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
    95
  3. 3
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    1974 More
    91
  4. 4
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    1979 More
    90
  5. 5
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    1976 More
    87
  6. 6
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    1971 More
    85
  7. 7
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    1978 More
    84
  8. 8
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    1975 More
    82
  9. 9
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    1977 More
    78
  10. 10
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    1974 More
    77
  11. 11
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    1975 More
    76
  12. 12
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    1975 More
    74
  13. 13
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    1973 More
    74
  14. 14
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    1973 More
    74
  15. 15
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    1979 More
    74
  16. 16
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    1976 More
    74
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    73
  18. 18
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    1973 More
    71
  19. 19
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    1976 More
    70
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    1978 More
    69
  21. 21
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    1974 More
    69
  22. 22
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    1971 More
    66
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    1977 More
    65
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    1974 More
    64
  25. 25
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    1972 More
    63
  26. 26
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    1979 More
    62
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    Dirty Harry

    1971 More
    61
    added by: RodneyBlair
  28. 28
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    1978 More
    60
  29. 29
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    60
  30. 30
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    1976 More
    59
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    Stalker

    1979 More
    59
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    1978 More
    59
  33. 33
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    Halloween

    1978 More
    58
  34. 34
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    1977 More
    57
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    Patton

    1970 More
    57
  36. 36
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    56
  37. 37
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    56
  38. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Solaris

    1972 More
    56
  39. 39
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    Blazing Saddles

    1974 More
    55
  40. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Last Tango in Paris

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    55
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    MASH

    1970 More
    53
  42. 42
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    1971 More
    53
  43. 43
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    1973 More
    51
  44. 44
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    1975 More
    50
  45. 45
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    50
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    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Life of Brian

    1979 More
    50
  48. 48
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    1973 More
    50
  49. 49
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    1979 More
    50
    added by: RodneyBlair
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    1973 More
    49
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