Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: Adventure :: Romance


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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

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The African Queen (1951)

In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

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Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince.

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Aladdin 2: The Return of Jafar (1994)

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's trechery to find away back into power.

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Alexander (2004)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

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Alpha and Omega (2010)

Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.

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Amelia (2009)

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

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Anastasia (1997)

The only surviving child of the Russian Royal Family hooks up with two con men while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Century aristocracy.

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The Beach (2000)

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

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Beat the Devil (1953)

On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

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Boom Town (1940)

Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

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Camelot (1967)

The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere is played out amid the pagentry of Camelot. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing ...

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern ...

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous ''friends,'' escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.

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Dances With Wolves (1990)

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

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David Copperfield (1935)

When David's father dies, his mother remarries. His new stepfather Murdstone has a mean and cruel view on how to raise a child...

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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Doctor Dolittle is a world-renowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea...

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El Cid (1961)

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz (''El Cid'' to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour...

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Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)

Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife...

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Father Goose (1964)

During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

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The Four Feathers (1939)

A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ...

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The General (1926)

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

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George of the Jungle (1997)

George grows up in the jungle raised by apes. Based on the Cartoon series.

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The Gold Rush (1925)

The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

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Hercules (1997)

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

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The Host (2013)

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

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House of Flying Daggers (2004)

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

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Howard The Duck (1986)

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

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Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.

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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit Ice Age. This time around the Ice Age is over and is starting to melt, which will destroy their valley. So they must unite and warn everyone about the situation.

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Island of Lost Souls (1932)

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

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Jewel of the Nile (1985)

This is the sequel to ''Romancing the Stone'' where Jack and Joan have their yacht and easy life...

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King Kong (2005)

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

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King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

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A Knight's Tale (2001)

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

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Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers...

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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

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Legend (1985)

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

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The Librarian: Quest For The Spear (2004)

When a magical artifact is lifted from his library, a meek librarian sets out to ensure its safe return...

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The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

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The Living Daylights (1987)

James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.

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The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The elder Zorro trains his replacement to fight the enemy Montero.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.

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National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

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National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

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The Parent Trap (1998)

Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

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Pocahontas (1995)

The daughter of a Native American tribe chief and English soldier share a romance when English colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

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Porco Rosso (1992)

The adventures of a 1920's bush pilot who just happens to look like a humanoid pig.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

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The Princess Bride (1987)

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

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Red River (1948)

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

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The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

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Road to Morocco (1942)

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

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Robin Hood (1973)

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

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Robots (2005)

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

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Romancing the Stone (1984)

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

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Sex Drive (2008)

A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

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Spartacus (1960)

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.

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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

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Stardust (2007)

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

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Sullivan's Travels (1941)

A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.

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Summer Rental (1985)

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters...

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Summer Wars (2009)

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancÚ of his friend in her grandmother's 90th birthday.

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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

This a film version of the opera ''The Tales of Hoffmann'', however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance...

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Tarzan (1999)

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

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The Three Musketeers (2011)

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

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The Time Machine (1960)

A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

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To Have and Have Not (1944)

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire...

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Treasure Planet (2002)

A Disney animated version of ''Treasure Island''. The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)

After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

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Twilight: Eclipse (2010)

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

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Twilight: New Moon (2009)

After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family...

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Virgin Territory (2007)

Young Florentines regale one another in the Italian countryside while the black plague decimates their city.

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WALL-E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

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Why Worry? (1923)

Harold Van Pelham (Lloyd) is a hypochondriac, rich businessman who sails to the tropics for his 'health.' Instead of the peace and seclusion he is seeking...

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Willow (1998)

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

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