10 timeless movies to watch on Valentine's Day

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 9:56 p.m. MST

'Casablanca' (1942) Next » 1 of 10 « Prev
Rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Summary: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with the Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

What to expect: Although "Casablanca" is known for its romance, it includes plenty of action and adventure as well. From this movie you learn there are times when one needs to give up something that is cherished in order for life to be better overall. This theme is seen throughout the movie when the characters are faced with numerous decisions.

"Casablanca" is No. 1 on the American Film Institute's movie list of "100 Years... 100 Passions."

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Springville, UT

Who put together this list? Yikes!

Try BBC production of North and South, Keira Kneightly in Pride & Prejudice, Jane Seymour in The Scarlett Pimpernel, etc.

American Fork, UT

The Blues Brothers!

The Balloonatic
Taylorsville, UT

Nice list, Ms. Lewis, it included some of my faves. For fun, here's my list.
Not in any order: Random Harvest, It (Clara Bow version, not the one with scary clown), Alice Adams, Marriage Italian Style, Three Loves Has Nancy, Emma, Mr. And Mrs. Smith (Brangelina version, not Hitchcock, though that's good as well), My Favorite Wife, Pillow Talk, Roman Holiday.

Mapleton, UT

Good list! IQ with Walter Mathau as Einstein and Meg Ryan as his niece would be another great addition to the list.

Salt Lake City, UT

Don't forget BBC's "Emma"!

Boulder City, NV

Notting Hill, About a Boy, Sweet Home Alabama, Music and Lyrics, Love comes softly... (I know there is a lot of Hugh Grant, but he is good) These are all must see!!!

Idaho Falls, ID

The key word here is "timeless". Some of the commenters choices haven't been around long enough to be timeless or to have the general appeal to merit the label of "timeless".

Chandler, AZ

Interesting that you say Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have undeniable chemistry in Sleepless in Seattle when they're only in the same room together for about 2 mins.

Spanish Fork, UT

I would have added Pure Country, but the list is definitely one I agree with.

wyoming cougar
Green River, WY

All good films, but noticeably absent is "Somewhere in Time" with Christoper Reeve and Jane Seymour. A great V-day film.

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