Love Story

Based on UCLA Marriage Enrichment Project
http://www.rochester.edu/news/divorce-rate-cut-in-half-for-couples-who-discussed-relationship-movies/movie-list-and-questions.pdf
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/81/6/949/
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1.
A Star Is Born (1954)
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. (154 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
2.
Adam's Rib (1949)
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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. (101 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
3.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
4.
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
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Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment. (106 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
5.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
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A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice. (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
6.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
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An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
7.
Desk Set (1957)
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
8.
Dying Young (1991)
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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job... (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
9.
Fools Rush In (1997)
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After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions. (109 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
10.
Forget Paris (1995)
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Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris... (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Crystal
 
11.
French Twist (1995)
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After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again. (104 mins.)
Director: Josiane Balasko
 
12.
Funny Girl (1968)
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The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein. (151 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
13.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
14.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
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A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. (108 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
15.
Hanover Street (1979)
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Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
16.
Husbands and Wives (1992)
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
17.
Indecent Proposal (1993)
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A billionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for one night with the wife. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
18.
Jungle Fever (1991)
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Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary. (132 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
19.
Love Jones (1997)
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer... (104 mins.)
 
20.
Love Story (1970)
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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
21.
Made for Each Other (1939)
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes. (92 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
22.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
23.
Move Over, Darling (1963)
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After five years lost at sea, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband remarries. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
24.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
25.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. (88 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
26.
Nina Takes a Lover (1994)
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When Ninas husband goes off for a few weeks to work, she meets and starts seeing a photographer. This... (100 mins.)
Director: Alan Jacobs
 
27.
Nine Months (1995)
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When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
28.
On Golden Pond (1981)
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
29.
Pat and Mike (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
30.
Penny Serenade (1941)
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. (119 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
31.
Phffft (1954)
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After eight years of marriage, Robert and Nina divorce. He takes up with his womanising Navy buddy Charlie... (88 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
32.
Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day... (111 mins.)
Director: Ping He
 
33.
She's Having a Baby (1988)
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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality... (106 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
34.
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. (117 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
35.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
36.
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
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An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date. (144 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
37.
The Egg and I (1947)
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob. (108 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
38.
The Male Animal (1942)
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It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan... (101 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
39.
The Out of Towners (1970)
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An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start. (101 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
40.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
41.
The Way We Were (1973)
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. (118 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
42.
Untamed Heart (1993)
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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
43.
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism. (126 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
44.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
45.
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
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Two widowed people fall in love and marry, unprepared for the hostile reactions of their children. (95 mins.)
Director: Howard Morris
 
46.
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
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A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family. (111 mins.)
 
47.
Anna Karenina (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy. (108 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose