Best Romance Movies of 1966

1.

The Sand Pebbles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1966-12-20
2.

Torn Curtain

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the border.

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Günter Strack, Hansjörg Felmy, Ludwig Donath, Wolfgang Kieling, Mort Mills, Carolyn Conwell, Gisela Fischer, Norbert Schiller ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1966-07-13
3.

Alfie

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Denholm Elliott, Alfie Bass ..
Directed by: Lewis Gilbert
Release date: 1966-03-29
Best Romance Movies of 1966 : The Trap
4.

The Trap

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Oliver Reed, Rex Sevenoaks, Barbara Chilcott, Blain Fairman, Walter Marsh, Merv Campone, Linda Goranson ..
Directed by: Sidney Hayers
Release date: 1966-04-07
5.

The Ghost & Mr. Chicken

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide. Luther's account of his wild, ghost-ridden night in the house leads Simmons to sue for libel, but with the aid of his friend Kelsey they determines what exactly happened.

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle, Philip Ober, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane ..
Directed by: Alan Rafkin
Release date: 1966-01-20
Best Romance Movies of 1966 : Hawaii
6.

Hawaii

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Jocelyne LaGarde, Manu Tupou, Ted Nobriga, Elizabeth Logue, John Cullum ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1966-10-10
Best Romance Movies of 1966 : Georgy Girl
7.

Georgy Girl

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.

Starring: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen, Clare Kelly, Rachel Kempson, Denise Coffey, Dorothy Alison, Peggy Thorpe-Bates ..
Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
Release date: 1966-08-04
8.

This Property Is Condemned

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main attraction, Alva Starr. Alva and Owen then try to escape Alva's mother's (Hazel) clutches and the town's revenge.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid, Mary Badham, Alan Baxter, Robert Blake, Dabney Coleman, John Harding, Jon Provost ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1966-08-03
Best Romance Movies of 1966 : Evening Primrose
9.

Evening Primrose

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other residents who dodge the night watchmen, and who keep their existence secret at all costs. And one of them is a young woman who wants to leave, but is too frightened to go. And Charles finds that he wants to show her the larger world outside.

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Charmian Carr, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Margaret Bannerman, Margaret Barker, Leonard Elliott, Michael Meola, Dorothy Sands, Margaretta Warwick ..
Directed by: Paul Bogart
Release date: 1966-11-16
10.

Walk Don't Run

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

During the '64 Olympics in Tokyo, Sir William "Bill" Rutland is visiting strictly for business but has no place to stay after his hotel reservation is screwed up. Everything's booked solid because of the Olympics. He sees a note posted in English, "Roommate wanted." He answers the ad, and finds a tiny two-room traditional Japanese apartment (sliding screens, tatami mats) inhabited by a British woman, an embassy worker. She gives him a cold reception because she wanted a woman roommate, but he persuades her to let him stay just a little while--and soon he's invited another man, an Olympic athlete, to share the tiny two-room sliding-screen apartment, too.

Starring: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing, Miiko Taka, Ted Hartley, Ben Astar, George Takei, Teru Shimada, Lois Kiuchi ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1966-01-01

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