Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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  • 10. Lord Of The Rings
  • 9. Star Wars
  • 8. Apocolypse Now
  • 7. The Deer Hunter
  • 6. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 5. Exorcist
  • 4. Jaws
  • 3. Alien
  • 2. Live And Let Die
  • 1. Dirty Harry
The 70s were the worst years of my pathetic, pointless, and miserable life. i am now going to hang myself with the tape from all of the movies I just listed. Such is Life.
By: Henrique Lopes (Hita)
  • 10. Star Wars
  • 9. One Flew Over The Cuckoo`s Next
  • 8. Annie Hall
  • 7. Jaws
  • 6. Chinatown
  • 5. The Godfather 1 And 2
  • 4. Manathan
  • 3. Apocalipse Now
  • 2. Barry Lyndon
  • 1. Amarcord

By: Henrique Lopes (Hita)
  • 10. Star Wars
  • 9. One Flew Over The Cuckoo`s Next
  • 8. Chinatown
  • 7. Jaws
  • 6. Annie Hall
  • 5. The Godfather I And Ii
  • 4. Manathan
  • 3. Apocalipse Now
  • 2. Barry Lyndon
  • 1. Amarcord

By: tom
  • 10. Omen II- Damien
    a really good sequel
  • 9. Suspiria
    A guilty pleasure actually, this film made me jump
  • 8. Bugsy Malone
  • 7. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • 6. The Deer Hunter
  • 5. Star Wars
    I love pantomome Sci-Fi done right
  • 4. Mean Streets
  • 3. Westworld
  • 2. Alien
    Better than all its sequels
  • 1. The Omen
    My favourite film of all time

By: george
  • 10. Star Wars
  • 9. The Godfather
  • 8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 7. The Shining
  • 6. Halloween
  • 5. Grease
  • 4. Taxi Driver
  • 3. Alien
  • 2. Jaws
  • 1. The Exorcist
    bloody scarey

By: Christy
  • 10. Smokey & the Bandit
  • 9. Superman
  • 8. Sybil
  • 7. Jaws
  • 6. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 5. Grease
  • 4. The Shining
  • 3. The Godfather
  • 2. Alien
  • 1. Star Wars

By: Steven Fallon
  • 10. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
    Gene Hackman is totally killer in this great flick, easily the best of the 70's "disaster" films. Hey, look at what you do without silly computer CGI effects, your movie looks real, not like a Playstation videogame.
  • 9. White Line Fever (1975)
    The best film about truckers ever made, perfectly by Jan-Michael Vincent and the gorgeous Kay Lenz, with tons of action as well.
  • 8. Rock And Roll High School (1979)
    Simply one of the best rock-and-roll films ever, starring The Ramones, probably after The Beatles, the greatest rock band of all time. This film is everything it is supposed to be - fast moving, hilarious, totally tongue-in-cheek. And rated PG - why do films today have to lace themselves with silly profanity so much? This film is timeless.
  • 7. Live And Let Die (1973)
    Sorry Connery fans, but Roger Moore is the best Bond. And this is the greatest Bond flick. The best action, locales (I'm from NYC so maybe I'm biased), and the greatest Bond girl in Jane Seymour. Look for all the Chevy Impalas on the highway as 007 steers the runaway car!
  • 6. Death Race 2000 (1975)
    This Roger Corman flick, even though it was played for fun by director Paul Bartel (the Man), is also actually a very intelligent film with a few serious points to make, however, the good thing is, it doesn't make those points right in your face, but if you wanna look, they're there. The fact that the remastered DVD is not in widescreen is a complete crime. It's a short film, made to seem shorter because it moves so fast, being such a blast to watch. Carradine and Stallone are incredible!
  • 5. Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
    I always thought this DePalma rock-and-roll cult flick completely blew away the extremely overrated Rocky Horror (who's main asset was Curry). The music, acting, story, everything about this flick destroys Rocky Horror.
  • 4. Slap Shot (1977)
    Not only is this the best hockey film ever made, but it's arguably the best sports film ever made as well. Every aspect of this film - the writing, directing, acting, comedy, drama - is perfect.
  • 3. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    No other movie personifies the 70's quite like this one. The biggest shame of the film was, it eventually made the public turn on the Bee Gees, even though in recent years music fans have been giving them respect again. Hey people - they've been making music for 40 years, and this is only 4 songs. And 4 amazing songs they are! The movie couldn't have been made better. Travolta, of course, is incredible.
  • 2. Superman (1978)
    Easily the greatest supehero movie ever made, and despite being 25 years older than the new "Spiderman," the FX look a thousand times better. How many times does it have to be said - CGI effects SUCK! They are CARTOONS! But this movie - Brando, Hackman, Reeve, et all - this is an amazing piece of work. Never a dull moment - even when you watch the uncut 3-hour long TV version.
  • 1. Star Wars (1977)
    There is no doubt that one of the true greatest films ever made is the best film of the 70's. What can I say that hasn't been said for the past 26 years?
The reason no Speilberg films are on my list, is because I think he is the most overrated film hack there ever has been. Every one of his films (is exactly the same - ten minutes of complete genius surrounded by 90-100 minutes of stupid, boring, unbelievably horrid crap. He is, by far, the worst major filmmaker on the planet today.
By: Anthony
  • 10. Jaws
  • 9. Apocalypse Now
  • 8. Rocky
  • 7. Taxi Driver
  • 6. Godfather
  • 5. Halloween
  • 4. Exorcist
  • 3. Clockwork Orange
  • 2. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 1. Star Wars
Not in really any order the top 5 or 6 could all be #1
By: Jon
  • 10. Grease
    Set in a past era , an excellant film just the same
  • 9. Taxi Driver
    You talking to me ?
  • 8. Star Wars
    Soap Opera set in
  • 7. Jaws
    Would not go to the beach the year I saw this movie
  • 6. Rocky
    Standard for sports films of the next generation...Yo Adrian !
  • 5. Blazing Saddles
    Where are all the white women at ?
  • 4. The Warriors
    Warriorsss...come out to plaaayyyyyy
  • 3. Saturday Night Fever
    I would go to the Odyssey 3000 to hang out on a Saturday Night
  • 2. Godfather 1 + 2
    Greatest dramas ever , no one else is even in the same classification
  • 1. Animal House
    Classic movie , still holds up today .. its what people remember about college, which was only about 5% of what college is about to most people...John Belushi....legend

By: paul m
  • 10. Halloween
  • 9. Deliverence
    Squeal like a piggy, WEE WEE!
  • 8. Starwars
  • 7. Slapshot
    The only way to win in hocky is to play rough
  • 6. Rocky
    Great boxer
  • 5. The Jerk
  • 4. Rocky Horror Picture show
  • 3. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    Really stupid but funny
  • 2. Younge Frankenstein
    I love mel brookes
  • 1. Animal House
    College is Crazy

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