It's not every day where you see the straight-laced, super-handsome, and well-beloved sports star and man in uniform fall for an outspoken commie sympathizer and protester. For the most part these days, the best you can hope for on the big screen is a little quirk and superficial snark. But in 1973, Barbra Streisand got to romance Robert Redford in The Way We Were.

Streisand and Redford are Katie and Hubbell, two people whose paths crossed in university when she was overwhelmed with writing and political change, making speeches praising communism, while he excelled at sports and just wanted to have a good time. But when Hubbell's writing reveals a discontent under the surface, she becomes attracted to him, and after a number of years, they kick off a romance doomed by their ideals and basic life passions.
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