Best Romance Movies of 1937

1.

The Awful Truth

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert 'Tex' Allen, Robert Warwick ..
Directed by: Leo McCarey
Release date: 1937-10-20
Best Romance Movies of 1937 : The Prisoner of Zenda
2.

The Prisoner of Zenda

4.1
7.7/10 IMDB

An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Montagu Love, Philip Sleeman, Eleanor Wesselhoeft ..
Directed by: John Cromwell, W.S. Van Dyke
Release date: 1937-09-03
3.

You Only Live Once

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Based partially on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, Eddie Taylor is an ex-convict who cannot get a break after being released from prison. When he is framed for murder, Taylor is forced to flee with his wife Joan Graham and baby. While escaping prison after being sentenced to death, Taylor becomes a real murderer, condemning himself and Joan to a life of crime and death on the road.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon, William Gargan, Jerome Cowan, Charles 'Chic' Sale, Margaret Hamilton, Warren Hymer, Guinn Williams ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1937-01-23
Best Romance Movies of 1937 : The Edge of the World
4.

The Edge of the World

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A way of life is dying on a Shetland island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Starring: John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, Kitty Kirwan, Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Grant Sutherland, Campbell Robson, George Summers, Michael Powell ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1937-09-10
Best Romance Movies of 1937 : Easy Living
5.

Easy Living

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns.

Starring: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Mary Nash, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, Barlowe Borland, William Demarest, Andrew Tombes, Esther Dale ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1937-07-16
6.

The Hurricane

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In the colonial era, island native Terangi (Jon Hall) spends a blissful honeymoon with his bride, Marama (Dorothy Lamour). Soon after, however, their relationship is torn asunder when Terangi is sent to prison for punching a prejudiced white man. Prominent members of the community -- including the governor's wife, Mme. De Laage (Mary Astor), petition the governor for clemency, but he refuses to budge. However, all pretense of law and order are soon shattered by an incoming tropical storm.

Starring: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith, Thomas Mitchell, Raymond Massey, John Carradine, Jerome Cowan, Al Kikume, Kuulei De Clercq ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1937-11-09
7.

Kid Galahad

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris, Jane Bryan, Harry Carey, William Haade, Soledad Jiménez, Joe Cunningham, Ben Welden ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1937-05-29
Best Romance Movies of 1937 : Stella Dallas
8.

Stella Dallas

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Marjorie Main, George Walcott, Ann Shoemaker, Tim Holt, Nella Walker ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1937-08-06
9.

A Star Is Born

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Owen Moore, Peggy Wood, Elizabeth Jenns, Edgar Kennedy ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1937-04-27
Best Romance Movies of 1937 : Angel
10.

Angel

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Starring: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton, Ernest Cossart, Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Mundin, Dennie Moore, Gino Corrado ..
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch
Release date: 1937-10-29

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