Best Romance Movies of 1980


Somewhere in Time

7.2/10 IMDB

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more obsessed with her, by self-hypnosis he manages to travel back in time—where he meets her.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, Bill Erwin, George Voskovec, Susan French, John Alvin, Eddra Gale, Audrey Bennett ..
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Release date: 1980-10-02

Atlantic City

7.3/10 IMDB

In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli, Hollis McLaren, Robert Joy, Al Waxman, Robert Goulet, Moses Znaimer, Angus MacInnes ..
Directed by: Louis Malle
Release date: 1980-09-03

Stardust Memories

7.2/10 IMDB

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Starring: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault, Tony Roberts, Daniel Stern, Amy Wright, Helen Hanft, John Rothman, Sharon Stone ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1980-09-26

The Blue Lagoon

5.8/10 IMDB

Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline and Richard make a home for themselves surrounded by exotic creatures and nature's beauty. But will they ever see civilization again?

Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Jeffrey Kleiser, Gus Mercurio, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Bradley Pryce, Chad Timmerman ..
Directed by: Randal Kleiser
Release date: 1980-07-05

Seems Like Old Times

6.7/10 IMDB

Writer Nick Gardenia is kidnapped from his California cliffhouse and forced to rob a bank. Now a fugitive, he seeks help from his ex-wife who is now a public defender and has remarried — to a prosecutor.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume, Harold Gould, George Grizzard, Yvonne Wilder, T.K. Carter, Judd Omen, Bill Zuckert ..
Directed by: Jay Sandrich
Release date: 1980-12-19

Urban Cowboy

6.4/10 IMDB

After moving to Pasadena, Texas, country boy Bud Davis starts hanging around a bar called Gilley's, where he falls in love with Sissy, a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. They eventually marry, but their relationship is turbulent due to Bud's traditional view of gender roles. Jealousy over his rival leads to their separation, but Bud attempts to win Sissy back by triumphing at Gilley's mechanical bull-riding competition.

Starring: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Barry Corbin, Cooper Huckabee, James Gammon, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Hall, Brooke Alderson ..
Directed by: James Bridges
Release date: 1980-06-06

American Gigolo

6.3/10 IMDB

Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.

Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, K Callan, Carole Cook, Nina van Pallandt, Bill Duke, Brian Davies, Tom Stewart, Patricia Carr ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1980-02-08

Bronco Billy

6.1/10 IMDB

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, Sierra Pecheur, Walter Barnes, Woodrow Parfrey ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1980-06-11


7.8/10 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


5.3/10 IMDB

A beautiful muse inspires an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a lavish rollerskating club.

Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Katie Hanley, Fred McCarren, Renn Woods, Dimitra Arliss, Sandahl Bergman, Lynn Latham ..
Directed by: Robert Greenwald
Release date: 1980-08-08

Little Miss Marker

6.3/10 IMDB

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in the 1930s. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling operations.

Starring: Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart, Lee Grant, Brian Dennehy, Kenneth McMillan, Andrew Rubin, Tom Pedi, Jacquelyn Hyde ..
Directed by: Walter Bernstein
Release date: 1980-03-21

The Competition

6.7/10 IMDB

The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, Lee Remick, Sam Wanamaker, Joseph Cali, Ty Henderson, Vicki Kriegler, Bea Silvern, Philip Sterling, Gloria Stroock ..
Directed by: Joel Oliansky
Release date: 1980-12-03

The Idolmaker

6.9/10 IMDB

Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Starring: Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher, Joe Pantoliano, Paul Land, JoJo D'Amore, Maureen McCormick, Olympia Dukakis, Jimmy Carter, Tovah Feldshuh, John Aprea ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1980-11-14

Honeysuckle Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

Buck Bonham is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.

Starring: Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving, Slim Pickens, Joey Floyd, Charles Levin, Mickey Rooney Jr., Lane Smith, Emmylou Harris, Robert Shaw ..
Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
Release date: 1980-07-18


6.5/10 IMDB

A man resists the California fads that his wife, friends and wealthy Marin County neighbors embrace. Based on the serial by Cyra McFadden in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 70s, satirizing the lifestyle trends of the local elite - from open marriages and organic food to New Age cults.

Starring: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Christopher Lee, Bill Macy, Stacey Nelkin, Sally Kellerman, Sam Chew Jr., Anthony Battaglia, Nita Talbot, Pamela Bellwood ..
Directed by: Bill Persky
Release date: 1980-03-28
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

7.2/10 IMDB

Baptista has two daughters: Kate and Bianca. Everyone wants to wed the fair Bianca, but nobody's much interested in problem child, Kate. Baptista declares that he won't give Bianca away in a marriage until he's found a husband for Kate, so all the suitors begin busily hunting out a madman who's willing to do it, and they find Petruchio: a man who's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. And Petruchio marries Kate with a plan to tame her, while everybody else begins scheming to win Bianca's hand.

Starring: Simon Chandler, Anthony Pedley, John Franklyn-Robbins, Frank Thornton, Sarah Badel, Jonathan Cecil, John Cleese, Joan Hickson, Susan Penhaligon, Harry Waters ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1980-10-23


6.2/10 IMDB

Dominick has always been a big kid who loved eating. It was his favourite thing. Then his cousin dies from health complications due to an improper diet and his sister makes him promise to lose some weight. This is very hard for him, but he finds motivation when he falls in love with Lydia. He spends so much time kissing and walking around with her that he no longer eats as many unhealthy things, and he loses weight without even trying.

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft, Ron Carey, Candice Azzara, Michael Lombard, Sal Viscuso, Delia Salvi, Robert Costanzo, Estelle Reiner, Natasha Ryan ..
Directed by: Anne Bancroft
Release date: 1980-02-01

It's My Turn

5.5/10 IMDB

A successful but stressed mathematics professor goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son, a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend, between Chicago and New York, and between research and administration.

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin, Beverly Garland, Steven Hill, Charles Kimbrough, Jennifer Salt, Daniel Stern, Dianne Wiest, Toshi Toda ..
Directed by: Claudia Weill
Release date: 1980-10-24

Rough Cut

5.6/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven, Timothy West, Patrick Magee, Al Matthews, Susan Littler, Joss Ackland, Isabel Dean, Wolf Kahler ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1980-06-19
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

7.3/10 IMDB

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the man that picks the correct casket out of three (silver, gold, and lead) can marry her. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and Antonio wants to help, so Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, the money-lender. But Shylock has been nursing a grudge against Antonio's insults, and makes unusual terms to the loan. And when Antonio's business fails, those terms threaten his life, and it's up to Bassanio and Portia to save him.

Starring: Alan David, John Franklyn-Robbins, John Rhys-Davies, John Nettles, Richard Morant, Kenneth Cranham, Gemma Jones, Susan Jameson, Daniel Mitchell, Warren Mitchell ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1980-12-17
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

7.9/10 IMDB

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her to help him woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't want the Duke, but finds that she likes the new messenger the Duke's sending. Then, of course, Viola's brother shows up, and merry hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Olivia's uncle and his cohorts are trying to find some way to get back at Olivia's officious majordomo, Malvolio.

Starring: Alec McCowen, Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal, Annette Crosbie, Sinéad Cusack, Trevor Peacock, Clive Arrindell, Ronnie Stevens, Robert Lindsay, Maurice Roeves ..
Directed by: John Gorrie
Release date: 1980-01-06

The Jazz Singer

5.8/10 IMDB

Jess Robin dreams of a career in popular music, but his father, Cantor Rabinovitch, forbids it, insisting Jess live as a traditional Jew and inherit his position at the synagogue. With the help of friend and professional musician Bubba, Jess gets a chance to go to Los Angeles and have famous singer Keith Lennox record one of his songs. Defying both his father and his wife, Jess leaves New York to pursue his dreams.

Starring: Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams, Franklyn Ajaye, Paul Nicholas, Sully Boyar, Mike Kellin, James Booth, Rod Gist ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1980-12-17
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Scruffy


7.5/10 IMDB

A puppy encounters a series of tragedies and losses brought on by the evils of uncaring humans as she tries to find a family and a place to call home.

Starring: Nancy McKeon, Michael Bell, June Foray, Alan Young, Frank Welker, Hans Conried, Michael Rye, Alan Dinehart, Frank Welker, Walker Edmiston ..
Directed by: Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 1980-10-04
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Cream in My Coffee

Cream in My Coffee

7.2/10 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

Cabo Blanco

5.4/10 IMDB

Giff Hoyt, a cafe owner in Cabo Blanco, Peru after World War II is caught between refuge-seeking Nazis and their enemies. After the murder of a sea explorer is passed off as accidental death by the corrupt local police, Giff becomes suspicious. The police chief also intimidates a new arrival Marie, and Giff intervenes to help her. Giff suspects Beckdorff, a Nazi refugee living in the area. Beckdorff, it emerges, is seeking to uncover sunken treasure.

Starring: Charles Bronson, Dominique Sanda, Simon MacCorkindale, Jason Robards, Fernando Rey, Camilla Sparv, Gilbert Roland, Denny Miller, James Booth, Clifton James ..
Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
Release date: 1980-03-13
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Board and Care

Board and Care

6.6/10 IMDB

Board and Care is a 1979 American short film directed by Ron Ellis and starring Richard Goss and Laura Jean Ellis. It won an Oscar at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980 for Best Short Subject.

Directed by: Ron Ellis
Release date: 1980-04-01
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Bella


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 ensue when Bella and Susan find themselves in a fierce rivalry over which woman will have Tom to herself.

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 : A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

6.6/10 IMDB

Dissolute barrister Sydney Carton becomes enchanted and then hopelessly in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves and marries Charles Darnay, and remains oblivious to Carton's undimmed devotion to her. When Darnay is ensnared in the deadly web of the French Revolution and condemned to die by the guillotine, Sydney Carton concocts a dangerous plot to free the husband of the woman he loves.

Starring: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Alice Krige, Kenneth More, Barry Morse, Flora Robson, Billie Whitelaw, Nigel Hawthorne, David Suchet, Robert Urquhart ..
Directed by: Jim Goddard
Release date: 1980-12-02
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Foolin' Around

Foolin' Around

6.0/10 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, Gumball Williams ..
Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
Release date: 1980-10-17
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

5.8/10 IMDB

A down-on his-luck baseball pitcher finds a new set of rewards coaching a gang of underprivileged youngsters and romancing a career-oriented playground supervisor who, against her better judgment, put the kids in his charge.

Starring: John Ritter, Susan Dey, Doug McKeon, Michael Lembeck, Patrick Swayze, Kim Fields, Angela Aames, James Gregory, Jeremy Licht, Dick O'Neill ..
Directed by: Peter Levin
Release date: 1980-04-11
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : A Small Circle of Friends

A Small Circle of Friends

5.9/10 IMDB

In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica, Leo and Nick grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.

Starring: Brad Davis, Karen Allen, Jameson Parker, Shelley Long, John Friedrich, Gary Springer, Richard Nelson, Nan Martin, Daniel Stern, Harry Caesar ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 1980-03-12
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Nijinsky


6.6/10 IMDB

The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky. After a series of misunderstandings with Diaghilev, who is both his domineering mentor and possessive lover, Nijinsky succumbs to Romola's charms and marries her, after which his gradual decline from artistic moodiness to complete lunacy begins.

Starring: Alan Bates, George de la Peña, Leslie Browne, Carla Fracci, Ronald Pickup, Ronald Lacey, Jeremy Irons, Vernon Dobtcheff, Janet Suzman, Colin Blakely ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1980-03-20
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : A Christmas Without Snow

A Christmas Without Snow

5.7/10 IMDB

A divorced woman (Michael Learned) moves to San Francisco from Omaha with her young son. She's trying to re-build her life after her divorce, she leaves her son with his grandmother. She joins the choir of a local church. She has some issues with the choirmaster (John Houseman) who tries to get the choir into shape before the Christmas concert. The choir overcome some personal setbacks as they all deal with personal issues. Zoe (Michael Learned) thinks of quitting the choir all together when push comes to shove.

Starring: Michael Learned, John Houseman, Ramon Bieri, James Cromwell, Valerie Curtin, David Knell, Calvin Levels, Ruth Nelson, Beah Richards, William Swetland ..
Directed by: John Korty
Release date: 1980-12-09
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Black Marble

The Black Marble

6.2/10 IMDB

When alcoholic homicide investigator Valnikov is transferred to a burglary case that seems to involve a creepy dogcatcher, he's also given a new partner -- the pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman, who's experiencing a midlife crisis and does not welcome Valnikov's company. But as these emotionally bruised cops are drawn deeper into the bizarre world of dog shows, animal fanatics and pet cemeteries, they're also drawn to each other.

Starring: Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock, John Hancock, Raleigh Bond, Judy Landers, Marilyn Chris, Michael Dudikoff, Lou Cutell ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1980-03-07

Falling in Love Again

5.1/10 IMDB

Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40s as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They fell in love, got married, moved to Los Angeles, and had two kids. While struggling with his midlife crisis, Harry receives an invitation for his high school's reunion back so he takes Sue and their teenage kids on a cross-country car trip back to the Big Apple. Will they see in the Bronx what they expected? Will the good memories from their past help rekindle their fading love? Is it too late to dream?

Starring: Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Kaye Ballard, Stuart Paul, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Hackman, Herbert Rudley, Marian McCargo, Steven Paul, Tallie Cochrane ..
Directed by: Steven Paul
Release date: 1980-11-21
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Hardhat & Legs

Hardhat & Legs

6.4/10 IMDB

A sex education teacher 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, Lorey Hayes, Vanessa French ..
Directed by: Lee Phillips
Release date: 1980-02-09

Jane Austen in Manhattan

4.6/10 IMDB

Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Starring: Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Tim Choate, John Guerrasio, Katrina Hodiak, Sean Young, Kurt Johnson ..
Directed by: James Ivory
Release date: 1980-07-01

Willie and Phil

5.9/10 IMDB

Life imitates art when two Manhattanites — pompous teacher Willie and quiet photographer Phil — become friends after a thought-provoking screening of "Jules et Jim," Truffaut's classic film about a decades-long ménage à trois. Soon, the men meet Jeanette, a sexually liberated southern transplant who promptly falls for both of them. Frustrated passions curdle into jealousy as Jeanette entertains love affairs with each in the ensuing years.

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Ray Sharkey, Margot Kidder, Kaki Hunter, Jerry Hall, Laurence Fishburne, Jan Miner, Tom Brennan, Julie Bovasso, Louis Guss ..
Directed by: Paul Mazursky
Release date: 1980-08-15
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Bogie


5.0/10 IMDB

The Humphrey Bogart story from the early '30s until his death, covering the period as a struggling young actor through movie stardom and his marriages to Mayo Methot and Lauren Bacall.

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Ann Wedgeworth, Patricia Barry, Donald May, Alfred Ryder, Carol Vogel, Richard Dysart, Sierra Pecheur, Kevin O'Connor, Tobias Anderson ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1980-03-04

Just Tell Me What You Want

5.5/10 IMDB

A television producer woman tries to let down her overbearing boyfriend who is her boss. She wants to marry with a young writer.

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Tony Roberts, Peter Weller, Sara Truslow, Judy Kaye, Dina Merrill, Joseph Maher ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1980-01-18
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Blank Generation

Blank Generation

4.7/10 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: 1980-10-02

Tanya's Island

4.1/10 IMDB

Tanya is a female model who lives with her boyfriend Lobo, a surrealist painter who is extremely violent. Subjected to Lobo's constant abuse, Tanya dreams of escaping to a desert island, which comes true. The only other being on her island is an enormous blue-eyed man-ape who was born from one of Lobo's paintings.

