Best Romance Movies of 1970

1.

Zabriskie Point

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)...

Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G. D. Spradlin, Bill Garaway, Kathleen Cleaver, Rod Taylor, Kenner G. Kemp, Harrison Ford, Philip Baker Hall ..
Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release date: 1970-02-09
2.

Love Story

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Russell Nype, Tommy Lee Jones, Sydney Walker, Robert Modica, Katherine Balfour, Sudie Bond ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1970-12-16
3.

Ryan's Daughter

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.

Starring: Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern, Barry Foster, Marie Kean, Arthur O'Sullivan, Evin Crowley ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1970-03-19
4.

The Honeymoon Killers

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man who seduces lonely single women, kills them and then takes their money. She poses as Ray's sister and joins Ray on a wild killing spree, fueled by her lingering concern that Ray will leave her for one of his marks.

Starring: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Marilyn Chris, Dortha Duckworth, Barbara Cason, Ann Harris, Mary Breen ..
Directed by: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman
Release date: 1970-02-04
5.

The Strawberry Statement

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Simon (Bruce Davison), a student at a fictional university in San Francisco (based on San Francisco State College) is indifferent to the student protests around him, until walking in on a naked woman (Kristina Holland) in his dormitory roommate's bed. While she quickly runs over to the toilets to dress, Simon protests to his roommate that their time should only be devoted to studying, so they can get good jobs and lots of money. Coming back clothed, the woman refuses setting another date with the roommate because she'll be busy protesting. She explains the university's plan to construct a gymnasium in an African-American neighborhood, thus causing conflict with the local African American population. She tells him that she and others plan to take over one of the university's buildings.

Starring: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort, Murray MacLeod, Bob Balaban, Michael Margotta, Israel Horovitz, James Kunen, Jeannie Berlin, Carol Bagdasarian ..
Directed by: Stuart Hagmann
Release date: 1970-08-28
6.

Wuthering Heights

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor. Written by Marg Baskin

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Anna Calder-Marshall, Harry Andrews, Pamela Brown, Judy Cornwell, James Cossins, Rosalie Crutchley, Hilary Dwyer, Julian Glover, Hugh Griffith ..
Directed by: Robert Fuest
Release date: 1970-06-09
7.

The Owl and the Pussycat

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Meek, owlish Felix (George Segal) and strident, catty Doris (Barbra Streisand) live in the same apartment building. His incessant typing bothers her; her gentlemen callers bother him. Felix informs the landlord of her activities, so Doris moves in on Felix. When they both get thrown out, they move in with Barney (Robert Klein) . . . until they drive him out! That's when Felix and Doris finally decide to put theory into practice. But do opposites attract?

Starring: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield, Roz Kelly, Jacques Sandulescu, Marilyn Chambers ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1970-01-01
8.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Under hypnosis while trying to quit smoking, Daisy Gamble revisits past lives and different personalities.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand, Bob Newhart, Larry Blyden, Simon Oakland, Jack Nicholson, John Richardson, Pamela Brown, Irene Handl, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1970-06-17
9.

The Walking Stick

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her life she is truly happy. This happiness is short lived, however, as little by little she discovers her partner has been lying to her about his past. It is soon revealed that he and his friends have been planning to rob the auction house that she works for and they require her inside knowledge in order to pull off the crime.

Starring: David Hemmings, Samantha Eggar, Emlyn Williams, Phyllis Calvert, Ferdy Mayne, Francesca Annis, Bridget Turner, Dudley Sutton, John Woodvine, David Savile ..
Directed by: Eric Till
Release date: 1970-04-15
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10.

Lovers and Other Strangers

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda.

Starring: Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon, Richard S. Castellano, Bob Dishy, Harry Guardino, Marian Hailey, Joseph Hindy, Anne Jackson, Diane Keaton ..
Directed by: Cy Howard
Release date: 1970-08-12

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