"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"

Shadows Of Our Forgotten Ancestors (1964)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Starring: Ivan Nikolaichuk, Larissa Kadochnikova

The Ukrainian film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors won almost every, award in sight on the 1964 film festival circuit. But its become even more impo... Read more

Paris When it Sizzles (1963)

Director: Richard Quine
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward, William Holden

Audrey Hepburn and William Holden sizzle, too, in this breezy romantic bon bon, as a screenwriter and his secretary act out film situations in an atte... Read more

The Thrill Of It All (1963)

Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Elliott Reid, Reginald...

Doris Day and James Garner star in this frothy romantic comedy in which Day goes from being a housewife to a famous television personality (selling 'H... Read more

Walk On The Wild Side (1962)

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Starring: Laurence Harvey, Capucine, Jane Fonda

A man arrives in New Orleans searching for his former girlfriend, an artist who now works in a bordello. Read more

David and Lisa (1962)

Director: Frank Perry
Starring: Janet Margolin, Keir Dullea, Howard Da Silva

An Academy Award nominated story (Best Director, Screenplay) about two emotionally troubled teenagers drawn to each other and who ultimately develop a... Read more

An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Mariko Okada, Shima Iwashita, Shin-Ichiro Mikami, Keiji Sada

One of the world's most celebrated filmmakers, Yasujiro Ozu, observes the tangled relationships of Japanese families with an amazing blend of intimacy... Read more

That Touch of Mink (1962)

Director: Delbert Mann
Starring: Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows

Doris Day and Cary Grant star in this romantic comedy that's an all-time favourite. She is an unemployed young lady; he's a rich, suave bachelor who s... Read more

Léon Morin, Priest (1961)

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuele Riva

In World War II, the widow Barny sees the Italian soldiers arriving in occupied Saint Bernard while walking to her job. Barny lives with her daughter... Read more

Breakfast at Tiffany's ( Blu-ray ) (1961)

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Buddy Ebsen, George Peppard, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney, Patri...

A near perfect blend of comedy, romance, and minor tragedy, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is a must-see classic that, despite diversions from Truman Capote... Read more

Where The Boys Are (1961)

Director: Henry Levin
Starring: Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton

Yvette Mimeux, Paula Prentiss, Connie Francis, and Dolores Hart star in this frothy teen romantic drama as attractive co-eds who take off from their M... Read more