1975

movies from 1975 worth a look, including cult classic 'Thundercrack!', possibly the most bizarrely entertaining film of all time.
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1.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1977 Short Film)
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs... (11 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
 
2.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
3.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
4.
The Passenger (1975)
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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.)
 
5.
Deep Red (1975)
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
6.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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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
“ #6 would have been Thundercrack! but it won't allow me to add it to the list. Curt McDowell and George Kuchar's trashfest worth catching if you can ever find it being shown... ” - maddox-richard
 
7.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
8.
The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975 Documentary)
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. (97 mins.)
 
9.
The Travelling Players (1975)
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
10.
Sholay (1975)
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After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him. (198 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
11.
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
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Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car. (88 mins.)
Director: Ivo Caprino
 
12.
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies... (109 mins.)
 
13.
Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
14.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
15.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
16.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
17.
Love and Death (1975)
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In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
18.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
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A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (91 mins.)
Director: L.Q. Jones
 
19.
Welfare (1975 Documentary)
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WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering... (167 mins.)
 
20.
Thundercrack! (1975)
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On a dark and stormy night, a group of strangers find themselves stranded at a remote mansion, so they soon indulge in swapping bizarre personal stories - and bodily fluids. (160 mins.)
Director: Curt McDowell
 
21.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
 
22.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (159 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
23.
Graveyard of Honor (1975)
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A self-destructive man becomes a powerful member of the Japanese mafia but quickly loses his self control. Based on the true story of Rikio Ishikawa. (94 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
24.
French Connection II (1975)
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"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York. (119 mins.)
 
25.
Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)
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Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid. (152 mins.)
Director: Jun'ya Satô
 
26.
Hustle (1975)
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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
 
27.
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist. (106 mins.)
 
28.
The Story of Sin (1975)
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The teenage girl is first seen confessing and warned about having any impure thoughts or feelings. Her... (130 mins.)
 
29.
Carry on Behind (1975)
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Professors Vooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold... (90 mins.)
Director: Gerald Thomas
 
30.
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
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The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
31.
Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
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Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom. (97 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
32.
Race with the Devil (1975)
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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
33.
Shivers (1975)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
 
34.
Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975)
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Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt... (120 mins.)
 
35.
Night of the Walking Dead (1975)
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In a 19th century village, a young aristocrat suffering from a terminal disease finds herself being drawn to the underground world of vampires and their strange rituals. (90 mins.)
Director: León Klimovsky
 
36.
Black Moon (1975)
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To escape a war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an expansive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural lifestyle. (95 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
37.
Hester Street (1975)
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have... (89 mins.)
 
38.
My Friends (1975)
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Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence... (140 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
39.
Dragon Flies (1975)
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up. (111 mins.)
 
40.
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
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Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one. (125 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
41.
Operation: Daybreak (1975)
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In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services. (118 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
42.
Slade in Flame (1975)
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Light the Rock n' Roll spark with a Flame in the guise of Dave, Noddy, Jim and Don and their showcase of the rise and demise of rock band Flame... (91 mins.)
 
43.
Smile (1975)
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo... (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
44.
Black Emanuelle (1975)
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In her first onscreen adventure, journalist/photographer Mae Jordan (known to her readers as "Emanuelle") travels to Africa on assignment... (91 mins.)
Director: Albert Thomas
 
45.
Australia After Dark (1975 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: John D. Lamond
 
46.
Cooley High (1975)
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In 1964, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest... (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
47.
Overlord (1975)
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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day. (83 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
 
48.
Autopsy (1975)
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A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders. (100 mins.)
 
49.
Moonrunners (1975)
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Grady and Bobby Lee run moonshine for Uncle Jesse, who prides himself on his old-school moonshining methods, and refuses to buckle in to the 'big business moonshine' of Jake, who controls these parts for New York mobsters. (110 mins.)
Director: Gy Waldron
 
50.
The Maids (1975)
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A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out... (95 mins.)
 
51.
Lips of Blood (1975)
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Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there. (88 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
52.
The Beast (1975)
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A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumors that cloud the family's name. (93 mins.)
 
53.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
54.
Bite the Bullet (1975)
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert. (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
55.
I Will Fight No More Forever (1975 TV Movie)
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In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public. (105 mins.)
 
56.
Hearts of the West (1975)
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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west... (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Zieff
 
57.
The Ghoul (1975)
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Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed... (88 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
58.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
59.
The Promised Land (1975)
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete... (179 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
60.
White Collar Blues (1975)
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Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy... (108 mins.)
Director: Luciano Salce
 
61.
Afonya (1975)
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The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N... (92 mins.)
 
62.
Darktown Strutters (1975)
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Syreena must investigate the disappearance of her mother, Cinderella. A series of wild complications follow. (90 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
63.
Dolemite (1975)
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Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs... (90 mins.)
 
64.
How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975)
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There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife's family as servants... (96 mins.)
 
65.
Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
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Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit. (104 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
66.
Diamonds (1975)
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Richard Roundtree (SHAFT), Robert Shaw (JAWS) and $100 Million of the Hottest Rocks in the World! (120 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
 
67.
Il solco di pesca (1975)
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(92 mins.)
 
68.
Windows (1975 Short Film)
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A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location... (4 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
69.
Water Wrackets (1975 Short Film)
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change)... (12 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
70.
Bod (1975 TV Series)
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The adventures of a little boy called Bod, who lives in a town with his friends Aunt Flo, P.C. Copper, Frank the Postman and Farmer Barleymow. Each episode also featured Alberto Frog and his Amazing Animal Band. (15 mins.)
 
71.
Maya the Bee (1975 TV Series)
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The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures. (30 mins.)
 
72.
A Dog of Flanders (1975 TV Series)
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(24 mins.)
Director: Yoshio Kuroda
 
73.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
Episode: Cracked Actor (1975)
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BBC documentary showing David Bowie looking back on his Ziggy Stardust character during his Diamond Dogs tour.
 
74.
Survivors (1975 TV Series)
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must... (50 mins.)
 
75.
The Changes (1975 Mini-Series)
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Children's drama set in modern-day England - but with a major difference: everyone has rebelled against modern technology (electricity... (25 mins.)
 
76.
The Invisible Man (1975 TV Series)
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The weekly adventures of Dr. Daniel Westin, an invisible scientist working as an agent for a private thinktank. (60 mins.)
Director: Leslie Stevens
 
77.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Dragon's Domain (1975)
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Discredited eagle pilot Tony Cellini is beset by recurring nightmares in which he was the only survivor of disastrous space mission. Now the moon is approaching the same set of circumstances that Cellini encountered. (50 mins.)
 
78.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space. (50 mins.)
 
79.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Poppy (1975)
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Vic Labbett, a violent robber who fled England following a robbery, has now returned from exile but only temporarily... (60 mins.)
 
80.
The Sweeney (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1975)
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The day before the start of a new term, the university branch of the National Mercian bank is robbed... (60 mins.)
 
81.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
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The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks. (45 mins.)
 
82.
Johnny Go Home: The Murder of Billy Two-Tone (1975 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: John Willis
 
83.
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975 TV Movie)
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The original Muppet Show Pilot. The guests include the Seven Deadly Sins. (30 mins.)
Director: Dave Wilson
 
84.
Sneak Previews (1975 TV Series)
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Two critics review films both old and new. (30 mins.)
Director: Rudi Goldman
 
85.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
86.
Poachers (1975)
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Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains. (82 mins.)
Director: Jose L. Borau
 
87.
Thriller (1973 TV Series)
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror. (65 mins.)
 
88.
Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy. (94 mins.)
Director: Aldo Lado
 
89.
Le orme (1975)
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A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them. (96 mins.)
Director: Luigi Bazzoni
 
90.
Baretta (1975 TV Series)
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The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta. (60 mins.)
 
91.
L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
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Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora... (86 mins.)
Director: Luigi Cozzi
 
92.
Night of the Howling Beast (1975)
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Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains... (94 mins.)
Director: M.I. Bonns