Best Romance Movies of 1972
What's Up, Doc?
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.
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.
Play It Again, Sam
A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart.
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.
A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes.
Butterflies Are Free
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?
"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.
Lady Sings the Blues
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.
The Heartbreak Kid
Three days into his Miami honeymoon, Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms his fear that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead.
A Deep Compassion
Step into a rose-colored world of a young blind boy who lives in a fantasy of beauty and sex until an escaped convict turns that world upside-down.
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.
The story about the first love.
Behind the Green Door
Gloria is kidnapped and taken to a theater where she is told that she will have "the most exquisite moment of her life." She shares many sexual and intimate experiences on a stage in front of a small masked audience that grows increasingly aroused as the performance progresses.
The Ragman's Daughter
Based on the Alan Sillitoe short story. Tony, a worker at a cheese factory, is also a petty thief. He moves from robbery after robbery until he meets Doris, the daughter of the local ragman. Slowly, he falls in love with her and must decide whether he will stay a thief or start a new life with Doris.
Just before the Salem Witch Trials, an embittered old woman, who has learned witchcraft, teams up with the Devil, and brings a scarecrow to life as part of her diabolical revenge on the judge who was once her lover.
Through Dusky Ways
When you're a newly divorced woman with two older children, it is very difficult to "rebuild your life". By chance, Monica meets someone new, but will she be able to seize this new oportunity for happiness?
Pete 'n' Tillie
A fun-loving bachelor woos and weds a secretary, but the bonds of this marriage aren't strong enough to stop his philandering from continuing.
A strait-laced British banker hires an eccentric private detective to follow his free-spirited American wife, whom he suspects is cheating on him.
Boys in the Sand
Casey Donovan stars in this dream-like sex fantasy set in New York's notorious Fire Island. First, he crosses paths in the woods with Peter Fisk, then has poolside sex with Danny DiCioccio, before hooking up with Tommy Moore around the house.
They Only Kill Their Masters
An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph to the victim's own dog. During the investigation, the sheriff meets and becomes romantically involved with a woman whose connection to the murder is ambiguous.
For the Love of Ada
Walter and Ada Bingley are celebrating their first wedding anniversary unaware that their friends and family are planning a surprise party for them.
Things go awry when a cruisey hustler attempts to seduce his jealous pot dealer's supposedly straight supplier.
Sex and the Other Woman
A series of vignettes exposing how women manipulate their men into submission.
The War Between Men and Women
A sarcastic near-sighted cartoonist, averse to commitment, falls for a single mother of three — the only woman who can stand his strong anti-feminist opinions.
All My Darling Daughters
A judge has to deal with his four daughters, his four future sons-in-law and four weddings all on the same day.
Georgia, a black American singer, comes to Stockholm for a show. She meets an American deserter and soon they have fallen in love. But Georgia's assistant Alberta tell her to stick to her own kind.
A ride to the airport unites three women whose husbands are either prisoners or missing in Vietnam.
Archie the sailor soldier moves on from buxom stripper Cynthia Joy who picks him up in a strip club, to sexually aggressive Connie, and into anti war hippie Corina.
What About Jane
This film “strikes a blow for women’s liberation” because it attempts to solve the problems of an attractive, disciplined girl whose marriage to the handsome, athletic, hard-working youth of her dreams turns sour because of his romantic clumsiness and insecurity. Through the friendship of another couple, Jane and her husband learn to be equals in sexual freedom.
Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
A young man who dies in an auto accident returns from the dead to meet up with the young woman who tried to save him.
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand
This movie takes place on the Isle of Jersey where a troubled wife has come to sort out the tumult of her life. She encounters a lighthouse-keeper there and they quickly become lovers. Together they flee to Scotland. One day they are making love on a beach when the lighthouse keeper dies. But that's only the beginning of the story.
Sex and the Office Girl
Sex and the Office Girl purports to show what happens behind closed doors during a late-night office crunch session. Forced to spend the evening at work catching up on filings for a big new account, the office pool quickly finishes its duties but, unlike a typical workplace where everyone would be dashing for the door, decides to stick around and - in true 60s fashion - have a nightcap and an orgy.
A young man named David unknowingly ventures into a land controlled by the powerful witch queen, Alotta, and her coven. Every year the local villagers must offer a child to the queen in order to maintain a pact of peace. But David has fallen in love with a river nymph named Yyala and he cannot have a relationship with her as long as he has a soul. So, he offers his soul to Alotta in exchange for the life of a sacrificial child. Now David and Yyala can be together, but if Yyala ever abandons him, his life belongs to the witch...
A Vassar school dropout meets a hard luck rodeo cowboy.
Two divorced men meet and become friends, but unbeknownst to each other, start dating each other's ex-wives.
Class of '74
Four young modern women in college set out to explore all that life has to give with various new relationships and to study the ones they have been exposed to in their past.
The Couple Takes a Wife
Complications ensue when an overworked couple decides to hire a "wife" — someone who can run the household for them with complete autonomy — but she's a little too attractive for comfort.
A romantic drama about Nurith - a young girl who tries to become a singer.
A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It turns out that she was killed by the local mob, which is trying to frame him for the crime. With the police after him, he calls on some of his old acquaintances to help clear his name and avenge the woman's death.
Drop Out Wife
A young housewife gets involved in the "swinging" scene and discovers that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Mome Ki Gudiya
Film starring Ratan Chopra, Tanuja and Prem Nath
Every Man Needs One
A male chauvinist architect pressured into hiring a feminist as his assistant finds himself falling for her.
The Great Waltz
A musical based on the life and music of Johann Strauss, Jr.
The film's plot centres around the libidinous sexual shenanigans of a middle-class Californian family, and deftly explores themes such as marital discord, middle age, adultery, and incestuous desire.
Run, Jackson, Run
Fire in Her Bed!
Lovely and free-spirited young hippie singer Donna goes to Los Angeles, California to seek fame and success in the Hollywood music scene. Donna records an album and falls in with a party hearty bohemian crowd which leads to the inevitable decadent descent into sex, drugs, and booze. Can Donna get out of this wild lifestyle in time? Or is she destined to meet a grim untimely end?
The Intimate Rebels
Lovers Mike and Ray can't seem to resist temptation at work or at home. Ray fools around with his beefcake employee at the docks, while Mike can't keep away the countless friends and strangers knocking on his door, looking for a good time.
Two young lovers, Mary and Tim, deal with pressure, parents and change in this heartfelt drama.