The Graduate

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The Graduate
Benjamin Braddock is a recent college grad with no direction when he's seduced by the much older, Mrs. Robinson.

While The Graduate is best known for its seduction scene, the real showstopper comes when Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) realizes he's in love with Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Elaine, and rushes to break up her wedding. When his car breaks down, Benjamin is forced to sprint into the church and literally scream for Elaine from the rafters. After fending off an angry mob with a giant cross, Benjamin hops a bus with his true love in tow. As Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" plays on, the young lovers head off into the sunset as the realization of what they've done sinks in.

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