Top Ten Movies of the Seventies

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By: Bruce Nicholls
  • 10. Gone In Sixty Seconds
    Can only remember the 45 minute car chase
  • 9. Dule
    One of Speilbergs first films,funny how many are in my top ten
  • 8. Omega Man
    could have happend
  • 7. Alien
    Saw only stills of this film when it came out and did not sleep again for a year
  • 6. Life Of Brian
    Another pythonesk veiw on life
  • 5. The Holy Grale
    Monty python veiw of life
  • 4. American Grafitti
    Ace feel good film a Lucas classic that started that 50,s 70,s thing
  • 3. Jaws
    I loved the sea now i hate it
  • 2. Close Encounters Of The 3'rd Kind
    To good for words
  • 1. Starwars
    What can one say about this movie, only the best

By: Gerry Ray
  • 10. American Graffiti
  • 9. The Deer Hunter
  • 8. Live and Let Die
  • 7. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 6. Superman
  • 5. The Omen
  • 4. Saturday Night Fever
  • 3. Jaws
  • 2. Exorcist
  • 1. Star Wars

By: Alison
  • 10. Rock And Roll Suicide
  • 9. One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest
  • 8. The Man Who Fell To Earth
  • 7. Barbarella
    I'm not sure if it was made in '69 or '70 so Iput it later on the list even though it is one of my favorites
  • 6. Godfather
  • 5. Taxi Driver
  • 4. Exorcist
  • 3. Rockey Horror Picture Show
  • 2. Clockwork Orange
  • 1. Harold And Maud

By: Jamie
  • 10. Godfather Part II
    Not as good as the original but pretty damn good!
  • 9. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Great movie. Awesome performances and just really funny.
  • 8. Grease
    I hate to admit it but I do really enjoy this film. Even though it is a little over played.
  • 7. Willy Wonka
    Still one of my favorites. Can't wait till the remake!
  • 6. M*A*S*H*
    Just hilarious. Much much better than the television show.
  • 5. The Deer Hunter
    One of the most harrowing movies ever. Christopher Walken is a strange one, but he won his well deserved Oscar. Just amazing performances by everyone in the cast and Micheal Cimino does a great job directing, too bad he couldn't make another good movie.
  • 4. Rocky Horror Picture Show
    This movie will always have fans. This is just a classic, I am sure that Susan Sarandon is really proud she was in this one, I am just joking.
  • 3. Star Wars
    What can I say? Just fantastic!
  • 2. Godfather
    By far the best movie Francis Ford-Coppola made and the best mob movie ever made. Great cast and great directing.
  • 1. Clockwork Orange
    The best Kubrick movie, even though he had a lot of really great ones. Just amazing, I adore this movie and the book. One of the best of all time.

