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"Alice's Festival Of Romance" Romantic films often explore the essential themes of love at first sight, young (and older) love, unrequited love, obsessive love, sentimental love, spiritual love, forbidden love, sexual and passionate love, sacrificial love, explosive and destructive love, and tragic love. Romantic films serve as great escapes and fantasies for viewers, especially if the two people finally overcome their difficulties, declare their love, and experience life "happily ever after" - implied by a reunion and final kiss. Here "Alice's Festival of Romance" has been assembled below as an aphabetical list. Should more precise scrolling be required, one should go to the specific genre, ie "Classic Romance", "Comedy Romance" , "Drama Romance" or even "Queer Cinema" Right: Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid star in Todd Haynes' "Far From Heaven"

A Perfect Couple (1979)

6/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Dennis Franz, Henry Gibson

When young rocker Sheila Shea (Marta Heflin), meets an older man, Alex Theodopoulos (Paul Dooley), through a computer dating service, their unusual co... Read more

A Promise (2013)

5.7/10
Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Alan Rickman, Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden

Period romantic drama set in 1912 Germany, in which a striver, Friedrich Zeitz (Richard Madden), becomes engaged as a clerk in a steel factory. An orp... Read more

A Rainy Day In New York (2019)

6.6/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Diego L...

A young couple arrives in New York for a weekend where they are met with bad weather and a series of adventures. Read more

A Risk Worth Taking & Starting Over (Double Feature) (2008)

6.3/10
Director: Paul Seed, Giles Foster
Starring: James Wilby, Iain Glen, Rutger Hauer

Muriel Baumeister, James Wilby and Tim Dutton star in this drama based on the novel by Robin Pilcher. When Katie Trenchard (Baumeister) receives devas... Read more

A Room with a View (1985)

7.4/10
Director: James Ivory
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Denholm Elliott, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Julian Sand...

"A Room with a View" is the film that defined Merchant-Ivory as the masters of the romantic period piece and this exceptional adaptation of E.M. Forst... Read more

A Room with a View ( Blu-ray ) (1985)

7.4/10
Director: James Ivory
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Denholm Elliott, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Julian Sand...

"A Room with a View" is the film that defined Merchant-Ivory as the masters of the romantic period piece and this exceptional adaptation of E.M. Forst... Read more

A Royal Affair (2012)

7.6/10
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen

A Danish period drama based on the true story of Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), the English princess who married King Christian VII of Denmark i... Read more

A Royal Affair ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.6/10
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard

A Danish period drama based on the true story of Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), the English princess who married King Christian VII of Denmark i... Read more

A Soldier's Tale (1989)

6.3/10
Director: Larry Parr
Starring: Benoit Regent, Gabriel Byrne, Judge Reinhold, Maurice Garrel, Marianne Basler, P...

In wartime France a New Zealand soldier on a weekend leave meets a young French woman who is under suspicion of colluding with the occupying Germans t... Read more

A Song For Martin (2001)

7/10
Director: Bille August
Starring: Sven Wolter, Viveka Seldahl

In director Bille August's meditation on autumnal love, famous composer Martin meets and falls for Barbara a gifted violinist. Abandoning their former... Read more