The best romantic movies are the ones that make you feel, and make you believe that love can last forever.

In a world where things don’t always work out that way, it’s nice to be reminded of some of the magic possible in the world of romance.

Truly great romantic movies come from a variety of genres, including comedies, dramas, action movies, and even sci-fi flicks.

Some of the best romantic movies have been written by master screenwriters like Woody Allen and Nora Ephron.

Where do you start? What are the best romantic movies of all time? There are so many to choose from, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. Here are some that have stood the test of time and been proven winners for lovers everywhere.

Best Romantic Movies

Let’s just dive right into our list of the best romantic movies of all time.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You’ve Got Mail’ is a 1998 romantic comedy film, directed by Nora Ephron, that follows two people in an online romance who are unaware that they are also business rivals.

The film stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as two bookshop owners who anonymously meet in an online chat room and begin to fall in love.

The film was adapted by screenwriter Nicholas Martin from the 1937 novel of the same title by Jean Kerr.

Dorothy “Dot” Navarro (Meg Ryan), owner of The Shop Around the Corner, an independent bookshop in New York City with her partner, Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), is facing competition from the large corporate bookstore chain, Amazon.com, owned by Jeff Bezos (Tom Hanks).

Dot and Joe are also experiencing personal problems: she is unable to conceive a child with her husband and he is about to lose his shop lease because he can’t afford the rent increase.

Dot and Joe’s relationship falls apart when they realize that their business partnership has become a romantic rivalry.

However, Dot’s love life takes a turn when she meets an up-and-coming executive at Amazon.com.

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The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. It was directed by Nick Cassavetes and produced by Wendy Finerman and John Tellegen.

The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during the early 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man (James Garner) telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident (Gena Rowlands).

Description:The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.

It was directed by Nick Cassavetes and produced by Wendy Finerman and John Tellegen. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love during the early 1940s. Their story is narrated from the present day by an elderly man (James Garner) telling the tale to a fellow nursing home resident (Gena Rowlands).

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City Of Angels (1998)

You can put away all your preconceptions of the City of Angels, because this is a city with a heart, a city that is run by angels.

Takeshi Kaneshiro performs the role of an angel who is sent to Los Angeles to guide Peter (played by Nicolas Cage), an architect who was killed in a car accident.

The two meet in a club and share an instant attraction for one another. Peter, who had lost his faith in God at his death and didn’t expect to be sent back to earth as an angel, falls in love with Meg (played by Meg Ryan), the daughter of a priest and a nun. But due to his heavenly status, he has to watch over her from the distance or risk losing his wings…

City Of Angels has been directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold Kopelson and Arnon Milchan. It marks Cage’s first acting performance since getting out of rehab in 1996. He is also nominated for Best Actor award at the Golden Globes.*

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  • brad silberling (Director)
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  • Audience Rating: G (General Audience)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is not your average romantic comedy, nor your average action movie, but something more complex, as it uses its action as a means of exploring the relationship between its two protagonists and adding depth to their characterization.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play John and Jane Smith, who are in an unhappy marriage but nonetheless stay together for the sake of their children.

They are both high-level assassins working for two rival companies, who are ordered by their respective employers to kill each other. The couple must now try to reconcile their feelings for one another while going on the offensive against each other’s employers.

The film switches between comedic elements such as the couple’s attempts at faking happiness in front of others and serious scenes such as their attempts to reconcile with one another after a long period of estrangement.

As a result, the tone is often fairly inconsistent and uneven, although it does manage to sustain itself overall due to the film’s strong narrative and well developed characters and themes.

While Mr. & Mrs. Smith is not a perfect film -the plot is sometimes hard to follow, many of the supporting characters are underused or not used at all, and some of the cinematography feels a bit dated -there is a lot to like about this

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Notting Hill (1999)

“Notting Hill” is a romantic comedy, set in London and filmed in the summer of 1998. Hugh Grant plays William Thacker, a British bachelor who falls for the American Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), who he meets by chance one day on a book tour.

The soundtrack was released on September 28, 1999. The album contains music from the film and includes songs by Elvis Costello, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks and Van Morrison.

The film’s title song is I’ll Think About You by Dusty Springfield.

Notting Hill won the Audience Award and Critics’ Choice Award at the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere on September 12, 1999.

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julia Roberts), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Grant) and Best Original Song (“I’ll Think About You”), but these were beaten by “American Beauty”.

According to Variety magazine, Notting Hill cost $29 million to produce but took over $245 million at box offices worldwide.

According to Box Office Mojo, Notting Hill grossed $215 million in the USA and Canada alone; this is adjusted for ticket price inflation.* The film currently has an

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  • Roger Michell (Director)
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Best Romantic Movies

What Are romantic movies?

Trying to define the genre of romance movies can be difficult because there are so many types of love stories out there. But most experts agree that a good romance movie will have several key components in common.

A great romance movie will give you both a sense of falling in love and a sense of falling out of love. In other words, you’ll see the characters falling for each other and then you’ll see the characters falling apart.

Good romance movies also tend to focus on flawed characters who have real problems. These problems don’t have to be life-threatening, but they should be things that cause some kind of internal or emotional struggle for the characters in question.

A great romance movie is one that allows an audience to experience both sides of love: how it feels when things are going well, and how it feels when things go wrong.

 

 

Armageddon (1998)

Film Summary

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers sent by NASA to stop a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth.

The film stars Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Will Patton, William Fichtner, Peter Stormare and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Armageddon opened in theaters only two and a half months after Deep Impact, which starred Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman but was released by Paramount Pictures rather than Touchstone.

Both films were similarly received (both received mixed to positive critical reviews) but Armageddon performed better at the box office. It became the highest-grossing film to date for both director Michael Bay[4] and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.[5]

Armageddon received an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Editing (Kevin O’Connell and Frank A. Montaño). It was also nominated for three Golden Raspberry Awards: Worst Picture; Worst Actor (Bruce Willis); and Worst Director (Michael Bay).

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Pretty Woman (1990)

You can see how the movie Pretty Woman has such a huge fan following. It’s a fun and easy movie to watch. Julia Roberts is absolutely gorgeous in this movie. Her character made me smile from ear to ear. Here’s a little background on the director, Garry Marshall.

He did a great job with the movie, it’s obviously one of my favorites. If you haven’t seen Pretty Woman, then I highly recommend it. There are some great life lessons that you will be able to take away from this film as well. Enjoy!

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Titanic (1997)

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Titanic was the most expensive film ever made at the time, with an estimated budget of $200 million (equivalent to $400 million in 2016), and was released on December 19, 1997, to widespread acclaim from critics and audiences. It became the second (nearly 3D) movie to gross more than $1 billion worldwide (after 1993’s Jurassic Park).

The movie won 11 Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director, at the 70th Academy Awards held in 1998. In 2005, it became the last film to be re-released in theatres until Avatar (2009). On September 2nd 2012 Titanic overtook Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time when combined with extras and ticket sales.

The film begins on April 10th 1912, with scenes depicting members of different social classes travelling across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the RMS Titanic.

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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film starring Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, and Peter Gallagher. It was directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri.

The film begins with a scene in which a woman named Lucy (played by Bullock) is about to get married on a subway. When the train stops, she gets up to investigate; the train suddenly departs, leaving her standing on the platform as it drives off.

Bill Weismann (played by Bill Pullman), the brother of Lucy’s fiancé Peter Weismann (played by Gallagher), is on the train, and he sees her left behind and can’t help but intervene in trying to stop the train so he can get her onto the platform so that she doesn’t miss her own wedding, which is currently taking place.

He fails to do so and only gets her shoes, which she throws back at him through the closing doors before leaving for her own wedding.

After attending his brother’s wedding and watching his brother marry Lucy, Bill gives up on love and decides to become a cynical workaholic as a defense mechanism against being hurt again.

While You Were Sleeping
  • Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher (Actors)
  • Jon Turteltaub (Director) - Joe Roth (Producer)
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  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

In the Mood for Love (2000)

In the Mood for Love (2000) is a work of art. This is a story about human nature, it’s all about human emotions, relationships and love connection.

The actors are perfect for the roles that they played. Toni Colette who plays Julie, Maggie Cheung who plays Su Li-zhen, Tony Leung who plays Chow Mo-wan, and of course the director Wong Kar-wai. It’s beautiful to watch on screen because the movie did not have a lot of dialogue.

But it was beautifully shot and I loved the music in the movie. If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend that you watch it because there is no such thing as a perfect relationship; you will always find problems in it. You also learn how to deal with those kind of problems and how to be more understanding to your partner.

This is one of my favorite movies because I like watching movies that makes me cry because they are so beautiful which means they touch my heart. This one made me cry because Chow Mo-wan lost his wife but he didn’t know she was murdered. He thought she left him on purpose which makes him very depressed and lonely until he met Julie.

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A Star Is Born (2018)

This is a fine performance from two musicians at the top of their game. It’s a pleasure to hear them sing, even though the story is just an excuse for them to do so (and for Cooper to direct himself in yet another great performance).”

Bryan Bishop of The Verge said, “The film has grand intentions, but it never really coheres into anything more than what it essentially is: A two-hour music video.”

We don’t have any showtimes for this movie in our database, because ticket sellers usually don’t tell us until the day of the screening whether a film is playing.

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Love & Basketball (2000)

If you’re looking for a little love and some good old basketball, then this movie is for you. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall and Monica Wright, two next door neighbors who fall in love as teenagers. Quincy is an up-and-coming basketball player who has been accepted to Princeton and is the star of his high school team.

Monica on the other hand, is a tomboy who plays on the boys’ high school basketball team and loves to shoot hoops. Their relationship is put to the test when it becomes difficult for them to balance their time between basketball, their friends and family, and their true love for each other.

The movie was released in 2000, so if you were a teenager during that time period, then you might find yourself relating to this movie a lot more than others. However, this film can be enjoyed by anyone at any age because it has something for everyone: comedy, romance, sports drama, and a little bit of everything else!

Although there are many people who don’t enjoy sports related movies or shows, I believe that Love & Basketball is one that anyone could enjoy because it’s not just about sport but also about life. The main characters have goals and aspirations that extend beyond just sports and basketball.

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually can best be described as a valentine to love—a celebration of the many ways love makes fools of us all. The film is filled with clever, funny moments and a wonderful cast of characters. But it is also a film that gets darker as it goes along, ending with a heartbreaking revelation that’s perhaps the only truly dark moment in the film.

The ensemble cast includes Hugh Grant as the bumbling Prime Minister, Liam Neeson as his aide who has an affair with his wife, Emma Thompson and Laura Linney as the co-worker and best friend who take up for him, Alan Rickman and Keira Knightley as an unhappily married pair who fall in love, Colin Firth as a long-suffering husband with a secret crush on his secretary Natalie (Martine McCutcheon).

Bill Nighy as the gay rock star whose heart gets broken by his lover’s betrayal, Rowan Atkinson as the author who loses his chance at true romance after being too self-absorbed to notice, Thomas Sangster as the ten-year old boy who falls in love with an older woman (Kiera Knightley), Lucia Moniz and Olivia Olson as the sisters who get into a fight over one man (Liam Nees).

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It Happened One Night (1934)

It Happened One Night is a pre-code comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The screenplay was written by Robert Riskin, based on the short story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The plot centers on reporter Peter Warne (Gable) and runaway heiress Ellie Andrews (Colbert). Warne is assigned to find Andrews who has run away on her wedding night and is scheduled to testify against her corrupt former fiancé. The film was adapted for the screen by Robert Riskin. It is one of the earliest romantic comedies from RKO Pictures.

The most prestigious directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age — Frank Capra, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock — were being drawn to the studio for work in the 1930s despite its history of notorious financial mismanagement.

[2] In 1931, RKO was purchased from Paramount Pictures by a consortium led by Charles R. Rogers.[3] Its president, Joseph P. Kennedy — father of future President John F. Kennedy — had ambitious plans for the company’s further expansion, which included an even more elaborate state-of-the-art studio on an adjoining property in Burbank.

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Amélie (2001)

Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. It is set in Montmartre, Paris, in the year leading up to the turn of the twentieth century.

The story follows the title character from her childhood as a lonely girl who creates fantastical friends from her items of everyday life—such as a lampshade and a tin of herring—to adulthood, when she decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

Film critics widely praised the film and its visual style; Amélie won over 57 awards and was nominated for 70 more. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, but lost to No Man’s Land and Whale Rider respectively. The film grossed $33 million outside France.

Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards including Best Film and Best Director, five BAFTAs including Best Film (Jeunet was not available to collect it personally), four European Film Awards including Best Original Screenplay (but not Jeunet), two Independent Spirit Awards including Best Foreign Film, three Grammy Awards for the theme song “Youth” by David Bowie and an Oscar nomination for Writing Original.

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Ghost’ (1990)

Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker. The plot centers on a young man who is killed and becomes a ghost, then tries to communicate with his girlfriend and save her from the same fate.

The film was a box office hit, earning over $505 million worldwide, becoming the most successful film ever released by Orion Pictures. It was the highest grossing film of 1990. Adjusted for inflation it is the 17th highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.

The film won numerous awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 54th Golden Globe Awards and Best Original Screenplay at the 64th Academy Awards. In 1995, it was followed by a television series of the same name, which aired on CBS. Another film adaptation is currently in production as of February 2018.

In St Louis, Missouri in 1911, Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze), an aspiring banker and recent University of Louisville graduate takes his first job as an insurance salesman for Empire National Bank alongside his friend and co-worker Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn)

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The Lovebirds’ (2020)

The lovebirds’ (2020) is a romantic comedy film directed by Jeff Girard, with a screenplay by David Anselmo. It stars Jessica Alba and Garrett Hedlund.

Toby Greer is a struggling writer in Los Angeles who has been unlucky in love ever since his former girlfriend dumped him on the day of their wedding three years earlier. He works as an IT guy for an advertising agency along with his best friend, Ben, who also happens to be his roommate. While Toby is crushing on his new coworker, Cindy, Ben meets and quickly falls in love with a beautiful woman he meets at the bar.

Unbeknownst to Ben and Toby, Cindy just so happens to be related to the owner of their new company who is looking for new talent for their sketch comedy show. One night after a long day at work, Cindy invites the guys over for dinner but Toby gets delayed at work and misses out on a chance to spend time with her.

When he finally shows up, Cindy informs him that she’s leaving for San Francisco early the next day and won’t be able to see him before she leaves. Desperate not to lose her again, Toby proposes that they get married that night even though they’ve only known each other for

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An Officer and A Gentleman (1982)

An Officer and A Gentleman is a 1982 drama film starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr. It was directed by Taylor Hackford and written by Douglas Day Stewart.

The film tells the story of Zack Mayo, a U.S. Marine recruit who undergoes training at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. It was nominated for five Academy Awards; Best Picture, Actor (Richard Gere), Director (Taylor Hackford), Original Screenplay (Douglas Day Stewart) and Film Editing (William Hoy).

The film was released on DVD on May 20, 2002 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. In addition to the standard single disc edition, a two-disc collector’s edition was also released with various extras.*

An Officer and a Gentleman is an American 1982 war film starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr., directed by Taylor Hackford. The plot follows Zachary “Zack” Mayo (Gere), a United States Navy Aviation Officer Candidate who is beginning his training at Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) in Pensacola, Florida. Zack is shocked when he finds that it will be impossible for him to become an aviator because of nearsighted

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Casablanca (1942)

Watching Casablanca is a lot like watching Star Wars. The dialogue, the lighting, and the camera movements are so iconic that you can watch it again and again and still have a great time. Who could forget this classic one-liner from Humphrey Bogart: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

There’s no doubt that the quality of this film is due in large part to its director, Michael Curtiz. Curtiz was a Hungarian-born American film director, active in Hollywood from the early 1920s to the late 1960s. He directed over 130 films in a career spanning almost 40 years before his death in 1962.

Towards the end of his career he was credited as “Michael Curtiz,” but earlier in his career he often used his birth name of Kortezso Gyula Mihaly. During the early stages of his career he was billed as Michael Kortes, Michael Curtis and Michael Curtis.

He became well known for difficult directors such as Errol Flynn and John Garfield during their careers. He directed Olivia de Havilland’s last performance in a Warner Bros. film (the role won her an Oscar) and got widespread praise for directing Bogart and Claude Rains in ‘Casablanca

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Basmati Blues (2017)

There are many issues with the current state of food production and distribution, but none is so urgent as the loss of the world’s diversity in staple crops.

