Favoritest Movies of 1977by Tincage | created - 18 Feb 2012 | updated - 18 Feb 2012 | Public
I'm making possibly the most comprehensive favorite movie list ever!!! Ranking every movie I've ever seen using Paired Comparison Analysis. First, year by year. Then, the top 80th percentile from each year advance to the decade round, and from there the all time round.
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,035,387 | Gross: $322.74M
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 156,162 | Gross: $132.09M
3. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.
Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $3.22M
I love that shot of Snoopy in his tent, with a full bed, an ice cream sundae and a western on TV. That image is so comfortable looking, it's comforting.
4. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.
Loved. LOVED this movie as a kid, but Peter Jackson need not trouble us with singing ;)
5. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 83,949 | Gross: $46.80M
6. Oh, God! (1977)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Votes: 7,555 | Gross: $41.69M
7. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)
G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When an extortionist threatens to force a multi-suicide unless a huge ransom is paid, only Peter Parker can stop him with his new powers as Spider-Man.
9. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 44,170 | Gross: $50.80M
10. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.
11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.
12. The War in Space (1977)
85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.
18. The Gauntlet (1977)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 17,544 | Gross: $35.40M
19. Capricorn One (1977)
PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller
A N.A.S.A. Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.
21. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 59,908 | Gross: $94.21M
22. Airport '77 (1977)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.
Votes: 7,974 | Gross: $30.00M
24. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.
Votes: 4,554 | Gross: $8.00M
25. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
R | 118 min | Horror
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.
Votes: 18,064 | Gross: $30.75M
27. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.
Votes: 8,420 | Gross: $9.00M