1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
    Nora Ephron's pitch perfect script and Rob Reiner's steady hand trumps the very best rom coms. Plus the chemistry between Crystal and Ryan is unparalleled.
  2. It Happened One Night (1934)
    It set the gold standard for screwball comedies and holds up as a timeless classic.
  3. Before Sunrise (1994)
    Linklater has a gift for depicting our mundane world both realistically and fantastically. This one captures chance encounters and traveling through Europe perfectly.
  4. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    Poignant, wondrous, Depp at his Depp-iest before he got too Depp-y. That and Winona as an old lady remembering her long lost love, and you've got a recipe for cinematic genius.
  5. Amelie (2001)
    The inner and outer life of Amelie is put on display by the visual talents of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I'm a fan of all his work, but this one is an honest culmination of everything he mastered along the way.
  6. Wall-E (2008)
    Only a few lines of dialogue and yet somehow completely connects on nearly every emotional level imaginable.
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
    I'm a sucker for a great New York love story. Maybe it's because I lived one myself.
  8. Harold and Maude (1971)
    The love between a young boy and an old woman is taboo and yet completely transcendent in this uniquely accessible film about our own mortality.
  9. Manhattan (1979)
    One of the best film intros in history: a brilliant voiceover + George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue + impeccable editing = perfect.
  10. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
    Practically the bible on modern rom coms.