When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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While at first glance it may seem little more than a retread of Woody Allen's great "Annie Hall", "When Harry Met Sally..." is nonetheless a very clever, very funny film with a spirit and purpose unto itself.
This film has gotten a lot of unfair criticism over the years because of its genre. It seems to be equated in some people's minds with the schlocky "Sleepless in Seattle" or other like-minded romantic dramas.
Let this be clear, "When Harry Met Sally..." is a top-notch, well written, heartfelt look at modern relationships at the end of the 1980s. Billy Crystal is a scene-stealer and Meg Ryan is ebullient and her radiance lights up the screen.
If you're used to romantic comedies done poorly, watch this one to see how GREAT they can be.
A true classic.
Loved it! No wonder it's a classic.
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This movie ranks #23 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs
This movie ranks #25 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
This movie ranks #25 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
This movie ranks #29 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #90 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #236 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #289 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #338 in Geoff King's Film Comedy
This movie ranks #511 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
This movie ranks #704 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #797 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #966 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #969 in The New York Times's Book of Movies