Top Ten Movies of the 1970s

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

The Top Ten

1 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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2 The Godfather

This is the best movie of all time. A mediocre cheesy kids movie is above this classic?

Never was big on mob movies. The way they talk and express themselves through facial or hand gestures, drove me nuts at times. Also, they are too slow for my taste. I’ll take Star Wars any day of the week

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.

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3 The Godfather Part II

Better than the first

4 Jaws

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

Afraid of Sharks? well it's probably this movies fault. BUT I wasn't alive when this came out (if your reading this in 2018) and I saw it last year when I was a only 11. And let me tell you I LOVE the music. The menising theme was composed and conducted by John Williams

Scariest Shark movie

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

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5 Taxi Driver
6 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 ⬆

7 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

8 A Clockwork Orange

This one sucks, so many naked people everywhere.

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!

9 Monty Python and The Holy Grail

This movie is hilarious! - Ajkloth

10 Apocalypse Now

The Contenders

11 The Exorcist

The greatest horror movie of all time!

12 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

13 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

A timeless classic.

14 Grease
15 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

16 Halloween

This was one of the first low budget movies to make a ton of money and influence the horror genre for decades to come. It’s still super popular 40 plus years later because it was an original concept.

17 Monty Python's Life of Brian
18 Chinatown

Chinatown is an utterly flawless film

19 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
20 Eraserhead
21 Dirty Harry
22 Young Frankenstein

It's Pronounced Fronk-En-Steen - BeatlesFan1964

23 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.

24 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
25 Annie Hall
26 Saturday Night Fever
27 Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
28 Carrie

The best horror film I have ever seen, better than the Exorcist!

29 The Omen
30 Stalker
31 The Rescuers

Miss Bianca is so hot

32 The Muppet Movie
33 Mad Max
34 The Aristocats
35 Rocky II
36 Dawn of the Dead
37 The Deer Hunter
38 Charlotte's Web
39 The Sting
40 Blazing Saddles
41 Network
42 Mirror (1975)
43 Barry Lyndon

Best movie of the 70s and best movie of all time - TopTenTed

44 200 Motels
45 Robin Hood
46 Patton
47 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

So cute and funny I love this film and it's characters

48 Mean Streets
49 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
50 Moonraker
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2. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
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