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(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young man falls for a woman who doesn't believe true love exists.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg. Directed by Marc Webb.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy

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27 Dresses (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man with whom she's secretly in love.
Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Judy Greer. Directed by Anne Fletcher.
Categories:  Women  Comedy  Romance

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39 Steps, The (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: A man is wanted simultaneously by the police, for a murder of a young woman, and by the agents of an international espionage ring because the woman, a government agent, told him about their activities.
Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Romance

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45 Years (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Geraldine James. Directed by Andrew Haigh.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Domestic Relations

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Absence of Malice (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A Miami reporter writes a story implicating an innocent man in the mysterious disappearance - and possible murder - of a union leader.
Cast: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Wilford Brimley. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Justice

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Adam's Rib (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. B&W
Plot: When an unyielding DA prosecutes the client of his lawyer-wife in an attempted murder case, it unleashes a battle of the sexes that almost wrecks their happy marriage.
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Trial Advocacy

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Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  106 min. 
Plot: An affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious force.
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp. Directed by George Nolfi.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Romance

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Affair to Remember, An (1957)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 115 min. 
Plot: A former night club singer and a European playboy, both engaged to other people, fall in love on a cruise and agree to meet in six months to decide their future.
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr. Directed by Leo McCarey.
Categories:  Romance  Domestic Relations

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African Queen, The (1952)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: The greatest adventure a man ever lived....with a woman!
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  War

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Age of Innocence, The (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: A tragic love triangle in 1870 New York that chronicles the hypocrisy and grandeur of high society.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.
Cast: Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz, Henry Thomas. Directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Western

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Allied (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: When they reunite in London, the relationship between a Canadian intelligence officer and a female French Resistance fighter, is tested by the pressures of war.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jsred Harris. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  War  Romance

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Amelie (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 122 min. 
Plot: A naive Parisian girl with her own sense of justice decides to help those around her, discovering love in the process. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Foreign

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American Beauty (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 tape set) 202 min. 
Plot: A frustrated magazine editor's mid-life crises threaten his troubled marriage and leads to an infatuation with his teenage daughter's cheerleader friend.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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American Honey (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  163 min. 
Plot: A teenage girl joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love.
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough. Directed by Andrea Arnold.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Annie Hall (1977)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A neurotic New York comedian falls in love with a ditzy nightclub singer.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Christopher Walken. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Apartment, The (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  125 min. B&W
Plot: A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Cast: Jack Lemon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Arthur (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A man with no ambitions stands to inherit a fortune, but only if he marries the woman he is instructed to.
Cast: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, john Gielgud. Directed by Steve Gordon.
Categories:  Comedy  Estates  Romance

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Artist, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Silent film.
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, Penelope Ann Miller, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell. Directed by Michael Hazanavicius.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Romance

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As Good as It Gets (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Directed by James L. Brooks.
Categories:  Drama  Comedy  Romance

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Atlantic City (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A small-time gangster's life is turned upside-down by a young croupier.
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Moses Znaimer, Robert Goulet, Al Waxman, Kate Reid. Directed by Louis Malle.
Categories:  Organized Crime  Economics  Romance

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Atonement (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A fledgling writer irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Cast: James McAvoy, Keira Knightly, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Joe Wright.
Categories:  Romance  Family

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Barbara (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. German with English subtitles
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke, Claudia Geisler, Deniz Petzold, Susanna Bormann, Kristen Block, Rosa Enskat, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Peer-Uwe Teska, Elisabeth Lehmann, Mark Waschke, Peter Benedict, Thomas Neumann. Directed by Christian Petzold.
Categories:  Foreign  Medical  Romance

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Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A conservative young lawyer marries a vivacious young woman and their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.
Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick. Directed by Gene Saks.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Be Cool (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Disenchanted with the movie industry, a smooth-talking producer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.
Cast: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Andre 3000, Steven Tyler, The Rock, Danny Devito. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Employment

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Becoming Jane (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Waters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith. Directed by Julian Jarrold.
Categories:  Biography  Romance  Women

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Before Midnight (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: On a writer's retreat in Greece, a couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Before Sunrise (1995)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe and spend one romantic evening together in Vienna, both knowing it will be their only chance to be together.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

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Before Sunset (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. 
Plot: Two strangers meet by chance, spend a night together, and part before sunrise. Nine years later will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres. Directed by Richard Linklater.
Categories:  Romance  Domestic Relations

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Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  172 min. B&W
Plot: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Cast: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  War

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Better Off Dead (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A teenager is dumped by his girlfriend while dealing with family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Cast: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby. Directed by Savage Steve Holland.
Categories:  Comedy  Sports  Romance

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Big Country, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  167 min. 
Plot: A ship captain ventures west to marry the woman he loves and finds a hotbed of jealousy, hatred, and rivalries.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Western  Romance  Land Use

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Big Easy, The (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: While a New Orleans detective is investigating gang-related killings, he becomes involved with the Assistant District Attorney, who is in town to investigate police corruption.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, Ned Beatty, John Goodman, Lisa Jane Persky, Ebbe Roe Smith, Tom O'Brien, Charles Ludlam. Directed by Jim McBride.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Big Sick, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Based on the real-life relationship and culture clash between a Pakistan-born comedian and his future wife.
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. Directed by Michael Showalter.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Big Sleep, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: A private-eye is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's philandering daughter, Carmen, who has fallen in with bad company. Based on Raymond Chandler's classic novel.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone. Directed by Howard Hawks.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Evidence  Romance

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: Two couples attend a weekend self-help self-discovery session which leads to an examination of their feelings as well as their individual relationships with each other.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon. Directed by Paul Mazursky.
Categories:  Comedy  Marital Relations  Romance

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Body Heat (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A Florida attorney develops a lustful romace with a married woman and the two plot to murder her husband.
Cast: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Mickey Rourke. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Categories:  Insurance  Romance

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons. Directed by Arthur Penn.
Categories:  Biography  Criminal Law  Romance

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Boomerang (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A New York marketing exec is a lady's man dedicated to life, liberty and the happiest of pursuit but he soon finds what goes around comes around when he meets a woman who treats men the same way he treats women.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones. Directed by Reginald Hudlin.
Categories:  Comedy  Employment  Romance

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Bottle Rocket (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: Two directionless best friends attempt to break into a life of crime with a big first heist.
Cast: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Robert Musgrave, James Caan. Directed by Wes Anderson.
Categories:  Comedy  Action  Romance

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A New York socialite becomes interested in the young writer who moves into her apartment building.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen. Directed by Blake Edwards.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Romance

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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A busy career woman decides to turn over a new page in her life by channeling her thoughts, opinions and insecurities into a journal that becomes a hilarious chronicle of her adventures.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth. Directed by Sharon Macguire.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Human Rights

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: The British diarist returns, beset by petty jealousies and a choice between two suitors.
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones. Directed by Beeban Kidron.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Human Rights

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Bright Star (2009)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: The three-year romance between the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox. Directed by Jane Campion.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  History

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  235 min. 
Plot: An epic love story in which two young men meet and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Sexuality

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Brooklyn (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where when her past catches up with her she must choose between two countries.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Directed by John Crowley.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Bulworth (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters.
Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle. Directed by Warren Beatty.
Categories:  Government  Comedy  Romance

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Call It Murder (1934)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  74 min. B&W
Plot: A jury foreman is responsible for tipping the scales of justice in favor of a guilty verdict that sent an innocent girl to her death in the electric chair.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, Lynne Overman, Katherine Wilson. Directed by Chester Erskine.
Categories:  Jury  Jurisprudence  Romance

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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A father raising his kids in the forests of the Pacific Northwest is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler. Directed by Matt Ross.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Carol (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler. Directed by Todd Haynes.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  History

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Chocolat (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
Categories:  Romance  Business

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Cold Mountain (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  154 min. 
Plot: In the waning days of the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to North Carolina to reunite with his lover.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland. Directed by Anthony Minghella.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: An unscrupulous student gets more than he anticipated when he attempts to deflower the Headmaster's daughter.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipp, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair. Directed by Roger Kumble.
Categories:  Ethics  Romance

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Crying Game, The (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: **** 1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world and falls in love with the captive's girlfriend.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Rea, Adrian Dunbar, Joe Savino, Jaye Davidson. Directed by Neil Jordan.
Categories:  Romance  War  Mystery/Suspense

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Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. B&W
Plot: A commercial artist who is involved with a married lawyer agrees to marry an army sergeant, just as her lawyer gets a divorce.
Cast: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda. Directed by Otto Preminger.
Categories:  Romance  Marital Relations

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Dan in Real Life (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Diane Cook. Directed by Peter Hedges.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Rich and bored aristocrats in 18th-century France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovitch,, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Lildred Natwick, Uma Thurman. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Romance  History  Ethics

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Danish Girl, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, Tusse Silberg, Adrian Schiller, Amber Heard, Emerald Fennell. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Dave (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: When the President of the United States lapses into a coma, the Secret Service recruits an uncanny Presidential lookalike to stand in for him.
Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Government

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Dead Again (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: Mike Church, an L.A. gumshoe with a knack for wisecracks and tracing missing persons, doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim tormented by nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist leads Church to believe t
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, Wayne Knight, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott, Emma Thompson, Jo Anderson, Christine Ebersole, Lois Hall, Richard Easton. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Categories:  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Defending Your Life (1991)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An advertising executive who dies in a car accident finds himself in Judgment City, where he must defend the cowardly, self-involved life he led on earth.
Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry. Directed by Albert Brooks.
Categories:  Civil Procedure  Comedy  Romance

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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz. Directed by Adam Brooks.
Categories:  Family  Comedy  Romance

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Diary of a Teenage Girl, The (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.
Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig. Directed by Marielle Heller.
Categories:  Documentary  Romance  Domestic Relations

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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 105 min. 
Plot: Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, a young woman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes. Directed by Emile Ardolino.
Categories:  Family  Romance

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Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, The (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:   (2 disc set) 123 min. 
Plot: Three films follow a young couple from different perspectives, as they struggle to understand each other in the wake of tragedy.
Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Katherine Waterston, Archie Panjabi, Bill Hader, Ryan Eggold, Ciarán Hinds, Nina Arianda, William Hurt . Directed by Ned Benson.
Categories:  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 197 min. 
Plot: During the Russian Revolution, a married doctor and poet falls for a beautiful political activist's wife.
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson. Directed by David Lean.
Categories:  War  Romance  History

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Door in the Floor, The (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household.
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips. Directed by Tod Williams.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

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Double Indemnity (1944)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: A smooth-talking insurance salesman is lured into a scheme to murder his lover's husband.
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Walter Neff, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Byron Barr, Richard Gaines, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Romance  Fraud

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Dr. No (1962)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee. Directed by Terence Young.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Dracula (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Horror  Drama  Romance

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Duplicity (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  125 min. 
Plot: A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti. Directed by Tony Gilroy.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Business

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East of Eden (1955)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 118 min. 
Plot: A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
Cast: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris. Directed by Elia Kazan.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Edge of Seventeen, The (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  104 min. 
Plot: High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend starts dating her older brother.
Cast: Halee Steinfeld,, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner. Directed by Kelly Fremon Cray.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Education, An (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A coming of age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London.
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosamund Pike. Directed by Lone Scherfig.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An inventor's sudden death leaves his greatest creation unfinished with sharp shears of metal for hands.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest. Directed by Tim Burton.
Categories:  Drama  SciFi/Fantasy  Romance

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Electric Horseman, The (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A rodeo star past his prime steals his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.
Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Elegy (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A middle-aged professor sets out to seduce a student and swims into deeper feelings that he has difficulties understanding.
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper. Directed by Isabel Coixet.
Categories:  Drama  Education  Romance

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Elizabeth I (2005)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 223 min. 
Plot: Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Ian McDiarmid, Patrick Malahide, Toby Jones. Directed by Tom Hooper.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Elizabethtown (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: A hotshot designer's world comes crashing down and on his way home for a funeral he meets a flight attendant that gets his life back on track.
Cast: Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Judy Greer, Jessica Biel. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Romance  Estates  Comedy

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Enchanted (2007)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: A classic fairytale collides with modern-day New York City when a fairytale princess is sent to our world by an evil queen.
Cast: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Kevin Lima.
Categories:  Animation  Musical  Romance

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Evening (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: As a woman lays dying, she conveys to her daughters the defining moments in her life.
Cast: Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Meryl Streep. Directed by Lajos Koltai.
Categories:  Romance  Women

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Failure to Launch (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home.
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates. Directed by Tom Dey.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  168 min. 
Plot: A willful, flirtatious, young woman unexpectedly inherits a large farm and becomes romantically involved with three widely divergent men.
Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates. Directed by John Schlesinger.
Categories:  Drama  Women  Romance

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Father Goose (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: During WW II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for the island females.
Cast: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good. Directed by Ralph Nelson.
Categories:  Action  Comedy  Romance

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: In an effort to forget is ex-girlfriend, a musician takes a trip to Hawaii only to discover that she is staying at the same resort with her new boyfriend.
Cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand. Directed by Nicholas Stoller.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Forrest Gump (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 142 min. 
Plot: The chronicles of a low I. Q. Forrest and his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Categories:  Drama  History  Romance

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Forsyte Saga: Series II, The (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 276 min min. 
Plot: The evocative saga of love, power and betrayal continues into the next generation in this story of first love blighted by old family hatreds.
Cast: Damien Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Emma Malin, Lee Williams. Directed by Andy Wilson.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Fountain, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold, thousand-year odyssey to defeat death.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Categories:  Romance  SciFi/Fantasy  Medical

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, Simon Callow. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Sexuality

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Frances Ha (2012)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  86 min. B&W
Plot: A New York woman apprentices for a dance company and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d'Amboise, Grace Gummer. Directed by Noah Baumbach.
Categories:  Romance  Women

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Frank vs. God (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: After his house is destroyed by a tornado a former hotshot lawyer is determined that someone must pay. He decides to serve God...with a lawsuit.
Cast: Henry Ian Cusick, Ever Carradine, Natalya Oliver. Directed by Stewart Schill.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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From Russia with Love (1963)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen.
Cast: Sean Connery, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya. Directed by Terence Young.
Categories:  Action  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Fugitive Kind (1960)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  119 min. B&W
Plot: A handsome drifter attracts the attention of two women, creating an explosive love triangle.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward; also starring Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Domestic Relations

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General, The (1926)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 107 min. B&W
Plot: Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself.
Cast: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glenn Cavender, Jim Farley, Frederick Vroom. Directed by Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton.
Categories:  Action  War  Romance

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Ghost (1990)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost and protect her from his murderer.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Jerry Zucker.
Categories:  Mystery/Suspense  Romance  Drama

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Goldfinger (1964)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
Cast: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe. Directed by Guy Hamilton.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Romance

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Gone With the Wind (1939)
Rated:  G  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 3 hours, 88 min. 
Plot: A manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American South during the Civil War.
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen. Directed by Victor Fleming.
Categories:  History  Romance  War

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Graduate, The (1967)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A young man just out of college doesn't know what to do with his life. But being involved with a young woman AND her mother probably wasn't it.
Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross. Directed by Mike Nichols.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Comedy

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Great Expectations (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A modern version of Charles Dicken's timeless tale.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Chris Cooper. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Great Gatsby, The (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.
Cast: Alan Ladd, Betty Field, Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey, Barry Sullivan. Directed by Elliott Nugent.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Great Gatsby, The (1974)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  164 min. 
Plot: A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston. Directed by Jack Clayton.
Categories:  Drama  History  Romance

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Groundhog Day (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A weatherman in Pennsylvania finds himself trapped in a personal time warp.
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott. Directed by Harold Ramis.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Ethics

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Guilty Generation, The (1931)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner.
Cast: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young. Directed by Rowland V. Lee.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Family

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Handmaiden, The (2016)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  144 min. 
Plot: A woman hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress is secretly involved in a plot to defraud her. In Korean with English subtitles.
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Jund-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo. Directed by Chan-wook Park.
Categories:  Drama  Foreign  Romance

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Hanover Street (1979)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent, when she falls for David, an American pilot.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen, Richard Masur, Michael Sacks, Patsy Kensit, Max Wall, Shane Rimmer. Directed by Peter Hyams.
Categories:  War  Romance

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Head-On (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A couple marries for convenience, only to discover that their arrangement leads them to fall in love. In German and Turkish with English subtitles.
Cast: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck. Directed by Fatih Akin.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Drama

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High Fidelity (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: When his girlfriend walks out on him, the owner of an unsuccessful record store is forced to examine his failed attempts at romance.
Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Drama

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High Strung (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Sparks fly when a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts.
Cast: Keenan Kampa, Nicolas Galitzine, Jane Seymour. Directed by Michael Damon.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Romance

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B*W
Plot: In postwar Hiroshima, a French actress shares a brief affair with a Japanese architect. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada. Directed by Alain Resnais.
Categories:  Romance  International  War

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Holiday, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: Two women with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Romance  International  Women

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Hope Springs (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: After 30 years of marriage a couple enters a week long intense marriage therapy program.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Smart, Steve Carell. Directed by David Frankel.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Human Stain, The (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris. Directed by Robert Benton.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Racism

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I Love You, Man (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A friendless man goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding, and when he does find a new BFF, it puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancee.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rashida Jones. Directed by John Hamburg.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Illusionist, The (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.
Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher. Directed by Neil Burger.
Categories:  Drama  Mystery/Suspense  Romance

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In the Mood for Love (2000)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 98 min. 
Plot: Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. In Cantonese with English subtitles.
Cast: Tony Leung Chu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Sui. Directed by Kar-Wai Wong.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Foreign

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Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Cast: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Bob Thornton. Directed by Joel Coen.
Categories:  Romance  Drama

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Invention of Lying, The (2009)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: In a world where everyone tells the truth, a screenwriter discovers that you don't always have to and changes the world.
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hall, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Fionnula Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey. Directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson.
Categories:  Comedy  Ethics  Romance

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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A NYC cop is too short on cash to tip his waitress, so he promises to split his potential winnings on a lottery ticket with her.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Issac Hayes, Seymour Cassel. Directed by Andrew Bergman.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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It Happened One Night (1934)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: A spoiled heiress, on the run from her family, is helped by an out-of-work reporter looking for a story.
Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson. Directed by Frank Capra.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Employment

