My Top 20 by Year - 1975

Under construction and always in progress.

The Best films from this year (according to IMDb) I've seen (so far).

Out of (only) 141 films 'seen' (ie rated at IMDb).
(Dec 2014)

Notes:

- Features, shorts, docs and TV movies eligible ("A film is a film is a film.").
- TV mini-series are NOT (unless stated otherwise).
- My humble rates added (for films with the same rate just once or twice though).
- Films with the same rate are ordered arbitrarily. Feel free to re-order them at your will.
- When I saw more than 20 excellent films (9/10 or above in my book) from a certain year I'll try and list them ALL. That would make some lists much longer but all the excellentia deserves to be mentioned.

Cinema = cinema (big screen) viewing
TV = TV viewing
PC = download
OL = online viewing
VHS = VHS viewing

Yet to see (among many):

O thiasos (The Travelling Players, Angelopoulos, 1975)
Maynila: Sa mga kuko ng liwanag (The Nail of Brightness, Brocka, 1975)
La bête (The Beast, Borowczyk, 1975)
Fällan (The Trap, Watkins, 1975, TV)
Giliap (R. Andersson, 1975)
Flåklypa Grand Prix (The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix, Caprino, 1975)
Numéro deux (Number Two, Godard, 1975)
Lies My Father Told Me (Kadár, 1975)
The Sunshine Boys (Ross, 1975)
The Fortune (Nichols, 1975)
Keetje Tippel (P. Verhoeven, 1975)
Hedda (Nunn, 1975)
Cousin Cousine (Tacchella, 1975)
Les innocents aux mains sales (Innocents with Dirty Hands, Chabrol, 1975)
The Stepford Wives (Forbes, 1975)
Evridiki BA 2O37 (Euridice BA 2O37, Nikolaidis, 1975)
A Boy and His Dog (L. Q. Jones, 1975)
Conduct Unbecoming (M. Anderson, 1975)
De Palestijnen (The Palestinians, van der Keuken, 1975, doc, sh)
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1.
The Mirror (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (107 mins.)
“ Cinema. 10/10. ” - miran_kor
 
2.
Nashville (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
3.
Dersu Uzala (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (142 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
4.
The Day of the Locust (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father. (144 mins.)
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
5.
The Promised Land (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete... (179 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
6.
Four Seasons (1975 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The last collaboration of Artavazd Peleshian and cinematographer Mikhail Vartanov is a film-essay about Armenia's shepherds, about the contradiction and the harmony between man and nature, scored to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. (29 mins.)
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
7.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ PC. 10/10. ” - miran_kor
 
8.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
“ TV. 9.5/10.

Note: Needs a rewatch (saw it as a little kid). ” - miran_kor
 
9.
Tommy (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
10.
Oj! Nie moge sie zatrzymac! (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(10 mins.)
“ PC. 9.5/10. ” - miran_kor
 
11.
Seven Beauties (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso. (115 mins.)
“ Cinema. 9/10. ” - miran_kor
 
12.
The Passenger (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. (126 mins.)
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
13.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
14.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
15.
India Song (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she... (120 mins.)
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
16.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (116 mins.)
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
17.
92 in the Shade (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young drifter returns to his home in Key West, Florida and attempts to open a fishing charter business, provoking a dangerous feud with a rival fishing sea captain. (93 mins.)
Director: Thomas McGuane
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
18.
The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro... (135 mins.)
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
19.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs... (11 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
20.
That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies... (109 mins.)
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
21.
Perspectives (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
(2 mins.)
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
22.
In Celebration (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore. (131 mins.)
“ PC. ” - miran_kor
 
23.
Hynningen (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An experimental short film in which scenery and landscape are filmed from the viewpoint of secluded house. (20 mins.)
Director: Werner Nekes
“ OL. ” - miran_kor
 
24.
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie... (117 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ TV. ” - miran_kor
 
25.
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue. (113 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Cinema. ” - miran_kor
 
26.
Gusztáv csal (1975 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(5 mins.)
“ OL. 9/10. ” - miran_kor
 
27.
Wrong Move (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Cinema. 8.5/10. ” - miran_kor
 
28.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ PC. 8.5/10. ” - miran_kor