No more loneliness. Shy, plain Ellen Bowker has found unexpected fulfillment as the bride of handsome Dan Pierce. What she doesn't know is that Dan was bought and paid for -- he's a "gift" from Ellen's wealthy father, who wants his fatally ill daughter to experience romance before she dies. A story that might have been a three-hanky soaper in lesser hands instead exudes luminous emotion, thanks largely to its two stars. As Dan, Van Johnson captures the guilt and untapped decency of a man who falls in love with the woman he married for money. And Dorothy McGuire, whose gentle charm and beauty are ideal for the role, gives a heartbreaking performance as the wife who finally discovers the stunning truth.
Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) loses his wife (Joely Richardson) in a car accident. A year later, still grieving, he meets Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver), a shy waitress an Irish/Italian restaurant run by her grandfather Marty (Carroll O'Connor). Bob immediately falls for Grace and she's attracted to him as well, but what he doesn't know is that a year ago Grace was the recipient of a heart transplant -- and that Elizabeth was the donor.
Jean Harlow and Clark Gable followed the smash success of Red Dust with this tale of a tough cookie and a flimflam man who find out that they're perfect for each other - and that love and honor have a lot in common, too.
It's wartime, and young people are rushing into hasty --sometimes unwise -- marriages. But not pretty, level-headed Alice. Then she meets Joe, a G.I. on a two-day pass, and falls heart-over-level-head in love.
Judy Garland and Robert Walker are sweethearts for the ages in this glowing valentine of a movie directed by Vincente Minnelli (who, to add another layer of radiant romance, was about to marry his leading lady). And New York itself plays a role, transforming the whirlwind courtship into a love triangle. The city helps and hinders, holding the young lovers in a warm embrace one moment, then tossing up funny, frustrating roadblocks the next. The National Board of Review named The Clock one of the Top 10 movies of 1945. Film fans rate it even higher. They know The Clock is timeless, one of the great cinema loves of a lifetime.
From the first moment wisecracking Vantine (Harlow) takes refuge on the plantation run by Carson (Gable), he sizes her up as an easy mark for his virile charm. But when a research engineer (Gene Raymond) and his elegant wife, Barbara (Mary Astor), appear on the scene, Carson falls hard for the beautiful Barbara, discarding Vantine as nothing more than a "cute little trick." The steamy rivalry between the women soon boils into a jealous rage -- with violent consequences. Oscar®-winning Best Director Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind, 1939) deftly orchestrates the script's tense drama and hilarious erotic comedy, helping Gable and Harlow turn Red Dust into pure gold.
Keanu Reeves, Anthony Quinn and Giancarlo Giannini star in this visually breathtaking romantic drama. A young woman (Aitana Sanchez-Gijon) terrified of what her domineering father (Giannini) will do when he learns she is unmarried and pregnant, meets a disillusioned WWII vet (Reeves), who offers to pose as her husband for one night. It will change both of their lives forever.
New Yorker Harvey Shine (Academy-Award®-winner Dustin Hoffman) is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss (Richard Schiff) that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend wedding for his daughter but promises to be back on Monday. When he misses the plane and is fired on the spot, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate (Academy-Award®-winner Emma Thompson), a slightly prickly, 40-something employee of the Office of National Statistics. Thus, through the devastation of Harvey's life, a new romance is born.
Young and quirky Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
"The girl is hot," the Motion Picture Herald's critic wrote about Lana Turner's performance in this film. "No holds barred and no conditions stipulated." Turner stars with Clark Gable in this wartime romantic drama. Pearl Harbor is about to be bombed and crack reporter Jonny Davis (Gable) has just returned from the Pacific. At his old rooming house, Davis meets fellow reporter Paula Lane (Turner), a girl he once knew who never got over him. Now, she's involved with Davis's clean-cut younger brother Kirk (Robert Sterling). But Paula wasn't meant to settle, and Jonny's passion for her is equally fervent. Hoping he'll forget her, Jonny persuades Paula to take an assignment in Indochina. But she disappears there -- and Jonny and Kirk are sent to search for her. What they find changes everything.
After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) and based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, it's a touching story critics call "a smart and endearing romantic comedy." (US Weekly) 2011 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) star in acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga daring new adaptation of the timeless romance. When orphaned governess Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding wealthy employer, Rochester (Fassbender). His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever. Critics proclaim this captivating, sensual film is beautiful. A splendid example of how to turn a beloved work of classic literature into a movie." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)
Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford), a commercial artist in Manhattan, must decide between two suitors: Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), a dashing, handsome lawyer who is already married, and Peter Lapham (Henry Fonda), a "nice guy" writer who is single. Though her passion for Dan is strong, she decides to marry Peter because it's the "right thing" to do. However, shortly after her marriage, Dan gets a divorce... and sets about wooing Daisy. As the fighting between the two men escalates, Daisy finds herself in a heated love triangle with the faithful Peter and the philandering Dan.
Screen favorite Stephen Rea (Michael Collins, The Crying Game) stars in this sexy, humorous story about a young woman's discovery of life and love in the arms of an older man! Born into an affluent family of overachievers, awkward young Harper Sloane (Sarah Polley, eXistenZ, Go!) was always the odd one out...until a brilliant phtographer, Connie Fitzpatrick (Rea), focuses his attention on her! Now, he's about to show her a world of possibilities she'd never imagined! But even as Connie begins to guide Harper out of her shell, it's ultimately up to Harper alone to show her disapproving mother...and the whole world...her true potential! Also featuring Gina Gershon (The Insider, Face Off) you'll be charmed by the acclaimed performances in this warm, award-winning motion picture.
By 1935, every movie fan in the world knew Jean Harlow as both a blonde bombshell and a delightful comedienne. To expand her range, the studio gave her a dramatic role in Reckless -- and Harlow was a hit. She plays musical star Mona Leslie, the bride of a champagne-stewed blueblood. When he blows his brains out, Mona is suspected of his murder, igniting media frenzy. The film is also notable for its Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein title tune (Harlow, whose considerable skills didn't extend beyond acting, was dubbed and body doubled in the musical numbers), plus a cast that includes Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, and as a hotshot promoter, William Powell, who would become the last love of Harlow's tragically short life.
Tom Cruise is electrifying as Brian Flanagan, a young, confident, and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro (Bryan Brown), becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist (Elisabeth Shue), their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.