What is Your Favorite Movie Scene of the Seventies

What is your favorite movie scene of the 70s?

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  • Alice, Sweet Alice
    The one where Brooke Shields' character is incinerated at the beginning. The scene that I can remember vividly is where the priest confronts Mrs. Tradoni (the old lady) during Mass. The old lady takes out a knife and slashes the priest's throat with a big butcher knife. While the congregation screams in horror, young Alice (Brooke's sister) takes the bloody knife and holds it up.

  • Alien
    Just after captain Dallas dies the remaining few begin losing it.Parker is angry with frustration.Ripley is trying to stay focused,and thinking.Lambert is already scared witless and just wants to leave the ship.Ash is doing nothing.The argument between the characters is great and ends superbly when Ripley asks Ash all of the sudden what suggestion he has.The disbelief of the answer from him makes Ripley laugh out.All the actors did a superb job.Great scene.

  • Animal House
    This guy stuffs food in his mouth,presses his fists against his cheeks,and is trying to get the people at the table to guess what he is.When they don't guess,all the food flys out and he says"I'm a zit!"

  • Animal House
    When Jon Belushi is giving his motivational speech, at the end he says lets go and runs out of the room screaming with fist pumping up in the air screaming EHHHHHHHHHH! and he 's the only one that runs out alone

  • Animal House
    The Delta fraternity are before the dean. Eric Straton says, "I am not going to say we didn't take certain liberties with some of the female guests. We did. (while winking at the dean, as he had relations with Mrs.Werner at the Delta house the night before).

  • Billy Jack
    The Park Scene, Big Indian Chief, You really think those Green Berret Karate Tricks are going to help you now? Well I guess theres only one way to find out, So you know what I am going to do? I am going to take my right foot and whop up this side of your face.. and you know what? There's not a Damn thing you can do about it...

  • Blacula
    A coroner takes a dead body out of the freezer in the county morgue. While on the phone the body thaws and goes running down the hallway in slow motion screaming all the way!!

  • Blazing Saddles
    C'mon, BS had more memeorable scenes than just about any movie in the 70's. Who can forget: - Eating beans around the campfire - "Let me slip into something a little more COMFORTABLE. - "Is it twue what they say about you people?" (Zzziip> "Oh Yes! It's twue! it's twue!"

  • Blazing Saddles
    The Monster in the blind hermit's cottage (I spose by now everybody knows the hermit is played by Gene Hackman). The meal scene... soup in the lap, broken wine cup, after dinner cigar.... hilarious.

  • Blazing Saddles
    That cowboy guy said two of the funniest lines ever: "You people are lollygaggin' around like it's a hundr'd 'n' twenty degrees. Can't be more than a hundr'd 'n' fourteen!" And then, when the Chinese worker passed out from exhaustion, he says: "Dock that chink-a-day's pay for nappin' on the job!"

  • Blazzing Saddles
    Another one from Blazing Saddles. During the town hall meeting, the judge calls for order, and Howard Johnson (everyone is named Johnson) stands up and says,"You know, Nietshke says, 'From Chaos comes order'", and another character responds, "Blow it out your ass, Howard!".

  • Blazzing Saddles
    Tagget(Slim Pickens)is scrubbing Headly LaMar's(Harvey Korman)back are LaMar says "My mind is aluf with transient thoughts, cascading like water falls." Tagget says " Gee Mr. LaMar you tounge is prettier than a 20 dollar whore."

  • Blazzing saddles
    Scuse me while I whip this out. Sherrif Bart

  • Car Wash
    Who can forget the gang keeping "those rags and machines hummin'" while the afro-dude talks in the booth?

  • Carrie
    She's all happy standing up on the stage at the prom, it's her finest moment and then BAM! she gets drenched in pig blood!

  • Carrie
    The scene where she sitting on the rocking horse kinda hugging it then the horse licks her finger.....FREAKY!!!!!

  • Carrie
    Sue's dreaming that she's walking towards Carrie's grave. She leans over to place the flowers, and Carrie's bloody hand grabs her!

  • Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke
    Cheech Marin Tommy Chong are driving while smoking. The car is moving with a ton of smoke coming from the windows. It appears that they are still driving with the car full of smoke. When the smoke clears, we (the audience) discovers the car has come to a complete stop but Cheech & Chong think they are still driving.[the line is, cheech: "hey, how's my driving." long pause, they peer bleerily out the fog-filled window. chong: "i think we're parked." also one of my all-time favorite movie moments. -ed]

  • Clockwork Orange
    the scene where Alex is at the hospital, describing what he thinks about when he sees the pictures, and he says about the picture with the guy outside a naked lady's room"No time for the old in ans out love, I've just come to read the meter."

  • The Deer Hunter
    When Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken have to play Russian Roulette against each other.

  • The Deer Hunter
    The scene near the end of the movie where Christopher Walken's character plays russian roullette with Robert Deniro's character looking on as he pulls the trigger,and the gun fires.

  • The Deer Hunter
    The last Russian Roullette scene when Christopher Wlaken shot hiself.Its a powerful scene.Very touching,it brought me to tears.I felt like I lost a friend too.

  • Digby,the worlds largest dog
    it's about a sheep dog that drinks something that made him grow to be a very large dog.

  • Dirty Harry
    Harry breaks up a bank robbery while eating a hot dog.He shoots at the getaway car,it hits a fire hydrant,water spraying all over as Harry shoots the robbers.He delivers His famous"Do You feel lucky" speech as one robber reaches for His gun,then clicks an empty chamber when He tells Harry He's got to know if there was another bullet left.

  • Dirty Harry
    "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya -- PUNK?"

  • Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
    SPOILER BELOW--BEWARE- Our trio,Peter Fonda,Adam Roarke & Susan George,outwit the Sheriff,Vic Morrow,who's chasing them in a helocopter.They realize they've won,Mary realizes that She's gone as far with Her companions & is ready to go off on Her own,then................BAM!!!! Crossing train tracks They collide with the oncoming train.Car bursts into flames then the credits roll. One of the most unexpected endings in 70's Filmmaking.70's movies were a great time for the non-traditional "Hollywood" happy ending.Peter Fonda followed DIRTY MARY CRAZY LARRY with RACE WITH THE DEVIL.Another perfect example of the non-traditional ending.[this film was brought to you by the director of the witch mountain movies :P -- ed]

  • The Driver
    The guy with glasses tries to hire the driver and asks to see what he can do. The driver takes the guy's Mercedes for a spin around a parking garage and demolishes it.

  • Duel
    [**SPOILER** -ed]The panic-stricken Dennis Weaver when he realizes the radiator-hose has burst and his car is overheating while driving a seemingly endless uphill.The quick shots of the truck getting ever closer,the flashing red lights of the instruments telling the car is overheating and the oil too,the close shots of Dennis Weavers scared face yelling "C'mon!"desperately.All to the tunes of a erie tune and the sound of a dying car in its death-rattle.A great scene.Spielberg has matched it few times.

  • The Empire Strikes Back
    Who could forget, "LUKE, I am your FATHER!"

  • The Exorcist
    The Exorcist Father Karras is steadily repeating verses to get rid of the demon in Regan, while she taunts him back. All of sudden, she gets quiet, raises her upper body with her back turned. Her neck starts to twist completely around as we hear the crunching of the bones. yea that wasnt the part where Reagan turned her head. That was the part when th mother goes in her room and everything is spinning, and then reagan goes "do you know what she did, your [expletive deleted] daughter" pretty sad whenu have to get a correction from a 14 year old

  • The Exorcist
    Father Karras is steadily repeating verses to get rid of the demon in Regan, while she taunts him back. All of sudden, she gets quiet, raises her upper body with her back turned. Her neck starts to twist completely around as we hear the crunching of the bones.

