Best Romance Movies of 1973



7.7/10 IMDB

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Ramon Bieri, Warren Oates, Alan Vint, Charles Fitzpatrick, Gary Littlejohn, John Carter, Bryan Montgomery, Terrence Malick ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1973-10-15


7.1/10 IMDB

Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory, Brian Avery, Don Keefer, Mews Small, Peter Hobbs, Spencer Milligan, John McLiam ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1973-12-17

The Way We Were

7.0/10 IMDB

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles, Patrick O'Neal, Viveca Lindfors, Allyn Ann McLerie, Murray Hamilton, Herb Edelman, Diana Ewing ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1973-10-17


6.9/10 IMDB

A free-spirited young woman, Breezy, hitches a ride with an aging real estate salesman, Frank. Sensing that she just wants to use him he tries to have nothing to do with her. She's not that easy to shake, however, and over time a bond forms between them.

Starring: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay, Joan Hotchkis, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Norman Bartold, Lynn Borden, Shelley Morrison, Scott Holden ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1973-11-18

The Paper Chase

7.2/10 IMDB

A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Craig Richard Nelson, Regina Baff, Robert Lydiard, Lenny Baker ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1973-10-16

Cinderella Liberty

6.8/10 IMDB

A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a Seattle hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.

Starring: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach, Burt Young, Bruno Kirby, Allyn Ann McLerie, Dabney Coleman, Sally Kirkland, Katherine Wilson ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1973-12-18

A Touch of Class

6.5/10 IMDB

Steve, a happily married American man living in London meets Vicki, an English divorcée and run off to Marbella for a rollicking week of sex. They then return to London to set up a cozy menage, despite the fact that he loves his wife and children, and now realize that he and Vicki have also fallen in love.

Starring: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino, K Callan, Cec Linder, Michael Elwyn, Mary Barclay, Nadim Sawalha, Ian Thompson, Eve Karpf ..
Directed by: Melvin Frank
Release date: 1973-05-25
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : The Thief Who Came to Dinner

The Thief Who Came to Dinner

6.1/10 IMDB

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves, an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh, Charles Cioffi, Ned Beatty, Austin Pendleton, John Hillerman, Gregory Sierra, Michael Murphy ..
Directed by: Bud Yorkin
Release date: 1973-03-01

Blume in Love

6.3/10 IMDB

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

Starring: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters, Donald F. Muhich, Paul Mazursky, Erin O'Reilly, Annazette Chase, Shelley Morrison ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1973-06-17

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

6.2/10 IMDB

On the run from her violent husband, Catherine Crocker witnesses a train robbery and is taken prisoner by a frontier outlaw gang, led by a bandit who’s hiding a secret of his own.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden, George Hamilton, Bo Hopkins, Robert Donner, Sandy McPeak, Larry Littlebird, Nancy Malone ..
Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian
Release date: 1973-06-28


5.8/10 IMDB

In the mythical European city of Leisure, married couple Jack and Elvira have an ongoing bet regarding who can seduce whom. This comes up in the wake of a swinging night with a couple of tourists picked up via a newspaper ad. Elvira, a self-professed "sexual snob" has bet she can seduce newlywed Betsy, married to handsome marine biologist Eddie. If she fails by midnight, then Jack gets to seduce Eddie.

Starring: Claire Wilbur, Casey Donovan, Lynn Lowry, Gerald Grant, Carl Parker ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1973-11-05

Lost Horizon

5.2/10 IMDB

While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Starring: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy, Michael York, Olivia Hussey, Bobby Van, James Shigeta, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1973-03-17
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : A Summer Without Boys

A Summer Without Boys

7.0/10 IMDB

A middle-aged woman going through a divorce takes her daughter to a summer lodge where the girl experiences a powerful awakening to life's challenges.

Starring: Barbara Bain, Michael Moriarty, Kay Lenz, Mildred Dunnock, Debralee Scott, Bruno Kirby, Ric Carrott, Michael Lembeck, Suzanne Taylor, Jessica Rains ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1973-12-05


7.0/10 IMDB

Jeremy is learning cello at an arts school in New York. At school he spots Susan, who practices for a ballet audition, and he falls in love.

Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Leonardo Cimino, Ned Wilson, Len Bari, Chris Bohn, Patricia Wheel, Ted Sorel, Bruce Friedman, Eunice Anderson ..
Directed by: Arthur Barron
Release date: 1973-08-01

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

6.6/10 IMDB

While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Walter, the aimless young son of a doctor, makes the acquaintance of proper, middle-aged, clumsy and secretive Lila. He falls in love with her, but she is resistant.

