Best Romance Movies of 1934

1.

It Happened One Night

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A renegade reporter and a crazy young heiress meet on a bus heading for New York, and end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson, Ward Bond ..
Directed by: Frank Capra
Release date: 1934-02-22
2.

Queen Christina

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone, Elizabeth Young, C. Aubrey Smith, Reginald Owen, David Torrence, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Georges Renavent ..
Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Release date: 1934-02-09
3.

Imitation of Life

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter. The two women start a successful business but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Juanita Quigley, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1934-11-23
4.

The Scarlet Empress

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

During the 18th century, German noblewoman Sophia Frederica, who would later become Catherine the Great, travels to Moscow to marry the dimwitted Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. Their arranged marriage proves to be loveless, and Catherine takes many lovers, including the handsome Count Alexei, and bears a son. When the unstable Peter eventually ascends to the throne, Catherine plots to oust him from power.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, C. Aubrey Smith, Gavin Gordon, Olive Tell, Ruthelma Stevens, Davison Clark, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1934-05-09
Best Romance Movies of 1934 : The Merry Widow
5.

The Merry Widow

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.

Starring: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel, George Barbier, Minna Gombell, Ruth Channing, Sterling Holloway, Donald Meek, Herman Bing ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1934-11-02
Best Romance Movies of 1934 : Twentieth Century
6.

Twentieth Century

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Oscar Jaffe is a successful Broadway director, Lily Garland his biggest star. When she leaves his direction, his success goes with her. When he recognizes her aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the train that both of them are riding, he tries to get her back for a new show. But accomplishing that feat isn't as simple as he had thought.

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Ralph Forbes, Charles Lane, Etienne Girardot, Dale Fuller, Edgar Kennedy, Billie Seward ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1934-05-11
Best Romance Movies of 1934 : Our Daily Bread
7.

Our Daily Bread

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

John and Mary sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of The Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a farming community - a socialist mini-society based upon the teachings of Edward Gallafent. The newborn community suffers many hardships - drought, vicious raccoons and the long arm of the law - but ultimately pull together to reach a bread-based Utopia.

Starring: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Barbara Pepper, Addison Richards, John Qualen, Lloyd Ingraham, Sidney Bracey, Henry Hall, Nellie V. Nichols, Frank Minor ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1934-07-30
8.

Death Takes a Holiday

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

After years of questioning why people fear him, Death (March) takes on human form so he can mingle among the mortals and find an answer. However, events soon spiral out of control as he falls in love with the beautiful young Grazia (Venable), the only woman unafraid of him. As he falls in love with her, her father, Duke Lambert (Standing), sees him for what he is and begs him to return to his duties. Death must decide whether or not to seek his own happiness, or sacrifice it so that Grazia may live.

Starring: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander, Gail Patrick, Helen Westley, Kathleen Howard, Kent Taylor, Henry Travers, G.P. Huntley ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1934-03-30
Best Romance Movies of 1934 : The Painted Veil
9.

The Painted Veil

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

The wife of a doctor in China falls in love with a diplomat.

Starring: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Warner Oland, Jean Hersholt, Bodil Rosing, Katharine Alexander, Cecilia Parker, Soo Yong, Forrester Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Boleslawski
Release date: 1934-11-23
10.

Evelyn Prentice

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Rosalind Russell, Isabel Jewell, Harvey Stephens, Edward Brophy, Henry Wadsworth, Cora Sue Collins, Frank Conroy ..
Directed by: William K. Howard
Release date: 1934-11-09

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