Favoritest Movies of 1977

by 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

8.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,035,387 | Gross: $322.74M

2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 156,162 | Gross: $132.09M

3. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.4
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The Peanuts gang goes to summer camp, and they participate in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Duncan Watson, Greg Felton, Stuart Brotman, Gail Davis

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

6.8
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 10,793

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

7.1
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 83,949 | Gross: $46.80M

6. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 7,555 | Gross: $41.69M

7. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

G | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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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.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Dean Jones, Don Knotts, Julie Sommars, Jacques Marin

Votes: 5,673

8. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Episode: Spider-Man (1977)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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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.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Nicholas Hammond, David White, Michael Pataki, Hilly Hicks

Votes: 872

9. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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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.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 44,170 | Gross: $50.80M

10. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

G | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch.

Director: Sam Wanamaker | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting

Votes: 5,584

11. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.6
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A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Votes: 27,382

12. The War in Space (1977)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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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.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kensaku Morita, Yûko Asano, Ryô Ikebe, Masaya Oki

Votes: 339

13. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby

Votes: 14,866

14. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 220,259 | Gross: $39.20M

15. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 3,723

16. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 35,861 | Gross: $126.74M

17. High Anxiety (1977)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

Votes: 16,882 | Gross: $31.06M

18. The Gauntlet (1977)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Votes: 17,544 | Gross: $35.40M

19. Capricorn One (1977)

PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Votes: 17,388

20. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 22,238

21. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 59,908 | Gross: $94.21M

22. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 7,974 | Gross: $30.00M

23. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 19,363 | Gross: $40.10M

24. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 4,554 | Gross: $8.00M

25. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 118 min | Horror

3.7
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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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 18,064 | Gross: $30.75M

26. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.6
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 8,753 | Gross: $14.72M

27. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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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.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Votes: 8,420 | Gross: $9.00M