25. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991)
Perhaps Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Oscar-winning lyrics say it best: ''Tale as old as time/Song as old as rhyme/Beauty and the Beast.'' Walt Disney turned animated films on their ears with this vibrant and swoony retelling of the timeless fairy tale about a pretty girl who shuns outward appearances in favor of inner substance (found within her brutish captor). Still the first, and only, animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.
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Critics have lots of love for ''(500) Days of Summer'' -- but will it one day rate with these on-screen tales that we've had the deepest crush on for the past 25 years, like ''Pretty Woman,'' ''Titanic,'' and ''Dirty Dancing''?