My Best Films of 1970

Out of 287 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
2.
Claire's Knee (1970)
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
3.
Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
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A group of Calcutta city slickers, including the well-off Asim (Soumitra Chatterjee), the meek Sanjoy (Subhendu Chatterjee) and the brutish Hari (Samit Bhanja), head out for a weekend in the wilderness. (115 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
4.
Tristana (1970)
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When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope... (99 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
5.
Uski Roti (1970)
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A woman waits for her truck driver husband, everyday, with his daily bread. Her concern for their dying relationship and her sister grows fast as she starts to doubt his loyalty. (110 mins.)
Director: Mani Kaul
 
6.
Heroic Purgatory (1970)
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An engineer's wife returns home with a lost teenager. A man posing as her dad tries to get her back, causing the engineer to recall his youth as a revolutionary, obscured by dreamlike disruptions of time and space, fantasy and reality. (118 mins.)
 
7.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
8.
The Adversary (1970)
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A young college graduate is struggling to find a job. He lives in a flat with his younger, employed sister, revolutionary brother and widowed mother. The strain of the situation ultimately causes him to hallucinate. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
9.
Le Boucher (1970)
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
10.
Performance (1970)
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out... (105 mins.)
 
11.
The Wild Child (1970)
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In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him. (83 mins.)
 
12.
The Hart of London (1970)
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A surreal sequence of images of nature and London, Ontario, life and death. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Chambers
 
13.
Ice (1970)
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"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks... (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Kramer
 
14.
Bed & Board (1970)
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
 
15.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
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A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime. (115 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
16.
The Confession (1970)
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Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed... (139 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
17.
Little by Little (1970)
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An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
 
18.
This Transient Life (1970)
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Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs. (143 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
 
19.
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
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After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. (140 mins.)
 
21.
Berlin Horse (1970 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
 
22.
The Green Wall (1969)
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A young couple forsakes their urban existence for life in the exciting but dangerous Peruvian jungle. (110 mins.)
 
23.
Fruit of Paradise (1970)
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An experimental retelling of the story of Adam and Eve which then progresses into an allegorical depiction of loss of innocence. (99 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
24.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
25.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
26.
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
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Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world. (77 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
27.
Zorns Lemma (1970 Documentary)
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A rhythmically edited alphabet composed of street and shop signs shot in New York City and other elements is gradually replaced by repeated seemingly abstract shots in this influential structuralist film. (60 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
28.
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
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Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa... (100 mins.)
 
29.
Edward II (1970 TV Movie)
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The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start, when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile. (125 mins.)
 
30.
Crime and Punishment (1970)
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Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money... (221 mins.)
Director: Lev Kulidzhanov
 
31.
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... (94 mins.)
 
32.
Lovefilm (1970)
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Jancsi reminiscences about Kata his childhood friend in WWII Budapest, They are separated as a result of 1956 revolution. Reunited as adults, they struggle with whether they will stay in each others lives. (123 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
33.
Inhabitants (1970 Documentary)
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A reflection on the relationship between wildlife and humans. (9 mins.)
 
34.
Pagan Rhapsody (1970 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
 
35.
The Bread and Alley (1970 Short Film)
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A child carrying a bread is going home but in the alley on his way to home, there is a frightening dog and he doesn't seem to pass it alone. (10 mins.)
 
36.
Trash (1970)
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The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold... (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
37.
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