Favorite Films of 1970

Updated: 8/17/14
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1.
MASH (1970)
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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
2.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
3.
Rio Lobo (1970)
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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
4.
7 Plus Seven (1970 Documentary)
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The... (52 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
5.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
6.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
 
7.
Catch-22 (1970)
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
8.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
9.
A Man Called Horse (1970)
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In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader. (114 mins.)
 
10.
The AristoCats (1970)
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
 
11.
Chisum (1970)
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. (111 mins.)
 
12.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
13.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
14.
Mark of the Devil (1970)
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Udo Kier is a witch hunter apprentice to Herbert Lom. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways... (90 mins.)
 
15.
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
16.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
17.
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
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A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results. (83 mins.)
Director: David Durston
 
18.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
19.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
20.
Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)
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A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
21.
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
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A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist. (95 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
22.
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
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Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust? (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
23.
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc. (95 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Sangster
 
24.
Horton Hears a Who! (1970 Short Film)
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Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists. (26 mins.)
 
25.
Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
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A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old. (78 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
26.
Cauldron of Blood (1970)
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A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target. (97 mins.)
Director: Santos Alcocer
 
27.
Bloody Mama (1970)
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A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
28.
The Fifth Day of Peace (1970)
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At the end of WW II, German deserters are tried for desertion by fellow POWs inside a prisoner of war camp for Nazis. (110 mins.)
 
29.
Crescendo (1970)
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Stefanie Powers stars as an American girl who goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
30.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
31.
The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)
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A tale of witchcraft, black magic and a haunted house in the Amish country. (74 mins.)
 
32.
Blood Mania (1970)
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A sex-crazed nympho helps speed along her father's death so she can use the inheritance to help out her depraved boyfriend. (81 mins.)
Director: Robert O'Neil
 
33.
El vampiro de la autopista (1971)
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Some kind of sadist, but not human, is murdering people. A doctor is convinced that the killings are the evil workings of a reclusive odd baron who died many years ago. (90 mins.)
 
34.
Count Dracula (1970)
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Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens. (98 mins.)
Director: Jesse Franco
 
35.
Five Bloody Graves (1969)
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A former Civil War soldier returns to take revenge from a Yaqui chief who killed his wife in the marriage night. Death plays with both men, plus gun-runners and gold-runners, as her emissaries on Earth, to do a large harvest of souls. (88 mins.)
Director: Al Adamson