Favorite Films of 1973

Updated: 7/16/2016

I have watched 43 films with a 1973 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
2.
High Plains Drifter (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way. (105 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
3.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer. (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
4.
The Crazies (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town. (103 mins.)
 
5.
Mean Streets (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A small-time hood struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
6.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
7.
The Wicker Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
 
8.
Torso (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf... (89 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
9.
Robin Hood (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals. (83 mins.)
 
10.
Papillon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
 
11.
Warlock Moon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young girl mets a boy, they take a trip to the country, and they wind up meeting a creepy old woman who lives in a closed-down resort. (89 mins.)
Director: William Herbert
 
12.
Westworld (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. (88 mins.)
 
13.
Don't Look Now (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
14.
Serpico (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
15.
Soylent Green (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
16.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner. (108 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
18.
Tom Sawyer (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and witnessing a murder. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
19.
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft. (80 mins.)
 
20.
Tom Sawyer (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, two friends in a Mississippi River town, have one adventure after another... (78 mins.)
Director: James Neilson
 
21.
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. (104 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
Return of the Evil Dead (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
500 years after they were blinded and executed for committing human sacrifices, a band of Templar knights... (91 mins.)
 
24.
Sleeper (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
25.
Miracle on 34th Street (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus... (100 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
 
26.
Sisters (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
27.
Walking Tall (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
28.
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Irving
 
29.
Charlotte's Web (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food. (94 mins.)
 
30.
Live and Let Die (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. (121 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
31.
Scalawag (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way. (92 mins.)
Director: Kirk Douglas
 
32.
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A psychiatrist tells stories of four special cases to a colleague. (90 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
33.
The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality. (72 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
34.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability. (93 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
35.
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism... (87 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
36.
Terror on the Beach (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs. (74 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
37.
Blue Summer (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Teenagers pack a van full of beer and go on the road in search of sexual adventures. (79 mins.)
Director: Chuck Vincent
 
38.
The Vault of Horror (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building. (87 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
39.
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race... (95 mins.)
 
40.
Hannah, Queen of the Vampires (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Two archaeologists on a scientific dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that the creatures are about to awaken and attack a nearby village. (75 mins.)
 
41.
Bell from Hell (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters... (106 mins.)
Director: Claudio Guerín
 
42.
Sssssss (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes. (99 mins.)
 
43.
The Baby (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant. (84 mins.)
Director: Ted Post