Starring: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter, Margaret Modlin, May Heatherly, Lloyd Brimhall, Elmer Modlin, Andrés Monreal ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1973-04-19
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Broken Goddess

Broken Goddess

8.0/10 IMDB

Holly Woodlawn is an aimless, lovelorn beauty in this seventies silent short.

Starring: Holly Woodlawn ..
Directed by: Peter Dallas
Release date: 1973-10-26
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Letters from Three Lovers

Letters from Three Lovers

7.0/10 IMDB

Three letters, whose delivery has been delayed by a year, change the lives of the people to whom they were addressed.

Starring: June Allyson, Ken Berry, Juliet Mills, Belinda Montgomery, Martin Sheen, Robert Sterling, Barry Sullivan, Lyle Waggoner ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1973-10-03
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : A Warm December

A Warm December

6.1/10 IMDB

Widower Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter go to London for a month of dirt-bike racing. While there, Dr. Younger is surprised by finding himself attracted to Catherine, a charming but elusive woman who seems to have some mysterious men following her. A romance slowly develops between the doctor and Catherine, but there are complications to their happiness.

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Ester Anderson, Yvette Curtis, George Baker, Johnny Sekka, Earl Cameron, Hilary Crane, Milos Kirek, Letta Mbulu, Letta Mbulu ..
Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Release date: 1973-05-23

The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow

5.1/10 IMDB

This is the story of two apprentices who know more than their mentors. One is Kasper, who discovers the Hidan of Maukbeiangjow, to where six girls have been abducted. He is apprentice to Sam Trowel, whom Fred refers to as "private pig," an independent investigator who gets his mission information through a time-delay self-destruct tape (that is a parody of Mission: Impossible). The other is Prudence, a Christian spiritualist who is an apprentice to a wizard named Aph. Aph has had the impudence to use vodoun rituals to possess corpses with demonic earth spirits, or the spirits of extraterrestrials summoned from the Red Star galaxy. Fred and Junior tie up Prudence and a zombified girl named Rosebush while an alien learning to use the body of Ruthie, one of Trowel's operatives, keeps Kasper tied up while she guards whom she calls "the Prudence." The first alien brought by Aph eventually takes Trowel's body. He is intent to use Fred's safe-cracking skills to destroy evidence of his arrival

Starring: Elizabeth Rush, Ele Grigsby, David Roster, Paul Lenzi ..
Directed by: Lee Jones
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : The Hireling

The Hireling

6.7/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by L. P. Hartley, The Hireling is a dissection of antiquated but hardly dormant British class distinctions as a lonely socialite and her chauffeur become more than friends.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Caroline Mortimer, Elizabeth Sellars, Ian Hogg, Lyndon Brook, Patricia Lawrence, Petra Markham, Christine Hargreaves ..
Directed by: Alan Bridges
Release date: 1973-06-10
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : The Headless Rider

The Headless Rider

6.4/10 IMDB

Based on the famous novel of a novel by Thomas Mayne Reid.

Starring: Oleg Vidov, Ludmila Savelyeva, Aarne Üksküla, Aleksandr Milokostyj, Ivan Petrov, E. Kharkevich, Eslinda Nunes, Enrique Santisteban, Alejandro Lugo, Alfonso Godines ..
Directed by: Vladimir Vaynshtok
Release date: 1973-07-25

Don't Play Us Cheap

5.5/10 IMDB

The comedic tale of two minions of the devil who crash a Harlem party thrown by Miss Maybell with high hopes of destroying its festive atmosphere. The first of the imps to arrive, Trinity, loses sight of his mission and consequently falls in love with Miss Maybell's impressionable young niece Earnestine. Trinity is later joined by Brother Dave, his older, more jaded partner. But as Dave pulls out all the stops to dampen the mood, he serves only to enhance the partygoers' good spirits.

Starring: Thomas Anderson, Jay Van Leer, Robert Dunn, Mabel King, George Ooppee McCurn, Joshie Armstead, Frank Carey, Esther Rolle, Avon Long, Mabel King ..
Directed by: Melvin Van Peebles
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Ginger in the Morning

Ginger in the Morning

5.0/10 IMDB

A recently divorced Santa Fe architect is surprised to find himself falling in love with a free-spirited young hitchhiker.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Monte Markham, Mark Miller, Susan Oliver, Slim Pickens, David Doyle, Marion Charles, Ward 'Kip' Allen, Fred Ward, Beatrice Kay ..
Directed by: Gordon Wiles
Release date: 1973-03-02
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : The Affair

The Affair

5.0/10 IMDB

A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer who becomes her first love.

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Pat Harrington, Jr., Kent Smith, Paul Ryan, Frances Reid, Mark Roberts, Anna Aries ..
Directed by: Gilbert Cates
Release date: 1973-11-20
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Two People

Two People

6.2/10 IMDB

Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris works its charm and these two vulnerable people finally find each other.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Lindsay Wagner, Estelle Parsons, Alan Fudge, Philippe March, Frances Sternhagen, Brian Lima, Geoffrey Horne, Nathalie Baye ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1973-03-18
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Interval


5.6/10 IMDB

An emotionally fragile older woman (Merle Oberon) embarks on an ill-fated love affair with a handsome young artist (Robert Wolders) while traveling through Mexico's Yucatan peninsula...

Starring: Merle Oberon, Robert Wolders, Claudio Brook, Russ Conway, Charles Bateman ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1973-06-15

Take Me High

4.7/10 IMDB

Tim (Cliff Richard) is a successful ambitious young financier working for a London Merchant bank, but even his happy-go-lucky attitude is severely jolted when he is sent to Birmingham instead of his promised New York for his posting! But comedy reigns when the enterprising bank manager helps an unsuccessful Birmingham restaurant compete with its rivals by introducing a new fast food - the Brumburger!

Starring: Cliff Richard, Deborah Watling, Hugh Griffith, George Cole, Anthony Andrews, Richard Wattis, Madeline Smith ..
Directed by: David Askey
Release date: 1973-12-07
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Divorce His - Divorce Hers

Divorce His - Divorce Hers

5.1/10 IMDB

The break-up of an 18 year marriage, seen firstly from his (Richard Burton's) point of view and then from hers (Elizabeth Taylor's).

Starring: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Nye, Barry Foster, Gabriele Ferzetti ..
Directed by: Waris Hussein
Release date: 1973-02-06
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies

4.7/10 IMDB

The story of Ace Eli Walford, a 1920s stunt flyer who barnstorms around the country, taking his eleven-year-old son Rodger with him as he goes from town to town. The place is rural Kansas, and the time is midsummer in the early nineteen-twenties, not long after World War I. Eli (Cliff Robertson), a barn storming pilot who has the emotional make-up of an 11-year-old, and Rodger (Eric Shea), his 11-year-old son who possesses the wisdom of the ancients, set off to see the world, which means flying all the way to San Willow. To Eli, San Willow seems to be as fabled as Xanadu and quite as remote. In essence, "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies" is about the adventures of Rodger and Eli getting from nowhere to nowhere. Eli, a killer with the ladies at first, always leaves them unsatisfied. He seems to have a sex problem. Rodger spends a lot of his time getting his dad out of scrapes. He also drinks, smokes and goes to sleep at night crying for his deceased mom.

Starring: Cliff Robertson, Eric Shea, Pamela Franklin, Bernadette Peters, Rosemary Murphy, Alice Ghostley, Kelly Jean Peters, Don Keefer, Patricia Smith, Royal Dano ..
Directed by: John Erman
Release date: 1973-03-31


5.2/10 IMDB

A sophisticated Hollywood film editor, on location for a film she is working on, falls for a local cowboy who is hired to work on the film.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Barbara Loden, Terence Stamp, Joanna Pettet, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kirkland, Patricia Casey, Joseph V. Perry, Noam Pitlik, James Hampton ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor, Alan Smithee
Release date: 1973-11-08
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Resurrection of Eve

Resurrection of Eve

5.5/10 IMDB

Eve is stuck in an abusive relationship with her lover, Frank, but after attending a few swing parties, she begins to lose her inhibitions in more ways than one.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Nancy Weich, Matthew Armon, Johnnie Keyes, Mimi Morgan, Kandi Johnson, Dale Meador, Damona Marin, Cozy Edmundson, June Richards ..
Directed by: Jon Fontana, Artie Mitchell
Release date: 1973-09-13
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Little Mother

Little Mother

5.4/10 IMDB

Marina Pinares, the wife of the president of a South American country, insists on being his vice-presidential running mate in the next election. She's no stranger to assassination to get what she wants, so some suspect she'll kill her own husband after the election to become president. In a series of flashbacks we see her rise to power: a party girl willing to sacrifice a friend's virtue to gain favor; the lover of a soldier she later tortures; the mistress of the military man she soon marries.

Starring: Christiane Krüger, Siegfried Rauch, Ivan Desny, Mark Damon, Anton Diffring, Elga Sorbas, Vida Jerman, Branko Špoljar, Andrea Sari?, Ignac Pavkovi? ..
Directed by: Radley Metzger
Release date: 1973-01-05

Life Study

7.4/10 IMDB

The romance of young Italian-American boy Angelo and a rich, eccentric, lonely girl Myrna.

Starring: Bartholomew Miro Jr., Erika Peterson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ziska, Gregory D'Alessio, Rosetta Garutti ..
Directed by: Michael Nebbia
Release date: 1973-01-25

The Harrad Experiment

4.6/10 IMDB

At fictional Harrad College students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by Robert Rimmer, this movie deals with the concept of free love during the height of the sexual revolution which took place in the United States.

Starring: James Whitmore, Tippi Hedren, Don Johnson, Bruno Kirby, Laurie Walters, Victoria Thompson, Elliott Street, Robert Middleton, Billy Sands, Sharon Ullrick ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1973-05-11
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : What Are Best Friends For?

What Are Best Friends For?

5.9/10 IMDB

A married couple is determined to find a girl for their recently divorced best friend.

Starring: Ted Bessell, Lee Grant, Larry Hagman, Barbara Feldon, Nita Talbot, George Furth, Alan Oppenheimer, Patricia Harty, Corinne Camacho, Roger Perry ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1973-12-18
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Pleasure Palace

Pleasure Palace

5.1/10 IMDB

Love develops between a young woman employee and a customer at a very unusual photo shop, which invites men in to take pictures of naked women. When the store owner tries to use his photo shop to blackmail the young lovers, their united front thwarts him.

Starring: Janice Duval, Nicky Fylan, Tom Celli, Art Roberts, Leta Lovespring, Susan Garrett, Bree Cole ..
Directed by: Ed Hunt
Release date: 1973-04-05
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Midnight Intruders

Midnight Intruders

4.8/10 IMDB

Seemingly contented Wife sees Husband off on an overnight business trip before busying herself in a tryst with Another Man. Husband returns unannounced. Early. Unfortunately. Violence ensues. A breath. More violence, unexpectedly. Mind-boggling. A sunrise pursiut up shadowy Mulholland. A SQUEAL OF TIRES!

Starring: Francoise Darc, Alain Mayniel, Lyllah Torena, Adrian Anderson ..
Directed by: Gary Graver
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Hungry Eyed Woman

Hungry Eyed Woman

3.9/10 IMDB

A sea nymph emerges from the ocean waves and embarks upon a journey through the city. She mesmerizes and seduces a series of men in her travels.

Starring: Maggie Williams, Joan Benton, Patty Douglas, Jose Finch, Larry Roth, Barry Litmus, Adrian Michaelis, Roxanne Neufeld ..
Directed by: Ted Denver
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : Goncharov


0.0/10 IMDB

Set in Naples, following the life of Goncharov as he attempts to transport his drug ring to Italy from Russia. An explosive Mafia movie starring Robert DeNiro and directed by Martin Scorsese.

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Cybill Shepherd ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1973-05-11

Diary of a Stewardess

0.0/10 IMDB

Join the mile high club with the world's sexiest stewardess, as she flies and experiences sexual situations all over the world.

Directed by: William De Diego
Release date: 1973-04-24
Best Romance Movies of 1973 : 40 Carats

40 Carats

6.3/10 IMDB

After an overnight fling with a man nearly 20 years her junior while vacationing in Greece, Ann Stanley returns to New York assuming she'll never see Peter Latham again. Until, that is, he shows up on her doorstep to take her daughter to a party. Despite her yearning for Peter and the encouragement of her friends and family, Ann initially rebuffs him when he pursues her, but slowly she yields to his charm and her own stifled emotions.

Starring: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Deborah Raffin, Billy Green Bush, Claudia Jennings, Nancy Walker, Don Porter, Rosemary Murphy ..
Directed by: Milton Katselas
Release date: 1973-06-28


0.0/10 IMDB

Batman sexploitation parody The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help! Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) hangs out in her secret headquarters (aka an outhouse). When her “twat begins to twitch,” warning her of imminent crime, Bat Pussy hops on her Holy Hippity-Hop to foil the grotesque sex schemes of un-happily married couple Buddy and Sam! Considered to be the first porn parody, BAT PUSSY is the no-fi sexploitation messterpiece of your wildest dreams. And also your most horrifying nightmares. The unidentified lunatic filmmakers have never been located, providing further proof that this movie was most likely made by extraterrestrials

Release date: 1973-09-11

Also check Best romance movies of 1974.

Check out our top containing the Best Romance Movies of 1973 - This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.