Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: Jennifer Rose
  • 10. Duel
    Ok, I saw this a year or two ago for the very first time, since my fiance said it was a really good movie and all, and one of Steven Spielberg's first movies, so I sit there, and I got soooo involved with this movie, I didn't even leave the couch once, no food or potty breaks, and talk about MAD, when this movie ended, I was livid, no ending, no who is that man in that 18 wheeler, and it ate me up alive, I just had to know who that eveil man was,and wouldn't just accept that he was some loony toon, no, and I was LIVID!!! Talk about cheated!
  • 9. The Poseidon Adventure
    I still see that man falling into those huge lights when the ship turns over, and what a cast!
  • 8. Halloween
    Another movie I still cannot watch alone, even though I know what's going to happen, but that music, and Michael always hiding behind bushes and all, creepy, and still the best horror movie of our time.
  • 7. Carrie
    Had major nightmares over this one for years, and it was just eerie, and when she is mad, and those blue eyes start looking all over the place, ok, i'm stopping.........
  • 6. Jaws
    I believe I didn't go near the water that summer, and just an awesome movie altogether. and with Robert, Richard, and Roy, you couldn't go wrong.
  • 5. Grease
    Another classic, saw it over and over, new every word to the entire soundtrack, and could recite every line backwards, and of course, it had John Travolta!
  • 4. Saturday Night Fever
    A classic movie, disco dancing, cool clothes, and John Travolta, need I say more? And the soundtrack was awesome too!
  • 3. Star Wars
    Stood in line for almost 3 hours to see this movie, and I remember sitting in awe for the entire movie, and wishing to be Princess Leia.
  • 2. Bugsy Malone
    Ok, so I like Jodie Foster and of course Scott Baio, who was all over my walls, corny film, but I liked it, a preteen Godfather film.
  • 1. Freaky Friday
    I must have seen this a million times at the movie theatre, it was Disney, Jodie Foster, and just a really cute movie which was just too funny.

By: Craig Gustafson
  • 10. Being There (1979)
  • 9. The Sting (1973)
  • 8. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • 7. Animal House (1978)
  • 6. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
  • 5. Cinderella (1977)
    The X-rated (now R) musical version.
  • 4. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • 3. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (1979)
  • 2. The In-Laws (1979)
  • 1. M*A*S*H (1970)

By: Francisco
  • 10. The Godfather
  • 9. Superman
  • 8. The Clockwork Orange
  • 7. Star Wars
  • 6. The Lord Of The Rings
  • 5. Saturday Night Fever
  • 4. Alien
  • 3. Halloween
  • 2. The Exorcist
  • 1. Grease

By: Steve
  • 10. Last Tango In Paris (1973)
    Brando's triumphant performance anchors this Bertoluci film about a man reaching a mid-life crisis.
  • 9. Days Of Heaven (1978)
    The shamefully overlooked masterpiece from director Terrence Malick. Among the most beautifully shot films of all time.
  • 8. All The President's Men (1976)
    Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford at their best in this drama about uncovering the truth behind Watergate.
  • 7. Chinatown (1974)
    Jack Nicholson shines in John Huston's superb crime noir centering in Hollywood.
  • 6. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Another view of the war in Vietnam, featuring another great DeNiro performance.
  • 5. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    The disturbing and engrossing tale of twisted minds deep in the Vietnamese jungle.
  • 4. Taxi Driver (1976)
    Martin Scorcese's brilliant study of urban and cerebral decay, with DeNiro and Foster.
  • 3. Nashville (1975)
    Robert Altman's ground breaking and highly influential look at the lives of 24 people intertwined in the Music City Capital.
  • 2. The Last Picture Show (1971)
    Peter Bogdanovich's greatest triumph with the excellent Timothy Bottoms shining.
  • 1. The Godfather (1972)
    The Greatest of all films! Brando, Pacino, Coppola - need I say more?
Runners Up: The Godfather Part II, The Paper Chase, Annie Hall, M*A*S*H, Mean Streets, A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Star Wars, Dog Day Afternoon.
By: Rob Marriott
  • 10. Coffy
  • 9. Vanishing Point
  • 8. Shaft
    A blaxploitation classic
  • 7. Halloween
  • 6. Taxi Driver
  • 5. Two Lane Blacktop
  • 4. The French Connection
  • 3. The Getaway
  • 2. Enter The Dragon
  • 1. Alien
    The best sci-fi movie *EVER*! Along with Aliens

