Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: Bill Butman
  • 10. Star Wars - 1977
    George Lucas's dream comes true in this Sci-Fi movie about good and evil. Darth Vader quickly became my all-time favorite villian, and I don't know any guy around who didn't want to get a date with Princess Lea (Carrie Fisher).
  • 9. Rocky - 1976
    "Yo! Adrean!!!" Sylvester Stallone makes his silver screen debute in a none porn flick as a street brawler from Philadelphia that gets a shot at the Heavy Weight title. Directed by John G. Avildsen, this movie was one of the year's best, including some academy awards.
  • 8. All The President's Men - 1976
    Directed by Alan J. Pakula. This movie starred Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. For those of you who enjoyed the intrigue of watching "Slick Willy" get caught with his pants around his ankles in the oval office, will sure enjoy this one that catches "Tricky Dick" with his hands in the cookie jar. Excellent movie!
  • 7. Jaws - 1975
    Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Schneider. Swimmers beware as a great white descends upon a New England community, taking a bite out of everything it comes in contact with.
  • 6. Blazing Saddles - 1974
    Mel Brooks at his best in this one. Starring Cleavon Little as Bart the sheriff of Rock Ridge and Gene Wilder as Jim (The Waco Kid). Comedy and mayhem ensue in this romp about the wild west.
  • 5. The Longest Yard - 1974
    A football fanatic must see. Directed by Robert Aldrich and starring such greats as Burt Reynolds (Paul Crewe), Eddie Albert (Warden Hazen), Ed Lauter (Captain Kinauer), and Green Bay Packers great Middle Linebacker Route 66 himself, Ray Nitschke (Bogdanski). Crewe is apprehended after stealing his girlfriend's car and dumping into the bay. Crewe serves his time in prison and is quickly forced to do hard-time at a labor camp. Shortly there after, Warden Hazen offers Crewe an altimatium to play football, an offer he can't refuse. Soon Crewe assembles a team of convicts to play a "tune-up" game against the guards - Captain Kinauer's team, and the mayhem begins. "Mean Machine, Mean Machine!"
  • 4. Live & Let Die - 1973
    Another Ian Flemming great. Welcome Roger Moore as the new English Agent James Bond 007. Bond travels to the Carribean, Harlem, and Louisiana in this great action-packed advanture.
  • 3. The Exorcist - 1973
    William Friedrin presents a dazzling rendition of the occult and the possive powers of Satan. Max Von Sydow (Father Lankester Merrin) does an excellent job in driving out the demon which possess Linda Blair (Regan Teresa Macneil). Great special effects.
  • 2. The GodFather - 1972
    Great movie by Francis Ford Coppola. Marlon Brando (Don Vito Carlone), Al Pacino (Michael Carlone), and James Caan (Sonny Carlone) gave excellent performances in this Mafia mega-hit.
  • 1. Patton - 1970
    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott as General George Patton. The U.S. lost their first major offensive in the deserts of North Africa against Field Marshall Rommel and his elite German Panzer Division. Patton kicks some a*s in and transforms the demoralized US soldiers into a razor sharp fighting machine that is hell-bent on destroy the Germans by all means necessary.
The greatest of these for myself was The Longest Yard - I love this movie!
By: Emily
  • 10. Deliverance
    again, freaky but awesome.
  • 9. Jaws
    great movie.
  • 8. Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
    again, love G.W.
  • 7. Star Wars
    all i can say is... CLASSIC!
  • 6. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    again, LOVE J.N.
  • 5. Young Frankenstein
    hilarious. LOVE gene wilder
  • 4. Soylent Green
    freaky but awesome
  • 3. The Shining
    LOVE jack nicholson in this and everything else he did
  • 2. Slap Shot
    hilarious. paul newman=HOTTIE!!!
  • 1. Rocky Horror Picture Show
    TOTALLY awesome, classic movie. nothing else since this has been this good.

By: Beni
  • 10. Class
    This is great along with Wierd Science, Breakfast club, Ferris etc
  • 9. Total Recall
    Great surreal Sci-fi adventure, that still holds its own.
  • 8. Risky Business
    Amazing cast, script and soundtrack.
  • 7. The Thing
    Superb Sci-fi horror, Kurt Russell doing what he does best.
  • 6. The Shining
    As horror goes, this film is untouchable. Jack in his element.
  • 5. Breakin-breakdance The Movie
    Excellent cheese factor feel good movie, great soundtrack.
  • 4. Rambo- First Blood
    Stallone doing his best at survival under pressure.
  • 3. Predator
    The ultimate in Sci-fi jungle warfare, what else do you need? Brilliantly cast.
  • 2. This Is Spinal Tap
    Hilarious spoof rockumentary.
  • 1. Withnail And I
    Probably the funniest film ever made....definitely the best script ever.

By: Julio Alicea
  • 10. Star Wars
  • 9. Jaws
  • 8. Rocky
  • 7. One Flew Over The Cookoos Nest
  • 6. Taxi Driver
  • 5. The Exorcist
  • 4. Saturday Night Fever
  • 3. The French Connection
  • 2. The Godfather pt 2
  • 1. The Godfather

By: 80s child
  • 10. Saturday Night Fever
    Great Dancing and good music. Travolta is the man!
  • 9. Cornbread, Earl, And Me
    I haven't seen this movie in about 10 years but when I did I loved it. This is another movie with a sad ending. Laurence Fishburne is in it. He was young, probably 11 or 12.
  • 8. Let's Do It Again
    Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier are both great in this movie.
  • 7. Halloween
    Mike Myers! AAAAAAHHH! Jamie Lee Curtis was so cute. Now she's beautiful.
  • 6. Rocky
    Stallone is great.
  • 5. Cooley High
    Another classic. This movies ending is very sad. I still love it though. Good times with friends and lots of girls.
  • 4. The Wiz
    In my opinion this is the best musical movie. You have Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Diana Ross as Dorothy. The singing is beautiful and funky. Ive seen this a bunch of times.
  • 3. Superfly
    This movie is tight.
  • 2. Jaws
    I've loved this movie since childhood. It's great.
  • 1. Enter The Dragon
    I have all Bruce Lee movies but this one is my favorite.
I love movies!
By: patrick
  • 10. jaws
    as a kid i was traumatised of the beach when i live right in front of one
  • 9. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
    hub hub hub hub
  • 8. The Enforcer
  • 7. Wood Stock 3days Of Peace And Love
    not a film but a great doco
  • 6. Lone Wolf With Cub-baby Cart In Peril
    how about those over the top samuri films- this one is XXX violent
  • 5. Midnight Express
    any one remebmer this film? flawless, work of art.
  • 4. The Godfather
    violent, good story formula for a acadamy award winning film
  • 3. The Deer Hunter
    first movie ever to make cry
  • 2. Enter The Dragon
    after seeing this i have liked bruce ever since
  • 1. Dirty Harry
    mutha of all action films without this you wont have die hard or lethal weapon

By: Joe
  • 10. Superman
  • 9. Patton
  • 8. Dirty Harry
  • 7. Grease
  • 6. Star Wars
  • 5. The Sting
  • 4. Exorcist
  • 3. Godfather Iii
  • 2. Godfather II
  • 1. Godfather I

By: Zane Albayati
  • 10. Chinatown
    Great film noir.
  • 9. All The President's Men
    Another great movie from 1976.
  • 8. Taxi Driver
    One of Scorsese's best! Great DeNiro performance.
  • 7. MASH
  • 6. Apocalypse Now
    Best war movie ever. Is there anything Coppola can't do?
  • 5. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Another excellent film from 1975 with awesome Nicholson performance.
  • 4. Dog Day Afternoon
    Gritty movie and excellent performance by Pacino.
  • 3. The Deer Hunter
    A movie with unequaled emotional quality.
  • 2. Annie Hall
    Woody Allen's best movie.
  • 1. The Godfather And Godfather Part 2
    Both are excellent movies and beautiful directing by Coppola. Great performances by Pacino, DeNiro, Brando, and a lot more.
So many greats that I didn't list. That just shows you that the 70's is the best film decade ever. I didn't mention Patton, Five Easy Pieces, The French Connection, Serpico, American Graffiti, Lenny, The Conversation, Nashville, Network, Rocky, Coming Home, Kramer Vs. Kramer, etc.
By: Nathan Miller
  • 10. Rocky
  • 9. Willy Wonka
  • 8. Dog Day Afternoon
  • 7. Star Wars
  • 6. The Last Picture Show
  • 5. The Godfather Parts 1 & 2
    these two had to tie, equal in greatness
  • 4. Taxi Driver
    DeNiro's best role
  • 3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    best horror movie ever, thank you Mr. Hooper
  • 2. The Shinning
    hard decision between this one and no. 3
  • 1. A Clockwork Orange
    great book, excellent movie, and Kubricks best film

By: Film Buff
  • 10. The French Connection
    A new kind of cop thriller, far grittier than before.
  • 9. Cabret
    A terrificly articulate and subtle narrative. Beautifully performed.
  • 8. Alien
    Masterful direction from Scott. In my opinion, better than 'The Exorcist', and less dated.
  • 7. The Deer Hunter
    Again near perfect acting and writing. A very honest depiction of war.
  • 6. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    The first film to expose the cruel and totally imoral nature of the treatment of the mentally ill. Jack Nicholson's finest performance.
  • 5. Women In Love
    One of the best British movies of the 70s. Stunningly acted, brilliantly written. A highly intelligent film, exploring deeply philosophical ideas.
  • 4. Apocalypse Now
    Most probably the best war film ever created. Chilling and completely insane, just like the war that it depicts.
  • 3. Taxi Driver
    A winning combination of Directing, screenwriting and above all the finest actor of all time (Robert DeNiro) gives his finest performance.
  • 2. The Godfather Part II
    The best sequel ever made, as finely crafted as it's predesesor.
  • 1. The Godfather
    The Greatest film of all time. This redefines the word 'Masterpiece'.
The 1970s was the pivetol era for movies. Films just started to change in content and the way the narrative was delt with in the 60s, and by the 1970s, the face of film had changed. Before, films were glamourous, and prodomenintly about the middle and upper classes. The 70s movies were more about real life, and told things more truthly than before.

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