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1. The Train Robbers (1973)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Wayne, Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson

Votes: 4,366

2. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Western

A tough Marshal has a difficult task when his two sons join a gang and rob a bank.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand

Votes: 4,997

3. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

Director: Ennio De Concini | Stars: Alec Guinness, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,157

4. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 640

5. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 54,475

6. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 49,896

7. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure

A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York

Votes: 13,532 | Gross: $22.02M

8. 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.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos

Votes: 3,191

9. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

Votes: 1,977

10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973 TV Movie)

78 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Winters | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Susan George, Susan Hampshire, Stanley Holloway

Votes: 128

11. Scalawag (1973)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Western

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

Directors: Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, George Eastman

Votes: 246

13. The Stone Killer (1973)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo

Votes: 2,189

14. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 1,418

15. Incident on a Dark Street (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Olson, David Canary, Robert Pine, Richard S. Castellano

Votes: 133

16. Go Ask Alice (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

Inadvertently, a fourteen-year-old girl in the late American 1960s is sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.

Director: John Korty | Stars: William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Wendell Burton, Julie Adams

Votes: 683

17. The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An invisible demon in the cargo hold of a jet airliner terrorizes the passengers.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, Lynn Loring

Votes: 651

18. Pioneer Woman (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 74 min | Western

In 1867, a family from the East, despite some initial hesitations, decides to try its luck by settling in the harsh and dangerous West.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Joanna Pettet, William Shatner, David Janssen, Lance LeGault

Votes: 221

19. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 105,654 | Gross: $53.27M

20. Snatched (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for a $3 million ransom, but one of the men doesn't want to pay his share.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Howard Duff, Leslie Nielsen, Sheree North, Barbara Parkins

Votes: 54

21. The Letters (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

Story of people whose lives were changed because of a year-long delay in the delivery of some letters.

Directors: Paul Krasny, Gene Nelson | Stars: John Forsythe, Pamela Franklin, Ida Lupino, Dina Merrill

Votes: 144

22. Amanda Fallon (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

A dedicated family doctor tries to help a pregnant teen-ager.

Director: Jack Laird | Stars: Jane Wyman, Laurie Prange, Kathleen Nolan, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 6

23. The Return of Charlie Chan (1973 TV Movie)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Charlie Chan investigates a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.

Directors: Daryl Duke, Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Ross Martin, Richard Haydn, Louise Sorel, Joseph Hindy

Votes: 90

24. ...And Millions Die! (1973 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nazi war criminal Franz Kessler is an expert in germ warfare living in Hong Kong. In order to maintain his rich lifestyle he does a deal to provide terrorists them with a lethal gas. To ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Richard Basehart, Susan Strasberg, Peter Sumner, Joseph Fürst

Votes: 47

25. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

Votes: 4,638

26. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,515

27. 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: 3,965

28. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Mystery, Western

69 Metascore

A gunfighting 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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 42,134 | Gross: $15.70M

29. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

Votes: 3,559

30. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 48,261

31. Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own... See full summary »

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Ray Milland, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Evans, John Carradine

Votes: 313

32. Arnold (1973)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Upon his death, Arnold marries his lover, Karen, in spite of his widow, and leaves deathtraps accompanied by audiotapes and his preserved and articulate corpse for those who cared only for his money.

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis

Votes: 315

33. Chelsea D.H.O. (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

Dr. Sam Delaney a caring physician in charge of a District Health Office in Philadelphia, treats his patient as well as the patient's illness.

Director: John Trent | Stars: Frank Converse, Luther Adler, Ruby Dee, Edward Grover

Votes: 14

34. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

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.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

Votes: 13,079

35. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 21,011 | Gross: $0.96M

36. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 746

37. 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.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 33,579 | Gross: $30.93M

38. The Student Teachers (1973)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Thriller

Sexy student teachers at Valley High School give private lessons while being terrorized by a mad rapist.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Susan Damante, Brooke Mills, Brenda Sutton, Johnny Ray McGhee

Votes: 172

40. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 3,945

41. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 70,775 | Gross: $115.00M

43. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,252

44. Some Call It Loving (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor

Votes: 288

45. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 354

46. Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy

A funny anthology featuring various sketches about people having trouble with love and sex.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Jean Stapleton, Art Garfunkel, Rae Allen

Votes: 10

47. Saga of Sonora (1973 TV Movie)

48 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

TV special which starred Vince Edwards as a hero who must stop gold-greedy villians, Jill St. John and Zero Mostel, and prove his love to his girl Leslie Ann Warren. This was a TV special ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Vince Edwards, Don Adams, Jill St. John, Zero Mostel

Votes: 8

48. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 4,826

49. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson

Votes: 78,548 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Charley and the Angel (1973)

G | 93 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Charley is a workaholic family man that finds out from an angel that his "number's up" and he will be dying soon so he tries to change his ways and be a better husband and father with the time he has left.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Harry Morgan, Kurt Russell

Votes: 369

51. Superdad (1973)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Family