Top Romance Classics movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Casablanca on DVD Casablanca
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II ... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart -- to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, she and her fugitive husband (Paul Henreid) can escape to America. But the spark that brought the lovers together still burns brightly.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine LeBeau, Dooley Wilson
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Tearjerkers
Rent The Graduate on DVD The Graduate
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning classic with an iconic Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, Dustin Hoffman turns in a landmark performance as a naïve college grad who is seduced by middle-aged neighbor Mrs. Robinson but ends up falling in love with her daughter.
Cast
Cast
Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Breakfast at Tiffany's on DVD Breakfast at Tiffany's
Synopsis
Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney, Martin Balsam, Jose Luis de Villalonga, John McGiver, Alan Reed, Dorothy Whitney, Beverly Powers, Stanley Adams, Claude Stroud
Director
Director
Blake Edwards
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Annie Hall on DVD Annie Hall
Synopsis
Winner of four Oscars -- including Best Picture and Best Actress -- director Woody Allen's iconic romantic comedy charts the relationship between neurotic writer Alvy Singer and quirky aspiring singer Annie Hall.
Cast
Cast
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington
Director
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The Sound of Music on DVD The Sound of Music
Synopsis
In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them -- and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies-Urich, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Show Tunes
Rent Gone with the Wind on DVD Gone with the Wind
Synopsis
Director Victor Fleming's 1939 epic adaption of Margaret Mitchell's novel of the same name stars Vivien Leigh as self-absorbed, headstrong Scarlett O'Hara, a Southern Belle who meets her match in Rhett Butler just as the Civil War breaks out.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, George Reeves, Ward Bond
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Some Like It Hot on DVD Some Like It Hot
Synopsis
When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Singin' in the Rain on DVD Singin' in the Rain
Synopsis
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Director
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent To Catch a Thief on DVD To Catch a Thief
Synopsis
Suspected in a series of gem heists in the French Riviera, reformed thief John Robie sets out to catch the real culprit with the help of pampered heiress Frances Stevens. Robie's plan backfires, but Frances, who believes him guilty, plots an escape.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Charles Vanel, Brigitte Auber, Jean Martinelli, Georgette Anys
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Romance Classics, Mystery
Rent The Philadelphia Story on DVD The Philadelphia Story
Synopsis
Socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) prepares to remarry, but her ex (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner James Stewart) have other ideas as they converge on her home for a fateful visit. The three stars form an incomparable trio in one of the most tantalizing screwball romances ever. And under the direction of George Cukor, this once-urbane Broadway comedy springs to life with precision and wit.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Roman Holiday on DVD Roman Holiday
Synopsis
Princess Ann leaves her guardians, and while in Rome, she's taken under the wing of tabloid writer Joe and his photographer sidekick. She thinks the boys don't know who she really is, but they're onto her -- and sense a sensational story.
Cast
Cast
Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, Tullio Carminati, Paolo Carlini, Claudio Ermelli, Paola Borboni, Alfredo Rizzo
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Comedies
Rent Doctor Zhivago on DVD Doctor Zhivago
Synopsis
A young physician (Omar Sharif) and his beautiful mistress (Julie Christie) get swept up in the danger and drama of the Bolshevik Revolution in this Oscar-winning epic based on the classic novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Boris Pasternak. The film earned five Academy Awards in all, including statues for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Score and Best Screenplay. Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger co-star.
Cast
Cast
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Géraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Jeffrey Rockland
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, Classic Dramas, Epics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent West Side Story on DVD West Side Story
Synopsis
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente
Director
Director
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Tearjerkers, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent It Happened One Night on DVD It Happened One Night
Synopsis
Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope and along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman (Clark Gable). But a string of zany misadventures leads them to realize they're madly if reluctantly in love.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Way We Were on DVD The Way We Were
Synopsis
Sociopolitical opposites attract in director Sydney Pollack's wistful, Oscar-winning tearjerker about an outspoken political crusader named Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) who finds herself drawn to glib golden boy Hubbell Gardner (Robert Redford). Despite their differences, the improbable couple eventually ties the knot, but a move to Tinseltown and the firestorm surrounding the 1950s blacklist unravel the marriage.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Murray Hamilton, Viveca Lindfors, Lois Chiles, Herb Edelman, Patrick O'Neal, Susan Blakely, James Woods
Director
Director
Sydney Pollack
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas
Rent The Apartment on DVD The Apartment
Synopsis
With furthering his career in mind, an insurance clerk lends his apartment to his adulterous higher-ups for their amorous affairs. But his fast track to an executive suite gets derailed when he becomes involved with his boss's latest conquest.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies
Rent Rebecca on DVD Rebecca
Synopsis
The only Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose hapless second wife (Joan Fontaine) moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home's hostile staff, the living Mrs. de Winter begins to go mad in Hitchcock's eerie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's Gothic classic.
Cast
Cast
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Mystery, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics, Dramas Based on the Book, Suspense, Psychological Thrillers, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent From Here to Eternity on DVD From Here to Eternity
Synopsis
This gripping adaptation of James Jones's novel about Army life in Hawaii in the idyllic days just before Dec. 7, 1941, follows the stories of three soldiers and the women who love them.
