70s movies The Best '70s Movies

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List Rules Vote up the best movies released between 1/1/70 and 12/31/79

This list of the best movies of the '70s includes all of the top films from the 1970s, including some of the best movies ever featuring some of the greatest actors and actresses of all time. The greatest action films from the '70s, the best dramas of the decade, and the funniest movies from the '70s are all on this list of the top movies of the 1970s.

The 1970s were a great era for filmmaking, with a dark and dirty New York City for storytellers to play in. Practical special effects were reaching their peak, and artistic styles were unrestrained. Remember, this is the decade that brought us Rocky, Jaws, and even Star Wars. The death throes of the Hays Code were finally over and Hollywood was free to enter a new Golden Age, as you'll see when perusing this list of the best '70s films.

What is the greatest movie of the 1970s? Vote and find out! If your favorite '70s film isn't on the list, please feel free to add it to the list of the best '70s films yourself. If you disagree with what others are voting up as the best movie of the decade, vote for your favorite films from the 1970s and vote down the most overrated films from the '70s.

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando Robert Duvall

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Movies
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito Christopher Lloyd

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Robert Duvall

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford Robert Duvall

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster Martin Scorsese

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro Christopher Walken

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss Roy Scheider

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Movies
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke Steven Berkoff

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Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway Roman Polanski

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford Robert Shaw

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn Linda Blair

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt Ian Holm

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Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane Charles Durning

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Movies
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard Suzanne Somers

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Eric Idle

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier Burgess Meredith

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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Movies
All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman Robert Redford

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall Scatman Crothers

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Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel Andrew Robinson

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Serpico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch Abraham Murphy

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The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider Fernando Rey

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The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Gene Hackman

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Midnight Express is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid Brad Davis

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks Gene Wilder

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Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr Carl Weathers

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Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight Ned Beatty

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Anne Bancroft

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards Donald Pleasence

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John Stockard Channing

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Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway Max von Sydow

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden Paul Frees

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Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne Steve Bisley

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver Christopher Walken

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Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese Terry Gilliam

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek Piper Laurie

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National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '70s Movies
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi Donald Sutherland

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The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Warriors Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend James Remar

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Network is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway William Holden

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Kramer vs. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman JoBeth Williams

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The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke John Vernon

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Stalker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Stalker Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn Alisa Freindlich

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Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan Sammo Hung

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman Christopher Reeve

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MASH is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '70s Movies
MASH Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland Elliott Gould

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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen Diane Keaton

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Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith Roberto DurĂ¡n

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry Meat Loaf

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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud Catherine Breillat