Romance


101 Reykjavík
2000 01 Jun 2000 NOT RATED 88 min ComedyRomance
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Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly.
AWARDS
9 wins & 11 nominations.
WRITER
Hallgrímur Helgason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur
360
2011 25 Jul 2012 R 110 min DramaRomance
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A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
WRITER
Peter Morgan (screenplay)
Bangkok Dangerous
2000 24 Nov 2000 R 105 min ActionCrimeRomance
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The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination...
AWARDS
3 wins & 4 nominations.
WRITER
Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
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Biutiful
2010 04 Feb 2011 R 148 min DramaRomance
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This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations.
WRITER
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by), Nicolás Giacobone (screenplay), Armando Bo (screenplay)
Chungking Express
1994 08 Mar 1996 PG-13 102 min DramaComedyRomance
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Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
AWARDS
8 wins & 19 nominations.
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Kar-wai Wong
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2000 12 Jan 2001 PG-13 120 min ActionDramaRomance
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a timeless story that takes place in QING China when miracles were credible and spirits and gods were present in man's world. It is not unbelievable that zen warriors float through the air, skim the water and battle in trees and on rooftops. Pain, revenge and duty are the stuff that bind us in this world and are the main plot line of the movie, but in the afterlife love and faith linger on.
AWARDS
Won 4 Oscars. Another 95 wins & 125 nominations.
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WRITER
Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay), James Schamus (screenplay), Kuo Jung Tsai (screenplay)
Cypher
2002 18 Jan 2003 R 95 min Sci-FiMysteryRomance
An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.
AWARDS
5 wins & 3 nominations.
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WRITER
Brian King
Dracula
1992 13 Nov 1992 R 128 min HorrorRomance
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancee and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
AWARDS
Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations.
WRITER
Bram Stoker (novel), James V. Hart (screenplay)
Eagle vs Shark
2007 30 Aug 2007 R 88 min ComedyRomance
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In Wellington, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with a women he had a crush on years before, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home?
AWARDS
6 wins & 4 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Loren Taylor (story), Taika Waititi (story), Taika Waititi
Hana-Bi
1997 20 Mar 1998 N/A 103 min DramaCrimeRomance
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.
AWARDS
22 wins & 17 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Takeshi Kitano
Harold and Maude
1971 20 Dec 1971 GP 91 min DramaComedyRomance
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Colin Higgins
Let the Right One In
2008 12 Dec 2008 R 115 min DramaHorrorRomance
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Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 72 wins & 43 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)
Maniacts
2001 06 Dec 2001 R 92 min ActionDramaComedyHorrorRomance
Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" turns out to be a state of mind...an elusive state of mind.
AWARDS
N/A
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WRITER
C.W. Cressler
Marnie
1964 28 Sep 1964 PG 130 min DramaThrillerCrimeMysteryRomance
Marnie Edgar is a habitual liar and a thief who gets jobs as a secretary and after a few months robs the firms in question, usually of several thousand dollars. When she gets a job at Rutland's, she also catches the eye of the handsome owner, Mark Rutland. He prevents her from stealing and running off, as is her usual pattern, but also forces her to marry him. Their honeymoon is a disaster and she cannot stand to have a man touch her and on their return home, Mark has a private detective look into her past. When he has the details of what happened in her childhood to make her what she is, he arranges a confrontation with her mother realizing that reliving the terrible events that occurred in her childhood and bringing out those repressed memories is the only way to save her.
AWARDS
1 nomination.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Winston Graham (from the novel by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
1994 04 Nov 1994 R 123 min DramaHorrorRomance
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Mary Shelley (novel), Steph Lady (screenplay), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Out of Sight
1998 26 Jun 1998 R 123 min DramaCrimeRomance
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A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Passengers
2016 21 Dec 2016 PG-13 116 min Sci-FiDramaThrillerRomance
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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Jon Spaihts
Solaris
2002 27 Nov 2002 PG-13 99 min DramaMysteryRomance
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A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
AWARDS
2 wins & 11 nominations.
WRITER
Stanislaw Lem (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)
Submarine
2010 18 Mar 2011 R 97 min DramaComedyRomance
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15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
AWARDS
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne (novel)
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Summer of Sam
1999 02 Jul 1999 R 142 min DramaCrimeRomance
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
AWARDS
4 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio (screenplay), Michael Imperioli (screenplay), Spike Lee (screenplay)
The Adjustment Bureau
2011 04 Mar 2011 PG-13 106 min Sci-FiThrillerRomance
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The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
AWARDS
1 win & 9 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
George Nolfi (screenplay), Philip K. Dick (short story "Adjustment Team")
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
1961 01 May 1962 UNRATED 98 min Sci-FiDramaRomance
When the USA and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.
AWARDS
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Wolf Mankowitz (written for the screen by), Val Guest (written for the screen by)
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The Great Gatsby
2013 10 May 2013 PG-13 143 min DramaRomance
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An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
AWARDS
Won 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 70 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), Craig Pearce (screenplay), F. Scott Fitzgerald (based on the novel by)
The Honeymoon Killers
1969 04 Feb 1970 R 108 min DramaCrimeRomance
In the early 1950s, Martha Beck, who lives with her slightly senile mother, is the head nurse in a Mobile, Alabama hospital. She is bitter about her life, she not having male companionship in large part because she is overweight, while her bitterness in turn does not endear her to people. She is initially angry with her best friend, Bunny, for signing her up to a lonely hearts club, but eventually decides to give it a try. Through it, she meets Ray Fernandez, a suave Spanish immigrant living in New York, he who contacted Martha as the first through the club. After Ray's trip to Mobile to meet Martha, they fall in love. Upon a subsequent visit Martha makes to Ray in New York - which leads to her being fired in part for her time off work - he decides to be up front with her: that she is not only not his "first" but that he is really a con man who, primarily through the club, seduces then bilks lonely women of their money. Pretending to be his sister to prospective targets, Martha decides to join Ray on his cons as they travel the country together. Their differences in style causes problems, Martha who is more direct, more impatient and more violent, she who is the first to consider killing to get what they want. But what has the potential to be the primary cause of their downfall is Martha's jealousy over Ray even pretending to seduce other women, let alone any time he may have sex with them.
AWARDS
N/A
WRITER
Leonard Kastle
The Hot Spot
1990 26 Oct 1990 R 130 min DramaCrimeRomance
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When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes that the local bank is left empty and open without any security. Sooner he plots a scheme to rob the bank, provoking a fire in his room to distract the employees. When Harry meets George's wife Dolly Harshaw, the easy woman teases him and they have sex. Harry becomes the prime suspect of the bank heist and is arrested, but Dolly provided the necessary alibi to release him and blackmails him to have a love affair with her. However, Harry falls in love for Gloria Harper, who works as accountant in the dealership. He discovers that Gloria is blackmailed by the despicable Frank Sutton and he decides to press Sutton.
AWARDS
N/A
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Charles Williams (book), Nona Tyson (screenplay), Charles Williams (screenplay)