The Best Movies of 1974 Films

The Best Movies of 1974

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List of the best movies of 1974, with movie trailers when available. 1974 was the year that actors Chevy Chase and Jeff Goldblum made their big screen debuts These top movies of 1974 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 1974. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1974 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1974 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Movies here include everything from The Godfather Part II to Blazing Saddles.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1974?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1974?"

1974 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1974. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1974 aren't just one persons opinion.
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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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    Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    The Towering Inferno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymor... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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    Conversation Piece is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Sugarland Express is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, William Atherton

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    Vampyres is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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    Harry and Tonto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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    Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, Arthur O'Connell

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    Emmanuelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green

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    The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, Joss Ackland

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    The Bears and I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Michael Ansara, Chief Dan George, Robert Pine

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    The Klansman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    O. J. Simpson, Richard Burton, Lee Marvin

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    Daisy Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan

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    Phase IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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    Shanks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay

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    The White Dawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Louis Gossett, Jr., Warren Oates

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    Man on a Swing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, Lane Smith

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    The Education of Sonny Carson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Mary Alice, Paul Benjamin, Don Gordon

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    The Island at the Top of the W... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Mako Iwamatsu, Donald Sinden, Agneta Eckemyr

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    Three Tough Guys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

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    Three Tough Guys Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson, Lino Ventura

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Death Wish is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw

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    Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    The Man with the Golden Gun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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    California Split is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, George Segal

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    Dark Star is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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    The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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    Lenny is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Gary Morton

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    Herbie Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn

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    The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Herbert Achternbusch, Bruno Schleinstein, Brigitte Mira

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    Swept Away is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Isa Danieli

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    The Front Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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    The Odessa File is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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    Airport 1975 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair

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    The Four Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

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    Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Omar Sharif, Richard Harris, Ian Holm

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    Blood for Dracula is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Roman Polanski, Vittorio De Sica, Udo Kier

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    And Then There Were None is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer

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    The Black Windmill is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1974

    Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon

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