romantic, intelligent and non-violent

a list of romantic, intelligent (mostly) non-violent movies. Some of them with political or social critic.
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1.
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)
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In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father)... (104 mins.)
 
2.
The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
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In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (112 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
3.
It Happened One Night (1934)
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
4.
'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (189 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
6.
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
7.
All Fall Down (1962)
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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry... (111 mins.)
 
8.
Edge of the City (1957)
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk. (85 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
9.
The L-Shaped Room (1962)
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Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits... (126 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
10.
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
11.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
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A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
12.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
13.
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad. (88 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
14.
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
 
15.
Love & Anarchy (1973)
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When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini. (124 mins.)
 
16.
Straight Time (1978)
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
17.
Paper Moon (1973)
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
 
18.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
19.
Mauvais Sang (1986)
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Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a... (116 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
20.
Close My Eyes (1991)
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After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married... (108 mins.)
 
21.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
 
22.
Tuvalu (1999)
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In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife... (101 mins.)
Director: Veit Helmer
 
23.
My Life Without Me (2003)
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A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before. (106 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
24.
Die Boxerin (2004)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Catharina Deus
 
25.
My Summer of Love (2004)
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In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together. (86 mins.)
 
26.
The Bird Can't Fly (2007)
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Melody returns home to Fairlands for the funeral of her estranged daughter. But the town has almost disappeared under the encroaching desert. She finds out she has a 10 year old grandson. Melody decides to take the boy away, but he resists. (89 mins.)
Director: Threes Anna
 
27.
The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
28.
The Quiet Earth (1985)
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. (91 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Murphy
 
29.
Night on Earth (1991)
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An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night. (129 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch