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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"

My Man Godfrey (1936)

8.1/10
Director: Gregory La Cava
Starring: Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, William Powell, Eugene Pallette

Classic screwball comedy with Carole Lombard giving a priceless performance as a daffy heiress who meets a hobo on a scavenger hunt, and hires him as... Read more

Anna Karenina (1935)

7.1/10
Director: Clarence Brown
Starring: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew

Widely regarded as the best filmization of Tolstoy's illicit romance in the imperial court of Russia. Garbo is the tilte character, sheltered wife o... Read more

It Happened One Night (1934)

8.1/10
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly

Winner of five Academy Awards, this famous screwball comedy stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert as two mismatched lovers. Colbert escapes from her... Read more

The Phantom Of The West (1931)

6.2/10
Director: D Ross Lederman
Starring: Tom Tyler

A young man's father is murdered and the man convicted of the crime escapes prison, leaving a note intimating that seven local men know the real kille... Read more

The Gangster Films (1930)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu

'Walk Cheerfully' 1930. Kenji is a small thief who likes drinking and fighting. When he falls in love with sweet and simple Yazue, and she finds ou... Read more

Morocco (1930)

7.3/10
Director: Josef Von Sternberg
Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich

As jaded cabaret Mademoiselle Amy Jolly, Marlene Dietrich falls for Tom Brown (Gary Cooper), a devil-may-care private in the French Foreign Legion. In... Read more

Lonesome (1928)

7.8/10
Director: Paul Fejos

Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day tog... Read more

Wings (1927)

7.5/10
Director: William A Wellman
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modi... Read more

Wings (Blu-ray) (1927)

7.5/10
Director: William A Wellman
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modi... Read more

Michael (1924)

7.1/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Walter Slezak, Nora Gregor

Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Zoret gives Mikaël his start, and their relationship is sexual as well. Then Mik... Read more