Starring: Vanity, Richard Sargent, Mariette Levesque, Don McLeod, Donny Burns ..
Directed by: Alfred Sole
Release date: 1980-12-05


5.0/10 IMDB

Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.

Starring: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Murray Salem, Jenny Runacre, Daniel Chasin, Patti Boulaye, Charles Yates, Marika Rivera, Hal Galili ..
Directed by: Matthew Chapman
Release date: 1980-05-01
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Nothing Personal

Nothing Personal

4.6/10 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 : Loving Couples

Loving Couples

5.1/10 IMDB

Walter is a successful doctor, and so is his wife Evelyn. Wealthy and good-looking, they should be a happily married couple, but they're not. Walter is so caught up in his career that he fails to keep up with Evelyn. So when she falls for the charms of Greg, a real estate Romeo, it takes Walter by surprise. Even more so, because he finds out about it from Stephanie, Greg's deserted TV weather girl girlfriend.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Collins, Sally Kellerman, Nan Martin, Helena Carroll, Estelle Omens, Shelly Batt, Bernard Behrens ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1980-10-24

Those Lips, Those Eyes

6.4/10 IMDB

A small-town star helps a young apprentice land the girl of his dreams.

Starring: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller, Herbert Berghof, Kevin McCarthy, Joseph Maher, George Morfogen, Marshall Colt, Anthony Mannino ..
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Release date: 1980-08-15
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Handyman

The Handyman

7.0/10 IMDB

One of Canada's talented directors, actress Micheline Lanctot expresses an effective, engaging approach in this simple, poignant drama about Armand (Jocelyn Berube), a handyman with one problem romance after another. The quiet Armand settles into Montreal after his wife has left him and before long, he continues the momentum when an ill-considered liaison with a nubile woman ends on her insistence. Next, Armand gives his heart to a frustrated housewife, though this decision is hardly well thought out. In the meantime, a gay man who rents out a room in his apartment has unfulfilled longings directed at the unsuspecting handyman. L'Homme a Tout Faire won a Silver Medal for "Best Picture" at the 1980 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Starring: Jocelyn Bérubé, Andrée Pelletier, Gilles Renaud, Janette Bertrand, Danielle Schneider ..
Directed by: Micheline Lanctôt
Release date: 1980-03-19
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : The Seduction of Miss Leona

The Seduction of Miss Leona

8.0/10 IMDB

An unmarried, reclusive college teacher is torn between a married maintenance man who has been repairing her house and her former professor and lover.

Starring: Lynn Redgrave, Anthony Zerbe, Conchata Ferrell, Brian Dennehy, Elizabeth Cheshire, James Ray, Linda Ryan, Garn Stephens, Matthew Tobin, David Carroll ..
Directed by: Joseph Hardy
Release date: 1980-08-26
Best Romance Movies of 1980 : Final Assignment

Final Assignment

4.6/10 IMDB

An intrepid television journalist sent to cover the Canadian prime minister's visit to the Soviet Union has trouble sticking to her assignment when she unearths a horrific experimental drug trial involving children. Determined to prepare a video that will show the world exactly what's been going on, she dodges the long arm of the KGB and falls into bed with a Communist bureaucrat.

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Michael York, Burgess Meredith, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Gabourie, Len Doncheff, Alexandra Stewart, Michelle Mostovoy, Septimiu Sever, David McIlwraith ..
Directed by: Paul Almond
Release date: 1980-10-01

Coast to Coast

5.2/10 IMDB

Madie is a neurotic, wealthy woman who escapes from a New York state mental hospital where her unwholesome husband had her committed to avoid the trial of a expensive divorce. Madie hitches a ride back to California with a certain Charles Callahan, a debt-ridden truck driver. Madie and Charles eventually fall in love while evading an assortment of bad guys including a pair of thugs hired by Madie's husband to prevent her from returning to California, and a repo man sent to reclaim Charles' truck

Starring: Dyan Cannon, Robert Blake, Quinn K. Redeker, Michael Lerner, Maxine Stuart, William Lucking, Ellen Gerstein, Patricia Conklin, David Moody, Rozelle Gayle ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1980-10-03

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