Best Romance Movies of 1981


On Golden Pond

7.6/10 IMDB

For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell ..
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 1981-12-01

Body Heat

7.4/10 IMDB

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, Mickey Rourke, Kim Zimmer, Thom Sharp, Larry Marko, Carola McGuinness ..
Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
Release date: 1981-08-28


7.3/10 IMDB

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed, who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members of the American working class, and his troubled romantic relationship with the writer Louise Bryant.

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jack Nicholson, Jerzy Kosi?ski, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster, M. Emmet Walsh, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Warren Beatty
Release date: 1981-12-25

Clash of the Titans

6.9/10 IMDB

To win the right to marry his love, the beautiful princess Andromeda, and fulfil his destiny, half-God-half-mortal Perseus must complete various tasks including taming Pegasus, capturing Medusa's head and battling the feared Kraken.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith, Jack Gwillim, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress, Burgess Meredith, Susan Fleetwood, Pat Roach, Judi Bowker ..
Directed by: Desmond Davis
Release date: 1981-06-12

Eye of the Needle

7.1/10 IMDB

Great Britain, 1944, during World War II. Relentlessly pursued by several MI5 agents, Henry Faber the Needle, a ruthless German spy in possession of vital information about D-Day, takes refuge on Storm Island, an inhospitable, sparsely inhabited island off the coast of northern Scotland.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Christopher Cazenove, Philip Martin Brown, Ian Bannen, George Belbin, Faith Brook, Barbara Graley, George Lee ..
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Release date: 1981-07-24

Absence of Malice

6.9/10 IMDB

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was allegedly committed—but it involves an innocent party. When he tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Starring: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Luther Adler, Barry Primus, Josef Sommer, John Harkins, Don Hood, Wilford Brimley ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1981-11-19


6.9/10 IMDB

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Starring: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jill Eikenberry, Stephen Elliott, Ted Ross, Thomas Barbour, Anne De Salvo, Lawrence Tierney ..
Directed by: Steve Gordon
Release date: 1981-07-17

The French Lieutenant's Woman

6.9/10 IMDB

In this story-within-a-story, Anna is an actress starring opposite Mike in a period piece about the forbidden love between their respective characters, Sarah and Charles. Both actors are involved in serious relationships, but the passionate nature of the script leads to an off-camera love affair as well. While attempting to maintain their composure and professionalism, Anna and Mike struggle to come to terms with their infidelity.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell, Lynsey Baxter, Penelope Wilton, Jean Faulds, Peter Vaughan ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1981-08-28

The Postman Always Rings Twice

6.6/10 IMDB

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner, Anjelica Huston, John P. Ryan, William Traylor, Jon Van Ness, Brian Farrell, Albert Henderson ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 1981-03-20

Gregory's Girl

7.1/10 IMDB

Teenage knucklehead Gregory falls hard for Dorothy, a hotshot female player who takes his spot on the boys’ school soccer team. Prodded by the advice of his smart-mouthed 10-year-old sister, Gregory does make his move, but there’s behind the scenes feminine conspiracies en route.

Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D'Arcy, Clare Grogan, Robert Buchanan, Billy Greenlees, Allan Love, Chic Murray, Caroline Guthrie, Allison Forster ..
Directed by: Bill Forsyth
Release date: 1981-04-23
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Taboo


6.9/10 IMDB

When Barbara Scott's husband leaves her, blaming her frigidity for destroying their marriage, she's left alone, without a source of income, and charged with taking care of their teenage son, Paul. Feeling vulnerable, she turns to her friend Gina who opens Barbara's eyes to the secret world of suburban swingers. But as erotic tension grows, Barbara begins to fantasize about her handsome son...

Starring: Kay Parker, Mike Ranger, Dorothy LeMay, Juliet Anderson, Miko Yani, Tawny Pearl, Jesse Adams, Don Fernando, Lee LeMay, Turk Lyon ..
Directed by: Kirdy Stevens
Release date: 1981-11-07

Modern Romance

7.0/10 IMDB

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.

Starring: Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, James L. Brooks, Jane Hallaren, Bob Einstein, Albert Henderson, Meadowlark Lemon, George Kennedy, Tyann Means ..
Directed by: Albert Brooks
Release date: 1981-03-13

The Four Seasons

6.8/10 IMDB

Three middle-aged wealthy couples take vacations together in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Along the way we are treated to mid-life, marital, parental and other crises.

Starring: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Bess Armstrong, Elizabeth Alda, Beatrice Alda, Robert Hitt ..
Directed by: Alan Alda
Release date: 1981-05-22

Four Friends

7.0/10 IMDB

A young immigrant comes to America in the 60s and is caught up in the counterculture movement which tests his bonds of friendship and love.

Starring: Craig Wasson, Jodi Thelen, Michael Huddleston, Jim Metzler, Scott Hardt, Elizabeth Lawrence, Miklos Simon, Michael Kovacs, Beatrice Fredman, Pier Calabria ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1981-12-11

Pennies from Heaven

6.5/10 IMDB

During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris, John McMartin, John Karlen, Tommy Rall, Christopher Walken, Francis X. McCarthy, M.C. Gainey ..
Directed by: Herbert Ross
Release date: 1981-12-11
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

7.3/10 IMDB

The jealous King Leontes falsely accuse his wife Hermione of infidelity with his best friend, and she dies. Leontes exiles his newborn daughter Perdita, who is raised by shepherds for sixteen years and falls in love with the son of Leontes' friend. When Perdita returns home, a statue of Hermione "comes to life", and everyone is reconciled.

Starring: Jeremy Kemp, Robert Stephens, Anna Calder-Marshall, Margaret Tyzack, David Burke, John Welsh, Cyril Luckham, Rikki Fulton, John Benfield, Jeremy Dimmick ..
Directed by: Jane Howell
Release date: 1981-02-08

Endless Love

4.9/10 IMDB

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out he goes to look for her. But the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave.

Starring: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray, Richard Kiley, Beatrice Straight, Penelope Milford, James Spader, Ian Ziering, Jami Gertz ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1981-07-17

Continental Divide

6.2/10 IMDB

A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

Starring: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn, Tony Ganios, Val Avery, Liam Russell, Everett Smith, Bill Henderson, Bruce Jarchow ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1981-09-18

...All the Marbles

6.4/10 IMDB

A two-bit promoter tries to take a women's wrestling team to the top.

Starring: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young, Tracy Reed, Ursaline Bryant, Claudette Nevins, Richard Jaeckel, John Hancock, Lenny Montana ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1981-03-01

Zorro, The Gay Blade

6.2/10 IMDB

George Hamilton stars in a dueling dual role as twin sons of the legendary Zorro. Soon after the dashing Don Diego Vega inherits his father's famous sword and costume, a broken ankle prevents the masked avenger from fulfilling his heroic duties. When his flamboyantly fashion-conscious brother assumes the secret identity to continue an ongoing fight for justice, the results are nothing short of hilarious!

Starring: George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Ron Leibman, Donovan Scott, James Booth, Helen Burns, Clive Revill, Carolyn Seymour, Eduardo Noriega ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1981-07-17

They All Laughed

6.3/10 IMDB

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow Dolores Martin, the beautiful young wife of a jealous husband. Their respective cases are complicated when John falls for Angela, and Charles falls for Dolores.

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter, Dorothy Stratten, Blaine Novak, Colleen Camp, Glenn Scarpelli, Vassili Lambrinos, George Morfogen ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1981-11-20
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

6.9/10 IMDB

Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure him and win her the right to marry Bertram. But does Bertram want to marry her?

