Best of the Seventies!by willi-beckenlehner | created - 22 Feb 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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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: 1,016,377 | Gross: $322.74M
2. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 137,466 | Gross: $134.22M
3. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 461,377 | Gross: $260.00M
4. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
GP | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.
Votes: 80,447 | Gross: $43.82M
5. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 81,437 | Gross: $35.38M
6. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.
Votes: 80,305 | Gross: $20.97M
7. 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: 83,057 | Gross: $46.80M
10. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 889,204 | Gross: $57.30M
11. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
13. 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: 154,397 | Gross: $132.09M
14. They Call Me Trinity (1970)
G | 113 min | Comedy, Western
A lazy, unorthodox gunfighter and his portly, horse-thieving brother defend a Mormon settlement from a land-grabbing Major and his henchmen.
15. Trinity Is STILL My Name! (1971)
G | 117 min | Comedy, Western
Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.
17. Flatfoot in Hong Kong (1975)
115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Piedone (Bigfoot) Rizzo is accused of drugs trafficking. In order to clear his name he has to find out who is the person, from a Mafia ring, who has infiltrated his police department.
18. Piedone l'africano (1978)
115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Commissary Rizzo in Napoli gets a message from a policeman from South Africa who wants to meet him. Immediatlz before this meeting the south African policeman is killed. Dying he shows ... See full summary »
19. Il soldato di ventura (1976)
95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Medieval soldier of fortune Ettore is travelling through Europe with his partners looking for fight where they can earn some money. When they come across a Spanish castle under siege by the... See full summary »
20. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 82,581 | Gross: $70.60M
21. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 107,761 | Gross: $106.26M
29. The Magic of Lassie (1978)
G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.
30. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.
33. Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Action, Family, Fantasy
At the New York State University, one of Peter Parker's tutors has accidentally given three students all the materials they need to create an atomic bomb. While Peter Parker tries to find ... See full summary »
34. The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)
90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.
36. Vega$ (1978–1981)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »
38. The AristoCats (1970)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 73,727 | Gross: $55.68M
39. The Rescuers (1977)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.
Votes: 47,869 | Gross: $71.22M
40. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 68,942 | Gross: $115.00M
41. THX 1138 (1971)
R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.
Votes: 42,159 | Gross: $2.44M
42. The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
PG | 129 min | Adventure
Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great.
43. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
GP | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.
Votes: 5,590 | Gross: $5.00M
44. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 36,143 | Gross: $19.00M
45. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
G | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 26,891 | Gross: $12.30M
46. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Votes: 25,989 | Gross: $9.00M
47. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
One decade after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
Votes: 25,086 | Gross: $8.80M
48. Nordsee ist Mordsee (1976)
87 min | Drama
14 years old Uwe grows up in a dull multi-storey apartment building in a suburb of Hamburg. His father is an alcoholic and beats his son while he's drunk. Only together with his clique Uwe ... See full summary »
49. 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: 59,009 | Gross: $94.21M
50. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 187,956 | Gross: $188.76M
51. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 424,130 | Gross: $117.24M
52. Rocky II (1979)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
Votes: 154,501 | Gross: $6.39M
53. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
Votes: 113,918 | Gross: $139.88M
55. The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two worlds collide when the titled Englishman, Lord Brett Sinclair, and the Bronx-raised, self-made American Danny Wilde, reluctantly join forces to right wrongs, and to protect the innocent.
56. UFO (1970–1973)
45 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »
58. Timm Thaler (1979– )
25 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
The series is based on the novel by German author James Krüss. It tells the story of Timm, the boy who traded in his infectious laugh for the ability to win any bet. The man who did the ... See full summary »
59. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 753,556 | Gross: $112.00M
63. Soylent Green (1973)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.
64. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
66. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 497,494 | Gross: $83.47M
67. I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979)
108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In Africa, many years ago, Slim and Tom don't like it when a German tyrant, starts selling all of the African wildlife to Canadian Zoo's! Slim and Tom must teach this guy a lesson by ... See full summary »
68. Even Angels Eat Beans (1973)
PG | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »
69. The Professionals (1977–1983)
50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
This series chronicled the lives of Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley. The mandate of CI5 was to fight terrorism ... See full summary »
71. Catweazle (1970–1971)
30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Catweazle is a magician from the time of the Normans who is cast into the future by magic. With the help of two boys he uses magic in an attempt to return to his own time.
72. The Enforcer (1976)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.
Votes: 34,968 | Gross: $46.20M
73. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 571,175 | Gross: $28.26M
76. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
78. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War
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.
79. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Votes: 27,770 | Gross: $30.93M
80. Paper Moon (1974–1975)
30 min | Comedy
The adventures of Moses Pray, a con artist selling bibles to credulous widows, and Addie , a young girl, as they travel the roads of America during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
81. Convoy (1978)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
Votes: 12,443 | Gross: $45.00M
83. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
86. Living Free (1972)
G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When Elsa's three mischievous cubs begin wreaking havoc on the nearby villages, Joy and her husband are forced to move them hundreds of miles to a game preserve.
87. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)
G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Western
After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".
Votes: 669 | Gross: $45.41M
89. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family (1975)
G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,055 | Gross: $31.22M
90. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.
Votes: 28,760 | Gross: $31.56M
91. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
Votes: 23,285 | Gross: $47.74M
92. 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: 43,700 | Gross: $50.80M
93. The Electric Horseman (1979)
PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A rodeo star past his prime steal his company's horse and rides off into the desert, with a feisty female reporter accompanying him.
Votes: 6,249 | Gross: $61.80M
95. Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Western
Based on the life of Galen Clark, whose determined efforts led to the creation of Yosemite National Park. When he is diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis, and disappointed that he hasn't ... See full summary »
96. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 95,482 | Gross: $43.00M
97. The Lord of the Rings (1978)
PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.
Votes: 25,904 | Gross: $0.92M
98. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
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.
Votes: 144,921 | Gross: $4.00M
99. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 642,903 | Gross: $78.90M
100. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.