What are some good movies that follow complicated (but not needlessly miserable) adult relationships in the context of larger social changes or problems? [more inside]
posted by AtoBtoA
on May 2, 2014 -
My google-fu is not helping me on these, this is sort of a disjointed question, for whatever reason a few disjointed memories have come to mind recently from media I once consumed, I can usually figure out the sources if I can piece together this much memory but I haven't managed to with these ones. I read/watched these long ago. This is one classic romantic-comedy and various SF/F novels and short stories. [more inside]
posted by elista
on Jan 27, 2014 -
I need some suggestions for romantic movies released in the last 5-6 years. Something evocative of Love Actually
or Bridget Jones' Diary
would be ideal, although a British setting isn't necessary. Ensemble casts are appreciated. Romantic comedies in general are fine, but explicitly not looking for anything Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, or Seth Rogen have any involvement with.
posted by empyrean
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Can you recommend some good romantic movies that feature people who might be considered by some to be 'losers' or, if not that harsh, people who would be considered generally unattractive due to looks or lifestyle or any other reason that would make one not alpha? Other necessary qualities are an excellent soundtrack and definitely a script that rises above the cliche. Any genre is fine, so long as there is something touching about the romantic link between the protagonists. [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Aug 31, 2010 -
American films from Hollywood seem to have played a huge part in crafting the ideas of conventional romance and marriage we hold today, especially with a huge fairytale white wedding as the happily ever after. But what about movies from the other side of the pond? [more inside]
posted by erstwhile ungulate
on Apr 4, 2010 -
MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls
. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
posted by broadway bill
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Identifilter: A modern-day east-asian movie about a girl who was apparently built as some kind of bomb or war weapon? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on May 27, 2009 -
I'm looking for movies about love that are not of the Titanic type. That is, they are about two people who learn to love each other over a long period of time. Maybe at first they don't particularly like each other - or they are just together by necessity, or they are just friends and never think about love. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Jan 3, 2009 -
I'm looking for movies and television shows that featured memorable, star-crossed heterosexual couples.
The man and woman must either: a) never get together, or b) get together only to have everything go horribly. No long-term relationships or on-and-off again romances, please.
Bonus points for obscurity, but well-known examples are also appreciated.
- Red (K. Kieslowski)
Thanks for your help! :-)
posted by coizero
on Aug 1, 2008 -
On behalf of a coworker, I have another "help me remember" question. This one involves a film from the early seventies. [more inside]
posted by mmcg
on Jul 12, 2005 -