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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    Robert Duvall, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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    Robert Duvall, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Debbi Morgan

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    John Searle, Steven Spielberg, Carl Gottlieb

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    John Savident, Patrick Magee, Margaret Tyzack

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    Christopher Walken, John Savage, Robert De Niro

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    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Beulah Quo

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    John Hurt, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt

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    Sally Kirkland, Eileen Brennan, Harold Gould

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    Neil Innes, Sandy Johnson, John Cleese

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    Carol Kane, Kenneth McMillan, Dick Anthony Williams

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    Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge

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    Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Kay Lenz

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    Abraham Murphy, Jack Warden, Meredith Baxter

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David

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    Clint Eastwood, Kristoffer Tabori, Joe Finnegan

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    Abraham Murphy, Kenneth McMillan, M. Emmet Walsh

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    Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall, Jack Nicholson

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    Robert Duvall, Billy Dee Williams, Gene Hackman

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    John Hurt, Brad Davis, Mike Kellin

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    James Dickey, Charley Boorman, Ronny Cox

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    Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

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    Gene Hackman, André Ernotte, Burt Richards

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    Hal Barwood, Roberts Blossom, Matthew Robbins

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    Richard Farnsworth, Anne Bancroft, Sally Kirkland

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    Sid Caesar, Jeff Conaway, Dinah Manoff

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    Sandy Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles

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    Helen Stenborg, Addison Powell, Faye Dunaway

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Frank Delfino

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    Justin Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Ingeborg Sørensen

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    David Healy, Lowell Thomas, Peter Barkworth

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    Neil Innes, Chris Langham, John Cleese

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    Tom Hulce, John Belushi, Peter Riegert

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Taurean Blacque

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    Alisa Freindlich, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy

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    Robert Duvall, Peter Finch, Ken Kercheval

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    Christopher Walken, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum

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    John Forsythe, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Warden

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    Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Terence Stamp

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    Robert Duvall, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Skerritt

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    Lynne Thigpen, Brian Tyler, David Patrick Kelly

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    Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry

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    Betty Buckley, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving

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    Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky

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    Massimo Girotti, Maria Schneider, Catherine Breillat

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    Chief Dan George, Clint Eastwood, Sam Bottoms

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