"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"

Upside Down (2012)

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)

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)

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

Very Good Girls (2013)

Director: Naomi Foner
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Pet...

The summer before college presents two best friends, Lilly and Gerri, with the opportunity to shed their good girl images. Both girls want to lose the... Read more

Villa Des Roses (2001)

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

Vita & Virginia (2018)

Director: Chanya Button
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini

It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf. Read more

W.E. (2011)

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

Waiting To Exhale (1995)

Director: Forest Whitaker
Starring: Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine

Four African-American women support and comfort each other through a year of romantic ups and downs. Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and... 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

Walking and Talking (1996)

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Starring: Todd Field, Anne Heche, Catherine Keener, Kevin Corrigan

Two young women who have been best friends since grade school and helped each other through a series of romantic crises find the future of their relat... Read more