Movies i saw in the 70's in the theater

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1.
Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
 
2.
King Kong (1976)
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla. (134 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
3.
Westworld (1973)
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A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (88 mins.)
 
4.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ saw it again and again and again and again and again that summer ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
5.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
6.
Halloween (1978)
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Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ gave me nightmares and was the first real horror movie i ever saw ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
7.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
8.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
“ this movie was pretty much my babysitter since i was 9 and had no friends since we just moved into town ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
9.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
10.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
11.
Pete's Dragon (1977)
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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit. (128 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
12.
Sorcerer (1977)
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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.)
 
13.
The Boatniks (1970)
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Young and awkward, US coast guard ensign, Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father... (99 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
14.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
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Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
“ saw this in Tulsa it was sold out the showing i saw i was the first in line ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
15.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? (97 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
16.
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)
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The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore. (88 mins.)
 
17.
Freaky Friday (1976)
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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
 
18.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
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An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
19.
You Light Up My Life (1977)
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Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress... (90 mins.)
Director: Joseph Brooks
 
20.
Ice Castles (1978)
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A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater... (108 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
21.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
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James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed. (125 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
22.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. (132 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
23.
Meatballs (1979)
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Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. (94 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ got in so much trouble after seeing Meatballs not because of the movie but because we stayed at the theater for hours and jumped from one movie to another ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
24.
Old Dracula (1974)
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A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black. (88 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
25.
Love at First Bite (1979)
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This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle... (96 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
 
26.
The Black Bird (1975)
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The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it. (110 mins.)
Director: David Giler
 
27.
Damnation Alley (1977)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
28.
Rollercoaster (1977)
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A blackmailer threatens to sabotage roller-coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom. (119 mins.)
Director: James Goldstone
 
29.
Rocky (1976)
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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.)
 
30.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all. (103 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
31.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
32.
Candleshoe (1977)
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Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with... (101 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
33.
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
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Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back. (105 mins.)
 
34.
Hooper (1978)
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Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work. (99 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
35.
The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
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A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree! (89 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
 
36.
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
 
37.
Shadow of the Hawk (1976)
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The Westernized grandson of a shaman returns to the wilderness to learn more about his Native American heritage. When he encounters powerful evil spirits, he enlists the aid of his lover and a local chief to stop the spirits. (92 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
38.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
39.
Starcrash (1978)
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An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
 
40.
The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
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In the future, human race sets up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships and only three people and their robot dog can stop him. (98 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
41.
The China Syndrome (1979)
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
42.
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben". (93 mins.)
 
43.
The Crater Lake Monster (1977)
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A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals. (85 mins.)
 
44.
Time After Time (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
45.
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An eccentric millionaire and his grandchildren are embroiled in the plights of some forest gnomes who are searching for the rest of their tribe... (84 mins.)
 
46.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker. (93 mins.)
 
47.
Coma (1978)
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When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. (113 mins.)
 
48.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ saw the R rated version with my mom screw the pg version ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
49.
Grease (1978)
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Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
50.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
51.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster. (106 mins.)
 
52.
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
 
53.
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A troubled, rebellious teen drives his rambunctious baseball team out to Houston where they play an exhibition game and the boy meets his estranged father, and hires him as the teams coach. (100 mins.)
 
54.
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
In this third film of the Bad News Bears series, Tony Curtis plays a small time promoter/hustler who... (91 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
55.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
56.
The Gauntlet (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ saw this at the drive in when i was in Wyoming visiting my grandparents ” - simpsonsfanforever
 
57.
Coming Home (1978)
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there. (127 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
58.
The Shout (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A traveler by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host. (86 mins.)
 
59.
California Suite (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
60.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Mystery abounds when it is discovered that, one by one, the greatest Chefs in Europe are being killed... (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff