film The Best Movies of 1971  

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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.

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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The Last Picture Show Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

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Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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And Now for Something Completely Different John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Play Misty for Me Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

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The Andromeda Strain Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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The Barefoot Executive Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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Bananas Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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Straw Dogs Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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THX 1138 Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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Dracula vs. Frankenstein Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes Vincent Price, Caroline Munro, Joanna Lumley

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Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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Vanishing Point Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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Klute Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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Fiddler on the Roof Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

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Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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The Hospital Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

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Pretty Maids All in a Row Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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Billy Jack Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis

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Summer of '42 Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

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Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

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Death in Venice Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson

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Lawman Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

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Carry On Henry Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Sid James

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The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

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Daughters of Darkness John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Fons Rademakers

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Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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What's the Matter with Helen? Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Yvette Vickers

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Mary, Queen of Scots Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Ian Holm

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The Anderson Tapes Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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Nicholas and Alexandra Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox, Ian Holm

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Such Good Friends Burgess Meredith, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O'Neill

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The Deserter John Huston, Ricardo Montalbán, Chuck Connors

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A Gunfight Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas, Jane Alexander

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Sunday Bloody Sunday Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch

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Carry On at Your Convenience Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

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Twitch of the Death Nerve Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti