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Recommend some seventies movies please

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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

Watermelon Man (1970)

$ (1971)

The Anderson Tapes (1971)

Avanti! (1972)

Man of La Mancha (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

Sleeper (1973)

A Boy and His Dog (1974)

My Name Is Nobody (1974)

The Adventure Of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

The Stepford Wives (1975)

Murder by Death (1976)

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

Telefon (1977)

All That Jazz (1979)

The Great Train Robbery (1979)

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I thought of another one:

 

Dollars (1971)

 

And a few more...

 

The Out-of-Towners (1970)

The Getaway (1972)

The Mechanic (1972)

Save the Tiger (1973)

Mr. Majestyk (1974)

Death Wish (1974)

Hard Times (1975)

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

 

Edited by: LittleAbner on Apr 20, 2013 7:10 AM

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Off the top of my head (and movies I saw on their initial release):

 

*Patton*

*The Godfather*

*The Godfather II*

*The Conversation*

*American Grafitti*

*Apocalypse Now*

*Parallax View*

*All that Jazz*

*All the President's Men*

*The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes*

*The Sting*

*The Exorcist*

*Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore*

*Jaws*

*Annie Hall*

*Taxi Driver*

*American Hot Wax*

*Saturday Night Fever*

*Rocky*

*Julia*

*Sugarland Express*

*Close Encounters of the Third Kind*

*Star Wars*

*One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest*

*The Gumball Rally*

*Next Stop, Greenwich Village*

*Cabaret*

*Nashville*

*The French Connection*

*The Poseidon Adventure*

*The Towering Inferno*

*Network*

*MASH*

*The Man Who Would Be King*

*Diamonds Are Forever*

*Airport*

*Serpico*

*The Three Musketeers*

*The Four Musketeers*

*Superman*

*Marathon Man*

*The Omen*

*An Unmarried Woman*

*Shampoo*

*Heaven Can Wait*

*The Deer Hunter*

*Chinatown*

*Coming Home*

*Norma Rae*

*The China Syndrome*

*The Onion Field*

*The Muppet Movie*

*Alien*

*Bang the Drum Slowly*

*Blazing Saddles*

*Young Frankenstein*

*Paper Moon*

*What's Up, Doc*

*Three Days of the Condor*

*Murder by Death*

*The Seven Percent Solution*

*The Shootist*

*Klute*

*Little Big Man*

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I put a few Westerns and horror films on here. Stop being a picky eater and expand your horizons!

 

By year:

 

1970

KES (Released in the UK in 1969 but I believe in America not until 1970; being an American, I'm calling this a '70s movie)

TRISTANA

FIVE EASY PIECES

EL TOPO

WOODSTOCK

DEEP END

LA STRATEGIO DEL RAGNO (The Spider's Strategem)

LITTLE BIG MAN

UCHO (The Ear)

M*A*S*H

PERFORMANCE

GIMME SHELTER

ZABRISKE POINT

L'UCCELLO DALE PIUME DI CRISTALLO (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage)

IL GIARDINO DEI FINZI-CONTINI (The Garden of the Finzi-Continis)

 

1971

WANDA

W.R.: MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA (W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIE (The Sorrow & the Pity)

WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

WALKABOUT

KLUTE

HAROLD & MAUDE

MEG KER A NEP (Red Psalm)

GET CARTER

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

SHAFT

DIRTY HARRY

LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR (Murmur of the Heart)

SWEET SWEETBACK'S BADASSSSS SONG

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

STRAW DOGS

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP

 

1972

THE HEARTBREAK KID

AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (Agguire, the Wrath of God)

CABARET

ULTIMO TANGO A PARIGI (Last Tango in Paris)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER

SLEUTH

DELIVERANCE

SOLYARIS (Solaris)

THE GODFATHER

FAT CITY

LE CHARME DISCRET DE LA BOURGEOISIE (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)

DIE BITTEREN TRANEN DER PETRA VON KANT (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant)

FRENZY

PINK FLAMINGOS

SUPERFLY

 

1973

VISKINGAR OCH ROP (Cries & Whispers, released in Europe in 1972, America in 1973)

THE STING

LA MAMAN ET LA PUTAIN (The Mother & the ****)

BADLANDS

AMERICAN GRAFFITI

PAPILLON

ENTER THE DRAGON

MEAN STREETS

THE LONG GOODBYE

THE WICKER MAN

DON'T LOOK NOW

SLEEPER

SERPICO

THE EXORCIST

TURKS FRUIT (Turkish Delight)

EL ESPIRITU DE LA COLMENA (The Spirit of the Beehive)

LA PLANETE SUAVAGE (Fantastic Planet)

AMARCORD

THE HARDER THEY COME

PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID

 

1974

LE NUIT AMERICAINE (Day for Night, released in France in 1973 and America in 1974)

DERSU UZALA

THE CONVERSATION

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

ZERKALO

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

CHINATOWN

CELINE ET JULIE VONT EN BATAEU (Celine & Julie Go Boating)

BLAZING SADDLES

THE GODFATHER PART II

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (Fear Eats the Soul)

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA

 

1975

DOG DAY AFTERNOON

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

DEEWAR (The Wall, an Indian film, not the Pink Floyd movie)

MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL

BARRY LYNDON

FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT (Fox & His Friends)

INDIA SONG

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

MAYNILA: SA MGA KIKO NG LIWANAG (Manila in the Claws of Brightness)

SAOLO O LE CENTOVENTI GIORNATE DI SODOMA (Saolo or 120 Days of Sodom)

NASHVILLE

CRIA CUERVOS

O THIASSOS (The Traveling Players)

JAWS

THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

 

1976

CARRIE

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

ROCKY

TAXI DRIVER

NETWORK

VOSHKOZHDENIYE (Ascent)

AI NO CORRIDA (In the Realm of the Senses)

NOVOCENTO (1900)

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

 

1977

STAR WARS

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

THE LAST WAVE

ANNIE HALL

LAST CHANTS FOR A SLOW DANCE

STROSZEK

CZLOWIEK Z MARMURU (Man of Marble)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

KILLER OF SHEEP

ERASERHEAD

CEDDO

DER AMERIKANISCHE FREUND (The American Friend)

THE HILLS HAVE EYES

SOLDAAT VAN ORANJE (Soldier of Orange)

SUSPIRIA

 

1978

THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH

WU DU (Five Deadly Venoms)

L'ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI (The Tree of Wooden Clogs)

THE DEER HUNTER

GREASE

DAYS OF HEAVEN

DAWN OF THE DEAD

SHAO LIN SAN SHI LIU FANG (Shaolin Master Killer)

UP IN SMOKE

HALLOWEEN

 

1979

DIE EHE DER MARIA BRAUN (The Marriage of Maria Braun)

REAL LIFE

MY BRILLIANT CAREER

STALKER

ALIEN

BREAKING AWAY

DIE BLECHTROMMEL (The Tin Drum)

ALL THAT JAZZ

BEING THERE

KRAMER VS. KRAMER

LIFE OF BRIAN

APOCALYPSE NOW

THE JERK

THE MUPPET MOVIE

MANHATTAN

MAD MAX

NOSFERATU: PHANTOM DER NACHT (Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night)

 

 

 

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Or you can just begin by watching pretty much anything from the 70's starromg Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro or Harvey Keitel, with the sole exception of Bang The Drum Slowly, a film I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy+.+ After that, see some of the excellent recommendations below.

 

You might want to start with two early films from the decade, The Panic in Needle Park for Pacino, and Mean Streets for Keitel and DeNiro. Both of these films are off the charts in terms of realistic drama and outstanding acting.

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SOUNDER

JERAMIAH JOHNSON

THE CULPEPPER CATTLE COMPANY

PAPER MOON

THE LAST WALTZ

JUDGE ROY BEAN

CABARET

ANIMAL HOUSE

HIGH ANXIETY

THE PAPER CHASE

3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR

FRONT PAGE

THE FRONT

OMEGA MAN

SOYLENT GREEN

PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

MARATHON MAN

 

Sepiatone

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For a truly offbeat comedy (which also happens to be a great movie), I recommend *Harold and Maude* (I don't think I saw it mentioned elsewhere here). It also has a terrific soundtrack, imo.