By: Brian
  • 10. The Conversation
    A great character study. One of Hackman's best movies ever.
  • 9. The French Connection
    Great chase scenes and great ending.
  • 8. A Clockwork Orange
    One of Kubrick's best.
  • 7. Star Wars
  • 6. Mean Streets
    DeNiro, Keitel, and Scorsese - enough said.
  • 5. The Deer Hunter
    Makes you cry every time.
  • 4. Apocalypse Now
    Greatest War Movie ever.
  • 3. The Godfather Part II
    Best sequel ever.
  • 2. Taxi Driver
    What can I say - the 70s were DeNiro's decade.
  • 1. The Godfather
    The best of all time.
Most of you who submitted top ten lists for this decade should actually watch some more movies from this decade. Just because you have seen it, doesn't mean it is one of the top ten of the decade. A lot of your movie selections were absolutely terrible.
By: Kato Hetch
  • 10. Animal House;
    A cult classic, fun times at college. Non stop laughter. John belushi is missed dearly.
  • 9. Poseidon Adventure;
    Great Frills, great cast. Had me by my seat.
  • 8. Godfather;
    Best of the mob movies.
  • 7. 10;
    at that time, it seemed naughty, but nice. How times have changed. still one of my favorites.
  • 6. Omega Man;
    Charles Heston fan too! (all his movies of the 70's, tops!, soilent green, earthquake, planet of the apes, '68 have em all)
  • 5. Inlaws;
    Alan Arkin fan... "Don't Shoot me, I'm only a Dentist!"
  • 4. French Connection;
    I guess the 70's were devoted to chase scenes. Hackman is great. (another hit along with this is SEVEN UPS with Roy Sheider)
  • 3. Jaws;
    Need I comment?
  • 2. Deer Hunter;
    Definitely the top 10 of the 70's. Great Acting and serious thoughts.
  • 1. Grease;
    Best of the BEST! NEVER a Dull moment!
-YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: "no matter how much I will be yelling, don't let me out"... -EXORCIST and the OMEN; from head spinning to chopping of heads... -WESTWORLD; at that time, it was pure science fiction, and scary.. -BAD NEWS BEARS:, think it was in the 70's, a great kids film.
By: arch_8gl
  • 10. Saving Private Ryan
    not the best warfilm i have ever seen, but definitly the most memorable character, I LOVE THAT SNIPER!!!! makes me hope there is a sniper in every war movie i watch now :)
  • 9. The Princess Bride
    easily my favorite fantasy type movie (until maybe when lord of the rings comes out this summer)
  • 8. The Graduate
    this is the movie that taught me there is a reason for everything in a movie... symbolism is rampant in here and i can never look at a movie the same after this one
  • 7. U571/Hunt for Red October
    U571 is solid movie, again historically inaccurate... HFRO is just a given if anybody chooses a submarine movie...
  • 6. Ronin
    best car chase scenes ever made, hands down, nothing comes close to this level of cinematography for car chases
  • 5. Top Gun
    saw it as a kid, great action flick, seen it as an adult, still a great action flick
  • 4. Xanadu/Grease
    these movies have a strong hold on me for sentimental reasons, but i love the music and recognize they are certainly not ground breaking cinema... i also still am attracted to ONJ :)
  • 3. Back To The Future
    i have seen this movie so many times, i can repeat it verbatim... (anybody else notice the name of the mall changes from the beginning to the end?)
  • 2. Sliding Doors
    solid story line, touching ending... definitly a chick flick, but excellent none the less
  • 1. Braveheart
    historically inaccurate, but what a great movie!
This list isn't compiled in any particular order (except 1 and 2) and honorable mentions go to Silence of the Lambs, The Usual Suspects, Pulp Fiction, The Stormriders, Princess Mononoke, Ferris Beulers Day Off and The Muppet Movie
By: jessie
  • 10. Fight Club
  • 9. The Bone Collector
  • 8. You've Got Mail
  • 7. Labyrinth
  • 6. Aliens Part One
  • 5. Singing In The Rain
  • 4. Citizen X
  • 3. The Godfather Part Two
  • 2. The Godfather
  • 1. The Exorcist
By: Charlie
  • 10. Mean Streets
  • 9. Taxi Driver
  • 8. The Empire Strikes Back
  • 7. Return Of The Jedi
  • 6. Star Wars
  • 5. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
  • 4. Deer Hunter
  • 3. Apocalypse Now
  • 2. The Godfather part II
  • 1. The Godfather
    I'll make you an offer you can't refuse.

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