70s Action Movies Watchlist

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1.
The Last American Hero (1973)
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A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen. (95 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
2.
Bite the Bullet (1975)
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A group of ex-rough riders, an ex-prostitute and a gunfighter enter a horse race in the desert. (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
3.
Silver Streak (1976)
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On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train. (114 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
4.
Sitting Target (1972)
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Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare. (93 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
 
5.
White Line Fever (1975)
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In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
6.
Hooper (1978)
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Hollywood aging stuntman Sonny Hooper wants to prove that he's still got what it takes to be a great professional in this risky and under-recognized line of work. (99 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
7.
Busting (1974)
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LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss... (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
8.
Damnation Alley (1977)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
9.
Hard Times (1975)
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The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans. (93 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
10.
The Street Fighter (1974)
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza. (91 mins.)
Director: Shigehiro Ozawa
 
11.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
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A gangster in Harlem must rescue his ex-wife, who has been kidnapped by the Mafia. (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
12.
Freebie and the Bean (1974)
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San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
 
13.
Hit! (1973)
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A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her... (134 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
14.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
15.
The Outfit (1973)
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Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank. (103 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
16.
Slaughter (1972)
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Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
17.
Walking Tall (1973)
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Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
18.
Duck, You Sucker (1971)
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An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution. (157 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
19.
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
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During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy. (118 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
20.
Dillinger (1973)
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John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down. (107 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
21.
Emperor of the North (1973)
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In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
22.
ffolkes (1980)
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When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them. (100 mins.)
 
23.
White Lightning (1973)
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An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring. (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent