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The Power of Love

Love can be heaven, love can be hell and in the romantic epic it's invariably both. Tempestuous relationships create the perfect conditions for high drama. But some of the most memorable love stories are intimate stories that define an intense emotional terrain.

Prepare to be swept away by the greatest romances on film.

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The Power of Love
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Brooklyn 2015 12

Saoirse Ronan shines as a woman who journeys from post-war small-town Ireland to New York, in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel.

112 mins United Kingdom Director. John Crowley

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The Invisible Woman 2012 12

Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s book about the long-standing affair between Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan.

111 mins United Kingdom Director. Ralph Fiennes

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Another Sky
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Another Sky 1955

Two cultures collide in a beautifully photographed love story - an ode to Morocco, its music, its people and way of life.

83 mins United Kingdom Director. Gavin Lambert

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Departure
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Departure 2015 15

Andrew Steggall’s deft and delicate drama about a teenage dreamer who falls for the rough beauty of local boy while staying in France.

109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall

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Blush
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Blush 2015 18

An assured and authentic lesbian coming-of-age drama, boasting a mesmerising and heartfelt lead performance.

85 mins Israel Director. Michal Vinik

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I Promise You Anarchy
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I Promise You Anarchy 2015 18

A pair of teenage skateboarders find themselves drawn into a murky criminal underworld in this distinctive and erotic thriller.

88 mins Mexico Director. Julio Hernández Cordón

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Goodbye First Love
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Goodbye First Love 2011 15

The pangs and pains of young love are artfully and respectfully rendered in this subtle and sensitive drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden).

110 mins France Director. Mia Hansen-Løve

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Rosebud

Rosebud 1991 15

A lesbian couple arouse the interest of their new neighbour in this erotic tale of voyeurism, power dressing and fantasy.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Cheryl Farthing

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One Love

One Love 2003 12

The legendary Don Letts directs this reggae romance about a rasta musician whose affair with a gospel-singing preacher’s daughter causes a stir in Kingston.

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Letts, Rick Elgood

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Brief Encounter 1945 PG

Noël Coward’s tale of a love affair, thrillingly played out with tight British reserve.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean

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Monsters 2010 15

Gareth Edwards reimagined the monster movie with his highly impressive DIY sci-fi, in which an indie romance blossoms amid the trailing tentacles of an alien invasion.

United Kingdom Director. Gareth Edwards

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Man without Desire
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Man without Desire 1923

A sumptuous silent drama of love, frustrated desire and suspended animation in 18th-century Venice.

79 mins United Kingdom

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Carol 2014 15

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes

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Bride & Prejudice
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Bride & Prejudice 2004 12

Gurinder Chadha’s Bollywood retelling of Austen’s classic romance is an all-round joy, adding colour and song to Austen’s evergreen wit.

122 mins United Kingdom Director. Gurinder Chadha

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Wuthering Heights
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Wuthering Heights 2010 15

Andrea Arnold's bold re-imagining of the Emily Brontë classic.

128 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold

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Something New
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Something New 2006 PG

A high-flying black professional finally finds the man of her dreams, only for her family to disapprove because he’s a white guy.

100 mins USA Director. Sanaa Hamri

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Still the Water 2014 15

Naomi Kawase’s visually ravishing, beautifully composed film tells the story of two youths growing up and falling in love on a Japanese island.

120 mins Japan Director. Naomi Kawase

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We Once Were Tide

We Once Were Tide 2011

Anthony and Kyle spend their last night together in this quietly moving short set on a windswept Isle of Wight.

18 mins United Kingdom Director. Jason Bradbury

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Weekend 2011 18

Andrew Haigh's internationally acclaimed tale of a brief encounter between two gay men.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh

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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd 1967 U

Terence Stamp and Julie Christie star in the classic adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s tale of tragedy and passion.

168 mins USA Director. John Schlesinger

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Amour
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Amour 2012 12

Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winner, about an octogenarian couple trying to cope when a stroke leaves the wife partly paralysed and speechless.

127 mins France Director. Michael Haneke

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Peter Ibbetson
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Peter Ibbetson 1935

One of the most unjustly overlooked fables from Hollywood’s golden age, a stunning romantic fantasy about two divided lovers united in a dream world.

88 mins USA Director. Henry Hathaway

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All That Heaven Allows
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All That Heaven Allows 1955 U

Hollywood’s master of melodrama, Douglas Sirk, is at his most devastating crafting this deceptively simple story of class-crossing romance into a florid explosion of style.

90 mins USA Director. Douglas Sirk

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Madness of the Heart 1949 PG

The path to true love never runs smooth, but poor Margaret Lockwood gets more of a bumpy ride than anyone deserves in this post-war melodrama.

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Bennett

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Something Must Break 2014 18

A striking 21st-century love story about the passionate relationship between a transgendered teen and a straight man.

85 mins Sweden Director. Ester Martin Bergsmark

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Circumstance

Circumstance 2011 15

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

105 mins USA Director. Maryam Keshavarz

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The World Unseen
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The World Unseen 2008 12

Sweeping romantic drama about two Indian women who fall for each other in the hostile environment of apartheid South Africa.

94 mins United Kingdom Director. Shamim Sarif

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Reaching for the Moon
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Reaching for the Moon 2013 12

Beautifully told true story of the love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lola de Macedo Soares.

118 mins Director. Bruno Barreto

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Blue is the Warmest Colour
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Blue is the Warmest Colour 2013 18

The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.

179 mins France Director. Abdel Kechiche

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Kiss Me
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Kiss Me 2011 15

Mia is engaged to marry a man, but finds herself falling for Frida, who happens to be her new stepmother's daughter.

107 mins Sweden

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