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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"

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

Unknown Heart (Rosamunde Pilcher) (2014)

6.6/10
Director: Giles Foster
Starring: James Fox, Jane Seymour, Greg Wise, Gedeon Burkhard

A fatal accident changes the destiny of two families when Elizabeth Lancaster's wish comes true and she receives the heart transplant she desperately... 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

Vanity Fair (2004)

6.2/10
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Romola Garai, Bo...

Reese Witherspoon gives a vibrant, captivating performance as one of the greatest female characters of all time, Becky Sharp, in this sumptuous and se... Read more

Villa Des Roses (2001)

6.1/10
Director: Frank Van Passel
Starring: Julie Delpy, Shaun Dingwall, Shirley Henderson, Harriet Walter, Timothy West

Paris 1913. In the 'Villa des Roses', a small boarding house, the arrival of the new maid, Louise, brings about a welcome change. The male guests try... Read more

W.E. (2011)

6.3/10
Director: Madonna
Starring: James D'Arcy, Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, Andrea Riseborough

In this drama directed and co-written by Madonna, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) obsesses over interest in the love affair between K... Read more