This tender 1986 romance is generally considered one of Eric Rohmer's finest films, though you have to be in the mood: it's as slow as it is gently touching. A lonely secretary (Marie Rivière, who co-wrote) holidays alone, fails for a while to meet anyone special, then possibly does. Eventually, its charm and delicacy—and underneath them, realism—get you where it counts.

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The Green Ray

This tender 1986 romance is generally considered one of Eric Rohmer’s finest films, though you have to be in the mood: it’s as slow as it is gently touching. A lonely secretary (Marie Rivi