Starring: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down, Peter Jeffrey, Kevin Stoney, Donald Sinden, Robert Lindsay, Dominic Jephcott, Paul Brooke ..
Directed by: Elijah Moshinsky
Release date: 1981-01-04
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : The Seven Seductions

The Seven Seductions

6.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy playboy, seeking the ultimate sexual experience, ends up meeting Madame Lau, an exotic oriental temptress endowed with mystical powers. She promises him that he will find the gratification he seeks.

Starring: Annette Haven, Richard Pacheco, Georgina Spelvin, Kay Parker, Phaery Burd, Laura Lazare, Allesandro Duroussff, Carol Doda ..
Directed by: Charles Webb, Christy McCabe
Release date: 1981-10-09

All Night Long

5.5/10 IMDB

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George. At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then separates from his wife Helen, quits his job, moves into a warehouse, and asks Cheryl to move in with him.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, William Daniels, Ann Doran, James Nolan, Judy Kerr, Robin Reed ..
Directed by: Jean-Claude Tramont
Release date: 1981-03-06


5.4/10 IMDB

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton, Ron Frazier, Jodi Long, Marvin Chatinover, Ira Wheeler, Ahmed Boulane ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1981-10-11

Private Lessons

5.1/10 IMDB

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund.

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Meridith Baer, Pamela Jean Bryant, Peter Elbling, Ed Begley Jr., Ron Foster, Beans Morocco, Patrick Piccininni ..
Directed by: Alan Myerson
Release date: 1981-08-21
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Outlaw Ladies

Outlaw Ladies

6.1/10 IMDB

Henri Pachard like Louis Malle is a gifted, prolific, visionary film-maker, Pachard's films idolize women, and skillfully educate the most sophisticated viewer of eroticism (both male and female) with exquisite, and mesmerizing "true to life" encounters.

Starring: Marlene Willoughby, Jolet Kodet, Jody Maxwell, Robert Kerman, Juliet Anderson, Bobby Astyr, John Leslie, Samantha Fox, Candida Royalle, Erica Eaton ..
Directed by: Henri Pachard
Release date: 1981-02-01

Modern Problems

5.0/10 IMDB

Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fielder, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place, Nell Carter, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mitch Kreindel, Arthur Sellers, Sandy Helberg, Neil Thompson ..
Directed by: Ken Shapiro
Release date: 1981-12-25
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : On Any Sunday II

On Any Sunday II

7.0/10 IMDB

Featuring Speedway World Champion Bruce Penhall, Brad Lackey, Bob Hannah, Kenny Roberts. World Champion Bruce Penhall is only one of the racing luminaries profiled in this motorcyclist’s cinematic bible. Thrill to the pulsating sound of high powered cycles in the desert, on the road, and tracks around the world. On Any Sunday II features interview and championship races with Brad Lackey, Bob Hannah, Kenny Roberts, and, of course, Penhall.

Starring: Bruce Penhall, Brad Lackey, Kenny Roberts, Bob Hannah, Bruce Ogilvie, Bernie Schreiber, Malcolm Smith ..
Directed by: Ed Forsyth, Don Shoemaker
Release date: 1981-07-01
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Berlin Tunnel 21

Berlin Tunnel 21

6.8/10 IMDB

In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.

Starring: Robert Freitag, Horst Buchholz, Jacques Breuer, Richard Thomas, José Ferrer, Ute Christensen, Uwe Paulsen, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Pasqual Breuer, Nicholas Farrell ..
Directed by: Richard Michaels
Release date: 1981-03-25

Lady Chatterley's Lover

5.1/10 IMDB

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of fulfilling her needs.

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay, Ann Mitchell, Elizabeth Spriggs, Pascale Rivault, Peter Bennett, Anthony Stewart Head, Frank Moorey, Bessie Love ..
Directed by: Just Jaeckin
Release date: 1981-06-29

The Legend of the Lone Ranger

4.9/10 IMDB

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage.

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Juanin Clay, Jason Robards, John Bennett Perry, David Hayward, Richard Farnsworth, Marc Gilpin, John Hart, Klinton Spilsbury ..
Directed by: William A. Fraker
Release date: 1981-08-20
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery

Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery

6.6/10 IMDB

When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing leads them into a world of espionage and international intrigue as they discover a secret society known as "The Seven Dials" and the attempted theft of top-secret government documents.

Starring: John Gielgud, Cheryl Campbell, Rula Lenska, Lynne Ross, James Warwick, Harry Andrews, Joyce Redman, Lucy Gutteridge, Terence Alexander, Brian Wilde ..
Directed by: Tony Wharmby
Release date: 1981-03-08
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

6.5/10 IMDB

Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvia, spends his time in Egypt, living a life of decadence and conducting an affair with Queen Cleopatra. In Antony's absence, Caesar and Lepidus worry about Pompey's increasing strength.

Starring: Colin Blakely, Jane Lapotaire, Ian Charleson, Esmond Knight, George Innes, Jonathan Adams, John Paul, Darien Angadi, Janet Key, Howard Goorney ..
Directed by: Jonathan Miller
Release date: 1981-05-08

Back Roads

5.7/10 IMDB

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

Starring: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, M. Emmet Walsh, Michael V. Gazzo, Nell Carter, Royce D. Applegate, Don Barry, Billy Jayne, Brian Frishman ..
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Release date: 1981-03-13
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Nothing to Hide

Nothing to Hide

6.0/10 IMDB

Two best friends couldn't be more different; Jack is a smooth-talking ladies man, while Lenny is anything but. But when Lenny meets Karen, it threatens to change the dynamic of their friendship.

Starring: John Leslie, Richard Pacheco, Tigr, Erica Boyer, Holly McCall, Elizabeth Randolph, Richard Dove, Tom Ramar, Pat Manning, Jack Hoffey ..
Directed by: Anthony Spinnelli, Anthony Spinelli
Release date: 1981-07-01
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Hoodwink


6.2/10 IMDB

Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the convicts, so he hits upon a labor-saving plan. Hargreaves pretends to be totally blind, thus lightening his work load....and carries off the hoax for years.

Starring: John Hargreaves, Judy Davis, Paul Chubb, Max Cullen, Wendy Strehlow, Wendy Hughes, Colin Friels, Geoffrey Rush, Kim Deacon, Dennis Miller ..
Directed by: Claude Whatham
Release date: 1981-11-05

Winter of Our Dreams

6.3/10 IMDB

When a womanizing bookshop owner hears about the suicide of a former girlfriend, he tries to find out more and meets her friend, a prostitute. They hook up, but when she finds her friend's diary, she discovers she's repeating her mistakes.

Starring: Judy Davis, Bryan Brown, Cathy Downes, Baz Luhrmann, Peter Mochrie, Peter Mochrie ..
Directed by: John Duigan
Release date: 1981-07-31

On the Right Track

5.4/10 IMDB

Lester is a homeless shoeshine boy living in a railway station. He's got this funny knack for picking the winning horses' names out of the paper while shining shoes. When word gets around, though, everyone wants a piece of the action.

Starring: Gary Coleman, Michael Lembeck, Lisa Eilbacher, Maureen Stapleton, Norman Fell, Bill Russell, Jami Gertz, C. Thomas Cunliffe, Belinda Bremner, Nathan Davis ..
Directed by: Lee Philips
Release date: 1981-03-06

Priest of Love

6.1/10 IMDB

Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover."

Starring: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith, Maurizio Merli, John Gielgud, Jorge Rivero, James Faulkner, Mike Gwilym, Massimo Ranieri ..
Directed by: Christopher Miles
Release date: 1981-10-11
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Charli


5.2/10 IMDB

Charli is a film for lovers. It is the story that every man and every woman who have ever truly been in or out of love will identify with. Instinctively conceived and sensitively produced, Jesie St. James and Eric Edwards play a married couple whose marriage is on the rocks. They keep the fires burning within as they fantasize about making love to those around them. Charli is a love story, a real SEXY love story.

Starring: Jesie St. James, Eric Edwards, Annette Haven, Billy Dee, Lee Caroll, Randy West, Arcadia Lake, Blondie Brown, Captain Video, John F. Goff ..
Directed by: Stu Segall
Release date: 1981-04-16
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

6.9/10 IMDB

A romantic tragedy about two turn-of-the-century couples - one American, one British - who regularly vacation together at a spa in Germany.

Starring: Robin Ellis, Vickery Turner, Jeremy Brett, Susan Fleetwood, Elizabeth Garvie, Pauline Moran, John Ratzenberger, Roger Hammond ..
Directed by: Kevin Billington
Release date: 1981-04-15

Green Ice

5.5/10 IMDB

He wanted adventure...She craved revenge...Emeralds held the answer.

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Anne Archer, Omar Sharif, Domingo Ambriz, John Larroquette, Philip Stone, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Manuel Ojeda, Michael Sheard, Enrique Lucero ..
Directed by: Ernest Day
Release date: 1981-05-01


4.2/10 IMDB

Two domestic robots fall in love and run off together.

Starring: Andy Kaufman, Bernadette Peters, Randy Quaid, Kenneth McMillan, Melanie Mayron, Christopher Guest, Richard B. Shull, Dick Miller, Kathleen Freeman, Mary Woronov ..
Directed by: Allan Arkush
Release date: 1981-12-18

Take This Job and Shove It

4.9/10 IMDB

A junior executive is ordered to boost output in the hometown brewery where his old friends work.

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Art Carney, Robert Hays, David Keith, Tim Thomerson, Martin Mull, Eddie Albert, Penelope Milford, Charlie Rich, David Allan Coe ..
Directed by: Gus Trikonis
Release date: 1981-04-24

Hard Country

5.5/10 IMDB

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker boyfriend Kyle wants to stay in Texas.

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks, Gailard Sartain, Sierra Pecheur, John Chappell, Tanya Tucker, Daryl Hannah, Cisse Cameron, Ted Neeley ..
Directed by: David Greene
Release date: 1981-04-01
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Mistress of Paradise

Mistress of Paradise

3.9/10 IMDB

In the 19th century, a wealthy Northern woman marries a Louisiana plantation owner and then becomes suspicious about his first wife's death.

Starring: Geneviève Bujold, Chad Everett, Anthony Andrews, Olivia Cole, Lelia Goldoni, Carolyn Seymour, John McLiam, Myron Natwick, Fred D. Scott, Bill Wiley ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1981-10-04
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

7.2/10 IMDB

An old man lives out the final years of his half-century marriage by living and remembering.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Myrna Loy, Stephen Collins, Lindsay Crouse, Thomas Ruisinger, Mary Jo Henderson, Patricia Elliott, Marcus Smythe, Christopher Childs ..
Directed by: Ralph Rosenblum
Release date: 1981-12-30
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Starstruck


7.0/10 IMDB

Aspiring teen folk singer is torn whether to continue her singing or to accept an educational scholarship.

Starring: Trini Alvarado, Joanna Merlin, Lee Curreri, Miriam Colon, Anna Maria Horsford, Jay O. Sanders, Francine Beers, Rita Karin, Terry Layman, Antonia Rey ..
Directed by: Claude Kerven
Release date: 1981-10-14
Best Romance Movies of 1981 : Beauty


6.6/10 IMDB

A porn-based retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty's Father loses gambling to Martin Gross, and will lose his fortune unless Beauty goes to live in the Gross household for a year.

Starring: Loni Sanders, Jamie Gillis, Laurien Dominique, Nicole Black, Michael Morrison, Mai Lin, Blair Harris, Vanessa del Rio, Mary Chats-worth, Matilda O'Hennesy ..
Directed by: Shaun Costello
Release date: 1981-01-01

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