Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: BJ
  • 10. Shaft
  • 9. Rocky
  • 8. Star Wars
  • 7. Godfather 2
  • 6. Godfather 1
  • 5. Halloween
    Second best Horror movie.
  • 4. Jaws 2
    See Jaws.
  • 3. Jaws
    Good effects.
  • 2. Exorsist 2
  • 1. Exorsist
    The Greatest Horror movie of all time. In wasn't scarey at all. It was really freaky. Linda Blair was good for the part of Reagan.

By: slayercaro
  • 10. Jaws
  • 9. American Graffiti
  • 8. Alien
  • 7. Rocky
  • 6. Superman
  • 5. Star Wars
  • 4. Halloween
  • 3. Saturday Night Fever
  • 2. Grease
  • 1. Xanadu

By: Arno
  • 10. Taxi Driver
    Robert De Niro Is A GOD
  • 9. Alien
    Another great alien movie...the first!
  • 8. The Godfather Part II
    Not As Good as the first, but...
  • 7. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    Best Comedy Ever Filmed
  • 6. The Sting
    Paul Newman and Robert Redford plays a very funny trio
  • 5. Apocalypse Now
    Viet-Nam war greatest movie
  • 4. Star Wars
    How Could We forget this ??
  • 3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    One Film That is one of the best of all time
  • 2. A Clockwork Orange
    The movie that stereotyped Malcolm Macdowell and a damn great Kubrick Classic
  • 1. The Godfather
    Marlon Brando as his best

By: Naudikom
  • 10. Apocalypse Now
    Nearly beats Taxi Driver on the madness scale.
  • 9. Patton
    One of the greatest performances ever.
  • 8. A Clockwork Orange
    Perhaps Kubrick's most legendary film (in contest with Dr. Strangelove)
  • 7. Taxi Driver
    Schrader's best work. One of Scorsese's. The definitive work on madness & loneliness.
  • 6. The Empire Strikes Back - 1979
  • 5. The Godfather - 1972
    So "duh" it's almost a cliche.
  • 4. The Deer Hunter - 1978
    My favorite war film. Too bad Cimino had to get self-indulgent and ruin himself.
  • 3. The Godfather Part II - 1974
    A truly beautiful film.
  • 2. Nashville - 1975
    Robert Altman's greatest film. Epic, and memorable.
  • 1. Chinatown - 1974
    Robert Towne's now legendary script - the film's full of atmosphere, incredible performances, and a gritty, nostalgic feel that you can never get out of your mind. Polanski's best.

By: Brad Raposo
  • 10. Jaws
    ......tada tada DADADATATADADA
  • 9. Patton
    ".... i say we pick a fight with the dirty Russians right now while were at it"
  • 8. ChinaTown
    "you like me don't you?"
  • 7. Grease
  • 6. Taxi Driver
    "You talking to me" was the 70's verison of "YIP-E-KA-YAA mother fucker" from Die Hard
  • 5. Animal House
    "When the germans bombed Pearl Harbor - The Germans? Do't stop'em he's on a roll -Toga, Toga!-
  • 4. All The Presidents Men
    "When i count to 10 you hang up if not then the deal is confermed"
  • 3. The Godfather
    "Don't do that to her" ( I think the godfather II is a bad movie)
  • 2. Rocky
    "Ain't there gonna be no rematch"
  • 1. StarWars
    "May the force be with you, always"
I am a critic for Cinamax and Encore the 70's was a good time for classic's but, a few sleeper hits becane to big like The only rocky movie that was good was Rocky not that Rocky Horror Picture Show crap and also i hated A pocalypse Now.... both of those are bad movies to ever watch and like....
By: Rick Fields
  • 10. Smokey And The Bandit
    Sentimental Value!
  • 9. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Can't have a top 10 without Nickelson.
  • 8. Patton
    Obligatory war film.
  • 7. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Audience participation, need I say more!
  • 6. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    What is your favorite color???
  • 5. Love Story
    Love means....
  • 4. Billy Jack
    Learn the history of the film.
  • 3. The Godfather
    Best Acting!
  • 2. Rocky
  • 1. Star Wars
    Best Movie ever!
This should be a Top 11 list, to be fair. There's Star Wars, and then all the rest!
By: Matt Liese
  • 10. Rounders
  • 9. American history X
  • 8. Forrest Gump
  • 7. Heat
  • 6. Shawshenk Redemption
  • 5. Analyze This
  • 4. Casino
  • 3. Reservoir Dogs
  • 2. Pulp Fiction
  • 1. Goodfellas

