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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"

Casablanca (1942)

8.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

As time goes by, no film equals the popularity of this indisputable classic. In quintessential roles, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lo... Read more

Before Midnight (2013)

7.9/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) first met in their twenties in "Before Sunrise"; reunited in their thirties in "Before Sunset"; and, now,... Read more

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason...

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson's charming comedy/drama is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965 and tells the story of... Read more

His Girl Friday (1940)

8/10
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Rosalind Russell

This must-see film has Cary Grant as a conniving editor and Rosalind Russell as a star reporter (and his ex-wife), with Ralph Bellamy as the mama's bo... Read more

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

7.3/10
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzman

This change of pace for Adam Sandler stars the comic actor as a bathroom supplies salesman who has a problem with his anger and is obsessed with winni... Read more

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

8/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Cary Grant

One of the most hilarious and captivating romantic comedies ever to grace the screen, with a splendid cast including Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and... Read more

Titanic (1997)

7.8/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, David Warner, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stua...

Director James Cameron's epic blockbuster, at the time the most expensive movie ever, won a record-tying 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and... Read more

A Walk To Remember (2002)

7.4/10
Director: Adam Shankman
Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Pop singer Mandy Moore stars as a goody two-shoes high school student in a small North Carolina town who sings in the choir and has an affection for a... Read more

Garden State (2004)

7.5/10
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm

Twentysomething, emotionally detached Andrew "Large" Largeman (Zach Braff) returns home to New Jersey after nine long years. Now, as he tries to re-co... Read more

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

7.3/10
Director: Gil Junger
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, David Krumholtz, Andrew Keegan...

This teen comedy, loosely patterned after 'The Taming of the Shrew', concerns the would-be suitors of a girl forbidden to start dating before her sull... Read more