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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"

What Women Want (2000)

6.4/10
Director: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda

After an electric shock in his bathroom, chauvinistic advertising executive Mel Gibson finds he can read women's minds. While his new abilities at fir... Read more

When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)

6.6/10
Director: Luis Mandoki
Starring: Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan, Ellen Burstyn, Tina Majorino

Standout performances as Meg Ryan plays Andy Garcia's alcoholic wife. She gets help, but it takes its toll on their marriage. They try to pick up the... Read more

When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)

6.7/10
Director: Kieron J Walsh
Starring: Flora Montgomery, Peter McDonald

A stuck-up Dublin schoolteacher suddenly falls for a free spirited thief in Roddy Doyle's (writer of "The Commitments", "The Snapper") madcap romantic... Read more

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

7.6/10
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal

Brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit, this splendid, irresistible film from director Rob Reiner is one of the best-loved romantic c... Read more

When Night Is Falling (1995)

6.7/10
Director: Patricia Rozema
Starring: Pascale Bussieres, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, Don McKellar

From the director of 'I've Heard the Mermaids Singing' comes this refreshingly liberating tale of lesbian love. Camille (Pascale Bussieres) is a Chris... Read more

Where The Boys Are (1961)

6.7/10
Director: Henry Levin
Starring: Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton

Yvette Mimeux, Paula Prentiss, Connie Francis, and Dolores Hart star in this frothy teen romantic drama as attractive co-eds who take off from their M... Read more

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

6.7/10
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher

A young Chicago transit worker saves her dream man from muggers, and when he falls into a coma she passes herself off as his fiancee. Things get stick... Read more

White Palace (1991)

6.5/10
Director: Luis Mandoki
Starring: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander

Susan Sarandon is the middle-aged waitress who encounters younger yuppie James Spader and loses no time in swapping body fluids. Sexy and funny in tur... Read more

Wimbledon (2004)

6.3/10
Director: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill, Bernard Hill, Eleanor Bron, Jon Favreau

This romantic comedy stars Paul Bettany as a washed-up British tennis pro on the verge of fading into obscurity. But a chance meeting with feisty wome... Read more

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

5.6/10
Director: Robert Luketic
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane

Zesty romantic farce tells of West Virginia grocery store worker Rosalee Futch (Kate Bosworth), who wins a date with dreamy movie star Tad Hamilton (J... Read more