Rentals

Love

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.

Read more Close
Rent for £4.50

AmmoniteAmmonite

Biopic2020118 minsDirector: Francis Lee

Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

Rent for £4.50

Mothering SundayMothering Sunday

Drama2021104 minsDirector: Eva Husson

In this beautiful adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel, starring Josh O’Connor and Odessa Young, a writer has a creative awakening steeped in books, love and loss.

Rent for £4.50

Boy Meets BoyBoy Meets Boy

Drama202170 minsDirector: Daniel Sánchez López

Two young men fall for each other over the course of a single day in this disarmingly tender debut from director Daniel Sánchez López.

Rent for £4.50

CicadaCicada

Romance202097 minsDirector: Matt Fifer

As a young man embarks on a new relationship, he is forced to face the traumas of his past in this remarkable debut feature.

Rent for £3.50

BabyteethBabyteeth

Drama2019118 minsDirector: Shannon Murphy

Seriously ill Milla (Eliza Scanlen) clashes with her parents, who disapprove when she brings home her sketchy new boyfriend Toby, in this tragicomic debut from Shannon Murphy.

Rent for £4.50

The Strong OnesThe Strong Ones

Drama201999 minsDirector: Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo

A quiet, tender romance blossoms in this story of love and courage between two men in search of freedom.

Rent for £3.50

A United KingdomA United Kingdom

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Amma Asante

Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

Rent for £3.50

The Big SickThe Big Sick

Comedy2017120 minsDirector: Michael Showalter

The hilarious, breakout indie comedy about a Pakistan-born comedian and his culture-clash relationship with an American grad student.

Rent for £3.50

ToveTove

Drama2020103 minsDirector: Zaida Bergroth

A lyrical and romantic biopic of the beloved creator of the Moomins featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti.

Rent for £4.50

SummerlandSummerland

Drama2019100 minsDirector: Jessica Swale

Gemma Arterton stars in acclaimed theatre director Jessica Swale’s moving Second World War drama, as a woman rediscovering her ability to love.

Rent for £3.50

CarolCarol

Drama2014119 minsDirector: Todd Haynes

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

Rent for £4.50

AvivaAviva

Romance2020116 minsDirector: Boaz Yakin

Incorporating expressive and exultant dance sequences, Aviva is a restless modern love story that explores the complexities of gender dynamics.

Rent for £3.50

First LoveFirst Love

Comedy2019108 minsDirector: Takashi Miike

A terminally-ill boxer, a runaway call girl, a double-crossing drugs heist and a gang war; Takashi Miike doesn’t do things by halves.

Rent for £3.50

The Deep Blue SeaThe Deep Blue Sea

Drama201199 minsDirector: Terence Davies

Buried passions boil over in a buttoned-up postwar Britain in Terence Davies acclaimed adaptation of Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz.

Rent for £2.50

I Am LoveI Am Love

Drama2009114 minsDirector: Luca Guadagnino

Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous, operatic vision of an aristocratic family disrupted by unstoppable forces of passion.

Rent for £3.50

Far from the Madding CrowdFar from the Madding Crowd

Period drama1967165 minsDirector: John Schlesinger

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

Rent for £3.50

Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet

Drama1954145 minsDirector: Renato Castellani

Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall are the star-crossed lovers in the ravishingly filmed 1954 adaptation.

Rent for £3.50

SpringSpring

Horror2015110 minsDirector: Aaron Moorhead

An American tourist in Italy falls for a stunning local woman with a dangerous secret, in this startling horror-romance.

Rent for £3.50

BrooklynBrooklyn

Romance2015112 minsDirector: John Crowley

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.

Rent for £3.50

The Girl KingThe Girl King

Historical drama2015106 minsDirector: Mika Kaurismäki

Lush retelling of the story of lesbian monarch Queen Christina of Sweden, combining period drama with a deeply personal love story.

Rent for £3.50

The Invisible WomanThe Invisible Woman

Biopic2012111 minsDirector: Ralph Fiennes

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

Rent for £3.50

BlushBlush

Drama201585 minsDirector: Michal Vinik

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

Rent for £3.50

Another SkyAnother Sky

Romance195586 minsDirector: Gavin Lambert

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

Rent for £3.50

Love Is AllLove Is All

Documentary201474 minsDirector: Kim Longinotto

A hundred years of love and courtship on the silver screen, with music created by celebrated Sheffield singer-songwriter-producer Richard Hawley.

Rent for £3.50

Like You Mean ItLike You Mean It

Drama201690 minsDirector: Philipp Karner

Writer-director Philipp Garner also stars in this refreshing gay drama, a portrait of a couple trying to make it work in the film world of Los Angeles.

