The Trouble with Relationships

(500) Days of Summer - For Tom, it was love at first sight when Summer Finn walked into the company where he worked. Although Summer does not believe in relationships or boyfriends, Tom and Summer become more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer's relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends. However, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make his own choice. (DVD 17012)

Two Girls and a Guy - When two young women (Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner) realize that they have the same boyfriend (Robert Downey Jr.) they take him on the wildest ride of his life. (DVD 6765)

Brokeback Mountain - It's 1963, a time when the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start. (DVD 5696)

Brief Encounter - In a London subway station, an attraction develops between two strangers (Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson) who are each married to someone else. Directed by David Lean. (DVD 215)

In the Mood for Love - In this lush, aching tale set in 1962 Hong Kong, a man and a woman, neighbors in an apartment building, discover that their respective spouses are engaged in an affair. They are soon drawn to one another, but fight to restrain themselves. Directed by Wong Kar-Wei. (DVD 1951)

Annie Hall - Woody Allen's semiautobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar. (DVD 1708)

Scenes from a Marriage - Ingmar Bergman's intimate, evocatively-filmed drama about marital turmoil.  This made for TV film stars Liv Ullman and Erland Josephson. (DVD 2828)

Crazy Heart - The story of a country music star's rocky road to redemption. Bad Blake is a boozy, broken-down singer who reaches for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the music. But will Bad's hard-livin' ways cost him his last chance at a comeback? (DVD 16384)

5x2 - The story of a failed marriage told in reverse chronology, starting with the finalization of the couple's divorce and concluding, literally, as they walk off into the sunset for their first encounter. Directed by Francois Ozon. (DVD 10710)

Two for the Road - Joanna (Audrey Hepburn) is in a touring girl's choir and Mark (Albert Finney) is a struggling architect when they first meet on the road in Europe. The film follows their life together - through courtship and marriage, infidelity and parenthood - all on the road. (DVD 6963)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Tomas is a womanizer whose sexual appetite is never fully satisfied. He deeply loves his wife, Tereza; but, he only finds true understanding with his lover Sabina. Tomas struggles with the decision of whether to give up his freedom and commit to the love of one woman or to remain faithful to his promiscuous ways. (DVD 1045)

Casablanca - During World War II, Morocco is seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon. Only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) can help a resistance-hero escape from the Nazis, but they are both in love with the same woman (Ingrid Bergman). (DVD 282)

Shoot the Moon - A famous writer (Albert Finney) and his wife (Diane Keaton) break up after 15 years, with four daughters watching. Directed by Alan Parker. (DVD 11408)

Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? - Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (DVD 8355)

Baby, It's You - Jill is a drama major headed for college. The 'Sheik' is a dropout headed for nowhere. Now, two of the most different people imaginable are on a collision course with first love. Directed by John Sayles. (DVD 12991)

Calendar - A self-absorbed Canadian-Armenian photograher is hired to take pictures of Armenian historical churches for a calendar. He takes his wife along as a translator, and as they traverse the sites chosen for the calendar with the Armenian guide, their relationship begins to unravel. (DVD 487)