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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"

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

America's Sweethearts (2001)

5.7/10
Director: Joe Roth
Starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, St...

This combination of showbiz satire and romantic comedy tells of a seperated celebrity couple who, despite hating each other having new love interests,... Read more

American Friends (1991)

6.6/10
Director: Tristram Powell
Starring: Michael Palin, Trini Alvarado, Connie Booth

A gentle, beautifully filmed tale of a middle-aged bachelor's (Michael Palin) torment after meeting two 'American Friends' in the Swiss Alps: An attra... Read more

Amour (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Emmanuele Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Examining the close bond shared by an elderly couple when one of them begins to suffer from an illness, "Amour" tells a heart-rending story of sacrifi... Read more

Amour ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Emmanuele Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Examining the close bond shared by an elderly couple when one of them begins to suffer from an illness, "Amour" tells a heart-rending story of sacrifi... Read more

An Affair to Remember (1957)

7.6/10
Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

In this poignant and humourous love story, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someo... Read more

An Affair To Remember ( Blu-ray ) (1957)

7.6/10
Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

In this poignant and humourous love story, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someo... Read more

An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

8.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Shima Iwashita, Shin-Ichiro Mikami, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Chishu Ryu

One of the world's most celebrated filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu, observes the tangled relationships of Japanese families with an amazing blend of intimacy... Read more

An Ideal Husband (1999)

6.9/10
Director: Oliver Parker
Starring: Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore

Devoted womaniser and partygoer Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett) is famed for his elegance, repartee and refusal to take anything seriously. When called... Read more

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

7/10
Director: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett Jr

Three outstanding performances by Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Lou Gossett Jr highlight this romantic drama about a naval officer who begins an affa... Read more