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The Best New Hollywood Movies

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List RulesVote for your personal favorite New hollywood films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best New Hollywood movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This New Hollywood movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of New hollywood films also contains New Hollywood movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This New Hollywood films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best New Hollywood movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This New Hollywood movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Have your voice heard by voting on the best movies on the list. The order is decided by votes.

List of New Hollywood films includes new hollywood movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Make this list even more social by re-ranking it to fit your opinions, making it votable then sharing it with your friends on social networks.

These are the top films in the New Hollywood genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the New Hollywood genre in it. Be it the motifs of the New Hollywood genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

When checking out this list and making your votes, think competitively, for example: is Sorcerer better than Badlands? If we missed any new hollywood movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous new hollywood movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about new hollywood movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the new hollywood movies. List includes photos and new hollywood movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

List includes Kramer vs. Kramer, All That Jazz, more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these new hollywood movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good new hollywood movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest new hollywood movies, here is the full new hollywood movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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  • 1
    Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    The Goodbye Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Goodbye Girl

    Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason

    Released1977

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Marathon Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Midnight Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Midnight Cowboy

    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

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    American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Deliverance

    Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Boorman

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    Straw Dogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Straw Dogs

    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner

    Released1971

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

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  • 9
    Coming Home is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight

    Released1978

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Barry Lyndon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Barry Lyndon

    Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1975

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 11
    Close Encounters of the Third  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders  is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper

    Released2012

    Directed byDennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

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  • 15
    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    The Sting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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  • 17
    The Last Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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  • 18
    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    Five Easy Pieces is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Five Easy Pieces

    Jack Nicholson, Karen Black

    Released1970

    Directed byBob Rafelson

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    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

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    Badlands is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1973

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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    Cruising is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Cruising

    Al Pacino, Ed O'Neill

    Released1980

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    Cabaret

    Liza Minnelli, Michael York

    Released1972

    Directed byBob Fosse

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    MASH is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
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    MASH

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

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