Best Romance Movies of 1980

1.

Shogun

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

In the 16th Century, a Dutch ship sails the Pacific from the Americas in order to escape the Spanish. Blackthorn is the pilot of the ship and the first to realize the possibilities of Japan. Japan is a feudal society which has a strong presence of the Portugese. A struggle is in the final stages for who will be the Shogun, the leader who, under the emperor, governs the land. Toranaga sees in Blackthorn things he can use to at least survive the struggle to come, and if both play their hands correctly, become Shogun.

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Toshir? Mifune, Yoko Shimada, Alan Badel, Damien Thomas, Michael Hordern, Frankie Sakai, Vladek Sheybal, Yûki Meguro, John Rhys-Davies ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1980-11-08
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Bella
2.

Bella

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Fetching and eager teenage lass Bella catches her mother Susan having an adulterous tryst with next door neighbor Tom while her father Bob is away on a business trip. Bella confronts Tom and demands that he makes love to her the same way he did with Susan. Complications ensure when Bella and Susan find themselves in a fierce rivalry over which woman will Tom to herself. Written by Woodyanders

Starring: Tracy Adams, Arcadia Lake, Diana Sloan, Eric Edwards, Jake Teague ..
Directed by: Alexander Kubelka
Release date: 1980-08-10
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Cream in My Coffee
3.

Cream in My Coffee

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter attempted to find "the shape of a life, of two lives..."

Starring: Peggy Ashcroft, Lionel Jeffries, Shelagh McLeod, Peter Chelsom, Faith Brook, Martin Shaw ..
Directed by: Gavin Millar
Release date: 1980-11-02
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Board and Care
4.

Board and Care

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Oscar Winning short film from 1980

Directed by: Ron Ellis
Release date: 1980-04-01
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Foolin' Around
5.

Foolin' Around

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A working-class boy falls for a girl from a wealthy family, and must compete for her with a rich boy who also wants her.

Starring: Gary Busey, Cloris Leachman, Annette O'Toole, John Calvin, Eddie Albert, Tony Randall, William H. Macy ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1980-10-17
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Nothing Personal
6.

Nothing Personal

2.6
4.7/10 IMDB

Environmentally concerned lawyer Abigail Adams works with Professor Roger Keller in his effort to protect baby seals from slaughter.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Suzanne Somers, Lawrence Dane, Roscoe Lee Browne, Dabney Coleman, Sean McCann, Chief Dan George, John Dehner, Gary Reineke, David Steinberg ..
Directed by: George Bloomfield
Release date: 1980-03-28
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Immoral One
7.

The Immoral One

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A woman suffering from amnesia reconstructs her life from audiotapes and discovers that she has had a sordid past, involved in prostitution, and unusual romantic relationships.

Starring: Sylvie Dessartre, Yves Jouffroy, Anna Perini, Anne Fabien, Isabelle Illiers, Rosine Adour, Rosine Adour, Sacha Baraz, Jean-Luc Battini, Victor Béniard ..
Directed by: Claude Mulot
Release date: 1980-07-16
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Hardhat & Legs
8.

Hardhat & Legs

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Attractive socialite (Gless) falls for a construction worker with a gambling problem.

Starring: Kevin Dobson, Sharon Gless, Raymond Serra, Jacqueline Brookes, Elva Josephson, W.T. Martin, Ray Xifo, Charlie Aiken ..
Directed by: Lee Phillips
Release date: 1980-02-09
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Blank Generation
9.

Blank Generation

2.4
4.9/10 IMDB

Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her lover, a fellow journalist trying to track down the elusive Andy Warhol.

Starring: Carole Bouquet, Richard Hell, Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love, Howard Grant, Ben Weiner, Andy Warhol, Robert Madero, Marky Ramone, Carole Bouquet ..
Directed by: Ulli Lommel
Release date: 1980-09-01
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : A Cry for Love
10.

A Cry for Love

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Divorcee Susan Blakely, with no alimony and two kids to support, begins turning to amphetamines. While at her lowest ebb, she meets an alcoholic and three-time loser in marriage--who, incredibly, turns out to be the ideal man!

Starring: Powers Boothe, Susan Blakely, Charles Siebert, Herb Edelman, Edie Adams, Fern Fitzgerald, Paul Lieber, Jeremy Licht, Lainie Kazan, Gene Barry ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1980-10-20

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