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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

Released: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1975

Directed by: Miloš Forman

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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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1975

Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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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Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American 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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Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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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Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Krüger

Released: 1975

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

Released: 1975

Directed by: Woody Allen

This film 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 in ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Altman

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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Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Strother Martin

Released: 1975

Directed by: Walter Hill

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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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson

Released: 1975

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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 which had first ...more

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Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

Released: 1975

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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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Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more

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Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Huston

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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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby

Released: 1975

Directed by: Norman Tokar

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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Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom

Released: 1975

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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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Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ken Russell

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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Dimos Dicoudis added Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Hough

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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Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore

Released: 1975

Directed by: Tom Gries

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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Tina Louise, Mary Stuart Masterson, Katharine Ross

Released: 1975

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

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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Jack Nicholson, Ian Hendry, Steven Berkoff

Released: 1975

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

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

Released: 1975

Directed by: Hal Ashby

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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Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Dick Van Patten

Released: 1975

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

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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John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Lesley-Anne Down

Released: 1975

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

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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Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1975

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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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Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

Released: 1975

Directed by: George Roy Hill

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