Are you in the mood for some hot on-screen romance this Valentine's Day? Then, warm up those VCRs and DVD players and look no further than SunSpot's list of best romantic scene-stealers and hot film couples.
"Gone With The Wind"
Directed by Victor Fleming, 1939
Couple: Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable
We've all heard the story, but I'll tell it again. Leigh plays Scarlett O'Hara, a distraught Southern belle whose on-again-off-again love affair with Rhett Butler (Gable) stretches from the Civil War to Reconstruction.
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"Splendor In The Grass"
Directed by Elia Kazan, 1961
Couple: Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty
Wood and Beatty star as two lovesick teens growing up in a small Midwest town. Their pent-up desire for each other drives one lover to the cuckoo's nest and the other hundreds of miles from home.
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Directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970
Couple: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal
"Love means never having to say you're sorry," sums up this triple-tissue tale of two Ivy League college students from different socioeconomic backgrounds who defy all odds for the perfect love story. To make matters worse, someone dies.
P.S. It's rumored that Tipper and Al Gore served as writer Erich Segal's inspiration for the movie.
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Directed by Randal Kleiser, 1978
Couple: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
Newton-John stars as "too pure to be pink" Sandy Olsen, a goodie two-shoes who gets a serious bad girl makeover to win Danny Zuko's (Travolta) heart. But to get the girl, Danny cleans up his greaser act -- just a bit. Sho-bopp-bopp-yeah!
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"9 1/2 Weeks"
Directed by Adrian Lyne, 1986
Couple: Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke
Basinger and Rourke star as two 30-something yuppies who experiment with sexual taboos during their short-term love affair. In one hot fit of passion, Rourkes character blindfolds Basingers and hand-feeds her everything but the kitchen sink. Hmmm. Leftovers never looked so good.
Directed by Emile Ardolino, 1987
Couple: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze
Big girls do cry. Grey stars as a naive teenager with big plans to save the world but, instead, falls hard for Swayze, her dance instructor at a resort in the Catskills. Together, the two practice a lot more than the tango and the cha-cha.
"My Girl" Directed by Howard Zieff, 1991
Couple: Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin
It's 1972 in Madison, Pa., and two children on the verge of adolescence learn the ups and downs of first-time love during their summer vacation. Warning: This one's a real downer.