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The Best New Hollywood Movies 

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Updated March 27, 2019 1.6k votes 542 voters 54.4k views 92 items

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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.

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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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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Released: 1972

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1976

Directed by: 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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Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

Released: 1978

Directed by: Michael Cimino

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

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Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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#61 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #1 of 799 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time The Making Of 'The Shining' Was A Bigger Nightmare Than The Film's Story

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Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

Released: 1979

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more

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Sergio Manca added Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

Released: 1969

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon ...more

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#1,483 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #8 of 34 Great Movies About Sad Loner Characterslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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JohnWilson2 added Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

Released: 1968

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by ...more

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#87 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #248 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

Released: 1971

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent ...more

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Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

Released: 1977

Directed by: William Friedkin

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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Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

Released: 1967

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film ...more

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Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

Released: 1976

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

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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#301 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #212 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Serpico is a 1973 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank ...more

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#36 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #98 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Made #58 of 101 The Best New York Movies

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Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

Released: 1979

Directed by: Robert Benton

Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American drama film adapted by Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman, and directed by Benton. The film tells the story of a married couple's divorce and its ...more

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Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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Sergio Manca added Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Released: 1971

Directed by: William Friedkin

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

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Ryan O'Neal, Leonard Rossiter, Hardy Kr├╝ger

Released: 1975

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe

Released: 1977

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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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#713 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #658 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Easy Rider: The Ride Bac... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more

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#397 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #27 of 194 The Best Movies of the '60s The Making Of 'Easy Rider' Was Just As Wild As The Film Itself

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Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

Released: 1977

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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#8 of 33 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies #68 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remadelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Hollywood Movies
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Released: 1976

Directed by: John Schlesinger

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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Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers

Released: 1970

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, ...more

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#72 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #9 of 44 The Best Jack Nicholson Movies

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Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in ...more

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Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Released: 1978

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Coming Home is a 1978 drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern. The screenplay by Waldo Salt and Robert C. Jones was from a story by Nancy Dowd. The ...more

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#299 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #324 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sergio Manca added Dustin Hoffman, David Warner, Peter Vaughan

Released: 1971

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Straw Dogs is a 1971 psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The screenplay by Peckinpah and David Zelag Goodman is based upon Gordon M. ...more

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