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List of the best movies of 1976, with movie trailers when available. Lots of current movie stars were born in 1976, including Ryan Reynolds and Alicia Silverstone. These top movies of 1976 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 1976. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1976 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1976 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 Rocky to Taxi Driver.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1976?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1976?"

1976 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1976. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1976 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1976
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more

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Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an ...more

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The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film set during and after the American Civil War. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood, with Chief Dan George, Sondra ...more

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All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more

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The Bad News Bears Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1976
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner The Omen is a 1976 British/American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick ...more

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Network Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars ...more

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The Shootist John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role, about a dying gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to die with the ...more

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Marathon Man Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Peter Sellers The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where The Return of the Pink Panther leaves off. Released in 1976, Strikes Again is the third entry to ...more

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Logan's Run Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov. ...more

The Best Horror Movies of 1976

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Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy-thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor, ...more

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Freaky Friday Jodie Foster, Dick Van Patten, John Astin Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband, ...more

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Bugsy Malone Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British-American musical gangster film, directed by Alan Parker. Set in Chicago, the film is loosely based on events from the early 1920s to 1931 during Prohibition, ...more

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Family Plot Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was based on Victor Canning's novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest ...more

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Car Wash Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson Production was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, ...more

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Murder by Death Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness Murder by Death is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, ...more

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The Tenant Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani The Tenant is a 1976 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. It is based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire ...more

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The Eagle Has Landed Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. Based on the novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the ...more

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The Enforcer Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman The Enforcer is a 1976 American action film and the third in the Dirty Harry film series. Directed by James Fargo, it stars Clint Eastwood as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, Tyne ...more

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Silent Movie Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks Silent Movie is a 1976 satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty ...more

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King Kong Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Joe Piscopo King Kong is a 1976 American monster thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. It is a remake of the 1933 classic film of the same name, about a giant ape ...more

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Buffalo Bill and the Indians Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson is a 1976 revisionist Western directed by Robert Altman and based on the play Indians by Arthur Kopit. It stars Paul Newman as ...more

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Robin and Marian Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Richard Harris Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure period film directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. It stars Sean Connery as ...more

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Voyage of the Damned Faye Dunaway, Orson Welles, Malcolm McDowell Voyage of the Damned is a 1976 war drama film written by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts and Steve Shagan and directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a 1976 Canadian-French film directed by Nicolas Gessner and starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, and Scott Jacoby. It was ...more

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The Missouri Breaks Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Randy Quaid The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 American western film starring Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson. The film was directed by Arthur Penn, with supporting performances by Randy Quaid, Harry Dean ...more

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Victory at Entebbe Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas Victory at Entebbe is a made-for-television film from 1976 based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The airport is Uganda's ...more

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The Innocent Jennifer O'Neill, Laura Antonelli, Giancarlo Giannini The Innocent was the last film made by Italian director Luchino Visconti. Released in 1976, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Gabriele d'Annunzio.

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Assault on Precinct 13 Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton Assault on Precinct 13 is a 1976 American action thriller film written, directed, scored and edited by John Carpenter. It stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct ...more

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The Man Who Fell to Earth David Bowie, Rip Torn, Buck Henry The Man Who Fell to Earth is a 1976 British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, about an extraterrestrial who ...more

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Bugs Bunny: Superstar Orson Welles, Friz Freleng, Tex Avery Bugs Bunny: Superstar is a 1975 Looney Tunes documentary film, narrated by Orson Welles and produced and directed by Larry Jackson. It was the first documentary to examine the history of the ...more

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Obsession John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul ...more

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1900 Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster 1900 is a 1976 Italian epic film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli, and Burt Lancaster. Set in ...more

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Next Stop, Greenwich Village Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a 1976 drama film, set in the early 1950s, written and directed by Paul Mazursky, featuring, amongst others, Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois ...more

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The Song Remains the Same Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones The Song Remains the Same is a concert film featuring the English rock band Led Zeppelin. The filming took place during the summer of 1973, during three nights of concerts at Madison Square ...more

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Barocco Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Claude Brialy Barocco is a 1976 French romantic thriller film, directed by André Téchiné. The film stars Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu and Marie-France Pisier. Identity, ...more

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The Last Tycoon Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon, ...more

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Kings of the Road Hanns Zischler, Rüdiger Vogler A traveling projection-equipment mechanic travels in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out film-theatres. meets up with a depressed young man whose marriage has just ...more

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Nickelodeon Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Stella Stevens Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds and Tatum O'Neal. According to Bogdanovich, the film was based on true stories told to him ...more

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Fellini's Casanova Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Daniel Emilfork Fellini's Casanova is a 1976 Italian film by director Federico Fellini, adapted from the autobiography of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th century adventurer and writer. Shot entirely at the ...more

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Boomerang Alain Delon, Charles Vanel Boomerang is a 1976 film directed by José Giovanni.

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Police Python 357 Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Stefania Sandrelli Police Python 357 is a 1976 French crime-thriller film written and directed by Alain Corneau.

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I Only Want You to Love Me Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Erni Mangold, Johanna Hofer I Only Want You to Love Me is a 1976 drama film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Ivan the Terrible Natalia Bessmertnova, Yuri Vladimirov, Boris Akimov

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Dimos Dicoudis added Mikey and Nicky 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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The Shaggy D.A. Suzanne Pleshette, Dick Van Patten, Tim Conway The Shaggy D.A. is a 1976 film sequel to 1959's The Shaggy Dog produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and written by Don Tait, based on the original film and ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Jacques Marin, Henri Cremieux, Ginette Garcin The Smurfs and the Magic Flute is a 1976 Belgian animated film starring the Smurfs, directed by their creator, Peyo. Though the film premiered in 1976 in Belgium, and 1979 in the United Kingdom, ...more

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No Deposit, No Return David Niven, Don Knotts, Kim Richards No Deposit, No Return is a 1976 comedy film directed by Norman Tokar. It was written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. It is the story of two children who hold themselves for ransom, reluctantly ...more