Best Romance Movies of 1962

1.

Lolita

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

Starring: James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Lois Maxwell, John Harrison, Diana Decker, Jerry Stovin, Gary Cockrell, Bill Greene ..
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1962-06-13
2.

The Music Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A con man comes to an Iowa town with a scam using a boy's marching band program, but things don't go according to plan.

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Pert Kelton, Timmy Everett, Susan Luckey, Peggy Mondo ..
Directed by: Morton DaCosta
Release date: 1962-06-19
3.

Days of Wine and Roses

4.8
7.9/10 IMDB

An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt, Tom Palmer, Debbie Megowan, Maxine Stuart, Jack Albertson, Leon Alton ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1962-12-26
4.

Sweet Bird of Youth

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave his daughter and the town many years ago.

Starring: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Madeleine Sherwood, Philip Abbott, Corey Allen, Roy Glenn ..
Directed by: Richard Brooks
Release date: 1962-03-21
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5.

The Notorious Landlady

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.

Starring: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries, Estelle Winwood, Maxwell Reed, Henry Daniell, Bess Flowers, Philippa Bevans, Ronald Long ..
Directed by: Richard Quine
Release date: 1962-04-01
6.

Gay Purr-ee

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Mouser Jaone Tom and housecat Mewsette are living in the French country side, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her.

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Mel Blanc, Hermione Gingold ..
Directed by: Abe Levitow, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 1962-10-24
7.

That Touch of Mink

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.

Starring: Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, Alan Hewitt, John Astin, Dick Sargent, Jan Burrell, Alice Backes, Leoda Richards ..
Directed by: Delbert Mann
Release date: 1962-06-14
8.

Light in the Piazza

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

A young American woman traveling in Italy with her mother is slender, blonde, beautiful and there is something charmingly naive about her. Fabrizio Naccarelli seems to always know where the mother and daughter will sightsee next. Signor Naccarelli is just as concerned about where this will lead as Mrs. Johnson is. Then she starts thinking that perhaps her daughter can be a wife of a wealthy young man in a society where all she has to do is look beautiful. What happens if Signor Naccarelli finds out who his prospective daughter-in-law really is?

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Rossano Brazzi, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Isabel Dean, Moultrie Kelsall, Nancy Nevinson, Barry Sullivan ..
Directed by: Guy Green
Release date: 1962-02-07
9.

Two for the Seesaw

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Jerry Ryan wanders aimlessly around New York after giving up his Nebraskan law practice. His wife asks for a divorce. He meets Gittel, a struggling dancer from Greenwich Village and they try to sort out their lives. An extended conversation piece with a static camera, but reflects the moral climate of the time.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine, Edmon Ryan, Elisabeth Fraser, Eddie Firestone, Billy Gray, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Ken Berry, Julie Allred, Bill Borzage ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1962-11-21
10.

Rome Adventure

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A beautiful American schoolteacher vacationing in Rome is courted by two men. Released in 1962, starring Suzanne Pleshette, Troy Donahue, Rossano Brazzi and Angie Dickinson.

Starring: Troy Donahue, Angie Dickinson, Rossano Brazzi, Suzanne Pleshette, Hampton Fancher, Constance Ford, Chad Everett, Pamela Austin, Nina Varela, Norma Varden ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1962-04-21

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