Films of 1972

These are the films I have seen from the year 1972.
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1.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
2.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
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Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary... (124 mins.)
 
3.
Black Girl (1972)
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter. (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
 
4.
Blacula (1972)
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
5.
Bremen Freedom (1972 TV Movie)
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A very stylized TV version of the Fassbinder play. The set consists of a few pieces of furniture in... (87 mins.)
 
6.
Butterflies Are Free (1972)
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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother, and befriends the freethinking young woman next door. (109 mins.)
Director: Milton Katselas
 
7.
Cabaret (1972)
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A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
8.
The Canterbury Tales (1972)
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales. (112 mins.)
 
9.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
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In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity. (88 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
10.
Cries & Whispers (1972)
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
11.
Deliverance (1972)
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (110 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
12.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
13.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters... (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
14.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
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Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben... (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
15.
FTA (1972 Documentary)
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A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled... (97 mins.)
Director: Francine Parker
 
16.
Fat City (1972)
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
17.
Frenzy (1972)
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man. (116 mins.)
 
18.
The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
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A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier. (101 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
19.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
20.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
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The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
21.
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him... (106 mins.)
Director: Elaine May
 
22.
Heat (1972)
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"Heat" is a parody of "Sunset Boulevard." Joey Davis, an unemployed ex-child actor, uses sex to get his landlady... (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrissey
 
23.
Docteur Popaul (1972)
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Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he... (95 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
24.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
25.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)
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A middle aged restaurateur begins to feel the desire to roam and realizes that one day each week, his mother's apartment will be empty all afternoon... (98 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
26.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
27.
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972 Documentary)
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Letter to Jane (1972) is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre... (52 mins.)
 
28.
Man of La Mancha (1972)
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The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman. (132 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
29.
Oh! Calcutta! (1972)
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Based on the controversial off-Broadway musical comedy revue, "Oh! Calcutta! is a series of musical numbers about sex and sexual mores... (100 mins.)
Director: Jacques Levy
 
30.
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
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Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known... (100 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
31.
Pink Flamingos (1972)
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive". (93 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
32.
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
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A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart. (85 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
33.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea. (117 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
34.
The Ruling Class (1972)
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue. (154 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
35.
A Separate Peace (1972)
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The... (104 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
36.
1776 (1972)
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. (141 mins.)
Director: Peter H. Hunt
 
37.
Le Sex Shop (1972)
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The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert... (99 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
38.
Sleuth (1972)
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
 
39.
Snoopy Come Home (1972)
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Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently. (81 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
40.
Solaris (1972)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. (167 mins.)
 
41.
Sounder (1972)
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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
42.
Tout va bien (1972)
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris. (95 mins.)
 
43.
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
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At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric... (108 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
44.
Up the Sandbox (1972)
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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips... (97 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
45.
The War Between Men and Women (1972)
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2 quirky Manhattanites crash into each other cute at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing... (110 mins.)
 
46.
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. (94 mins.)
 
47.
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist. (91 mins.)
“ a/k/a 'Who Slew Auntie Roo?' ” - christopherpip