Favorite Films of 1971

Updated: 11/25/15
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
The French Connection (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (104 mins.)
 
2.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
 
3.
Play Misty for Me (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. (102 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
4.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
5.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
 
6.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
7.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of scientists investigates a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
8.
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
9.
Walkabout (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
10.
Straw Dogs (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. (113 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
11.
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be? (104 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
12.
Requiem for a Vampire (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
 
13.
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. (157 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
14.
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it? (104 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
15.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
16.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
 
17.
A Bay of Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
18.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
 
19.
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town. (91 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
20.
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them. (103 mins.)
 
21.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Dr. Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
22.
The Omega Man (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
23.
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Horror thriller set in 17th century England about the children of a village slowly converting into a coven of devil worshipers. (97 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
24.
Countess Dracula (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding... (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
25.
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An archaeological expedition brings back to London the coffin of an Egyptian queen known for her magical powers... (94 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
26.
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
27.
Scandalous John (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A crotchety old ranch owner fights to be able to live his life the way he wants to, and not the way other people--and the law--tell him he has to. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Butler
 
28.
The Devil's Backbone (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Army deserter Capt. Viktor Kaleb is offered a pardon and reinstatement in the cavalry if he agrees to lead a special forces group in a raid against an Apache stronghold into Mexico. (100 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
29.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
With the help of a time machine, Peter Cottontail must rescue Easter from the hands of the malicious Irontail. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Billy Jack (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway. (114 mins.)
Director: T.C. Frank
 
31.
See No Evil (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor. (89 mins.)
 
32.
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Duffell
 
33.
The Big Doll House (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
34.
Black Beauty (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When farmer Evan's mare has a fine son, he promises the black stallion to his son Joe. The youngster enjoy growing up as playmates... (106 mins.)
Director: James Hill
 
35.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. (97 mins.)
 
36.
The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
37.
There's Always Vanilla (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman whom he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support. (93 mins.)
 
38.
Cold Turkey (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort. (99 mins.)
Director: Norman Lear
 
39.
Willard (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A social misfit uses his only friends, his pet rats, to exact revenge on his tormentors. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
40.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage. (85 mins.)
 
41.
The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost... (86 mins.)
Director: León Klimovsky
 
42.
Gebissen wird nur nachts (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn't know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary. (102 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
43.
The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan. (92 mins.)