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 Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Carol Kane

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Gene Hackman, Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RodneyBlair Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    ranked high on reranks & added by RodneyBlair Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Alisa Freindlich

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    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marlon Brando, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Laura Betti

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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    Donatas Banionis, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Natalya Bondarchuk

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    ranked low on reranks George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Craig T. Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor

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    ranked low on reranks Mercedes Ruehl, James Remar, Robert Townsend

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks George Harrison, John Cleese, Eric Idle

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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    ranked low on reranks Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Susan Sarandon, Meat Loaf, Tim Curry

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers

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    ranked low on reranks & added by RodneyBlair Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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