1976 at the moviesby Veritas_Lux_Mea | created - 12 May 2012 | updated - 04 May 2015 | Public
Who could forget the Bicentennial year for the United States and what was playing at the local cinema that year...
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1. The Bad News Bears (1976)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.
Votes: 17,540 | Gross: $42.35M
2. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 82,491 | Gross: $70.60M
4. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 48,705 | Gross: $21.71M
5. 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: 423,635 | Gross: $117.24M
7. 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: 34,946 | Gross: $46.20M
8. 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: 570,507 | Gross: $28.26M
9. Silver Streak (1976)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
11. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 23,795 | Gross: $33.83M
14. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 138,838 | Gross: $33.80M
15. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
PG | 135 min | Western
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
Votes: 55,051 | Gross: $31.80M
20. Black and White in Color (1976)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War
French colonists in Africa, several months behind in the news, find themselves at war with their German neighbors. Deciding that they must do their proper duty and fight the Germans, they ... See full summary »
22. 1900 (1976)
Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
23. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
24. At the Earth's Core (1976)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.
25. Baby Blue Marine (1976)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A young man joins the Marines during WWII but fails to meet qualifications so is washed out and sent home in a light blue uniform which apparently indicates his status. He meets a real war ... See full summary »
26. The Big Bus (1976)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Action
The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $3.54M
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
28. Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama
A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.
PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western
A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.
33. Car Wash (1976)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Car Wash is about a close-knit group of employees who one day have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt, including Richard Pryor as a preaching 'wonder-man' who is ... See full summary »
35. Chinese Roulette (1976)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
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".
37. The Devil's Playground (1976)
107 min | Drama
Fred Schepisi's film, 'The Devil's Playground' is an intimate portrait of Tom, a thirteen-year-old struggling in spirit and body with the constraints of living in a Catholic seminary. It is... See full summary »
38. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
R | 110 min | Comedy
In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »
39. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror
When a scientist develops a formula to regenerate dying liver cells, it accidentally turns him into an albino vampire with a taste for prostitutes.
40. Il deserto dei tartari (1976)
PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War
Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
41. Don's Party (1976)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »
44. Family Plot (1976)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Thriller
A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
45. Fellini's Casanova (1976)
R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History
Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?
46. The First Nudie Musical (1976)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
The son of famous studio owner is forced to make porno films to keep the bankrupt studio from being made into a shopping center. In an attempt to get back on the high ground he makes a ... See full summary »
48. The Front (1976)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
49. Futureworld (1976)
PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
53. Gus (1976)
G | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »
56. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.
58. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
NC-17 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
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.
59. L'innocente (1976)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Tullio Hermil is a chauvinist aristocrat who flaunts his mistress to his wife, but when he believes she has been unfaithful he becomes enamored of her again.
60. J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.
61. Je t'aime moi non plus (1976)
R | 89 min | Drama
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »
62. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
116 min | Drama
The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »
63. Le juge et l'assassin (1976)
128 min | Crime, Drama, History
An unstable former French Sergeant commits many atrocities. A judge considers how this case could benefit or damage his career.
64. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
66. The Last Hard Men (1976)
R | 98 min | Western
In 1909 Arizona, retired lawman Sam Burgade's life is thrown upside-down when his old enemy Zach Provo and six other convicts escape a chain-gang and come gunning for Burgade.
68. Leadbelly (1976)
PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »
70. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.
71. Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)
PG | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on ... See full summary »
74. A Matter of Time (1976)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A simple young woman helps eccentric old countess deal with her old age and she introduces the young woman to a world of upper class society.
75. Mikey and Nicky (1976)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
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.
76. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
PG | 126 min | Drama, Western
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.
Votes: 7,720 | Gross: $14.00M
78. Mr. Klein (1976)
123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »
79. The Mysterious Monsters (1975)
G | 86 min | Documentary
One of the many notorious 70's "unknown" documentaries, The Mysterious Monsters covers topics such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Pictures, sounds, and videos of these two monsters ... See full summary »
80. Nickelodeon (1976)
PG | 121 min | Comedy
This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »
82. No Deposit, No Return (1976)
G | 112 min | Family, Comedy
After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their ... See full summary »
85. The Ritz (1976)
R | 91 min | Comedy
On his deathbed Carmine Vespucci's father tells him to "get Proclo". With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine can't find him. He arrives at the Ritz, a gay ... See full summary »
86. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After his father dies, a disturbed young boy plots to take revenge on the new man in his mother's life.
87. Salon Kitty (1976)
X | 129 min | Drama, War
Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.
88. Sebastiane (1976)
X | 86 min | Drama, Romance
Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable.
92. Shout at the Devil (1976)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
G | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically ... See full summary »
94. Small Change (1976)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention. A teacher has his first child, a single mother hopes to meet Mr. Right, another ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,476 | Gross: $0.04M
95. The Song Remains the Same (1976)
PG | 137 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.
96. Stay Hungry (1976)
R | 102 min | Drama, Comedy
A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships ... See full summary »
97. St. Ives (1976)
PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Abner Procane, top Los Angeles burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for his next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those ... See full summary »
100. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
R | 95 min | Horror
An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.