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
7.8/10 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, Jackie Shultis, Gene Bell, Doug Kershaw ..
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
Best Romance Movies of 1978 : House Calls
4.

House Calls

3.9
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, Kedric Wolfe ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1978-03-15
5.

Same Time, Next Year

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner and, 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—in the same hotel room—and the years pass 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
6.

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
7.

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 Jordan
Release date: 1978-12-27
8.

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: 1978-06-29
Best Romance Movies of 1978 : She Loves Me
9.

She Loves Me

3.6
8.4/10 IMDB

BBC production of the 1963 Broadway musical which was based on Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 film "The Shop Around The Corner."

Starring: Robin Ellis, Gemma Craven, Peter Sallis, David Kernan, Diane Langton, Derek Smith, Nigel Rathbone, Aubrey Woods, Pamela Cundell, Colin Starkey ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1978-12-22
10.

Ice Castles

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.

Starring: Robby Benson, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt, Jennifer Warren, David Huffman, Diane Reilly, Craig T. McCullen, Kelsey Ufford, Leonard Lilyholm ..
Directed by: Donald Wrye
Release date: 1978-12-31

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