Best of 1970

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1.
Dodes'ka-den (1970)
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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
 
2.
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
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With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets... (88 mins.)
 
3.
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
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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.
Claire's Knee (1970)
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
5.
Donkey Skin (1970)
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A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
6.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
7.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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A drop-out 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
 
8.
MASH (1970)
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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
9.
The Ear (1990)
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry... (94 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
10.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
11.
Brewster McCloud (1970)
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
12.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
13.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
14.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
15.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
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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
 
16.
Le Boucher (1970)
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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
 
17.
The Conformist (1970)
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (111 mins.)
 
18.
Bed & Board (1970)
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
 
19.
Tristana (1970)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
20.
Performance (1970)
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out... (105 mins.)
 
21.
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous... (96 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
22.
Zabriskie Point (1970)
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology... (110 mins.)
 
23.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... (94 mins.)
 
24.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
25.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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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
 
26.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
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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
 
27.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
28.
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure. (90 mins.)
 
29.
Darling Lili (1970)
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Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend. (136 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
30.
Husbands (1970)
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A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together... (131 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
31.
Love Story (1970)
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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.
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
33.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
34.
Too Late the Hero (1970)
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A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island. (145 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
35.
Airport (1970)
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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
 
36.
The AristoCats (1970)
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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.)
 
37.
Cold Sweat (1970)
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A brutal drug trader takes his violent revenge after his wife is captured by a drug boss. (94 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
38.
Lola (1970)
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A 38 year old American novelist discovers the difficulties of being married to a British 16 year old schoolgirl. (98 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner