Best Romance Movies of 1971

1.

Fiddler on the Roof

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

This lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. Nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Starring: Chaim Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, Ray Lovelock ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1971-11-03
2.

Harold and Maude

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Judy Engles, Shari Summers, Eric Christmas, G. Wood ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1971-12-20
Best Romance Movies of 1971 : Play Misty for Me
3.

Play Misty for Me

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, John Larch, Donna Mills, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Clarice Taylor, Don Siegel, Duke Everts ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1971-11-03
4.

Melody

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible.

Starring: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie, Billy Franks, Ashley Knight, Craig Marriott, William Vanderpuye, Peter Walton, Camille Davis ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein
Release date: 1971-03-28
5.

A New Leaf

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts, Renée Taylor, William Redfield, Graham Jarvis, Jess Osuna ..
Directed by: Elaine May
Release date: 1971-03-11
6.

The Go-Between

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

British teenager Leo Colston (Dominic Guard) spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian (Julie Christie). Eager to impress her, Leo becomes the "go-between" for Marian, delivering secret romantic letters to Ted Burgess (Alan Bates), a handsome neighboring farmer.

Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Dominic Guard, Michael Gough, Edward Fox ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1971-09-24
7.

Nicholas and Alexandra

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Biography of the last Russian Monarch, Tsar Nicholas II and his Tsarina, Alexandra.Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Starring: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson, Lynne Frederick, Candance Glendenning, Harry Andrews, Irene Worth, Tom Baker, Jack Hawkins ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1971-11-29
8.

Summer of '42

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Over the summer of 1942 on Nantucket Island, three friends -- Hermie, Oscy and Benjie -- are more concerned with getting laid than anything else. Hermie falls in love with the married Dorothy, whose husband is an army pilot recently sent to the battlefront of World War II.

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Katherine Allentuck, Christopher Norris, Lou Frizzell ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1971-04-09
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9.

Pink Narcissus

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A poem set in the fantasies of a young prostitute.

Starring: Bobby Kendall, Donald L. Brooks, Charles Ludlam, Andrew Starr, Larry Rey ..
Directed by: James Bidgood
Release date: 1971-01-01
10.

Plaza Suite

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York's Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam's attention to spruce up their failing marriage. In the second, brash film producer Jesse Kiplinger tries to get his former one-time flame Muriel to see him for what he stands for. In the third, Roy Hubley and his wife Norma try and try to get their uncertain-of-herself daughter out of the bathroom before her approaching wedding.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Barbara Harris, Maureen Stapleton, Louise Sorel, Dan Ferrone, Jose Ocasio, Thomas Carey, Jenny Sullivan, Augusta Dabney ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1971-05-12

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