Romance

Our romance collection highlights the timeless eloquence of love on screen, from passionate love affairs and sweeping period dramas to quirky rom-coms and tales of longing, lust, and desire.

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  • Darling

    When she meets a hip television director, a young woman is swept into the world of London's lavish sixties nightlife. However, her lust to belong to the scene doesn't even begin to quench her thirst for fun, as she drifts from clique to clique looking for an unattainable sense of belonging.

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    When the USA and Russia simultaneously test atomic bombs, the Earth is knocked off its axis and set on a collision course with the Sun. Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), a washed-up Daily Express reporter, breaks the story and sets about investigating the government cover-up.

  • Saraband for Dead Lovers

    This agreeably murky tale of court intrigue, corruption and sexual manipulation is a rare excursion for Ealing into historical drama. Peter Bull and Joan Greenwood are perfectly cast as the dissolute Prince George-Louis and his reluctant bride Sophie Dorothea. Shooting in colour for the first tim...

  • Lovers of the Arctic Circle

    Young schoolchildren, Otto (Fele Martínez) and Ana (Najwa Nimri) become infatuated with each other, and when Otto's parents separate, his father Álvaro and Ana's mother Olga become lovers. When Otto and Ana become teenagers they begin a passionate and secret love affair, and remain intwined in th...

  • Man Up

    Simon Pegg plays Jack, a recent divorcee whose blind date is hijacked by jaded singleton Nancy (Lake Bell). When Nancy makes no effort to correct him, a surprisingly successful date night ensues, until it's time for her to fess up...

  • 5x2

    Five milestone scenes from a couple’s life – from that giddy first meeting through to marriage, birth, infidelity and annulment – are painfully played out in reverse chronological order in François Ozon’s keen examination of the theatrical nature of relationships. With the benefit of hindsight, t...