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Jack Goes Boating (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  89 min. 
Plot: A blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Cast: Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega. Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Categories:  Romance  Domestic Relations  Ethics

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Jules and Jim (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 105 min. B&W
Plot: Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino. Directed by François Truffaut.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  Foreign

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Julie & Julia (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  123 min. 
Plot: Story of Julia Child's cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Kings & Queen (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  150 min. 
Plot: Two former lovers find their lives once again inexplicably linked. In French with English Subtitles.
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve, Maurice Garrel, Nathalie Boutefeu, Jean-Paul Roussillon. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Foreign

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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  107 min. 
Plot: An awkwardly shy young man in a small northern town finally brings home the girl of his dreams, the only problem is that she's not real.
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner. Directed by Craig Gillespie.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Mental Health

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Last Picture Show, The (1971)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Randy Quaid, Cybil Shepherd. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Economics

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Legal Eagles (1986)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A quirky assistant DA and a plucky defense attorney are paired in a complicated art theft case.
Cast: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill, Jeannie Dundas, Roscoe Lee Browne. Directed by Ivan Reitman.
Categories:  Art  Criminal Law  Romance

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Legalese (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: An actress is accused of murdering her brother-in-law, with whom she has been having an affair.
Cast: James Garner, Gina Gershon, Kathleen Turner. Directed by Glenn Jordan.
Categories:  Advocacy  Conflict  Romance

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Less Than Zero (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: A college freshman returns home for the holidays and discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey, Jr., James Spader. Directed by Marek Kanievska.
Categories:  Drama  Health  Romance

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Life or Something Like It (2002)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A comedy about making choices, making friends, and making a mess.
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane, Stockard Channing. Directed by Stephen Herek.
Categories:  Romance  Media  Women

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Like Crazy (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley. Directed by Drake Doremus.
Categories:  Romance  Education  Government

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Little Hours, The (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  Blu-ray  90 min. 
Plot: In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns.
Cast: Alison Brie, DAve Franco, Kate Micucci. Directed by Jeff Baena.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Love & Friendship (2016)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: Based on Jane Austen's comic novella "Lady Susan".
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Directed by Whit Stillman.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Love Among the Ruins (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An aging beauty hires the greatest barrister in England to defend her in a breach of promise suit brought by a man young enough to be her grandson.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Clint Blakely, Richard Pearson. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Television  Contracts  Romance

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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  138 min. 
Plot: Rejected by a beautiful woman at a young age, a man is unable to find happiness in his adult life until a second chance presents itself.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Directed by Mike Newell.
Categories:  Romance  International

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Love Me If You Dare (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: As adults, two friends continue the odd game they started as children: a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard. Directed by Yanin Samuell.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Foreign

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Love Story (1970)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A law student defies his powerful father in every way, including his love for a music student.
Cast: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Tommy Lee Jones. Directed by Arthur Hiller.
Categories:  Education  Trusts  Romance

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Lucky Seven (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A young mother shares a time-line with her 7 year old daughter to help her adjust to the fact that she is dying but will never leave her.
Cast: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Rowe. Directed by Harry Winer.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy

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Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. B&W
Plot: An eccentric and acid-tongued radio lecturer, breaks his leg on the doorstep of a prominent Ohio family and must remain confined to the unwilling family's home.
Cast: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Money Woolley. Directed by William Keighley.
Categories:  Comedy  Disability  Romance

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Marty (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. B&W
Plot: A 34-year-old bachelor who has been uncomfortable around women his entire life, finds himself smitten with a school teacher that his family can only find faults with.
Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair. Directed by Delbert Mann.
Categories:  Romance  Drama  Family

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Match Point (2005)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for a woman who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Cast: Brian Cox, Matthew Goode, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  Sports

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Maudie (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ehtan Hawke, Kari Matchett. Directed by Aisling Walsh.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Meet Joe Black (1998)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  180 min. 
Plot: A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by Martin Brest.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Romance

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Misfits, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  125 min. B&W
Plot: A love quadrangle develops around a disilliusioned divorcee and a trio of down-on-their luck cowboys intent on rounding up a herd of Mustangs.
Cast: Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach. Directed by John Huston.
Categories:  Western  Romance

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A London governess finds herself unfairly dismissed and her attempts to gain employment catapult her into the position of a social secretary for an American actress.
Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong. Directed by Bharat Nalluri.
Categories:  Romance  Employment  Comedy

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Molière (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A debt-ridden actor and playwright agrees to help a wealthy, married, man seduce a rich widow in exchange for the payment of his debts. In French with English subtitles.
Cast: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer, Ludivine Sagnier. Directed by Laurent Tirard.
Categories:  Comedy  Debtor-Creditor  Romance

