Ten Best Films of the 1970's

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Postby criddic3 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:07 pm

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
3. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
4. Jaws (1975)
5. Superman (1978)
6. Star Wars (1977)
7. Chinatown (1974)
8. The Shootist (1976)
9. The Sting (1973)
10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Lots of affection for Kramer vs. Kramer, Five Easy Pieces, Walkabout, Murder on the Orient Express, and the three big horror films of the decade: The Exorcist, The Omen and Halloween, among others.

I was actually interested to learn from Charlton Heston's acting journals, 'The Actor's Life', that he was offered the role that eventually went to Gregory Peck. On turning it down: "This Fox film could have been effective, if perfectly done, but it could also have come off very cheaply, too. On top of which, it would've put me overseas throughout the fall" (July 27, 1975, on a project called Antichrist) He later commented: "It was made very effectively as The Omen, competing with Midway as the most successful film of 1976."
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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:43 am

Top Ten 1970

1. Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)
2. Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antionioni)
3. The Confession (Costa-Gavras)
4. Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Douglas Hickox)
5. Satyricon (Frederico Fellini)
6. The Honeymoon Killers (Leonard Kastle)
7. Kes (Ken Loach)
8. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Sam Peckinpah)
9. Trash (Paul Morrissey)
10.The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Top Ten 1971

1. The Devils (Ken Russell)
2. The Music Lovers (Ken Russell)
3. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
4. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
5. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
6. Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti)
7. Land of Silence and Darkness (Werner Herzog)
8. Clair’s Knee (Eric Rohmer)
9. Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)
10.Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger)

Top Ten 1972

1. Savage Messiah (Ken Russell)
2. Heat (Paul Morrissey)
3. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois (Luis Bunuel)
4. Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven)
5. Roma (Federico Fellini)
6. Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
7. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
8. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
9. The Canterbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
10.Bone (Larry Cohen)

Top Ten 1973

1. Day for Night (Francois Truffaut)
2. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
3. Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)
4. Themroc (Claude Foraldi)
5. The Holy Mountain (Alexandro Jodorowsky)
6. Juvenile Court (Frederick Wiseman)
7. State of Siege (Costa-Gavras)
8. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache)
9. Martha (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10.I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (Fernando Arrabal)

Top Ten 1974

1. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
2. Female Trouble (John Waters)
3. Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
4. Flesh for Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey)
5. The Night Porter (Lilana Cavani)
6. Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey)
7. Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti)
8. Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma)
9. Cockfighter (Monte Hellman)
10.Primate (Frederick Wiseman)

Top Ten 1975

1. Nashville (Robert Altman)
2. Tommy (Ken Russell)
3. The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (Volker Schlondorff & Margarette Von Trotta)
4. Salo: 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Passolini)
5. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
6. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
7. Grey Gardens (Alan & Davis Maysles)
8. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antionioni)
9. Smile (Michael Ritchie)
10.The Engima of Kasper Hauser (Werner Herzog)

Top Ten 1976

1. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
2. Tax Driver (Martin Scorsese)
3. The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
4. Providence (Alain Resnais)
5. 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci)
6. Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. Cria (Carlos Saura)
8. Sebastaine (Derek Jarman & Paul Humfress)
9. Small Change (Francois Truffaut)
10. Illustrious Corpses (Francesco Rossi)

Top Ten 1977

1. Three Women (Robert Altman)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
3. Equus (Sidney Lumet)
4. Bad (Jed Johnson)
5. High Anxiety (Mel Brooks)
6. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Richard Brooks)
7. Julia (Fred Zinnemann)
8. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel)
9. Padre Padrone (Vittorio & Paolo Taviani)
10.The Devil Probably (Robert Bresson)

Top Ten 1978

1. Coming Home (Hal Ashby)
2. Interiors (Woody Allen)
3. The Night, The Prowler (Jim Sharman)
4. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
5. Stevie (Robert Enders)
6. In a Year of 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. Pretty Baby (Louis Malle)
8. A Wedding (Robert Altman)
9. Percival (Eric Rohmer)
10.A Dream of Passion (Jules Dassin)

Top Ten 1979

1. La Luna (Bernardo Bertolucci)
2. Promises in the Dark (Jerome Hellman)
3. The Tin Drum (Volker Schlondorff)
4. The Tempest (Derek Jarman)
5. Health (Robert Altman)
6. Yanks (John Schlesinger)
7. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
8. Being There (Hal Ashby)
9. Hardcore (Paul Scrader)
10.La Cagé Aux Follies (Edouard Molinaro)
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Postby dws1982 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:43 pm

1- Mirror (Tarkovsky)
2- Stalker (Tarkovsky)
3- The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
4- Three Women (Altman)
5- Barry Lyndon (Kubrick)
6- Assault on Precinct Thirteen (Carpenter)
7- Badlands (Malick)
8- McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Altman)
9- Days of Heaven (Malick)
10- Walkabout (Roeg)

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Postby Hustler » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:44 pm

1. A Clorkwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
2. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse)
3. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
4. La Nuite Americain (Francois Truffaut)
5. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
6. M.A.S.H.(Robert Altman)
7. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
8. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
9. Looking for Mr. Goodbar.(Richard Brooks)
10.Morte a Venecia (Luchino Visconti)

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Postby rudeboy » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:30 am

1. Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen
2. Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle
3. The Last Picture Show (1971) Peter Bogdanovich
4. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
5. Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg
6. Death in Venice (1971) Luchino Visconti
7. Manhattan (1979) Woody Allen
8. Nashville (1975) Robert Altman
9. Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski
10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
11. Walkabout (1970) Nicolas Roeg
12. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
13. Don’t Look Now (1973) Nicholas Roeg
14. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin
15. Sleeper (1973) Woody Allen
16. Breaking Away (1979) Peter Yates
17. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter
18. Abigail’s Party (1977) Mike Leigh
19. The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
20. Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
21. Star Wars (1977) George Lucas
22. All the President’s Men (1976) Alan J Pakula
23. The Shootist (1976) Don Siegel
24. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) John Huston
25. Beautiful People (1974) Jamie Uys

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Postby Penelope » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:43 pm

1. Nashville (1975; Robert Altman)
2. Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
3. Don't Look Now (1973; Nicholas Roeg)
4. Five Easy Pieces (1970; Bob Rafelson)
5. Chinatown (1974; Roman Polanski)
6. Coming Home (1978; Hal Ashby)
7. All the President's Men (1976; Alan J. Pakula)
8. Swept Away (1974; Lina Wertmuller)
9. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971; Robert Altman)
10. Death in Venice (1971; Luchino Visconti)
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Postby JJ Gittes » Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:24 am

1. The Godfather/The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
2. Cries and Whispers (Bergman)
3. Chinatown (Polanski)
4. Spirit of the Beehive (Erice)
5. Don't Look Now (Roeg)
6. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Schepisi)
7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg)
8. Manhattan (Allen)
9. Five Easy Pieces (Rafelson)
10. Breaking Away (Yates)

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Postby Svengali » Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:19 am

1. The Day of the Jackal (1973) directed by Fred Zinnemann
2. Papillon
3. The Godfather
4. Taxi Driver
5. Jaws (1975)
6. Apocalypse Now (1979)
7. Patton (1970)
8. Midnight Express
9. Looking for Mr. Goodbar
10. Animal House
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Postby dylanfan23 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:47 pm

1)The Godfather
3)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4)Annie Hall
7)The Godfather Part II
8)Dog Day Afternoon
9)The Sting
10)Apocalypse Now
11)A Clockwork Orange
12)Taxi Driver
13)American Graffiti
14)Five Easy Pieces
17)The Last Picture Show
18)The Exorcist
19)The Deer Hunter
20)The French Connection
21)Kramer vs. Kramer
24)Star Wars
25)All That Jazz
26)Animal House
27)Mean Streets
29)Close Encounters of the Third Kind
30)The Last Detail

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Postby Kova » Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:48 pm

1. The Last Picture Show (d. Bogdanovich)
2. The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (d. Herzog)
3. Manhattan (d. Allen)
4. Nashville (d. Altman)
5. 3 Women (d. Altman)
6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (d. Herzog)
7. Five Easy Pieces (d. Rafelson)
8. Amarcord (d. Fellini)
9. Mean Streets (d. Scorsese)
10. Ali-- Fear Eats the Soul (d. Fassbinder)

Runners-up: Chinatown (d. Polanski), Days of Heaven (d. Mallick), Dog Day Afternoon (d. Lumet)

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Ten Best Films of the 1970s

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:43 am

Ten Best Films of 1970

Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
Lovers and Other Strangers (Cy Howard)
I Never Sang for My Father (Gilbert Cates)
M*A*S*H (Robert Altman)
Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner)
Little Big Man (Arthur Penn)
Ryan's Daughter (David Lean)
Women in Love (Ken Russell)
Something for Everyone (Harold Prince)
The Boys in the Band (William Friedkin)

Ten Best Films of 1971

A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger)
The French Connection (William Friedkin)
The Go-Between (Joseph Losey)
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio De Sica)
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
Klute (Alan J. Pakula)

Ten Best Films of 1972

Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel)
Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Sounder (Martin Ritt)
The Emigrants (Jan Troell)
Deliverance (John Boorman)
The Ruling Class (Peter Medak)
Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
Butterflies Are Free (Milton Katselas)

Ten Best Films of 1973

The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
American Graffiti (George Lucas)
Bang the Drum Slowly (John Hancock)
Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)
O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson)
The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
Serpico (Sidney Lumet)
The Sting (George Roy Hill)

Ten Best Films of 1974

Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)
Murder on the Orient Express (Sidney Lumet)
Day for Night (Francois Truffaut)
Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese)
Harry & Tonto (Paul Mazursky)
Lenny (Bob Fosse)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent)
The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin)

Ten Best Films of 1975

Nashville (Robert Altman)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
Lacombe, Lucien (Louis Malle)
Shampoo (Hal Ashby)
3 Days of the Condor (Sydney Pollack)
Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg)

Ten Best Films of 1976

All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
Network (Sidney Lumet)
Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
Rocky (John G. Avildsen)
Marathon Man (John Schlesinger)
Carrie (Brian De Palma)
The Omen (Richard Donner)
Seven Beauties (Lina Wertmuller)
Small Change (Francois Truffaut)

Ten Best Films of 1977

Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Richard Brooks)
The Turning Point (Herbert Ross)
Julia (Fred Zinnemann)
Star Wars (George Lucas)
Saturday Night Fever (John Badham)
Equus (Sidney Lumet)
The Goodbye Girl (Herbert Ross)
That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel)
The Late Show (Robert Benton)

Ten Best Films of 1978

The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
Midnight Express (Alan Parker)
Coming Home (Hal Ashby)
Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
Interiors (Woody Allen)
An Unmarried Woman (Paul Mazursky)
The Buddy Holly Story (Steve Rash)
Heaven Can Wait (Warren Beatty, Buck Henry)
Superman (Richard Donner)

Ten Best Films of 1979

Breaking Away (Peter Yates)
Hair (Milos Forman)
Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Manhattan (Woody Allen)
Being There (Hal Ashby)
The China Syndrome (James Bridges)
Norma Rae (Martin Ritt)
Time After Time (Nicholas Meyer)
The Onion Field (Harold Becker)
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Postby Heksagon » Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:08 pm

1. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
2. The Godfather, Part II (Coppola)
3. The Godfather (Coppola)
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam & Jones)
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Forman)
6. Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
7. Chinatown (Polanski)
8. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Buñuel)
9. Life of Brian (Jones)
10. Annie Hall (Allen)

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:07 am

1. Badlands (1974) Terrance Malick
2. The Devils (1971) Ken Russell
3. 3 Women (1977) Robert Altman
4. Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
5. Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
6. Savage Messiah (1972) Ken Russell
7. The Music Lovers (1971) Ken Russell
8. Female Trouble (1974) John Waters
9. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Nicolas Roeg
10. Tommy (1975) Ken Russell
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Postby Larry79 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:00 pm

1. Annie Hall (d: Woody Allen)
2. The Godfather (d: Francis Ford Coppola)
3. Chinatown (d: Roman Polanski)
4. Taxi Driver (d: Martin Scorsese)
5. A Clockwork Orange (d: Stanley Kubrick)
6. The Last Picture Show (d: Peter Bogdonovich)
7. The Godfather, Part II (d: Francis Ford Coppola)
8. Last Tango in Paris (d: Bernardo Bertolucci)
9. Harold and Maude (d: Hal Ashby)
10. Cries and Whispers (d: Ingmar Bergman)
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Postby Eric » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:48 am

So tough to narrow it down and I hate to keep saying the same titles over and over...

1. The Fury (Brian De Palma, 78)
2. Le Fond de l'air est rouge (Chris Marker, 77)
3. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 75)
4. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 75)
5. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (Stan Brakhage, 71)
6. God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 76)
7. 3 Women (Robert Altman, 77)
8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 74)
9. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 79)
10. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 79)

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