My Best Films of 1975

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1.
Welfare (1975 Documentary)
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WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering... (167 mins.)
 
2.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
3.
Nashville (1975)
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Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (159 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
4.
Moses and Aaron (1975)
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(107 mins.)
 
5.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
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An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
6.
The Travelling Players (1975)
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Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)
 
7.
Milestones (1975 Documentary)
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"A many-faceted portrait of those individuals who sought radical solutions to social problems in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s... (195 mins.)
 
8.
The Passenger (1975)
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A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (119 mins.)
 
9.
Numéro deux (1975)
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An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family. (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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11.
India Song (1975)
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Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she... (120 mins.)
 
12.
The Mirror (1975)
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (108 mins.)
 
13.
Fox and His Friends (1975)
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Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict... (123 mins.)
 
14.
Four Seasons (1972 Documentary)
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The last collaboration of Artavazd Peleshian and cinematographer Mikhail Vartanov is a film-essay about Armenia's shepherds, about the contradiction and the harmony between man and nature, scored to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. (29 mins.)
 
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.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
17.
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
 
18.
Seven Beauties (1975)
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The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso. (115 mins.)
 
19.
Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute (1975 Documentary)
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Documentary - (The interviewer is an Asian male director, Shohei Imamura.) Interview with Kikuyo Zendo... (75 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
20.
Love and Death (1975)
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In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
21.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
22.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1975 Short Film)
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs... (11 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
 
23.
A Woman's Decision (1975)
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The main character is a bookkeeper, 40, who lives a quiet, uninteresting life with her husband and son of school age... (98 mins.)
 
24.
Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)
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The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant. (177 mins.)
 
25.
Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975)
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Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt... (120 mins.)
 
26.
Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
27.
Winstanley (1975)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kevin Brownlow
 
28.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
29.
The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975 Documentary)
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. (97 mins.)
 
30.
Two Solutions for One Problem (1975 Short Film)
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When one boy tears another boy's book, it is up to the two of them to decide how to handle it. (5 mins.)
 
31.
Mozart in Love (1975)
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An irreverent take on Mozart's relations with the three Weber sisters: Louisa, whom he loved, but who didn't love him; Constanza... (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Rappaport
 
32.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975 Short Film)
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A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae. (30 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
33.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
 
34.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
35.
Organism (1975 Short Film)
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Chaos and confusion seem to multiply in every corner of the Big Apple. Yet there seems to be some order... (19 mins.)
Director: Hilary Harris
 
36.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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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. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
37.
Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)
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Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child... (88 mins.)
 
38.
Dersu Uzala (1975)
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The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (144 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
39.
Muna Moto (1975)
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Ngando and Ndomé; are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé; but her family reminds him that the traditional dowry must be settled... (100 mins.)
 
40.
The Story of Adele H (1975)
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Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant. (96 mins.)
 
41.
Windows (1975 Short Film)
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A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location... (4 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
42.
Maria (1975 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
 
43.
Afonya (1975)
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The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N... (92 mins.)
 
44.
Overlord (1975)
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During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day. (83 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
 
45.
The Devil's Cleavage (1975)
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Involves a nurse trapped in an unhappy marriage who escapes the big city in search of greener pastures in Blessed Prairie, Oklahoma. Swerving from earnest homage to dark satire. (122 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
46.
Kaseki (1975)
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(200 mins.)