Best Romance Movies of 1969


Cactus Flower

7.2/10 IMDB

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie, who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston, Rick Lenz, Vito Scotti, Irene Hervey, Eve Bruce, Irwin Charone, Matthew Saks ..
Directed by: Gene Saks
Release date: 1969-12-16

Hello, Dolly!

7.0/10 IMDB

Dolly Levi is a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York in order to see the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece's intended, and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, David Hurst, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Anne of the Thousand Days

Anne of the Thousand Days

7.4/10 IMDB

Henry VIII of England discards his wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Starring: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Valerie Gearon, Michael Johnson, Peter Jeffrey ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1969-12-18

Sweet Charity

6.9/10 IMDB

Taxi dancer, Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Suzanne Charney, Alan Hewitt ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1969-02-25

Women in Love

7.1/10 IMDB

Growing up in the sheltered confines of a 1920's English coal-mining community, free-spirited sisters Gudrun and Ursula explore erotic love with a wealthy playboy and a philosophical educator, with cataclysmic results for all four.

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron, Alan Webb, Vladek Sheybal, Catherine Willmer, Phoebe Nicholls, Sharon Gurney ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1969-09-13

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

6.8/10 IMDB

Academy Award-honoree Peter O'Toole stars in this musical classic about a prim English schoolmaster who learns to show his compassion through the help of an outgoing showgirl. O'Toole, who received his fourth Oscar-nomination for this performance, is joined by '60s pop star Petula Clark and fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Redgrave.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave, Alison Leggatt, George Baker, Siân Phillips, Michael Bryant, Jack Hedley, Jenny Runacre, Clinton Greyn ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1969-11-05

Model Shop

6.7/10 IMDB

While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop", an establishment that rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers. George spends his last twelve dollars to photograph Lola, and discovers that she is as unhappy as he.

Starring: Gary Lockwood, Anouk Aimée, Alexandra Hay, Carol Cole, Tom Holland, Severn Darden, Neil Elliot, Jacqueline Mille, Duke Hobbie, Anne Randall ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1969-02-11

The Arrangement

6.4/10 IMDB

An adman attempts to rebuild his shattered life after suffering a nervous breakdown.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone, Hume Cronyn, Michael Higgins, Carol Eve Rossen, William Hansen, Harold Gould, Michael Murphy ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1969-11-18

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

6.3/10 IMDB

A group of travelers from the United States race through seven European countries in 18 days.

Starring: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton, Sandy Baron, Michael Constantine, Marina Berti, Aubrey Morris, Hilarie Thompson, Luke Halpin ..
Directed by: Mel Stuart
Release date: 1969-04-24

John and Mary

6.6/10 IMDB

John and Mary meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Michael Tolan, Sunny Griffin, Stanley Beck, Tyne Daly, Alix Elias, Julie Garfield, Marvin Lichterman, Marian Mercer ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1969-12-14

The Gypsy Moths

6.3/10 IMDB

Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman, Scott Wilson, Sheree North, Bonnie Bedelia, William Windom, Carl Reindel, Ford Rainey, John Napier ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1969-08-29

Age of Consent

6.4/10 IMDB

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.

Starring: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn, Andonia Katsaros, Peggy Cass, Harold Hopkins, Slim DeGrey, Max Meldrum, Hudson Faucett ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1969-05-13
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : The April Fools

The April Fools

6.2/10 IMDB

Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married — to the boss. They spend an innocent night in New York becoming more and more attracted to each other, so that when Catherine announces she intends to leave her husband and return to Paris Howard asks to go along too.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Jack Weston, Myrna Loy, Charles Boyer, Kenneth Mars, Melinda Dillon, Harvey Korman, Sally Kellerman ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1969-05-28

Goodbye, Columbus

6.4/10 IMDB

A Jewish man and a jewish woman meet and while attracted to each other find that their worlds are very different. She is the archetypical Jewish-American-Princess, very emotionally involved with her parents world and the world they have created for her while he is much less dependent on his family. They begin an affair which brings more differences to the surface.

Starring: Richard Benjamin, Ali MacGraw, Jack Klugman, Nan Martin, Michael Meyers, Lori Shelle, Monroe Arnold, Kay Cummings, Sylvie Strause, Royce Wallace ..
Directed by: Larry Peerce
Release date: 1969-01-01

Change of Habit

5.9/10 IMDB

Dr. John Carpenter takes the job of running a health center in a low-income district. He enlists three women to help out who — unbeknownst to him — are actually nuns in street clothes. The church wants to improve the neighborhood but fears that nuns in full habit would not be well received. Unaware of her unavailability, John falls for Sister Michelle, serenading her with his guitar — which, luckily for him, effectively wears away at her religious resolve.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Leora Dana, Ed Asner, Timothy Carey, Jane Elliott, Robert Emhardt, Regis Toomey, Doro Merande ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-11-19
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

6.9/10 IMDB

Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Ralph Richardson and Joan Plowright star in this merry on-stage mix-up of identity, gender and love in Tony Award-winner John Dexter’s production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Originally broadcast on Britain’s ITV, this classic performance captures all the slapstick, puns and double entendres that have amazed and amused audiences for over four hundred years.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Gary Raymond, Adrienne Corri, Tommy Steele, John Moffatt, Sheila Reid, Paul Curran, Richard Leech ..
Directed by: John Sichel
Release date: 1969-01-06

The Trouble with Girls

5.3/10 IMDB

Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.

Starring: Elvis Presley, Sheree North, Marlyn Mason, Nicole Jaffe, Edward Andrews, John Carradine, Anissa Jones, Vincent Price, Joyce Van Patten, Pepe Brown ..
Directed by: Peter Tewksbury
Release date: 1969-06-24
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

4.7/10 IMDB

Young Charlie begins to develop a case of cold feet as his upcoming wedding looms nearer. Desperate to throw the wedding plans off the track, Charlie tries a variety of tactics, including attempting to rekindle the relationship between his fiancée Josephine and her former boyfriend.

Starring: Charles Pfluger, Jill Clayburgh, Valda Setterfield, Raymond McNally, John Braswell, William Finley, Robert De Niro, Judy Thomas, Jennifer Salt, Sue Ann Converse ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma, Wilford Leach, Cynthia Munroe
Release date: 1969-04-09

A Walk with Love and Death

6.4/10 IMDB

Attempting to evade the turmoil of France's Hundred Years' War, Parisian student Heron of Foix decides to journey to the sea. En route, he meets the pretty aristocrat Lady Claudia, and the couple begin a romance amid the intense conflict. As the struggle between peasants and noblemen rages on, Heron and Claudia take shelter at a monastery -- but even their newfound love can't completely keep the horrors of war at bay.

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan, Anthony Higgins, John Hallam, Robert Lang, Guy Deghy, Michael Gough, George Murcell, Eileen Murphy, Anthony Nicholls ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1969-10-05

The Big Bounce

5.4/10 IMDB

A Vietnam veteran and ex-con is persuaded by a shady woman to rob a $50,000 payroll account on a California produce farm. But who is playing who?

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Van Heflin, Lee Grant, James Daly, Robert Webber, Phyllis Davis, Cindy Eilbacher, Kevin O'Neal ..
Directed by: Alex March
Release date: 1969-03-05
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Camille 2000

Camille 2000

5.7/10 IMDB

Marguerite, a beautiful woman of affairs, falls for the young and promising Armand, but sacrifices her love for him for the sake of his future and reputation.

Starring: Danièle Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Roberto Bisacco, Massimo Serato, Silvana Venturelli, Zachary Adams, Stefania Possamai, Lella Cattaneo, Rossana Canghiari ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1969-07-15
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Hard Contract

Hard Contract

5.7/10 IMDB

A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for "one last score". His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract.

Starring: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith, Patrick Magee, Sterling Hayden, Claude Dauphin, Helen Cherry, Karen Black, Sabine Sun ..
Directed by: S. Lee Pogostin
Release date: 1969-04-30
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : The Hang Up

The Hang Up

5.6/10 IMDB

Two vice cops get entangled in a web of prostitution, blackmail and murder.

Starring: Tony Vorno, Sharon Matt, Ted Roter, Peter Balakoff, Genene Cooper, Luke Perry, Bonnie Clark, Michael March, Gene Blackey, Bambi Allen ..
Directed by: John Hayes
Release date: 1969-11-26
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : In Search of Gregory

In Search of Gregory

5.4/10 IMDB

Young Catherine Morelli, who lives in Rome, goes to Geneva to find romance at her father's wedding. There she begins a near nymphomaniac pursuit of a mystery man called Gregory.

Starring: Julie Christie, Michael Sarrazin, John Hurt, Adolfo Celi, Paola Pitagora, Roland Culver, Tony Selby, Ernesto Pagano ..
Directed by: Peter Wood
Release date: 1969-11-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Two Gentlemen Sharing

Two Gentlemen Sharing

6.6/10 IMDB

An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together.

Starring: Robin Phillips, Judy Geeson, Ester Anderson, Hal Frederick, Norman Rossington, Rachel Kempson, Ram John Holder, Daisy Mae Williams, Elspeth March, Philip Stone ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1969-09-17
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Changes


6.4/10 IMDB

It's the late sixties, a time of peace signs, free love and revolution; and Kent (Kent Lane DEFIANT, HOOPER) like others of his generation, is looking for a meaning to his life. Driving alone along the Big Sur, he flashes back to difficult memories about college, drugs, family and relationships. The flashback over, Kent is back in his car, but he loses control and crashes over an embankment. Stunned and hurt, Kent starts hitchhiking, not caring which direction. He wanders aimlessly, taking rides from strangers, never making real contact. Then he meets Julie (Michele Carey, LIVE A LITTLE LOVE A LITTLE), who intrigues him and they move in together. Kent still has to find himself and the meaning of his existence. Co-starring Jack Albertson (TV's CHICO AND THE MAN), Manuela Thiess (TERROR CIRCUS), Sam Chew Jr. (TIME WALKER), Teri Garr (FIRSTBORN) and Marcia Strassman (TV's WELCOME BACK KOTTER). Made by award winning director Hall Bartlett (JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL)!

