70s The Best Movies of 1975  

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List of the best movies of 1975, with movie trailers when available. 1975 was the year that Jaws debuted, becoming the first film in history to gross over $100 million at the box office. These top movies of 1975 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 1975. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1975 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1975 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include Jaws, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and many additional movies as well.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1975?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1975?"

1975 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1975. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1975 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by Miloš Forman.

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Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy Hill. Set during 1926–1931, the film stars Robert Redford as a disaffected World War I veteran pilot ...more

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John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Lesley-Anne Down Brannigan is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring John Wayne and Richard Attenborough. Set principally in London, the film is about a Chicago detective sent to ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is ...more

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Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Gregory Peck Hustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert and Ernest ...more

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Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Strother Martin Hard Times is a 1975 film starring Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter who travels to Louisiana during the Great Depression and begins competing in illegal bare-knuckled boxing matches. The ...more

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Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by ...more

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Tina Louise, Mary Stuart Masterson, Katharine Ross The Stepford Wives is a 1975 science fiction–thriller film based on the 1972 Ira Levin novel of the same name. It was directed by Bryan Forbes with a screenplay by William Goldman, and stars ...more

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Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1975. The film stars Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau, returning to the part for the ...more

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the comedy group of Monty Python, and directed by Gilliam and Jones. It was conceived during the hiatus ...more

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Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Krüger Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It ...more

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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jessica Harper Love and Death is a 1975 comedy film by Woody Allen. It is a satire on Russian literature starring Allen and Diane Keaton as Boris and Sonja, Russians living during the Napoleonic Era who engage ...more

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Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff The Passenger is a 1975 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Written by Antonioni and Peter Wollen, the film is about a British-American journalist, David Locke who assumes the identity of a ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Carrie Fisher, Warren Beatty Shampoo is a 1975 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and directed by Hal Ashby. It stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant, Jack ...more

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Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members ...more

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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison directed from a screenplay dramatized by William Harrison, who adapted his own short story, "Roller ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 American action thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Based on the novel The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian, the film is about an art history professor and ...more

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Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts, Tony Llewellyn-Jones Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray and Dominic Guard. The film was ...more

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Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence The Count of Monte-Cristo is a 1975 television film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by David ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution Company and ...more

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about a slick gambler named Russell Donovan who is duped into taking care of a group of orphans who eventually strike gold during the California ...more

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Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James ...more

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Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, Joanne Woodward The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based upon Ross Macdonald's novel The Drowning Pool. The film stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony ...more

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Doug McClure, Keith Barron The Land That Time Forgot is a 1975 fantasy/adventure film based upon the 1924 novel The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The screenplay was written by Michael Moorcock. The film ...more

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Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the novel by Alistair MacLean of the ...more

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Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn Bite the Bullet is a 1975 American Western film written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent and ...more

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Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins, Billy Dee Williams Mahogany is a 1975 American romantic drama film directed by Berry Gordy and produced by Motown Productions. The Motown founder Gordy took over the film direction after British filmmaker Tony ...more

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Sheila Levine Is Dead and Livi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1975
Dimos Dicoudis added Roy Scheider, Sid Melton, Jeannie Berlin Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York is a 1975 film directed by Sidney J. Furie. The film was written by Kenny Solms, based on the novel by Gail Parent. The film was shot on location in ...more

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Westing1992 added Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ulla Jacobsson, Kurt Raab Fox and His Friends, also known as Right Fist of Freedom, is a 1975 West German film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Fassbinder himself, Peter Chatel and Karlheinz ...more

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Geraldine Chaplin, Héctor Alterio, Ana Torrent Cría Cuervos is a 1976 Spanish drama film directed by Carlos Saura. The film is an allegorical drama about an eight-year-old girl dealing with loss. Highly acclaimed, it received the ...more

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Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty Mikey and Nicky is a 1976 film written and directed by Elaine May. Originally intended as a summer 1976 release, then moved to Christmas 1976 due to editing problems, Mikey and Nicky was ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan Funny Lady is a 1975 musical film starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, and Ben Vereen. A sequel to the 1968 film Funny Girl, it is a highly fictionalized account ...more

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Barbara Steele, Joe Silver, Vlasta Vrána Shivers is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.

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Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan. The ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Patty McCormack, Bradford Dillman, Alan Fudge Bug is a 1975 American horror film starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, and Richard Gilliland. It was directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by William Castle and Thomas Page, from Page's ...more

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Dario Argento, David Hemmings, Gabriele Lavia Deep Red is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi. It was released on 7 March 1975. It was produced by Claudio and Salvatore ...more

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Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler Seven Beauties is a 1975 Italian language film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, and Shirley Stoler. Written by Wertmüller, the ...more

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Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Dick Van Patten The Strongest Man in the World is a 1975 Disney film starring Kurt Russell, still a student in the fictional Medfield College. It is the sequel to the 1972 film Now You See Him, Now You Don't, ...more

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Garrett Morris, Glynn Turman, Steven Williams Cooley High is a 1975 American film based upon the real high school located on the near north side of Chicago, produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte. ...more

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Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, Rutger Hauer The Wilby Conspiracy is a 1975 thriller film directed by Ralph Nelson and filmed in Kenya. It was written by Rodney Amateau, based on the 1972 novel by Peter Driscoll. It had a limited release ...more

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Kim Cattrall, Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by ...more

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Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, John Huston The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film written and directed by John Milius. It starred Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith and John Huston. It was based somewhat on the real-life ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling Farewell, My Lovely is a 1975 American neo noir film, directed by Dick Richards and featuring Robert Mitchum as private detective Phillip Marlowe. The picture is based on Raymond Chandler's ...more

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Peter Cushing, Hugh Griffith, Ron Moody Legend of the Werewolf is a 1975 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis. It stars Peter Cushing.

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Karen Black, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison Trilogy of Terror is a made-for-television anthology horror film, first aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 4, 1975. The film, directed by Dan Curtis, starred Karen Black. All three ...more