Best Romance Movies of 1976

1.

Rocky

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David, Joe Spinell, Tony Burton, Joe Frazier, Jimmy Gambina ..
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Release date: 1976-11-21
2.

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
3.

Robin and Marian

4.6
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
4.

A Star Is Born

4.4
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: 1976-12-17
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Last Tycoon
5.

The Last Tycoon

4.0
6.3/10 IMDB

Monroe Stahr, a successful movie producer, pursues a beautiful and elusive young woman — all the while 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
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Slipper and the Rose
6.

The Slipper and the Rose

3.6
6.8/10 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
7.

Ode to Billy Joe

3.5
6.5/10 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 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
9.

Car Wash

3.2
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
10.

Welcome to L.A.

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

The lives of a group of Hollywood neurotics intersect over the Christmas holidays. Foremost among them, a songwriter visits Los Angeles to work on a singer's album. The gig, unbeknownst to him, is being bankrolled by his estranged father, a dairy magnate, who hopes to reunite with his son. When the songwriter meets an eccentric housewife who fancies herself a modern-day Garbo, his world of illusions comes crashing down.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton, Viveca Lindfors, Sissy Spacek, Richard Baskin, Denver Pyle, John Considine ..
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 1976-11-12
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Awakening of Annie
11.

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
12.

Gable and Lombard

2.8
5.1/10 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
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Beauty and the Beast
13.

Beauty and the Beast

2.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.

Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Virginia McKenna, Bernard Lee, Patricia Quinn, Michael Harbour, William Relton ..
Directed by: Fielder Cook
Release date: 1976-12-03
14.

Emma Mae

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

A naive young woman moves from the South to stay with her aunt and uncle in Compton. As an outsider, she struggles at first to find her footing, but soon falls into the middle of a community of rebellious youth. She soon becomes more and more aware of the social injustices of the big city.

Starring: Jerri Hayes, Ernest Williams II, Charles D. Brooks III, Leopoldo Mandeville, Malik Carter, Eddie Allen, Gammy Burdett, Teri Taylor, Synthia Saint James, Robert Slaughter ..
Directed by: Jamaa Fanaka
Release date: 1976-11-12
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Bernice Bobs Her Hair
15.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley, Patrick Reynolds, Dennis Christopher, Mark LaMura ..
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Release date: 1976-10-06
16.

The Far Shore

2.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Set in 1918 Ontario, The Far Shore employs both melodramatic conventions and experimental formal strategies to tell the tale of Eulalie, a Quebecoise woman, and her love affair wit Tom McLeod (a thinly veiled fictionalization of Canadian painter Tom Thomson). Married to a Toronto engineer, Eulalie finds life with him oppressive. Together she and Tom escape to the wilds of Northern Ontario, where they enjoy a brief idyll before being hunted down by her jealous husband. In its narrative and symbolism, The Far Shore deftly explores tensions between women and men, nature and industry, French and English, and art and commerce.

Directed by: Joyce Wieland
Release date: 1976-07-28
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Slippery When Wet
17.

Slippery When Wet

2.6
5.9/10 IMDB

Crystal Sync – a sly, charismatic, and assertive Southern girl – works as an erotic model who seduces a female artist and her friends with the help of her submissive quiet hunky brother.

Starring: C.J. Laing, Annie Sprinkle, Jeffrey Hurst, Sonny Landham, Crystal Sync, Hope Stockton, Roger Caine, Ursula Austin ..
Directed by: Joseph W. Sarno
Release date: 1976-04-01
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Superdyke Meets Madame X
18.

Superdyke Meets Madame X

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

From the first kiss to breakup, Almy and Hammer record their relationship on a reel-to-reel ¾” tape recorder and microphone. Winner of the Louise Riskin Prize at the 1976 San Francisco Art Festival.

Starring: Barbara Hammer, Max Almy ..
Directed by: Barbara Hammer
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : A Sweet Woman
19.

A Sweet Woman

2.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A story about life and love of a young girl Anna who moves from her village to a big city.

Starring: Natalya Gundareva, Pyotr Velyaminov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Rimma Markova, Nina Alisova, Svetlana Karpinskaya, Georgiy Korolchuk, Fyodor Nikitin, Grenada Mnatsakanova ..
Directed by: Vladimir Fetin
Release date: 1976-06-06
20.

