Best movies of 1973by pauleta_mtr | created - 14 Jan 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. Badlands (1973)
PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.
2. Papillon (1973)
R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A French convict in the 1930s befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence in the South American penal colony on Devil's Island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 126,680 | Gross: $53.27M
3. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Votes: 44,771 | Gross: $30.93M
4. Scarecrow (1973)
R | 112 min | Drama
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.
Votes: 16,544 | Gross: $9.00M
5. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
Votes: 18,910 | Gross: $0.95M
6. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
Votes: 378,191 | Gross: $232.91M
7. High Plains Drifter (1973)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western
A gun-fighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Votes: 52,724 | Gross: $15.70M
8. Serpico (1973)
R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Votes: 117,246 | Gross: $29.80M
9. Enter the Dragon (1973)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A secret agent comes to an opium lord's island fortress with other fighters for a martial-arts tournament.
Votes: 101,160 | Gross: $25.00M
10. The Long Goodbye (1973)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam, but in doing so gets implicated in his wife's murder.
Votes: 28,981 | Gross: $0.96M
11. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Votes: 52,936 | Gross: $0.98M
12. The Last Detail (1973)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
Votes: 23,734 | Gross: $3.19M
13. Magnum Force (1973)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
Votes: 59,150 | Gross: $4.56M
14. Anna and the Wolves (1973)
100 min | Drama
A British governess comes to an isolated house to take care of the children of a convoluted family.
15. Mean Streets (1973)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time hood tries to keep the peace between his friend Johnny and Johnny's creditors.
Votes: 105,048 | Gross: $3.13M
16. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the aftermath of France allowing Algeria's independence, a group of resentful military veterans hire a professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" to kill President Charles de Gaulle.
Votes: 39,340 | Gross: $16.06M
17. American Graffiti (1973)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 85,776 | Gross: $115.00M
18. Robin Hood (1973)
G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of the legendary British outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.
Votes: 121,043 | Gross: $32.06M
19. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 40,233 | Gross: $0.06M
20. Scorpio (1973)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.
21. Night Watch (1973)
PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Elizabeth Taylor plays a woman who is a witness to murder...but whose?
Votes: 1,417 | Gross: $1.26M
22. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 102,520 | Gross: $35.38M
23. The MacKintosh Man (1973)
PG | 98 min | Thriller
A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
24. Westworld (1973)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.
Votes: 55,373 | Gross: $16.06M
25. Sleeper (1973)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Votes: 42,247 | Gross: $2.91M
26. The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
124 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable.
27. World on a Wire (1973)
Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »
28. The Way We Were (1973)
PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance
In pre-WWII, McCarthyism, a diametrically opposed couple come together only to find out that geniune friendship and physical attraction is not enough to overcome fundamental societal beliefs.
29. Day for Night (1973)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Votes: 21,727 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.
Votes: 26,301 | Gross: $24.48M
31. Save the Tiger (1973)
R | 100 min | Drama
A disillusioned war veteran has two days to let go of his shaken morals if he wants his small fashion company to survive.
Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $2.33M
32. La Grande Bouffe (1973)
NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.
33. W pustyni i w puszczy (1973)
195 min | Adventure, Family
Fourteen year old Polish boy Stas Tarkowski and eight year old Nel Rawlison from England are kidnapped as the hostages by Arabic fanatics and taken to their religion leader. Then they ... See full summary »