Best films, 1975

All worthwhile films of 1975 ranked
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1.
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.)
 
2.
Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 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.
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. (142 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
 
7.
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
 
8.
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. (107 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
Shivers (1975)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (87 mins.)
 
11.
Wrong Move (1975)
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
12.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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During a rural summer 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
 
13.
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. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
14.
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
 
15.
Welfare (1975 Documentary)
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WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering... (167 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
18.
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)
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Júlio Madiaga, a 'provinciano', arrives in Manila to search for Ligaya, his loved one. (125 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
19.
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
 
20.
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. (126 mins.)
 
21.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)
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The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro... (135 mins.)
 
24.
Race with the Devil (1975)
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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
25.
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
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The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
26.
Deep Red (1975)
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. (126 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Numéro deux (1975)
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An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family. (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
29.
Mandingo (1975)
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A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter. (127 mins.)
 
30.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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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. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
31.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
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In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
32.
Hester Street (1975)
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It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have... (89 mins.)
 
33.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
34.
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
 
35.
Eyeball (1975)
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A maniac killer in a red cape and hood is killing off American tourists on a tour bus by gouging out their eyeballs. (100 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
 
36.
The Day of the Locust (1975)
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father. (144 mins.)
 
37.
Four Seasons (1975 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.)
 
38.
Overlord (1975)
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During the Second World 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
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975)
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Giorgio is a greedy adulterer who makes a deal with a serial killer to dispose of his wealthy wife, Nora... (86 mins.)
Director: Luigi Cozzi
 
41.
Elkerlyc (1975)
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Elckerlyc is a man without scruples living in Medieval times. He lives a life of crime and hardly knows the difference between right and wrong... (94 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Flanagan (1975)
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Paul Flanagan is released from jail after serving for 8 years. He only has two things on his mind. First:... (110 mins.)
 
44.
The Fortune (1975)
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Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder. (88 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
45.
The Stepford Wives (1975)
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Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. (115 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
46.
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
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Marshal Rooster Cogburn unwillingly teams up with Eula Goodnight to track down the killers of her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Stuart Millar
 
47.
Boss Nigger (1975)
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Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff... (87 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
48.
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
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The younger brother of the consulting detective tries to steal Sherlock's glory by solving an important case assisted by an eccentric Scotland Yard detective and a lovely but suspicious actress. (91 mins.)
Director: Gene Wilder
 
49.
Hôtel Monterey (1975 Documentary)
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Hotel Monterey is a cheap hotel in New York reserved for the outcasts of American society. Chantal Akerman invites viewers to visit this unusual place as well as the people who live there, from the reception up to the last story. (65 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
50.
Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
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When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor.... (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Bianchi
 
51.
Dragon Flies (1975)
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Hong Kong Inspector Fang Sing Leng travels to Australia to extradite a drug dealer. When the hood is assassinated on his way to court, everyone suspects Jack Wilton, a crime lord who the local police haven't been able to pick up. (111 mins.)
 
52.
Night of the Seagulls (1975)
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In this final installment of the Blind Dead series, a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place. (89 mins.)
 
53.
The Flying Guillotine (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events... (111 mins.)
Director: Meng Hua Ho
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
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A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed... (107 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
56.
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
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A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex... (91 mins.)
Director: L.Q. Jones
 
57.
La chambre (1975 Short Film)
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In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first... (11 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman