Feature Film, Released between 1973-01-01 and 1973-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 237,924 | Gross: $159.60M

2. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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77 Metascore

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: 41,560 | Gross: $30.93M

3. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 120,109 | Gross: $53.27M

4. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 19,997 | Gross: $0.02M

5. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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81 Metascore

When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 356,881 | Gross: $232.91M

6. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

Votes: 35,913 | Gross: $0.06M

7. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 36,809 | Gross: $16.06M

8. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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93 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: 64,561

9. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

A strikingly beautiful young woman is raised from birth to be a deadly instrument of revenge against the swindlers who destroyed her family.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 12,085

10. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 107,641 | Gross: $29.80M

11. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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An apprentice coffee salesman has a series of improbable and ironic adventures that seem designed to challenge his naive idealism.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 7,486

12. Kamouraska (1973)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

7.7
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Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 349

13. Enter the Dragon (1973)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A secret agent comes to an opium lord's island fortress with other fighters for a martial-arts tournament.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Ahna Capri

Votes: 95,015 | Gross: $25.00M

14. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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57 Metascore

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, David Hand | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 113,633 | Gross: $32.06M

15. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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87 Metascore

Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam, but in doing so gets implicated in his wife's murder.

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

Votes: 25,563 | Gross: $0.96M

16. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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87 Metascore

A puritan Police Sergeant arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the locals claim never existed.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 68,491 | Gross: $0.06M

17. My Ain Folk (1973)

Not Rated | 55 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Jamie and Tommy are separated by the death of their grandmother; Jamie with another relative and Tommy to a welfare home. Now Jamie is all alone and his life is not at all happy taken over by silence, rejection and violence.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith, Bernard McKenna

Votes: 786

18. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 21,758 | Gross: $0.06M

19. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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68 Metascore

A young, easygoing gunman worships and competes with an old gunfighter who only wants to retire.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 22,938

20. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 8,558

21. Charley Varrick (1973)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A man, his wife and their friend stage a bloody bank robbery without realizing they are stealing from the Mob.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andrew Robinson

Votes: 10,796

22. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western

7.5
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69 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 49,094 | Gross: $15.70M

23. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.4
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64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 24,901 | Gross: $24.48M

24. The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A bigoted Frenchman finds himself forced to impersonate a popular rabbi while on the run from a group of assassins - and the police.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Miou-Miou, Suzy Delair, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 11,809

25. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 80,675 | Gross: $115.00M

26. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 15,235 | Gross: $0.60M

27. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.3
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Votes: 17,833 | Gross: $0.95M

28. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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96 Metascore

A small-time hood tries to keep the peace between his friend Johnny and Johnny's creditors.

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

Votes: 98,286 | Gross: $3.13M

29. The Man from Acapulco (1973)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer

Votes: 4,425

30. The Last of Sheila (1973)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her wealthy husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Benjamin, James Coburn, James Mason, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 5,203

31. Emperor of the North (1973)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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In 1933, during the Depression, Shack the brutal conductor of the number 19 train has a personal vendetta against the best train hopping hobo tramp in the Northwest, A No. 1.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner

Votes: 5,599 | Gross: $0.09M

32. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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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: 15,258 | Gross: $22.02M

33. Theater of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.2
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A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

Votes: 9,290

34. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.2
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A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston

Votes: 1,135 | Gross: $0.27M

35. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 39,431 | Gross: $2.91M

36. The Paper Chase (1973)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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65 Metascore

A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel

Votes: 7,032 | Gross: $1.85M

37. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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58 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 55,210 | Gross: $4.56M

38. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.2
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,402

39. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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96 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania

Votes: 48,647 | Gross: $0.98M

40. A Pain in the Ass (1973)

PG | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Darras

Votes: 2,875

41. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 21,963

42. Turkish Delight (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A young love faces with old problems.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Votes: 9,874

43. Soylent Green (1973)

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

7.1
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66 Metascore

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: 56,408

44. High Crime (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 690

45. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Bored with his highway traffic duties, Arizona motorcycle patrolman John Wintergreen is assigned to Homicide where his polite investigative style irks his macho boss.

Director: James William Guercio | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 4,834 | Gross: $0.30M

46. Payday (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Maury Dann (Rip Torn, in one of his most memorable performances) is a not-so-nice country-Western singer. He ruthlessly manipulates everyone around him to suit his selfish needs...he even ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Rip Torn, Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil, Michael C. Gwynne

Votes: 713

47. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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: 3,072

48. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 51,228 | Gross: $16.06M

49. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 4,993 | Gross: $1.49M

50. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A burnt-out British police detective finally snaps whilst interrogating a suspected child molester.

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

Votes: 5,727


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