Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: Karsten Finke
  • 10. Patton
    by Franklin J. Schaffner
  • 9. A Clockwork Orange
    by Stanley Kubrick
  • 8. Interiors
    by Woody Allen
  • 7. Autumn Sonata
    by Ingmar Bergman
  • 6. The Godfather
    by Francis Ford Coppola
  • 5. Apocalypse Now
    by Francis Ford Coppola
  • 4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    by Milos Forman
  • 3. Taxi Driver
    by Martin Scorsese
  • 2. Scenes From A Marriage
    by Ingmar Bergman
  • 1. Cries And Whispers
    by Ingmar Bergman

By: Brooke
  • 10. Tommy, A Rock Opera
    Even though I'm not a Who fan, this movie has some great music and brings back wonderful memories for me. Along with the Who, there is a plethora of stars making appearances. My favorite part is the song by Eric Clapton.
  • 9. The Legend Of Boggy Creek
    This was the cheesey docudrama about the Fouke Monster in Arkansas, the south's version of Big Foot. It scared me spitless as a child, and for years after seeing it, that screeching howl that the monster did in the swamps pervaded my nightmares. The bathroom scene made it hard for me to use the toilet for quite a while.
  • 8. Paper Moon
    A dismal yet engaging story of the depression. It's a pity Tatum O'Neal's talents were never utilized in anything after this.
  • 7. Time After Time
    A great time travel tale starring Malcolm McDowell. It's about Jack the Ripper and H.G. Wells. Sound interesting? Then you should check it out.
  • 6. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    What can I say? This is the best sci/fi story about aliens visiting Earth that has ever been made. It's a must-have for any science fiction buff's library.
  • 5. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    This was a very tragic look at the mental healthcare system in our country at that time. It's great how nearly every major player in this movie is now a star.
  • 4. The Omega Man
    Probably the last movie of Charlton Heston's where he's a hunk. At least that I can remember. This is a great post-apocalyptic tale of survival and rebuilding.
  • 3. The Godfather
    This is the movie that made us all afraid of Italians. (Ironically, I married an Italian.) The sequals were good, but nothing can really compare with the first one.
  • 2. Jaws
    My family and I stood in line to see this movie for four hours. Then about 15 minutes into the film, there was a storm that knocked out the power in the mall. But this one and only Jaws movie was well worth the time and trouble. The sequals should never have been made as they tarnished the original. And unlike most movies, the book was NOT better. Spielberg became a household name with this one.
  • 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    This is Kubrick's masterpiece. I only wish he was still alive to complete the series of Odyssey movies, including 2061 and then 3001: The Final Odyssey. This movie set the standard for intelligent science fiction films.

By: Marcus Corning
  • 10. Animal House
    This movie made John Belushi a hollywood star and invented the Slob Comedies, the next being Caddyshack, and I laughed at this hilarious look at a college in 1962. "Food Fight!"
  • 9. Apocalyspe Now
    The best war movie of the 70s beats The Deer Hunter a little bit. I liked Colonel Kurtz the best of the movie and the cast.
  • 8. Star Wars
    This movie was a classic! Luke Skywalker follows Obi-Wan Kenobi with Han Solo to the Empire's Space-Station, with Villians led by Darth Vader.
  • 7. Jaws
    The shark was scary when I first saw this movie as a little kid but I have gotten used to it in this great movie I wouldn't forget.
  • 6. Rocky
    The best boxing movie, this movie I think is a pre-Raging Bull, with the Best Movie Oscar going to this powerful story of a lowlife prizefighter.
  • 5. Taxi Driver
    "You talkin' to me?" the quote from the movie is sometimes used by me when I play games. This was the best movie of 1976, and it gave Robert De Niro a better place in Hollywood.
  • 4. The Sting
    This movie was great with the performances of Screen Team Robert Redford and Paul Newman, teaming up to nail convict Doyle Lonnegan, played by Quint in Jaws.
  • 3. The Godfather Part II
    Another modern classic! De Niro won an Oscar for his performance as the young Don Vito.
  • 2. The Godfather
    A modern classic! A good movie just like the book. My favorite part was the toll booth shootout with the murder of Sonny.
  • 1. The Deer Hunter
    A good war movie with Nazis capturing a trio of friends from Pennsylvania hunting. Robert De Niro gave a great performance
Nothing else to mention. There wasn't really any other good movies from the 70s except Alien and Slap Shot.
By: Shannon
  • 10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Great Alien Movie!!!!!
  • 9. The Godfather
    this is the best mob movie ever made!!
  • 8. Star Wars
    I love all the effects and people in this movie!!
  • 7. Grease
    Best musical ever made!
  • 6. Saturday Night Fever
    I love dancing cause of this movie!!
  • 5. Halloween
    Still scared someone is gonna follow me on Halloween night!!
  • 4. The Exorcist
    This movie is so creepy!!
  • 3. Jaws 2
    This made me stay away from the water even more then the first one!
  • 2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    This Movie is so great!
  • 1. Jaws!!
    Best Movie ever made!!

  • 10. Vanishing Point
    excellent movie!
  • 9. Apoculypes Now
    a great one!
  • 8. While You Sleeping
    it's a good chick flick!
  • 7. Rocky 2
    i love this one!
  • 6. Godfather 2
    another great one!
  • 5. Taxi Driver
    a good movie!
  • 4. Jaws
    an excellent movie!
  • 3. Saturday Night Fever
    a good one!
  • 2. Godfather 1
    great movie!
  • 1. Rocky 1
    can i say more?

By: Seth Hench
  • 10. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    No words can express the excitment
  • 9. Halloween
    John Carpenter is one messed up mother
  • 8. Young Frankenstien
    Mel Brooks is the man times seven
  • 7. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 6. Godfather I
    Only a master could've made it
  • 5. Animal House
    All I can say is genious
  • 4. The Exorcist
    Scariest movie ever, shit my pants
  • 3. Jesus Christ Super Star
    Helped to renew my faith
  • 2. Jaws
    I now love sharks
  • 1. Star Wars
    Greatest movie of all time, hands down

By: Larry Coughlin
  • 10. Taxi Driver
    I would put this higher on my list but I am too lazy to erase the ones I have above it!
  • 9. Star Wars
  • 8. Alien
    Probably the second scariest movie of all time. What was with the 70's and scary movies??
  • 7. A Clockwork Orange
    A timeless Kubrick masterpiece!
  • 6. Patton
    Come on!!! If you don't have this on your list you just dont know movies!
  • 5. The Exorcist
    THE scariest movie of all time bar none!!
  • 4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Jack Nicholson in one of the best performances ever.
  • 3. The Deer Hunter
    Besides Full Metal Jacket, this is my favorite Vietnam movie.
  • 2. The Godfather Part 2
    Arguably the second best movie of all time.
  • 1. The Godfather
    In my opinion, the greatest movie of all time!
If you disagree with my list-email me and we can discuss your opinions! I love talking movies!
By: Chad And Shawn
  • 10. Halloween
  • 9. Rocky
  • 8. The Shining
  • 7. Dog Day Afternoon
  • 6. Grease
  • 5. American Graffiti
  • 4. Taxi Driver
  • 3. The Godfather I and II
  • 2. Jaws
  • 1. The Exorcist
  • 10. Godfather I
  • 9. Godfather II
  • 8. National Security
  • 7. 8 Mile
  • 6. Juice
  • 5. Next Friday
  • 4. Dont Be A Menace..
  • 3. Boyz In Da Hood
  • 2. Friday
  • 1. Scarface

By: Jason
  • 10. Enter The Dragon
    It's sad that Bruce Lee isn't alive today, because he would make guys like Jackie Chan look like street punks due to Lee's awesome fighting skills. However, this is easily one of the greatest martial arts movies there was, and although Lee isn't alive today, I'm sure he'd enjoy how much fans loved and still do love it.
  • 9. Alien
    Inspired countless remakes and video games, it is, like "The Exorcist", regarded as a classic in the field of horror/sci-fi.
  • 8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Inspired a cult all by itself, from what I've heard.
  • 7. The Exorcist
    Scary as hell when it came out, it may not be as scary as movies like "The Silence of the Lambs" or "Hannibal", but it's still considered a classic in the field of horror.
  • 6. The Muppet Movie
    Muppets rule!
  • 5. Blazing Saddles
    Once again, another classic by Mel Brooks. A Western that takes place back in 1874, it depicts the struggle of a black man in a town where he tries to fit in as sherrif, but once again, in the way that only he can, Brooks puts a huge comedic twist on many of the movie's parts, from beginning to end. Brooks puts in some memorable characters, such as Mombo, Mr. Taggert, Lili von Stoop and the governor himself, played by Mel Brooks. Once again, a true classic of western comedy.
  • 4. Young Frankenstein
    Awesome comedy movie by Mel Brooks; does a good job of picking up where the first Frankenstein movie left off, but is able to put a comedic twist on the whole thing. A true classic.
  • 3. The Godfather Part
    First and second movies ruled, and although the third one kinda stunk, the saga as a whole was great. Funny as hell when the old guy got sprayed with DDT right in his face by his kid.
  • 2. Jaws
    Awesome scary flick; the one seen where the guy's head floats out from the submerged boat is probably one of the scariest scenes there is, especially at the time the movie came out.
  • 1. Star Wars
    Come on, how can anyone NOT love Star Wars? The Greatest Movie of all time itself was not only great, it spawned the greatest saga of all time; there will never be another saga as good as Star Wars.
Unfortunately, movies such as "Blazing Saddles" more than likely can never be made again because of its "political uncorrectness", which is why in a sense, the 70s were the Golden Age of comedy and horror/sci-fi movies, as well as martial arts movies (thank God for "The Matrix", who've more-or-less revived this, but still, martial arts is basically an afterthought in many moviegoers minds).

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