Best Movies of 1971 Films
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Best Movies of 1971

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 items, 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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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

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    Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jill St. John

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    Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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    Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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    Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    Diana Rigg, Christopher Guest, George C. Scott

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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    Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

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    Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis, J. Carrol Naish

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    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

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    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    James Garner, Joan Blondell, Chuck Connors

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    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Cyril Cusack

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    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

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    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine

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    Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

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    Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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    Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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    Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

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    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates

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    Vincent Price, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Munro

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    Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Alan Myerson

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch

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    Angela Lansbury, Bruce Forsyth, Roddy McDowall

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    Dean Martin, Honor Blackman, Brian Keith

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    Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan

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    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims

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    Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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    John Karlen, Fons Rademakers, Delphine Seyrig

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    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Bobby Vinton

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    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Ian Wolfe

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    Dirk Bogarde, Marisa Berenson, Silvana Mangano

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    Jackie Cooper, Robert Ryan, Dyan Cannon

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    George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Rue McClanahan

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    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Garrett Morris

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    Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, Aruna Irani

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    Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Adolfo Celi

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