Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1974-01-01 to 1974-12-31
1. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 105,624 | Gross: $119.50M
2. The Towering Inferno (1974)
PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Votes: 32,543 | Gross: $116.00M
3. The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
PG | 170 min | Action, Drama, Music
After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »
Votes: 1,011 | Gross: $89.00M
4. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 123,795 | Gross: $86.30M
6. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 878,441 | Gross: $57.30M
7. Airport 1975 (1974)
PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.
Votes: 7,778 | Gross: $47.29M
8. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1974)
G | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Western
After fleeing into the mountains after he is wrongly accused of murder, woodsman "Grizzly Adams" discovers an uncanny bond to the indigenous wildlife of the region after rescuing an orphaned grizzly bear cub whom he adopts and calls "Ben".
Votes: 663 | Gross: $45.41M
9. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
PG | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford... See full summary »
Votes: 6,984 | Gross: $40.00M
12. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Votes: 107,628 | Gross: $30.86M
14. That's Entertainment! (1974)
G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Votes: 4,125 | Gross: $26.89M
15. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.
Votes: 17,432 | Gross: $25.00M
16. Death Wish (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Votes: 27,501 | Gross: $22.00M
17. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.
Votes: 79,602 | Gross: $20.97M
19. Macon County Line (1974)
R | 89 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters. Low-budget film set in Georgia in 1953 and based on fact.
Votes: 723 | Gross: $18.77M
20. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Votes: 16,952 | Gross: $17.60M
21. The Front Page (1974)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.
Votes: 9,906 | Gross: $17.30M
22. Vanishing Wilderness (1974)
G | 93 min | Documentary, Family
Painstakingly filmed over a five-year period, this intimate view of our country's magnificent landscape will take you on the getaway you can only imagine.
Votes: 37 | Gross: $17.00M
24. The Sugarland Express (1974)
PG | 110 min | Crime, Drama
A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.
Votes: 12,321 | Gross: $7.50M
25. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Votes: 80,484 | Gross: $4.42M
27. The Man from Clover Grove (1974)
G | 96 min | Comedy, Family
A poor farmer, always inventing things. Alot don't work but the toys he makes brings joy to the children at the local orphanage. Very good movie.
Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.58M
28. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
Les Blank's first feature-length documentary captures music and other events at Leon Russell's Oklahoma recording studio during a three-year period (1972-1974).
Votes: 205 | Gross: $0.09M
29. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
210 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.04M
30. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.
Votes: 3,642 | Gross: $0.03M
32. Le fantôme de la liberté (1974)
R | 104 min | Comedy
This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner party scene in which people sit on lavatories round a dinner table, occasionally ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,249 | Gross: $0.01M
36. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
43. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
44. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
46. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
48. Flesh Gordon (1974)
R | 78 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Emperor Wang (the Perverted) is leader of the planet Porno and sends his mighty "Sex Ray" towards Earth, turning everyone into sex-mad fiends. Only one man can save the Earth, football ... See full summary »