Cast
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Philip Ober, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden, Claude Akins, Willis Bouchey, John L. Cason, James Jones, George Reeves, Joseph Sargent, Robert J. Wilke, Jean Willes, Carleton Young
Director
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Classic War Stories, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Funny Face on DVD Funny Face
Synopsis
Fred Astaire's inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin's airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson, Sue England, Ruta Lee, Alex Gerry, Iphigenie Castiglioni
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Funny Girl on DVD Funny Girl
Synopsis
Director William Wyler's classic musical tells the story of legendary Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand, in an Oscar-winning role), an unconventional beauty who grew up in the Jewish slums of New York dreaming of stardom. When Brice finally becomes the toast of Broadway, the resentful reaction of her husband (Omar Sharif) threatens to destroy their marriage. The film received eight Oscar nominations. Note: This version includes musical interludes.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, Mae Questel, Gerald Mohr, Frank Faylen, Lloyd Gough, Lester Mack, Tommy Rall, John Warburton, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Dirty Dancing on DVD Dirty Dancing
Synopsis
Expecting the usual tedium of summer in the mountains with her family, 17-year-old Frances is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional dancer -- and falling in love with the resort's free-spirited dance instructor.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Jane Brucker, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Max Cantor
Director
Director
Emile Ardolino
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dance, Romance Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The African Queen on DVD The African Queen
Synopsis
Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the booze-guzzling, rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat, teams with a straitlaced, iron-willed missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to take on a menacing German gunboat during World War I.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Romance Classics, Adventures, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Best Years of Our Lives on DVD The Best Years of Our Lives
Synopsis
Winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this classic drama follows three World War II veterans -- Homer, Al and Fred, as they return to small-town America and try to come to terms with their experiences.
Cast
Cast
Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Steve Cochran
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent Bringing Up Baby on DVD Bringing Up Baby
Synopsis
Love runs wild for a hapless scientist and an unstoppable heiress in Howard Hawks's classic screwball comedy that ranks high on the American Film Institute's list of the funniest Hollywood films ever made. With her eye on paleontologist David (Cary Grant), heiress Susan (Katharine Hepburn) lures him to her home. But the hilarity begins when Susan's dog steals David's prize dinosaur bone and her pet leopard, Baby, is mistaken for a zoo escapee.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell, Virginia Walker, John Kelly
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent To Have and Have Not on DVD To Have and Have Not
Synopsis
Dynamic duo William Faulkner and Jules Furthman scripted this Howard Hawks classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (who, rumor has it, fell in love on the set) that's supposedly based on an Ernest Hemingway tome. Bogie is Harry Morgan, a charter boat owner who falls for Bacall's seductive petty thief, Marie Browning. Can't-miss scenes include the now-legendary "You know how to whistle, don't you?" exchange between Bogie and Bacall.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Romantic Dramas
Rent Anne of the Thousand Days on DVD Anne of the Thousand Days
Synopsis
When King Henry VIII (Richard Burton) decides to divorce his first wife, Katherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), and marry the beautiful Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), he ignites religious and political drama that stretches from London all the way to Rome. This acclaimed film (which won an Oscar for Costume Design) focuses on the woman at the center of the affair to tell the story of one of the most dramatic chapters in English royal history.
Cast
Cast
Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Peter Jeffrey, Joseph O'Conor
Director
Director
Charles Jarrott
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, Political Dramas, United Kingdom, Period Pieces
Rent Sabrina on DVD Sabrina
Synopsis
Industrious tycoon Linus Larrabee (Humphrey Bogart) has no room for love in his appointment book until a burgeoning romance between his libertine brother, David (William Holden), and the family chauffeur's daughter, Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn), jeopardizes Linus' pending business merger. At that point, the workaholic CEO clears his calendar to derail the romance. This Billy Wilder classic collected an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden, John Williams, Martha Hyer, Joan Vohs, Marcel Dalio, Ellen Corby, Marcel Hillaire, Nella Walker, Francis X. Bushman
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Shop Around the Corner on DVD The Shop Around the Corner
Synopsis
In Ernst Lubitsch's charming, Budapest-set romance -- later remade as the Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks vehicle You've Got Mail -- Klara (Margaret Sullavan) and Alfred (James Stewart) fall in love, even though they've only met before as pen pals and don't even know each other's names. Over Alfred's objections, Klara is hired in the shop where he works. But as they continue their loving correspondence, they embark on a combative working relationship.
Cast
Cast
Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, Felix Bressart, William Tracy, Inez Courtney
Director
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Christmas
Rent Rebel Without a Cause: Special Edition on DVD Rebel Without a Cause: Special Edition
Synopsis
When Jim Stark (James Dean) arrives in a new town with his troubled past firmly in tow, he quickly falls for the girl next door (Natalie Wood) and befriends the vulnerable Plato (Sal Mineo), forming a surrogate family fueled by alienation. From a deadly game of chicken to the spectacular climax at Los Angeles's Griffith Park Observatory, director Nicholas Ray's Oscar-nominated portrait of teen angst provided a jolt to 1950s America.
Cast
Cast
James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Platt, Marietta Canty, Virginia Brissac, Ian Wolfe
Director
Director
Nicholas Ray
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent The Great Gatsby on DVD The Great Gatsby
Synopsis
Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby is obsessed with Daisy Buchanan in this 1974 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Beyond Gatsby's grasp, Daisy is married to unfaithful Tom, making for a love triangle that ends with broken hearts.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann
Director
Director
Jack Clayton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Classic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Romance Classics, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent White Christmas on DVD White Christmas
Synopsis
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for two sisters. The boys follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, and he's in danger of losing the place.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, John Brascia, Anne Whitfield, George Chakiris
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Christmas, Winter Holidays, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Charade on DVD Charade
Synopsis
Cary Grant stars as Peter, who may or may not be a flimflam man who aids the recently widowed Regina in her mission to recover a fortune hidden by her late husband. But three sinister crooks -- who'll stop at nothing -- also covet the loot.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Thomas Chelimsky
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Suspense, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Guess Who's Coming to Dinner on DVD Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Synopsis
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as wealthy Californians who consider themselves progressive until their only daughter (Katharine Houghton) brings home her African American fiancé (Sidney Poitier) in this snapshot of race relations in the late 1960s. The film earned two Academy Awards (for Hepburn's performance and William Rose's screenplay) and eight other nominations. Stanley Kramer directs.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Isabel Sanford, Roy Glenn, Virginia Christine
Director
Director
Stanley Kramer
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romance Classics, African-American Dramas
Rent The Quiet Man on DVD The Quiet Man
Synopsis
John Wayne hangs up his spurs to star as bachelor ex-boxer Sean Thornton in this endearing classic. Back in his native Ireland, the Duke's thoughts turn to domestic tranquility after courting the lovely Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). But her brother (Victor McLaglen) may need to have some common sense knocked into him -- literally -- before the deal is done. The film won two Academy Awards, including Best Director (John Ford).
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics
Rent You Can't Take It with You on DVD You Can't Take It with You
Synopsis
In this Frank Capra classic, Tony (James Stewart) and Alice (Jean Arthur) meet and fall in love. But things are far from rosy: He's the son of a millionaire, and she and her wacky family live in a house that's in the way of the senior Kirby's construction project. Will an office building literally stand in the way of true love? The movie, adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, delivers the answer.
Cast
Cast
Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner, Halliwell Hobbes, Dub Taylor, Mary Forbes, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Holiday Inn on DVD Holiday Inn
Synopsis
Bing Crosby croons to the tune of the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" in Irving Berlin's love triangle romantic comedy. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal (Fred Astaire) for a singer-dancer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affection.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Marek Windheim, Shelby Bacon
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Christmas, Easter, Winter Holidays
Rent Gigi on DVD Gigi
Synopsis
Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, an avant-garde French waif being groomed as the <i>fille de joie</i> of affluent and handsome Gaston (Louis Jourdan). Soon Gigi metamorphoses into a stunning beauty, and the head-over-heels Gaston asks for her hand. But Gigi's courtesan grandmother is aghast: No one in the family has ever considered something as plebeian as matrimony! This 1958 gem won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (Vincente Minnelli).
Cast
Cast
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Edwin Jerome, Corinne Marchand
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Love Story on DVD Love Story
Synopsis
Privileged Harvard jock Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal) sparks the anger of his steely, demanding father (Ray Milland) by falling in love with and marrying plebeian Radcliffe student Jennifer Cavalleri (Ali MacGraw), prompting his disapproving family to cut off his inheritance. After graduation, Oliver lands a job with a prominent law firm, and the blissful couple has the world by the tail -- until tragedy intervenes.
Cast
Cast
Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland, Russell Nype, Sydney Walker, Tommy Lee Jones
Director
Director
Arthur Hiller
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Romance Classics, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent War and Peace on DVD War and Peace
Synopsis
With great attention to detail and historical accuracy, personal stories, love affairs and philosophies are woven throughout this massive, intricate tapestry of Russia during Napoleon's invasion at the turn of the 19th century. A decade of preparation and two years of filming went into the making of this engaging version of Leo Tolstoy's 20th-century masterpiece, an epic drama starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom, Oskar Homolka, Anita Ekberg, Helmut Dantine, Tullio Carminati, Barry Jones, Milly Vitale, Wilfrid Lawson, John Mills, Lea Seidl
Director
Director
King Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Epics, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Classic War Stories, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Meet Me in St. Louis on DVD Meet Me in St. Louis
Synopsis
Judy Garland stars as Esther Smith, who just can't ignore the boy next door (Tom Drake), in director Vincente Minnelli's musical masterpiece about the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit family living in St. Louis on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair. Memorable characters and charming songs, which include "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song," make this one of the greatest American musicals ever filmed.
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport, June Lockhart
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics
Rent Holiday on DVD Holiday
Synopsis
Engaged to wealthy Julia Seton (Doris Nolan), freethinker Johnny Case (Cary Grant) discovers that her family wants to remake him into their idea of the perfect son-in-law -- and he's beginning to consider compromising his values. But as he gets to know Julia's headstrong sister (Katharine Hepburn), he realizes he has more in common with her. Directed by George Cukor, this witty romantic comedy earned an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres , Edward Everett Horton, Henry Kolker, Binnie Barnes, Jean Dixon, Henry Daniell
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent City Lights on DVD City Lights
Synopsis
Charlie Chaplin makes the acquaintance of a blind girl who, because she can't see him, believes he is a millionaire. The Little Tramp tries to raise money for the girl to have an eye operation, knowing she'll eventually discover his true identity.
Cast
Cast
Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann
Director
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Silent Films, Classic Dramas
Rent High Society on DVD High Society
Synopsis
In this Cole Porter reworking of The Philadelphia Story, a jazz musician tries to win back his socialite ex-wife -- who's engaged to a respectable but bland gentleman -- while two gossip-rag reporters gum up the works.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent A Place in the Sun on DVD A Place in the Sun
Synopsis
Dirt-poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) lands himself a factory job thanks to a well-to-do uncle's largesse and has a tryst with co-worker Alice (Shelley Winters) to combat his loneliness. But he forgets the uncultured Alice when he becomes smitten with a stunning socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Alice can't forget George, however, because she's expecting his baby. Their dilemma sets off a course of events that can only end in tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle, Raymond Burr
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Crime Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent Romeo & Juliet on DVD Romeo & Juliet
Synopsis
Falling in love against the wishes of their feuding families, star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet defy their destiny and elope in secret, only to suffer the ultimate tragedy.
Cast
Cast
Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, John McEnery, Milo O'Shea, Pat Heywood, Robert Stephens, Michael York, Bruce Robinson, Paul Hardwick, Laurence Olivier
Director
Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom
Rent Splendor in the Grass on DVD Splendor in the Grass
Synopsis
Young lovers Deanie Loomis (Natalie Wood) and Bud Stamper (Warren Beatty, in his big-screen debut) find their awakening sexuality at odds with their own moral standards -- and those of their 1920s rural Kansas community. But trying to resist their carnal urges leads to mutual heartbreak ... and to madness for the fragile Deanie. Director Elia Kazan's profile of the repercussions of pent-up pubescent lust netted an Oscar for Best Screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Sandy Dennis, Sean Garrison, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert, Fred Stewart, Joanna Roos, Martine Bartlett, Gary Lockwood, Crystal Field, Marla Adams
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Indiscreet on DVD Indiscreet
Synopsis
Wealthy American diplomat Philip (Cary Grant) and famous actress Anne (Ingrid Bergman) meet just as Anne has decided that all the best men in the world are taken. Although Philip is indeed married, Anne can't resist their instant attraction and electricity, and they begin a passionate affair. But an unexpected secret Philip hides from his new love threatens to spoil everything. Stanley Donen directed this sparkling romantic comedy.
Cast
Cast
Richard Bennett, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert, David Kossoff, Megs Jenkins, Michael Anthony, Diane Clare, Richard Vernon, John Welsh
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent The Goodbye Girl on DVD The Goodbye Girl
Synopsis
Ex-Broadway hoofer Paula (Marsha Mason) lives with her daughter in the New York flat of her most recent lost love -- who has sublet the place. Enter brash actor and sublessee Elliot (Richard Dreyfuss, in an Oscar-winning performance), who doesn't have the heart to oust mother and child. A mismatch from the get-go, Paula and Elliot are mutually contemptuous. But that changes when his vulnerability shows after a wretched theatrical debut.
Cast
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict, Theresa Merritt, Barbara Rhoades, Michael Shawn, Patricia Pearcy
Director
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics, Blockbusters
Rent The Adventures of Robin Hood on DVD The Adventures of Robin Hood
Synopsis
Errol Flynn stars as swashbuckling hero Robin Hood in this Oscar-nominated classic. When the greedy Prince John (Claude Rains) seizes the throne and raises taxes on the peasants, Robin assembles his band of Merry Men to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Along the way, he woos the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) and faces off against the dastardly Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone). Patric Knowles and Alan Hale co-star.
Cast
Cast
Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Alan Hale, Eugene Pallette, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin, Montagu Love, Leonard Willey, Robert Noble
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Genres
Genres
Classics, Action Classics, Adventures, Romance Classics
Rent Dark Passage on DVD Dark Passage
Synopsis
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall grace the screen in this classic 1947 thriller about a convict who escapes from San Quentin to hunt down his wife's true killer. To complete his mission, he must escape detection by the cops. So he undergoes plastic surgery and hides out in the home of a mysterious woman (Bacall) he's just met. The film uses a first-person point of view in its camera work, to put viewers into the shoes of the accused man.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Clifton Young, Douglas Kennedy, Rory Mallinson, Houseley Stevenson
Director
Director
Delmer Daves
Genres
Genres
Classics, Film Noir, Classic Dramas, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Classic Thrillers, Romance Classics
Rent Hello, Dolly! on DVD Hello, Dolly!
Synopsis
Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in an outsize production featuring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi, a role originated on stage by a much-older Carol Channing. When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) hires Dolly to find a mate for him, she decides to win him over for herself. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By" and the glorious title tune.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, E.J. Peaker, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, Louis Armstrong, Scatman Crothers, Eddie Quillan, Michael Kidd, Jerry Herman
Director
Director
Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Music & Musicals
Rent Bell, Book and Candle on DVD Bell, Book and Candle
Synopsis
The same year they co-starred in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, James Stewart and Kim Novak teamed up for this popular screen version of a hit Broadway comedy. Novak is a witch in Greenwich Village, who casts a love spell on already-engaged Stewart. The spell works, but Novak wants Stewart's love the old-fashioned way -- with magic of the romantic variety. Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs and Elsa Lanchester also lend their support.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Janice Rule, Philippe Clay, Bek Nelson, Howard McNear
Director
Director
Richard Quine
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent Jules and Jim on DVD Jules and Jim
Synopsis
Writers Jules and Jim are close friends who fall in love with the same woman amid the turbulence of World War I Paris. What results is a decades-long love triangle that both tests and strengthens the bond between the two men.
Cast
Cast
Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino, Bassiak, Anny Nelsen, Sabine Haudepin, Marie Dubois
Director
Director
François Truffaut
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Foreign Classic Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Classics, French Language, France
Rent That Touch of Mink on DVD That Touch of Mink
Synopsis
When wholesome small-town girl Cathy moves to New York City and meets handsome tycoon Philip, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. Philip assures her he's not the marrying kind, but Cathy has other ideas.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, Alan Hewitt, John Astin, Dick Sargent
Director
Director
Delbert Mann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent Swing Time on DVD Swing Time
Synopsis
In this classic musical, Fred Astaire plays Lucky, a gambler who misses his wedding to a young socialite and must come up with $25,000 for another chance with her. But after meeting lovely dance instructor Penny (Ginger Rogers), he forgets about his old flame. Often cited as the best of the 10 Astaire and Rogers movies, <i>Time Magazine</i> named it one of its All-Time 100 Movies. Songs include "The Way You Look Tonight."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Show Tunes, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent My Favorite Wife on DVD My Favorite Wife
Synopsis
After a man's wife has gone seven years missing at sea (and is long believed dead), she suddenly shows up on the very day he's about to marry again! Cary Grant stars as the beleaguered husband, and Irene Dunne is hilarious as his returning wife. She -- on top of everything else -- must adjust to a hectic life far removed from the island where she was marooned. Garson Kanin directs this comedy, which received three Oscar nods.
Cast
Cast
Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Scotty Beckett, Mary Lou Harrington, Donald MacBride, Hugh O'Connell, Granville Bates, Pedro de Cordoba
Director
Director
Garson Kanin
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Pillow Talk on DVD Pillow Talk
Synopsis
Womanizing songwriter Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) spends hours on the phone wooing his many women. Problem is, he shares a party line with prim interior decorator Jan Morrow (Doris Day), who's miffed because she can't get any calls. Then Brad gets a gander at Jan -- and it's lust at first sight. Realizing he's a goner if Jan learns his true identity, Brad concocts a Texas persona to seduce her. When the truth comes out, there's hell to pay.
Cast
Cast
Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter, Nick Adams, Julia Meade, Allen Jenkins, Marcel Dalio
Director
Director
Michael Gordon
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Red Shoes on DVD The Red Shoes
Synopsis
Fledgling ballerina Victoria falls in love with brilliant composer Julian while they collaborate on a ballet that makes her a star. But overbearing company owner Boris, jealous of their love, fires Julian and forbids Victoria from performing.
Cast
Cast
Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook, Jean Short, Gordon Littmann, Julia Lang, Bill Shine, Esmond Knight, Robert Helpmann
Director
Director
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, United Kingdom, Ballet & Modern Dance
Rent Marty on DVD Marty
Synopsis
Trapped by a smothering mother, middle-aged Marty's future looks bleak. But when this butcher meets a lonely teacher, suddenly everything is possible. The film swept the Academy Awards in 1955.
Cast
Cast
Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli, Joe Mantell, Karen Steele, Jerry Paris, James Bell, Charles Cane, Minerva Urecal
Director
Director
Delbert Mann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas
Rent Now, Voyager on DVD Now, Voyager
Synopsis
Bridled by an autocratic mother, Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) borders on a nervous breakdown. But when a psychiatrist (Claude Rains) persuades Charlotte to drastically change her life, she blossoms into a confident, self-possessed woman. Charlotte then takes a voyage, where she falls in love with the unhappily married Jerry (Paul Henreid). Though their romance is doomed, Charlotte finds solace in helping Jerry's emotionally unhinged daughter.
Cast
Cast
Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper, Bonita Granville, John Loder, Ilka Chase, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn, Katharine Alexander, James Rennie, Mary Wickes
Director
Director
Irving Rapper
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent Brief Encounter on DVD Brief Encounter
Synopsis
After a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a passionate love affair, knowing there's no possibility for a lasting relationship. The two meet every Thursday to play out their doomed romance.
Cast
Cast
Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, United Kingdom, The Criterion Collection
Rent Gilda on DVD Gilda
Synopsis
Curvy bombshell Rita Hayworth "Puts the Blame on Mame" in this South American thriller that became her biggest hit and forever linked the stunning actress to the specter of her most popular character. Hayworth, Glenn Ford and George Macready comprise the three sides of a steamy love triangle that threatens to destroy Macready's thriving casino and wreck all of their lives. Hayworth's sinuous vamp of the aforementioned tune is a classic moment.
Cast
Cast
Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Gerald Mohr, Robert E. Scott, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas
Director
Director
Charles Vidor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Film Noir, Classic Thrillers, Romance Classics, Gambling Dramas
Rent Mr. Deeds Goes to Town on DVD Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Synopsis
When small-town tuba player Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) lands a $20 million inheritance and moves to the big city, the sharks begin to circle, including a sassy reporter (Jean Arthur) who'll do anything for a scoop -- until she falls for her subject. Director Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life) delivers a heartfelt romantic allegory about daring to stand up for principles in the face of greed and malice.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander, H.B. Warner, Frank Cady
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Lady Eve on DVD The Lady Eve
Synopsis
Seductive gold-digger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father (Charles Coburn) set out to fleece wealthy but na&#239;ve ophiologist Henry Fonda, the socially inept heir to a brewery fortune. But the tables turn when Stanwyck falls for her prey and Fonda gets wise to their scheme. Stanwyck then goes all-out to recapture Fonda's heart in this raucous battle of the sexes from renowned writer-director Preston Sturges.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher, Luis Alberni, Evelyn Beresford, Al Bridge, Jimmy Conlin, Bess Flowers, Arthur Hoyt, Frances Raymond, Jack Richardson, Reginald Sheffield, Julius Tannen, Walter Walker, Robert Warwick, Pat West
Director
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent Top Hat on DVD Top Hat
Synopsis
This joyous Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical features an Irving Berlin score and the classic duet "Cheek to Cheek." Astaire stars as Jerry Travers, a singer-dancer who auditions some new moves for producer Horace Hardwick at his hotel. The beautiful Dale Tremont (Rogers) is staying downstairs and the wackiness begins when she mistakes Jerry for Horace in this romantic comedy that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick, Lucille Ball, Leonard Mudie, Donald Meek, Florence Roberts, Edgar Norton
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent The Long, Long Trailer on DVD The Long, Long Trailer
Synopsis
"I Love Lucy" co-stars and real-life husband-and-wife team Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in this hilarious adaptation of Clinton Twiss's novel, following the high jinks of a newlywed couple who spend their honeymoon in a trailer. After making big plans to Colorado in their lemon-yellow motor home, it doesn't take long for Nicky (Arnaz) and Tacy (Ball) to realize that they'll be lucky if they make it to their final destination in one piece.
