Best Picture 1976

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1.
Obsession (1976)
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
2.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
3.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
4.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
5.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
6.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
7.
Family Plot (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California. (120 mins.)
 
8.
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar. (82 mins.)
 
9.
Marathon Man (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
 
10.
The Inugami Family (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(146 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
11.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
12.
The Tenant (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. (126 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
13.
Face to Face (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny... (114 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
14.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
15.
The Confessional (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her... (104 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
 
16.
Bound for Glory (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. (147 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
17.
Logan's Run (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
18.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
19.
Murder by Death (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
 
20.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life. (100 mins.)
 
21.
Futureworld (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex employee is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
 
22.
The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village. (110 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
 
23.
Silver Streak (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (114 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
24.
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A female hustler is chasing after rich men, but becomes repeatedly mixed up with a suave con man and card shark through a series of misadventures before falling in love with him. (103 mins.)
Director: Melvin Frank
 
25.
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. (98 mins.)
Director: Alfred Sole
 
26.
The House by the Lake (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house... (87 mins.)
Director: William Fruet
 
27.
Lifeguard (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California... (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
28.
Voyage of the Damned (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom. (155 mins.)
 
29.
Freaky Friday (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
30.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
 
31.
King Kong (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
32.
A Star Is Born (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. (139 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
33.
El miedo no anda en burro (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A maid and her boss's dog are the inheritors of a large fortune of money, properties and mansions. However, the boss's furious relatives scheme several unsuccessful plans to get rid of them. (88 mins.)
 
34.
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game... (115 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
35.
Trauma (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin. (84 mins.)
 
36.
God Told Me To (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to." (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
37.
Plot of Fear (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus... (98 mins.)
Director: Paolo Cavara
 
38.
Eaten Alive (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (91 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper