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All you need is love… and maybe a sentimental touch or clever ploy: We list the most swoon-worthy overtures made in the movies since 1983
Posted on July 23, 2008 at 9:00pm EDT
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A spectral Patrick Swayze lifts a coin for Demi Moore in Ghost (1990).
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Heath Ledger finds and keeps the shirts Jake Gyllenhaal had saved from their first trip in Brokeback Mountain (2005).
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The beauty (Molly Ringwald) gives the rebel (Judd Nelson) her diamond earring as they end their day in The Breakfast Club (1985).
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Leonardo DiCaprio draws Kate Winslet in the nude in Titanic (1997).
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Ewan McGregor breaks out into "Your Song" while wooing Nicole Kidman in 2001's Moulin Rouge.
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Larenz Tate offers an impromptu beat poem to Nia Long in Love Jones (1997).
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Amélie (Audrey Tautou) setting up a wild goose chase for her beloved Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz) all through Paris in Amélie (2001).
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Richard Gere climbs up the fire escape to Julia Roberts' window in Pretty Woman (1990).
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Steve Carell, i.e. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005), sells his toys on eBay to build his life with Catherine Keener.
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Daniel Day-Lewis unbuttons Michelle Pfeiffer's glove in The Age of Innocence (1993).
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Ralph Fiennes carries Kristin Scott Thomas out of the cave in The English Patient (1996).
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Colin Firth buys Renée Zellweger a new diary at the end of Bridget Jones's Diary (2001).
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Campbell Scott gives Kyra Sedgwick a garage door opener in Singles (1992).
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Julie Delpy sings a song (''Waltz'') she wrote about him to Ethan Hawke right Before Sunset (2004).
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Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams) buys Holden (Ben Affleck) a painting in a diner in Chasing Amy (1997).
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As his fascist punk pals look on, Daniel Day-Lewis secretly licks the ear of his Pakistani lover (Gordon Warnecke) in 1985's My Beautiful Laundrette.