2. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible”
The thing that puts this 1989 film (written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner) so high on our list is that its story is true to life. The romance here is in the waiting. It takes Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) years — filled with broken hearts, false starts, and other people’s weddings — before they realize what they’ve needed all along is each other.