Best films, 1976

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1.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
2.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
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A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
3.
Rocky (1976)
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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. (120 mins.)
 
4.
All the President's Men (1976)
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
5.
Kings of the Road (1976)
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together. (175 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
6.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
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Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts... (139 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
7.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
8.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
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Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments and eventually, grow up. (105 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
9.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
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A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
 
10.
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
11.
Martin (1978)
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A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
12.
Insiang (1976)
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The first Filipino film to show at the Cannes Film Festival is set in the slums of Manila. A beautiful girl gets raped by her mother's lover, and then learns how to exact revenge. (95 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
13.
Black and White in Color (1976)
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French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors... (90 mins.)
 
14.
Lost, Lost, Lost (1976 Documentary)
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(180 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
15.
Bound for Glory (1976)
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The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer. (147 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
16.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
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An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
17.
Rendezvous (1976 Short Film)
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A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris. (9 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
18.
The Marquise of O (1976)
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A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count. (102 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
19.
Fellini's Casanova (1976)
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Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone... (155 mins.)
 
20.
Je Tu Il Elle (1974)
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'Je' is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room. 'Tu' is the script. 'Il' is a lorry driver. 'Elle' is the girlfriend. (86 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
21.
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
 
22.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
23.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
24.
Challenge of the Masters (1976)
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Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father's teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school. (95 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
 
25.
Logan's Run (1976)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
26.
Chinese Roulette (1976)
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Both the parents of a young teen who walks with crutches, goes on each their secret meeting with lovers, both surprising each other at the family's county home. The daughter arrives and initiates a guessing game of "Chinese roulette". (86 mins.)
 
27.
One People (1976)
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Roy is a handsome Surinam man, who studies in Amsterdam. He hurriedly left his Dutch girlfriend Karina to visit his dying mom in Paramaribo... (111 mins.)
Director: Pim de la Parra
 
28.
The Front (1976)
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand. (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
29.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
30.
The Tenant (1976)
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. (126 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
31.
Meat (1976 Documentary)
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mid 70's documentary that shows how livestock are raised, sold, and processed in the United States. (112 mins.)
 
32.
Marathon Man (1976)
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
 
33.
Duelle (1976)
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The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris. (121 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
34.
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time. (126 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
35.
Bugsy Malone (1976)
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast. (93 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
36.
Don's Party (1976)
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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
37.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
38.
The Shootist (1976)
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
39.
The Omen (1976)
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
40.
Obsession (1976)
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
41.
Heart of Glass (1976)
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The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass". (94 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
42.
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
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The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar. (82 mins.)
 
43.
Werewolf Woman (1976)
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A woman has dreams that she is a werewolf so she goes out and finds men. She proceeds to have sex with... (79 mins.)
Director: R.D. Silver
 
44.
Jackson County Jail (1976)
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This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation... (84 mins.)
Director: Michael Miller
 
45.
Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
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The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s. (102 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
46.
Satan's Brew (1976)
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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance... (112 mins.)
 
47.
Dôjôji (1976 Short Film)
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A man who is on a pilgrimage spends the night with a woman. After they share a moment of passion, he runs away and she chases him. (19 mins.)
 
48.
Futureworld (1976)
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex employee is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
 
49.
Cannonball! (1976)
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This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
50.
Desert (1976 Short Film)
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An experimental short by Stan Brakhage which captures the desert landscape from the view of his hotel room. (11 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
51.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all. (103 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
52.
Car Wash (1976)
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Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
53.
Robin and Marian (1976)
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
54.
Eaten Alive (1976)
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A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (91 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
55.
The Human Tornado (1976)
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A flabby black comedian defends his community from attacks by stereotypical whites. (96 mins.)
Director: Cliff Roquemore
 
56.
Here and Elsewhere (1976 Documentary)
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Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video. (53 mins.)
 
57.
Hunter Will Get You (1976)
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L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier... (110 mins.)
Director: Philippe Labro