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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"

Arthur 2: On The Rocks (1988)

4.4/10
Director: Bud Yorkin
Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud

This sequel finds lovable Arthur (Dudley Moore) still rich and still a lush but now married to Lisa Minnelli and preparing to start a family. That is... Read more

As Good As It Gets (1997)

7.7/10
Director: James L Brooks
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr

Best Actor and Actress Academy Awards went to Jack Nicholson, obessive-compulsive New York author, and Helen Hunt as the caring waitress and single mo... Read more

At First Sight (1998)

5.9/10
Director: Irwin Winkler
Starring: Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis

Based on a true story by Dr Oliver Sacks ("Awakenings") about a blind masseur (Val Kilmer), blind since childhood, who falls in love with client Mira... Read more

Atonement ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.8/10
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave, Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, S...

Based on the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan ('Enduring Love', 'The Comfort of Strangers'), this epic war-time romance is one of the finest studies of f... Read more

Austenland (2013)

6.3/10
Director: Jerusha Hess
Starring: Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, James Callis, Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie, JJ F...

Jane Hayes's (Keri Russell) adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spe... Read more

Australia (2008)

6.6/10
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Bryan Brown, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Hugh Jackman, Jack Thompson, Nicole K...

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman join forces with visionary director Baz Luhrmann in "Australia", an epic and romantic action adventure set on the brink... Read more

Australia ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

6.6/10
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Bryan Brown, David Gulpilil, David Wenham, Hugh Jackman, Jack Thompson, Nicole K...

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman join forces with visionary director Baz Luhrmann in "Australia", an epic and romantic action adventure set on the brink... Read more

Autumn in New York (2000)

5.5/10
Director: Joan Chen
Starring: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia

This old-fashioned romantic weepie stars Richard Gere as a womanising, middle-aged restaurant owner who gets involved with Winona Ryder, a young desig... Read more

Autumn Sun (1996)

7.6/10
Director: Eduardo Mignogna
Starring: Federico Luppi, Norma Aleandro

"Autumn Sun" is that joyous, welcome rarity: a modern movie love story that works successfully on the heart and mind rather than the senses or prurien... Read more

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

7/10
Director: Gene Saks
Starring: Charles Boyer, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mildred Natwick

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford star in this breezy film adaptation of the Neil Simon comedy about newly weds living in a five-story walk-up apartment.... Read more