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

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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    The Conversation

    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Chinatown

    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    The Longest Yard

    Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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    The Sugarland Express

    Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, William Atherton

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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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    The Great Gatsby

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Huckleberry Finn

    Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, Arthur O'Connell

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    California Split

    Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, George Segal

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    The Towering Inferno

    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    Death Wish

    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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    Harry and Tonto

    Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    The Parallax View

    Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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    Lenny

    Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Gary Morton

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    The Man with the Golden Gun

    Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw

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    The Front Page

    Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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    Herbie Rides Again

    Helen Hayes, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn

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    Dark Star

    Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

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    The Odessa File

    Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

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    The Four Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

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    Airport 1975

    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair

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    Earthquake

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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    Juggernaut

    Omar Sharif, Richard Harris, Ian Holm

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    Conversation Piece

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger

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    Blood for Dracula

    Roman Polanski, Vittorio De Sica, Udo Kier

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    And Then There Were None

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer

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    The Black Windmill

    Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon

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    Aap Ki Kasam

    Rajesh Khanna, nm2147526, Sanjeev Kumar

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    Zardoz

    Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, John Boorman

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    Black Christmas

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    Carry On Dick

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Sid James

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    Female Trouble

    Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey

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    The Spikes Gang

    Ron Howard, Lee Marvin, Noah Beery

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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young, Warren Oates

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    Ishq Ishq Ishq

    Shabana Azmi, Dev Anand, Iftekhar

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    Roti Kapda Aur Makaan

    Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Madan Puri

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    Going Places

    Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau

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    The Execution of Private Slovik

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Busey

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    Thieves Like Us

    Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine

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    Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

    Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Carla Mancini

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    Don't Touch the White Woman!

    Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli

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    The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

    Werner Herzog, Walter Steiner

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