Cast
Cast
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Madge Blake, Bert Freed, Moroni Olsen, Marjorie Main
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Barefoot in the Park on DVD Barefoot in the Park
Synopsis
Neil Simon's delightful screenplay chronicles the trials of a pair of newlyweds -- stuffed-shirt Paul and avant-garde Corie -- attempting to adapt to each other and life in a small Greenwich Village walk-up.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick, Herb Edelman, Mabel Albertson, Fritz Feld
Director
Director
Gene Saks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies
Rent Lost Horizon on DVD Lost Horizon
Synopsis
In Frank Capra's classic based on the James Hilton novel, plane-crash survivors are led through the Himalayas to Shangri-La, a village without hate or crime where no one ages. Robert Conway (Ronald Coleman) is chosen to succeed Shangri-La's High Lama and falls for Sondra (Jane Wyatt), but his brother convinces him to leave on an ill-fated trek. When Conway ends up in England with amnesia, will he manage to go back and fulfill his destiny?
Cast
Cast
Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Margo, Thomas Mitchell, Edward Everett Horton, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner, Sam Jaffe
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Adventures, Fantasy, Romance Classics, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent My Man Godfrey on DVD My Man Godfrey
Synopsis
A high-society scavenger hunt leads to levity when scatterbrained socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) stumbles upon an erudite vagabond named Godfrey (William Powell) living in the city dump and offers him a position as the Bullocks' butler. As it happens, the seemingly bankrupt bum is, in fact, the heir of a well-to-do family. While Godfrey sets out to teach the pampered Bullocks a few lessons, Irene conspires to capture his heart.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light
Director
Director
Gregory La Cava
Genres
Genres
Classics, Screwball, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Seven Year Itch on DVD The Seven Year Itch
Synopsis
After his family leaves for the summer, a middle-aged publisher lets his imagination run wild as he fantasizes about his curvaceous new neighbor. He resolves to avoid temptation, but the young woman is hard to resist.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oskar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Dolores Rosedale, Donald MacBride, Carolyn Jones
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Brigadoon on DVD Brigadoon
Synopsis
Gene Kelly stumbles across the enchanted town of Brigadoon, which appears from the Scottish mists only one day each century in this film version of the Lerner and Lowe musical. In the course of this magical day, Kelly falls for Cyd Charisse and must decide whether to leave the real world behind and take up permanent residence in Brigadoon. Brimming with lovely Lerner and Lowe songs, Brigadoon features Kelly's usual explosive dance numbers.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Jimmy Thompson, Tudor Owen, Dodie Heath
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Cleopatra on DVD Cleopatra
Synopsis
This epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on to the throne and seduces Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Epics, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent That Hamilton Woman on DVD That Hamilton Woman
Synopsis
Married actors Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh star in this story of a tragic love affair. When young Emma Hart (Leigh) marries much older Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to the court of Naples, it's an excellent match for her. But a few years later, she meets naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson (Olivier), and the two fall madly in love. That Hamilton Woman earned several Oscar nominations and won for Best Sound.
Cast
Cast
Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper, Henry Wilcoxon, Halliwell Hobbes
Director
Director
Alexander Korda
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Romance Classics, Biographies, Period Pieces, Romantic Dramas, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Camelot on DVD Camelot
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the popular Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical, England's King Arthur (Richard Harris) forms the legendary Knights of the Round Table and marries the fair Guenevere (Vanessa Redgrave). But a plot cooked up by Arthur's illegitimate son Mordred (David Hemmings) to gain control of the throne by pushing together the queen and the much-loved Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero) threatens to topple Arthur's regime.
Cast
Cast
Richard Harris, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Naismith
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent How to Marry a Millionaire on DVD How to Marry a Millionaire
Synopsis
In this classic comedy, three New York models (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall) set up an apartment with a mission: They plan to use their looks, charm and talent to catch and marry a trio of millionaires. The gold-digging dames' outrageous man-hunting scheme does attract wealthy candidates, but, love and money don't appear to coexist; all three women must choose between the extremes.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, Alexander D'Arcy, Fred Clark, William Powell
Director
Director
Jean Negulesco
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Paper Chase on DVD The Paper Chase
Synopsis
A hardworking first-year student at Harvard Law School struggles to win the respect of a brilliant but ruthless professor, but he finds himself under the microscope when he learns that the girl he's been dating is the professor's daughter.
Cast
Cast
Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Craig Richard Nelson, Robert Lydiard, Lenny Baker, David Clennon, Blair Brown, Regina Baff
Director
Director
James Bridges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Talk of the Town on DVD The Talk of the Town
Synopsis
The dashing Cary Grant stars as Leopold, an activist wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. To avoid execution, Leopold breaks out of jail and takes a job as a gardener for a teacher named Nora (Jean Arthur). Nora's other houseguest (Ronald Colman) is a legal scholar who learns Leopold's true identity. His two new friends end up helping him find justice -- and perhaps even love. The film earned seven Oscar nods, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler, Don Beddoe, Lloyd Bridges
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Summer of '42 on DVD Summer of '42
Synopsis
This quiet coming-of-age movie features a pitch-perfect mood of nostalgia and a haunting score. Teenaged Hermie (Gary Grimes) and his friends Oscy and Benjie are spending the summer of 1942 on an island with their parents. While Oscy's main concern is when and how to lose his virginity, Hermie falls earnestly in love with the older Dorothy (Jennifer O'Neill), a married woman whose Army-pilot husband is heading to the battlefront.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant, Katherine Allentuck, Christopher Norris, Lou Frizzell
Director
Director
Robert Mulligan
Genres
Genres
Romance, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Heiress on DVD The Heiress
Synopsis
Dull and plain Catherine (Olivia de Havilland) lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper (Ralph Richardson), in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with little more than needlepoint. Enter handsome Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift), a dashing social climber with his eye on the spinster's heart and substantial inheritance. William Wyler's Oscar-winning film is an adaptation of the Henry James novel <i>Washington Square</i>.
Cast
Cast
Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Vanessa Brown, Betty Linley, Ray Collins, Mona Freeman, Selena Royle, Paul Lees, Harry Antrim, Russ Conway, David Thursby
Director
Director
William Wyler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Romance Classics, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Christmas in Connecticut on DVD Christmas in Connecticut
Synopsis
In this welcome addition to the canon of mandatory yuletide viewing, Barbara Stanwyck plays Elizabeth Lane, a magazine columnist who touts herself as a blissful wife, mother and expert homemaker living on an idyllic Connecticut farm. Trouble is, it's all a lie. When her pudgy publisher (Sydney Greenstreet) cooks up a scheme to boost circulation by having Elizabeth entertain a war veteran (Dennis Morgan) on Christmas Eve, will her charade unravel?
Cast
Cast
Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner, S.Z. Sakall, Robert Shayne, Una O'Connor, Frank Jenks, Joyce Compton, Dick Elliott
Director
Director
Peter Godfrey
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Christmas
Rent Woman of the Year on DVD Woman of the Year
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning romance, newspaper colleagues Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) and Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) -- he a brash sportswriter, she a headstrong political columnist -- trade barbs in print, then meet, fall in love and walk down the aisle. But balancing work and marriage turns out to be a problem for the cosmopolitan Tess, whose prosaic hubby strives to foster her ambition while keeping the relationship afloat.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix, Gladys Blake, Roscoe Karns, William Tannen, Ludwig Stössel, Edith Evanson
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Desk Set on DVD Desk Set
Synopsis
Bunny is a reference librarian whose tepid long-term relationship with television executive Mike Cutler is fizzling. Enter Richard Sumner, a no-nonsense computer genius who's created a new product to automate the work of Bunny and her co-workers.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill, Sue Randall, Neva Patterson, Harry Ellerbe, Nicholas Joy, Diane Jergens, Merry Anders, Ida Moore, Rachel Stephens
Director
Director
Walter Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Bishop's Wife on DVD The Bishop's Wife
Synopsis
An angel arrives to help a bishop with the building of a new cathedral, but his advice has more to do with fixing the clergyman's strained marriage. As the angel intervenes, the jealous bishop begins to see him as a rival for his job and his wife.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Haden, Karolyn Grimes, Tito Vuolo
Director
Director
Henry Koster
Genres
Genres
Classics, Faith & Spirituality, Classic Comedies, Religious Comedies & Satires, Romance Classics, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Christmas, Winter Holidays
Rent The Taming of the Shrew on DVD The Taming of the Shrew
Synopsis
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton seem to be channeling the legendary dramas of their marriage in this boisterous and bawdy adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. A younger sister cannot wed until her older, shrewish sister Katharina (Taylor) marries first. Petruchio (Burton) is brought in to trick Katharina into wedlock, but the two fall in love despite their passionate bickering.
Cast
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch, Alan Webb, Giancarlo Cobelli, Vernon Dobtcheff, Michael York, Victor Spinetti, Natasha Pyne
Director
Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Foreign Regions, Period Pieces
Rent Ryan's Daughter: Special Edition on DVD Ryan's Daughter: Special Edition
Synopsis
Set in 1916 amid political unrest on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, this epic tale stars Sarah Miles as Rosy Ryan, a na&#239;ve young girl trapped in a loveless marriage to schoolmaster Charles Shaughnessy (Robert Mitchum). When a handsome British officer arrives in town, his tryst with Rosy sets tongues wagging and leads the locals to suspect Rosy of being an informant after a rebel operation is sabotaged.
Cast
Cast
Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern, Sarah Miles, Evin Crowley, Barry Foster
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Period Pieces, Classic Dramas, United Kingdom, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent Days of Wine and Roses on DVD Days of Wine and Roses
Synopsis
Joe Clay, a San Francisco public relations man who likes to drink, meets secretary Kirsten Arnesen, who happens to be a teetotaler, and it's a saloon mismatch from the get-go. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Kirsten is able to keep pace drinkwise with her husband and it's a downward spiral from there in this searing drama based on a TV drama first aired on Playhouse 90.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman, Alan Hewitt, Tom Palmer, Debbie Megowan, Maxine Stuart, Jack Albertson
Director
Director
Blake Edwards
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas
Rent Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison on DVD Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Synopsis
Hiding from the Japanese on an island on the Pacific Ocean, a Marine (Robert Mitchum) and an Irish nun (Deborah Kerr) search for food, shelter and help while trying to avoid the burgeoning attraction that exists between them. Director John Huston elicits amazing performances for a movie that eventually earned two Academy Award nominations.
