Favorite Films of 1975

Updated: 2/12/2017

I have watched 35 films with a 1975 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
3.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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
 
4.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
 
5.
Deep Red (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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.
Shivers (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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.)
 
7.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural summer 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.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
9.
Cooley High (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
10.
Nashville (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
11.
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (119 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
12.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae. (30 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
13.
The Night That Panicked America (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
14.
The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
15.
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Stuart Millar
 
16.
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Tokar
 
17.
Night of the Seagulls (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place. (89 mins.)
 
18.
Vampyres (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Larraz
 
19.
Race with the Devil (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
20.
The Beast (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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.)
 
21.
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn... (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Connor
 
22.
The Hindenburg (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames. (125 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
23.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
24.
The Devil's Rain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A bunch of Satanists in the American rural landscape have terrible powers which enable them to melt their victims... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
25.
Black Moon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle. (95 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
26.
The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
27.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
28.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
 
29.
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines. (96 mins.)
Director: Don Edmonds
 
30.
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee. (109 mins.)
Director: Earl Bellamy
 
31.
L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death. (95 mins.)
 
32.
Evil Eye (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
The police has to face some extremely brutal murders. How is the rich playboy Peter Crane (Jorge Rivero) involved in this? He suffers from horrible nightmares that make him believe that he is responsible for these murders... (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Siciliano
 
33.
Bug (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town... (99 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
34.
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
35.
Pick-up (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Sexy hippie chicks Carol and Maureen get more than they bargained for when they hitch a ride with groovy... (80 mins.)