Date with a Kidnapper

2.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom.

Starring: Jack Canon, Leslie Rivers, Gladys Lavitan, Larry Lambeth, Jim Blankinship, Charles Elledge, Susan McRae, Bob Martin, Clonnie Baxter Strawn, Skip Lundby ..
Directed by: Frederick R. Friedel
Release date: 1976-01-01
21.

I Will, I Will...For Now

2.1
4.8/10 IMDB

Les Bingham takes umbrage that his ex-wife Katie has a new love in life. What he doesn't know is that her new paramour is lawyer Lou Springer. When Katie's sister Sally arrives and tells the two about her new, hip '70s marriage contract, Les and Katie decide to try to get together again under a more liberal marriage contract, like Katie's sister. But, unfortunately for the couple, the contract is planted with the seeds of self-destruction.

Starring: Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal, Robert Alda, Warren Berlinger, Madge Sinclair, Candy Clark, Carmen Zapata, George Tyne ..
Directed by: Norman Panama
Release date: 1976-02-18
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Emily
22.

Emily

2.1
4.6/10 IMDB

Evocative of the Roaring Twenties, "Emily" (Aka "The Awakening of Emily") is an erotic coming-of-age film featuring meticulous period detail and music. The sharp class distinctions of British society are blurred by the universal nature of sexual desire.

Starring: Koo Stark, Sarah Brackett, Victor Spinetti, Jane Hayden, Constantine Gregory, Ina Skriver, Richard Oldfield, David Auker, Jeremy Child, Jeannie Collings ..
Directed by: Henry Herbert
Release date: 1976-11-01
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Surfer Girls
23.

Surfer Girls

1.8
6.0/10 IMDB

These hot teenage surfer chicks really know how to party! They take a break from the waves when a couple of guys in a VW bus pick them up for sex... LOTS of it. These girls sure know how to ride the "long board!"

Starring: Melba Bruce, Tyler Reynolds, Justina Lynne, Joey Silvera, Valerie Franklin, Harold Black, Joan Devlon, Georgette Teaps, George Moffet, Paula Loose ..
Directed by: Boots McCoy
Release date: 1976-05-17
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : The Lady of the Camellias
24.

The Lady of the Camellias

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

The doomed love story between Marguerite Gautier, a French courtesan frequented by high-class gentlemen, who is suffering from tuberculosis, and a young gentleman Armand Duval who's new in town.

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Peter Firth, Alfred Burke, John Grillo, James Hazeldine, Gillian Martell, Garrick Hagon, Susan Richards, Deborah Fallender, Brian Tully ..
Directed by: Robert Knights
Release date: 1976-12-13
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Panache
25.

Panache

1.7
7.4/10 IMDB

A stylish comedy swashbuckler mixing romance, masterful swordplay, political treachery, and 20th-Century pratfalls in 17th-Century France, this film was a pilot for an unrealized series.

Starring: René Auberjonois, David Healy, Charles Frank, Charles Siebert, John Doucette, Amy Irving, Harvey Solin, Joseph Ruskin, Liam Dunn, Peggy Walton-Walker ..
Directed by: Gary Nelson
Release date: 1976-05-15
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Emmanuelle on Taboo Island
26.

Emmanuelle on Taboo Island

1.6
3.5/10 IMDB

Daniel is washed ashore after a shipwreck and discovers the beautiful Haydee in a tropical island paradise. However, Haydee's father and brother aren't as willing to accept their romance.

Starring: Laura Gemser, Paolo Giusti, Arthur Kennedy, Nicola Paguone, José Torres ..
Directed by: Enzo D'Ambrosio, Humberto Morales
Release date: 1976-07-01
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : A Sweeter Song
27.

A Sweeter Song

1.6
4.8/10 IMDB

While accident-prone sports photographer Cory tries to win over buddy's ex-wife, his free-spirited co-worker Annie tries to win Cory over.

