AFI's 100 Passions - America's Greatest Love Stories

The 100 Passions were selected by a panel of leaders from the movie community.

"You must remember this ... ". For the sentimentalists among us, Casablanca is the great movie of all times: exotic locale, Nazi villains, a bitter-sweet love triangle, and the 1940's Warner Brothers stock company fighting World War II as it should have been fought-- "Play it, Sam." Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphry Bogart & Ingrid Bergman.  NR
Gone with the Wind
Set during the American Civil War, this story focuses on the lives and loves of Southerners during this period and the hardships they endured. Directed by Victor Fleming.  Starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh. Based on the book Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. G
West Side Story
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.   Directed by Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise.  Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, & Rita Moreno. NR
Roman Holiday
A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn. NR
An Affair to Remember
In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the sam way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lovers' future takes an emotional and uncertain turn. Directed by Leo McCarey. NR
The Way We Were
A classic love story sparked by the attraction of opposites played out against the backdrop of American life during times of foreign war, domestic prosperity and McCarthy-era paranoia in Hollywood. Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Starring Barbra Streisand & Robert Redford. PG
Doctor Zhivago
A film about the Russian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a doctor /poet. Doctor Zhivago sees his life torn apart by the Revolution and the alterations also affect the lives of many around him, including the gentle woman he marries and the fascinating other woman he cannot forget.  Directed by David Lean.  Starring Omar Sharif & Julie Christie. Based on the book Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. PG-13
It's aWonderful Life
A man is prevented from committing suicide by an elderly angel who takes him back through his life to see what good he has done and how the world would be if he had not been born. Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring James Stewart & Donna Reed. NR
Love Story
A young Ivy League couple cross social barriers to marry, then must ultimately face the greatest crisis of all. Directed by Arthur Hiller.  Starring Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal.  Based on the book Love Story by Erich Segal. NR
City Lights
A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight. Directed by & starring Charles Chaplin. NR
Annie Hall
Romantic adventures of neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer and his equally neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall.  Directed by Woody Allen.  Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. PG
My Fair Lady
The engaging tale of a Cockney flower girl being transformed by Professsor Henry Higgins into the belle of British society. Directed by George Cukor.  Starring Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison. Based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. NR
Out of Africa
The fascinating true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment, she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious white hunter. This is a masterfully crafted, breathtakingly produced story of love and loss. Directed by Sydney Pollack.  Starring Meryl Streep & Robert Redford. Based, in part, the book Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. PG
The African Queen
Two very different people find themselves thrown together in the war-torn African jungle in 1914 and together they embark on a dangerous mission to destroy a German gunboat. Directed by John Huston.  Starring Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn. Based on the book The African Queen by C.S. Forester. NR
Wuthering Heights
A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, & David Niven. Based on the book Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. NR
Singin' in the Rain
Set in Hollywood of the 1920s, silent movies are giving way to talkies - and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in the bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, a prospective ladylove and his shrewish co-star. Silence may be golden, but not when you have such magical numbers as "Good Mornin'," "Make 'Em Laugh," the "Broadway Melody" ballet and the title tune, " Singin ' in the Rain."  Directed by Stanley Donan.  Starring Gene Kelly. G
An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother. Directed by Norman Jewison.  Starring Cher & Nicholas Cage. PG
Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective, is hired to shadow a friend's suicidal wife, Madeleine. After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie's interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When tragedy strikes and Madeleine dies, Scottie is devastated. But when he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring James Stewart & Kim Novak. Based on the book D'Entre les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. NR
A ghost teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate. Directed by Jerry Zucker.  Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, & Whoopi Goldberg. PG-13
From Here to Eternity
A powerful portrait of a peacetime military camp stationed in Hawaii just before the attack on Pearl Harbor.   Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, & Donna Reed. Based on the book From Here to Eternity by James Jones. NR
Pretty Woman
When successful corporate mogul Edward Lewis meets independent and carefree Vivian Ward, their two lives are worlds apart. But Vivian's energetic spirit challenges Edward's no-nonsense, business-minded approach to life, sparking an immediate attraction.  Directed by Garry Marshall.  Starring Richard Gere & Julia Roberts. R
On Golden Pond
While at their summer home on Golden Pond , the Thayer family is forced to renew their bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Directed by Mark Rydell.  Starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, & Jane Fonda. PG
Now, Voyager
A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person. Directed by Irving Rapper.  Starring Bette Davis & Paul Henreid. Based on the book by Olive Higgins Prouty. NR
King Kong
Adventure story of the giant ape King Kong , discovered on Skull Island, his voyage to New York and his fatal attraction to a young woman leading to death and destruction as he pursues her.  Directed by Merian Cooper & Ernest Schoedsack.  Starring Fay Wray & Robert Armstrong. NR
When Harry Met Sally...
