Here’s how to stream five of Garry Marshall’s best movies

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in ‘Pretty Woman’
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Creator of several of your favorite comfort movies, Garry Marshall, passed away Tuesday at the age of 81.

The producer, writer and director was an iconic visionary who worked on Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Mork & Mindy and more. Following that game-changing television run, he transitioned to films, where he directed classics such as Pretty Woman as well as recent fare such as Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Mother’s Day.

Below, we focus on his films and rounded up five of our favorites along with streaming information, so you can watch it right this second (or, you know, the minute you finish work).

1. Pretty Woman
Probably his most iconic film, Marshall directed this Richard Gere/Julia Roberts 1990 romantic comedy that while not her first film role made Roberts a star that dominated the ’90s. Not re-watching this fun movie? Big mistake. Huge.
Watch it on: Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play

2. The Princess Diaries
Once again making a star of a young actress, Marshall recruited an unknown Anne Hathaway as well Julie Andrews to make this family-friendly gem, based on the beloved book about a teenager who discovers she’s actually a princess. In addition to a passable sequel a few years later, there were reports this year that Marshall was trying to get the band back together to create a third installment for now all-grown-up Princess Mia.
Watch it on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play

3. Overboard
Bemoaning the lack of rom-coms at movie theaters these days? Stay home and curl up with this 1987 lighthearted gem, starring Goldie Hawn as a poor little rich girl and Kurt Russell as a carpenter who essentially kidnaps her to teach her a lesson. If you’ve never seen, complete your education with this totally bonkers but fun addition to the rom-com canon. If you have, well, you know it’s always worth checking out again that’s why it’s also in constant rotation on cable.
Watch it on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play

4. Beaches
A tale of two lifelong friends (Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey) and the trails and tribulations throughout their life. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll certainly want to call up someone you haven’t spoken with in a while. Also, you’ll want to listen to “Wind Beneath My Wings” several times, fair warning.
Watch it on: Google Play, Amazon

5. Runaway Bride
Yes, this list means we’re including two Julia Roberts films. Get over it, because they’re both good. Gere, Roberts and Marshall reunited for this 1999 comedy you’ve no doubt seen, about a woman who just can’t commit and keeps leaving men at the altar until she winds up falling for a journalist sent out to cover her tabloid-ready tale. Sound crazy? This film made over $300 million at the box office.
Watch it on: Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play

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