Cast
Cast
Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic War Stories, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Action Classics, Military & War Dramas
Rent Random Harvest on DVD Random Harvest
Synopsis
Wounded World War I soldier Charles (Ronald Colman) has no memory of his past, and when he meets Paula (Greer Garson), he's certain she's the one for him. They marry, but Charles is hit by a car, regains his memory of his life before Paula, and loses all memory of Paula. He returns to his wealthy relatives, and a desperate Paula takes a job as his secretary to be near him in this tragic romantic drama.
Cast
Cast
Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters, Henry Travers, Reginald Owen, Bramwell Fletcher, Rhys Williams, Una O'Connor, Aubrey Mather, Margaret Wycherly
Director
Director
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Dramas, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Tearjerkers
Rent Donovan's Reef on DVD Donovan's Reef
Synopsis
Making one of his rare forays into comedy, John Wayne stars in this charming tale as Guns Donovan, a World War II vet who sees his idyllic life on a tropical island turned upside down when a young American beauty arrives in search of her father.
Cast
Cast
John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden, Cesar Romero, Dick Foran, Dorothy Lamour, Marcel Dalio, Mike Mazurki, Edgar Buchanan, Patrick Wayne
Director
Director
John Ford
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Born Yesterday on DVD Born Yesterday
Synopsis
Boorish business tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford) fears that ditsy fianc&#233;e Billie Dawn (Judy Holliday) will prove an embarrassment in the presence of politicos he wants to influence, so he hires a reporter (William Holden) to tutor the ostensibly brainless blonde in the political and social graces. Brock gets more than he bargained for, however, when the journalist transforms Billie into the backroom dealmaker's most formidable foe.
Cast
Cast
Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John, Frank Otto, Barbara Brown, Grandon Rhodes, Claire Carleton
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Shall We Dance on DVD Shall We Dance
Synopsis
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers kick up their heels on an ocean liner in this musical. Ballet star Pete Peters (Astaire) is in love with celebrity Linda Keene (Rogers), and his infatuation leads him to set sail across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, he hardly knows her, but a little white lie results in everyone thinking the two stars are married. George and Ira Gershwin provide the musical score that includes "They Can't Take That Away from Me."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan, Ketti Gallian, William Brisbane, Ann Shoemaker, Harriet Hoctor, Ben Alexander
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Showbiz Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Music & Musicals, Musicals
Rent Alfie on DVD Alfie
Synopsis
English playboy Alfie (Michael Caine) is a charming Don Juan in the free-spirited 1960s with an insatiable appetite for women. He lives for sex and steers clear of emotional attachments, taking up with one "bird" after another. But his carefree days are over when he impregnates multiple women &#8230; and discovers one of them is married. This Golden Globe-winning comedy boasts a cool jazz score that's as smooth as the title character.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Ann Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron, Peter Graves, Cardew Robinson
Director
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, United Kingdom
Rent Blue Hawaii on DVD Blue Hawaii
Synopsis
Chad Gates just wants to sing, chase girls and have fun. Chad's mom, however, wants her ex-soldier son to come work in the family pineapple business. But Chad is too busy catching up with his buddies, making up with his girlfriend and singing.
Cast
Cast
Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters, Roland Winters, John Archer, Howard McNear, Steve Brodie, Jenny Maxwell, Iris Adrian
Director
Director
Norman Taurog
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Two for the Road on DVD Two for the Road
Synopsis
In director Stanley Donen's 1967 classic, married couple Mark and Joanna Wallace (Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn) take a journey through their past and present, literally and figuratively, by once again embarking on a road trip where they first met -- Europe. The odyssey is a roller coaster of joy and heartache as they revisit their relationship, hoping that, once and for all, they'll be able to figure out their future ... together or apart.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Gabrielle Middleton, Claude Dauphin, Nadia Gray, Georges Descrieres, Jacqueline Bisset, Judy Cornwell
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, United Kingdom, Romantic Dramas, Foreign Regions
Rent Lover Come Back on DVD Lover Come Back
Synopsis
Jerry (Rock Hudson) is an advertising executive who's gleaned success through his smarmy actions. His rival Carol (Doris Day) can't stand Jerry's immoral tactics and tells the Ad Council. In response, Jerry sends a stunning female employee (Edie Adams) to appeal to the all-male council and puts her in fake commercials for a non-existent product. When the spots accidentally air, Jerry must scramble to create the product -- if Carol doesn't first.
Cast
Cast
Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Jack Oakie, Jack Kruschen, Ann B. Davis, Joe Flynn, Jack Albertson, Charles Watts, Donna Douglas, Ward Ramsey
Director
Director
Delbert Mann
Genres
Genres
Romance, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent Sunrise on DVD Sunrise
Synopsis
Director F.W. Murnau's emotional and lyrical silent odyssey stars George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor as a country couple whose marriage is threatened when O'Brien falls prey to cosmopolitan temptress Margaret Livingston's feminine wiles.
Cast
Cast
George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ralph Sipperly, Jane Winton, Arthur Housman, Eddie Boland
Director
Director
F.W. Murnau
Genres
Genres
Classics, Silent Films, Classic Dramas, Romance Classics
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