A slobbery love story between man and man’s best friend. After a murder, anal-retentive cop Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) takes in the victim’s ugly, poorly house-trained dog Hooch in the hopes the mangy mutt will lead him to the killer. After destroying Turner’s immaculate house, Hooch makes like Lassie and leads Turner to a money-laundering operation, then (spoiler alert!) gives his canine life to save Turner’s. Sure, it’s no Saving Private Ryan, but Tom Hanks delivers a memorable performance despite competing for face-time with an incorrigible scene-stealer.
The moment: Carrie — "The last person in New York to check out library books," according to Big — stops in to return them when she spots preparations for a wedding. Cue the inevitable lightbulb. Even if Big can't write a love letter, they'll get married in a place that houses all of the world's great love letters.
Find it: On Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
Take home: A copy of Love Letters of Great Men, volume one.