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Fantastic Films of the '70s

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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Directed by: Wim Wenders



A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.
People who added this item 6091 Average listal rating (4124 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick



In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov



1944. Front left to the western borders of the USSR. For these places the war has ended, but peaceful life has not begun.
People who added this item 4639 Average listal rating (3278 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
Directed by: Ridley Scott



After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
People who added this item 441 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
All That Jazz (1979)
Directed by: Bob Fosse



Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
People who added this item 2220 Average listal rating (1402 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Annie Hall (1977)
Directed by: Woody Allen



Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
People who added this item 852 Average listal rating (525 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Terrence Malick



An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Directed by: Robert Clouse



A Mafia buy out of Papa Byrd's karate school downtown ends in his death. Byrd's daughter, Sydney, refuses to sell, and wants revenge. Byrd's students call the Black Belt Jones for help. Jones reluctantly teams with Sydney in many battles.
Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder



An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.
People who added this item 711 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Cabaret (1972)
Directed by: Bob Fosse



A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
People who added this item 159 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Claire's Knee (1970)
Directed by: Eric Rohmer



Jerome, a cultural attaché enjoying his last holiday before getting married, and his peculiar fetish with a teenage girl. Jerome grows obsessed with Claire but fights his urges by permitting himself the singular pleasure of touching her knee.
People who added this item 411 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci



A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
People who added this item 621 Average listal rating (350 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman



When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.
People who added this item 679 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Directed by: Terrence Malick



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.
People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Directed by: John Waters



A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.
People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Dodes'ka-den (1971)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
People who added this item 1696 Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Directed by: Sidney Lumet



A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
People who added this item 459 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Directed by: Woo-ping Yuen



Wong Fei-Hung is a mischievous, yet righteous young man, but after a series of incidents, his frustrated father has him disciplined by Beggar So, a master of drunken martial arts.
People who added this item 1776 Average listal rating (996 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Eraserhead (1978)
Directed by: David Lynch



Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Fat City (1972)
Directed by: John Huston



Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
People who added this item 483 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Directed by: Bob Rafelson



A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Directed by: Bill Gunn



After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.
People who added this item 6179 Average listal rating (4212 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola



The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Directed by: Peter Davis



An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.
People who added this item 478 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
House (1977)
Directed by: Nobuhiko Obayashi



A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.
People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Directed by: Chantal Akerman



'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend.
People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Wim Wenders



A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: Toshiya Fujita



A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.
People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lenny (1974) (1975)
Directed by: Bob Fosse



The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
People who added this item 2552 Average listal rating (1671 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Life of Brian (1979)
Directed by: Terry Jones



Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Directed by: Robert Aldrich



A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
People who added this item 607 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: Woody Allen



In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.
People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Macbeth (1971)
Directed by: Roman Polanski



A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.
People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Martin (1977) (1978)
Directed by: George Romero



A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Directed by: John Waters



Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.
People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Directed by: Werner Herzog



Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
Directed by: Luis Buñuel



Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita.
People who added this item 4363 Average listal rating (2903 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
Directed by: Milos Forman



A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
People who added this item 626 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Directed by: John Waters



Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Peter Watkins



Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types across the desert in a type of capture the flag game.
People who added this item 2887 Average listal rating (1928 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
Directed by: John G. Avildsen



Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt collector for a pittance. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer, touting the fight as a chance for a nobody to become a somebody.
People who added this item 408 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman



Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married, but there is a certain detached aloofness in the way they treat each other. In the next ten years, as they contemplate or embark upon divorce and/or known extramarital affairs, they come to differing understandings at each phase of their relationship of what they truly mean to each other. Regardless of if it's love or hate - between which there is a fine line - they also come to certain understandings of how they can best relate to each other, whether that be as husband and wife, friends, lovers or none of the above.
Directed by: Roger Donaldson



A New Zealand man recently estranged from his family gets unwittingly caught up in a revolution.
People who added this item 1330 Average listal rating (695 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Stalker (1980)
Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky



In a small, unnamed country there is an area called the Zone. It is apparently inhabited by aliens and contains the Room, where in it is believed wishes are granted. The government has declared The Zone a no-go area and have sealed off the area with barbed wire and border guards. However, this has not stopped people from attempting to enter the Zone. We follow one such party, made up of a writer, who wants to use the experience as inspiration for his writing, and a professor, who wants to research the Zone for scientific purposes. Their guide is a man to whom the Zone is everything, the Stalker.
Directed by: George Lucas



Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
People who added this item 4694 Average listal rating (3062 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)
Directed by: Martin Scorsese



A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
People who added this item 1841 Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Directed by: Tobe Hooper



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.
Directed by: Shuji Terayama



An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.
People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Wanderers (1979)
Directed by: Philip Kaufman



Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers.
People who added this item 810 Average listal rating (570 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Warriors (1979)
Directed by: Walter Hill



In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

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