1970

27 RECOMMENDED FILMS OF 1970 (OUT OF 95 I'VE SEEN)
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1.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
2.
MASH (1970)
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The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
3.
The Boys in the Band (1970)
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. (118 mins.)
 
4.
Love Story (1970)
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A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes. (99 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
5.
The Out of Towners (1970)
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An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start. (101 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
6.
The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
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A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute. (95 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
7.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
8.
Original Cast Album: Company (1970 Documentary)
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Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates... (58 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
9.
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
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A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father. (92 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
10.
The Landlord (1970)
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At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying... (112 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
11.
Airport (1970)
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A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved. (137 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
12.
The Great White Hope (1970)
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A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
13.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
14.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
 
15.
Brewster McCloud (1970)
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
16.
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
17.
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
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Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed. (116 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
18.
Scrooge (1970)
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (113 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
19.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970 Documentary)
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Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley. (97 mins.)
Director: Denis Sanders
 
22.
Watermelon Man (1970)
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An extremely bigoted white man finds out the hard (and somewhat humorous) way what it's like being a black man, firsthand! (100 mins.)
 
23.
My Sweet Charlie (1970 TV Movie)
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A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up... (97 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
24.
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970 Documentary)
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism. (185 mins.)
 
25.
Cromwell (1970)
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England. (139 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
26.
Something for Everyone (1970)
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune... (112 mins.)
Director: Harold Prince
 
27.
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970)
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TV personality Robert Danvers, an exceedingly vain rotter, seduces young women daily, never staying long with one... (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting