Best Romance Movies of 1931

1.

City Lights

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Albert Austin, Eddie Baker, Henry Bergman, Buster Brodie ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1931-02-01
2.

Little Caesar

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there?

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr., Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Ince, Thomas E. Jackson, Stanley Fields, Maurice Black, George E. Stone ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-01-25
3.

Tabu

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless.

Starring: Matahi, Anne Chevalier, Bill Bambridge, Hitu, Jules ..
Directed by: F.W. Murnau
Release date: 1931-08-01
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Waterloo Bridge
4.

Waterloo Bridge

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In World War I London, Myra is an American out-of-work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. After they fall for each other, Roy tricks Myra into visiting his family, who live in a country estate outside London, his mother having remarried to a retired British Major. Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, he not aware of her past.

Starring: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Ethel Griffies, Frederick Kerr, Enid Bennett, Bette Davis, Rita Carlyle, Ruth Handforth, Elspeth Dudgeon ..
Directed by: James Whale
Release date: 1931-09-04
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Street Scene
5.

Street Scene

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The setting is a city block during a sweltering summer, where the residents serve as representatives of the not-very-idealized American melting pot. There is idle chitchat, gossip, jealousy, racism, adultery, and suddenly but not unexpectedly, a murder.

Starring: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi, David Landau, Matt McHugh, Russell Hopton, Greta Granstedt, Eleanor Wesselhoeft, John Qualen ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1931-09-05
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Possessed
6.

Possessed

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Marian is a factory worker determined to leave the assembly line behind and move up in the world.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Frank Conroy, Marjorie White, John Miljan, Clara Blandick, Wade Boteler, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-11-21
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Smiling Lieutenant
7.

The Smiling Lieutenant

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A simple wink, intended by Austrian palace guard Lt. Nikolaus von Preyn for girlfriend, Franzi, is accidentally intercepted -- and misread -- by the visiting Princess Anna. As a result, the soldier has no choice but to marry the royal lady and move with her to the neighboring kingdom of Flausenthurm. His girlfriend follows to continue the romance and, subversively, give Princess Anna tips on how to keep her husband satisfied.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles, George Barbier, Hugh O'Connell, Cornelius MacSunday, Maude Allen, Granville Bates, Harry C. Bradley ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1931-08-01
8.

Dishonored

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, Barry Norton, F. Blinn, Max Barwyn, Allan Cavan, Davison Clark ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-04-04
9.

Mata Hari

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, C. Henry Gordon, Karen Morley, Alec B. Francis, Blanche Friderici, Edmund Breese, Helen Jerome Eddy ..
Directed by: George Fitzmaurice
Release date: 1931-12-26
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Platinum Blonde
10.

Platinum Blonde

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Anne Schuyler is an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter.

Starring: Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, Loretta Young, Halliwell Hobbes, Reginald Owen, Louise Closser Hale, Don Dillaway, Edmund Breese, Walter Catlett, Claud Allister ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1931-10-31
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Private Lives
11.

Private Lives

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Amanda and Elyot are one another's former spouse. Elyot remarries to Sibyl, Amanda weds Victor. Unexpectedly, both honeymooning couples arrive to a hotel on the same day and are put in rooms with adjoining terraces. Things go well until Amanda sees Elyot on the adjacent terrace.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel, Jean Hersholt, George Davis, Herman Bing, Ferike Boros, Alphonse Martell, Wilfrid North ..
Directed by: Sidney Franklin
Release date: 1931-12-12
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Five and Ten
12.

Five and Ten

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

John owns the largest chain of five and ten cent stores in the country. He moves his family to New York from Kansas City and their life, though grand, is falling apart due to his constant working. Wife and mother Jenny is lonely. Son Avery hates his job. Daughter Jennifer is snubbed by classmate Muriel and her friends. At a charity bazaar, Jennifer meets Berry and sparks are evident. However, he is engaged to Muriel and Muriel will make sure that she, and only she, marries Berry. After the marriage, Berry still thinks of Jennifer as Jennifer thinks of Berry. Avery laments about the state of his family since they were happy in Kansas City.

Starring: Marion Davies, Leslie Howard, Richard Bennett, Irene Rich, Douglass Montgomery, Mary Duncan, George Irving ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-06-13
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Tonight or Never
13.

Tonight or Never

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Boris Karloff, Robert Greig, Warburton Gamble, Greta Meyer ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-01-04
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : City Streets
14.

City Streets

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A mobster's daughter leads her boyfriend from the circus into bootlegging.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee, Stanley Fields, Betty Sinclair, Robert Homans, Barbara Leonard ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1931-04-18
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : A Free Soul
15.

A Free Soul

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

An alcoholic lawyer who successfully defended a notorious gambler on a murder charge objects when his free-spirited daughter becomes romantically involved with him.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Clark Gable, George Irving, Bess Flowers, Lucy Beaumont, Roscoe Ates, Ann Brody ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1931-06-02
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Palmy Days
16.

Palmy Days

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and placed in charge. Complications ensue when the psychic and his gang attempt to rub the payroll.

Starring: Eddie Cantor, Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters, Paul Page, Charles Middleton, George Raft, Harry Woods, Loretta Andrews, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland
Release date: 1931-10-03
17.

The Front Page

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Hildy Johnson is an investigative reporter is looking for a bigger paycheck. When an accused murderer escapes from custody, Hildy sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime. But when he finds the criminal, he learns that the man may not be guilty. With the help of his editor, Hildy attempts to hide the convict, uncover the conspiracy and write the scoop of his career.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Bad Girl
18.

Bad Girl

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Starring: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Austin, Irving Bacon, Jesse De Vorska, Paul Fix, Sarah Padden, Irving Bacon ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1931-08-13
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
19.

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A young woman runs away from an abusive home and pre-arranged marriage only to be frustrated in her attempts to find happiness with a handsome engineer.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan, Alan Hale, Bess Flowers, Hale Hamilton, Hilda Vaughn, Russell Simpson, Cecil Cunningham ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-10-10
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Bachelor Father
20.

The Bachelor Father

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the payments he has been making to ex-lovers to locate 2 of them, and a third is found by a lawyer in New York, her mother was too proud to accept any money. Sir Basil is a curmudgeon, and his three adult children have a hard time with him at first. Toni, the American, is a free spirit who had a budding career in show business. Jeffery is English and a semi-gentleman, and Maria is Italian, with a Latin temperament. They begin to bond, especially Sir Basil and Toni, whose outgoing personality finally wins over the old man. But past lives begin to creep back into the picture and threaten the old man's plans for a life filled with his children.

Starring: Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith, Ray Milland, Guinn Williams, David Torrence, Doris Lloyd, Edgar Norton, Nina Quartero, Halliwell Hobbes ..
Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 1931-01-10
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Svengali
21.

Svengali

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

A music maestro uses hypnotism on a young model he meets in Paris to make her both his muse and wife.

Starring: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Crisp, Bramwell Fletcher, Carmel Myers, Luis Alberni, Lumsden Hare, Paul Porcasi, Yola d'Avril, Ferike Boros ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-05-22
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Mama Loves Papa
22.

Mama Loves Papa

3.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Widow Martha and widower Brandon plan to marry; their teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere. One of "The Boy Friends" series.

Starring: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Rollins, Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger, May Wallace, Harry Bernard, Betty Bolen, Charlie Hall, Sam Lufkin ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1931-10-23
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Other Men's Women
23.

Other Men's Women

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

The friendship of two working stiff railroad engineers is put to the test when one falls for the other’s wife.

Starring: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney, Fred Kohler, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joan Blondell, Lillian Worth, Walter Long, Lucille Ward ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1931-01-17
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Illicit
24.

Illicit

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Ann, a young woman with outrageously advanced ideas, has been living in sin with Dick, her lover, because of her conviction that marriage would destroy their love; but social pressure ends up paying off, so Ann and Dick get married.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead, Charles Butterworth, Joan Blondell, Claude Gillingwater, Hazel Howell, Lucille Ward, Barbara Weeks ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-02-14
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Indiscreet
25.

Indiscreet

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A young woman jeopardizes the relationship with the man she loves when a no-account from her past shows up.

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Ben Lyon, Monroe Owsley, Barbara Kent, Arthur Lake, Maude Eburne, Henry Kolker, Nella Walker, Jack Byron, Jay Eaton ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1931-05-16
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Peach-o-Reno
26.

Peach-o-Reno

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Zelma O'Neal, Joseph Cawthorn, Cora Witherspoon, Sam Hardy, Mitchell Harris, Arthur Hoyt, Josephine Whittell ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1931-12-25
27.

Chances

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Two brothers, Jack and Tom, are in love with the same woman, Molly. While the two brothers go off to war and Molly does her part in the effort, Tom believes that Rose is waiting for him, while in fact, she loves Jack and only turned to Tom on the rebound. Jack and Molly meet while he is on leave, and when he returns to battle, he doesn't know how to handle the situation with his brother.

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rose Hobart, Anthony Bushell, Holmes Herbert, Mary Forbes, Edmund Breon, Harry Allen, May Beatty, Billy Bevan, Florence Britton ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1931-07-17
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Right of Way
28.

The Right of Way

3.0
4.2/10 IMDB

Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients. In search of the thief, Steele is attacked and left for dead. He is rescued by a kindly couple, but suffers from amnesia. He starts life afresh and is happy, until the return of his memory sends him back to resolve his old involvements.

Starring: Conrad Nagel, Loretta Young, Fred Kohler, William Janney, Emmett King, Yola d'Avril, Halliwell Hobbes, Snitz Edwards, George C. Pearce, Olive Tell ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Under Eighteen
29.

Under Eighteen

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Working girl Margie Evans has decided there are two kinds of opportunities for a slum kid during the Depression: Those you make and those you take. Determined to help her family out of its financial bind, she is ready to do both after she shows up at the penthouse pool bash of a wealthy playboy.

Starring: Marian Marsh, Anita Page, Regis Toomey, Warren William, Norman Foster, Joyce Compton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Claire Dodd, Paul Porcasi, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-01-02
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Rich and Strange
30.

Rich and Strange

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

A couple living in a working-class section of town that receives an inheritance and decides to use their windfall to take a cruise. While aboard the ship, the couple ends up loosing all of their funds.

Starring: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann, Elsie Randolph, Aubrey Dexter, Hannah Jones ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1931-12-10
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Sidewalks of New York
31.

Sidewalks of New York

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

A dim-witted slumlord tries to reform a gang of urban boys (and impress an attractive young woman) by transforming their rough neighborhood into a more decent place.

Starring: Buster Keaton, Anita Page, Cliff Edwards, Frank Rowan, Norman Phillips Jr., Frank LaRue, Oscar Apfel, Syd Saylor, Clark Marshall ..
Directed by: Zion Myers, Jules White
Release date: 1931-09-26
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Man in Possession
32.

The Man in Possession

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A deeply in debt heiress tries to land a rich man while a collector from the Sheriff's office is guarding the assets in her house.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, Charlotte Greenwood, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, Beryl Mercer, Reginald Owen, Alan Mowbray, Maude Eburne, Forrester Harvey, Yorke Sherwood ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1931-07-04
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Just a Gigolo
33.

Just a Gigolo

2.9
6.2/10 IMDB

A playboy pretends to be a paid escort in order to court--and test the moral character of--a young British socialite. Comedy.

Starring: William Haines, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, Charlotte Granville, Lilian Bond, Albert Conti, Maria Alba, Yola d'Avril, Henry Armetta, Ray Milland ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1931-06-06
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Road to Singapore
34.

The Road to Singapore

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

A woman's life falls to pieces when she's caught cheating on her husband.

Starring: William Powell, Doris Kenyon, Marian Marsh, Louis Calhern, Alison Skipworth, Lumsden Hare, Tyrell Davis, A.E. Anson, Huspin Ansari, May Beatty ..
Directed by: Alfred E. Green
Release date: 1931-10-10
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Dance, Fools, Dance
35.

Dance, Fools, Dance

2.9
6.3/10 IMDB

When misfortune hits hard on the Jordan family of Chicago's upper class, Bonnie Jordan, a dazzling and witty girl, finds a job as an aspiring reporter; however, his naive younger brother Rodney takes a twisted path and gets involved with the wrong people.

Starring: Joan Crawford, Lester Vail, Clark Gable, Cliff Edwards, William Bakewell, William Holden, Earle Foxe, Purnell Pratt, Hale Hamilton, Natalie Moorhead ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1931-02-07
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Cracked Nuts
36.

Cracked Nuts

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

To impress his fiancee's aunt, a young man tries to become king in a small kingdom, but the people there have already crowned one, who has won this honor by gambling. So he plans a coup d'etat. He tries to achieve this with a bomb, but then something goes wrong...

Starring: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Edna May Oliver, Leni Stengel, Stanley Fields, Boris Karloff, Frank Thornton, Ben Turpin ..
Directed by: Edward F. Cline
Release date: 1931-04-18
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Autumn Fire
37.

Autumn Fire

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A story told with few words. We see a solitary man and a solitary woman, each alone with their thoughts. She is in the country, staring out a window. Nature is quiet, waiting for spring, trees are bare. He is in the city, walking from the docks, watching, somewhat aimless. She walks a country lane. Both are alone. She writes him a letter, offering an opportunity. Will he take it?

Starring: Erna Bergman, Willy Hildebrand ..
Directed by: Herman G. Weinberg
Release date: 1931-11-21
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Politics
38.

Politics

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

A widow's decision to run for mayor kicks off a battle of the sexes in a small town.

Starring: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley, William Bakewell, John Miljan, Joan Marsh, Tom McGuire, Kane Richmond, Mary Alden ..
Directed by: Charles Reisner
Release date: 1931-02-26
39.

The Mad Genius

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.

Starring: John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook, Luis Alberni, Carmel Myers, André Luguet, Frankie Darro, Boris Karloff, Chester A. Bachman ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1931-11-07
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Bachelor Apartment
40.

