Feature Film, Released between 1971-01-01 and 1971-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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77 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 745,946 | Gross: $6.21M

2. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

8.0
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Småland, Sweden, mid-19th century. A farming family struggle with their rocky, unyielding land, and decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 5,566 | Gross: $1.16M

3. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied North Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Votes: 41,626 | Gross: $29.13M

4. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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67 Metascore

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 38,702 | Gross: $80.50M

5. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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71 Metascore

In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 15,422 | Gross: $0.55M

6. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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62 Metascore

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 69,929

7. Out 1 (1971)

Not Rated | 729 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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87 Metascore

Following the May 1968 civil unrest in France, a deaf-mute and a con artist simultaneously stumble upon the remnants of a secret society.

Directors: Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman | Stars: Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Pierre Baillot

Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 175,541 | Gross: $4.00M

9. Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

GP | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello

Votes: 2,696 | Gross: $0.19M

10. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 6,110

11. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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49 Metascore

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 13,319 | Gross: $1.13M

12. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Nikolay Olyalin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Golubkina

Votes: 508

13. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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85 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 10,159 | Gross: $0.05M

14. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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93 Metascore

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Votes: 21,701 | Gross: $8.20M

15. In the Name of the Italian People (1971)

103 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Ely Galleani, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 1,097

16. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 108,267 | Gross: $15.63M

17. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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90 Metascore

When a madman calling himself "the Scorpio Killer" menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 141,464 | Gross: $35.90M

18. The Long Farewell (1971)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A single mother is confused by the changes in her teenage son, who has become distant since spending summer vacation with his father.

Director: Kira Muratova | Stars: Zinaida Sharko, Oleg Vladimirsky, Tatyana Mychko, Yuriy Kayurov

Votes: 590

19. Family Life (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 1,414

20. Walkabout (1971)

GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 22,563 | Gross: $0.02M

21. The Point (1971)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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A father tells his son a bedtime story about young Oblio (Mike Lookinland), who believes that having no point in the fantastical kingdom of pointed heads and things, still has a point.

Director: Fred Wolf | Stars: Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Frees, Lennie Weinrib

Votes: 2,359

22. Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971)

98 min | Comedy

7.6
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An acute case of Mondayitis in Warsaw. Interwoven stories of a few inhabitants of Warsaw, including one very unlucky Italian on a governmental mission and a charitable Polish American.

Director: Tadeusz Chmielewski | Stars: Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz

Votes: 1,719

23. Melody (1971)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two youngsters declare to their parents that they want to get married. Not sometime in the future but as soon as possible. The story is told from the children's point of view.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Mark Lester, Tracy Hyde, Jack Wild, Colin Barrie

Votes: 2,583

24. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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An anthology of the best sketches from the first and second seasons of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).

Director: Ian MacNaughton | Stars: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 28,523

25. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 7,411

26. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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73 Metascore

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 55,674

27. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Jacques Gagnon, Lyne Champagne, Jean Duceppe, Olivette Thibault

Votes: 2,576

28. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

Votes: 3,867

29. A New Leaf (1971)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose

Votes: 4,950

30. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.4
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While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 18,463 | Gross: $0.15M

31. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 12,407

32. Joe Hill (1971)

GP | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave, Evert Anderson

Votes: 752 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Votes: 28,362 | Gross: $0.39M

34. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

7.4
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 4,768

35. Bleak Moments (1971)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman

Votes: 1,247

36. Sympathy for the Underdog (1971)

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Tsunehiko Watase, Akiko Kudô

Votes: 774

37. Trinity Is Still My Name (1971)

G | 117 min | Comedy, Western

7.3
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Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 14,139

38. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

GP | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey

Votes: 4,047

39. The Go-Between (1971)

GP | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 4,946 | Gross: $0.75M

40. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 26,230

41. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

2 men drag-racing across the U.S., in a '55 Chevy. Dennis Wilson's the mechanic, James Taylor's the driver.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, Dennis Wilson

Votes: 11,102

42. Summer of '42 (1971)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 7,111 | Gross: $7.38M

43. Silence (1971)

129 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Two Jesuit priests encounter persecution when they travel to Japan in the 17th century to spread Christianity and to locate their mentor.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda | Stars: David Lampson, Don Kenny, Tetsurô Tanba, Mako

Votes: 909

44. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

Votes: 4,345 | Gross: $3.96M

45. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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53 Metascore

During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots engages in over two decades of religious and political conflict with her cousin, the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England, amidst political intrigue in her native land.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 3,910 | Gross: $2.33M

46. Jo (1971)

85 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Claude Gensac, Michel Galabru, Bernard Blier

Votes: 2,767

47. The Hospital (1971)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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72 Metascore

An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

Votes: 5,624 | Gross: $19.71M

48. Big Jake (1971)

PG-13 | 110 min | Western

7.2
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57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 11,093 | Gross: $16.35M

49. The Beguiled (1971)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.2
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66 Metascore

While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 15,591

50. The Andromeda Strain (1971)

G | 131 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid

Votes: 33,231 | Gross: $3.42M


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