As monoculture and genetically modified seed companies eliminate local varieties of rice, wheat, and corn, humanity risks a collapse in its ability to provide basic sustenance to the planet. Basmati Blues (2017) reveals a community that has developed a biotechnology solution to this problem by cross-breeding rice strains from around the world. The film also features interviews with leading figures in the field of plant biotechnology, who explain how discoveries such as this can help feed the world without destroying it.

Tropical biologist Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff calls for more investment in research on “the wild relatives” of staple crops like rice, wheat, and corn. Geneticist Dr. Brian Staskawicz details how these plants could be used to create new varieties resistant to climate change and engineered to grow in inhospitable environments such as deserts or high altitudes.

The film also visits several farmers who are already growing disease-resistant and drought-tolerant strains bred from local wild rice species.

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  • Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula (Actors)
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Love Story (1970)

Love Story (1970) is a romantic film produced by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and written by Erich Segal, who also wrote the bestseller novel of the same name. The film tells the story of two young people, Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavilleri, who meet at Harvard University and fall in love during their senior year.

Actors Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw play the lead roles of Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavilleri respectively .**

It was nominated for seven Academy Awards the year it was released: Best Supporting Actress (MacGraw), Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Song (for “Where Do I Begin?”).**

Love Story has never been out of print since its publication in 1970 with over 30 million copies sold worldwide as of 2015.

The paperback reached No. 1 on The New York Times fiction bestseller list in January 1971, holding that position for six weeks. An English teacher from Los Angeles County High School in Lancaster requested it for use in his class after reading the novel in one night.*

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Something New (2006)

Something New (2006)

The last song I wrote on this record, “Something New,” was the first one we did. I wrote it in California, and it came out of nowhere. It was the first time I’d ever written a song that way-in two hours, boom, done.

It’s not like anything else on the record. It’s got this weird little guitar riff and an even weirder chord progression. And there’re no lyrics, which is unusual for me because most of my songs have words on them. But out of nowhere this melody came to me, and I just sang it into the tape recorder.

I don’t know where it came from, but it didn’t come from me-at least not all me. When you write songs, you’re drawing on all kinds of experiences: your friends’ experiences, your family’s experiences, stories you’ve read or movies you’ve seen.

Usually when you listen back to a song you’ve written, there are things in it that are true to your own life and things that aren’t. “Something New” was all true-every single line was something that had happened to someone I knew or heard about or read about in a book somewhere. And none of those things had happened.

Something New [Blu-ray]
  • Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood (Actors)
  • Sanaa Hamri (Director)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the second film to be released with the name Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The first was a short-subject, black-and-white production made in May 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. The film was released by RKO, who also distributed the 1961 version of the movie.

The 1941 short subject consisted of a series of musical performances and comedy skits, all related to breakfast. One segment featured “Tiffany’s Singing Girls” performing several songs about breakfast food items.

A second segment featured Bob Hope as a hotel clerk who repeatedly has to wake up his boss (played by Alan Carney) to ask him if he had finished his breakfast yet, because he hadn’t paid his bill yet. Another segment featured Jimmy Durante singing “Mandy”, with Dorothy Lamour and Victor Moore dancing. In addition, there were several musical performances by the Andrews Sisters, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, and “I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time”.

RKO produced a remake of this short subject in 1956 as a co-production with Paramount Pictures Corporation. By that time, Tiffany & Co., Inc., had become involved as well, and they provided more than $1 million in funding for

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Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine is a 2010 American romantic drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance. The film depicts a married couple’s relationship, from their courtship in the early 1980s to their divorce 20 years later.

The film is shot in a nonlinear narrative style, consisting of two intercut periods: the present showing their relationship falling apart after the wife (Michelle Williams) discovers that her husband (Ryan Gosling) is having an affair with another woman; and the past depicting the couple during happier times, beginning when they first meet as teenagers in the early 1980s.

Reviews for the film were positive, but its rating on Rotten Tomatoes was less positive than that of Cianfrance’s previous film Blue Valentine (2010), which had a rating of 46% from critics and 84% from audiences. This time, it currently scores 53% from critics and 81% from audiences.

The film appeared on several top ten lists for best films of 2010. Both Gosling and Williams received nominations for Best Actor/Actress awards from various critic organizations for their performances.

The film also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and Breakthrough Director award for Derek Cianfrance.

