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



1. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

8.8
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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: 23,820

2. Hedgehogs Are Born Without Spines (1971)

84 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Three novels deal with the mentality of the children, their agitations, and the merry and sad things in their everyday life. The movie is created with a lot of humor, cheerfulness, and great love for the kids.

Director: Dimitar Petrov | Stars: Ivaylo Dzhambazov, Neyko Neykov, Petar Peychev, Andrey Slabakov

Votes: 348

3. B.D. in the mountains and on the seaside (1971)

100 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

8.6
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Three paroled inept Romanian convicts dream up get-rich-quick schemes on the Black Sea Riviera where a petty-crime police squad led by Captain Panait is vacationing.

Director: Mircea Dragan | Stars: Toma Caragiu, Dem Radulescu, Ion Fintesteanu, Puiu Calinescu

Votes: 1,593

4. B.D. in alert (1971)

95 min | Action, Comedy

8.6
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In 1971 three inept petty Romanian criminals are released from prison but find themselves at the core of two money laundering and burglary cases.

Director: Mircea Dragan | Stars: Toma Caragiu, Dem Radulescu, Sebastian Papaiani, Puiu Calinescu

Votes: 1,569

5. Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)

TV-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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It so happens that peaceful kindergarten teacher is incredibly similar to the terrible villain who stole the helmet of Alexander the Great. And villain's accomplices are unexpectedly similar to children - they also need love and care.

Director: Aleksandr Sery | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

Votes: 9,491

6. Trimata ot zapasa (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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In 1945, on the battlefields in Hungary, three Bulgarian soldiers from the reserve have to fight for the liberation of the country. They are totally unprepared for the war and have no ... See full summary »

Director: Zako Heskiya | Stars: Nikola Anastasov, Kiril Gospodinov, Georgi Partsalev, Valcho Kamarashev

Votes: 486

7. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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

8.3
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80 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: 704,106

8. Twelve Chairs (1971)

PG-13 | 159 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Two gentlemen of fortune from the times of Imperial Russia are looking for the uncountable treasure at the dawn of Soviet Union age.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Archil Gomiashvili, Sergey Filippov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Natalya Krachkovskaya

Votes: 5,164

9. Demons (1971)

134 min | Drama, Horror

8.1
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After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Juro Kara, Yasuko Sanjo, Masao Imafuku

Votes: 1,549

10. Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)

137 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Hideaki Sasaki, Masahiro Saito, Yukiko Kobayashi, Fudeko Tanaka

Votes: 1,225

11. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

8.0
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In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,858

12. Love (1971)

88 min | Drama

8.0
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The wife of a political prisoner tends to her mother-in-law and keeps from the old woman the truth about her son, whom she believes is in New York making a film.

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Lili Darvas, Mari Töröcsik, Iván Darvas, Erzsi Orsolya

Votes: 1,588

13. The Last Picture Show (1971)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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93 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 38,566 | Gross: $29.13M

14. 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: 35,888 | Gross: $80.50M

15. Out 1 (1971)

Not Rated | 729 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 999 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Belorusskiy vokzal (1971)

101 min | Drama

7.9
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A sympathetic, emotionally persuasive drama describing the friendship of four World War II veterans, their sudden reunion after 25 years and the subsequent effect of this occasion upon ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Smirnov | Stars: Aleksey Glazyrin, Evgeniy Leonov, Anatoliy Papanov, Vsevolod Safonov

Votes: 843

17. Company Limited (1971)

110 min | Drama

7.9
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Chatterji is an ambitious and self-made young man who becomes the director of the company he works for.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sharmila Tagore, Barun Chanda, Paromita Chowdhury, Ajoy Banerjee

Votes: 909

18. 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: 14,426

19. 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: 66,481

20. 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: 164,712 | Gross: $4.00M

21. 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: 2,433

22. 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: 5,678

23. 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: 12,051

24. Beg (1971)

196 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Aleksey Batalov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Tatyana Tkach

Votes: 903

25. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 412

26. Family Life (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

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

Votes: 1,326

27. Sinbad (1971)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An old man is recollecting all the women he met in his youth. An old woman wants them to commit suicide together but changes her mind. The little town has a doctor whose wife can not forget... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Huszárik | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Éva Ruttkai, Éva Leelössy, Margit Dajka

Votes: 1,199

28. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 7,984

29. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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88 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: 8,860 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Officers (1971)

96 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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Epic Soviet era masterpiece depicting the unshakable bonds of love, friendship & duty amid the horror of war. Two friends-both officers-are in love with the same woman. Through the Russian ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Rogovoy | Stars: Georgiy Yumatov, Alina Pokrovskaya, Vasiliy Lanovoy, Andrei Anisimov

Votes: 1,454

31. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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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: 20,151 | Gross: $8.20M

32. 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: 965

33. Duck, You Sucker (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

7.7
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77 Metascore

An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Votes: 27,157

34. 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: 101,277

35. 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" (Andrew Robinson) menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

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

Votes: 134,085

36. Lulu the Tool (1971)

125 min | Drama

7.7
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A conscientious factory worker gets his finger cut off by a machine. Although the physical handicap is not serious, the accident causes him to become more involved in political and revolutionary groups.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Mariangela Melato, Gino Pernice, Luigi Diberti

Votes: 2,330

37. Adrift on the Nile (1971)

115 min | Drama

7.6
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Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life.

Director: Hussein Kamal | Stars: Magda El-Khatib, Adel Adham, Ahmed Al Jaziri, Fathiya Ali

Votes: 496

38. 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: 510

39. 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: 21,171

40. Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi (1971)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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During the dark years of the German Occupation in Greece, the mysterious disappearance of a cherished tomcat throws a destitute factory worker straight into the bowels of Kommandantur, to taste firsthand the oppressor's lavish hospitality.

Director: Dinos Katsouridis | Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Efi Roditi, Antonis Papadopoulos, Kaiti Lambropoulou

Votes: 632

41. 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: 1,434

42. Mon Oncle Antoine (1971)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 2,443

43. Mere Apne (1971)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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Anandi Devi is an old widow living in her village she is bought to the city by her distant relative Arun. Anandi Devi realizes that Arun and his wife wanted to keep her as a maid following ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Sumita Sanyal

Votes: 447

44. 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: 2,408

45. The Cat (1971)

86 min | Drama

7.6
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,611

46. 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: 27,590

47. 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: 6,785

48. The Policeman (1971)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and ... See full summary »

Director: Ephraim Kishon | Stars: Shaike Ophir, Zaharira Harifai, Avner Hizkiyahu, Itzko Rachamimov

Votes: 607

49. Four Murders Are Enough, Darling (1971)

103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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Two criminal gangs are ruthlessly fighting for a 1-million dollar check that, purely by chance, got into the flat of shy high school teacher George Camel. As the number of victims sharply ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jirina Bohdalová, Iva Janzurová, Marie Rosulková

Votes: 586

50. A Touch of Zen (1971)

Not Rated | 200 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A lady fugitive on the run from corrupt government officials is joined in her endeavors by an unambitious painter and skilled Buddhist monks.

Director: King Hu | Stars: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Billy Chan

Votes: 4,684


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