  • The Exorcist
    As the devil possesses Ragan (Linda Blair), the Evil One makes her vomit green pea soup at the priests.

  • The Godfather part 2
    The scene where Michael embraces Fredo at their mother's funeral after he hasnt seen him in a long time. Michael looks up and stares at Al Niering and you know that Michael is going to kill Fredo for betraying him. That scene still gives me chills and I have seen that movie a hundred times!

  • Halloween
    The scene where Michael Myers slashes Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) in the shoulder and she falls down the stairs. She's just laying there cradling her broken ankle and Michael looks down over the railing.....scary as hell!

  • Ice Castles
    The end of this movie chokes me up every time. The main character who has an accident earlier in the movie which causes her to go blind, learns to skate again and when she goes to the competition, no one is the wiser. She skates beautifully and gracefully. The crowd goes wild and they all start throwing roses out onto the ice. She trips over them and falls. Everyone is shocked and her boyfriend runs out on the field and helps her up. It is so sweet and touching.

  • Jaws
    Quint is on the boat and he is rambling and yelling. Chief Brody is hugging his wife. Quint yells "Break it up chief break it up daylights wastin! I see ya brought your rubbers."

  • Jaws
    Brody is passing the time playing Solitare. Clint tells him to quit playing with himself.

  • Jaws
    The part where Brody is shoveling slop into the water. He says, "why don't you come down here and shovel some of this slop". Then, the shark pops up, Brody sees it, immeadietly stands up straight, and slowly backs into the cabin. Then he looks at Quint and says, "I think you're gonna need a bigger boat."

  • Jaws
    Quint's speach about the terrible fate of the USS Indianapolis and his fear of being eaten by sharks as the days pass and nobody rescues them.That should have given Robert Shaw the Oscar.Steven Spielbergs favourite scene from that movie.

  • The Jerk
    this scene when steve martin is in bed with bernadette and he begins to talk about how long they've been together. "i know to you we've been together for four and a half weeks, but to me it feels like nine weeks and three days" The first day felt like...and then the fifth day you went to see your mother so that only felt like a day." you know that was totally improvised?

  • The Man With the Golden Gun
    James Bond and Scaramanga wind up on opposite sites of a river during a car chase. Bond sees the villain turn away as he passes a twisted, collapsed bridge. What does he do? He races towards the bridge and jumps it, flipping over in mid-air and landing on his wheels.

  • Meatballs
    The greatest summer camp motivational speech in history. Bill Murray exhorts on his less-then-competant campers: "And even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we play so far above our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days; even if God in Heaven above points his hand at our side of the field; even if every man woman and child joined hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money! It just doesn't matter if we win or if we lose. IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! Rest of group: IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER..."

  • Meteor
    A tense dialogue between British astronomer Sir Michael Hughes (Sir Trevor Howard) and American astronomer Paul Bradley (Sean Connery), before disaster befalls New York: Hughes: We've picked up another splinter. A big one. Bradley: Direction? Hughes: The United States. The Eastern Seaboard. Bradley: You mean us? Hughes: Near enough. Bradley: Due when? Hughes: Just about...now. (Pause as menacing music plays, and the splinter tumbles through space) Hughes: Is there any way you can advance Hercules? Bradley: No way. (Bradley steps away from the console, steps to the middle of the room, and takes a deep breath.) Bradley: We wait.

  • Midnight Express
    Chilling music score by Giorgio Moroder as Billy Hayes walks out of the turkish prison. Police in the oncoming patrol car pass right by him, thinking he's a guard. Billy slowly looks back, then continues running from the prison, he jumps in the air, and the picture freezes. Classic.

  • Monty Python
    Who can forget the opening coconut scene. This scene has inspired the ever-daunting question? Where DID King Arthur get the coconut????

