Feature Film, Released between 1972-01-01 and 1972-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,586,878 | Gross: $134.97M

2. Ora 11 Jon (1972)

Drama, History, Romance

8.9
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The movie is about the liberation war of Bangladesh at 1971. This historical movie say about the sacrifice people had to do for the freedom of their country.

Director: Chashi Nazrul Islam | Stars: Khosru, Murad, Nantu, Baby Zaman

Votes: 303

3. Nagara Haavu (1972)

184 min | Drama, Musical

8.9
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This is the tale of an angry young man with flavours of Teacher-student relationship, the stubbornness of Ramachari(protagonist) and his attempts at having a romantic relationship.

Director: S.R. Puttana Kanagal | Stars: Ambarish, Arathi, Ashwath, M.N. Lakshmi Devi

Votes: 901

4. Bangarada Manushya (1972)

174 min | Drama

8.8
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Rajeeva comes to the village to visit his sister only to find that she's in financial trouble and has lost her husband. He decides to stay and help her out.

Director: Siddalingaiah | Stars: Rajkumar, Bharathi, Loknath, Balkrishna

Votes: 733

5. S detza na more (1972)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A film about the funny adventures of a group of children, spending their holidays at the seaside.

Director: Dimitar Petrov | Stars: Petar Peychev, Ivaylo Dzhambazov, Emil Petrov, Krasimir Marianov

Votes: 887

6. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

8.6
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A speech and hearing-impaired couple persists through unforgiving obstacles to be accepted by society and live a life of dignity.

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani, Seema Deo

Votes: 1,446

7. The Goat Horn (1972)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.4
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The film sends us to the 17th century when Bulgaria was a part of the Ottoman Empire. Four hoodlums break into the house of the shepherd Karaivan, raping and killing his wife in full view ... See full summary »

Director: Metodi Andonov | Stars: Katya Paskaleva, Anton Gorchev, Milen Penev, Todor Kolev

Votes: 2,418

8. Momcheto si otiva (1972)

101 min | Drama

8.3
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The action centers on Ran and his schoolmates who are in the last year of school. They are only a few days away from the day when they will have to make a decisive choice: what are they ... See full summary »

Director: Lyudmil Kirkov | Stars: Nevena Kokanova, Filip Trifonov, Sashka Bratanova, Kiril Gospodinov

Votes: 400

9. The Lost Letter (1972)

79 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.3
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A Soviet musical-tragicomedy film by Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kiev. The movie is considered a pearl of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema. The film is based on the novella by Nikolay Gogol.

Director: Boris Ivchenko | Stars: Ivan Mikolaychuk, Lidiya Belozyorova, Fyodor Strigun, Zemfira Tsakhilova

Votes: 700

10. Asta-seara dansam in familie (1972)

98 min | Comedy

8.3
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The master is Temistocle T. Temistocle. The aprentice is Alecu A. Alecu. Together they formed one of the most funny couple of crooks wich manage to cheat unhappy women and steal their money... See full summary »

Director: Geo Saizescu | Stars: Dem Radulescu, Sebastian Papaiani, Vasilica Tastaman, Ioana Bulca

Votes: 702

11. Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972)

133 min | Action, War

8.2
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A man who tried to stop Nazi soldiers in World War II.

Director: Hajrudin Krvavac | Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rade Markovic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Neda Spasojevic

Votes: 2,291

12. The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

8.2
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During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 3,689

13. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.2
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A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,501

14. Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (1972)

103 min | War, Drama

8.1
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In order to avoid reprisals from the Wehrmacht for the murder of a soldier, intellectuals from a Romanian village try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save everybody.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Amza Pellea, Cristian Sofron, Ion Besoiu, Gheorghe Dinica

Votes: 818

15. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

8.1
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 29,486 | Gross: $1.74M

16. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 79,185

17. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 44,299 | Gross: $4.08M

18. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

8.0
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A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,885

19. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (1972)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Trailed by a clan of female ninja, Ogami is paid to assassinate a clan traitor accompanied by three killers known as the Gods of Death.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Ôki, Akiji Kobayashi

Votes: 5,381

20. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

8.0
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A dysfunctional middle-class family is transformed by the attentions of their talented new chef -- until he vanishes along with their valuable jewels.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 3,590

21. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

7.9
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 871

22. The Return (1972)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Story of a wife and her son waiting for her husband to come back from Germany, where he immigrated for paying his family's debts in Turkey.

Director: Türkan Soray | Stars: Türkan Soray, Kadir Inanir, Bilal Inci, Osman Alyanak

Votes: 1,062

23. Vuk samotnjak (1972)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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A boy finds a large wolf-like dog in the mountain and they befriend. The local peasants think that it may be a real wolf responsible for the sheep pestilence. They decide to kill the animal... See full summary »

Director: Obrad Gluscevic | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Zeljko Mataija, Ivan Stimac, Boro Ivanisevic

Votes: 637

24. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 37,803 | Gross: $0.20M

25. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 51,437

26. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Using the interrogation of a US counterinsurgency agent as a backdrop, the film explores the consequences of the struggle between Uruguay's government and the leftist Tupamaro guerrillas.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 4,488 | Gross: $1.13M

27. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (1972)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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The story of a Ronin (i.e. a masterless samurai) who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Fumio Watanabe, Gô Katô, Tomoko Mayama

Votes: 6,956

28. Cu mâinile curate (1972)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Set in post war Romania, a communist who was tortured by the fascists during the war is now a police detective and sets about clearing his city of gangsters and black marketeers.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu | Stars: Ilarion Ciobanu, Alexandru Dobrescu, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Gheorghe Dinica

Votes: 982

29. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 47,603 | Gross: $42.77M

30. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy

7.7
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 19,405 | Gross: $5.64M

31. The Scopone Game (1972)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis

Votes: 2,002

32. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 97,518 | Gross: $7.06M

33. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A successful fashion designer abandons a sado-masochistic relationship with her female assistant in favor of a love affair with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 8,383

34. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 6,324

35. São Bernardo (1972)

113 min | Drama

7.6
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The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.

Director: Leon Hirszman | Stars: Othon Bastos, Isabel Ribeiro, Nildo Parente, Vanda Lacerda

Votes: 331

36. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (1972)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Thriller

7.6
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Ogami is hired to kill a tattooed female assassin. Gunbei Yagyu, an enemy samurai, happens upon Ogami's son, and sees his chance for revenge.

Director: Buichi Saitô | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yoichi Hayashi, Michi Azuma, Akihiro Tomikawa

Votes: 3,863

37. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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80 Metascore

The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 3,468 | Gross: $3.10M

38. Play It Again, Sam (1972)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy

Votes: 24,338 | Gross: $2.30M

39. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.6
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Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

Director: Kenji Misumi | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Gô Katô, Yûko Hama, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 4,405

40. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

GP | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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75 Metascore

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe and proves to be a match for their warriors in single combat on the early frontier.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 28,188 | Gross: $47.74M

41. The Mattei Affair (1972)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Peter Baldwin, Renato Romano

Votes: 1,591

42. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 7,613 | Gross: $6.10M

43. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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In desperate need of a job, unemployed Ravi (Jeetendra) goes to his maternal uncle (A.K. Hangal) and aunt (Leela Mishra) in their village for a few days. His uncle decides that he can be a ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar | Stars: Jeetendra, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 795

44. Tomorrow (1972)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.5
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A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond, Richard McConnell

Votes: 1,139

45. Pechki-lavochki (1972)

90 min | Comedy

7.5
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A Siberian farm-worker and his wife travel south for their first holiday, meeting characters such as a smooth-talking con man and a professor of folklore, who invites them to stop off in Moscow.

Director: Vasiliy Shukshin | Stars: Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Vasiliy Shukshin, Vsevolod Sanaev, Georgiy Burkov

Votes: 398

46. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.5
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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

Votes: 2,105 | Gross: $0.18M

47. Downpour (1972)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A well educated and humble teacher arrives in a new city and at a new job in the pre-revolutionary Iran. He falls in love with a hardworking underprivileged young woman that nurses her very... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Parviz Fanizadeh, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Layegh, Parvaneh Massoumi

Votes: 477

48. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)

76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavrel

Votes: 1,114

49. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 3,257

50. Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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A populist right-wing tabloid newspaper tries to derail the official police investigation of a brutal murder of a young girl in order to help the fascist and right-wing candidates it supports in the upcoming elections.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Fabio Garriba, Carla Tatò, Jacques Herlin

Votes: 1,031


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