Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: Stephanie
  • 10. Close Encounters Of The 3rd Kind
  • 9. Star Wars
  • 8. Billy Jack
  • 7. Planet Of The Apes
  • 6. Prom Night
  • 5. Carrie
  • 4. Animal House
  • 3. Halloween
  • 2. American Graffiti
  • 1. Grease
Just loved them all ,Still watch them all of the time!!!!!!!!!!!
By: phil sokulski
  • 10. Love And Death
    I like history mixed with satire and humour. I think Woody Allen does it better than Mel Brooks, and besides, who else is there?
  • 9. All The Way Boys
    I saw this in Europe in '85. Sort of similar to buddy-buddy shoot 'em up flicks of the 80's, except this was made in Italy in '73. It takes place in Columbia, two guys who are bush pilots end up in a remote mining enclave, and clash with some hoodlums who are trying to keep all the business in their own hands. It has a lot of humour, and a lot of beautiful scenery. Recommended to anyone who liked Romancing the Stone.
  • 8. West World
    Another great sci-fi golden. Two businessmen take a holiday in a resort populated by androids that reenact historical themes.
  • 7. Logan's Run
    I Always forget there were other space movies than Star Wars. This one came out a year before, and has quite a different look, more like the worlds of Ray Bradbury's stories or Aldous Huxley's.
  • 6. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    A woman who loses her husband takes her son on a trip towards her home town, and ends up taking a waitressing job along the way.
  • 5. S.O.B.
    This is the movie where Julie Andrews' character agrees to vanquish her clean family image by doing an x-rated flick to keep her director husband from going bankrupt.
  • 4. Thief
    I can hardly believe this was made in 1980, it looks so modern, so timeless. Same goes for Times Square.
  • 3. Gloria
    John Cassevetes is to grit and realism as Woody Allen is to intellectualism and humour.
  • 2. Annie Hall
    This is the film that beat Star Wars for an oscar. I have never seen a movie quite like this one, and yet it seems natural.
  • 1. Times Square
    Hard to believe, but this movie actually makes New York's populace seem tighter (closer) than a small town, in a believable, gripping way. One of a kind.

By: Hanna
  • 10. Three Days Of The Condor
    Robert Redford could be Brad Pitts father!
  • 9. Papillon
    Oh my God - This is exellent!! Love Steve and Dustin!
  • 8. Serpico
    Al Pacino looks handsome for a change! And he has some pretty cool clothes going on..!
  • 7. The Marathon Man
    I love Dustin Hoffman, what can I say? Brilliant!
  • 6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    This is simply horrific, I can't watch this without getting chills..grr..
  • 5. Papillon
    Oh my good - This is exellent!!
  • 4. Klute
    One word: Jane Fonda!!!
  • 3. There's A Girl In My Soup
    I laugh my ass of when Peter Sellers Says "My God, but you're lovely!" And once again, I love his appartment - what an awsome bed!
  • 2. Kramer vs Kramer
    This one make me feel so good, I don't quite know why, bu I am a BIG FAN OF THE SEVENTIES, and I love everything from location to clothes!
  • 1. Foul Play
    I love this movie, and I have always loved Goldie! I find this both funny and thrilling!! All time favorite!! -And I also dig San Fransisco!!

By: Mike
  • 10. All The President's Men
  • 9. The Sting
  • 8. Star Wars
  • 7. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 6. The Deer Hunter
  • 5. A Clockwork Orange
  • 4. Chinatown
  • 3. Apocalypse Now
  • 2. Taxi Driver
  • 1. The Godfather

By: Sanjar Khamrakulov
  • 10. Rocky
    Underdog story at its best
  • 9. Jaws
  • 8. Chinatown
    A true film noir
  • 7. Kramer vs. Kramer
  • 6. Deer Hunter
  • 5. One Flew Over The Coo Coo's Nest
  • 4. Taxi Driver
    Incredible. A true hero story, no matter how psychotic he is. Extremely clever psychoanalysis of a human mind.
  • 3. Apocalypse Now
    The best Vietnam movie ever. In order to really like it u have to watch it many times. Way out of its time, maybe thats why many people misjudged it.
  • 2. The Godfather
  • 1. Godfather pt. 2
    A True Sequel, and thats hard to do since the first is considered to be in the top 3 best American movies ever.
There is no way you could put Star wars before Godfather 1 and 2, Apocalypse Now, and taxi driver because thats real cinema. Not just the movie for young teens who love the special effects.
By: tyler
  • 10. Taxi Driver, 1976
    Deniros best performance besides raging bull
  • 9. American Graffiti, 1972?
    If only lucas wouldve made six of these
  • 8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, 1975
    Nicholson, a sane man who slowly goes crazy after going into an insane asylum to get himself out of prison
  • 7. The Sting, 1974?
    Great twists and turns of this movie with redford and newman are great, for some reason the women they like are dueces
  • 6. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, 1977?
    Here Come Speilberg and Dreyfuss again in this psychological, out of this world fascinating movie
  • 5. Jaws, 1975
    one of speilbergs earliest and finest
  • 4. Mean Streets, 1973
    An early scorsese film with a young deniro playing a punk, shows the potential of scorsese with it's cinematography, plot and soundtrack
  • 3. The Deer Hunter, 1978
    Long Movie but it does not ever bore, russian roulette scenes will turn your knuckles white
  • 2. The Godfather, Part II, 1974
    close second to it's big brother, the flashbacks with deniro are the best part
  • 1. The Godfather, 1972
    The dialouge, the plot, the actors and their characters, and francis ford coppola
definitley the best decade for movies ever
By: Rodney
  • 10. The Godfather 1972
  • 9. Rocky
  • 8. Dawn Of The Dead 1978
  • 7. Apocalypes Now 1979
  • 6. Taxi Driver 1976
  • 5. The Long Good Friday
  • 4. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest 1975
  • 3. Dirty Harry 1971
  • 2. The Deer Hunter
  • 1. Get Carter 1971

By: AbsurdRandomness
  • 10. The Exorcist
    Truly frightening film.
  • 9. An Unmarried Woman
    My mom's favorite film, she introduced me to this classic and I can't imagine never watching it.
  • 8. Kramer vs. Kramer
    A moving picture about two parents fighting for custody of their child.
  • 7. Silent Movie
    A hilarious Mel Brooks' comedy!
  • 6. Carrie
    To this day remains my personal favorite horror film.
  • 5. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    Phenomenal science fiction film.
  • 4. A Clockwork Orange
    I can see a large majority of people disagreeing with me on this one, but this is one of my favorite films ever made.
  • 3. Jaws
    Scary, exciting, and not to mention timeless!
  • 2. Nashville
    I haven't seen this movie in years, but I remember that it was an amazing film after all these years.
  • 1. The Godfather
    The best storytelling I've ever seen.

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