70s movies The Best '70s Romance Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite love films that were released in the 1970s

This list of '70s romance movies is ranked from best to worst and includes the most romantic movies from one of cinema's most remarkable decades. These 1970s romance movies are all love stories in way or another, but they're also very different; some are heavy dramas while others are light comedies.

Some of the best '70s love movies are breezy entertainments while others, like the Woody Allen films here, are among the most acclaimed films of all time. Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Play It Again, Sam are a few of the great Woody Allen movies that you will see on this 1970s romance movies list.

Naturally, Love Story makes the cut of the top '70s romantic films. This classic 1970s film contains the iconic line, “Love means never having to say you're sorry.” The Great Gatsby is often considered the great American novel and its 1974 film adaptation, starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford, centers around the book's love story. Harold & Maude, meanwhile, is a '70s romantic movie that proves that age ain't nothing but a number.

Which romance movie from the 1970s is your favorite? Vote up the best, vote down the worst, add any '70s romances we may have omitted, and if you've seen enough of the films on this list, rerank it!
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Grease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Love Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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The Way We Were is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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The Goodbye Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Goodbye Girl Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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Days of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Days of Heaven Richard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Coming Home Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Great Gatsby Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

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The Three Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Three Musketeers Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

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Play Misty for Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Play Misty for Me Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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Silver Streak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Shampoo Goldie Hawn, Carrie Fisher, Warren Beatty

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Same Time, Next Year is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies

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Time After Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Time After Time Corey Feldman, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen

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The Passenger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Passenger Jack Nicholson, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff

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3 2
Every Which Way but Loose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Every Which Way but Loose Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon

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What's Up, Doc? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
What's Up, Doc? Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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California Suite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
California Suite Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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The Panic in Needle Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
The Panic in Needle Park Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Raúl Juliá

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10 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
10 Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dudley Moore

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Play It Again, Sam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Play It Again, Sam Woody Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Diane Keaton - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Thieves Like Us is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Thieves Like Us Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine

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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Romance Movies
Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat