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10 timeless movies to watch on Valentine's Day

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

'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (1954) Next » 2 of 10 « Prev
Rating: G

Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Summary: Milly (Jane Powell), a pretty young cook, marries Adam (Howard Keel), a grizzled woodsman, after a brief courtship. When the two return to Adam's farm, Milly is shocked to meet his six ill-mannered brothers, all of whom live in his cabin. She promptly begins teaching the brothers proper behavior and, most importantly, how to court a woman. But after the brothers kidnap six local girls during a town barn-raising, a group of angry villagers tries to track them down.

What to expect: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is a delightfully funny and entertaining musical, with a pleasant feel-good story and wonderful performances. Stanley Donen directs with support from choreographer Michael Kidd. All of the six brothers are professional dancers. For a fun fact, the catwoman Julie Newmar is the bride Dorcas Gailen.
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MapleDon
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.

Hutterite
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.

RoundelRider
Mapleton, UT

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

cbm
Salt Lake City, UT

Don't forget BBC's "Emma"!

cptbronco
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!!!

O'really
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".

JP
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.

gmak
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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