By: Chemi Gonzalez
  • 10. Elisa, Vida Mia (Elisa, My Love)
    This little known film made by spanish director Carlos Saura (Cria!,Carmen)in 1976 is full of beautiful visual imagery,and features a screenplay with a mesmerizing dialogue a complex but carefully made structure and two masterful lead performances by Fernando Rey and Geraldine Chaplin
  • 9. The Magic Flute
    Who knew opera could be so entertaining? in fact in Ingmar Bergman?s hand this opera is pure magic, and a delight to all senses.
  • 8. Badlands
    Terrence Malick?s flim debut is one of the most visually arresting films ever made. Also is a parable about the uninspired and troubled youth of the 70's. Sissy Spacek in her first big flim role is brilliant as a naive but beautiful southern girl.
  • 7. Seven Beauties
    Lina Wertmuller?s film about a lowlife casanova in the Italy of the 1940?s that ends up in a fascist concentration camp is a total delight and one of the funniest films of all time. Giancarlo Giannini is unforgetable as Pasqualino
  • 6. Manhattan
    Woody Allen?s most visually beautiful film, a great tribute to New York City and a very funny and ironic look at New York?s intelectual circle. A great closing to the 70?s. Mariel Hemingway has not been this great since and Diane Keaton gives one of the best performances of her career.
  • 5. Chinatown
    Even if his last efforts have been erratic, Roman Polanski remains one of cinema?s most brilliant filmakers, this movie proves it. Great performances by Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway
  • 4. The Last Waltz
    Martin Scorsese filming Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, life and film doesn?t get any better than that. Probably the best concert film ever made
  • 3. A Woman Under The Influence
    John Cassavettes is for me one of the most brilliant and underestimated filmakers in the history of movies. This is his masterpiece. A haunting drama about the mental breakdown of a woman caused by her alienation from society. Gena Rowlands in what is maybe one of the best female performances ever captured on film.
  • 2. The Conversation
    Forget The Godfather films, this is the best film by Francis Ford Coppola, the best paranoia thriller ever filmed and a great performance by Gene Hackman
  • 1. Nashville
    Robert Altman?s best movie. A great cast filled the screen with fabulous performances. A dark, brilliant and funny satiric look at american society and culture that stand still today
runners-up: Interiors, Minnie and Moskowitz, Opening Night, Taxi Driver, The Godfather,That Obscure Object of Desire, Mama Turns 100, A Wedding, Thieves Like Us, One Flew Over The Cuckoo?s Nest, The Story Of Adele H, Cria!,The Phantom of Liberty, The Discreet Charm of the Burgeoisie,Two English Girls,Last Tango In Paris,A Clockwork Orange,Orchestra Rehearsal, The Passion of Anna,Annie Hall
By: Derrick Dishman
  • 10. Every Which Way But Loose
  • 9. Deliverance
  • 8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 7. Star Wars
  • 6. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • 5. Alien
  • 4. Death Wish
  • 3. Rocky
  • 2. Smokey And The Bandit
  • 1. Dirty Harry

By: BeaV
  • 10. Duel
  • 9. Magnum Force
  • 8. Shaft
  • 7. Halloween
  • 6. Jaws
  • 5. Enter The Dragon
  • 4. Dirty Harry
  • 3. Star wars
  • 2. Smokey And The Bandit
  • 1. The Warriors

By: Sandy Sardar
  • 10. Star Wars
  • 9. Superman
  • 8. Halloween
  • 7. Rocky
  • 6. Saturday Night Fever
  • 5. Jaws
  • 4. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • 3. The Exorcist
  • 2. The Godfather
  • 1. Grease

By: Jaime Gonzalez
  • 10. Dog Day Afternoon
  • 9. Star Wars
  • 8. The Deer Hunter
  • 7. Mean Streets
  • 6. Cabaret
  • 5. Annie Hall
  • 4. Godfather 2
  • 3. Jaws
  • 2. Godfather
  • 1. Taxi Driver

By: Mr.T
  • 10. Star Wars
    I know, but this is the special effects bible.
  • 9. The Shining
    It's not about murder in a hotel, it's about the murder(genocide) of the American Indian. Try and figure that out.
  • 8. The Godfather
    I got a real kick recently. I saw this classic on the AMC channel. They censored John Marley's line, "She was the best piece of ass I ever had!" But they still let him wake up with a bloody horse's head! Am I missing something?
  • 7. The Last Picture Show
    I've been to Archer City. Bogdonovich didn't quite capture its essence. The film is much too cheerful!
  • 6. The Exorcist
    Can you believe REAL PRIESTS read and approved this plot?
  • 5. A Clockwork Orange
    Critics complained Kubric's view of the future was too BLEAK. Guess what?
  • 4. Apocolypse Now
    Vietnam was a nightmare...get it!
  • 3. Jaws
    Shaw/Quint says, "We have a taxadermist in town who is going to have a heart attack when he sees what I'm bringin' 'im!" and the actor really dies of a heart attack not long after.
  • 2. Halloween
    MICHAEL! The first real and accurate sibling rivalry movie.
  • 1. Alien
    No one can hear your scream in Space. First true woman lib movie!

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