II: 70's Hollywood

Lesser known works from the much celebrated period in American cinema.
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1.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
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A story of two men drag-racing across the U.S. in a primer grey '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver. (102 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
2.
Scarecrow (1973)
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Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together. (112 mins.)
 
3.
Cockfighter (1974)
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Southern action drama film about cockfighting. (83 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
4.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
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An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
5.
Straight Time (1978)
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
6.
Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
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Bored with his highway traffic duties, Arizona motorcycle patrolman John Wintergreen is assigned to Homicide where his polite investigative style irks his macho boss. (114 mins.)
 
7.
Prime Cut (1972)
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A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out. (88 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
8.
California Split (1974)
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but... (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
9.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
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A housewife with an abusive husband has an affair with a writer. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
10.
Out of the Blue (1980)
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
11.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
12.
Vanishing Point (1971)
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During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops. (99 mins.)
 
13.
Sorcerer (1977)
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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. (121 mins.)
 
14.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
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After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
15.
Night Moves (1975)
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Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. (100 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
16.
The Driver (1978)
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"The Driver" is a specialist in a rare business: he drives getaway cars in robberies. His exceptional talent prevented him from being caught yet... (91 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
17.
Fat City (1972)
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
18.
The Stunt Man (1980)
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
19.
3 Women (1977)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
20.
Wise Blood (1979)
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A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church. (106 mins.)
Director: Jhon Huston
 
21.
Play It As It Lays (1972)
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A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
22.
The Last of Sheila (1973)
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly. (120 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
23.
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
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This film follows an antisocial working-class husband and father struggling to find work in the Midwest... (90 mins.)
Director: Jon Jost
 
24.
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
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In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail. (119 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
 
25.
Coming Apart (1969)
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Psychiatrist installs a concealed movie camera in his apartment to record the screwed-up lives of the women who visit him. (110 mins.)
 
26.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
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Larry Rayder is an aspiring NASCAR driver, Deke Sommers is mechanic. As they feel they collectively are the best... (93 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
27.
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
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A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant. (114 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
28.
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
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Bill Cosby and Robert Culp ("I Spy") are united again as private eyes in this Walter Hill-scripted "film noir." Searching for a missing girl, they find themselves involved with vicious criminals and precipitating a string of deaths. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Culp
 
29.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City. (110 mins.)
 
30.
Fiona (1977)
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Heavily fictionalised 'autobiography' of 70s sex superstar Fiona Richmond. (80 mins.)
 
31.
The Hired Hand (1971)
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Harry returns home to his wife and farm after drifting with his friend Arch and has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Fonda
 
32.
Prince of the City (1981)
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted. (167 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
33.
Interiors (1978)
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Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
34.
Payday (1973)
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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances... (103 mins.)
Director: Daryl Duke
 
35.
Klute (1971)
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute. (114 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
36.
Cutter's Way (1981)
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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter. (109 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
 
37.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
38.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
39.
The Parallax View (1974)
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines. (102 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
40.
Little Murders (1971)
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Comedy about how New Yorkers are coping with pervasive urban violence, obscene phone calls, rusty water pipes, electrical blackouts, paranoia and ethnic-racial conflict during a typical summer of the 1970s. (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Arkin
 
41.
The Whole Shootin' Match (1978)
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Lloyd (Lou Perry) and Frank (Sonny Davis), two lifelong friends and self-styled entrepreneurs in Austin... (109 mins.)
Director: Eagle Pennell
 
42.
Dillinger (1973)
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down. (107 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
43.
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
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'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives... (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
44.
Cruising (1980)
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men. (102 mins.)
 
45.
Tracks (1977)
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A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial... (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Jaglom
 
46.
Fingers (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother. (90 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
47.
The Last Movie (1971)
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A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas... (108 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
48.
Maidstone (1970)
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Norman T. Kingsley, famous movie director, runs for President. (110 mins.)
Director: Norman Mailer
 
49.
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad. (88 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
50.
Cisco Pike (1972)
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A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 keys of confiscated marijuana in one weekend. (95 mins.)
Director: B.L. Norton
 
51.
Wanda (1970)
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In the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, Wanda Goronski is constantly drinking to shut out the problems in her life... (102 mins.)
Director: Barbara Loden