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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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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1974
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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Murder on the Orient Express Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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The Great Gatsby Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern

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The Man with the Golden Gun Christopher Lee, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland

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Conversation Piece Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger

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The Towering Inferno O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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Harry and Tonto Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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Death Wish Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1974
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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Ghost Story Marianne Faithfull, Larry Dann, Anthony Bate

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Huckleberry Finn Harvey Korman, Paul Winfield, Arthur O'Connell

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Swept Away Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Isa Danieli

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Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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The Gambler James Woods, James Caan, Lauren Hutton

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Dimos Dicoudis added Emmanuelle Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Little Prince Gene Wilder, Bob Fosse, Joss Ackland

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Dimos Dicoudis added Daisy Miller Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan

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From Beyond the Grave Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence

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Little Malcolm John Hurt

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Symptoms Peter Vaughan, Raymond Huntley, Mike Grady

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House of Whipcord Celia Imrie, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks

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Vampyres Anulka Dziubinska, Bessie Love, Michael Byrne

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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Herbert Achternbusch, Bruno Schleinstein, Brigitte Mira

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The Black Windmill Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon

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Benji Edgar Buchanan, Frances Bavier, Peter Breck

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Where the Red Fern Grows James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman

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The Parallax View Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

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The Front Page Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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And Then There Were None Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer

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Thieves Like Us Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine

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Going Places GĂ©rard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau

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Great Expectations Michael York, Sarah Miles, Anthony Quayle

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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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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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young, Warren Oates

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The Phantom of Liberty Monica Vitti, Michel Piccoli, Jean-Claude Brialy

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The Sugarland Express Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, William Atherton

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Foxy Brown Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Peter Brown

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The Sister-in-Law John Savage, Meridith Baer, Will MacMillan

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The Teacher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1974
The Teacher Jay North, Angel Tompkins, Marlene Schmidt

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The Four Musketeers Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway