Top 20 Romantic Movies In The Past Decade

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24. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Directed by Nora Ephron

Dated? Oh yeah. Full of clichés? Yep. But that’s just what makes Sleepless in Seattle one of the quintessential ’90s rom-coms. The Nora Ephron movie knowingly rips from another classic tearjerker, An Affair to Remember, as a forlorn Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in all her wispy bangs greatness find love in a hopeless place. There’s an ambitious cute kid who calls a radio station (a radio station!) on Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve!) to find his grieving dad a new wife. There’s Ryan’s Annie, who writes Hanks’ Sam a letter (a letter!) asking to meet on the top of the Empire State Building on freaking Valentine’s Day. Could it get any sappier? No, and that’s what makes it an essential love story for the weepy hopeless romantic in all of us. — Erin Whitney

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