Best Romance Movies of 1979



7.8/10 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


7.5/10 IMDB

Upon receiving his draft notice and leaving his family ranch in Oklahoma, Claude heads to New York and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to 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: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1979-03-14


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, but is left traumatised from her experiences.

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


6.5/10 IMDB

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Count Dracula is a subject of fatal attraction to more than one English maiden lady, as he seeks an immortal bride.

Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, Jan Francis, Janine Duvitski, Tony Haygarth, Teddy Turner, Sylvester McCoy ..
Directed by: John Badham
Release date: 1979-07-20


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 J. Jones, Brian Dennehy, Max Showalter, Rad Daly, Nedra Volz ..
Directed by: Blake Edwards
Release date: 1979-10-05


5.3/10 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: 1979-08-14

The Electric Horseman

6.4/10 IMDB

A former champion rodeo rider is reduced to using his saddle skills to promote a breakfast cereal in a gaudy Las Vegas show. When he's asked to perform with a $12 million horse that he discovers is being doped to remain docile, he flees into the desert astride the beast in an act of defiance. A story-hungry female reporter gives chase.

Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, John Saxon, Wilford Brimley, Allan Arbus, Nicolas Coster, Brendan Kelly, Basil Hoffman ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1979-12-21

A Little Romance

7.4/10 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
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : The Tenth Month

The Tenth Month

7.7/10 IMDB

An unmarried, middle-aged woman accidentally gets pregnant by an internationally renowned pianist and decides to keep and raise the baby on her own.

Starring: Carol Burnett, Keith Michell, Dina Merrill, Melissa Converse, Cristina Raines, Richard Venture, Yvonne Wilder, Martine Beswick, Woodrow Parfrey, Joe Ponazecki ..
Directed by: Joan Tewkesbury
Release date: 1979-09-16

The Rose

6.9/10 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

Chilly Scenes of Winter

6.9/10 IMDB

Charles is a bored civil servant struggling through a harsh Utah winter. He spends most of his time reflecting on his romance with Laura, a coworker who left him to return to her husband, an A-Frame salesman.

Starring: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert, Kenneth McMillan, Gloria Grahame, Nora Heflin, Jerry Hardin, Tarah Nutter, Mark Metcalf, Allen Joseph ..
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Release date: 1979-10-19


7.3/10 IMDB

Widowed Elinor Randall and her young daughter Jerrine arrive in a barren stretch of Wyoming in 1910 after Elinor's application for work as a housekeeper is accepted by Clyde Stewart, a rancher. The work is back-breaking and the isolation is brutal, particularly as winter arrives. Elinor begins to think about homesteading her own property near Stewart's ranch, but Stewart tries to dissuade her with explanations about the killing conditions and poor rewards, especially for a woman with no man to help her ranch. Although their temperaments are different and little affection exists, Elinor and Stewart agree to marry and combine homesteads. What lies ahead is the severest test of all.

Starring: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus, Megan Folsom, Lilia Skala, Amy Wright, Jerry Hardin, Mary Boylan, Bob Sirucek, Marvin Berg ..
Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1979-09-22

Starting Over

6.4/10 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 : My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career

7.1/10 IMDB

A young woman who is determined to maintain her independence finds herself at odds with her family who wants her to tame her wild side and get married.

Starring: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Patricia Kennedy, Alan Hopgood, Julia Blake ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1979-08-17
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Tim


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, Michael Caulfield, Allan Penney, Brenda Senders, Brian Barrie ..
Directed by: Michael Pate
Release date: 1979-07-13

Love at First Bite

6.1/10 IMDB

Dracula and Renefield relocate to 70's era New York in search of Cindy Sondheim, the reincarnation of Dracula's one true love, Mina Harker. "Trouble adjusting" is a wild understatement for the Count as he battles Cindy's psychiatrist, Jeffrey Rosenberg, a descendant of Van Helsing, who may almost certainly, possibly, may be in love with Cindy too.

Starring: George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn, Arte Johnson, Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Barry Gordon, Ronnie Schell, Stanley Brock ..
Directed by: Stan Dragoti
Release date: 1979-04-26
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Inches


8.5/10 IMDB

When a gallery worker finds himself abandoned by his older lover, he finds himself cast adrift in a sexually depraved environment.

Starring: Al Parker, Bob Blount, Steve Taylor, Mark Rutter, Joe Roberts, Carl Royce, David Saxon, Max O'Sinsky, Joe Shaunessy, Dan Noble ..
Directed by: Steve Scott
Release date: 1979-08-29
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Forbidden Letters

Forbidden Letters

7.5/10 IMDB

Erotic, explicit letters between a young man and his incarcerated lover recall happier (and hotter) times.

Starring: Richard Locke, Robert Adams, Victoria Young, Willie Boren, Jerry Kuroda, John Gustavson, Douglas Dickinson, David Del Cambio, Francisco Guevara, Thommy Padgett ..
Directed by: Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
Release date: 1979-06-15

Hanover Street

6.0/10 IMDB

Margaret is a nurse in England during WW2, and married to a secret agent. Things get complicated when she falls for David, an American pilot.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, Christopher Plummer, Alec McCowen, Max Wall, Patsy Kensit, Shane Rimmer, Sherrie Hewson, Cindy O'Callaghan, Di Trevis ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1979-05-18

The Lady in Red

6.3/10 IMDB

A farm girl's life turns upside down after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She moves to Chicago and becomes trapped in a vicious cycle of prostitution and crime.

Starring: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan, Laurie Heineman, Glenn Withrow, Christopher Lloyd, Dick Miller, Nancy Parsons, Alan Vint ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1979-07-01


6.4/10 IMDB

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Chick Vennera, Wendy Morgan, Martin Smith, Derek Thompson, Joan Hickson, Arlen Dean Snyder ..
Directed by: John Schlesinger
Release date: 1979-09-01
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Chapter Two

Chapter Two

6.0/10 IMDB

George Schneider is an author whose wife had just died. His brother Leo gives him the number of Jennie Malone, and somehow they hit it off. And just when things are moving along, the memory of his first wife comes between them.

Starring: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Alan Fudge, Debra Mooney, Marie Reynolds, Isabel Cooley, Imogene Bliss, Barry Michlin ..
Directed by: Robert Moore
Release date: 1979-12-14

The Lady Vanishes

6.0/10 IMDB

On the eve of World War II, zany heiress Amanda Kelly travels by train to Switzerland. While passing through Germany, she meets a sweet elderly lady, who suddenly vanishes. Distraught, she questions her fellow passengers who claim that the woman was never there. Unsure if it's all in her mind or if there's a more sinister plot afoot, Amanda teams up with photographer Robert Condon to discover the truth.

Starring: Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Arthur Lowe, Ian Carmichael, Gerald Harper, Jenny Runacre, Jean Anderson, Madlena Nedeva ..
Directed by: Anthony Page
Release date: 1979-04-30

The Europeans

6.2/10 IMDB

A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.

Starring: Lee Remick, Wesley Addy, Lisa Eichhorn, Kristin Griffith, Robin Ellis, Tim Choate, Nancy New, Norman Snow, Helen Stenborg, Tim Woodward ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1979-05-01

Last Embrace

6.1/10 IMDB

Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he receives a bizarre death threat written in Hebrew. Not knowing which of his colleagues wants to kill him, Hannan teams up with pretty young college student Ellie Fabian to attempt to unravel the mystery.

Starring: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene, Charles Napier, Christopher Walken, Jacqueline Brookes, David Margulies, Andrew Duncan, Marcia Rodd ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 1979-05-04


5.8/10 IMDB

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Starring: Chantal Contouri, Max Phipps, David Hemmings, Henry Silva, Shirley Cameron, Robert Thompson, Rod Mullinar, Rosie Sturgess, Walter Pym, Amanda Muggleton ..
Directed by: Rod Hardy
Release date: 1979-09-28

The Main Event

5.5/10 IMDB

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo, Patti D'Arbanville, Chu Chu Malave, Richard Lawson, James Gregory, Earl Boen, Kristine DeBell ..
Directed by: Howard Zieff
Release date: 1979-06-22


5.6/10 IMDB

A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Starring: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, Denholm Elliott, Danny De La Paz, Lonette McKee, Alejandro Rey ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1979-12-21
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Sooner or Later

Sooner or Later

7.7/10 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
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Champions: A Love Story

Champions: A Love Story

7.4/10 IMDB

Two teens become romantically involved as they train for a skating championship.

Starring: Shirley Knight, Tony Lo Bianco, Jimmy McNichol, Joy LeDuc, Jennifer Warren, Richard Jaeckel, Anne Schedeen, Eddie Deezen, Richard Jaeckel, Elizabeth Cheshire ..
Directed by: John A. Alonzo
Release date: 1979-01-13

The Promise

6.4/10 IMDB

A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.

Starring: Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill, William Prince, Michael O’Hare, Bibi Besch, Jerry Walter ..
Directed by: Gilbert Cates
Release date: 1979-03-08

Roller Boogie

4.6/10 IMDB

Teen lovers Bobby and Terry band together with other roller skaters to try and prevent a powerful mobster taking over the land their favourite skating rink sits on, and compete in the Boogie Contest.

