film The Best Movies of 1971  

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List of the best movies of 1971, with movie trailers when available. Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis made his big screen debut in Sunday Bloody Sunday in 1971. These top movies of 1971 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 1971. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1971 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1971 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This list is made up of a variety of movies, including A Clockwork Orange and The French Connection.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1971?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1971?"

1971 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1971. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1971 aren't just one persons opinion.
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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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The Last Picture Show Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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Play Misty for Me Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall

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Duel Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Lou Frizzell

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And Now for Something Completely Different John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Diamonds Are Forever Sean Connery, Sammy Davis, Jr.

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The Andromeda Strain Paula Kelly, David Wayne, Arthur Hill

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Get Carter Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry

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Fiddler on the Roof Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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Shaft Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Lawrence Pressman

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Straw Dogs Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

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Bananas Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Danny DeVito

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The Omega Man Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Eric Laneuville

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The Barefoot Executive Kurt Russell, John Ritter, Harry Morgan

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Klute Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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Vanishing Point Charlotte Rampling, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

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Billy Jack Tom Laughlin, Howard Hesseman, Johnny Otis

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Ricardo Montalbán, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes Vincent Price, Caroline Munro, Joanna Lumley

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Pretty Maids All in a Row Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas

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Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

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Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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Death in Venice Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson

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Mary, Queen of Scots Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Ian Holm

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Dimos Dicoudis added Black Beauty Maria Rohm, Patrick Mower, Walter Slezake

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

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The Hospital Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

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THX 1138 Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

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Macbeth Francesca Annis, Keith Chegwin, Jon Finch

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The Anderson Tapes Sean Connery, Christopher Walken, Dyan Cannon

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail Vincent Price, Danny Kaye, Casey Kasem

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10 Rillington Place John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Robert Hardy

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Dracula vs. Frankenstein Lon Chaney, Jr., Jim Davis

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Summer of '42 Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

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Big Jake John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Harry Carey

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Lawman Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

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Twitch of the Death Nerve Claudine Auger, Isa Miranda, Laura Betti

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Percy Britt Ekland, Elke Sommer, Denholm Elliott

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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Two-Lane Blacktop James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton

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The Big Boss Bruce Lee, Lam Ching-ying, Nora Miao

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The Trojan Women Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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Let's Scare Jessica to Death Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson

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The Touch Max von Sydow, Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson