Romance

101 Reykjavík

(2000)
68
01 Jun 2000
? NOT RATED
88 min
Hallgrímur Helgason (novel), Baltasar Kormákur
9 wins & 11 nominations.
Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he stands back from commitment. His mother's Spanish flamenco teacher, Lola, moves in with them for Christmas. On New Year's Eve, while his mother is away, Hlynur finds out Lola is a lesbian, but also ends up having sex with her. He soon finds out he and his mother are sharing more than a house. Eventually he must find out where he fits into the puzzle, and how to live life less selfishly.

360

(2011)
43
25 Jul 2012
? R
110 min
Peter Morgan (screenplay)
1 nomination.
A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.

A Life Less Ordinary

(1997)
35
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24 Oct 1997
? R
103 min
John Hodge
1 win & 3 nominations.
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels" who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together.

Bangkok Dangerous

(2000)
45
24 Nov 2000
? R
105 min
Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
3 wins & 4 nominations.
The story is of a deaf-mute hitman and his partner who are based in Bangkok. He is friends with his partner's girlfriend who is a stripper at a local club. They go about their assassination...

Biutiful

(2010)
58
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04 Feb 2011
? R
148 min
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (based on a story by), Nicolás Giacobone (screenplay), Armando Bo (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 45 nominations.
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Chungking Express

(1994)
77
08 Mar 1996
? PG-13
102 min
Kar-wai Wong
8 wins & 19 nominations.
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

(2000)
93
12 Jan 2001
? PG-13
120 min
Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay), James Schamus (screenplay), Kuo Jung Tsai (screenplay)
Won 4 Oscars. Another 95 wins & 125 nominations.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is a timeless story that takes place in QING China when miracles were credible and spirits and gods were present in man's world. It is not unbelievable that zen warriors float through the air, skim the water and battle in trees and on rooftops. Pain, revenge and duty are the stuff that bind us in this world and are the main plot line of the movie, but in the afterlife love and faith linger on.

Cypher

(2002)
18 Jan 2003
? R
95 min
Brian King
5 wins & 3 nominations.
An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Dracula

(1992)
57
13 Nov 1992
? R
128 min
Bram Stoker (novel), James V. Hart (screenplay)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations.
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancee and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Eagle vs Shark

(2007)
55
30 Aug 2007
? R
88 min
Loren Taylor (story), Taika Waititi (story), Taika Waititi
6 wins & 4 nominations.
In Wellington, Lily is a wallflower, inexplicably attracted to Jerrod, a loser. He's nursing a decade-long grudge against someone who teased him in high school; she's just out of a job. She goes home with him to a seacoast town where he intends to have it out with his nemesis; she meets his father, his daughter from a one-night stand, and other family members - and there's the memory of his talented (and dead) brother. Jerrod treats Lily badly, invents a relationship with a women he had a crush on years before, and gears up for his fight. Will she finally have enough and go home?

Hana-Bi

(1997)
20 Mar 1998
? N/A
103 min
Takeshi Kitano
22 wins & 17 nominations.
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Harold and Maude

(1971)
20 Dec 1971
? GP
91 min
Colin Higgins
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Hereafter

(2010)
56
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22 Oct 2010
? PG-13
129 min
Peter Morgan
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations.
A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cécile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (identical twins Frankie McLaren and George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.

Let the Right One In

(2008)
82
12 Dec 2008
? R
115 min
John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 72 wins & 43 nominations.
Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

Maniacts

(2001)
06 Dec 2001
? R
92 min
C.W. Cressler
N/A
Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" turns out to be a state of mind...an elusive state of mind.

Marnie

(1964)
28 Sep 1964
? PG
130 min
Winston Graham (from the novel by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by)
1 nomination.
Marnie Edgar is a habitual liar and a thief who gets jobs as a secretary and after a few months robs the firms in question, usually of several thousand dollars. When she gets a job at Rutland's, she also catches the eye of the handsome owner, Mark Rutland. He prevents her from stealing and running off, as is her usual pattern, but also forces her to marry him. Their honeymoon is a disaster and she cannot stand to have a man touch her and on their return home, Mark has a private detective look into her past. When he has the details of what happened in her childhood to make her what she is, he arranges a confrontation with her mother realizing that reliving the terrible events that occurred in her childhood and bringing out those repressed memories is the only way to save her.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

(1994)
04 Nov 1994
? R
123 min
Mary Shelley (novel), Steph Lady (screenplay), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 nominations.
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Out of Sight

(1998)
85
26 Jun 1998
? R
123 min
Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations.
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.

Passengers

(2016)
41
21 Dec 2016
? PG-13
116 min
Jon Spaihts
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations.
The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.

Siberia

(2018)
34
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13 Jul 2018
? R
104 min
Scott B. Smith (screenplay by), Stephen Hamel (story by), Scott B. Smith (story by)
3 nominations.
An American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town. As their passion builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself. Both collide as the American man desperately looks for escape in a world with no exit.