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Morris From America (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  91 min. 
Plot: The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany.
Cast: Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri. Directed by Chad Harrington.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine. Directed by Joel Zwick.
Categories:  Comedy  Evidence  Romance

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Night at the Opera, A (1935)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  91 min. B&W
Plot: A sly business manager and the wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones. Directed by Sam Wood.
Categories:  Comedy  Entertainment  Romance

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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two people turn to each other for comfort, and in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance.
Cast: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman. Directed by George C. Wolfe.
Categories:  Romance  Family  Marital Relations

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Notorious (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. B&W
Plot: A woman is enlisted by an American agent to spy on a a group of Nazis in post-war Rio de Janeiro.
Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  National Security  Mystery/Suspense  Romance

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Notting Hill (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers. Directed by Roger Michell.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Privacy

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Oklahoma! (1955)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 145 min. 
Plot: A couple of young cowboys win the hearts of their sweethearts in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the century.
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.
Categories:  Musical  Romance  Western

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Once (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: An Irish street musician and a pianist record the soundtrack of their lives.
Cast: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová. Directed by John Carney.
Categories:  Musical  Romance  Immigration

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Open Range (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  139 min. 
Plot: A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Cast: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Michael Jeter. Directed by Kevin Costner.
Categories:  Western  Romance

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Other Boleyn Girl, The (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, David Morrisey. Directed by Justin Chadwick.
Categories:  History  Romance  Government

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Out of Africa (1985)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  161 min. 
Plot: In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandaver. Directed by Sydney Pollace.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Paterson (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.
Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahari, Nellie. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Perks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: A high school freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh. Directed by Stephen Chbosky.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Juvenile

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Persuasion (2007)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: After breaking off her engagement to a naval officer because he lacks money and rank, a young woman regrets her decision when he returns with both.
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige, Julia Davis, Amanda Hale. Directed by Adrian Shergold.
Categories:  Romance  Maritime

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Petulia (1968)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something.
Cast: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill. Directed by Richard Lester.
Categories:  Drama  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Phantom Thread (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  150 min. 
Plot: In 1950's London, a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young woman who becomes his muse and lover.
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  112 min. B&W
Plot: When a rich woman's ex-husband and a reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. Directed by George Cukor.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  122 min. B&W
Plot: When a man is introduced to high society and a sophisticated woman, he forgets about the assembly line worker he was having an affair with.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, Keefe Brasselle, Raymond Burr, Anne Revere. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Romance  Drama

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Postman, The (1994)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  108 min. 
Plot: A fisherman's life dramatically when a famous Chilean poet is exiled to his island. In Italian with English subtitles.
Cast: Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Directed by Michael Radford.
Categories:  Romance  Politics  Women

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Prince and the Showgirl, The (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An American showgirl's love affair with a duke is challenged by politics, petty jealousies and premonitions of war.
Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike. Directed by Laurence Olivier.
Categories:  Romance  Entertainment  Politics

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Prince of Tides (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  132 min. 
Plot: A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner. Directed by Barbara Streisand.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Mental Health

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Princess and the Frog, The (2009)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Jazz Age era New Orleans fairy tale.
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman. Directed by Ron Clements.
Categories:  Animation  Family  Romance

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Reader, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, a law student re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Cast: Kate Winslett, Ralph Fiennes, david Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
Categories:  Romance  War  International

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Reality Bites (1994)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Generation X Graduates face life after college with a filmmaker looking for work and love in Houston.
Cast: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn. Directed by Ben Stiller.
Categories:  Drama  Entertainment  Romance

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Red Violin, The (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched.
Cast: Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli, Jean-Luc Bideau, Greta Scacchi. Directed by Francois Girard.
Categories:  Drama  Musical  Romance

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Remains of the Day (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  134 min. 
Plot: An idealistic English butler sacrifices body and soul to serving his lord and master.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve. Directed by James Ivory.
Categories:  Romance  Racism  Drama

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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Kathy Bates. Directed by Sam Mendes.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Rio Grande (1950)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. B&W
Plot: A Union cavalry officer risks court-martial with an unorthodox plan to battle the marauding Apaches.
Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claud Jarman, Jr., Harry Carey, Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carroll Naish, Victor McLaglen. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Romance  Military

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Roman Holiday (1953)
Rated:  G  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Media

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Royal Night Out, A (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations.
Cast: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett. Directed by Julian Jarrold.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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Rumor Has It (2005)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: A woman learns that her family was the inspiration for "The Graduate" and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Family  Romance

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Say Anything (1989)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: An eternal optimist falls for the beautiful valedictorian the summer before she goes off to college; however he must overcome her father's disapproval to win her heart.
Cast: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Romance  Tax  Fraud

