the best 70's movies you've never seen

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1. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 6,838

2. The Nickel Ride (1974)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

Small-time criminal Cooper manages several warehouses in Los Angeles that the mob use to stash their stolen goods. Known as "the key man" for the key chain he always keeps on his person ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jason Miller, Linda Haynes, Victor French, John Hillerman

Votes: 408

3. The Medusa Touch (1978)

PG | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Lino Ventura, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,474

4. The Last Movie (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar, John Alderman

Votes: 1,012

5. The Outside Man (1972)

PG | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 681

6. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Larry "Rain" Murphy is stuck in Folsom Prison for life on a first-degree murder charge. An inmate who prefers to be alone, Murphy spends much of his time running around the facility's track... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,134

7. The Last Run (1971)

GP | 95 min | Action, Drama, Crime

A retired getaway driver comes out of retirement to pull off one last run- one that could send him to an early grave instead.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, John Huston | Stars: George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 1,119

8. The Kremlin Letter (1970)

M | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 1,504

9. The Molly Maguires (1970)

M | 124 min | Drama, History

In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of 1876, a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Votes: 2,859

10. The Wrath of God (1972)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

Set in the 1920s, several foreigners held by a South American military group are offered possible freedom if they accept to topple a local crazed military leader.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, Rita Hayworth, John Colicos

Votes: 691

11. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan

Votes: 2,544

12. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 22,060

13. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 3,946

14. Smile (1975)

PG | 113 min | Comedy

It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,841

15. The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

Votes: 1,482

16. Black Moon (1975)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

To escape a gender war, a girl flees to a remote farmhouse and becomes part of an extensive family's unusual, perhaps even supernatural, lifestyle.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro

Votes: 4,046

17. 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Harris, Chuck Connors, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 573

18. Un Flic (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate- and more risky- second heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 6,104 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Hired Hand (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama, Western

Harry returns home to his wife and farm after drifting with his friend Arch and has to make a difficult decision regarding his loyalties.

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom, Robert Pratt

Votes: 2,237

20. Idaho Transfer (1973)

PG | 86 min | Sci-Fi

During a time of waning global resources, a crew of young researchers travel into the future to escape an apocalypse before the shutdown of their time transfer project. They find that some ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda | Stars: Kelly Bohanon, Kevin Hearst, Caroline Hildebrand, Keith Carradine

Votes: 680

21. Le orme (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A woman is tormented by strange dreams of astronauts on the moon. She visits a deserted seaside town whose inhabitants know her even though she does not know them.

Directors: Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery, Klaus Kinski, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 1,208