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

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Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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

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Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

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

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THX 1138 Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

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Bananas Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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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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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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

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The Barefoot Executive Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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Straw Dogs Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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

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The Hospital Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

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

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Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hannie Caulder Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine

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The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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Billy Jack Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis

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

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Two-Lane Blacktop James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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Daughters of Darkness John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Fons Rademakers

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Lawman Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

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

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Carry On Henry Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Sid James

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail Vincent Price, Danny Kaye, Casey Kasem

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Black Beauty Maria Rohm, Patrick Mower, Walter Slezake

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

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Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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Death in Venice Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson

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Nicholas and Alexandra Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox, Ian Holm

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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