Film The Best Movies of 1977  

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List of the best movies of 1977, with movie trailers when available. Nerds everywhere remember 1977 as the year that Star Wars made its franchise debut, ultimately becoming the highest grossing movie ever at that time. These top movies of 1977 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from The Rescuers to Jesus of Nazareth - but each film was released in 1977. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1977 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1977 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List movies include The Spy Who Loved Me, Annie Hall, and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1977?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1977?"

1977 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1977. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1977 aren't just one persons opinion.

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired ...more

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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic war film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and ...more

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John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more

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John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque; ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, and Brian Dennehy, set in the world of ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more

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Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more

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Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and the ...more

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Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an ...more

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Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more

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Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen The Kentucky Fried Movie is an 1977 American anthology comedy film, released in 1977 and directed by John Landis. The film's writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, ...more

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James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 war film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. The film is set on the Eastern Front in World ...more

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Leslie Caron, Nathalie Baye, Brigitte Fossey The Man Who Loved Women is a 1977 French comedy/drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey and Nelly Borgeaud. In 1983, it was remade in ...more

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Bruno Schleinstein, Eva Mattes, Wilhelm von Homburg Stroszek is a 1977 film by German director Werner Herzog. Written specifically for Bruno S., the film was shot in Berlin, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Most of the lead roles are played by ...more

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Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney ...more

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John Denver, Teri Garr, Carl Reiner Oh, God! is a 1977 comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel by Avery Corman, the film was directed by Carl Reiner from a screenplay written by Larry Gelbart. The story ...more

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Gregory Peck, Russell Johnson, Ed Flanders MacArthur is a 1977 American biographical war film directed by Joseph Sargent and starring Gregory Peck in the eponymous role as American General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

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Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach The Deep is a 1977 adventure film directed by Peter Yates and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, and Nick Nolte.

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Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz Slap Shot is a 1977 comedy film directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd and starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean. It depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent ...more

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Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Mary Kay Place New York, New York is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a musical tribute, featuring new songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb as well as standards, to Scorsese's ...more

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Rutger Hauer, Edward Fox, Jeroen KrabbĂ© Soldier of Orange is a 1977 Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven and produced by Rob Houwer, starring Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbé. The film is set around the German occupation of the ...more

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Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling Orca is a 1977 horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Sampson. It is based on Arthur Herzog's novel of ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. The original ...more

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Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk Eraserhead is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written and directed by filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, Eraserhead is Lynch's first feature-length film, coming after ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added George C. Scott, Claire Bloom, Gilbert Roland Islands in the Stream is a 1977 American drama film, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starred George C. Scott, Hart ...more

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Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke The Gauntlet is a 1977 American action film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. The film's supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Bill Melendez, Gail Davis, Jackson Beck Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is a 1977 animated film produced by United Feature Syndicate for Paramount Pictures, directed by Bill Meléndez, and the third in a series of films based ...more

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Richard Burton, Jenny Agutter, Joan Plowright Equus is a 1977 British-American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Burton. Peter Shaffer wrote the screenplay based on his play Equus. The film also featured Peter Firth, ...more

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Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne ...more

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James Woods, Charles Bronson, Kim Richards Raid on Entebbe is a 1977 TV film directed by Irvin Kershner. It is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Entebbe, Uganda on 4 July 1976. ...more

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Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Patrick Wayne Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad film that Ray Harryhausen made for Columbia Pictures after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Golden ...more

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Richard Chamberlain, Vivean Gray, David Gulpilil The Last Wave is an Australian mystery drama from 1977, directed by Peter Weir. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case ...more

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Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner The Sentinel is a 1977 American horror film directed by Michael Winner and starring Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, and Eli Wallach. Christopher ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more

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Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon A Special Day is a 1977 Italian film directed by Ettore Scola and starring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and John Vernon. Set in Rome in 1938, its narrative follows a woman and her neighbor ...more

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Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Pete Postlethwaite The Duellists is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott. It won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. The basis of the screenplay is the ...more

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Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer Sorcerer is a 1977 American existential thriller film directed and produced by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou. The second adaptation of ...more

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Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, Tom Berenger Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1977 American erotic drama film written for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks, starring Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Gere, Richard Kiley and Tom ...more

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Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a suburan family on a ...more

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Carole Bouquet, Michel Piccoli, Fernando Rey That Obscure Object of Desire, released in 1977, was the final film directed by Luis Buñuel. Set in Spain and France against the backdrop of a terrorist insurgency, the film tells the ...more

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Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones Jabberwocky is a 1977 British fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Michael Palin as a young cooper who is forced through clumsy, often slapstick misfortunes to hunt a ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added Ann-Margret, John Gielgud, Jim Dale Joseph Andrews is a 1977 film directed by Tony Richardson.

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Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Belita Moreno 3 Women is a 1977 American film written and directed by Robert Altman, and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule. It depicts the increasingly bizarre, mysterious relationship ...more

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Ian Holm, Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 television film loosely adapted from The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas and presenting several plot similarities with the 1939 film version. It was ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Barbara Carrera, Michael York The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1977 science fiction film, and is the second English-language adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel of the same name, a story of a scientist who attempts to convert ...more

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Kim Novak, Charles Bronson, Jack Warden The White Buffalo is a 1977 western film starring Charles Bronson, Kim Novak, Jack Warden, Slim Pickens, and Will Sampson. The film is directed by J. Lee Thompson, who frequently teamed with ...more

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Peter Falk, Joan Blondell, John Cassavetes Opening Night is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes, and starring Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, and Cassavetes.