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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"

Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)

6.8/10
Director: Francois Ozon
Starring: Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Ludivine Sagnier

In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man. Read more

Water for Elephants (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Hal Holbrook, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Robert Pattinson

Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, this polished drama set in the 1930s follows veterinary student Jacob (Robert Pattinson) as he abandons his studies... Read more

Water for Elephants (Blu-ray) (2011)

6.9/10
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Hal Holbrook, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Robert Pattinson

Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, this polished drama set in the 1930s follows veterinary student Jacob (Robert Pattinson) as he abandons his studies... Read more

Waterloo Bridge (1940)

7.8/10
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson

The second of three adaptations of Robert E Sherwood's acclaimed play, this 1940 film was noticably dampened by the omnipotent Motion Picture Producti... Read more

Waves (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Sterling K. Brown

Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces th... Read more

Wedding Crashers (2005)

7/10
Director: David Dobkin
Starring: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Jane...

Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn team up to great comedic effect as cynical divorce mediators who crash weddings, load up on free booze and try their luck... Read more

Week-End in Havana (1941)

6.6/10
Director: Walter Lang
Starring: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gamble... Read more

West (2007)

6/10
Director: Daniel Krige
Starring: Khan Chittenden, Nathan Phillips, Michael Dorman, Gillian Alexy, David Field, An...

Dramatic, tense and explosive, 'West' is a searing meditation on alienated youth that achieves a state of grace through the power of its performances.... Read more

What if (2013)

6.8/10
Director: Michael Dowse
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rafe Spall, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Par...

Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) is a medical school dropout who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. While everyone around him seems to be findin... Read more

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