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Top 1970s Movies


Dana's Top 15:

  1. Jaws (1975)

  2. Star Wars (1977)

  3. The Godfather (1972)

  4. Blazing Saddles (1974)

  5. All the President's Men (1976)

  6. Network (1976)

  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

  8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

  9. The Godfather Part II (1974)

  10. Taxi Driver (1976)

  11. Rocky (1976)

  12. M*A*S*H (1970)

  13. Apocalypse Now (1979)

  14. Dirty Harry (1971)

  15. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Dana's Honorable Mentions:

  1. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

  2. The Sting (1973)

  3. Young Frankenstein (1974)

  4. Patton (1970)

  5. Being There (1979)


Tom's Top 15:

  1. The Godfather (1972)

  2. Taxi Driver (1976)

  3. Jaws (1975)

  4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

  5. Apocalypse Now (1979)

  6. All the President’s Men (1976)

  7. Network (1976)

  8. Blazing Saddles (1974)

  9. Alien (1979)

  10. Star Wars (1977)

  11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

  12. The Sting (1973)

  13. American Graffiti (1973)

  14. Rocky (1976)

  15. Dirty Harry (1971)

Tom's Honorable Mentions

  1. Life of Brian (1978)

  2. Young Frankenstein (1974)

  3. Kramer v. Kramer (1979)

  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

  5. The French Connection (1971)


Andrew Corns' (Revisionist Almanac) Top 15:

  1. Star Wars (1977)

  2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

  4. Halloween (1978)

  5. The Godfather (1972)

  6. Apocalypse Now (1979)

  7. Alien (1979)

  8. Jaws (1975)

  9. Taxi Driver (1976)

  10. Barry Lyndon (1975)

  11. The Exorcist (1973)

  12. Network (1976)

  13. All the President's Men (1976)

  14. Chinatown (1974)

  15. Rocky (1976)

Andrew Corns' Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

  • Carrie (1976)

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

  • Don't Look Now (1973)

  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • The Jerk (1979)

  • Badlands (1973)

  • Days of Heaven (1978)

  • Superman: The Movie (1978)

  • Stalker (1979)

  • Solaris (1972)

  • Mirror (1975)

  • The Long Goodbye (1973)

  • Nashville (1975)

  • M*A*S*H (1970)

  • Eraserhead (1977)


In Memoriam:

  • Barbara Rush, 97, American actress (It Came from Outer Space, Peyton Place, All My Children)

  • Gerry Conway, 76, English drummer and percussionist (Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Cat Stevens)

  • Barbara Baldavin, 85, American actress and casting member (Medical Center (actress), Trapper John, MD and Dynasty (casting))

  • Joe Flaherty, 82, American actor and writer (Happy Gilmore, SCTV, Freaks and Geeks, Back to the Future Part II)

  • Louis Gossett Jr., 87, American actor (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots, Iron Eagle), Oscar winner (1982)


Tom's Yet to See List (in no particular order):

  • The Towering Inferno (1974)

  • Soylent Green (1973)

  • Breaking Away (1979)

  • The Goodbye Girl (1977)

  • Klute (1971)

  • What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

  • The Wicker Man (1973)

  • Last Tango in Paris (1972)

  • Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (1974)

  • Enter the Dragon (1973)

  • Coffy (1973)

  • Harlan County, USA (1976)

  • Three Days of the Condor (1975)

  • Scenes from a Marriage (1974)

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

  • Days of Heaven (1978)

  • Shaft (1971)

  • Norma Rae (1979)

  • Marathon Man (1976)

  • Amarcord (1973)

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

  • Carrie (1976)

  • McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

  • The Long Goodbye (1973)

  • Five Easy Pieces (1970)

  • Serpico (1973)

  • The Jerk (1979)

  • Deliverance (1972)

  • Eraserhead (1977)

  • Harold and Maude (1971)

  • The Conversation (1974)

  • Barry Lyndon (1975)

  • Mean Streets (1973)

  • Being There (1979)

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

  • The Exorcist (1973)

  • Halloween (1978)

  • All That Jazz (1979)

  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

  • The Omen (1976)

  • Coming Home (1978)

  • Shampoo (1975)

  • High Plains Drifter (1973)

  • Midnight Express (1978)

  • Manhattan (1979)

  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

  • Sleuth (1972)

  • Airport (1970)

  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)


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