Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

Like many romantic movies, this one has a clear finish line: A meeting between widower Sam (Hanks) and journalist Annie (Ryan) on the observation deck of the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day. The film tracks these two characters and the rendezvous, suggested by Annie on a whim, seems totally unlikely.

Will these two characters, who have never met in the film, somehow meet at the end? Of course they will. You can't make a movie about two people who have never met not meeting. That would be a terrible date movie. Ride it out.