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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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385 94
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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2
303 99
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

3
295 90
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Movies
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

4
274 94
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

5
290 88
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

6
293 98
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

7
288 104
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

8
217 93
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

9
247 125
A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Movies
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

10
209 92
Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

11
193 70
The Sting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

12
207 77
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

13
222 77
Alien is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

14
187 89
Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

15
187 103
Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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219 107
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

17
175 79
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Movies
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

18
165 54
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

19
131 78
All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Movies
All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

20
189 44
Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Movies
RodneyBlair added Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

21
152 63
The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

22
134 75
Serpico is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

23
150 65
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

24
107 77
The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

25
152 71
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

26
125 77
Midnight Express is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

27
146 60
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

28
147 62
Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

29
117 64
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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30
118 92
Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

31
141 117
Grease is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

32
134 82
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

33
138 63
Patton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

34
94 64
Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Life of Brian George Harrison, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

35
83 64
Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Three Days of the Condor Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

36
110 60
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

37
98 51
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '70s Movies
RodneyBlair added Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

38
92 59
Superman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

39
83 32
The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '70s Movies
bojanthebest added The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

40
112 73
The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '70s Movies
The Warriors Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend, James Remar

41
106 79
Network is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

42
116 78
National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '70s Movies
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

43
80 92
Kramer vs. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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73 25
Escape from Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Escape from Alcatraz Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

45
72 43
Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

46
61 64
Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Manhattan Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

47
50 66
Stalker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '70s Movies
RodneyBlair added Stalker Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Alisa Freindlich

48
111 72
MASH is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '70s Movies
MASH Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

49
109 87
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

50
65 61
Mean Streets is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best '70s Movies
Mean Streets Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel