Best Romance Movies of 1978

1.

Grease

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?

Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Jamie Donnelly, Dinah Manoff ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1978-07-07
2.

Days of Heaven

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz, Sam Shepard, Robert J. Wilke, Stuart Margolin, Timothy Scott ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1978-09-13
3.

Every Which Way But Loose

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best bar-room brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Beverly D'Angelo, Geoffrey Lewis, Ruth Gordon, Walter Barnes, Bill McKinney, John Quade, Dan Vadis, Roy Jenson ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1978-12-19
4.

Coming Home

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance, but when her husband, Bob (Bruce Dern), returns unexpectedly, she must decide between staying with him and pursuing her new love.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty, Mary Gregory, Kathleen Miller, Beeson Carroll, Willie Tyler ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1978-02-15
5.

Same Time, Next Year

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year. Originally a stage play, the two are seen changing, years apart, always in the same room in different scenes. Each of them always appears on schedule, but as time goes on each has some personal crisis that the other helps them through, often without both of them understanding what is going on.

Starring: Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar, Bernie Kuby ..
Directed by: Robert Mulligan
Release date: 1978-04-23
Best Romance Movies of 1978 : House Calls
6.

House Calls

3.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin, Candice Azzara, Dick O'Neill, Glenda Jackson, Sally Marr ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1978-03-15
7.

An Unmarried Woman

3.8
7.1/10 IMDB

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman, Patricia Quinn, Kelly Bishop, Novella Nelson, Raymond J. Barry, Lisa Lucas, Linda Miller ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1978-05-26
Best Romance Movies of 1978 : Les Misérables
8.

Les Misérables

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by the relentless and cruel policeman Javert.

Starring: Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Caroline Langrishe, Ian Holm, Christopher Guard, Angela Pleasence, Claude Dauphin, Cyril Cusack, Celia Johnson, Joyce Redman ..
Directed by: Glenn A. Jordan
Release date: 1978-12-27
Best Romance Movies of 1978 : As You Like It
9.

As You Like It

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when the current duke banishes Rosalind from the kingdom, she, Celia, the court jester (and incidentally Orlando) all end up in the forest or Arden, where the deposed Duke holds court. Romantic mixups, cross-dressing, love poems nailed to trees, and a lion await them all.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Brian Stirner, Richard Pasco, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis, James Bolam, Richard Easton, Tony Church, John Quentin, Maynard Williams ..
Directed by: Basil Coleman
Release date: 1978-12-17
10.

Fedora

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

An ambitious Hollywood hustler becomes involved with a reclusive female star whom he tries to lure out of retirement.

Starring: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer, Frances Sternhagen, Mario Adorf, Stephen Collins, Henry Fonda, Michael York, Hans Jaray ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1978-05-30

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