Bachelor Apartment

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A New York playboy, Wayne Carter, dates wild women until he falls for a hard-working stenographer, Helene Andrews.

Starring: Lowell Sherman, Irene Dunne, Mae Murray, Ivan Lebedeff, Norman Kerry, Noel Francis, Claudia Dell, Purnell Pratt, Kitty Kelly, Charles Coleman ..
Directed by: Lowell Sherman
Release date: 1931-04-15
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Secret Service
41.

Secret Service

2.7
5.6/10 IMDB

In 1864 a Secret Service agent for the Union army goes undercover in Richmond and pretends to be a Confederate captain.

Starring: Richard Dix, Shirley Grey, Gavin Gordon, Clarence Muse, William Post Jr., Frederick Burton, Nance O'Neil, Harold Kinney, Eugene Jackson, Florence Lake ..
Directed by: J. Walter Ruben
Release date: 1931-11-14
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : An American Tragedy
42.

An American Tragedy

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A social climber charms a debutante, seduces a factory worker and commits murder.

Starring: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel, Claire McDowell, Lucille La Verne, Charles Middleton, Claire Dodd, George Irving, Arline Judge ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-08-22
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : A Connecticut Yankee
43.

A Connecticut Yankee

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Making a delivery to a mysterious mansion in a rainstorm, radio salesman Hank Martin is knocked out when a suit of armor topples on him. Upon awakening, Hank finds himself in the time of King Arthur. At Camelot Castle, Hank uses a cigarette lighter and his skill with a lasso to save himself from being executed as a demon. Hank so impresses Arthur that the king orders him to joust with one of his knights to save the life of Princess Alisande.

Starring: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan, Brandon Hurst, Myrna Loy, Mitchell Harris ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1931-04-06
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Bought!
44.

Bought!

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Working-class girl dreams of living a better life and forsakes her friends when she has a chance to break into high society.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Ben Lyon, Richard Bennett, Dorothy Peterson, Ray Milland, Arthur Stuart Hull, Clara Blandick, Maude Eburne, Doris Lloyd, Paul Porcasi ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1931-08-22
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : God's Gift to Women
45.

God's Gift to Women

2.6
5.2/10 IMDB

A notorious womanizer sets his sights on a pretty American tourist, only to be told by his doctor that he must give up all romance for his health.

Starring: Frank Fay, Laura La Plante, Joan Blondell, Charles Winninger, Alan Mowbray, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Billy House, Yola d'Avril, John T. Murray, Louise Brooks ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1931-04-13
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Local Boy Makes Good
46.

Local Boy Makes Good

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

John is a timid student who works at the University Book Store. He is studying to be a botanist and has a secret crush on the lovely Julia. One day, one of his letters gets accidentally mailed and Julia receives it. When the letter says that he is a fraternity man and a big track star, Julia rushes right over to see him. But John is neither and Spike, Julia's boyfriend, is a track star at a nearby College. John does not want to enter the track meet so Julia tries to use psychology on him. That and a good wrestling hold makes John timidly agree to enter the race, but Spike still scares him.

Starring: Joe E. Brown, Dorothy Lee, Ruth Hall, Edward Woods, Edward Nugent, Wade Boteler, John Harrington, William Burress, Curtis Benton, Maude Eburne ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1931-11-27
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Ruling Voice
47.

The Ruling Voice

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A mob boss has a change of heart when his daughter convinces him to move on from crime.

Starring: Walter Huston, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges, David Manners, Doris Kenyon, John Halliday, Nora Cecil, Charles Middleton, Nat Pendleton ..
Directed by: Rowland V. Lee
Release date: 1931-10-30
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : 50 Million Frenchmen
48.

50 Million Frenchmen

2.6
5.3/10 IMDB

In this comedy, two men make an extravagant $50,000 dollar bet that one of them will be able to successfully court a lovely woman with out spending any money. To foil his scheme, the other bettor hires two henchman to stop him.

Starring: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, William Gaxton, Helen Broderick, John Halliday, Claudia Dell, Charles Judels, Carmelita Geraghty, Bela Lugosi, Evalyn Knapp ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
Release date: 1931-02-14
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Delicious
49.

Delicious

2.6
5.8/10 IMDB

A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, El Brendel, Charles Farrell, Raul Roulien, Lawrence O'Sullivan, Manya Roberti, Virginia Cherrill, Olive Tell, Mischa Auer, Marvine Maazel ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1931-12-27
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : West of Broadway
50.

West of Broadway

2.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A wealthy soldier returns home after WWI, discovers his socialite fiancee no longer wants to marry him, and weds an admitted gold-digger he's just met after a night of drinking and partying.

Starring: John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Conroy, Gwen Lee, Hedda Hopper, Willie Fung, Ruth Renick ..
Directed by: Harry Beaumont
Release date: 1931-11-28

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