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The Best Disco Movies Of The 1970s

Updated June 17, 2021 1.8k votes 384 voters 19.1k views25 items

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Disco was everywhere in the 1970s. Pulsating out of speakers in clubs across the United States, disco music represented a backlash against rock n' roll, and the hippie counterculture of the 1960s. On this list of the greatest ‘70s disco movies, you will find plenty of great films, with soundtracks you won’t be able to get out of your head.

One of the most well-known films of the era and one of the best ‘70s disco movies is Saturday Night Fever. In a career-defining role, John Travolta sweats it out as a Brooklyn boy overcoming his dreary life by giving his all on the dance floor. The movie’s soundtrack is one of the best-selling soundtracks ever, featuring songs by the Bee Gees. Abba, another disco era supergroup, made headlines with Abba: The Movie - a film about the group’s legendary 1970s Australian tour.

On this 1970s disco film list, you’ll even find basketball legends Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabar, who had pivotal roles in the disco farce The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Other top '70s disco movies include the disco sexploitation film, The Stud, and the side-splitting, toe-tapping comedy, The Car Wash, which featured cameos by George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Vote up the best '70s disco films, and let us know what you think in the comment section.   

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