Best Picture 1970

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1.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
2.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
3.
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. (140 mins.)
 
4.
Tristana (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (99 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
5.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. (115 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
6.
Bed & Board (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
 
7.
MASH (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
8.
Rider on the Rain (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac. (120 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
9.
Patton (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
10.
Le Boucher (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
11.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... (94 mins.)
 
12.
The Conformist (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (113 mins.)
 
13.
The Breach (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Helene Regnier's husband Charles, who is mentally ill, injures their son Michel in a rage. Charles moves... (124 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
14.
The Boys in the Band (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. (118 mins.)
 
15.
La horse (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer... (90 mins.)
 
16.
The Great White Hope (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
17.
The Go-Between (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside. (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
18.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
19.
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley. (140 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
20.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
21.
I Walk the Line (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously... (97 mins.)
 
22.
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust? (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
23.
Scrooge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (113 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
24.
The Molly Maguires (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires... (124 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
25.
Sunflower (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII. (107 mins.)
 
26.
Il tuo dolce corpo da uccidere (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man fantasizes about killing his wife. When he receives an anymous letter with information that his wife is cheating on him, he decides to come up with a plan making his fantasies come true. (88 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Brescia
 
27.
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father. (92 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
28.
The AristoCats (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
 
29.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
30.
The Anonymous Venetian (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Without mentioning the reason, Venetian musician Enrico invites his ex-wife Valeria to visit him, and her heart is broken again during their last days together. (91 mins.)
 
31.
Love Story (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
32.
Darling Lili (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend. (136 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
33.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
34.
Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Harry (a corrupt sheriff) and his Chicano deputy hunt an Apache who is about to go to the authorities with the news Harry is smuggling marijuana... (71 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
35.
Leo the Last (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Prince Leo, last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with... (104 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
36.
La morte risale a ieri sera (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, intellectually disabled woman... (93 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
37.
The Weekend Murders (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one. (98 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
38.
The Hawaiians (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers... (134 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
39.
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
40.
5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A small group of people come to an island to relax but soon find themselves trapped on the island with a murderer in their midst. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
41.
Crescendo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stefanie Powers stars as an American girl who goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
42.
Fragment of Fear (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Reformed drug addict Tim Brett is holidaying in Italy with his aunt. When she is murdered, he tries to investigate, and soon his whole life is out of control. (94 mins.)
 
43.
Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A triangle of friendship, love, sex, and, perhaps, murder. Minou is newly married to Peter, a businessman... (93 mins.)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
 
44.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
45.
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Vampire Barnabas Collins is released from his prison and searches for a cure to his affliction, so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love. (97 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
46.
La tonta del bote (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Susana is an unappreciated, naive and somewhat clumsy orphan who has lived since she was a child at doña Engracia's house... (105 mins.)
Director: Juan de Orduña
 
47.
Airport (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved. (137 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
48.
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her... (94 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
49.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
50.
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist. (95 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler