The Godfather. Rocky. Star Wars. There's no denying that the 1970s marked a monumental decade in American moviemaking. These are just a few of the notable films that were Oscar nominees and winners for Best Picture during that span. These 1970s Oscar-winning movies include comedies, dramas, and even musicals. Some great 1970s Oscar winners are period pieces, while others films are set in contemporary times. Many of the Oscar-recognized movies of that time are considered some of the best features ever made.
What films will you find on this list of Oscar-nominated 1970s movies? The 1977 film Star Wars lost the Best Picture trophy to Woody Allen's introspective Annie Hall, but the sci-fi flick has gone down in history as one of the most popular films of all time. George Lucas' epic franchise is also one of the most profitable in the history of film. Taxi Driver is another great Oscar nominated film from the '70s.
Several Jack Nicholson films, including Chinatown and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, were nominated for Best Picture in the '70s. Other great movies featured on this list include A Clockwork Orange, The Sting, and The Godfather Parts I and II.Do you have a favorite Oscar-nominated movie from the 1970s? It's time for you to decide which of these films is the best of the best by voting your favorites up to the top of the list.
Won Best Picture in 1972.The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...more
Won Best Picture in 1974.The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more
Won Best Picture in 1975.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by Miloš Forman.
Won Best Picture in 1976.Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more
Won Best Picture in 1978.The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more
Won Best Picture in 1973.The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had ...more
Won Best Picture in 1971.The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was ...more