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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"

Agatha and the Storm (2004)

Director: Silvio Soldini
Starring: Licia Maglietta, Giuseppe Battiston, Claudio Santamaria

As proprietor of a bookshop in Genoa, the warm and intelligent Agatha dispenses literary wisdom to her adoring customers. When a younger man heeds her... Read more

Ages of Love ( aka Manual of Love 3 ) (2011)

5.9/10
Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Starring: Monica Bellucci, Robert De Niro, Donatella Finocchiaro, Michele Placido, Carlo V...

Sexy, romantic, adventurous and very funny, "Ages of Love" examines three different couples united in their quest for love. The first installment, tit... Read more

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

6.4/10
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Keith Carradine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Rooney Mara, Nate Parker, Rami Malek

Brought to life with exquisite detail and rich cinematography, the gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched... Read more

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

5.8/10
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Starring: Lucas Black, Penelope Cruz, Matt Damon, Bruce Dern, Henry Thomas, Sam Shepard

A mix of frontier drama and coming-of-age tale, director Billy Bob Thornton and scripter Ted Tally's powerful adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel... Read more

All the Real Girls (2002)

6.9/10
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Shea Whigham

Poetic drama concerns the budding romance between ladies' man Paul and his best friend's virginal younger sister, Noel. Longing for connection and his... Read more

All This And Heaven Too (1940)

7.6/10
Director: Anatole Litvak
Starring: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil

Charles Boyer and Bette Davis in this story based upon Rachel Field's classic novel of a scandalous love affair between an aristocrat and servant, and... Read more

Allied (Blu-Ray) (2016)

7.1/10
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard

Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) are World War II operatives who never reveal their true identities. After falling in... Read more

Aloha (2015)

5.4/10
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny M...

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling f... Read more

Along Came Polly (2004)

5.9/10
Director: John Hamburg
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Hank Azari...

When his wife dumps him on their honeymoon, anal retentive insurance risk assessor Ben Stiller finds his world turned upside-down. At a party he meets... Read more

Always (1989)

6.4/10
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, Audrey Hepburn

Steven Spielberg's remake of 'A Guy named Joe' stars Richard Dreyfuss as a fire-fighting pilot killed in a crash and returned to Earth to serve as gua... Read more