Best Romance Movies of 1974

1.

The Front Page

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A journalist suffering from burn-out wants to finally say goodbye to his office – but his boss doesn’t like the idea one bit.

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia, David Wayne, Allen Garfield, Austin Pendleton, Charles Durning, Herb Edelman, Martin Gabel ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1974-12-01
2.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

After her husband dies, Alice and her son, Tommy, leave their small New Mexico town for California, where Alice hopes to make a new life for herself as a singer. Money problems force them to settle in Arizona instead, where Alice takes a job as waitress in a small diner.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Alfred Lutter, Harvey Keitel, Diane Ladd, Lelia Goldoni, Billy Green Bush, Jodie Foster, Valerie Curtin, Vic Tayback ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1974-12-09
3.

The Great Gatsby

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Starring: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Scott Wilson, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann ..
Directed by: Jack Clayton
Release date: 1974-03-27
4.

Claudine

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Claudine is a single mother in New York City who endures an exhausting commute to the suburbs where she works as a maid for wealthy families. In one carefully tended white community, she meets Roop, a charismatic but irresponsible garbage collector. Romance quickly ensues, but Claudine doubts that their relationship is good for her six children, and Rupert, despite his good nature, is reluctant to take on fatherhood.

Starring: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tamu Blackwell, David Kruger, Yvette Curtis, Eric Jones, Socorro Stephens, Elisa Loti ..
Directed by: John Berry
Release date: 1974-04-22
5.

Herbie Rides Again

3.6
5.7/10 IMDB

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer.

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, John McIntire, Keenan Wynn, Chuck McCann, Huntz Hall, Ivor Barry, Dan Tobin, Vito Scotti ..
Directed by: Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1974-02-14
6.

Thieves Like Us

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt, Al Scott, John Roper, Mary Waits ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1974-02-11
Best Romance Movies of 1974 : The Tamarind Seed
7.

The Tamarind Seed

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Dan O'Herlihy, Sylvia Syms, Oskar Homolka, Bryan Marshall, David Baron, Celia Bannerman, Roger Dann ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1974-07-11
Best Romance Movies of 1974 : Romance with a Double Bass
8.

Romance with a Double Bass

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, but when someone steals their clothes, the bass player helps the princess to preserve her dignity by transporting her back to the castle in his bass case, and along the way they discover they have feelings for each other. Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov.

Starring: John Cleese, Connie Booth, Graham Crowden, Freddie Jones, Jonathan Lynn, Andrew Sachs ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1974-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1974 : Benji
9.

Benji

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for.

Starring: Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat, Cynthia Smith, Peter Breck, Frances Bavier, Terry Carter, Edgar Buchanan, Tom Lester, Christopher Connelly, Deborah Walley ..
Directed by: Joe Camp
Release date: 1974-10-17
10.

For Pete's Sake

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Henry (Streisand) is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, William Redfield ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1974-06-26

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