Romance

"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"

10 (1979)

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dee Wallace, Brian Dennehy, Robert Webber

Dudley Moore is suffering a mid-life crisis that he feels can be solved by a romantic interlude with Bo Derek. Julie Andrews, as the mature relationsh... Read more

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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

2 Days in Paris (2006)

Director: Julie Delpy
Starring: Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg, Daniel Bruhl, Marie Pillet, Albert Delpy

French photographer Marion (Julie Delpy) and her American boyfriend Jack (Adam Goldberg) decide to re-infuse their relationship with romance by taking... Read more

20 30 40 (Twenty Thirty Forty) (2004)

Director: Sylvia Chang
Starring: Sylvia Chang, Rene Liu, Lee Sinje

Sylvia Chang wrote, directed and starred in this story of three women at different stages of their lives. She is the forty-something of the triumvira... Read more

2046 (2004)

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Takuya Kimura, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye W...

Wong Kar-wai's lush companion to 2000's festival hit 'In The Mood For Love', sees Tony Leung return as Hong Kong writer Chow, who has given up journal... Read more

27 Dresses (2007)

Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Malin Akerman, Edward Burns, Katherine Heigl, James Marsden

Katherine Heigl is Jane, gearing up for her 28th turn as a bridesmaid and harbouring a hapless crush on her boss (Edward Burns). Unfortunately her sis... Read more

27 Dresses ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Malin Akerman, Edward Burns, Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Judy Greer

Katherine Heigl is Jane, gearing up for her 28th turn as a bridesmaid and harbouring a hapless crush on her boss (Edward Burns). Unfortunately her sis... Read more

5 to 7 (2014)

Director: Victor Levin
Starring: Frank Langella, Glenn Close, Lambert Wilson, Anton Yelchin, Olivia Thirlby, Bere...

A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous... Read more

50 First Dates (2004)

Director: Peter Segal
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Dan Aykroyd

Funny and sweet romantic comedy finds Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), a womanizing, Hawaii-based marine biologist, thinking he's met the love of his life i... Read more

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke

Director Adrian Lyne's erotically charged, controversial drama stars Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke as a young New York couple whose relationship, bas... Read more