Blue Valentine
  • Castilian, Catalan (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Someone Great (2019)

Someone Great (2019) is a wonderful, touching film that goes deep into the heart of love and loss, loneliness and friendship, and the lengths we will go to in order to find love.

This film has everything you could want from a romance movie: it’s funny, sad, romantic, heartfelt and inspiring. Someone Great features a beautiful performance from Gina Rodriguez (Jane).

She plays a person who is struggling to move on after her boyfriend breaks up with her. Her friends are starting to meet someone new while she feels stuck in the past. She doesn’t know how to get over it so she decides to go on a journey with friends that helps her move on from her previous relationship.

They all have their own problems but they help them out of it by going on adventures together. I really enjoyed this movie because it’s not only about love but also about life and growing as an individual.

The movie is based on an article written by Steve Harvey which gives us insight into what his ex-wife went through when she was in a similar situation as Jane. If you like romantic comedies with great music then you should definitely check out this film!

The Great Wall [Blu-ray]
  • Great Wall
  • Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal (Actors)
  • Zhang Yimou (Director) - Carlo Bernard (Writer) - Thomas Tull (Producer)
  • French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

The 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. The story is about Belle, a young woman who has been imprisoned in a castle by a hideous beast.

If she can learn to love him, the beast will transform into a man and they can live happily ever after. Belle’s father Maurice becomes lost in the woods while searching for new animals to study. When a pack of wolves tries to attack him, he runs into the Beast’s castle for safety.

The next morning, Belle ventures into town to find her father, but she’s taken prisoner by the Beast as well. Belle learns that her captor isn’t really a monster at all but instead has been cursed by an enchantress who was angry at him for rejecting her love. Belle agrees to remain with him until his curse is broken.

Belle makes friends with the castle’s enchanted staff of talking household objects—a teapot, candelabra and clock—who were also prisoners of the Beast. She also befriends the handsome prince of another kingdom, who has come looking for her. The prince reveals himself as the true identity of “the Beast,” but this doesn’t make either one of them any less captivated by each other.

Beauty and the Beast (2 Disc Edition)
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

The Big Sick (2017)

Kumail Nanjiani is a stand-up comedian and actor, best known for his role as Dinesh in HBO’s Silicon Valley. He co-stars with Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick (2017) and was a regular on the Judd Apatow program, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.

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In The Big Sick (2017), Kumail (Nanjiani) meets Emily (Kazan) after one of his stand up shows. They hit it off and begin to date, but they’re at different stages in their lives. Emily is a grad student working on her thesis while Kumail is trying to make it big as a comedian.

Emily has to deal with her parents’ disapproval over the Muslim religion while Kumail deals with his parents’ disappointment that he’s not married to a woman of Pakistani heritage.

Things take an interesting turn when Emily falls ill and is put into a medically induced coma. It falls upon Kumail to make decisions about her care which brings him into conflict with her family members who are wary of him because of his religious background.

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The Big Sick [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital]
  • Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter (Actors)
  • Michael Showalter (Director)
  • Spanish (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Focus (2015)

Focus is a 2015 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Will Smith. The film stars Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, and Bruce Greenwood. The plot follows Nicky Spurgeon (Smith), a con man who takes his estranged daughter Jess (Robbie) on one last job against her wishes.

Focus was released on February 27, 2015 by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema. It grossed $158 million worldwide against a budget of $50 million. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who called it “likeable” and praised the chemistry between the lead actors but criticized its predictable nature.

The film is about Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a seasoned master con artist and swindler whose daughter Jess (Margot Robbie) has just entered college to study business and is quickly learning the family business from her father’s old partners.

Jess’ mother has died in an accident some years earlier, and Nicky has spent little time with his daughter since then, choosing instead to remain distant in order to keep her out of the family business. She is drawn into the world of cons after being seduced by Stephen, one of Nicky’s old partners-in-crime, who has a reputation for winning women over with his

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Focus Features 10-Movie Spotlight Collection [Blu-ray]
  • Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Keira Knightley (Actors)
  • Kasi Lemmons (Director) - Sofia Coppola (Writer) - Ross Katz (Producer) - Bob Balaban (Narrator)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story (1961) is one of the most popular and acclaimed musicals in American theatrical history, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and dance music arranged by Jerome Robbins.

The film was produced by Robert Wise and directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Robbins also staged the dance sequences.

In the 1950s, Bernstein wrote two musicals with book writer Laurents –– the first about a family of Jewish European immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side, called “Street Symphony,” which was never produced; and the second about a pair of star-crossed lovers from feuding inner-city gangs — “West Side Story.”

Bernstein wanted to set the new musical in late-1940s New York City as a kind of “urban ballet,” using dance to integrate diverse elements of American culture: ethnic groups, social classes and physical activities like swimming and jumping rope.

Labeled a “musical play” because it has virtually no spoken dialogue, “West Side Story” centers on the violent rivalry between two teenage street gangs –– the white Jets led by Riff, and their Puerto Rican rivals the Sharks, led by Bernardo.

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn (Actors)
  • Robert Wise (Director) - Robert Wise (Producer)
  • Spanish, French, English (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Roman Holiday (1953)

Hearing about “Roman Holiday” for the first time in a film class, I was expecting something more along the lines of a historical epic. Instead, I got a very charming romantic comedy with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck that has endured more than 50 years as an audience favorite.

Why you should watch it: The film effortlessly sweeps us into the story of Princess Ann (Hepburn), who wants to experience life as a commoner instead of wearing her crown as royalty.

She meets Joe Bradley (Peck) when he saves her from being hit by a car and decides he will be her guide to Rome. The two begin an innocent romance that turns into something stronger when they have to flee their hotel room to escape the police.

A: There’s no denying that this is one of the most beloved films ever made. It’s hard not to fall in love with this movie. Audrey Hepburn gives one of her best performances here as the princess who is bored with royalty but heads off on an adventure anyway, and Gregory Peck is at his smooth-talking best here as the American reporter who helps her get out on her own for once.

Paramount Presents: Roman Holiday (Blu-ray + Digital)
  • Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert (Actors)
  • William Wyler (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

The Photograph (2020)

The photograph, as we know it, is dead. And the obituary of this once-proud medium will be written in the coming decade by the very man who created it—William Eggleston.

In 2010, the photographer was given a commission for an art project that involved taking pictures of his hometown of Memphis. The resulting collection of photographs is called The Photograph (2020). It may be the most important work of art ever produced about photography and the first major work from Eggleston to use digital technology.

The Photograph (2020), which has been shown at museums in London, Frankfurt and Los Angeles, consists of a total of 1,600 images shot between 2010 and 2013. The images are then edited together with a computer program that organizes and arranges them into grids based on when they were taken.

The resulting groupings make up what Eggleston calls “date pictures.” Each grid will contain between seven and 10 pictures taken on a single day in Memphis over a six-year period.

Eggleston’s project will eventually result in four volumes, each containing 36 grids that make up one year’s worth of pictures shot between 2010 and 2015. In all, he’ll have taken 4,320 pictures of Memphis to make up The Photograph

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The Photograph [Blu-ray]
  • Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery (Actors)
  • Stella Meghie (Director) - Stella Meghie (Writer) - Will Packer (Producer)
  • French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Garden State (2004)

What’s with all the commas?

Garden State, Zoolander, Good Will Hunting, The Princess Bride, Ocean’s Eleven. These are just a few of the many films that have made me laugh or cry or gasp or jump out of my seat, and they are all written by one man: Zach Braff.

The film Garden State is no exception to this rule. It is written by, directed by, and stars Zach Braff in this semi-autobiographical story about a young man who returns home after some years away to find his mother suffering from cancer and his father falling apart in her wake.

The story itself is not wholly original but it is told with a unique voice and an incredible amount of heart. Braff plays Andrew Largeman, newly returned home after several years in Los Angeles as a television actor. He has come back to New Jersey for his mother’s funeral and to reconnect with his father (Ian Holm), a professor of philosophy who seems to be losing himself in grief over his wife’s death.

Through flashbacks we learn about Andrew’s childhood (he was the class clown before getting into acting), his high school relationship with Sam (Natalie Portman) that ended badly enough that she moved away from New Jersey

Garden State ( Large ) ( Large's Ark ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, Blu-Ray, Reg.B Import - Spain ]
  • Garden State ( Large ) ( Large's Ark )
  • Garden State
  • Large
  • Large's Ark
  • Ian Holm, Peter Sarsgaard, Zach Braff (Actors)