Starring: Nick Mancuso, Susan Hogan, Jim Henshaw, Susan Petrie, Deni Allarie, David Bolt, Lise Granik, Linda Houston, Peter Jobin, Allan Kolman ..
Directed by: Allan Eastman
Release date: 1976-01-12
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Dark Victory
28.

Dark Victory

1.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A TV producer with a terminal illness is given the strength to keep going by her love for her doctor.

Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Anthony Hopkins, Michele Lee, Janet MacLachlan, Michael Lerner, John Elerick, Herbert Berghof, Vic Tayback, Mario Roccuzzo, Julie Rogers ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1976-02-05
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : French Without Tears
29.

French Without Tears

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

The romantic and comic adventures of a group of Englishmen in France, on a course to learn the language.

Starring: David Robb, Nigel Havers, Anthony Andrews, Nicola Pagett, Michael Gambon, Barbara Kellerman, Vernon Dobtcheff, Tim Woodward, Natalie Caron ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1976-05-16
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Coming Attractions
30.

Coming Attractions

1.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Emmy and Bob motor down the highway in a 1950s Thunderbird convertible having sexual adventures along the way, including a vacation in Las Vegas.

Starring: Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Franklin Anthony, Spring Finley, Al Poe, John Stagliano, Desiree West ..
Directed by: Duncan Starr
Release date: 1976-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Woman of the Year
31.

Woman of the Year

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

The story of the tumultuous marriage of a gruff sportswriter and a sophisticated international reporter who work together on the same newspaper.

Starring: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor, Dick O'Neill, Anthony Holland, Richard Bakalyan, Chuck Bergansky, Hugh Downs, George Gaynes, Leon Belasco, John Fiedler ..
Directed by: Jud Taylor
Release date: 1976-07-28
32.

The All-American Woman

1.2
5.4/10 IMDB

A sexually confused, emotionally unstable woman, who is afraid that she'll never have "a real man", finds herself becoming increasingly attracted to her frigid sister's virile, hunky husband Frank, and begins to fantasize about what it would be like to "be" with him.

Starring: Marilyn James, Steve Bennett, Robbie Mayhew, Linda Weeks, Ward Egan, Robert Prestwood ..
Directed by: Mark Haggard
Release date: 1976-05-01
33.

Caddie

0.0
6.2/10 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
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Kapag Tumabang Ang Asin
34.

Kapag Tumabang Ang Asin

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

A 1976 Filipino drama film by Danny L. Zialcita

Starring: Chanda Romero, Daria Ramirez, Carmen Ronda, Edna Diaz, Barbara Luna, Johnny Vicar, Anita Linda, Mario Escudero, Ruben Rustia, Nello Nayo ..
Directed by: Danny L. Zialcita
Release date: 1976-03-19
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Alice in Wonderland
35.

Alice in Wonderland

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

An erotic musical comedy film loosely based on Lewis Carroll's 1865 book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The film expands the original story to include sex and broad adult humor, as well as original songs.

Starring: Kristine DeBell, Larry Gelman, Alan Novak, Terri Hall, Jason Williams, Ron Nelson, Bucky Searles, Gila Havana, J.P. Paradine, Bree Anthony ..
Directed by: Bud Townsend
Release date: 1976-12-10
Best Romance Movies of 1976 : Goodbye forever
36.

Goodbye forever

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

When two brothers fall for the same girl, things get more complicated when Adel desires to marry her when she is in love with Sherif. But when it's revealed that Adel is terminally ill, he proposes to Nagwa.

Starring: Hayat Kandel, Hamdy Hafez, Emad Hamdy, Mahmoud el-Meliguy, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Youssef Fakhr El Din, Seif Allah Mokhtar, Aziza Rashid, Ahmed Al-Badry, Tawfiq Al Kurdy ..
Release date: 1976-09-24
37.

Lakmé

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Opera Australia's 1976 production of Lakmé, an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes, with a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. Set in India during the British Raj, the story focuses on Lakmé, the daughter of a Hindu priest. Lakmé's life is troubled by her infatuation with a British officer.

Starring: Joan Sutherland, Clifford Grant, Huguette Tourangeau, Graeme Ewer, Henri Wilden, John Pringle, Isobel Buchanan, Jennifer Bermingham, Rosina Raisbeck ..
Release date: 1976-01-01

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