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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"

Wuthering Heights (2011)

6.1/10
Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Oliver Milburn, Nichola Burley, Steve Evets, Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solo...

An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff (Solomon Glave, then James Howson), a boy taken i... Read more

Wuthering Heights (1939)

7.7/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven

An internationally acclaimed version of Emily Bronte's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Laurence Olivier claimed that William Wyler taugh... Read more

Wuthering Heights (1992)

6.9/10
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes, Janet McTeer

Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes star in this magnificent adaptation of Emily Bronte's immortal classic about love and vengeance. Set on the Yorkshi... Read more

Yanks (1979)

6.4/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave

An absorbing and literate W.W. II drama about American G.I.'s stationed in England. Richard Gere and William Davane are but two of the 'yanks' who beg... Read more

Yes Boss (1997)

6.9/10
Director: Aziz Mirza
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Juhi Chawla, Kashmira Shah

Ambitious young ad executive, Rahul, will do anything to keep his boss happy - including arranging his extra-marital flings. When his boss starts dat... Read more

Yossi and Jagger (2002)

Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi

This unusual gay-themed war drama from Israel tracks a squad of soldiers stationed along the Lebanese border and the romantic relationship that develo... Read more

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

6.3/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Freida...

A bittersweet comedy drama from Woody Allen, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" is set in contemporary London, where 60-something Alfie (Anthony Hop... Read more

You've Got Mail (1998)

6.6/10
Director: Nora Ephron
Starring: Dabney Coleman, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Steve Zahn...

The 1940 film "The Shop Around the Corner" gets a high-tech revamping in this contemporary romantic comedy. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star as New York bu... Read more

Zelary (2003)

7.7/10
Director: Ondrej Trojan
Starring: Ana Geislerova, Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Ivan Trojan, Miroslav Donutil

Based on Kveta Legatova's novella about Eliska (Ana Geislerova) a nurse involved in the Czech resistance movement in Prague. When forced to flee into... Read more

Zhou Yu's Train (2003)

Director: Sun Zhou
Starring: Gong Li, Tony Leung (Ka Fai), Sun Honglei

This stylized romantic drama sees Zhou Yu (Gong Li) take a long train ride twice a week to meet her poet lover, Tony Leung. But accompanying her on t... Read more