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The Best Movies of 1975

Updated September 9, 2020 5.7k votes 360 voters 9.7k views111 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1975.

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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  • 1
    Jaws
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 2
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    146
    39

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    111
    57

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film written and performed by the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dog Day Afternoon
    89
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    Dog Day Afternoon

    Al Pacino, Carol Kane

    Released1975

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Rollerball
    61
    40

    Rollerball

    James Caan, Maud Adams

    Released1975

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Eiger Sanction
    52
    26

    The Eiger Sanction

    Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy

    Released1975

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 American action thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Three Days of the Condor
    60
    47

    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • 8
    Barry Lyndon
    67
    44

    Barry Lyndon

    Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1975

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 9
    Escape to Witch Mountain
    38
    24

    Escape to Witch Mountain

    Kim Richards, Kyle Richards

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Hough

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  • 10
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    73
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

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  • 11
    The Apple Dumpling Gang
    40
    30

    The Apple Dumpling Gang

    Don Knotts, Tim Conway

    Released1975

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about a slick gambler named Russell Donovan who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    The Man Who Would Be King
    48
    43

    The Man Who Would Be King

    Sean Connery, Michael Caine

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    The Strongest Man in the World
    34
    23

    The Strongest Man in the World

    Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero

    Released1975

    Directed byVincent McEveety

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  • 14
    The Return of the Pink Panther
    56
    55

    The Return of the Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer

    Released1975

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Love and Death
    49
    45

    Love and Death

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1975

    Directed byWoody Allen

    This film is a 1975 comedy film by Woody Allen. It is a satire on Russian literature starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Tommy
    43
    37

    Tommy

    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson

    Released1975

    Directed byKen Russell

    Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Nashville
    48
    53

    Nashville

    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Breakheart Pass
    34
    31

    Breakheart Pass

    Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins

    Released1975

    Directed byTom Gries

    Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Shampoo
    42
    55

    Shampoo

    Goldie Hawn, Carrie Fisher

    Released1975

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Shampoo is a 1975 American satirical romantic comedy-drama film written by Robert Towne and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Stepford Wives
    46
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    The Stepford Wives

    Tina Louise, Mary Stuart Masterson

    Released1975

    Directed byBryan Forbes

    The Stepford Wives is a 1975 science fiction–thriller film based on the 1972 Ira Levin novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Brannigan
    92
    40

    Brannigan

    John Wayne, Richard Attenborough

    Released1975

    Directed byDouglas Hickox

    Brannigan is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring John Wayne... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    The Great Waldo Pepper
    89
    51

    The Great Waldo Pepper

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford

    Released1975

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Hard Times
    57
    36

    Hard Times

    Charles Bronson, James Coburn

    Released1975

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Hard Times is a 1975 film starring Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter who travels to... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Hustle
    60
    46

    Hustle

    Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Hustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Wind and the Lion
    31
    18

    The Wind and the Lion

    Sean Connery, Candice Bergen

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Milius

    The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film written and directed by John Milius. It starred... more on Wikipedia

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