Rent for £3.50

Everlasting LoveEverlasting Love

Drama201469 minsDirector: Marçal Forés

A thrilling and disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters, beginning when a teacher initiates a tryst with one of his pupils.

Rent for £3.50

Stories of Our LivesStories of Our Lives

Documentary201461 minsDirector: Jim Chuchu

Five stories of forbidden desire, courageously collected to tell the hidden truths of LGBT life in Kenya.

Rent for £2.50

Bride & PrejudiceBride & Prejudice

Musical2004107 minsDirector: Gurinder Chadha

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

Rent for £3.50

The Raging MoonThe Raging Moon

Drama1970112 minsDirector: Bryan Forbes

Sensitive and ground-breaking romance between couple who are both wheelchair users, played by Malcolm McDowell and Nanette Newman.

Rent for £3.50

MonstersMonsters

Science Fiction201094 minsDirector: Gareth Edwards

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.

Rent for £3.50

Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights

Drama2010129 minsDirector: Andrea Arnold

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

Rent for £3.50

Goodbye First LoveGoodbye First Love

Drama2011106 minsDirector: Mia Hansen-Løve

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

Rent for £2.50

Man without DesireMan without Desire

Fantasy1923108 minsSilentDirector: Adrian Brunel

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

Rent for £3.50

Blue is the Warmest ColourBlue is the Warmest Colour

Romance2013180 minsDirector: Abdel Kechiche

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

Rent for £3.50

Kiss MeKiss Me

Romance2011107 minsDirector: Alexandre-Therese Keining

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

Rent for £3.50

Something Must BreakSomething Must Break

Drama201485 minsDirector: Ester Martin Bergsmark

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

Rent for £2.50

The World UnseenThe World Unseen

Drama200890 minsDirector: Shamim Sarif

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

Rent for £3.50

Holding the ManHolding the Man

Biopic2015128 minsDirector: Neil Armfield

A sweepingly romantic adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir, an impassioned love letter to his partner, John Caleo.

Rent for £1.00

Yellow FeverYellow Fever

Comedy199827 minsDirector: Raymond Yeung

A gay British-Chinese man refuses to date Chinese men. But then Jai Ming moves in next door.

Rent for £3.50

Still the WaterStill the Water

Romance2014119 minsDirector: Naomi Kawase

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

Rent for £2.50

Dance Pretty LadyDance Pretty Lady

Drama193263 minsDirector: Anthony Asquith

Passion, tights and tutus are front and centre in this touching tale of a ballerina being romanced by a sculptor in Edwardian London.

Rent for £3.50

The Low DownThe Low Down

Comedy200096 minsDirector: Jamie Thraves

Aidan Gillen plays an aimless twenty-something who refuses to grow up, even after he starts dating a responsible estate agent, in Jamie Thraves’ slacker romance.

Rent for £3.50

Man UpMan Up

Romance201488 minsDirector: Ben Palmer

Simon Pegg’s date is hijacked by Lake Bell in this effervescent urban comedy, a fresh twist on the British rom-com.

Rent for £3.50

SubmarineSubmarine

Comedy201097 minsDirector: Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade’s sweet and quirky directorial debut about a Swansea teen’s travails with his distant girlfriend and warring parents.

Rent for £3.50

Black Mountain PoetsBlack Mountain Poets

Comedy201585 minsDirector: Jamie Adams

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells play criminal sisters who steal the identity of two poets, only to be charmed by the world of competition poetry.

Rent for £3.50

Salmon Fishing in the YemenSalmon Fishing in the Yemen

Comedy2011111 minsDirector: Lasse Hallström

Two London office workers find love on a Yemeni Sheikh's ambitious fishing scheme. Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star.

Rent for £3.50

Letter to BrezhnevLetter to Brezhnev

Comedy198594 minsDirector: Chris Bernard

A defining Merseyside film, in which two Liverpool lasses hook up with a pair of Russian sailors only to wonder if they might be better off behind the Iron Curtain.

Rent for £4.50

And Then We DancedAnd Then We Danced

Drama2019113 minsDirector: Levan Akin

Merab’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a new dancer in this impassioned Cannes-nominated love story.

Rent for £3.50

Love Is StrangeLove Is Strange

Drama201495 minsDirector: Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs’s refined Manhattan-set drama sees Alfred Molina’s Ben and John Lithgow’s George in the latter days of a tender, loving 39-year relationship.

Rent for £2.50

I Can't Think StraightI Can't Think Straight

Drama200879 minsDirector: Shamim Sarif

The story of an affair between a Palestinian woman and her British Indian friend, from the same team behind The World Unseen.

Rent for £3.50

On ApprovalOn Approval

Comedy194479 minsDirector: Clive Brook

Splendid lead performances and a well-crafted, witty script make this adaptation of the Frederick Lonsdale play a delight.

Rent for £3.50

Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive

Romance2013123 minsDirector: Jim Jarmusch

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as ageless, blood-drinking lovers in Jim Jarmusch’s clever, funny and sexy vampire tale.

Rent for £3.50

Spring MeetingSpring Meeting

Comedy194194 minsDirector: Walter C. Mycroft

A penniless woman’s attempts at matchmaking her way to riches go awry when her son falls for the wrong daughter of a nobleman.

Rent for £3.50

The Lonely Passion of Judith HearneThe Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Drama1989116 minsDirector: Jack Clayton

Maggie Smith is astonishing in one of her greatest roles as a spinster who falls for Bob Hoskins’ brash businessman.

Rent for £3.50

TrishnaTrishna

Drama2011114 minsDirector: Michael Winterbottom

Tragedy befalls a young Indian woman when she falls in love with a rich British man in Michael Winterbottom's sharp Thomas Hardy update.

Rent for £3.50

The Chambermaid LynnThe Chambermaid Lynn

201490 minsDirector: Ingo Haeb

An obsessive-compulsive hotel cleaner who harbours a fetishistic fascination with her hotel's guests meets an enigmatic dominatrix who changes her world.

Rent for £3.50

American TranslationAmerican Translation

2010115 minsDirector: Pascal Ascandes Arnold

A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill.

Rent for £3.50

SightseersSightseers

Comedy201288 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

Young lovers Chris and Tina turn their first holiday together into a rural killing spree in Ben Wheatley's priceless black comedy.

Rent for £3.50

BlackBlack

Drama201590 minsDirector: Bilall Fallah

Star-crossed lovers from rival street gangs conduct an illicit affair in this pulsating urban romance.

Rent for £3.50

Intimate RelationsIntimate Relations

Drama199599 minsDirector: Philip Goodhew

Julie Walters and Rupert Graves are at the centre of a sordid love triangle in this pulpy melodrama about seedy shenanigans in 1950s suburbia.

Rent for £3.50

The Lovers & the DespotThe Lovers & the Despot

Documentary201698 minsDirector: Ross Adam

Discover one of cinema’s strangest stories: a film director and his star are kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to make movies in the world’s weirdest state.

Rent for £1.00

The MaskThe Mask

Melodrama195328 minsDirector: Don Chaffey

This Gothic-tinged short melodrama packs a cocktail of infidelity, deformity and jealousy into its tale of love gone sour.

Rent for £3.50

Touched with FireTouched with Fire

Drama2015106 minsDirector: Paul Dalio

Two young poets with bipolar disorder begin a highly passionate, volatile relationship that threatens both their futures.

Rent for £3.50

The Man in GreyThe Man in Grey

Melodrama1943116 minsDirector: Leslie Arliss

James Mason, Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger star in the first of the fantastically successful Gainsborough melodramas.

Rent for £3.50

A Romance of SevilleA Romance of Seville

Romance193161 minsSilentDirector: Norman Walker

This florid Iberian romance centres on the daring exploits of Ramon as he takes on a group of bandits to win the admiration of true love Pepita, and escape his stultifying arranged marriage.

Rent for £3.50

The Night Has EyesThe Night Has Eyes

Horror194279 minsDirector: Leslie Arliss

James Mason stars in this gothic tale of dangerous desire set on the Yorkshire Moors.

Rent for £3.50

Uncle DavidUncle David

Comedy200995 minsDirector: Gary Reich

Celebrated cabaret artist David Hoyle’s debut film is a typically acerbic drama about the disturbing relationship between an uncle and his nephew.

Explore further

The Power of Love
Rentals collection

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.

Fools For Love
Rentals collection

Fools For Love

The course of true love never did run smoothly, and the dating game makes fools of us all, but good humour wins the day in the romantic comedy.

Fatal Attractions
Rentals collection

Fatal Attractions

Amour fou is one of film's most darkly alluring themes, and lust, seduction and betrayal can be a deadly game. Intemperate passions bring out our most animal instincts, and poor decision-making can lead to the bloody consequences - as any gun-toting lovers on the run will testify.

More Love films in our Subscription collection.

More Love films in our Free collection.