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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"

Two of a Kind (1983)

4.8/10
Director: John Herzfeld
Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning

God rests the fate of the world on the unwitting John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, who must prove that they are good. Unfortunately, he's just hel... Read more

Two Weeks Notice (2002)

6.1/10
Director: Marc Lawrence
Starring: Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns

Attorney Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) wants to save the world. Instead she's choosing ties and interviewing prospective girlfriends for her handsome a... Read more

Tyrannical Love (2005)

6.2/10
Director: Scott Boswell
Starring: Stephen Jorgensen, Domini Calder, Caroline Mitchell, Seth Flynn, Lex Calder, Cra...

Scott Boswell's debut film was shot in and around Howick over 15 weekends in 2004, with most people working for free. The film screened at the 37th A... Read more

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

6.8/10
Director: Audrey Wells
Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta

In this beautifully filmed adaptation of Frances Mayes' bestseller, Diane Lane is a recently divorced writer urged by pal Sandra Oh to get away from h... Read more

Une Parisienne (1958)

Director: Michel Boisrond
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Charles Boyer, Henri Vidal

Brigitte Bardot is the daughter of the French Premier, and married to Henri Vidal, his chief aide. When Vidal shows signs of infidelity, Bardot fights... Read more

Unmade Beds (2009)

6.6/10
Director: Alexis Dos Santos
Starring: Fernando Tielve, Deborah Francois, Iddo Goldberg

Alexis Dos Santos' vivid and seductive feature is a lyrical tale of two solitary expats crossing paths in the cosmopolitan art-rock milieu of a sprawl... Read more

Untamed Heart (1993)

6.8/10
Director: Tony Bill
Starring: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez

An urban love story involving a waitress (Marisa Tomei) who can't seem to keep a boyfriend and a shy well-meaning orphan with a heart ailment (Christi... Read more

Up Close and Personal (1996)

5.6/10
Director: Jon Avnet
Starring: Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joe Mantegna

This romantic drama stars Michelle Pfeiffer as an ambitious Journalist who, with skill, determination and help from boss and lover Robert Redford beco... Read more

Upside Down (2012)

6.4/10
Director: Juan Solanas
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Jim Sturgess

Audacious, allegorical fantasy romance set in an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities and are situated close enough togethe... Read more

Valentine's Day (2010)

5.7/10
Director: Garry Marshall
Starring: Hector Elizondo, Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates, Patrick Dempsey, Quee...

An all-star ensemble cast highlights this romantic comedy about a group of people who all struggle with the complexities of love. As Valentine's Day l... Read more