February has set your heart aflutter, browse the HCPL catalog and request your favorite classic love story today!
A Few Films on the AFI Greatest Love Stories List: