Favorite films of the 70s

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1. Mausam (1975)

156 min | Musical, Romance

A medical student, Amarnath meets and falls in love with the daughter of a herbal medicine healer, Chanda while preparing for his exams in Darjeeling. He returns to Calcutta to sit his ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Om Shivpuri, Agha

Votes: 779

2. Bhumika (1977)

142 min | Drama

Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri

Votes: 428

3. Nishant (1975)

140 min | Crime, Drama

Vishwam (Naseeruddin Shah) is the youngest brother of the powerful and influential village Zamindar (Amrish Puri). The Zamindar will not hesitate to do anything for the welfare and ... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Girish Karnad, Shabana Azmi, Anant Nag, Amrish Puri

Votes: 421

4. Ankur: The Seedling (1974)

131 min | Drama

Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag, Priya Tendulkar

Votes: 786

5. Gol Maal (1979)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

A man's simple lie to secure his job escalates into more complex lies when his orthodox boss gets suspicious.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Shubha Khote

Votes: 15,995

6. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Not Rated | 184 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Three brothers are separated and united after many years - one is brought up a Hindu, another a Muslim and the last (and most memorable) a Christian. Hilarity and adventure ensues.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh

Votes: 6,208

7. Aandhi (1975)

133 min | Drama, Romance

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri, Manmohan

Votes: 1,248

8. Abhimaan (1973)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

A popular singer convinces his new wife to enter show-business, but his pride is wounded when she outshines him.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Bindu

Votes: 2,371

9. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

224 min | Comedy, Drama

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Achala Sachdev, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 4,271

10. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,344

11. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 23,801

12. Pakeezah (1972)

147 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

The story of a prostitute, with a pure heart (PAKEEZAH), and grand dreams...

Director: Kamal Amrohi | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar, Veena

Votes: 1,316

13. Sholay (1975)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture the bandit.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan

Votes: 47,678

14. Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)

162 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Long-suffering heiress Seeta is treated worse than a servant by her abusive money-grubbing aunt. Meanwhile, her long-lost twin sister Geeta grows up to be a gutsy street-performer. One day, the girls unintentionally swap places.

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Manorama

Votes: 1,510

15. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,316

16. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 120,802 | Gross: $106.26M

17. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,472,949 | Gross: $134.97M

18. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,025,057 | Gross: $57.30M

19. The Message (1976)

207 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah."

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Abdallah Gheith, Mona Wassef, Hamdy Gheith, Ali Achmed Taram

Votes: 5,945

20. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Biography, Drama, History

This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 40,684

21. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 21,724



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