Top Ten Movies of the 1970s

The decade what started two movie giant: Star Wars and The Godfather.

The Top Ten

1 The Godfather

One of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, The Godfather is often known to many as the best Crime film of all time. Godfather certainly packs a punch. - jamienicholls

Easily #1 because it's the best of all time. When I'm adult I should watch the 3 best movies of all time Godfather, Citizen Kane, and Pulp Fiction and criticize them.

A superb movie about the underworld conflicts and it's influences on average people - MatrixGuy

No movie can beat this movie

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2 Star Wars

At the time of it's release, Star Wars was the highest-Grossing film of all time, by quite a large margin. Star Wars changed films forever and remains to this day a very influential film. - jamienicholls

Star Wars IV:A New Hope started the Star Wars mania all over the world and from that time every Star Wars movie had been expected as a sensation in the cinema - MatrixGuy

Nominated for best picture

Star Wars sucks

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3 Jaws

This should be number 1 because when the movie came out everyone went to the theaters to see it because of Steven Spielberg

Good movie even though I haven't been in the water since I saw this movie.

Spielberg's suspence shark blockbuster - MatrixGuy

Scariest Shark movie

4 The Godfather Part II

Better than the first

5 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Jack Nicholson made a brilliant job being a "normal" in a mental institution in this great 1975 academy award winning picture - MatrixGuy

6 Taxi Driver
7 Alien

the beginning of the Alien saga with Sigourney Weaver as the big enemy of the one of the terrifying monster in the cinema history - MatrixGuy

This is one of my favorite movies ever

One of the best movies ever way better than any of the movies above ⬆

8 Apocalypse Now
9 The Exorcist

The greatest horror movie of all time!

10 A Clockwork Orange

A muddled mess of a movie, not a good adaptation of the book at all.

This movie is incomparable. Nothing beats it. - Beatlesboy9

Incredible movie. Totally changed my life!

The Contenders

11 Monty Python and The Holy Grail

This movie is hilarious! - Ajkloth

12 Grease
13 Rocky

The film that arguably got Sylvester Stallone where he is today. The Rocky series has had five sequels which have all featured a foe that Rocky Balboa has to fight in the end. - jamienicholls

My favorite Stallone movie and my favorite sports movie - Ajkloth

14 Halloween
15 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
16 Superman

The first movie of the man of steel in big screen is a memorable one with Christopher Reeve as the man from Krypton - MatrixGuy

To me these ARE the Superman movies. I hate the new ones! - westofohio

I love superman movies - Ajkloth

17 Chinatown

Chinatown is an utterly flawless film

18 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
19 Dirty Harry
20 The Deer Hunter
21 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
22 Monty Python's Life of Brian
23 Annie Hall
24 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
25 Star Wars: A New Hope
26 Network
27 Carrie
28 Stalker
29 The Muppet Movie
30 Mad Max
31 Dog Day Afternoon
32 Saturday Night Fever
33 Enter the Dragon

This is considered the best kung fu movie of all time that stars legendary Bruce Lee in it. This movie made many cultural impacts in America and changed the way Asians were presented in American movies.

34 Young Frankenstein

It's Pronounced Fronk-En-Steen - BeatlesFan1964

35 Rocky II
36 Patton
37 Eraserhead
38 Mirror (1975)
39 Mean Streets
40 The Aristocats
41 Barry Lyndon
42 The Conversation
43 Moonraker
44 Jaws 2
45 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
46 The Rescuers
47 Manhattan
48 The French Connection
49 The Spy Who Loved Me
50 Blazing Saddles
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