Romantic comedy that starts with the relationship between just-graduated-from-college Sally and Harry . They drive to New York together and find they dislike each other, but through the years develop a close friendship. The big question is can they sleep together and still love each other in the morning! Directed by Rob Reiner.  Starring Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan. R
The Lady Eve
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naive snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart.  Directed by Preston Sturges.  Starring Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda. NR
The Sound of Music
Maria is a spirited young woman who leaves the convent and becomes a governess to the seven unruly children of Captain von Trapp. Maria's warmth, charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children and their father. But when Nazi Germany unites with Austria, Maria is forced to attempt a daring escape with her new family.  Directed by Robert Wise.  Starring Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer. G
The Shop Around the Corner
In pre-World War II Europe, quiet, unassuming Kralik - who works long hours in a small gift shop owned by the demanding yet endearing Matuschek - adds color to his lackluster life through correspondence with an anonymous pen pal. As the letters turn towards the subject of love, not even his constant bickering with a new female co-worker can tarnish his newfound happiness. But when he's suddenly and inexplicably fired, all of his romantic aspirations crumble. Until, that is, he discovers the identity of his secret friend. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  Starring Margaret Sullivan & James Stewart. NR
An Officer and a Gentleman
A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.  Directed by Taylor Hackford.  Starring Richard Gere & Debra Winger. R
Swing Time
Gambling man Lucky Garnett blows into the city, eager to make the ($) 25,000 that will allow him to marry his sweetheart back home. One glimpse of a pretty, no-nonsense dance instructor, however, and all bets are off. After all, what's 25 grand compared to a lovely Penny? Directed by George Stevens.  Starring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers. NR
The King and I
Tells the true story of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens, who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, over time she and the king stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.  Directed by Walter Lang.  Starring Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner. Based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Langdon. G
Dark Victory
A beautiful and headstrong heiress suddenly learns that she has only six months to live. Defiant and rebellious at first, she conquers this stroke of fate by the power of great love and ultimately finds peace and happiness in the brief span of life allotted to her. Directed by Edmund Goulding. Starring Bette Davis. Based on the play by George Brewer Jr. and Bertram Bloch. NR
Tragic heroine who must sacrifice her own happiness in order to prove her love.  Directed by George Cukor.  Starring Greta Garbo & Robert Taylor.  Based on the book Camille by Alexandre Dumas. NR
Beauty and the Beast
Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast. Directed by Gary Trousdale & Robert Wise.  Produced by Walt Disney. G
A musical set in Paris in which a girl trained as a high society courtesan falls in love with a rich and handsome boulevardier.  Directed by Vincente Minnelli.  Starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, & Louis Jourdan. Based on the book Gigi by Colette. G
Random Harvest
Story of an amnesiac war casualty who is nursed back to health by a lovely showgirl. They marry, and share 3 years of happiness when his memory returns due to an accident. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.  Starring Ronald Coleman & Greer Garson. NR
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and a poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic . Directed by James Cameron.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet. PG-13
It Happened One Night
Spoiled Ellie Andrews escapes from her millionaire father, who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warner. When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their adventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love.  Directed by Frank Capra.  Starring Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert. Based on the short story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams. NR
An American in Paris
Presents the romantic adventures of a carefree young artist in post-WWII Paris. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.  Starring Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron. NR
A Soviet official in Paris soon turns to pleasure as she discovers the magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the special charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.  Starring Greta Garbo & Mervyn Douglas. NR
Funny Girl
A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Barbra Streisand & Omar Sharif. G
Anna Karenina
Stefan and Dolly Oblonsky have had a little spat and Stefan has asked his sister, Anna Karenina, to come down to Moscow to help mend the rift.  At the train station, Anna meets the son of her train companion and it's love at first sight. Because Anna is married and has a son, they must be discreet in their love affair. Directed by Julien Duvivier.  Starring Vivien Leigh & Ralph Richardson. Based on the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. NR
A Star Is Born
A classic story of fame, innocence and destruction. A matinee idol falls in love with a young girl and propels her to stardom. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results. Directed by George Cukor.  Starring Judy Garland & James Mason. NR
The Philadelphia Story
Here comes the bride! And the ex-husband. And a gossip-rag columnist on assignment. One of the great comedy romances, a witty, luminous tale about a faultfinding, bride-to-be socialite who gets her comeuppance and an unexpected Mr. Right. Directe by George Cukor.  Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, & James Stewart. Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. NR
Sleepless in Seattle
After hearing a man confess his love for his dearly departed wife on a call-in radio show, a woman falls deeply, inexplicably in love with him. Deciding he is her destiny, she treks across country on a wildly romantic impulse to meet him. Directed by Nora Ephron.  Starring Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan. PG
To Catch aThief
A retired American jewel thief living on the French Riviera seeks to prove his innocence by exposing the burglar who has been imitating his technique. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Cary Grant & Grace Kelly. Based on the book by David Dodge. NR
Splendor in the Grass
A blistering drama of frustrated first love in small town Kansas, l920's. Directed by Elia Kazan.  Starring Natalie Wood, Pat Hingle, & Warren Beatty. Based on the book by William Inge. NR
Last Tango in Paris

