Best Picture 1974

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1.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
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A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. (144 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
2.
Lenny (1974)
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public. (111 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
3.
Chinatown (1974)
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
4.
The Conversation (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
 
5.
Proceso a Jesús (1974)
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A group of Sephardic Jews actors settles in the city of Toledo (Spain) in order to play a kind of a trial against Jesus... (101 mins.)
 
6.
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. (155 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
7.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
8.
Rabid Dogs (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape. (96 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
9.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
10.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
11.
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother. (103 mins.)
 
12.
Torment (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man retorn to Spain afterwards he becames rich man in America. He falls in love with a woman who works as a servant in his cousin's house. Before getting married he realizes that she's had a torrid affair with a priest. (89 mins.)
Director: Pedro Olea
 
13.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
14.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
15.
Daisy Miller (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In this comedy of manners, Frederick Winterbourne tries to figure out the bright and bubbly Daisy Miller, only to be helped and hindered by false judgments from their fellow friends. (91 mins.)
 
16.
Black Christmas (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
17.
Cover Up (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who... (88 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
 
18.
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers. (95 mins.)
Director: Jorge Grau
 
19.
Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back. (101 mins.)
 
20.
The Black Windmill (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A British Agent's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (106 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
21.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
22.
Shadowman (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The butler of the writer Maxime de Borrego goes to the store of an old lady and tells that his boss... (105 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
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24.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer. (96 mins.)
 
25.
From Beyond the Grave (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner. (97 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
26.
The Beast Must Die (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one? (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Annett
 
27.
Creation of the Damned (1974)
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(96 mins.)
Director: José Ulloa
 
28.
Dead of Night (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
29.
The Towering Inferno (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. (165 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
30.
Earthquake (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles. (123 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
31.
Mousey (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A high school teacher separated from his son plots revenge on his ex-wife. (85 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
32.
Foxy Brown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
33.
Hay que matar a B. (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In a fictitious South American country there's lots of political tension, the labor-unions have all their members on strike... (97 mins.)
Director: Jose L. Borau
 
34.
Evil of Dracula (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teacher assumes a position at a school that's run by a vampire. (87 mins.)
Director: Michio Yamamoto
 
35.
Conversation Piece (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reclusive, retired professor is faced with confronting modernity when a group of vulgar youths, led by an obnoxious marchesa, take up residence in his unused upper residence. (121 mins.)
 
36.
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters... (89 mins.)
Director: Carlos Aured
 
37.
The Centerfold Girls (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A depraved religious fanatic sets out to punish all the "immoral" women who have posed for the center-fold of a men's magazine. (91 mins.)
Director: John Peyser
 
38.
Claudine (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the 1970s Harlem, garbage collector Roop feels intimidated by the idea of dating Claudine who is a single mother of six on welfare. (92 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
39.
Spasmo (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying... (94 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
40.
Caged Heat (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden. (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
41.
The Front Page (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
42.
L'uomo senza memoria (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An amnesiac man begins to think he may have lived a double life. (92 mins.)
Director: Duccio Tessari
 
43.
The Killer Wore Gloves (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A murder of a man in an airport restroom leads to a series of mysterious killings in London. (90 mins.)
Director: John Wood
 
44.
Night of the Assassins (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer.... (82 mins.)
Director: Jesús Franco
 
45.
Ten Little Indians (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
46.
Devil Times Five (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken... (88 mins.)
Director: Sean MacGregor
 
47.
The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
48.
The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Patrick Davenant con alcuni familiari e amici si reca, dopo una festa, a visitare un vecchio teatro di proprietà della famiglia... (99 mins.)
 
49.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
50.
The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns... (88 mins.)
Director: Paul Harrison
 
51.
Death Cruise (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Several couples are notified that they have won an ocean cruise, but they actually have been lured onto a ship so that they can be murdered. (75 mins.)
Director: Ralph Senensky
 
52.
Airport 1975 (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land. (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
53.
Craze (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol. (96 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
54.
Say It with Flowers (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
La acción comienza en blanco y negro, como en un recuerdo. Klaus es un militar nazi que acaba de fallar un atentado contra Hitler... (100 mins.)
Director: Pierre Grimblat