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Our favorite romantic movies for Valentine's Day

We asked Gazette employees for their favorite romantic movies. Here are their top picks:
All photos and movie descriptions from IMDB.com

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Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Picked by: Ellie Mulder

Short movie description: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

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Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Picked by: Doug Fitzgerald & Ted Rayburn

Short movie description: A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

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Casablanca

Casablanca (1942)

Picked by: Terry Terrones & Vince Bzdek

Short movie description: In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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Hitch

Hitch (2005)

Picked by: Chhun Sun

Short movie description: While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.

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When Harry Met Sally...

When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 

Picked by: Jerry Herman

Short movie description: Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

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WALL·E

WALL·E (2008)

Picked by: Erin Prater

Short movie description: In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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Titanic

Titanic (1997)

Picked by: Halle Thornton

Short movie description: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

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50 First Dates (2004)

50 First Dates (2004)

Picked by: Hannah Tran

Short movie description: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Picked by: Tom Roeder

Short movie description: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

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You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail (1998)

Picked by: Hannah Blick

Short movie description: Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

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Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Picked by: Jen Mulson

Short movie description: A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

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The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook (2004)

Picked by: Nathan Van Dyne

Short movie description: A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

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Say Anything...

Say Anything... (1989)

Picked by: Michelle Karas

Short movie description: A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

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500 Days of Summer (2009)

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Picked by: Seth Boster & Janelle Dam

Short movie description: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

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Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Picked by: Stacie Scott

Short movie description: 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.

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True Romance (1993)

True Romance (1993)

Picked by: Joel Millman

Short movie description: In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

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Serendipity (2001)

Serendipity (2001)

Picked by: Chelsey Walker

Short movie description: A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

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Tangled (2010)

Tangled (2010)

Picked by: Ernestas Tyminas

Short movie description: The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

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My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Picked by: Matt Wiley

Short movie description: When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

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Love Actually

Love Actually (2003)

Picked by: Maria Sanchez & Rachel Riley

Short movie description: Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride (1987)

Picked by: Mark Reis

Short movie description: While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

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Sweet home Alabama

Sweet home Alabama (2002)

Picked by: Christian Murdock

Short movie description: A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.

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Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman (1990)

Picked by: Debbie Kelley

Short movie description: A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck (1987)

Picked by: Jerilee Bennett

Short movie description: Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Picked by: Linda Navarro

Short movie description: The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

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Blue Velvet (1986)

Picked by: Billie Stanton Anleu

Short movie description: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

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