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
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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

3.9
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

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last 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.

Deep End

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike does his best to sabotage the relationship, to the extent of stalking both her and her fiancé.

Starring: Jane Asher, John Moulder-Brown, Karl Michael Vogler, Christopher Sanford, Diana Dors, Louise Martini, Erica Beer, Anita Lochner, Anne-Marie Kuster, Cheryl Hall ..
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 1971-03-17
9.

Minnie and Moskowitz

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot attendant Seymour Moskowitz comes to her defense from an angry and rebuffed blind date, he falls hopelessly in love with her despite their myriad differences. Minnie reluctantly agrees to a date with Moskowitz, and, slowly but surely, an unlikely romance blossoms between the two.

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey, Katherine Cassavetes, John Cassavetes, Judith Roberts, Lady Rowlands, Elizabeth Deering, Elsie Ames ..
Directed by: John Cassavetes
Release date: 1971-12-22
10.

Summer of '42

3.7
7.2/10 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: 1971-04-19

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