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

5.2
7.3/10 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
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Waterloo Bridge
3.

Waterloo Bridge

4.0
7.5/10 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 : Possessed
4.

Possessed

3.9
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
5.

Tabu

3.9
7.5/10 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 : Tonight or Never
6.

Tonight or Never

3.9
6.5/10 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 : Street Scene
7.

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
8.

Dishonored

3.8
7.3/10 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 ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1931-04-04
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : The Smiling Lieutenant
9.

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
Best Romance Movies of 1931 : Private Lives
10.

Private Lives

3.7
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

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