1970s movies to watch in 2014

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1. The Angel Levine (1970)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

6.1
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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. He doesn't even have enough money for ... See full summary »

Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 443

2. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin

Votes: 6,946 | Gross: $3.50M

3. Chariots of the Gods (1970)

G | 92 min | Documentary

6.4
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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall, Aleksandr Kazantsev

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $25.95M

4. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,052

5. Élise ou la vraie vie (1970)

104 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1957, Elise Le Tellier, a young woman from Bordeaux, decides to join her brother Lucien, a revolutionary who has decided to become a worker instead of a notable. Lucien has secured a ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Drach | Stars: Marie-José Nat, Mohamed Chouikh, Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Bisson

Votes: 79

6. Figures in a Landscape (1970)

R | 110 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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Two escapees are on the run in the wilderness of an unspecified country. Wherever they go, they are followed by a menacing black helicopter.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Robert Shaw, Malcolm McDowell, Henry Woolf, Christopher Malcolm

Votes: 901

7. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,991 | Gross: $0.60M

8. Hornets' Nest (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Action, War

5.7
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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.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 645

9. The Invincible Six (1970)

103 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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In 1970s Iran, a motley group of international thieves saves an Iranian village from murderous local bandits.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Elke Sommer, Curd Jürgens, Ian Ogilvy

Votes: 70

10. Joseph Andrews (1977)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Lady Booby alias 'Belle', the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby, has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews, a Latin pupil and protégé of ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid

Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.84M

11. The Kremlin Letter (1970)

M | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,469

12. Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)

R | 99 min | Drama

6.0
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A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford).

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 842

13. Move (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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A young playwright who writes porno novels to overcome a writer's block, lives the fantasies of one of his books, while trying to move with his wife from one apartment into a larger one.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Elliott Gould, Paula Prentiss, Geneviève Waïte, John Larch

Votes: 103

14. Norwood (1970)

G | 96 min | Comedy

5.3
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A Vietnam veteran returns to his Texas home but feels restless and decides to become a radio singer. Based on the novel by Charles Portis.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Joe Namath, Carol Lynley

Votes: 151

15. Of Gods and the Undead (1970)

97 min | Drama

6.8
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In the 1930's, in the South of State of Bahia, Brazil, an adventurer with no name or history, who had already been shot 7 times, gets involved in the battle for land and cacao plantations. ... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Norma Bengell, Othon Bastos, Ítala Nandi, Nelson Xavier

Votes: 65

16. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.6
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Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus, Viveca Lindfors, Barry Morse

Votes: 486

17. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In Dublin, a working class family has been unsuccessful in convincing their son to get a real job: the son prefers his job of scooping up horse's dung and selling it for flower gardens. An ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Gene Wilder, Margot Kidder, Eileen Colgan, May Ollis

Votes: 447

18. R.P.M. (1970)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.9
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R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood, Paul Winfield

Votes: 409

19. Scars of Dracula (1970)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.2
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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, he is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Christopher Matthews

Votes: 3,930

20. Too Late the Hero (1970)

GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama

6.8
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A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,772

21. Under Milk Wood (1972)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Sinclair | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns

Votes: 586

22. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,069

23. WUSA (1970)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 846

24. A Touch of Zen (1971)

Not Rated | 200 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Billy Chan

Votes: 3,883

25. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 5,858

26. Zandy's Bride (1974)

PG | 97 min | Western

6.3
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An American settler marries an European mail-order bride and together they learn how to thrive in the harsh wilderness while working on their relationship too.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 705