Best Romance Movies of 1946

1.

The Best Years of Our Lives

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

Starring: Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1946-12-25
2.

Notorious

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin, Reinhold Schünzel, Ivan Triesault, Alex Minotis, Eberhard Krumschmidt, Fred Nurney ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1946-08-21
3.

A Matter of Life and Death

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

When a young airman miraculously survives bailing out of his aeroplane without a parachute, he falls in love with an American radio operator. But the officials in the other world realise their mistake, and despatch an angel to collect him.

Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, Robert Coote, Bonar Colleano, Joan Maude, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Robert Atkins ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1946-12-15
4.

Gilda

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Gerald Mohr, Mark Roberts, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1946-04-25
5.

Great Expectations

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham, and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker.

Starring: John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson, Jean Simmons, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Finlay Currie, Martita Hunt, Alec Guinness, Ivor Barnard ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1946-12-26
6.

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect combination to dominate the corrupt city of Iverstown at will. But the unexpected return of Sam, after years of absence, deeply disturbs the life of the odd couple.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran, Frank Orth ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1946-08-19
7.

Dragonwyck

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

For Miranda Wells, moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas, seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter, to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan, Anne Revere, Spring Byington, Connie Marshall, Harry Morgan, Vivienne Osborne, Jessica Tandy ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1946-04-10
8.

Tomorrow Is Forever

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald learns that her husband, John Andrew, has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson, Richard Long, Natalie Wood, John Wengraf, Sonny Howe, Ian Wolfe, Joyce Mackenzie ..
Directed by: Irving Pichel
Release date: 1946-02-20
9.

The Razor's Edge

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself, and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb, Herbert Marshall, Lucile Watson, Frank Latimore, Elsa Lanchester, Fritz Kortner ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1946-11-19
10.

Duel in the Sun

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Marshall, Lillian Gish, Walter Huston, Charles Bickford, Harry Carey, Joan Tetzel ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1946-12-31

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