Starring: Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry, James Van Patten, Kimberly Beck, Stoney Jackson, Albert Insinnia, Sean McClory, Mark Goddard ..
Directed by: Mark L. Lester
Release date: 1979-12-19
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Fantasyworld


6.0/10 IMDB

A group of guys and a group of lovely gals are out looking for a night of fun and adventure and both groups somehow end up in a seedy nightclub where a hypnotist directs a series of on stage audience participation... and turns this night into an evening they will never forget!

Starring: Laurien Dominique, Jesie St. James, Sharon Kane, Jon Martin, Jesse Adams, James Price, Liz Eldridge, Valerie Darlyn, Michael Morrison, Cheryl Carson ..
Directed by: Jeffrey Fairbanks, Bob Chinn
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan

The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan

6.7/10 IMDB

Hoping to repair their marriage, Jennie Logan and her husband move into a beautiful Victorian manor. When Jennie tries on an antique dress she finds in the attic, she is transported back one hundred years, where she meets the house's previous owner, David. As her feelings for David grow, it becomes clear that Jennie is not only torn between two men and two times, but she also faces danger in both worlds.

Starring: Lindsay Wagner, Marc Singer, Alan Feinstein, Linda Gray, Henry Wilcoxon, Joan Darling, Irene Tedrow, Peter Hobbs, Allen Williams, Constance McCashin ..
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Release date: 1979-10-31
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Walk Proud

Walk Proud

5.3/10 IMDB

A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn't know how to get out.

Starring: Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Pepe Serna, Trinidad Silva, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Lawrence Pressman, Domingo Ambriz, Brad Sullivan, Irene DeBari ..
Directed by: Robert L. Collins
Release date: 1979-06-15

A Man, a Woman and a Bank

5.7/10 IMDB

Two novice thieves are plotting to rob a bank in Vancouver. A photographer snaps a shot of one thief as he is carrying the bank building's blueprints. The would-be thief then begins a relationship with the photographer and attempts to retrieve the photos. Meanwhile, the thieves' plot consists of this: one man will enter the bank building after dark, while the other man sits in a van and uses a computer to unlock the building's doors. The final step involves transporting the cash to a freight ship waiting on the docks, for transportation to a money launderer in Macau.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Paul Mazursky, Allan Kolman, Leigh Hamilton, Kung-Wu Huang, Campbell Lane, Terence Kelly, Nicholas Rice, Fernando Antunes ..
Directed by: Noel Black
Release date: 1979-09-28
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

6.0/10 IMDB

An uptight bachelor tries his luck with a computer dating service and gets matched up with his polar opposite.

Starring: Paul Dooley, Marta Heflin, Titos Vandis, Belita Moreno, Henry Gibson, Allan F. Nicholls, Ann Ryerson, Dennis Franz, Melanie Bishop, Ren Woods ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1979-04-06
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Lady Oscar

Lady Oscar

5.9/10 IMDB

Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire as she discovers the hard life of the poor people of France. She is caught up in the French Revolution, and must choose between her loyalty and love.

Starring: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Jonas Bergström, Christine Böhm, Terence Budd, Patsy Kensit, Mark Kingston, Georges Wilson, Martin Potter, Sue Lloyd ..
Directed by: Jacques Demy
Release date: 1979-03-03
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Scoring


6.2/10 IMDB

Having lost what little community support they once had, the Des Moines Vixens, an abysmally bad and extraordinarily unlucky women's professional basketball team, appear headed for extinction. Their prospects brighten, however, when the Vixens' new leadership, a florist and his dope-smoking son, use the profits from their new cash crop (marijuana) to develop the team. Still, if they want to remain in town, the female cagers must prove themselves against a military men's squad. The late NBA great "Pistol Pete" Maravich appears as a member of the Army team.

Starring: Myra Taylor, Charles Fatone, Freya Crane, Gregg Perrie, Joseph Hardin, Peter Maravich, Nina Scotti, Paunita Nichols, Laurene Landon, Dick Hardiman ..
Directed by: Michael A. DeGaetano
Release date: 1979-01-25

California Dreaming

5.8/10 IMDB

Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.

Starring: Dennis Christopher, Seymour Cassel, Glynnis O'Connor, Dorothy Tristan, John Calvin, Todd Susman, Tanya Roberts, Alice Playten, Ned Wynn, James Van Patten ..
Directed by: John D. Hancock
Release date: 1979-04-01

The Bitch

3.7/10 IMDB

The owner of a trendy disco starts having problems with the men in her life and the Mafia, which is trying to move in on her place.

