Romance

Irene (1940) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young, Comedy, Musical, Romance

Irene (Herbert Wilcox, 1940)
Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O’Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent’s son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob’s latest venture, the “Madame Lucy” dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent’s charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother… and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland’s Lady O’Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O’Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat …
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The Clairvoyant (1935) Maurice Elvey, Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare, Drama, Mystery, Romance

The Clairvoyant (Maurice Elvey, 1935)
Maximus, a small-time music hall mind reader, has frightening flashes of precognition; but he cannot predict or control them …until he realizes he has them in the presence of Christine, attractive daughter of a publisher, who makes Rene, his equally lovely wife, wretchedly jealous. But worse trouble comes to Maximus when he’s accused of causing a disaster he predicted.
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Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) John Cromwell, Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Son of Fury The Story of Benjamin Blake (John Cromwell, 1942)
Sir Arthur Blake has inherited title and lands from his brother. He also has his orphaned nephew Benjamin working for him as a bonded servant. While he believes the lad was born out of wedlock and so cannot claim the inheritance, he is taking no chances. Benjamin eventually rebels against his uncle and sets sail to try and make his fortune. This may enable him to return to prove his claim to being the rightful heir to the estate.
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The Rare Breed (1966) Andrew V. McLaglen, James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Drama, Romance, Western

The Rare Breed (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966)
When her husband dies en route to America, Martha Price and her daughter Hilary are left to carry out his dream: the introduction of Hereford cattle into the American West. They enlist Sam “Bulldog” Burnett in their efforts to transport their lone bull, a Hereford named Vindicator, to a breeder in Texas, but the trail is fraught with danger and even Burnett doubts the survival potential of this “rare breed” of cattle.
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Kare no ootobai, kanojo no shima / His Motorbike, Her Island (1986) Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Kiwako Harada, Riki Takeuchi, Noriko Watanabe, Tomokazu Miura, Drama, Romance

His Motorbike, Her Island (1986)
After being threatened by his girlfriend’s brother, Ko (Riki Takeuchi) goes on a trip on his Kawasaki to contemplate his options. He meets Miiyo (Kiwako Harada) by chance, and the two stay in touch. He later receives an invitation to her island, where he begins to teach her how to ride, and quickly falls for her. Miiyo is an extremely quick study, and the two are a well-matched pair. However, her obsession with motorbikes seems to be leading her down a dangerous path.
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A un / Buddies (1989) Yasuo Furuhata, Ken Takakura, Eiji Bandô, Sumiko Fuji, Yasuko Tomita, Drama, Romance

Buddies (1989)
Based on a celebrated book by Kuniko Mukoda, this film directed by Yasuo Furuhata tells of a close friendship undone by love. The title of the film, A Un, is a Japanese expression meaning an utter understanding between friends and lovers, and old army pals Kadokura (played by Japanese film icon Ken Takakura) and Miyata (Eiji Bando) certainly fit the bill. Kadokura is the owner of a small business where Miyata works. Kadokura is also in love – though quite platonically – with Miyata’s wife Tami (Sumiko Fuji).
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Mean Streets (1973) Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Crime, Drama, Romance

Mean Streets (1973)
The future is set for Tony and Michael – owning a neighbour- hood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city’s Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He’s probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all – he can’t reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape (to Brooklyn) moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future.
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Aimee and Jaguar (1999) Max Färberböck, Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Romance, Drama, War

Aimee Jaguar (1999)
In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust, married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim, a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive.
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The King and I (1956) Walter Lang, Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Biography, Drama, Musical, Romance

The King and I (1956)
Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household. She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” into a Siamese ballet. After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem. She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind.
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Four Moons / Cuatro lunas (2014) Sergio Tovar Velarde, Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos, Drama, Romance

Four Moons (2014)
Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.
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