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Scoop (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: An aspiring journalist receives a hot tip from beyond the grave.
Cast: Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  Criminal Law  Comedy

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Seat Filler, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: A pop superstar falls for a seat filler posing as an attorney at a music awards show.
Cast: Duane Martin, Kelly Rowland, Melanie Brown, Deray Davis. Directed by Nick Castle.
Categories:  Entertainment  Ethics  Romance

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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: The Dashwood sisters face the sudden loss of their father and fortune, as well as their chances of marriage.
Cast: Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant. Directed by Ang Lee.
Categories:  History  Estates  Romance

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Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  145 min. 
Plot: After moving in together, Carrie and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married.
Cast: Sarah Jessica parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis,Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson, Candice Bergen, Chris Noth. Directed by Michael Patrick King.
Categories:  Romance  Marital Relations

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Shadowlands (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  131 min. 
Plot: Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Edward Hardwicke, John Wood. Directed by Richard Attenborough.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  122 min. 
Plot: A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench. Directed by John Madden.
Categories:  Entertainment  History  Romance

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A cavalry officer in his final week of service on the frontier vows to make his last mission one of peace.
Cast: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. Directed by John Ford.
Categories:  Western  Romance

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Shop Around the Corner, The (1940)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  99 min. B&W
Plot: Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Cast: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Media

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Shrek (2001)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  90 min. 
Plot: Tale of Shrek's daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona, as well as the deed to his beloved swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.
Cast: Voices of Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Lithgow, Mike Myers. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson.
Categories:  Animation  Property  Romance

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Silver Streak (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: After a mysterious murder, an unwitting witness gets thrown off (and off, again) a cross-country train.
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Patrick McGoohan. Directed by Arthur Hillier.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Romance

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Singles (1992)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of twenty-something friends, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.
Cast: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Sheila Kelley, Jim true, Bill Pullman, Matt Dillon. Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Transportation

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Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Pullman, Rob Reiner. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Romance  Children  Media

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Smart People (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A recently widowed literature professor is beset by the prospect of new love, and a visit from his n'er-do-well adopted brother.
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes. Directed by Noam Murro.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy.
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Youki Koduh, Reeve Carney. Directed by Scott Hicks.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Romance  Discrimination

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Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A high school tomboy has a crush on her best friend, and is distraught when he falls for a rich snob.
Cast: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Craig Sheffer, Lea Thompson. Directed by Howard Deutch.
Categories:  Drama  Juvenile  Romance

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Comedy  Domestic Relations  Romance

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Somewhere in Time (1980)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  103 min. 
Plot: A playwright falls in love with an actress from before his time.
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
Categories:  Drama  Family  Romance

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Sommersby (1993)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A man changed by the Civil War returns home, but his widow suspects he may not be the same man who left.
Cast: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones. Directed by Jon Amiel.
Categories:  War  Fraud  Romance

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South Pacific (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 157 min. 
Plot: On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman.
Cast: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr. Directed by Joshua Logan.
Categories:  Musical  War  Romance

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Southside with You (2014)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  84 min. 
Plot: Chronicles the afternoon when the future President Barack Obama wooed his future First Lady Michelle Obama on a first date.
Cast: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway. Directed by Richard Tanne.
Categories:  Biography  Drama  Romance

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Spectacular Now, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Dayo Okeniyi. Directed by James Ponsoldt.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Juvenile

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St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham. Directed by Joel Schumacher.
Categories:  Drama  Romance

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Stakeout (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****1/2
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend.
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Aidan Quinn. Directed by John Badham.
Categories:  Law Enforcement  Comedy  Romance

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Star is Born, A (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  140 min. 
Plot: A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Kris Kristofferson. Directed by Frank Pierson.
Categories:  Entertainment  Musical  Romance

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Starter for 10 (2006)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: A working-class student tries to make the team for the television show "University Challenge."
Cast: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Charles Dance, Lindsay Duncan.. Directed by Tom Vaughan.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Education

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Talk of the Town (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  118 min. B&W
Plot: A suspected murderer hides out with an unsuspecting and conservative law professor and tries to convince him that there is a human side to all laws.
Cast: Ronald Coleman, Carey Grant, Jean Arthur. Directed by George Stevens.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Comedy

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Terminal, The (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  129 min. 
Plot: An Eastern European visitor becomes a resident of JFK airport when a war breaks out and erases his country from the map, voiding his passport.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBride, Diego Luna. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Romance  Immigration  International

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Their Finest (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy. Directed by Lone Scherfig.
Categories:  Comedy  Drama  Romance

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They All Laughed (1981)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John Ritter, Colleen Camp, Patti Hansen, Dorothy Stratten, George Morfogen, Blaine Novak. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Mystery/Suspense

