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The Greatest 1970s Movies

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This is a list of the best movies of the 70's. We've included all of the top films from the 1970's, but if your favorite 70s film isn't on the list, please feel free to add it to the list of the best 70s films yourself. The 1970's were a great era for filmmaking, with a dark and dirty New York City for storytellers to play in. Practical special effects were reaching their peak, and artistic styles were unrestrained. Remember, this is the decade that brought us Rocky, Jaws, and even Star Wars. The death throes of the Hays Code were finally over and Hollywood was free to enter a new Golden Age, as you'll see when perusing this list of the best Seventies films.
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    #1 on the original list & added by Lons
    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #6 on the original list
    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Released: 1975

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    #2 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    #5 on the original list & added by Mark
    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #3 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #4 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #8 on the original list
    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff Released: 1971

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #9 on the original list
    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Released: 1977

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    Chinatown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #10 on the original list & added by Lons
    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #27 on the original list
    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers Released: 1977

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    #12 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #14 on the original list
    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair Released: 1973

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    Patton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #33 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #15 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #26 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #7 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    #17 on the original list
    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith Released: 1976

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    Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #28 on the original list & added by WarrenMitchell
    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #16 on the original list
    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Released: 1975

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    Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #19 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Serpico is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #21 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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    Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #44 on the original list & added by WarrenMitchell
    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

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    The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #22 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #25 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #31 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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    #39 on the original list
    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Released: 1976

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    #30 on the original list
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence Released: 1978

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    Monty Python's Life of Brian is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #61 on the original list & added by BradleyWheat
    Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle

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    The Sting is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #11 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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    The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #60 on the original list & added by WarrenMitchell
    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

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    The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #23 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Papillon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #54 on the original list & added by mrblond
    Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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    National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #40 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #29 on the original list
    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Released: 1978

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    The Towering Inferno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #57 on the original list & added by WarrenMitchell
    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #63 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

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    Dog Day Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #13 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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    Kramer vs. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #37 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #36 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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    #71 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Warriors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #35 on the original list
    Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Townsend, James Remar Released: 1979

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    Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #51 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Meryl Streep, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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    The Many Adventures of Winnie ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #88 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

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    Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #45 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #49 on the original list
    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf Released: 1975

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    Network is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #41 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

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    MASH is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #47 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #78 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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    Shaft is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest 1970s Movies

    #211 on the original list & added by but chickens double d
    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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    #18 on the original list & added by KirkSaw
    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

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