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London is known for a lot of things, from its rich theater tradition and many historical landmarks to its vibrant artistic culture. But the city's about more than Big Ben, the West End, and rainy skies -- as these films demonstrate, London offers a bustling cinematic metropolis of magical possibilities. Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow, who spent Sliding Doors
playing a London resident who flits between parallel versions of her own life -- or Hugh Grant, who showed the world just how easy it is to fall into an unexpected love affair with a movie star in Notting Hill
. Heck, London even helped Woody Allen make tennis look exciting in Match Point
. Of course, that doesn't mean there aren't things to look out for in the city, as demonstrated by An Education
's smooth-talking Peter Sarsgaard.