Best Romance Movies of 1972

1.

Cabaret

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Helen Vita, Sigrid von Richthofen, Gerd Vespermann ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1972-02-13
2.

What's Up, Doc?

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Randy Quaid, Liam Dunn, Mabel Albertson, Sorrell Booke ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1972-03-09
3.

Play It Again, Sam

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A mild mannered film critic is dumped by his wife and his ego is crushed. His hero persona is the tough guy played by Humphrey Bogart in many of his movies and the apparition of Bogart begins showing up to give him advice. With the encouragement of his two married friends, he actually tries dating again, with less than satisfactory results, until he relaxes.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy, Susan Anspach, Jennifer Salt, Joy Bang, Viva, Ted Markland, Michael Greene ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1972-05-04
4.

Avanti!

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews, Gianfranco Barra, Franco Angrisano, Pippo Franco, Franco Acampora, Giselda Castrini, Raffaele Mottola ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1972-12-17
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5.

Tomorrow

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond, Richard McConnell, Peter Masterson, William Hawley ..
Directed by: Joseph Anthony
Release date: 1972-04-09
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6.

Butterflies Are Free

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker moves away from his overprotective mother. After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner. Don's quick wit and good looks disarm the free-spirited Jill, and before long they're more than just friends. Will Mrs. Baker's incessant meddling destroy Don and Jill's budding relationship?

Starring: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser, Michael Warren ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1972-07-06
7.

Boxcar Bertha

3.7
6.0/10 IMDB

'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” the 1937 pseudo-autobiography of fictional character Bertha Thompson, written by anarchist physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman.

Starring: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine, Victor Argo, David Osterhout, Harry Northup, Joe Reynolds, Marianne Dole ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1972-06-14
8.

Lady Sings the Blues

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

Starring: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan, Paul Hampton, Sid Melton, Virginia Capers, Yvonne Fair, Isabel Sanford, Ned Glass ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1972-10-12
9.

The Heartbreak Kid

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.

Starring: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley, Eddie Albert, Mitchell Jason, William Prince, Augusta Dabney, Doris Roberts, Jack Hausman ..
Directed by: Elaine May
Release date: 1972-12-17
10.

Trouble Man

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks like it's up to T to hold a gang war from breaking out, keep the police off his back, and earn his fee from Chalky and Pete.

Starring: Robert Hooks, William Smithers, Paul Winfield, Ralph Waite, Paula Kelly, Gordon Jump, Jeannie Bell, Stack Pierce, Julius Harris ..
Directed by: Ivan Dixon
Release date: 1972-11-01

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