My Movie Picks of 1970

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1.
Adiós, Sabata (1970)
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Master gunslinger Sabata helps some Mexican revolutionaries steal a wagonload of gold. (104 mins.)
Director: Frank Kramer
 
2.
Julius Caesar (1970)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius... (117 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
3.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
4.
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot. (126 mins.)
 
5.
Rio Lobo (1970)
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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
6.
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
 
7.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
8.
The AristoCats (1970)
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country. (78 mins.)
 
9.
Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)
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Dingus Magee and his old rival Hoke Birdsill take turns at being either lawman or outlaw and being rivals or partners in crime, depending of the circumstances. (91 mins.)
Director: Burt Kennedy
 
10.
Bombay Talkie (1970)
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Lucia Lane, an English writer by way of the US, arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her novels... (112 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
11.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Hornets' Nest (1970)
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In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam. (110 mins.)
 
17.
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
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In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs. (108 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
18.
Darling Lili (1970)
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Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend. (136 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
19.
Chisum (1970)
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. (111 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
El Condor (1970)
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Luke, an escaped convict, and Jaroo, a loner gold prospector, team up with a band of Apache Indians in 19th century Mexico to capture a large... (102 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
22.
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
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An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution. (103 mins.)
Director: Gene Kelly
 
23.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
24.
The Andersonville Trial (1970 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the 1865 war-crimes trial of Henry Wirz, commandant of the notorious Confederate POW camp at Andersonville, Georgia. (150 mins.)
Director: George C. Scott
 
25.
A Man Called Horse (1970)
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In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader. (114 mins.)
 
26.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
27.
The Last Grenade (1970)
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Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo... (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Flemyng
 
28.
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
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Two mismatched sets of identical twins - one aristocrat, one peasant - mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution. (90 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
29.
Patton (1970)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)