Best Romance Movies of 1976

1.

Robin and Marian

4.1
6.5/10 IMDB

Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have passed Robin by. But when The Sheriff of Nottingham once again threatens Sherwood, Robin gathers his faithful men, and band of peasants to fight oppression in this high-spirited adventure in which Robin Hood and Maid Marian rediscover their love…

Starring: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris, Nicol Williamson, Denholm Elliott, Ronnie Barker, Ian Holm, Kenneth Haigh, Bill Maynard ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1976-03-11
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven
2.

Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

This colourful, music-filled and sensual melodrama based on early stories by Maxim Gorky tells the fatal love story between the beautiful and rebellious girl Rada and the handsome horse thief Zobar. The story is set in early 20th century Bessarabia, now part of Moldova, then belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Starring: Grigore Grigoriu, Svetlana Toma, Nelli Volshaninova, Borislav Brondukov, Dmitriy Buzylyov-Kretso ..
Directed by: Emil Loteanu
Release date: 1976-04-04
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Slipper and the Rose
3.

The Slipper and the Rose

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-fin

Starring: Gemma Craven, Margaret Lockwood, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans, Christopher Gable, Annette Crosbie, Kenneth More, Sherrie Hewson, John Turner, Rosalind Ayres ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1976-03-24
4.

Ode to Billy Joe

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and sexual relations with an unnamed man. The guilt causes him to run away, hide in the woods and eventually confess everything to Bobbi Lee who doesn't want to believe him only because she was enjoying the forbidden nature of their love. In the end, he cannot accept his sexuality nor can he hide behind Bobbi Lee and that's why he throws himself off the Tallahachee bridge.

Starring: Robby Benson, Glynnis O'Connor, Joan Hotchkis, Terrance Goodman, Sandy McPeak, James Best, Becky Bowen, Simpson Hemphill, Rebecca Jernigan ..
Directed by: Max Baer, Jr.
Release date: 1976-06-04
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Last Tycoon
5.

The Last Tycoon

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland, Dana Andrews, Ingrid Boulting, Peter Strauss ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1976-11-18
6.

A Star Is Born

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, Paul Mazursky, Joanne Linville, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Marta Heflin, Sally Kirkland ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 1976-12-16
7.

Car Wash

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

This day-in-the-life cult comedy focuses on a group of friends working at Sully Boyar's Car Wash in the Los Angeles ghetto. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers -- including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict -- while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk. Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift.

Starring: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Sully Boyar, Richard Brestoff, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke, Antonio Fargas, Jack Kehoe, Garrett Morris, Henry Kingi ..
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Release date: 1976-10-22
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Taming of the Shrew
8.

The Taming of the Shrew

3.3
8.8/10 IMDB

San Francisco's prize-winning American Conservatory Theater's rowdy commedia dell'arte production incorporates slapstick, pratfall and earthy humor into William Shakespeare's comedy about the two unmarried daughters of a wealthy Italian merchant. While daughter Bianca is genteel and popular, daughter Kate is foul-tempered and strong-willed. No one dares to marry Kate, until Petruchio arrives in Padua and tries his hand at courtship.

Starring: Marc Singer, Fredi Olster, Harry Hamlin, Earl Boen ..
Directed by: Kirk Browning
Release date: 1976-11-10
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Awakening of Annie
9.

The Awakening of Annie

3.1
4.3/10 IMDB

The lovely orphan Annie is wandering St Tropez when she meets a mysterious photo-journalist, who convinces her to pose nude for him on the luscious beaches. Proud of her work as the photographer’s muse, Annie agrees to travel to Brazil with him to model nude. After her swarthy companion tries to force himself upon her, Annie flees into the arms of Hugo: another photographer, but one with a more gentle spirit. Hugo takes Annie on a fateful trip into the heart of the Amazon, where the danger and the passion heat up.

Starring: Adige Assis, Elizabeth Carvalho, Taíse Costa, Ana Lúcia da Rocha Franco, Jannie Farias, Tânia A. Ferreira, Annie Friedmann, Hugo Jorge, Simon Kennedy, Hamilton Leal ..
Directed by: Zygmunt Sulistrowski
Release date: 1976-01-21
10.

Caddie

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Life's tough enough for a woman alone, but with two kids and the depression... it's a bugger! - but not for... CADDIE.

Starring: Helen Morse, Takis Emmanuel, Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Melissa Jaffer, Ron Blanchard, Shirley Cameron ..
Directed by: Donald Crombie
Release date: 1976-01-01

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