The Neglected 70's - Weed, Women and Paranoia

Here are a bunch of films from that great decade that I feel, for whatever reason, are not generally given their due today. Some were originally hits, others were bombs. Some are arguably classic works, others are more curiosity pieces or guilty pleasures.
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1.
Fat City (1972)
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
2.
Night Moves (1975)
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Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
3.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
4.
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
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Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
5.
3 Women (1977)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
6.
Mr. Klein (1976)
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France... (123 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
7.
Old Boyfriends (1979)
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When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her former boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way. (103 mins.)
Director: Joan Tewkesbury
 
8.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
9.
Loving (1970)
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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace... (89 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
10.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
11.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
12.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
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'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives... (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
13.
Straight Time (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
14.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
15.
Hustle (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
16.
Violette (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences. (124 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
17.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
18.
Magic (1978)
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart. (107 mins.)
 
19.
Monte Walsh (1970)
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An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either. (106 mins.)
 
20.
The Disappearance (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Thriller about a contract killer whose wife has disappeared. When he is hired by an international organisation to carry out a "shy" or hit, he suspects they are connected with her disappearance. (100 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
 
21.
The American Friend (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
22.
The Hospital (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital. (103 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
23.
Juggernaut (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic. (109 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
24.
The Human Factor (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a leak of information in the African Section of British Intelligence is discovered security man Daintry is brought in to investigate. (115 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
25.
The Driver (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
"The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet... (91 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
26.
Telefon (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Russian officer is sent to USA to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
27.
The Drowning Pool (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. (108 mins.)
 
28.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
29.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The gangs of Jesse James and Cole Younger join forces for a bungled robbery of the bank in Northfield, MN. (91 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
30.
The Passenger (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (119 mins.)
 
31.
Fingers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
32.
Save the Tiger (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals. (100 mins.)
 
33.
Breezy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex... (106 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (125 mins.)
 
36.
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored. (84 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
37.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
38.
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to... (116 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
39.
1900 (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides. (317 mins.)
 
40.
Rio Lobo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
41.
Black Sunday (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance. (143 mins.)
 
42.
California Split (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
43.
Sorcerer (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. (121 mins.)
 
44.
The Gambler (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this he cannot stop gambling. (111 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
45.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He... (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
46.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
47.
The Parallax View (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines. (102 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
48.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist. (106 mins.)
“ The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum ” - seanmrcondon
 
49.
Rabid (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. (91 mins.)
 
50.
Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only... (126 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
51.
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment.... (108 mins.)
 
52.
Saint Jack (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying... (112 mins.)
 
53.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
“ The Marriage of Maria Braun ” - seanmrcondon