Starring: Kent Lane, Jack Albertson, Gregory Walcott, Michele Carey, Marcia Strassman, Sam Chew Jr., Teri Garr ..
Directed by: Hall Bartlett
Release date: 1969-02-11
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Justine


5.4/10 IMDB

In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally discovers that she is involved in a plot against the British, meant to arm the Jewish underground in Palestine. The plot finally fails, Justine is sent to jail and Darley decides to return to England.

Starring: Anouk Aimée, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Forster, Anna Karina, Philippe Noiret, Michael York, John Vernon, Jack Albertson, Cliff Gorman, George Baker ..
Directed by: George Cukor, Joseph Strick
Release date: 1969-08-06
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Meeting on 69th Street

Meeting on 69th Street

4.1/10 IMDB

An impotent sailor falls in love with madam of a whorehouse.

Starring: William Gillman, Harry Halup, Beverly Harriette Kolber, Zita Marlowe, Carol Morely, Art Yates, Barbara Zenith, Jo Ellen, Geri Miller ..
Directed by: Kemper Peacock
Release date: 1969-05-15
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Blue Movie

Blue Movie

4.8/10 IMDB

Viva and Louis Waldon spend an idyllic afternoon together in an apartment in New York City.

Starring: Viva, Louis Waldon ..
Directed by: Andy Warhol
Release date: 1969-06-12

Midas Run

4.8/10 IMDB

A veteran secret service officer from Britain hijacks a government shipment of $15 million of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

Starring: Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood, Fred Astaire, Ralph Richardson, Cesar Romero, Adolfo Celi, Maurice Denham, John Le Mesurier, Roddy McDowall, Jacques Sernas ..
Directed by: Alf Kjellin
Release date: 1969-05-07
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Ron and Chuck in Disneyland Discovery

Ron and Chuck in Disneyland Discovery

7.5/10 IMDB

Two young men meet and fall in love in Disneyland.

Starring: Chuck, Ron ..
Directed by: Pat Rocco
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Lusty Neighbors

Lusty Neighbors

3.7/10 IMDB

A twenty-something brunette confesses her marital problems to her sexy, blonde neighbor. The blonde suggests that the mousy, shy brunette attend her weekend "swinging" parties. Five sex parties later leads to her mental breakdown and a visit from the local police!

Starring: Gerard Broulard, Ron Dyer, Cheryl Powell, Phyllis Stengel ..
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Lady Godiva Rides

Lady Godiva Rides

3.8/10 IMDB

When an English lord finds his wife Lady Godiva in bed with her lover Tom Jones they have to leave the country and go to the USA. Godiva ends up in a brothel and when Tom wants to save her he is challenged to a duel by the owner of the brothel.

Starring: Marsha Jordan, Harvey Shain, Deborah Downey, Elizabeth Knowles, Liz Renay, Vincent Barbi, Mary Bauer, Marland Proctor, Sheri Jackson ..
Directed by: Stephen C. Apostolof
Release date: 1969-03-19
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Bananas


5.6/10 IMDB

Two bananas meet and fall in love.

Directed by: Bill Cote
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : In Name Only

In Name Only

5.6/10 IMDB

In this romantic comedy, an unwed couple who run a wedding planning business discover, to their horror, that the Justice of the Peace who had officiated their first three weddings was only an actor. Hilarity ensues as they set about trying to get these marrieds married...again.

Starring: Michael Callan, Ann Prentiss, Eve Arden, Ruth Buzzi, Christopher Connelly, Bill Daily, Elinor Donahue, Herb Edelman, Paul Ford, Elsa Lanchester ..
Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer
Release date: 1969-11-25

Today and Tomorrow

0.0/10 IMDB

An inmate escapes from jail and maintains a relationship with his jailer's wife,

Starring: Sergio Regules, Susana Groisman, Fred Deakin, Rómulo Boni ..
Directed by: Ted Leversuch
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Animal Love

Animal Love

0.0/10 IMDB

Judge Harris is invited to an orgy with his wife Mara and discovers that the sight of a woman wearing a coat of leopard fur turns him on in an animal way. And from now on he can't get enough of women in fur.

Starring: Sam King, Mary Dunn, Dan Neri, Henry Nelson, Rose Poey ..
Directed by: Kenneth Schwarz
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1969 : Back Seat Cabbie

Back Seat Cabbie

0.0/10 IMDB

US-Erotica by C. Walsh.

Starring: Margaret Leigh, Janet Topaz ..
Directed by: C. Walsh
Release date: 1969-01-01

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