The Best Movies of 1971 Films

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Duel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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    And Now for Something Complete... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Diamonds Are Forever is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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    Bananas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Bananas Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    The Andromeda Strain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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    Escape from the Planet of the ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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    The Barefoot Executive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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    The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    The Omega Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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    The Hospital is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    The Hospital Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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    THX 1138 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    THX 1138 Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

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    Play Misty for Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Straw Dogs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Straw Dogs Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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    Dracula vs. Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

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    The Abominable Dr. Phibes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Vincent Price, Caroline Munro, Joanna Lumley

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    Pretty Maids All in a Row is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

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    Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Support Your Local Gunfighter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Black Beauty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Maria Rohm, Patrick Mower, Walter Slezake

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    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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    Vanishing Point is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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    Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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    Scandalous John is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Brian Keith, Harry Morgan, Michele Carey

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    Unman, Wittering and Zigo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Unman, Wittering and Zigo Carolyn Seymour, Tony Haygarth, Douglas Wilmer

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    T.R. Baskin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    James Caan, Candice Bergen, Peter Boyle

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    Joe Hill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Joel Miller

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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Joan Hickson, Ronald Lewis, Toby Robins

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    The Deserter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    John Huston, Ricardo Montalbán, Chuck Connors

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    Such Good Friends is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Burgess Meredith, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O'Neill

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    Plaza Suite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton

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    A Gunfight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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    Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas, Jane Alexander

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    Shaft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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    Hannie Caulder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine

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    Klute is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Klute Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Walkabout Jenny Agutter, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

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    The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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    Two-Lane Blacktop is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Summer of '42 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Something Big is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Dean Martin, Honor Blackman, Brian Keith

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    Big Jake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Murders in the Rue Morgue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann

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    Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

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

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    Daughters of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1971

    John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Fons Rademakers

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