By: Ray Raposo
  • 10. M*a*s*h - 1970
    What a way to start the 70's.The funniest movie I had ever seen regarding material thaty would make you cry. Brilliant satire of war.
  • 9. All The President's Men - 1976
    Fine look at journalism and politics, and how they changed forever. A good look at recent history, specially for those who didn't live the Nixon years.
  • 8. Jaws - 1975
    It changed everyone's feelings on going swimming, specially at night. A brilliantly told adventure story.
  • 7. Annie Hall -1977
    Woody Allen as classic "Woody". A brilliant comedy with some serious themes as well. Also a clothes style setter by Diane Keaton.
  • 6. The Deer Hunter -1978
    Great moving performances by a fine group of actors. A tragic and sad story involving friends & the Vietnam war. Unforgetable Russian roulette scenes.
  • 5. The Exorcist - 1973
    A full assault on the viewer. Terror, supernatural, horror, religion, all in one movie. Unforgetable scenes... green pea soup anyone?
  • 4. Star Wars - 1977
    A movie that totally transports you to a place far away and long ago. The start of a fantastic cult following by ordinary folks. May the Force...
  • 3. The Godfather, Part II - 1974
    Great look at the start of the Corleone family with Robert DeNiro. Not as totally together as the original, but still 2 great movies in one.
  • 2. Rocky -1976
    Sylvester Stallone's Masterpiece. He wrote it, Directed and acted brilliantly as the title character. The story is nothing new, yet gripping.
  • 1. The Godfather - 1972
    Brilliant look at the transfer of power from father to son in a 40's Mafia family. Perfectly cast, photographed and directed. A movie masterpiece.
Other that almost made it... Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti, Coming Home, Five Easy Pieces, Klute, The Last Picture Show, Little Big Man, Breaking Away, Animal House, Cuckoo's Nest, Patton, Sat. Night Fever, Taxi Driver, 10, Sleeper, Silent Movie, Chinatown & Young Franenstein. All favorites.
By: Bradley Richman
  • 10. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    A truly underrated Speilberg film. This is great movie making.
  • 9. The Godfather
    Sorry it's so low on the list. A great film, but the others are personal favorites
  • 8. Dog Day Afternoon
    Pacino at his second best. A great film.
  • 7. Serpico
    Pacino at his best.
  • 6. The Towering Inferno
    "It's a fire mister, and all fires are bad." Enough said.
  • 5. Saturday Night Fever
    Just plain great. The real locations are great to find.
  • 4. Jaws
    Action and adventure: It doesn't get much better.
  • 3. Rocky
    Yo! Heartwarming and inspirational. What more can I say?
  • 2. The Exorcist
    Is there a more powerful film? This film is intriguing, spooky, and compelling. Go find the locations in Georgetown; they're great!
  • 1. The French Connection
    If not for this film, Die Hard, The Killer, Seven, and Training Day would not exist. The fact that this is based on a true story makes this film even more chilling. The locations of this film are awesome. I love this film.

By: Domenico Tolomeo
  • 10. Nighthawks
    unbelieveable u did it again stallone
  • 9. Superman
    not bad he should of worn green white n red
  • 8. Victory
    stallone playing soccer i love it
  • 7. Taxi Driver
    u talkin to me- Robert DeNiro
  • 6. The Outsiders
    ralph machio he's italian to
  • 5. Smokey And The Bandit
    the trans am what else (they should of made burt italian in the movie)
  • 4. Grease
  • 3. The Godfather
    pure genious from the italian director.
  • 2. Saturday Night Fever
    another great movie for the guidos dancin, girls, john travolta (FORGET ABOUT IT)
  • 1. Rocky 2
    the best movie EVER!!!!!!! A MOVIE FOR ALL GUIDOS (THE 1979 trans am in it pure guido). THE ITALIAN STALLION

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