Your Favourite Top Five of the 70s Movies EVER?

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  1. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Mine were / are (in alphabetical order):

    Alien (1979, science-fiction / horror, USA)

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    Green Soylent (1973, science-fiction, USA)

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    Rollerball (1975, science-fiction / action, British - American)

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    Tommy (1975, musical / rock opera, British)

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    Zardoz (1974, science fantasy, Irish-American)

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  2. Luvtemps

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    Umm...The Exorcist...Cotton Comes To Harlem...Come Back Charlston Blue...Superman...Play Misty For Me.
     
  3. Borgia

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    This thread should be in Visual Arts, but anyway...

    The Marathon Man
    Straight Time
    Deliverance
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    Catch 22

    I would have liked to add a few more.
     
  4. Dan Steele

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    Outlaw Josey Wales - I can watch either the whole movie or just pick certain scenes, like Missouri boat ride, seems like it is always on tv. "Dying ain't much of a living"
    Apocalypse Now - this and Platoon are my favorite war movies. "Charlie don't surf"
    Young Frankenstein - poor Teri Garr, it was her first major role and to have that level of comic genius, never to be surpassed. "Roll, roll, roll in ze hay"
    French Connection - I was mesmerized by this movie as a kid. Sequel is almost as good too. May have the best movie car chase scene even though it was 40 years ago.
    Three Days of the Condor - Redford and Dunaway are fantastic. One of the best opening 20 min of any movie. "I just read books."
    Rocky and Jaws are great films but assumed everyone would pick them so I will give them honorable mention.
     
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  5. ando here

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    The Godfather Part II (1974, Coppola)
    Solaris (US Release 1972, Tarkovsky)
    Apocalypse Now (1979, Coppola)
    Superfly (1972, Parks Jr.)
    Shaft (1971, Parks)

    These are the top five titles I watch repeatedly from this period so I suppose they qualify as favorites. Other than male director I'm not sure if there's a common denominator.
    :)
     
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  6. Denim Chicken

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    A Clockwork Orange
    Godfather
    Star Wars
    Rocky
    Jaws
     
  7. ando here

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    ...runner up! The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)
    Cuckoo's Nest is cool, too, but I seldom watch it anymore. Nod to Five Easy Pieces.
     
  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Outlaw Joesy Wales
    Papillon
    Magnum Force
    Pretty Maids All In A Row
    Dirty Harry
     
  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Irish ?
     
  10. eric777

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    The Exorcist
    Apocalypse Now
    Alien
    Dirty Harry
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Suspiria
    Zombie
    Dawn Of The Dead
    Jaws
    Rocky
    Carrie
    The Warriors
    Superman
    The Jerk
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

    I can not simply list five favorites. The 1970s is my favorite decade for films. The Exorcist is my favorite film ;however, the rest are in no particular order.
     
  11. andybeau

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    =1Alien
    =1French Connection
    =1Silent Running
    2Star Wars
    3Play Misty For Me
    4Apocalypse Now
    5One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    And many many more
     
  12. Standoffish

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    Jaws - Rewatched it recently, and it still holds up. We're gonna need a bigger boat!

    Manhattan - Love Annie Hall, but this gets the edge. Beautiful cinematography.

    Star Wars - If you didn't grow up in the 70s, it's hard to describe what a force (pun intended!) the original trilogy was in our lives. Always looked forward to getting the Sears catalog and going to the toy section (after checking out the bra section first, of course :D).

    The Godfather Pt II - Tough call between the two films*, but I love the running two storylines.

    Animal House - It wasn't over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, and this movie is still great fun.

    *There is no Godfather Pt III. No, there's not! I'm covering my ears now...I'm not listening to you!
     
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  13. Jimi Bat

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    In no particular order
    Myra Breckinridge
    Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
    Amarcord
    Andy Warhol's Bad
    House Of Dark Shadows
     
  14. Svetonio

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  15. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

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    Chinatown
    The Exorcist
    Taxi Driver
    Alien
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
     
  16. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    The Godfather
    The Long Goodbye
    Chinatown
    Jaws
    Taxi Driver
     
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  17. Splungeworthy

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    Alien
    Jaws
    Close Encounters
    American Graffiti
    Patton
     
  18. smilin ed

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    Far too many, but I'll give you twenty to be going on with:

    McCabe and Mrs Miller
    Frenzy
    Aguirre, Wrath of God
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    All The Presidents' Men
    Manhattan
    Don't Look Now
    Catch 22
    The French Connection
    The Man Who Loved Women
    Chinatown
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    The Godfather
    Taxi Driver
    Solaris
    Jaws
    Little Big Man
    Cross of Iron
    American Graffiti
    Un Flic
     
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  19. driverdrummer

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    The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, The Wanderers, Dawn of the Dead, Foxy Brown
     
  20. Ghostworld

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    I think the 70s were the peak of Hollywood filmaking so I'm not even going to try to name only five favorites
     
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  21. stereoguy

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    Animal House - Still the Funniest movie ever made.
    Slapshot - Still the Second funniest movie ever made
    The Godfather Part 1
    The Godfather Part 1
    Rocky
     
  22. lechiffre

    lechiffre Well-Known Member

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    Chinatown
    Barry Lyndon
    Dawn Of the Dead
    Beyond the Valley Of the Dolls
    Deliverance
    Dirty Harry
     
  23. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele Forum Resident

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    A Chester Himes Fan I see.
     
  24. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    Star Wars
    Apocalypse Now
    Taxi Driver
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Jaws

    A Clockwork Orange
    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II
    Chinatown
    Rocky
    Alien
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
     
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  25. Gaslight

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    Jaws
    Exorcist
    Alien
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Young Frankenstein

    Not easy to get this down to only five.
     

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