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Added by Log Lady on 19 Mar 2012 01:24
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Best of 1970s

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People who added this item 3798 Average listal rating (2354 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4


Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Story: During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.

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The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974)
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Butcher (1970)


Director: Claude Chabrol
Cast: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
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People who added this item 682 Average listal rating (417 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8


Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Story: A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

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Badlands (1973)
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People who added this item 1695 Average listal rating (1100 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8


Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon

Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
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People who added this item 1786 Average listal rating (1000 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1978)


Director: David Lynch
Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3


Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Story: Hildy Johnson is the top reporter on a Chicago newspaper during the 1920s. Tired of the whole game he's determined to quit his job to get married. His scheming editor, Walter Burns, has other plans.
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8


Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Story: Corey is a cool, aristocratic thief, released from prison on the same day that Vogel, a murderer, escapes from the custody of the patient Mattei, a cat-loving police superintendent. Corey robs Rico, his mob boss, then enlists Vogel and an ex-police sharpshooter, Jansen, in a jewel heist.
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Ludwig (1973)


Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Helmut Berger, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano, Romy Schneider

Story: Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him; in love with his cousin Elisabeth of Austria, abandoned by her; tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.
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People who added this item 1662 Average listal rating (955 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Manhattan (1979)


Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway

Story: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.

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Annie Hall (1977)
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People who added this item 4380 Average listal rating (2915 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7


Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd, Brad Dourif

Story: Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
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People who added this item 1338 Average listal rating (701 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Stalker (1980)


Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Cast: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko, Alisa Frejndlikh

Story: A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

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Solaris (1972)
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People who added this item 1178 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Suspiria (1977)


Director: Dario Argento
Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Story: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

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Deep Red (1975)
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People who added this item 4710 Average listal rating (3073 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)


Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster

Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.

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Mean Streets (1973)
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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Tenant (1976)


Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Story: In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge and the tough landlord establish stringent rules of behavior and Trelkovsky feels ridden by his neighbors.

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Chinatown (1974)
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People who added this item 1850 Average listal rating (1194 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5


Director: Tobe Hooper
Cast: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, Gunnar Hansen

Story: Five friends visiting their grandpa's old house are hunted down and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
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