Films to Watch: 1970-1979

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1.
Hercules in New York (1970)
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Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business. (75 mins.)
 
2.
The Adventurers (1970)
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The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really... (171 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
3.
Act of the Heart (1970)
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A woman's peculiar religious convictions lead her on a self-destructive path. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Almond
 
4.
The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
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Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it. (92 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Alex in Wonderland (1970)
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Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical... (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
7.
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
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Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust? (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
8.
The Angel Levine (1970)
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Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out... (104 mins.)
Director: Ján Kadár
 
9.
Awakening of the Beast (1970)
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism. (93 mins.)
 
10.
The Baby Maker (1970)
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Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who... (109 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
 
11.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer
 
12.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
13.
Bloody Mama (1970)
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A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
14.
Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)
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A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans. (70 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
15.
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
 
16.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
17.
Gamera vs. Monster X (1970)
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When an ancient statue is moved for display in Expo '70, a giant, vaguely Triceratops-like monster is released. The monster goes to Japan in pursuit of the statue and ends up battling Gamera, the giant flying turtle. (83 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
Hoffman (1970)
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A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout... (113 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
21.
The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
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Scientist Victor Frankenstein builds a man from spare body parts; the monster comes alive and wreaks havoc. (95 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Sangster
 
22.
Horton Hears a Who! (1970 Short Film)
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Horton The Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbours who refuse to believe it exists. (26 mins.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Kit (1970)
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A fishing boat comes back to the port. Fishermen are crestfallen, as they have caught only one very little fish... (76 mins.)
 
25.
The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (1970 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
 
26.
The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
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Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment his life is upset. (94 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
27.
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
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Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Sarne
 
28.
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
 
29.
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
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Milo is a boy who is bored with life. One day he comes home to find a toll booth in his room. Having nothing better to do, he gets in his toy car and drives through - only to emerge in a world full of adventure. (90 mins.)
 
30.
The People Next Door (1970)
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Comfortable New York suburbanites Arthur and Gerrie Mason discover one night that their seemingly perfect 16-year old daughter... (93 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
31.
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
 
32.
Rabbit, Run (1970)
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A crude man is stuck in a loveless marriage. One day he decides to run away from his life and family. First he finds a mistress, but just because a man runs away from one disappointment, doesn't mean he won't run into another one. (94 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
33.
The Railway Children (1970)
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After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. (109 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
 
34.
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
 
35.
R.P.M. (1970)
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R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor... (92 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
36.
Scars of Dracula (1970)
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A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say... (96 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
37.
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
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A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist. (95 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
 
38.
Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
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Tensions grow between the small army base and people from the nearby town. Despite well intentions of people from both sides it all escalates after the big dance in town. (113 mins.)
Director: Hy Averback
 
39.
A Swedish Love Story (1970)
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Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
40.
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
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Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her with to cope... (113 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
44.
The Wandering Swordsman (1970)
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Director: Cheh Chang
 
45.
Waterloo (1970)
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
 
46.
Where's Poppa? (1970)
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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging... (82 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
47.
Which Way to the Front? (1970)
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Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in it's fight against Hitler... (96 mins.)
Director: Jerry Lewis
 
48.
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
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With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets... (88 mins.)
 
49.
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.)
 
50.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
 
51.
WUSA (1970)
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A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy. (115 mins.)
 
52.
Space Amoeba (1970)
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A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning... (84 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
53.
Zig Zag (1970)
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A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money... (105 mins.)
 
54.
$ (1971)
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A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany. (121 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
55.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
56.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
57.
Bananas (1971)
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When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion. (82 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
58.
The Beguiled (1971)
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While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. (105 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
59.
The Beloved (1971)
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Yanni returns to his homeland, on a Greek island, after several years in London. Soon he is searching for his teenager passion... (88 mins.)
 
60.
The Big Doll House (1971)
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
61.
Big Jake (1971)
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In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Big Jake McCandles' grandson and hold him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy. (110 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
62.
Billy Jack (1971)
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Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway. (114 mins.)
Director: T.C. Frank
 
63.
The Bermuda Depths (1978 TV Movie)
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Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom Kotani