Starring: Joan Collins, Antonio Cantafora, Ian Hendry, Kenneth Haigh, Sue Lloyd, Mark Burns, John Ratzenberger, Peter Wight, Pamela Salem, Carolyn Seymour ..
Directed by: Gerry O'Hara
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : French Postcards

French Postcards

5.8/10 IMDB

French Postcards rings both comic and true. The believable, fresh-faced characters are young naives from American colleges spending their French-English dictionaries, they compulsively seek out hundreds of monuments, romanticize the nomadic artist's life, and look for grown-up love. The French tutor them well, as befits their reputation. Jean Rochefort is the harassed headmaster with a hankering for affairs, and Marie-France Pisier is his very sexy wife. Watch for a newcomer named Debra Winger, and another-Mandy Patinkin.

Starring: David Marshall Grant, Miles Chapin, Valérie Quennessen, Debra Winger, Marie-France Pisier, Jean Rochefort, Blanche Baker, Lynn Carlin, George Coe, Mandy Patinkin ..
Directed by: Willard Huyck
Release date: 1979-10-19
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Anatomy of a Seduction

Anatomy of a Seduction

5.5/10 IMDB

The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.

Starring: Susan Flannery, Jameson Parker, Ed Nelson, Rita Moreno, Allan Miller, Roger C. Carmel, Michael LeClair, Bryan O'Byrne, Joe Estevez, Sandy Baron ..
Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern
Release date: 1979-05-08
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Beyond the Reef

Beyond the Reef

4.6/10 IMDB

Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be sixteen feet long. Tikoyo believes that his companion houses the soul of a wise old man, and helps him guard the sacred black pearls in the lagoon. In fact, Manidu does protects Tikoyo and his girlfriend Diana, only eating those who are their enemies, or who seek to destroy their environment, or steal the pearls.

Starring: Dayton Ka'ne, Maren Jensen, Keahi Farden, Kathleen Swan ..
Directed by: Frank C. Clarke
Release date: 1979-12-20
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Sons for the Return Home

Sons for the Return Home

5.0/10 IMDB

A Samoan male, Sione, and a Palagi New Zealand female,Sarah, meet while studying at Wellington's Victoria University. A relationship develops quickly, but each finds the other's culture a hard adjustment. Friends and family are not supportive, particularly when she becomes pregnant, although he proposes marriage. She leaves for Australia for an abortion and he returns to Samoa.

Starring: Uelese Petaia, Fiona Lindsay, Lani John Tupu, Moria Walker, Amalamo Tanielu, Anne Flannery, Alan Jervis, Lani Tupu ..
Directed by: Paul Maunder
Release date: 1979-10-01


4.6/10 IMDB

The story of the desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and a beautiful American painter, against the will of her father, the powerful governor of the island. Amid this man-made tension comes a powerful hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Starring: Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Dayton Ka'ne, Trevor Howard, Timothy Bottoms, James Keach, Richard Sarcione, Ariirau Tekurarere, Nick Rutgers ..
Directed by: Jan Troell
Release date: 1979-04-12
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : Players


4.2/10 IMDB

A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love.

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Maximilian Schell, Steve Guttenberg, Dean Paul Martin, Pancho González, Melissa Prophet, Guillermo Vilas, Ion ?iriac, Dan Maskell, John McEnroe ..
Directed by: Anthony Harvey
Release date: 1979-06-08
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : An Almost Perfect Affair

An Almost Perfect Affair

5.3/10 IMDB

An idealistic first-time director lives for his art — until he meets a wife of an Italian producer at the Cannes Film Festival. A passionate affair begins, but the couple's romance is tested as they face the temptations of fame and fortune.

Starring: Keith Carradine, Monica Vitti, Raf Vallone, Christian De Sica, Dick Anthony Williams, Anna Maria Horsford, Katya Berger, Andy Ho, Henri Garcin, Sady Rebbot ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1979-04-27
Best Romance Movies of 1979 : The Fourth Flock

The Fourth Flock

7.1/10 IMDB

Film based on a play by Mihail Sebastian. Three guys all fall in love with the same girl. For a month they all forget about the real world, but it all comes to an end.

Starring: Violeta Andrei, Nicolae Iliescu, Mihai Mereu??, Mircea Daneliuc, Ileana Stana Ionescu, Lucian Iancu, Constantin Guri??, Nina Filimon, ?tefan Maitec, Boris Ciornei ..
Directed by: Timotei Ursu
Release date: 1979-03-05

Akbar Saleem Anarkali

7.5/10 IMDB

The story of Anarkali and Saleem retold.

Starring: N.T. Rama Rao, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Unni Mary ..
Directed by: N.T. Rama Rao
Release date: 1979-05-09

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