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Steamy tale of a drifter offered a job at a roadside diner by the owner, an easy-going older man. When the drifter and the owner's voluptuous wife fall in love, they plot to kill her husband and run away together. Directed by Tay Garnett. Starring Lana Turner & John Garfield. Based on the book The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. NR
Shakespeare in Love
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love : not only is she promised to marry someone else, she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production. Directed by John Madden.  Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, & Joseph Fiennes. R
Bringing Up Baby
Susan Vance, an heiress, sets her sights on David Huxley, a stuffy zoologist. Susan and her "pet" - a leopard named " Baby " - makes David's life topsy-turvy when they all meet accidentally. Directed by Howard Hawks.  Starring Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant. NR
The Graduate
A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner. Directed by Mike Nichols.  Starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft. Based on the book The Graduate by Charles Webb. PG
A Place in the Sun
Clift is a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of beautiful socialite Elizabeth Taylor. Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Clift's professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, Clift is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever. Directed by George Stevens.  Starring Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor. Based on the book An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. NR
Comedy in which the daughter of the chauffeur for an immensely wealthy family returns from Paris and dazzles the family's two sons. Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, & William Holden. NR
The story of American journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant during the Russian Revolution. Directed by Warren Beatty.  Starring Warren Beatty & Diane Keaton. PG
The English Patient
During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light.  Directed by Anthony Minghella.  Starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, & Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the book The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. R
Two for the Road
On their third identical voyage from London to the Riviera, Joanna Wallace and husband Mark explore their 12-year marriage in a series of wry and illuminating flashbacks. They reminisce about the glorious beginning of their love affair, the early years of marriage and the events that led to their subsequent infidelities. As they try to understand their relationship, they realize they must accept how they have changed if they are to rekindle their original love. Directed by Stanley Donen.  Starring Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney. NR
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance. Directed by Stanley Kramer.  Starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, & Katharine Hepburn. NR
The story covers one Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town. Directed by Joshua Logan.  Starring William Holden & Kim Novak. Based on the play Picnic by William Inge. NR
To Have and Have Not

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly Golightly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Paul Varjak is her next-door neighbor, a writer who is "sponsored" by a wealthy older woman. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this comedy. Directed by Blake Edwards.  Starring Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard. Based on the book Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. NR
The Apartment
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend. Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine. NR
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife; later he repents and spends a happy day with her. Directed by F.W. Murnau. Starring George O'Brien & Janet Gaynor. NR
Marty is the story of a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who fears that he will never find love, but at a Saturday night dance he meets a girl with similar fears.  Directed by Delbert Mann.  Starring Ernest Borgnine. NR
Bonnie and Clyde
A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the exploits of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Directed by Arthur Penn.  Starring Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway. R
Allen portrays Isaac Davis, a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17 year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress. Directed by Woody Allen.  Starring Woody Allen & Diane Keaton. R
A Streetcar Named Desire
An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is raped and driven mad by her brother-in-law.  Directed by Elia Kazan.  Starring Vivien Leigh & Marlon Brando. Based on the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. NR
What's Up, Doc?
Four red plaid travelling cases--one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron, and a suspicious fellow--are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, & Kenneth Mars. G
Harold and Maude
Harold is a young man bored with wealth but interested in death. Maude is a wonderful old rascal who can see nothing but good intentions in the world. An outrageously funny and affecting film that proves love has no boundaries. Directed by Hal Ashby.  Starring Ruth Gordon & Bud Cort. PG
Sense and Sensibility
Tells of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. Directed by Ang Lee.  Starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, & Hugh Grant.  Based on the book Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. PG
Way Down East

C.D. Bales has an astonishingly long nose. He harbors a secret love for a beautiful astronomy student who is attracted to another man. Directed by Fred Schepisi.  Starring Steve Martin & Darryl Hannah. Based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. PG
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
At the turn of the century a young widow and her daughter move into a cottage on the English coast. Soon she learns that the cottage is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a sea captain. When he finds he can't scare her away, they soon fall into a most unlikely love affair! Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.  Starring Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison. Based on the book by R.A. Dick. NR
Woman of the Year
In this hilarious excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other. Directed by George Stevens.  Starring Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn. NR
The American President
Andrew Shepherd is the most popular American President in decades -- a consummate politician and a man of integrity -- who also happens to be a widower, ready to start dancing again. But when lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade sweeps into his political arena, she unexpectedly sweeps him off his feet! Directed by Rob Reiner.  Starring Michael Douglas & Annette Bening. PG-13
The Quiet Man
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry. Directed by John Ford.  Starring John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara.  Based on the book Green Rushes by Maurice Walsh. NR
. The Awful Truth
Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Directed by Leo McCarey.  Starring Irene Dunne & Cary Grant. NR
Coming Home
A volunteer at a Veterans Hospital falls in love with a disabled veteran while her husband fights in Vietnam. Directed by Hal Ashby.  Starring Jane Fonda & Jon Voight. R
Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process. Directed by William Wyler.  Starring Bette Davis & Henry Fonda. NR
The Sheik
Rudolph Valentino portrays Ahmed, the Saharan chieftain who tempestuously woos and wins Lady Diana Mayo, then rides to her rescue when she's carried off by rival tribesmen. "Ahmed I love you" reads the message Diana leaves behind in the sand. It's a message that's stood the test of time for lovers of classic movies! Directed by George Melford. Based on the book by Edith Maude Hull. NR
The Goodbye Girl
When a woman's ex-boyfriend sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship. Directed by Herbert Ross.  Starring Richard Dreyfuss & Marsha Mason. PG
When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be the hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community. Directed by Peter Weir.  Starring Harrison Ford & Kelly McGillis. R

Double Indemnity
A man becomes increasingly accident prone only after his wife and a smooth-talking insurance agent encourage him to sign a double -indemnity policy. Then the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect on the insurance. Directed by Billy Wilder.  Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, & Edward G. Robinson. NR
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
When widowed Eurasian doctor Han Suyin meets Mark Elliot, an American correspondent stationed in Hong Kong, she is captivated by his tenderness and insight. He finds her beauty and grace equally irresistible and they begin an intensely passionate affair. Despite obstacles such as interracial prejudice and Han's attempts to reconcile her past with her new feelings, they come to know a rare love and happiness. But Elliot is soon transferred to Korea where war has broken out and tragedy strikes. Directed by Henry King.  Starring William Holden & Jennifer Jones. Based on the book by Han Suyin. NR
A beautiful woman with a tainted past is enlisted by American agent Devlin to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex. Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman. NR
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Czech doctor, dedicated to promiscuity, is forced to choose between his wife and his lover. Directed by Philip Kaufman.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis & Juliette Binoche. Based on the book The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. R
The Princess Bride
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named - Buttercup. Directed by Rob Reiner.  Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, & Peter Falk. Based on the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman. PG
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A freewheeling, headlong slide into the corrosive hell of a marriage twisted by years of hatred and humiliation. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton. Based on the play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee. NR
The Bridges of Madison County
World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won't want to lose the love they've found. Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep.  Based on the book The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller. PG-13
Working Girl
Witty romantic look at life in the corporate junle. Tess is an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy but villainess boss breaks a leg skiig, Tess simply takes over her office and creates a deal with a handsome investment banker that will either take her straight to the top, or finish her off for good. Directed by Mike Nichols.  Starring Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, & Melanie Griffith. R
Porgy and Bess

Dirty Dancing
Summer romance between a dance instructor and a guest at a hotel in the Catskills. Directed by Emile Ardolino.  Starring Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey. PG-13
Body Heat
A likable, unambitious lawyer and his siren-like lover plot to kill her wealthy husband. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.  Starring William Hurt & Kathleen Turner. R
Lady and the Tramp
Lady , a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp , a jaunty, freedom-loving mutt with a heart of gold, share an enthralling romance and thrilling adventures in this timeless animated story. Directed by Clyde Geronimi &  Wilfred Jackson.  Produced by Walt Disney. G
Barefoot in the Park
A young, newly wed couple set up housekeeping in an attic apartment near Central Park in New York City. Directed by Gene Saks.  Starring Robert Redford & Jane Fonda. Based on the play Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon. G
The hit movie about the friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. This quintessential musical is not just a nostalgic look at a simpler decade. It's an energetic and exciting musical homage to the age of rock 'n' roll. Directed by Randal Kleiser.  Starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John. PG
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame , rescues and defends the gypsy girl, Esmeralda. Directed by William Dieterle.  Starring Charles Laughton & Maureen O'Hara. Based on the book The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. NR
Pillow Talk
A romantic comedy in which a carefree bachelor and carefree career girl share a telephone party line. Mutual hostility develops without their ever having met. When they finally become acquainted attitudes begin to change. Directed by Michael Gordon.  Starring Rock Hudson & Doris Day. NR
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire is a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples - and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, Maguire learns that loving well is the best revenge. Directed by Cameron Crowe.  Starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., & Renée Zellweger. R