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This Property is Condemned (1966)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  110 min. 
Plot: A railroad official comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down the town's main source of income, its railway, and unexpectedly finds love.
Cast: Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Natalie Woods. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Romance  Commercial

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Thomas Crown Affair, The (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary. Directed by John McTiernan.
Categories:  Romance  Insurance  Law Enforcement

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To Catch a Thief (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: A reformed cat burglar befriends a French heiress to help reveal the real thief to prevent a new string of robberies from being pinned on him.
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Law Enforcement

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Trainwreck (2015)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  125 min. 
Plot: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Cast: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, John Cena, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton. Directed by Judd Apatow.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Women

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Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  82 min. B&W
Plot: A high class European thief Gaston meets his soul mate in a pickpocket masquerading as a countess, and puts their relationship to the test with his latest con.
Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Categories:  Romance  Comedy  Criminal Law

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True Romance (1993)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: Newlyweds steal a suitcase full of cocaine and try to sell it in Hollywood.
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken. Directed by Tony Scott.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Organized Crime  Romance

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Tying the Knot (2004)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. 
Plot: Explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights.
Cast: Participants portray themselves. Directed by Jim deSeve.
Categories:  Documentary  History  Romance

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Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 171 min. 
Plot: A Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy just as the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Romance  War

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Up In the Air (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: A contractor who travels around the country firing employees at other companies discovers there might be more to life than living out of a suitcase.
Cast: George Clooney, Sam Elliott, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman. Directed by Jason Reitman.
Categories:  Corporations  Romance  Employment

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Very Long Engagement, A (2004)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. 
Plot: A young woman relentlessly searches for her fiance, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War I. In French, with English subtitles.
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jean-Pierre Becker, Dominique Bettenfeld, Clovis Cornillac, Marion Cotillard, Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Categories:  Military  Romance  Foreign

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Cast: Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn, Rebecca Hall, Chris Messina. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Romance  International  Drama

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Volver (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: When the aunt of two orphaned girls dies, the spirit of their dead mother reappears.
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
Categories:  Women  Romance  Estates

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Waking the Dead (2000)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Cast: Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Molly Parker, Janet McTeer, Paul Hipp, Sandra Oh. Directed by Keith Gordon.
Categories:  Romance  Politics

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Water for Elephants (2011)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: A veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Hal Holbrook. Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Categories:  Romance  History  Animal

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Way We Were, The (1973)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman. Directed by Sydney Pollack.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Politics

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Week-End, Le (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  93 min. 
Plot: A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Oliy Alexander, Judith Davis. Directed by Roger Michell.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Marital Relations

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Weekend (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  97 min. 
Plot: An unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms.
Cast: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race. Directed by Andrew Haigh.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Gender

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West Side Story (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  152 min. 
Plot: The leader of an NYC gang falls in love with the sister of the leader of his rival gang.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris. Directed by Robert Wise.
Categories:  Musical  Romance

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What Women Want (2000)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: After an accident, a chauvenistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are thinking.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda. Directed by Nancy Meyers.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  96 min. 
Plot: Two friends in New York debate the differences between men and women while searching for their perfect mate.
Cast: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Bruno Kirby, Carrie Fisher. Directed by Rob Reiner.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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Winchester '73 (1950)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: The story of a rifle leads to a final showdown.
Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis . Directed by Anthony Mann.
Categories:  Western  Criminal Law  Romance

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Wound, The (2017)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A lonely factory worker travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. In Xhosa with English subtitles.
Cast: Nakhane Toure, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay. Directed by John Trengove.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Foreign

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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  106 min. 
Plot: When forces within and without tear a young couple apart, one them wreaks vengeance on those he holds responsible.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Peter Kosminsky.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Family

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Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: An Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Kerr, Michael Murphy, Linda Hunt, Noel Ferrier. Directed by Peter Weir.
Categories:  War  Romance  Politics

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Yi Yi (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  173 min. 
Plot: Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives.
Cast: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata. Directed by Edward Yang.
Categories:  Drama  Romance  Foreign

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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: Two couples discover the grass may not always be greener on the other side.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas. Directed by Woody Allen.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Family

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You've Got Mail (1998)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: Superstore book chain magnate and cozy children's bookshop owner are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall for each other. Based on "The Shop Around the Corner" (1940).
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Dabney Coleman, Greg Kinnear. Directed by Nora Ephron.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance  Computer

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 101 min. 
Plot: Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together.
Cast: Seth Rogan, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson, Katie Morgan, Ricky Mabe. Directed by Kevin Smith.
Categories:  Comedy  Romance

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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas. Directed by Michael Cacoyannis.
Categories:  Estates  Drama  Romance

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