TV Episode, Romance (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A daydreaming man discovers that his imagined adventures are happening in real life.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Alan Young, Cloris Leachman, Jay Novello, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 25

2. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Rookie of the Year (1955)

29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A small town sportswriter attending the World Series recognizes a young ballplayer as the son of former baseball hero who was banned for throwing a game.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 131

3. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956)

73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion who suffers from the ravages of years of head trauma is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Jack Palance, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter, Ed Wynn

Votes: 206

4. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Junior Miss (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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A musical version of the hit play.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Paul Ford, Carol Lynley

Votes: 6

5. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Comedian (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his.... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé

Votes: 209

6. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: So Soon to Die (1957)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Down on his luck, war hero Lionel Amblin contemplates committing a murder.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Richard Joy, Richard Basehart, Anne Bancroft, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 6

7. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.2
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Cole Porter's version of the story of Aladdin--his only musical written especially for television

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Sal Mineo, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Dennis King, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 23

8. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Days of Wine and Roses (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Piper Laurie, Charles Bickford, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 111

9. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: For I Have Loved Strangers (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Sam Capuano, Tamara Daykarhanova, Robert Flemyng, Hedda Hopper

10. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Billy Budd (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Eric Berry, Roberts Blossom, Tom Clancy, Thayer David

11. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Hamlet (1959)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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An Old Vic production of Shakespeare's immortal play, brought to television directly after a limited run on Broadway with the same cast.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Joss Ackland, Peter Cellier, Margaret Courtenay, David Dodimead

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: Alas, Babylon (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Dana Andrews, Robert Crawford Jr., Judith Evelyn, Gina Gillespie

Votes: 33

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: John Brown's Raid (1960)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The story of abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Terry Carter, Ossie Davis, Robert Duvall, James Mason

Votes: 6

14. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)
Episode: The Land of Oz (1960)

55 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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Lord General Nikidik wants to take over Oz, so he goes to Mombi and asks her to transform the beloved Princess Ozma into a marble statue. Mombi instead changes her into a boy, Tip, to be ... See full summary »

Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Winters, Ben Blue

Votes: 35

15. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: Long After Summer (1967)

50 min | Romance

7.6
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Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Scott Forbes, John Collin, Charles Carson, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 8

16. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: Love with a Few Hairs (1967)

Romance

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Director: June Wyndham-Davies | Stars: Griffith Jones, Felicity Kendal, Damien Court-Thomas, Hira Talfrey

17. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: The Raging Moon (1967)

Romance

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Annette and Bruce, each paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, fall in love.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Ray Brooks, Anna Calder-Marshall, Sylvia Coleridge, Daphne Heard

18. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: Up at the Villa (1968)

Romance

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In Italy, during the pre-war era of Fascism, a penniless widow must choose between two very different admirers.

Director: Philip Dudley | Stars: Claire Nielson, Sonia Dresdel, John Castle, Noel Johnson

19. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: The Eye of Heaven (1969)

Romance

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Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Paul Greenhalgh, Sharon Gurney, Edward Jewesbury

20. Boy Meets Girl (1967–1969)
Episode: Portrait of Jennie (1969)

Romance

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A young artist is inspired to paint a masterpiece by a mysterious girl. But does she really exist?

Director: Michael Bakewell | Stars: Geoffrey Bayldon, Keith Bell, Anna Calder-Marshall, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

21. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 765

22. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Little House on the Prairie (1974)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The story of the Ingalls family who left their house in Wisconsin and moved to the west, wanting to find a new place for home.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson, Karen Grassle

Votes: 1,067

23. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Able's Will (1977)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: John Bett, Sharon Duce, Dominic Guard, Margaret Heery

24. Romance (1977– )
Episode: The Black Knight (1977)

60 min | Romance

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Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Edward Fox, Jenny Runacre, Douglas Wilmer, Sinéad Cusack

25. Romance (1977– )
Episode: Emily (1977)

60 min | Romance

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Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Gemma Craven, Stewart Bevan, Ronald Pickup, Patsy Trench

26. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Exiles (1977)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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In the 1920s, Michael Arlen was one of the most popular and acclaimed writers in the world, but he mysteriously stopped writing altogether. His son tries to work out why this was.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Alan Badel, Neville Barber, Susan Engel, Don Fellows

27. Romance (1977– )
Episode: High Noon (1977)

60 min | Romance

7.2
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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: Lynn Farleigh, Celia Bannerman, John Fraser, Melanie Hughes

Votes: 5

28. Romance (1977– )
Episode: House of Men (1977)

60 min | Romance

8.3
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Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Mary Larkin, Michael Kitchen, James Laurenson, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 7

29. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: The New Love Boat - The Newlyweds/The Exchange/Cleo's First Voyage (1977)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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The New Love Boat - The Newlyweds/The Exchange/Cleo's First Voyage - Guest stars include Georgia Engel as a stowaway, Gary Frank and Melanie Mayron as a pair of tremulous honeymooners, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 85

30. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Shooting the Chandelier (1977)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Jane Howell | Stars: Alun Armstrong, Dave Atkins, Felicity Dean, Denholm Elliott

31. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: The Sinking of HMS Victoria (1977)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dramatization of events surrounding the loss of the turret ship HMS Victoria during fleet exercises off Tripoli on June 22, 1893.

Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: John Standing, Terrence Hardiman, Frederick Treves, George Waring

32. Romance (1977– )
Episode: Three Weeks (1977)

60 min | Romance

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Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Elizabeth Shepherd, Richard Reeves, Virginia Moore

33. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Flayed (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.6
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Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Timothy Bateson, Rowena Cooper, Hilda Fenemore, Julian Holloway

Votes: 8

34. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: For Tea on Sunday (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Some young women, sharing accommodation, invite their boyfriends for tea on Sunday. But one of them proves to be alarmingly disturbed.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Debbi Blythe, Eileen Brady, Grace Dolan, Alison Fiske

35. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Ice Age (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Charles Bentley, Anne Blake, Janet Brandes, George Cormack

Votes: 9

36. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Langrishe Go Down (1978)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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In the late 1930s, three reclusive middle-aged spinster sisters live on their run down family estate in Ireland. Otto Beck, a perpetual graduate student from Bavaria with a habit of making ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Annette Crosbie, Susan Williamson

Votes: 85

37. Little Women (1978– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1978)

200 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Susan Dey, Ann Dusenberry, Eve Plumb

Votes: 157

38. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Liza (1978)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Lavretsky returns to Russia from Europe and joins the group of admirers of his beautiful young cousin Liza.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Jeremy Kemp, Sebastian Shaw, Joyce Redman

39. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Mr. & Ms. Bureaucrat (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Georgine Anderson, Anita Carey, Dennis Chinnery, George A. Cooper

40. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: She Fell Among Thieves (1978)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A villainess concocts a nefarious plot around her stepdaughter and matches wits with an English gentleman adventurer.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Eileen Atkins, Michael Jayston, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 59

41. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: When the Actors Come (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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19th-century Eastern Europe. A group of actors, led by Janos, arrive at a castle to give the Count and his friends a private performance. But the actors are also revolutionaries, and they have another agenda.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Oliver Cotton, Michael Graham Cox, Julian Curry, Diana Fairfax

42. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: The Copyist (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Basil Coleman | Stars: Genevieve Allenbury, Tony Anholt, Margaret Courtenay, Denise Distel

43. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: Fairies (1978)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Are there really fairies at the bottom of the garden? Two young girls insist it's true, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believes them.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: Pamela Austin, Tracey Baron, Hugh Burden, Angela Coates

44. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart to Hart (1979)

TV-PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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A friend of Jonathan Hart's is killed in a motor accident just after he has left a health farm, apparently committing suicide. There was no warning of him being troubled so the Harts go undercover to find out what happened at the farm.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 365

45. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: On Giant's Shoulders (1979)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: Judi Dench, Bryan Pringle, Terry Wiles, Hilda Braid

Votes: 34

46. Flamingo Road (1980–1982)
Episode: Pilot (1980)

104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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This was the pilot to the television series that was inspired by the movie which starred Joan Crawford. In it Lane Ballou who travels with a circus as an exotic dancer, decides to leave it.... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: John Beck, Woody Brown, Howard Duff, Morgan Fairchild

Votes: 119

47. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine (1982)

Not Rated | 52 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The arrival in a small town of a stranger who calls himself 'Charles Dickens' makes a magical and lasting change in the lives of an imaginative 12-year-old boy and a loving young woman.

Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Brian Svrusis, Donna Gibbons, George Womack

Votes: 32

48. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Come Along with Me (1982)

Not Rated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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About the recently widowed lady Estelle Parsons who is selling all her belongings to start a new life. Estelle believes she has powers to see into the future and to conduct seances. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joanne Woodward | Stars: Estelle Parsons, Barbara Baxley, Sylvia Sidney, Ed Meekin

Votes: 54

49. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Keeping On (1983)

75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Alice Beardsley, James Broderick, Rosalind Cash, Danny Glover

Votes: 17

50. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Who Am I This Time? (1982)

TV-PG | 53 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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From a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Christopher Walken is a shy hardware store employee. But whenever he takes a part in a local amateur theater production, he becomes the part completely-... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, Robert Ridgely, Dorothy Patterson

Votes: 701


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