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23 Reasons "The Way We Were" Featured The Best Romance Of All Time

In honor of the anniversary of the movie's release on Oct. 19, 1973, here's a tribute to the most amazing love story ever told. Except for the ending.

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3. Their romance started like any epic love story: on a college campus where they spot each other.*

*Actually, they kind of bickered — she's a Marxist Jew and he's an apolitical WASP — but it was just their way of flirting. They share a memorable dance before graduation, but life takes them in separate directions, as it always does.

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So what if their fundamental ideals were polar opposites? So what if she wanted him to be a serious writer and thought he was selling out in Hollywood? So what if her brash political statements embarrassed him and affected his career? Love can conquer all!

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