Editor's Picks: Timeless Love-story Films

Loaded down with wedding invites? RSVP “yes” to yarns of love—all from the pajama-clad, Twizzlers-eating comfort of your couch.

1940
The Philadelphia Story

Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart play musical lovers. The remake, High Society (1956-Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra), is backdropped by the preeminent Newport Jazz Festival.

1950
Father of the Bride

Directed by Vincente Minnelli (yup, Liza’s dad),  Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor manage the ups and downs of planning Kay’s (Taylor) nuptials. (Recognize a famous voice?)

1967
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

The film gracefully and lovingly addresses interracial marriage. A Spencer Tracy monologue is timeless, and Sidney Poitier’s turn is as tender as it is compelling.