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Forgive me if someone else has named these, but how about "Made For Each Other" (1971) , "Little Murders" (1971), and "Fingers" (1978). If made for TV fare is acceptable, try "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (1973).

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The 1970s was a good decade for detective dramas. Besides some great ones already mentioned, don't forget:

 

1. *"The Drowning Pool"* (Paul Newman's 1975 sequel to "Harper" co-starring Joanne Woodward and set down South).

 

2. *"The Late Show"* (Robert Benton's 1977 study of a geriatric detective -- played by Oscar winner Art Carney -- who teams with a client played by Lily Tomlin).

 

3. *"Night Moves"* (Arthur Penn's 1975 classic in which P.I. Gene Hackman takes on a difficult mystery that leads him from California to Florida. It also doesn't help that his personal problems keep getting in his way).

 

4. *"The Big Fix"* (Richard Dreyfuss plays a onetime 1960s student radical turned private investigator who stumbles onto a political scandal).

 

5. *"Murder on the Orient Express"* (An almost unrecognizable Albert Finney headlines this Agatha Christie murder mystery as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot. The all-star cast of suspects includes Oscar recipients Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Ingrid Bergman, Dame Wendy Hiller and Sir John Gielgud)

 

6. *"Farewell, My Lovely"* (Although this Raymond Chandler story had been told before on film, it seems as if the great Robert Mitchum was born to play detective Philip Marlowe. Three years after this 1975 drama, he appeared as Marlowe again in a remake of "The Big Sleep.")

 

Edited by: jakeem on Apr 20, 2013 6:08 PM

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The '70s seemed to offer up irreverent comedies and some of the best supernatural thrillers around. This is my list:

 

1. *THE SUNSHINE BOYS (1975)*. Neil Simon's comedy is really a character study of two old vaudevillians, played expertly by George Burns and Walter Matthau. Several scenes are uproariously funny.

 

2. *BURNT OFFERINGS (1976)*. I like a story that I can analyze from many angles and have it make sense every time. This film has that kind of story. Dan Curtis is stretching the limits of what horror pictures can do. It's a macabre cinematic feast, and performers like Bette Davis and Burgess Meredith bring the right amount of ham to the table.

 

3. *BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974).* For anyone who liked Keir Dullea's brand of creepiness in BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, this film should not be missed. The ending is completely ambiguous and leaves open many different interpretations regarding the culprit's identity, and if such person is still alive.

 

4. *THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (1973)*. This would be Fred Zinnemann's tense thriller about an assassin's plot to kill the President of France. Based on real-life incidents.

 

5. *THE BEGUILED (1971)*. I really like this film. It's a gothic western, and I think it's Clint Eastwood's sexiest performance. Geraldine Page, naturally, does her absolute best to bring a hauntingly unnatural character to life.

 

6. *THE MEDUSA TOUCH (1978)*. This British-made think piece tells the tale of a man (Richard Burton) whose telekinetic powers cause great destruction. Lee Remick plays the doctor who tries to help him.

 

7. *COMA (1978)*. A young Michael Douglas is paired with Genevieve Bujold in this adaptation of Michael Crichton's bestseller. Patients enter a hospital for routine operatons and wind up comatose. I wonder what kind of insurance these people have!

 

8. *THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973)*..Anthony Perkins co-wrote the story with Stephen Sondheim, so that should give you an idea of how different this film might be! It's a mystery with a good ensemble cast.

 

9. *SUCH GOOD FRIENDS (1971)*. One of director Otto Preminger's last films, this strange comedy about well-heeled New Yorkers provides insightful glimpses into the absurdities of life. Dyan Cannon stars.

 

10. *THE POSSESSION OF JOEL DELANEY (1972)*. Shirley MacLaine thinks her brother has been possessed by an ancient Spanish spirit. An effective, low-key horror film that benefits from strong performances by MacLaine and Perry King as her hermano. It preceded THE EXORCIST by one year.

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> {quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote}*Wolfen*

I like "Wolfen," too, but it was released in 1981.

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Though it's kind of a Western...it's more of a comedy:

 

 

Goin' South (1978)

 

Edited by: LittleAbner on Apr 20, 2013 6:56 PM

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*Hard Times*

 

Charles Bronson and James Coburn

 

Jake in the Heartland

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