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    When Arthur is talking to the the Frenchman on top of the castle and he repeatedly taunts Arthur and the knights and eventually launches a cow at them while they run and scream run away!

  • Monty Python's the Holy Grail
    The scene when King Arthur encounters the peasants (Michael Palin's character) packing mud. That whole scene is hillarious. "Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives as a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical equatic ceremony. I mean if I went around, saying I was an emperor, just because some moistened bink had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

  • The Passage
    A scientist and his daughter had to be brought to Spain over the Pyrenees at Gavarni against an From France(?)against a very cruel german SS

  • Psycho
    English film director Hitchcock's double-entredre's, ie, Norman, as heir apparent of his father's estate would, under English Law have the title "Master Bates", also, the heoine, "Crane" is told by Norman that he "stuffs birds" ("Birds" is also a euphemism for young women in Britain).

  • Psycho
    When Marion was in the shower, then all of a sudden Norman Bates (mother) rips open the shower curtain and viciously stabbed her with a bread knife while the screeching violins are playing in the background.

  • Rambo
    when rambo is fighting with the coast gaurd and they shoot an rpg at him

  • Rocky
    You can't help but watch the fight between The Italian Stallion and Apollo Creed over and over again!

  • Rocky
    Scene 1. The Training scene with the song Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti, as you see Rocky Balboa train for the shot at the title. You see him run, punch the meat, one arm pushups and the historic running to the stairs.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Although this wonderful movie is filled with hundreds of memorable scenes, how can one possibly forget the exciting, almost foreboding, initial entrance of Dr. Frank N. Furter!! The song he begins singing immediately, Sweet Transvestite, just compounds the excitement of this great scene. Definately my favorite!!!

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    The maid slides down the banister and says: "I'm lucky, you're lucky, he's lucky, we're all lucky."

  • Saturday Night Fever
    John Travolta dancing in a white suite in Stayin Alive.

  • Saturday Night Fever
    That first scene with John Travolta walking down the street and then he bought the pizza.....it looked so good!!!

  • Saturday Night Fever
    Are you kidding me, c'mon!! The first time Travolta takes the floor. Who didn't want to be there with him. That was the 70's.

  • Scarface
    i absoloutely loved it when tony montana walked out with his M-16 with an attatched gernade launcher and he popped everyone in the ass hahahaha

  • Shaft
    The opening credits.Richard Roundtree walking through the N.Y.City Streets to Isaac Hayes memorable theme.

  • Smokey and the Bandit
    When Buford T. Justice(Jackie Gleason) is parked on the side of the road with his door open, and a big rig drives by and the truck driver says "BONZIA!!" and knocks the door off, and Buford T. Justice says "I am going to bar-b-que your A** in molasses!!!"

  • Smokey and the Bandit
    When Buford T Justice tells his son, "There's no way, No way! That you could come from my loins!" Very funny, Jack Gleason did a great job in the film

  • Star Wars
    The death star attack, trench run, and it's explosion.

  • Star Wars
    Luke uses the force to guide the proton torpeados to destroy the death star

  • Straw Dogs
    Irish villagers start assaulting Hoffman for being an American wuss and destroying his house, his wife calls him indecisive, and a rapist breaks into his upstairs bedroom. And then Hoffman snaps, he bumps into the record player and bagpipe music starts playing. He gets out his rifle and says "THIS IS MY HOUSE, MY HOUSE! GET OUT! GET OUT!GET OUT!" Then he kicks major ass as he blows away the hecklers, kicks out his wife, and single-handedly takes the rapist to the police.

  • Superman
    Why are there no superman references anywhere this is atrocious.Well anyways my favorite would be when superman is holding Lois in his arms very dramaticly screams NOOOOOOO!its so sad and moving you can feel his pain especially if you are a fan of the superman franchise.

  • Taxi Driver
    The scene when Travis shoots up the brothel. He just walks in like a zombie and starts shooting dead on target. It shows how well he prepared for the mission, as he uses the gun slides on his arms to whip out the guns faster than anyone there could react, even when that guy had just shot him, and had a gun pointed at him. It would have to be the best display of gun use I've ever seen!

  • The Texas Chiansaw Massacre
    The Hitch-hiker (who is totally hot, btw), "impresses" his hosts by first taking bad photographs, and then carving himself up. Needless to say, it does not impress his new friends and he gets thrown out of the van. Of course, it's not the last time they hear from him...

  • Vanishing Point
    My favorite scene is where Kowalski (Barry Newman) stops the 1970 Dodge Challenger he's driving to pick up the two "flamers" whose car has broken down in the middle of the desert. As they proceed on, the one man tries to "stick up" Kowalski with a pistol. Kowalski laughs, jams the brakes and throws the two fellows back out on the road!

  • What's Up Doc
    a hilarious comedy with Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'neil. The scene where their car runs into a chineese dragon parade is hilarious. Madeline Kahn is a riot as his prissy girlfriend.."is this 429 Durello st." Soo funny!

  • When A Stranger Calls
    [***SPOILERS** -ed]In the opening scene Carole Kane plays a babysitter who receives several prank calls that get more eerie and frightening. Eventually she calls the police who are able to trace the last call. The climax of the scene is when the police department calls her to tell her the calls are coming from inside the house. As she heads for the door she sees a shadow moving up the steps on the second floor. She fidgets with the locks on the front door and loses it as she starts to scream as the shadow starts to descend on the staircase. I am getting the chills just writing about this.

  • Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    The scene were Willie Wonka plays the music to open the door and when it slowly creeps open it is the huge candy room. Everything is edible and I love watching him drink from the daffodil and chomp down on it.

  • Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    The best scene by far is when Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) yells at Charlie and Grandpa Joe for drinking the "Fizzy Lifting Drinks," but then declares Charlie the winner after he returns the Everlasting Gobstopper. Gene Wilder is tremendous in this scene!

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Who could forget this one! Everything about it was memorable from the Oompa Loompas to the bratty kids that disappeared as the movie progressed.Personal Fave scene is when Charlie finds that ticket!

  • Young Frankenstein
    The part when Dr. Frankenstein meets Igor, and he tells him how to pronounce his name.And when ever they say Faublucker's name the horse neighs

  • Young Frankenstein
    When the monster is choking Dr. Frankenstein and he's trying to ask for the sedative.

  • Young Frankenstein
    Whenever they say "Frau Blucher!" and the horses rear and whinny... come on, that's awesome

  • Young Frankenstein
    The Monster in the blind hermit's cottage (I spose by now everybody knows the hermit is played by Gene Hackman). The meal scene... soup in the lap, broken wine cup, after dinner cigar.... hilarious.

  • any
    can you tell me where I can acquire a dvd or vhs tape with greatest scenes from different movies?

  • the blues brothers
    elwood takes jake to his room after jakes release from prison.the room is tiny , and the train cars continue to pass by the window. jake asks "how often do those trains go by?". elwood replies "so often you won't even notice!".

  • cheech and chong up in smoke
    when chong comes out stoned and wearing a blue thong with a red jump suit and when cheech comes out wearing a pink tutu and mickey mouse ears with tassles on his tits.

  • a clockwork orange
    Malcom Mcdowell says at the very end "i was doing alright"

  • farewell my lovely
    charlotte rampling taking a bullet just below her breast

  • the sting
    robert redford goes to chicago to meet paul newman at the request of redfords dying friend luther coleman. redford walks into newmans room where newman is passed out drunk on the floor and says "the great henry gondorff!"

  • the way we were
    at the end, striesand & redford bump into each other on the street. when she gently brushes his hair off his forehead~~what a tearjerker!!

  • young frankenstien
    when dr. frankenstien first meets eyegor and he "walks this way" and when eyegor is naming things in the hay ride... "wharewolf, there"

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