film 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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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1974
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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Murder on the Orient Express Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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Conversation Piece Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger

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The Great Gatsby Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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Harry and Tonto Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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Huckleberry Finn Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, Arthur O'Connell

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The Towering Inferno O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1974
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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Vampyres Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Herbert Achternbusch, Bruno Schleinstein, Brigitte Mira

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Swept Away Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Isa Danieli

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Emmanuelle Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green

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Daisy Miller Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan

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The Little Prince Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, Joss Ackland

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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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The Four Musketeers Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

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Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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Herbie Rides Again Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn

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The Black Windmill Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon

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And Then There Were None Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer

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Dark Star Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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The Front Page Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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Don't Touch the White Woman! Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli

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Going Places GĂ©rard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young, Warren Oates

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Thieves Like Us Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine

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The Odessa File Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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Man on a Swing Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, Lane Smith

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Phase IV Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy

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The Bears and I Michael Ansara, Chief Dan George, Robert Pine

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Shanks Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay

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The Island at the Top of the World Mako Iwamatsu, Donald Sinden, Agneta Eckemyr

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The Klansman O. J. Simpson, Richard Burton, Lee Marvin

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Three Tough Guys Isaac Hayes, Fred Williamson, Lino Ventura

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The Education of Sonny Carson Mary Alice, Paul Benjamin, Don Gordon

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The White Dawn Louis Gossett, Jr., Warren Oates

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The Sugarland Express Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, William Atherton

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The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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Airport 1975 Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair