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Five Classic Films for the Romantic in You

Hannah Goodwyn - Senior Producer

Not all romantic comedies and love story dramas are created equal.

In fact, it can be tricky trying to find a movie you've not seen that focuses more on defining what love means rather than showing risque bedroom scenes.

Here’s a list of classic romantic movies that are good, clean fun.

Sense and Sensibility posterSense and Sensibility (1995)
Rated: PG

Jane Austen is still the queen of romantic fiction. Her first work, Sense and Sensibility, was made into a critically acclaimed film starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. Though Keira Knightley's Pride & Prejudice is a close rival, Sense and Sensibility remains the best in Austen films.

Bringing Up Baby posterBringing Up Baby (1938)
Rated: G

Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, Bringing Up Baby is a top-notch romantic comedy. Focused on getting a hefty donation for his museum, Grant's character is hilariously bothered by an overwhelming heiress (Hepburn) and her pet leopard named Baby.

Sabrina posterSabrina (1954)
Rated: PG

A ladies man, David Larrabee (William Holden) doesn't notice his chauffeur's doting daughter (played by Audrey Hepburn) until she returns to the family's estate after a trip to Paris. In an effort to disrupt the affair, David's elder brother (Humphrey Bogart) attempts to woo her away.

It Happened One Night posterIt Happened One Night (1934)
Rated: Unrated

Socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her powerful father to get married. On the run, she meets Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a reporter who's secretly trying to get her exclusive story. This black and white classic is simply one of the best.

Ever After posterEver After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Rated: PG

Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott star in this retelling of the Cinderella story. Touted as what really happened to the mistreated girl and her prince charming, Ever After is sweet, funny, and inspiring. It's the perfect fairy tale film for any romantic.

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