Valentine's Day Collection. Non-banal choice.

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1. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare

Votes: 996

2. Red Meadows (1966)

92 min | Drama

To save their flocks from the heat and the sun, the shepherds of a Soviet cooperative farm decide to take them to a fertile but remote place. A journalist and the beautiful daughter of one ... See full summary »

Director: Emil Loteanu | Stars: Viktor Sotsky-Voinicescu, Victor Ciutak, Grigore Grigoriu, Mihail Badiceanu

Votes: 35

3. Ház a sziklák alatt (1958)

101 min | Drama

A returned prisoner of war, his pretty new wife and his first wife's hunchbacked sister live together in a small isolated house, but none of them can find happiness.

Directors: Károly Makk, György Hintsch | Stars: János Görbe, Irén Psota, Margit Bara, József Bihari

Votes: 263

4. Miracles Only Happen Once (1951)

98 min | Drama, Romance, War

1939 : what a beautiful year for Claudia and Jerôme. No sooner do they meet that they are under each other's spell. 1939 : what a horrible year for the two lovers : war breaks out before ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Allégret | Stars: Alida Valli, Jean Marais, Marcelle Arnold, Christine Chesnay

Votes: 69

5. The Little House (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 1,077

6. Careless (1962)

111 min | Drama, Romance

The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Anthony Franciosa, Betsy Blair, Philippe Leroy

Votes: 201

7. Japanese Story (2003)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Brooks | Stars: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 6,200 | Gross: $0.65M

8. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 2,057

9. A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 3,591

11. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

Votes: 4,964

12. Beautiful Memories (2001)

110 min | Drama, Romance

Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Bernard Campan, Bernard Le Coq, Zabou Breitman

Votes: 1,309

13. Moscow, Belgium (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Matty, a 41-year old mother of three with a husband in his midlife-crisis, meets 29-year old Johnny, a truck driver, who takes an interest in her.

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey | Stars: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh, Anemone Valcke

Votes: 3,853

14. A Few Days with Me (1988)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 826

15. Zeynep'in sekiz günü (2007)

123 min | Drama

An isolated woman meets a stranger at a party and falls in love with him, but he suddenly disappears in the morning. While trying to find him, she gets worse.

Director: Cemal San | Stars: Fadik Sevin Atasoy, Songül Bayoglu, Arzu Tan Bayraktutan, Cengiz Sezici

Votes: 380

16. Stealing Heaven (1988)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Bernard Hepton

Votes: 710

17. Temptress Moon (1996)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

Not far from Shanghai, in a country town stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Li Gong, Kevin Lin, Saifei He

Votes: 1,736 | Gross: $1.08M

18. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, successive tugboat British Captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment, where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,230

19. Incantato (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

48 Metascore

Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Neri Marcorè, Vanessa Incontrada, Giancarlo Giannini, Nino D'Angelo

Votes: 987 | Gross: $0.02M

20. El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cuenta la historia de Jorge Pellegrini y Laura Ramallo a lo largo de casi dos décadas. Comienza en 1980 y termina en nuestros días. Cuenta le romance inicial, los posteriores desencuentros,... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Ulises Dumont, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 3,100

22. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Jill St. John

Votes: 2,349

23. Elvira Madigan (I) (1967)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away.

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmer, Cleo Jensen

Votes: 2,546

24. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Votes: 5,005

25. The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)

101 min | Drama, Romance

An ordinary foundry worker fakes a love story between him and the chambermaid from RMS Titanic. When ship sinks and chambermaid probably dies, his story gains popularity. But lie always has its price.

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Romane Bohringer, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Didier Bezace

Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.24M

26. Summer Night in Town (1990)

85 min | Romance

The whole life in one night. A young couple plays nearly any role of possible lifetime relationships.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Trintignant

Votes: 404

27. The Last Train (1973)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, Maurice Biraud, Paul Amiot

Votes: 1,086

28. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance

Desperation and secret passions on a family farm lead to tragedy.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Frank Overton

Votes: 1,104

29. The Light (2004)

TV-14 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading. A story of a stranger is told who came... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Philippe Torreton, Grégori Derangère, Émilie Dequenne

Votes: 1,451

30. Red Dust (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor

Votes: 3,705

31. La veuve Couderc (1971)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Action, Romance

Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier

Votes: 1,355

32. Somewhere Tonight (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A pair of lonely lovers meet while chatting on a phone sex line.

Director: Michael Di Jiacomo | Stars: John Turturro, Elizabeth Marvel, Max Casella, Lynn Cohen

Votes: 248

34. Vylet zaderzhivayetsya (1974 TV Movie)

77 min | Romance

During the WWII, Olga and Sergey loved each other, but after the war ended Sergey did not want to bind himself with responsibilities of a married life and lied to Olga to make her believe ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Maryagin | Stars: Tatyana Lavrova, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Evgeniya Simonova, Viktor Ilichyov

Votes: 27

35. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 7,690 | Gross: $0.13M

36. Larks on a String (1969)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Votes: 1,604

37. The Singer (Quand j'étais chanteur) (2006)

112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of an idol amongst his female audience he has a melancholic awareness of the slow ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Cécile de France, Mathieu Amalric, Christine Citti

Votes: 2,128

38. Same Time, Next Year (1978)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby

Votes: 5,501 | Gross: $19.70M

39. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

Votes: 3,142

40. Peril (1985)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David, and simultaneously he strikes up an acquaintance with the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Anémone, Richard Bohringer, Nicole Garcia, Christophe Malavoy

Votes: 1,270

41. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 13,096

42. Liza the Fox-Fairy (2015)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Liza's a nurse, seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox-fairy out of jealousy. Now, every men who desires Liza shall die horribly. Can she overcome the curse?

Director: Károly Ujj Mészáros | Stars: Mónika Balsai, Szabolcs Bede Fazekas, David Sakurai, Zoltán Schmied

Votes: 8,037

43. Maria's Lovers (1984)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Keith Carradine, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 2,244

44. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 7,685 | Gross: $1.91M

45. God sobaki (1994)

133 min | Drama, Romance

6.7