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12 Movies by Nora Ephron

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan make this Ephron-original sparkle all the more under her precise direction. Hanks plays a recent widower who finds new possibilities for love when his son puts him on national radio. A long-distance relationship sparks, and challenges present themselves as the couple tries to meet. Sleepless was anything but a sleeper, bringing in more than $125 million at the box office and garnering positive reviews from critics.