Gregor's Top 20 of 1972 +10

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1.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
2.
The Getaway (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
3.
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Four Seasons Brothel is run by a ruthless madam, Lady Chun Yi. Countless young girls have been kidnapped... (97 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
 
4.
Sleuth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
 
5.
Hapkido (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools... (97 mins.)
Director: Feng Huang
 
6.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death. (95 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ Lone Wolf and Cub 2: Baby Cart at the River Styx ” - Movie-Mate
 
7.
The 14 Amazons (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The cast of The 14 Amazons is a veritable "who's who" of the golden age of Shaw Brothers swordplay adventures... (123 mins.)
 
8.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
9.
Sukeban gerira (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Members of the Red Helmet biker girl gang wind up in Kyoto, where they get into conflict with other girl gangs and local yakuza thugs. (84 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
“ Girl Boss Guerilla ” - Movie-Mate
 
10.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance ” - Movie-Mate
 
11.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. (100 mins.)
Director: Bruce Lee
“ Way Of The Dragon ” - Movie-Mate
 
12.
The Chinese Connection (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher. (102 mins.)
Director: Wei Lo
“ Fist Of Fury ” - Movie-Mate
 
13.
Joshû sasori: Dai-41 zakkyo-bô (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After spending a year in solitary confinement, Matsu escapes from prison with six more convicts, followed by the guards led by the vengeful warden who wants her dead at all costs. (90 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
14.
Deliverance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
15.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
16.
Avanti! (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing. (140 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
17.
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Leaving the poverty of his life in Shantung to seek fortune in Shanghai, The Boxer is instead drawn into a world of corruption, gang warfare and evil... Where his only protection is his famed fighting technique. (94 mins.)
 
18.
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
19.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain. (89 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ Lone Wolf and Cub 3: Baby Cart to Hades ” - Movie-Mate
 
20.
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge. (81 mins.)
Director: Buichi Saitô
“ Lone Wolf and Cub 4: Baby Cart in Peril ” - Movie-Mate
 
21.
Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Hanzo Itami is an incorruptible Edo officer who learns that an infamous killer has fled from his island prison. Hanzo begins tracking him down using his unorthodox interrogation techniques. (94 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
“ Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice ” - Movie-Mate
 
22.
The Delightful Forest (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Wu Sung, a military swordmaster, is acused of murdering his adulterous sister-in-law and a thug, and sent to exile in Meng Chou... (93 mins.)
 
23.
Sacred Knives of Vengeance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Hsieh Choun, the Black Dragon, is in trouble with the police since Wang Sien Tien's gang is helping... (94 mins.)
Director: Chu Yuan
“ Sacred Knives of Vengeance ” - Movie-Mate
 
24.
The Last House on the Left (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts. (84 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
25.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
26.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea. (117 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
27.
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament. (104 mins.)
Director: Chang Ho Cheng
 
28.
The Lizard (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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Director: Chu Yuan
“ The Lizard ” - Movie-Mate
 
29.
The Water Margin (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tells the story of the 108 Heroes who stood up against a corrupt government. Each hero has his own unique fighting skill, but they are all willing to die to uphold justice. (125 mins.)
 
30.
Konketsuji Rika (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang. (92 mins.)
Director: Kô Nakahira
“ Rica ” - Movie-Mate
 
31.
Mesubachi no chosen (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When two Girl Bosses fight each other over territory, their enmity is difficult to solve - they are equals in looks... (84 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
“ Girl Boss Blues: Queen Bee's Challenge ” - Movie-Mate