Best Romance Movies of 1945

1.

Brief Encounter

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton, Wilfred Babbage, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1945-11-24
2.

Leave Her to Heaven

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A young novelist, Richard Harland, meets beautiful Ellen Berent on a train where they fall in love and are soon married. When tragedies take first his handicapped young brother, then his unborn son from him, Harland gradually realises that his wife's insane jealousy may be the cause of the tragedies in his life. Yet another shock awaits them all, as Ellen's emotions become uncontrollable.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price, Mary Philips, Ray Collins, Gene Lockhart, Reed Hadley, Darryl Hickman, Chill Wills ..
Directed by: John M. Stahl
Release date: 1945-12-25
3.

The Clock

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn, Lucile Gleason, Marshall Thompson, Ruth Brady, Chester Clute, Dick Elliott, Moyna MacGill ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1945-05-25
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : I Know Where I'm Going!
4.

I Know Where I'm Going!

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Plucky Englishwoman Joan Webster travels to the remote islands of the Scottish Hebrides in order to marry a wealthy industrialist. Trapped by inclement weather on the Isle of Mull and unable to continue to her destination, Joan finds herself charmed by the straightforward, no-nonsense islanders around her, and becomes increasingly attracted to naval officer Torquil MacNeil, who holds a secret that may change her life forever.

Starring: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, George Carney, Nancy Price, Catherine Lacey, Jean Cadell, John Laurie, Valentine Dyall ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1945-11-16
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : The Enchanted Cottage
5.

The Enchanted Cottage

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident. The two develop a bond and agree to marry, more out of loneliness than love. The romantic spirit of the cottage, however, overtakes them. They soon begin to look beautiful to each other, but no one else.

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Herbert Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Spring Byington, Hillary Brooke, Richard Gaines, Alec Englander, Robert Clarke, Eden Nicholas ..
Directed by: John Cromwell
Release date: 1945-04-28
6.

Christmas in Connecticut

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne, Una O'Connor, Frank Jenks, Joyce Compton, Dick Elliott ..
Directed by: Peter Godfrey
Release date: 1945-07-27
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : The Naughty Nineties
7.

The Naughty Nineties

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Curtis, Rita Johnson, Henry Travers, Lois Collier, Joe Sawyer, Joe Kirk, Rainbow Four, Bill Alcorn ..
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Release date: 1945-06-20
8.

Anchors Aweigh

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Two sailors, Joe and Clarence have four days shore leave in spend their shore leave trying to get a girl for Clarence. Clarence has his eye on a girl with musical aspirations, and before Joe can stop him, promises to get her an audition with José Iturbi. But the trouble really starts when Joe realizes he's falling for his buddy's girl.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi, Dean Stockwell, Pamela Britton, Rags Ragland, Billy Gilbert, Henry O'Neill, Carlos Ramírez ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1945-07-14
9.

Perfect Strangers

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

After World War II service changes them, a married couple dread their postwar reunion.

Starring: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd, Roland Culver, Roger Moore, Elliott Mason, Eliot Makeham, Brefni O'Rorke, Ivor Barnard ..
Directed by: Alexander Korda
Release date: 1945-10-15
Best Romance Movies of 1945 : State Fair
10.

State Fair

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

During their annual visit to the Iowa State Fair, the Frake family enjoy many adventures. Proud patriarch Abel (Charles Winninger) has high hopes for his champion swine Blueboy; and his wife Melissa (Fay Bainter) enters the mincemeat and pickles contest...with hilarious results.

Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh, Percy Kilbride, Harry Morgan ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1945-08-29

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