Best Picture 1973

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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
2.
Badlands (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
3.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
4.
Anna and the Wolves (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
5.
A Brief Vacation (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys)... (112 mins.)
 
6.
Day for Night (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. (115 mins.)
 
7.
Amarcord (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. (123 mins.)
 
8.
Paper Moon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
 
9.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
10.
Don't Look Now (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
11.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein, a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
 
12.
The Offence (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester. (112 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
13.
Wedding in Blood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy... (95 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
14.
Love & Anarchy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a friend is murdered by the Facists, a melancholy farmer takes up residence in a Roman brothel as he and an anarchist prostitute plot to assassinate Mussolini. (124 mins.)
 
15.
Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Don Quixote is obsessed with knighthood and its honor codes. Together with his singular squire Sancho Panza, Don Quixote remembers the adventures they have shared. (132 mins.)
 
16.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer. (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
17.
No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Resident in an industrial city, Martín is a lonely man who lives isolated in his villa where he has... (88 mins.)
Director: Pedro Olea
 
18.
The Paper Chase (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor. (113 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
19.
Torso (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
20.
The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality. (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
21.
Yasagure anego den: sôkatsu rinchi (1973)
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Ocho gets abducted by a yakuza clan that uses a gang of women to smuggle drugs in their vaginas. Finding out that the kingpin had killed the last boss and abducted his daughter, Ocho joins forces with the drug mules against the clan. (86 mins.)
Director: Teruo Ishii
 
22.
La corrupción de Chris Miller (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims? (107 mins.)
 
23.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
24.
Walking Tall (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
25.
Zenka onna: koroshi-bushi (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After her father is exploited and killed by a yakuza gang, a tough woman, fresh out of prison, exacts her revenge over said gang with the help of three girls she met in prison. (86 mins.)
Director: Atsushi Mihori
 
26.
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
27.
The Last of Sheila (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly. (120 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
28.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
29.
Coffy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
30.
A Touch of Class (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst. (106 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
 
31.
The Way We Were (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart. (118 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
32.
Robin Hood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. (83 mins.)
 
34.
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during... (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
35.
The Last Detail (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
36.
Live and Let Die (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
37.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own. (74 mins.)
Director: John Newland
 
38.
To Love, Perhaps to Die (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Set in the future, the story follows a nurse who tries to bring her own style of relief to people condemned to die. Her identity is a mystery and she may not be quite what she seems. (100 mins.)
 
39.
The Vault of Horror (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building. (87 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
40.
Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love... (87 mins.)
Director: Javier Aguirre
 
41.
The Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights... (91 mins.)
 
42.
Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat. (95 mins.)
 
43.
A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station. (74 mins.)
 
44.
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
45.
Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A photographer named Kitty (Susan Scott) watched through a tourist telescope the killing of a woman through the window of a nearby house... (84 mins.)
 
46.
El asesino está entre los trece (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A widow invites a number of guests to stay at her mansion. She reveals that she knows that one of the group killed her husband. Soon they too are being murdered one by one. (93 mins.)
Director: Javier Aguirre
 
47.
Night Watch (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ellen Wheeler, a rich woman, is recovering from a nervous breakdown with the help of her husband and a good friend... (99 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
48.
Count Dracula's Great Love (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into... (85 mins.)
Director: Javier Aguirre
 
49.
Curse of the Devil (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A man whose ancestors executed a witch is turned into a werewolf by modern-day descendants of the executed witch. (73 mins.)
 
50.
Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police... (93 mins.)
Director: Georg Fenady
 
51.
Baba Yaga (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch. (91 mins.)
Director: Corrado Farina
 
52.
No One Heard the Scream (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A high-class call girl witnesses her neighbor disposing of his wife's body. The man kidnaps her and forces her to help him. An unexpected relationship develops. (90 mins.)
 
53.
Bell from Hell (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters... (106 mins.)
 
54.
It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two sisters running a small hotel in Spain kill female tourists whose morals do not meet their strict religious standards. (83 mins.)
Director: Eugene Martin
 
55.
Lisa and the Devil (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Surreal goings-on at a Spanish villa in this poetic horror fairytale, which was crassly re-edited into The House of Exorcism for US release. (95 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
56.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner. (108 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
57.
Satan's School for Girls (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A young woman investigating her sister's suicide at a private girls' school finds herself battling a Satanic cult. (78 mins.)
 
58.
The Legend of Blood Castle (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty... (102 mins.)
Director: Jorge Grau
 
59.
El espectro del terror (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A twisted sleazebag stalks and strangles gorgeous women in this Spanish terror classic. (81 mins.)
 
60.
Computer Killers (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy... (90 mins.)
Director: Antony Balch
 
61.
L'événement le plus important depuis que l'homme a marché sur la lune (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A male Parisian driving school owner who goes to see his doctor and complains of feeling run down is pronounced four months pregnant... (92 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
62.
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will... (92 mins.)
 
63.
The Baby (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant. (84 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
64.
Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him. (89 mins.)
Director: Leon Klimovsky