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Lily James and Michiel Huisman in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.

If there’s one romance you will remember long after watching the film, it’s the utterly charming
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Based on the internationally bestselling novel of the same name, it tells the story of Juliet Ashton (Lily James), a free-spirited, successful writer living in post-war London, whose life changes when she receives an unexpected letter from a Guernsey farmer named Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman).

Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime.

If there’s one feel-good film that will make an ideal gift, it’s the delightful Finding Your Feet.  Imedla Staunton is in top form as ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton), who discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, andseeks refuge with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). When Bif drag her along to her community dance class, she gradually she starts finding her feet… and romance.  / Trailer

The Exception is a spy thriller and love story that mines a forgotten pocket of 20th century history to create a gripping and passionate drama,  where a German officer (Jai Courtney) is sent to Holland to determine if the British Secret Service has infiltrated the home of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer) during the onset of World War II, but starts a lethally dangerous affair with a young Jewish Dutch woman (Lily James) with consequences neither they nor the Kaiser could have foreseen. Trailer

The sumptuous and thrilling period romance Tulip Fever is set in 17th Century Amsterdam where an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty. She begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. It’s a fantastic love story .. and at the heart of it, it’s a metaphor about love, lust and passion.

If you are looking for a heartbreaking drama/ romance, Their Finest is an absolute must! The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Watch Trailer

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Empires fall, love survives in The Promise. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.  Watch trailer

Cinderella bursts into glorious life on Blu-Ray with excellent features that take you into the creative process from page to screen, as well as behind the scenes clips and interviews. It’s an enchanting masterwork from legendary filmmaker Kenneth inspired by the classic fairy tale, bringing to life the beloved characters and timeless images from the studio’s 1950 animated masterpiece in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. It’s a spectacular cinematic experience for anyone who needs an invigorating injection of magic, romance and storytelling at its best.

Based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan, the contemporary romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians takes a fun, engaging and hilarious look at what can happen when young love collides with old money. The only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.

If you are looking for a sexy spy-thriller, make sure to add Red Sparrow to your basket. At its heart lies a poignant romance, with superb performances from Jennifer Lawrence as a Prima ballerina who is enlisted at the Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. She emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow and needs to seduce a CIA agent (Equally brilliant performance from Joel Edgerton) . The DVD has superb bonus features, including an insightful commentary track from ‘Hunger Games’ director Francis Lawrence.  Watch the trailer

From the inspired mindscape of master storyteller and visionary Guillermo del Toro – who gave us Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, and The Devil’s Backbone – comes another astounding and mind-blowing cinematic experience: The Shape Of Water. Del Toro casts an other-worldly spell with The Shape Of Water, merging the pathos and thrills of the classic monster movie tradition with shadowy film noir, then stirring in the heat of a love story like no other to explore the fantasies we all flirt with, the mysteries we can’t control and the monstrosities we must confront. This other-worldly fairy tale is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962 where a lonely lab assistant (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation in the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, until the day her life changes forever when she discovers a secret classified experiment. The bonus features includes an intriguing ‘A Fairy Tale For Troubled Times’ featurette. Trailer