Best Romance Movies of 1976

1.

Silver Streak

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston, Stefan Gierasch, Len Birman, Valerie Curtin ..
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Release date: 1976-12-03
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Robin and Marian
2.

Robin and Marian

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

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 : The Slipper and the Rose
3.

The Slipper and the Rose

3.6
7.0/10 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

3.6
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.

The Taming of the Shrew

3.3
8.7/10 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
7.

Car Wash

3.3
6.2/10 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 Awakening of Annie
8.

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
9.

Emma Mae

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A naive young girl from the South moves in with her relatives in a Los Angeles ghetto. At first she is made fun of, but eventually she is accepted and plots to rob a bank to raise bail money for her new boyfriend, who is a jailed drug dealer.

Starring: Jerri Hayes, Ernest Williams II, Charles D. Brooks III, Leopoldo Mandeville, Malik Carter, Eddie Allen, Gammy Burdett, Teri Taylor, Synthia James, Robert Slaughter ..
Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
Release date: 1976-11-12
10.

Gable and Lombard

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

Starring: James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield, Red Buttons, Joanne Linville, Melanie Mayron, Morgan Brittany, Army Archerd, Frank Ashmore, Noah Keen ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1976-02-11

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