romance The Best '50s Romance Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite love films that were released in the 1950s

This list of 1950s romance movies features some of the finest love stories on film, whether in color or in black and white. The best '50s love movies have stood the test of time, holding up as true classics starring actors who are now legends. Two of the most popular actresses of all time make multiple appearances on this list of the greatest 1950s love movies.

What are some of the top '50s romance movies? Roman Holiday, Funny Face and Sabrina - all of which star Audrey Hepburn - are three of the best romance movies of the 1950s. If you prefer a blond bombshell as your leading lady, you'll be happy to see '50s love stories that star Marilyn Monroe like The Seven Year Itch and How to Marry a Millionaire.

The 1950s proved that cartoons can be romantic, too. The classic Disney animated films Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty both appear on this 1950s romance movies list.

How will we ever decide which '50s romance film is the best? With your votes! Vote up the best, most swoon-worthy love stories, add any 1950s romances we missed, and if you're especially well-versed in these films, rerank the whole list.
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An Affair to Remember is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
An Affair to Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

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Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Roman Holiday Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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Pillow Talk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Pillow Talk Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Tony Randall

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The Quiet Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
The Quiet Man John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

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Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Sabrina Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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The King and I is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

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How to Marry a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Love in the Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Love in the Afternoon Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier

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Giant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Giant Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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A Place in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
A Place in the Sun Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

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From Here to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine

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North by Northwest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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Funny Face is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Funny Face Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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High Society is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
High Society Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby

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Marty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Marty Ernest Borgnine, Jerry Orbach, James Bell

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Born Yesterday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Born Yesterday William Holden, Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford

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In a Lonely Place is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
In a Lonely Place Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy

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La Strada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
La Strada Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

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The Seven Year Itch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
The Seven Year Itch Marilyn Monroe, Carolyn Jones, Evelyn Keyes

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Guys and Dolls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
Guys and Dolls Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons

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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '50s Romance Movies
A Star Is Born Judy Garland, Amanda Blake, Laurindo Almeida - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial