The Best 70s Movies Films
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The Best 70s Movies

List Criteria: 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 people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1975 More
    94
  3. 3
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    1974 More
    92
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    1979 More
    91
  5. 5
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    1976 More
    88
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    1978 More
    85
  7. 7
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    1971 More
    85
  8. 8
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    1975 More
    83
  9. 9
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    1977 More
    80
  10. 10
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    1974 More
    78
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    76
  12. 12
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    1973 More
    76
  13. 13
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    75
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    75
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    74
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    74
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    73
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    71
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    1978 More
    70
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    70
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    70
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  23. 23
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  24. 24
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    65
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    65
  26. 26
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    1972 More
    63
  27. 27
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    1979 More
    63
  28. 28
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    Patton

    1970 More
    62
  29. 29
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    1975 More
    62
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    61
  31. 31
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    1976 More
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    Stalker

    1979 More
    61
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    1978 More
    60
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974 More
    60
  35. 35
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    1977 More
    59
  36. 36
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    59
  37. 37
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    58
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    Last Tango in Paris

    1972 More
    58
  39. 39
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    1979 More
    58
  40. 40
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    57
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    MASH

    1970 More
    56
  43. 43
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    1979 More
    55
  44. 44
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    55
  45. 45
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  46. 46
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    1975 More
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    53
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    53
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