Best Romance Movies of 1979

1.

Manhattan

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne Hoffman, Karen Ludwig, Michael O'Donoghue, Wallace Shawn, Tisa Farrow ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1979-04-25
2.

Hair

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.

Starring: John Savage, Treat Williams, Annie Golden, Beverly D'Angelo, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Richard Bright, Nicholas Ray, Charlotte Rae, Miles Chapin ..
Directed by: MiloŇ° Forman
Release date: 1979-03-14
3.

Tess

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge.

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Sylvia Coleridge, Richard Pearson, Tony Church, Brigid Erin Bates, Jeanne Biras, John Bett ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1979-10-06
4.

10

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, Sam Jones, Brian Dennehy, Max Showalter, Rad Daly, Nedra Volz ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1979-10-04
5.

Caligula

4.0
5.4/10 IMDB

The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would oppose him, and more.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Paolo Bonacelli, Guido Mannari, Giancarlo Badessi, John Steiner, Bruno Brive ..
Directed by: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui
Release date: 1979-01-21
6.

A Little Romance

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

A young American girl and a young French boy meet in Paris and fall in love, with the assistance of an old man and his stories.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, Diane Lane, Sally Kellerman, Arthur Hill, Broderick Crawford, David Dukes, Lucienne Legrand, Andrew Duncan, Claudette Sutherland ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1979-04-27
7.

The Rose

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.

Starring: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, David Keith, Doris Roberts, Don Calfa, James Keane, John Dennis Johnston, Jonathan Banks ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1979-11-07
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8.

Sooner or Later

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Thirteen-year-old Jessie is in love with Michael, a 17-year-old guitar instructor and aspiring musician. When she finally captures his interest, she lies and tells him she's 16. But what will Michael do when he discovers the truth?

Starring: Denise Miller, Rex Smith, Judd Hirsch, Barbara Feldon, Lilia Skala, Vivian Blaine, Lynn Redgrave, Morey Amsterdam, Mary-Beth Manning, Mary-Beth Manning ..
Directed by: Bruce Hart
Release date: 1979-03-25
9.

Starting Over

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

After divorcing his ambitious singer wife, a middle-aged man begins a new relationship with a teacher.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, Jill Clayburgh, Charles Durning, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Kay Place, Austin Pendleton, Jay O. Sanders, Kevin Bacon, MacIntyre Dixon ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1979-10-05
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Tim
10.

Tim

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Handsome but backward gardener Tim Melville has a new woman in his life. She is Mary, his widowed employer, a woman who had given up on love until she had found Tim. At first they are friends. But soon they become lovers, as Mary, drawn to Tim's innocence and magnetism, begins to teach him all about life - and love.

Starring: Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson, Alwyn Kurts, Pat Evison, Peter Gwynne, Deborah Kennedy ..
Directed by: Michael Pate
Release date: 1979-07-13

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