Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite movies from the 70s?

We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s

By: Ben Moher
  • 10. Raging Bull
    I know it was released in 1980, but it's a '70's movie.
  • 9. Mean Streets
  • 8. The French Connection
  • 7. Godfather
  • 6. Godfather II
  • 5. Network
  • 4. Clockwork Orange
  • 3. Taxi Driver
  • 2. Apocalypse Now
  • 1. Chinatown

By: J.R
  • 10. Smokey & the Bandits
  • 9. Jaws
  • 8. Rocky
  • 7. Slap Shot
  • 6. StarWars
  • 5. Superman
  • 4. Tommy: the Movie
  • 3. Grease
  • 2. The GodFather II
  • 1. The GodFather

By: Mike Wendt
  • 10. Over The Edge
    Released in the 80's but filmed in the 70's is a great movie
  • 9. Deliverance
    Love the dueling Banjos
  • 8. National Lampoons Animal House
    John Belushi was a comic geniusand it show in this classic.
  • 7. Patton
    George C. Scott in an Oscar winning preformance.
  • 6. Jaws
    Terrifiying then and now.
  • 5. Taxi Driver
  • 4. Star Wars
    No comment needed...just great.
  • 3. One Flew Over The Cooko's Nest
    Great preformances and directing are in this movie
  • 2. Rocky
    Though these movies are made fun of for the sequels, the original is oner of my favorites because its has a good message of following your dreams and going the didtance.
  • 1. Godfather I and II
    Quite possibly the best movies of all time.

By: Jen
  • 10. Greese
    it's on all the time but the music is catchy.
  • 9. Star Wars
    The were a good set of movies the first was definatly the best
  • 8. The shining
    If you have not read the book this is a great movie, but it's nothing in comparison. Prepare to sleep with the light on if you so dare.
  • 7. The godfather
    Camera tricks and wonderful acting
  • 6. The Muppet Movie
    Kermit Rules!!!
  • 5. Saterday night fever
    John Travolta is Goregous
  • 4. The exorsist
    Gotta love spinning heads and green vomit
  • 3. Jaws
    "show me the way to go home..." Funny scary and well acted
  • 2. Hallween
    Cheesy diolauge that is such a blast to take out of context "what ate you doing in the dark?" "He was doing pretty good last night"...
  • 1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    I'm A wild and an Untaimed thing... The best one of my favorites and will always be
I would like to mention that I'm only 18 so I don't have that much experiance with movies of this time period. I love scary/ funny movies with a passion. i know a great film when I see it and the 70's had some greats!
By: kevyn knox
  • 10. M*A*S*H
    better than any old teevee show
    Brando --- butter --- brilliant
    Joseph Conrad's novel in Vietnam -- Coppola is the master of the seventies
    Woody's best!
    Kubrick brings a horror fantasy classic book to the screen in brilliant form -- and MacDowell is just eerie
    Terrence Malick's second film is sheer beauty
    Robert Altman's eclectic (and huge) cast bring the house down
  • 2. GODFATHER 1 & 2
    consider it one film (let's not mention part 3) and one masterful film
    Scorsese and DeNiro at their bloody twisted best
By: Eva Stenmark
  • 10. Blazing Saddles
    Again, another comedy classic.
  • 9. Grease
    I wanted to be a T-Bird!!!
  • 8. Smokey and the Bandit
    Love the car!!!
  • 7. National Lampoon's Animal House
    Recently watched it and agree it's a classic comedy.
  • 6. JAWS
    This movie scared the s***t out of me. Yet I began an uncanny fascination about sharks.
  • 5. The Godfather part 2
    Well done sequel to the first...especially with Robert DeNiro's scenes
  • 4. Close Encounters With the Third Kind
    Steven Spielberg again awes us with his movie magic.
  • 3. The Godfather
    Marlon Brando, Al Pacino are superb.
  • 2. Alien
    "What's the matter, man...the food ain' that bad?!" Just one of many quotes and the incredible first film that Ridley Scott and HR Giger put together.
  • 1. Star Wars
    "Use the Force, Luke"....A feel good sci-fi classic.

By: Tony
  • 10. Taxi Driver
    When else will you see Jody Foster as a 14 year old whore
  • 9. SHAFT
    The nineties one is good too
  • 8. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Not sure if this is Sixties or Seventies, but it is Eastwoods best
  • 7. Serpico
    Pacino is great in this movie
  • 6. Enter the Dragon
    Bruce Lee is unbelievable
  • 5. Superman
    the only Christopher Reeves movies worth watching, and he's wearing tights
  • 4. Rocky
    Tied with #3 i just put them in alphabetical order
  • 3. Raging Bull
    Great movie, tied with #4
  • 2. The Godfather
    The second best movie ever made
  • 1. STAR WARS
    do i need to explain this one

By: John Valdes
  • 10. The Poseidon Adventure
  • 9. And Justice For All
    pacino is awesome
  • 8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    "you don't vote for kings."
  • 7. Apocalypse Now
    ahh..napalm in the morning
  • 6. Jaws
    I still don't go in the water.
  • 5. Young Frankenstein
    Mel Brooks at his best.
  • 4. Godfather II
    Vito in Italy.
  • 3. The Inn Laws
    Amazing that so many haven't seen it.
  • 2. Rocky
    Still flying high now
  • 1. The Godfather I
    Hands down greatest movie of all time.

By: Brian
  • 10. Smokey And The Bandit
  • 9. Close Encounters Of A Third Kind
  • 8. American Graffitti
  • 7. The Longest Yard
  • 6. Dirty Harry
  • 5. Jaws
  • 4. Rocky
  • 3. Grease
    The best musical ever.
  • 2. Superman
    Also great special effects and another great music score.
  • 1. Star Wars
    Best special effects, great music score. More heroes than any movie ever made.

By: Michael
  • 10. Family Plot
    Hitchcock's last and proof that he lost none of charm,wit,suspense or edge.
  • 9. Warriors/Wanderers/Over The Edge
    Great Juvenile Delinquent movies. All are different but left lasting impressions on me.
  • 8. Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Halloween
    These two seminal movies are among my favorites of all time. I believe they were more influential than the overated but still good "The Exorcist."
  • 7. MASH/The Long Goodbye/Nashville
    Great,irreverent look at America that never fails to provoke me.
  • 6. Enter The Dragon/Five Deadly Venoms/Master Killer
    Of all the kung fu movies I saw then and now these were the ones I always remembered the most.
  • 5. Young Frankenstein/Slap Shot/Animal House
    I never stop laughing along with these movies. I know alot of other movies from this time are funny also, but I had to pick a few,
  • 4. Godfather 1+2/The Conversation
    Its been a long road downhill for Coppola. From the dizzying creative heights he had with these movies, he had know where else to go. I still believe he has good movies in him but he seems to care more about his vineyards in California.
  • 3. Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie/aguirre, Wrath
    of God. Could not fit the whole title.I love Bunuel and cant wait to see his other seventies pics. As for Aquirre, my favorite historical epic.
  • 2. Mean Streets/Taxi Driver
    Has urban life ever been filmed so vividly? Maybe, but Scorsese brings an urgency to these pictures that is rarely acheived.
  • 1. Badlands
    I really dont know why I have it at the top. I just seem to get in a trance over this movie. It seems to say alot with out having to say much at all.
I cheated a bit by adding more than one movie per entry, but choosing only ten was hard. This list is subject to change because I have yet to see eveything I want to see in the 70s. Also there are movies like Last Tango in Paris, Star Wars, Chinatown, Network, Mcabe and Mrs. Miller, Caddyshack,Shaft, Rock n Roll High School, The Spy Who Loved Me, Jaws, Alien, Frenzy, Days of Heaven, Blazing Saddles, American Graffiti, Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Apocalypse Now, The Return of the Pink Panther and so many more that I admire that I cant think of some right now.Anyway I hope whoever reads this list can have the same good time watching these movies as I have.

Previous List or Next List

We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s

Would You Like To Add Something We Missed?

Please use the submission page to submit information to be used on this page.