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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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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, John Vernon

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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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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    Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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

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    Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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    Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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

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    Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

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    Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

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    Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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    Charlton Heston, Eric Laneuville, Lincoln Kilpatrick

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    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    James Garner, Joan Blondell, Chuck Connors

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    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine

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    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Cyril Cusack

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    Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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    Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    Vincent Price, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Munro

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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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    Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Alan Myerson

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    Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

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    Dean Martin, Honor Blackman, Brian Keith

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    Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

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    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims

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    Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan

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    John Karlen, Fons Rademakers, Delphine Seyrig

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    Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Joan Sims

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    Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Ian Wolfe

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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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    Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, Aruna Irani

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    Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Garrett Morris

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    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Leonard Frey

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    Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Adolfo Celi

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    Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda

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    Dick Van Dyke, Bob Newhart, Maureen McCormick

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