Best Romance Movies of 1926

1.

Flesh and the Devil

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

As lifelong best friends Leo and Ulrich return home following completion of their military training, Leo sees stunning Felicitas at the railway station and, mesmerized by her beauty, is smitten. A scandal follows, for which Leo is sent away. Returning home three years later, he discovers that much has changed.

Starring: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent, George Fawcett, Eugenie Besserer, Marc McDermott, Marcelle Corday, Philippe De Lacy, Polly Moran ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1926-12-25
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : For Heaven's Sake
2.

For Heaven's Sake

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

An irresponsible young millionaire changes his tune when he falls for the daughter of a downtown minister.

Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Noah Young, Jim Mason, Paul Weigel, Constantine Romanoff, Richard Daniels, Oscar Smith, Robert Dudley, Hal Craig ..
Directed by: Sam Taylor
Release date: 1926-04-05
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Bardelys the Magnificent
3.

Bardelys the Magnificent

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Rafael Sabatini's story of the swashbuckling era and of Bardeleys, the handsome courtier who could win any woman he set his mind to...and was not above boasting about it to all who would listen.

Starring: John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy, Lionel Belmore, Emily Fitzroy, John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Arthur Lubin, Theodore von Eltz, Karl Dane ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1926-09-30
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : 3 Bad Men
4.

3 Bad Men

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. A silent film directed by John Ford.

Starring: George O’Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi, Frank Campeau, J. Farrell MacDonald, Priscilla Bonner, Otis Harlan, Phyllis Haver, Alec B. Francis ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1926-08-28
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Merry Widow
5.

The Merry Widow

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

When Prince Danilo falls in love with American dancer Sally O'Hara, his uncle, King Nikita I of Monteblanco, forbids him to marry her because Sally is a commoner. Thinking she has been jilted by her prince, Sally marries wealthy Baron Sadoja. When the elderly man dies suddenly, Sally must be wooed all over again by Danilo.

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell, George Fawcett, Tully Marshall, Edward Connelly, Sidney Bracey, Albert Conti, Joan Crawford ..
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim
Release date: 1926-09-27
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Ella Cinders
6.

Ella Cinders

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, where she is promised a job in the movies. When she arrives in Hollywood, she discovers that the contest was a scam and the job non-existent. But through pluck, luck, and talent, she makes it in the movies anyway, and finds true love.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis, Doris Baker, Emily Gerdes, Mike Donlin, Jed Prouty, Jack Duffy, Harry Allen, Alfred E. Green ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1926-06-06
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : La Bohème
7.

La Bohème

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

It is 1830 in Paris and the rent is due, but the money is not there. An article here, a painting there and a monkey with a cup gives them enough money for the rent, but not for food. Fortunately, Musette from downstairs has enough food for everyone including Mimi - the poor little waif from next door who Rodolphe has met. But Count Paul also has his lusting eye on Mimi and uses her embroidery to get close to her. Rodolphe and Mimi fall in love and Mimi works endlessly to support Rodolphe who is writing his play with a new found passion. He does not know that he has been discharged from writing for 'Dog and Cat Fanciers'. Mimi wants to get his play produced and Count Paul offers to help, but there is a terrible fight when Rodolphe thinks that Mimi is faithless to him with Count Paul. After the fight, he seeks out a doctor as she is sick, but she has left when Rodolphe returns and will stay away until his play is finished.

Starring: Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Roy D'Arcy, Edward Everett Horton, Karl Dane, Gino Corrado, George Hassell, Mathilde Comont, Eugene Pouyet ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1926-03-13
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Temptress
8.

The Temptress

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A seductive woman forsakes her husband and lover to pursue a young engineer.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore, Armand Kaliz, Roy D'Arcy, Robert Anderson, Constantine Romanoff ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo
Release date: 1926-10-03
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Young April
9.

Young April

3.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Young orphan Victoria Sax becomes a grand duchess and is summoned to a remote kingdom.

Starring: Bessie Love, Joseph Schildkraut, Rudolph Schildkraut, Bryant Washburn, Clarence Geldart ..
Directed by: Donald Crisp
Release date: 1926-10-11
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Son of the Sheik
10.

The Son of the Sheik

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Ahmed, son of Diana and Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan, falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl who fronts her father's gang of mountebanks. She and Ahmed meet secretly until one night when her father and the gang capture the son of the sheik, torture him, and hold him for ransom.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love, Agnes Ayres, Karl Dane, Bull Montana, Bynunsky Hyman ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1926-09-05
11.

The Cruise of the Jasper B

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The film stars actor Rod La Rocque as 'Jerry Cleggert', a good-natured descendant of an infamous clan of pirates who resides aboard the rickety ship Jasper B. Cleggert is informed that in order to inherit a large inheritance, he must marry by his twenty-fifth birthday - otherwise he would relinquish all claims to his impending fortune. Jerry soon meets his ideal would-be bride Agatha Fairhaven (Mildred Harris) and the two immediately fall in love. Complications arise when Jerry's cousin, the dastardly lawyer Reginald Maltravers (Snitz Edwards) claims Agatha as his own. The courting couple suffer a series of mishaps on the way to altar; they are waylaid en route by a trio of bandits, escape from a runaway taxi cab, and outrun a mob of unscrupulous state authorities.

Starring: Rod La Rocque, Mildred Harris, Snitz Edwards, Jack Ackroyd, Otto Lederer, James T. Mack, Tiny Sandford, Billy Engle ..
Directed by: James W. Horne
Release date: 1926-12-12
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Brown of Harvard
12.

Brown of Harvard

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a professor's daughter.

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr., Mary Alden, David Torrence, Edward Connelly, Donald Reed, John Wayne ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1926-05-02
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Twinkletoes
13.

Twinkletoes

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid falling in love with Chuck, whose wife, Cissie, is a drunken harridan and more than a little bit spiteful. Meanwhile, Twink has secured a job in a singing-dancing act in a Limehouse theater, under the auspices of Roseleaf, who has more than just a protective interest in the girl. The jealous Cissie discovers that Twink's sign-painting father also has a night job as a burglar, and she turns him into the police. While a big success dancing on the stage, the arrest of her father has left her somewhat down in the dumps, and she decides to toss herself into the Thames. Possibly, the now-free Chuck, since Cissie has been killed in an accident, might come along and rescue her.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Kenneth Harlan, Tully Marshall, Gladys Brockwell, Lucien Littlefield, Warner Oland, John Kolb, Julanne Johnston, William McDonald, Dorothy Vernon ..
Directed by: Charles Brabin
Release date: 1926-11-28
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Torrent
14.

Torrent

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A young girl and her father are kicked out of their house by a cruel noblewoman, and the girl's heart is broken when her sweetheart, the noblewoman's son, won't go to Paris with them. After becoming an opera star in Paris, the girl returns to her homeland and finds her romance with the nobleman rekindled.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ricardo Cortez, Gertrude Olmstead, Edward Conelly, Lucien Littlefield, Martha Mattox, Lucy Beaumont, Tully Marshall, Mack Swain, Arthur Edmund Carewe ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1926-02-21
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Don Juan
15.

Don Juan

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things - life, disillusionment and death. In his father's case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre.

Starring: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Myrna Loy, Hedda Hopper, Estelle Taylor, Warner Oland, Jane Winton, John Roche, Montagu Love, Josef Swickard ..
Directed by: Alan Crosland
Release date: 1926-08-06
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : You Never Know Women
16.

You Never Know Women

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

You Never Know Women is a thrilling romance that constructs a combustible love triangle between a Russian dancer, a handsome escape artist, and a wealthy broker. Vera Janova (Florence Vidor) is on her way to star in a Russian vaudeville revue when a falling girder nearly kills her. A construction worker saves her life, but before she wakes up the conniving Eugene Foster (Lowell Sherman) takes Vera into his arms, pretending to be the one who rescued her. Susceptible to Eugene’s oily charms, Vera begins ignoring Ivan Norodin (Clive Brook), a Houdini-like master of illusion who had loved her his whole life. Racked with jealousy, Norodin plans the ultimate illusion, one that could change their lives forever. Filmed with knockabout energy by the great director William A. Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident), You Never Know Women is a silent era gem.

Starring: Clive Brook, Florence Vidor, Lowell Sherman, El Brendel, Roy Stewart, Joe Bonomo, Sidney Bracey, Eugene Pallette, Irma Kornelia ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1926-09-20
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Irene
17.

Irene

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Irene, a feisty Irish girl in Philadelphia, clashes with her family and walks out, heading to New York City to seek fame and fortune. She gets a job as a dressmaker's model and becomes involved with Donald, the scion of a wealthy family. Donald's mother doesn't approve of Irene and sets out to discredit her in Donald's eyes.

Starring: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, George K. Arthur, Charles Murray, Kate Price, Ida Darling, Eva Novak, Edward Earle, Larry Wheat, Marion Aye ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1926-01-24
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Winning of Barbara Worth
18.

The Winning of Barbara Worth

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

While building an irrigation system for a Southwestern desert community, an engineer vies with a local cowboy for the affections of a rancher's daughter.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Vilma Banky, Gary Cooper, Charles Lane, Paul McAllister, E.J. Ratcliffe, Clyde Cook, Erwin Connelly, Ed Brady, Sammy Blum ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1926-10-14
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Sorrows of Satan
19.

The Sorrows of Satan

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

Geoffrey is desperately in love with Mavis, who lives at his boardinghouse and is also pursuing a writing career. Unable to marry her because of his poverty, in his anger he curses God for abandoning him. Soon Geoffrey meets Prince Lucio de Rimanez, a wealthy, urbane gentleman who informs Geoffrey that he has inherited a fortune, but that he must place himself in the Prince's hands in order to enjoy the fruits of his inheritance. What Geoffrey doesn't know is that Prince Lucio is actually Satan.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Ricardo Cortez, Carol Dempster, Lya De Putti, Ivan Lebedeff, Marcia Harris, Lawrence D'Orsay, Nellie Savage, Dorothy Hughes, Josephine Dunn ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1926-10-12
20.

The Duchess of Buffalo

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

An American dancer on a tour of pre-Boleshevik Russia falls for a young army officer, and the feeling is mutual. However, the officer's father is the Grand Duke of Russia, and he has designs on the girl himself--not letting a minor detail like his already being married bother him--and refuses to let his son marry her.

Starring: Constance Talmadge, Tullio Carminati, Edward Martindel, Rose Dione, Chester Conklin, Lawrence Grant ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1926-09-04
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
21.

The Grand Duchess and the Waiter

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Albert Durant, a young millionaire, poses as a waiter in order to woo an exiled and financially hard up Grand Duchess. She finds him impertinent and clumsy, but also quite fascinating. She takes him into her employ insisting he does everything she asks.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Florence Vidor, Lawrence Grant, George Beranger, Dot Farley, Barbara Pierce, Brandon Hurst, William Courtright, Tom Ricketts ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1926-02-21
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
22.

Love 'Em and Leave 'Em

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

Mame Walsh promised their mother on her deathbed to look after little sister Janie. But Janie helps herself to everything of her sister's, be it her clothes or her men - even the money entrusted to her by fellow employees at the store they work at. Regardless, Mame can't break her promise. So when it comes to getting Janie out of trouble, big sister comes to the rescue.

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, Louise Brooks, Osgood Perkins, Jack Egan, Marcia Harris, Edward Garvey, Vera Sisson, Joseph McClunn, Arthur Donaldson ..
Directed by: Frank Tuttle
Release date: 1926-03-19
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Blackbird
23.

The Blackbird

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. Each man tries to outdo the other to win her heart.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Owen Moore, Renée Adorée, Doris Lloyd, Andy MacLennan, William Weston, Sidney Bracey, Ernie Adams ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1926-01-11
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Nell Gwyn
24.

Nell Gwyn

2.8
5.9/10 IMDB

An actress becomes the king's mistress and persuades him to convert the palace to a serviceman's home.

Starring: Dorothy Gish, Randle Ayrton, Juliette Compton, Sydney Fairbrother, Donald Macardle, Johnny Butt, Gibb McLaughlin, Judd Green, Edward Sorley, Forrester Harvey ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1926-01-02
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Nervous Wreck
25.

The Nervous Wreck

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Henry Williams, out in Arizona looking for a cure for his imaginary ills, stops at the ranch of Jud Morgan, and decides to stay. Jud's daughter, Sally, attracts his attention, although she is engaged to be married to Sheriff Bob Wells. Henry rides with her to town, where she wants to go shopping for her wedding clothes, but they run out of gas. No, problem' Henry holds up a passing motorist, with a monkey-wrench, and takes gasoline out of his car. They stop at a ranch where the foreman makes them become the cook and dishwasher. Then Jerome Underwood and his daughter, Harriet, arrive and they recognize Henry and Sally as the ones who held them up for gas. The jealous sheriff adds to the complications.

Starring: Harrison E. Ford, Phyllis Haver, Chester Conklin, Mack Swain, Hobart Bosworth, Paul Nicholson, Vera Steadman, Charles K. Gerrard, Clarence Burton ..
Directed by: Scott Sidney
Release date: 1926-10-09
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Waning Sex
26.

The Waning Sex

2.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Nina Duane is a criminal lawyer whose gender was professionally resented by Philip Barry, the District Attorney. She wins acquittal for man-chasing widow Mary Booth, then defeats her in romancing the D.A.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Conrad Nagel, George K. Arthur, Mary McAllister, Charles McHugh, Tiny Ward, Martha Mattox ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1926-09-05
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Triumph of the Rat
27.

The Triumph of the Rat

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Pierre Boucheron, alias 'The Rat' and a former underworld notoriety, is now living the high life as the kept man of Zelie de Chaumet. But when she learns he is planning to marry another woman, her vengeance pursues him into the murkiest depths of Paris...

Starring: Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans, Nina Vanna, Marie Ault, Julie Suedo, Lewin Mannering, Adeline Hayden Coffin, Charles Dormer, Gabriel Rosca, Mickey Brantford ..
Directed by: Graham Cutts
Release date: 1926-03-21
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
28.

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

2.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A poor cobbler's son enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest sponsored by the footwear company that has nearly bankrupted his father. He also has fallen in love with the girl on the company's billboards, the competition's daughter, and her sweet inspiration keeps him tramping along.

Starring: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray, Alec B. Francis, Brooks Benedict, Carlton Griffin ..
Directed by: Harry Edwards
Release date: 1926-03-21
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Ranson's Folly
29.

Ranson's Folly

2.5
5.1/10 IMDB

U. S. Cavalry Lieutenant Ranson belittles the exploits of a bandit known as "The Red Rider," and boasts to his fellow officers that he could hold up a stagecoach with a pair of scissors. And rides out and does so. But the next day, the postmaster, returning from a neighboring town, is also held up and his bodyguard is killed. Ranson is arrested on suspicion and placed on trial. But at the trial suspicion point to Cahill, post trader, and father of Ranson's sweetheart, Mary. In order to save him, Ranson pleads guilty but, in return and knowing that his daughter loves Ranson, Cahill admits he is "The Red Rider." Meanwhile, the real "Red Rider" is still at large.

Starring: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Mackaill, Anders Randolf, Pat Hartigan, William Bailey, Brooks Benedict ..
Directed by: Sidney Olcott
Release date: 1926-05-30
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Flute of Krishna
30.

The Flute of Krishna

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Produced by the Eastman Kodak Company and shot in a then-experimental process, two-color Kodachrome, Martha Graham's dance "The Flute of Krishna" is performed by students from the Eastman School of Music. It's likely (but unconfirmed) that the film was directed by an uncredited Rouben Mamoulian.

Starring: Robert Ross, Evelyn Sabin, Thelma Biracree, Constance Finkel ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1926-05-08
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Boob
31.

The Boob

2.4
5.4/10 IMDB

To impress the girl he loves, a naive country boy tries to capture a group of local bootleggers.

Starring: George K. Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead, Joan Crawford, Charles Murray, Tony D'Algy, Hank Mann, Edythe Chapman, Babe London ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1926-05-17
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Shamrock Handicap
32.

The Shamrock Handicap

2.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Because he refuses to collect rent payments from his impoverished tenants, kindly Irish nobleman Sir Miles Gaffney is in danger of losing his estate. He is forced to sell off part of his racing stable to a wealthy American, who takes along Gaffney's jockey Neil Ross as part of the bargain. When Neil is crippled in a racing accident, Sir Miles and his daughter Sheila sail to America with their prize horse "Dark Rosaleen" in tow. The first film having an Irish motif that John Ford directed, a six reel delight set in Eire's County Kildare and in the United States, with a steeplechase background, mixing charged elements of comedy and sentimental drama.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Leslie Fenton, Willard Louis, J. Farrell MacDonald, Claire McDowell, Louis Payne, George Harris, Andy Clark, Ely Reynolds, Thomas Delmar ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1926-05-02
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Lucky Lady
33.

The Lucky Lady

2.4
5.3/10 IMDB

Convent-bred to assume her position of nobility when the time comes, Princess Antoinette plays hooky from school one day to attend a theatrical performance. Here she meets a handsome young American, and it's love at first sight. Meanwhile, in the Princess' home country, the Prime Minister plots to quell a rebellion by arranging a marriage between Antoinette and the Grand Duke.

Starring: Greta Nissen, Lionel Barrymore, Marc McDermott, Carrie Daumery, Sôjin Kamiyama, William Collier Jr. ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1926-04-25
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : It's the Old Army Game
34.

It's the Old Army Game

2.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Druggist Elmer Prettywillie is sleeping. A woman rings the night bell only to buy a two-cent stamp. Then garbage collectors waken him. Next it's firemen on a false alarm. And then a real fire.

Starring: W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton, Mary Foy, Mickey Bennett, Josephine Dunn, Jack Luden, Elise Cavanna ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1926-07-10
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Beverly of Graustark
35.

Beverly of Graustark

2.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Beverly Calhoun impersonates the Prince of Graustark to claim his birthright while he recovers from a skiing injury. In the meantime, she falls for her bodyguard Dantan.

Starring: Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale, Roy D'Arcy, Albert Gran, Paulette Duval, Max Barwyn, Charles Clary ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1926-04-18
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Just Another Blonde
36.

Just Another Blonde

2.2
3.6/10 IMDB

Jimmy O'Connor and Scotty are a couple of New York City gamblers and sharpies who decide to go straight and, since they are such good friends, split 50-50 "even steven" on anything they get or do. Jimmy, a confirmed bachelor, doesn't care for women but Scotty falls in love with Diana O'Sullivan, a Coney Island girl. They decide that Jimmy needs a girlfriend and they opt for Jeannie Cavanaugh. But, following their 50-50 pact, Jimmy, although he has fallen in love with Jeannie, praises Scotty to her.

Starring: Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall, Louise Brooks, William Collier Jr. ..
Directed by: Alfred Santell
Release date: 1926-12-13
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : One Minute to Play
37.

One Minute to Play

2.2
6.9/10 IMDB

"Red" Wade, a star high-school football player, has intentions of going to Claxton College, which has a powerhouse football team, but changes his mind when he meets the sister of the pitiful Paramlee team and goes to college there, just as his father, an alum of the school, had wished. But his father has ordered him not to play football. "Dad" Wade, has offered a $100,000 endowment to his old school, not knowing his son has joined the football team but is going to withdraw it if his son plays in the Big Game against Claxton. This puts "Red" between a rock and a hard place.

Starring: Harold 'Red' Grange, Mary McAllister, Charles Ogle, George Wilson, Ben Hendricks Jr., Lee Shumway, Al Cooke, Kit Guard, King Tut the Dog, Lincoln Stedman ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1926-09-12
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Across the Pacific
38.

Across the Pacific

2.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Following the Spanish-American War, a soldier is given the assignment of finding the leader of a band of rebels in the Philippines. In order to do this, he must romance Roma, a cabaret spy working for the rebels. This does not please the daughter of his commanding officer, whom he is romancing.

Starring: Monte Blue, Jane Winton, Myrna Loy, Charles Stevens, Tom Wilson, Walter McGrail, Herbert Prior, Edgar Kennedy, Theodore Lorch, Sôjin Kamiyama ..
Directed by: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 1926-10-02
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Devil's Island
39.

Devil's Island

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

A wealthy Parisian surgeon finds himself serving time in a brutal penal colony.

Starring: Pauline Frederick, Marian Nixon, George J. Lewis, Richard Tucker, William R. Dunn, Leo White, John Miljan, Harry Northrup ..
Directed by: Frank O'Connor
Release date: 1926-07-20
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Belle of Broadway
40.

The Belle of Broadway

1.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Madame Adele, once a great star of the Paris theatre, has fallen upon hard times. But she allows a young American performer, Marie Duval, to perform as the Madame Adele of old, and both become the darlings of Paris, one again and the other newly-crowned.

Starring: Betty Compson, Herbert Rawlinson, Edith Yorke, Armand Kaliz, Ervin Renard, Max Barwyn, Albert Roccardi, Tom Ricketts, Wilfrid North, Edward Warren ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt
Release date: 1926-08-14
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Boy Friend
41.

The Boy Friend

1.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A young man uses tips from an absurd book to woo a woman he fancies.

Starring: Marceline Day, John Harron, George K. Arthur, Ward Crane, Gertrude Astor, Otto Hoffman, Maidel Turner, Gwen Lee, Elizabeth Patterson ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1926-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : College Days
42.

College Days

1.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Jim Gordon, the son of a proud and loving father, enters the University of California as a student. There he meets Mary Ward, a campus coed who captures his heart on the first day. He becomes close friends with Larry Powell, his roommate, but incurs the wrath of Kenneth Slade, who is unable to take a practical joke. Jim and Larry attend a campus dance with Bessie and Phyllis, two vamps, and through a series of romantic complications Jim tries to convince Mary of his love for her.

Starring: Marceline Day, Charles Delaney, James Harrison, Duane Thompson, Brooks Benedict ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1926-10-15
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Memory Lane
43.

Memory Lane

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Mary is marrying Jimmie, from whom she has kept a secret; Mary remains in love with another man. Problems ensue, jeopardizing the tranquility of their relationship.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Conrad Nagel, William Haines, John Steppling, Eugenie Forde, Frankie Darro, Dot Farley ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1926-02-01
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness
44.

With Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness

1.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In pre-revolutionary war days, Daniel Boone captures the white renegade Simon Gerty but lets him go. After Boone moves from North Carolina to homestead in Kentucky, Gerty reappears. This time Gerty kills the Chief's son saying it was a white man and this sends the Indians on the warpath.

Starring: Roy Stewart, Kathleen Collins, Edward Hearn, Jay Morley, Frank Rice, Thomas G. Lingham, Jim O'Neill, Emily Gerdes, Bob Steele ..
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury
Release date: 1926-05-01
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Mannequin
45.

Mannequin

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Adapted from the Fannie Hurst story of the same name, Mannequin is the story of Joan Herrick, kidnapped in infancy from her wealthy parents and raised by a slatternly slum woman. The film is still extant.

Starring: Warner Baxter, Dolores Costello, Alice Joyce, Zasu Pitts, Walter Pidgeon, Freeman Wood, Charlotte Bird, Josephine Adair, Bess Flowers, Marcia Mae Jones ..
Directed by: James Cruze
Release date: 1926-01-11
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Volcano
46.

Volcano

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Zabette de Chauvalons leaves a convent in Brussels to join her father on the island of Martinique, escorted by Père Bénédict. In St. Pierre she finds that her father has died; his widow, who rules the island's French society, believes Zabette to be the child of a beautiful quadroon with whom Zabette's father left for France; when Zabette is sent to the mulatto quarter, Stéphane Séquineau is present and takes an interest in her. Destitute, Zabette is forced to auction off her Paris fashions, and though Quembo, a cunning quadroon, is the highest bidder, Stéphane outbids him at the last minute and professes his love, which she accepts, believing herself to be une fille de couleur; however, his older brother, Maurice, insinuating that a mixed marriage would ruin him, persuades her to desist.

Starring: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Wallace Beery, Dale Fuller, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Eulalie Jensen, Brandon Hurst, Marjorie Whiteis, Bob Perry, Snitz Edwards ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1926-05-23
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : The Greater Glory
47.

The Greater Glory

1.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A story of Vienna following World War I, in which the butchers became millionaires and the aristocrats became beggars, told against a background of mother-love and sacrifice.

Starring: Conway Tearle, Anna Q. Nilsson, May Allison, Ian Keith, Lucy Beaumont, Jean Hersholt, Nigel De Brulier, Bridgetta Clark, John St. Polis, Marcia Manon ..
Directed by: Curt Rehfeld
Release date: 1926-05-02
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Let's Get Married
48.

Let's Get Married

1.6
6.8/10 IMDB

College football star Billy Dexter is prone to getting into public fights. His father demands he reform and sends him to mend his ways with a devout old woman who deals in hymnals. She turns out to be devoutly drunk and a saloon brawler, leading to Billy's imprisonment. He tells his fiancée he's doing missionary work on a pacific island. He escapes and persuades her to marry him, all the while dodging the police who pursue him.

Starring: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Nat Pendleton, Gunboat Smith, Joseph Kilgour, Thomas Findley, Edna May Oliver ..
Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Release date: 1926-03-01
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : Midnight Lovers
49.

Midnight Lovers

1.5
6.6/10 IMDB

During World War I, a young woman marries a famous flying ace. After the honeymoon, he is called back into service and leaves for the battlefield. Not long afterwards she discovers evidence that her new husband has been cheating on her.

Starring: Lewis Stone, Anna Q. Nilsson, John Roche, Chester Conklin, Dale Fuller, Purnell Pratt, Harvey Clark ..
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Release date: 1926-10-25
Best Romance Movies of 1926 : No Man's Gold
50.

No Man's Gold

1.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A dying prospector divides the map to his gold mine into three parts: one for the outlaw who shot him, one for comedy sidekick Harry Grippe, and the third to hero Tom Stone. Tom must care for the miner's now-orphaned son and, at the same time, reach the mine before his enemies do.

Starring: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Eva Novak, Frank Campeau, Michael D. Moore, Malcolm Waite, Forrest Taylor, Harry Gripp ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1926-08-29

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