The Best Movies of 1971 Films

The Best Movies of 1971

957 votes 41 voters 100 items tags f p @

List of the best movies of 1971, with movie trailers when available. Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis made his big screen debut in Sunday Bloody Sunday in 1971. These top movies of 1971 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1971. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1971 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1971 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including A Clockwork Orange and The French Connection.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1971?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1971?"

1971 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1971. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1971 aren't just one persons opinion.


List Photo: user uploaded image
  • 1 ReRank
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 18
    - 5
    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

    ;
  2. 2
    + 19
    - 6
    A Clockwork Orange

    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

    ;
  3. 3
    + 16
    - 6
    Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

    ;
  4. 4
    + 12
    - 4
    Duel

    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

    ;
  5. 5
    + 10
    - 3
    Bananas

    Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

    ;
  6. 6
    + 11
    - 4
    And Now for Something Completely Different

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

    ;
  7. 7
    + 12
    - 5
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

    ;
  8. 8
    + 13
    - 6
    Diamonds Are Forever

    Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

    ;
  9. 9
    + 12
    - 6
    Get Carter

    Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

    ;
  10. 10
    + 12
    - 6
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

    ;
  11. 11
    + 11
    - 6
    The Andromeda Strain

    Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

    ;
  12. 12
    + 10
    - 5
    The Barefoot Executive

    Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

    ;
  13. 13
    + 11
    - 7
    The Omega Man

    Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

    ;
  14. 14
    + 10
    - 6
    The Hospital

    Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

    ;
  15. 15
    + 9
    - 5
    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

    ;
  16. 16
    + 8
    - 4
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

    ;
  17. 17
    + 11
    - 8
    Play Misty for Me

    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

    ;
  18. 18
    + 10
    - 7
    Straw Dogs

    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

    ;
  19. 19
    + 9
    - 6
    Pretty Maids All in a Row

    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

    ;
  20. 20
    + 9
    - 6
    Dracula vs. Frankenstein

    Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

    ;
  21. 21
    + 9
    - 6
    Escape from the Planet of the Apes

    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

    ;
  22. 22
    + 6
    - 3
    THX 1138

    Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

    ;
  23. 23
    + 8
    - 6
    The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    Vincent Price, Caroline Munro, Joanna Lumley

    ;
  24. 24
    + 7
    - 5
    Brian's Song

    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

    ;
  25. 25
    + 8
    - 7
    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

    ;
  26. 26
    + 7
    - 6
    Vanishing Point

    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

    ;
  27. 27
    + 7
    - 6
    Klute

    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

    ;
  28. 28
    + 5
    - 4
    Support Your Local Gunfighter

    James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

    ;
  29. 29
    + 7
    - 7
    Hannie Caulder

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine

    ;
  30. 30
    + 6
    - 6
    Shaft

    Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

    ;
  31. 31
    + 6
    - 6
    Walkabout

    Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

    ;
  32. 32
    + 6
    - 6
    The Beguiled

    Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

    ;
  33. 33
    + 5
    - 5
    Two-Lane Blacktop

    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

    ;
  34. 34
    + 5
    - 5
    Summer of '42

    Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

    ;
  35. 35
    + 5
    - 6
    Something Big

    Dean Martin, Honor Blackman, Brian Keith

    ;
  36. 36
    + 5
    - 6
    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch

    ;
  37. 37
    + 5
    - 6
    Billy Jack

    Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis

    ;
  38. 38
    + 5
    - 6
    Big Jake

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

    ;
  39. 39
    + 4
    - 5
    Daughters of Darkness

    John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Fons Rademakers

    ;
  40. 40
    + 4
    - 5
    Carry On at Your Convenience

    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

    ;
  41. 41
    + 4
    - 5
    Carry On Henry

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Sid James

    ;
  42. 42
    + 4
    - 5
    Lawman

    Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

    ;
  43. 43
    + 3
    - 4
    Macbeth

    Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

    ;
  44. 44
    + 3
    - 4
    The Love Machine

    Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper

    ;
  45. 45
    + 3
    - 4
    Here Comes Peter Cottontail

    Vincent Price, Danny Kaye, Casey Kasem

    ;
  46. 46
    + 3
    - 4
    Death in Venice

    Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson

    ;
  47. 47
    + 4
    - 6
    Carnal Knowledge

    Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

    ;
  48. 48
    + 3
    - 5
    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann

    ;
  49. 49
    + 3
    - 5
    Fiddler on the Roof

    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

    ;
  50. 50
    + 3
    - 5
    The Anderson Tapes

    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

    ;
101 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >