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Films to fall in love with. Films to break your heart.

When did you last kiss in a cinema? When did you last cry? Could you still believe in romance? Or is it just a fairy tale, a movie you once saw? Cinema's most seductive illusion is to immerse us in the intensity and passion of other people's lives and loves. Our season celebrates the broad sweep of love in film from the swooning silent era to the present day.

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Screenwriter Tess Morris on how to write a romcom
Screenwriter Tess Morris on how to write a romcom
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Screenwriter Tess Morris on how to write a romcom

Inside Film6 mins

The writer of romantic comedy Man Up talks about screenwriting in the genre, and offers tips for aspiring romcom creators.

The Kiss in the Tunnel
The Kiss in the Tunnel
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The Kiss in the Tunnel

Comedy18992 mins

The earliest film kiss held by the BFI National Archive is this stolen smooch aboard a steam train, an important example of Victorian film.

Dear Margery Boobs
Dear Margery Boobs
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Dear Margery Boobs

Animation & Artists Moving Image19775 mins

Agony Aunt finds her romantic match in a man with increasingly complicated sex fantasies.

Three Big Words
Three Big Words
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Three Big Words

20024 mins

Miles (played by Simon Ludders) faces a challenge that many have stumbled over before and since.

Paris, Brixton
Paris, Brixton
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Paris, Brixton

Romance199713 mins Location: Brixton

Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser stars in this delightful short about a student who falls in love with a burglar.

The Private Life of Don Juan
The Private Life of Don Juan
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The Private Life of Don Juan

Comedy193487 mins

Husbands lock up their wives when the renowned Romeo returns to Seville; but the man wooing the city’s ladies is not what he seems.

The Faithful Heart
The Faithful Heart
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The Faithful Heart

Romance193280 mins

20 years after saying goodbye to a young waitress and embarking on a war-bound ship, a naval officer discovers he has an adult daughter.

Bad Lord Byron
Bad Lord Byron
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Bad Lord Byron

Biopic194983 mins

Ambitious, eccentric and hugely entertaining biopic, with Dennis Price's 'wicked' poet-adventurer defending himself in a celestial court.

Madness of the Heart
Madness of the Heart
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Madness of the Heart

Melodrama194990 mins

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.

Time Out
Time Out
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Time Out

197122 mins

Beautifully acted and directed drama, set in Notting Hill in the 1960s.

The Stream
The Stream
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The Stream

Documentary199912 mins

Duncan Jones, director of Moon, Source Code and Warcraft, presents this ambitious Iron Age short about the star-crossed romance between a slave and gentry girl.

Your Hand in Mine
Your Hand in Mine
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Your Hand in Mine

Documentary198026 mins Location: Cardiff/Caerdydd

Old age hits, often along with loss of partner, mobility and abilities. Can it be embraced or does it have to be endured? Might it include love?

Darling, Do You Love Me?
Darling, Do You Love Me?
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Darling, Do You Love Me?

Comedy19684 mins

In a hugely entertaining parody of her media persona, Germaine Greer stars as a terrifyingly amorous woman who pursues a man relentlessly.

Here Comes the Bride
Here Comes the Bride
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Here Comes the Bride

Amateur film194816 mins Location: Hebburn

A wonderfully sophisticated take on the wedding film crafted by a Tyneside musician for his brother and a stylish bride.

Love Affair
Love Affair
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Love Affair

Amateur film19749 mins Location: Colchester

Colchester Cine Club present romance and a case of mistaken identity in this intriguing short drama, shot on location in the club's home town in Essex.

Mountaineer's Romance
Mountaineer's Romance
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Mountaineer's Romance

Action and Adventure191222 mins Location: Peak District National Park

Passions run high in the Peak District in this beautifully-shot silent romantic drama.

Revenge!
Revenge!
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Revenge!

Drama19044 mins

Early film: The life of a gentleman farmer is turned upside down when he discovers his wife in the arms of the local asylum's chief warder.

Line Engaged
Line Engaged
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Line Engaged

Drama20023 mins

Barry (played by Drew Mulligan) is taking no chances with his romantic proposal – he has back-up!

Fear Eats the Soul from Love

More Love films in our Subscription collection.

A United Kingdom from Love

More Love films in our Rentals collection.