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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"

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

Willie and Phil (1980)

Director: Paul Mazursky
Starring: Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Starkey, Natalie Wood

This underrated retelling of Jules And Jim, the Truffaut classic, stars Michael Onkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Starkey and Natalie Wood and takes a poign... 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

Woman of the Year (1942)

7.3/10
Director: George Stevens
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

A delightful, quick-paced comedy about the romance between an ace sportswriter and a brilliant international columnist. Spencer Tracy and Katharine He... Read more

Woman on Top (2000)

5.3/10
Director: Fina Torres
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Murilo Benicio, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein

Love, sex and food combine in this sensuous romantic comedy. Sizzling Penelope Cruz plays a chef who leaves her restauranteur husband in Brazil after... Read more

Wonder Wheel (2017)

6.2/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: James Belushi, Kate Winslet, David Krumholtz, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Ma...

Four peoples' lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actre... Read more

Wonderwall (1968)

5.6/10
Director: Joe Massot
Starring: Jack MacGowran, Jane Birkin, Richard Wattis, Iain Quarrier

Eccentric Professor Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran), a specialist in the behaviour and collection of butterflies, discovers he can peep on his beautifu... Read more

Words and Pictures (2013)

6.6/10
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Amy Brenneman, Bruce Davison, Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Navid Nagahban

Jack Marcus is a seemingly washed up writer turned English professor teaching honors students. Not having published anything in years, not only is hi... Read more