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List of the best movies of 1973, with movie trailers when available. 1973 was a tough year for martial arts fans, as Bruce Lee died before Enter the Dragon was released to theaters. These top movies of 1973 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from Charlotte's Web to The Exorcist - but each film was released in 1973. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1973 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1973 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like Serpico and American Graffiti, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1973?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1973?"

1973 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1973. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1973 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

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Mean Streets Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel

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Papillon Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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The Wicker Man Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Edward Woodward

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Westworld Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten

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Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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Live and Let Die Jane Seymour, Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto

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Paper Moon Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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The Day of the Jackal Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden

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Charlotte's Web Debbie Reynolds, Danny Bonaduce, Henry Gibson

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Sleeper Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

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Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

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Soylent Green Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Dick Van Patten

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Scarecrow Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Eileen Brennan

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High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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Don't Look Now Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste

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Sisters Margot Kidder, Charles Durning, Olympia Dukakis

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The Three Musketeers Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn

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The Spirit of the Beehive Fernando Fernan Gomez, Ana Torrent, Laly Soldevila

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Enter the Dragon Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung

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Dimos Dicoudis added Jonathan Livingston Seagull Hal Holbrook, Richard Crenna, Dorothy McGuire

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Coffy Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Gail Davis

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Dimos Dicoudis added One Little Indian Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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The Last Detail Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Gilda Radner

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Robin Hood Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

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Dimos Dicoudis added Bang the Drum Slowly Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty

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Dimos Dicoudis added Malicious Laura Antonelli, Tina Aumont, Turi Ferro

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Dimos Dicoudis added Deadhead Miles Alan Arkin, Charles Durning, Ida Lupino

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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Scenes from a Marriage Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson

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A Doll's House Anthony Hopkins, Denholm Elliott, Claire Bloom

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White Lightning Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty

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Dimos Dicoudis added Tales That Witness Madness Kim Novak, Joan Collins, Donald Pleasence

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The Paper Chase Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman

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Dillinger Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips

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O Lucky Man! Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson

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Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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Dimos Dicoudis added Ash Wednesday Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Helmut Berger

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The Last of Sheila Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane

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The Train Robbers John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Ricardo Montalbán

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F for Fake Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Cotten, Elmyr de Hory

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The Thief Who Came to Dinner Jacqueline Bissett, Ryan O'Neal, Ned Beatty

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Day for Night Jacqueline Bissett, Graham Greene, François Truffaut

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The Big Feast Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Ugo Tognazzi

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes John Huston, John Landis, Roddy McDowall