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1970s Romantic Drama Movies

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Last Tango in Paris(1972)

NC-17
| 2h 9min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 414 votes)

A recently widowed American begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman.

That Malicious Age(1975)

1h 30min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Gardener Nino Castellano takes a job in a southern-Italian villa and quickly finds himself embroiled in a menage-a-trois with Gloria Guida and Anita Sanders which soon leads to sex, death and mayhem!

1900(1976)

5h 17min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 200 votes)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.

Days of Heaven(1978)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 321 votes)

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

The Great Gatsby(1974)

PG
| 2h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 165 votes)

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

New York, New York(1977)

3.3/5 (with 144 votes)

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

Love Story(1970)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 231 votes)

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When they marry, Oliver's wealthy father threatens to disown him. Jenny tries to reconcile the Barrett men, but to no avail.

The Way We Were(1973)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 145 votes)

Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Breezy(1973)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 38 votes)

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon. Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall unexpectedly in love with her.

The Electric Horseman(1979)

3.1/5 (with 46 votes)

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.

Tess(1979)

PG
| 2h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 101 votes)

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.

The Mother and the Whore(1973)

3.8/5 (with 39 votes)

Aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. Marie becomes increasingly jealous of Alexandre's fling with Veronika and as the trio continues their unsustainable affair, the emotional stakes get higher, leading to conflict and unhappiness.

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Robin and Marian(1976)

3.2/5 (with 71 votes)

Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble(1976)

PG
| 1h 36min | TV Movie, Drama
2.9/5 (with 36 votes)

Tod Lubitch is born with a deficient immune system. As such, he must spend the rest of his life in a completely sterile environment. His room is completely hermetically sealed against bacteria and virus, his food is specially prepared, and his only human contact comes in the form of gloved hands. The movie follows his life into a teenager.

Bobby Deerfield(1977)

PG
| 2h 4min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

A Star Is Born(1976)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 68 votes)

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, while John's continues to fall. She tries desperately to get John to sober up and focus on his music, but it may be too late to save him.

Ryan's Daughter(1970)

3h 26min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 41 votes)

An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.

The Panic in Needle Park(1971)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 103 votes)

A stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves.

Hanover Street(1979)

3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

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.

Love on the Run(1979)

PG
| 1h 33min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being the first "no-fault" divorce in France, a media circus erupts, dredging up Antoine's past. Indecisive about his new love with a store clerk, he impulsively takes off with an old flame.

Ice Castles(1978)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to the world -- and herself -- that she still has the potential to realize her dreams.

Turkish Delight(1973)

1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

Eric, a gifted sculptor has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl, Olga. The story follows the arc of their relationship and his interaction with her family.

Oliver's Story(1978)

PG
| 1h 31min | Drama
2.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners at the firm. Eventually, Oliver's inconsolable grief begins to alienate those around him, until he finds new love with Marcie Bonwit, the wealthy and beautiful heiress to the Bonwit Teller fortune. Despite his affection for her, Oliver finds it difficult to leave the memory of Jenny behind, which causes major problems in their relationship..

Yanks(1979)

R
| 2h 18min | Romance / Love, Drama, War
3.0/5 (with 18 votes)

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.

The Go-Between(1971)

PG
| 1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

British teenager Leo Colston spends a summer in the countryside, where he develops a crush on the beautiful young aristocrat Marian. Eager to impress her, Leo becomes the "go-between" for Marian, delivering secret romantic letters to Ted Burgess, a handsome neighboring farmer.

Two English Girls(1971)

NR
| 2h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 42 votes)

At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister Muriel, for whom she intends Claude. During these holidays, Claude, Ann and Muriel become very close and he gradually falls in love with Muriel. But both families lay down a one-year-long separation without any contact before agreeing to the marriage. So Claude goes back to Paris when he has many love affairs before sending Muriel a break-off letter...

Bilitis(1977)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 23 votes)

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

The Great White Hope(1970)

1h 43min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Laura(1979)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

A blinded French sculptor completes a statue of a friend's daughter by using his sense of touch.

The Tamarind Seed(1974)

PG
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 12 votes)

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

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