Feature Film, Released between 1971-01-01 and 1971-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, 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: 835,979 | Gross: $6.21M

2. The Omega Man (1971)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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56 Metascore

Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 32,345 | Gross: $8.72M

3. 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: 205,705 | Gross: $4.00M

4. The French Connection (1971)

18+ | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYPD detectives in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a heroin smuggling ring based in Marseilles, but stopping them and capturing their leaders proves an elusive goal.

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

Votes: 125,128 | Gross: $15.63M

5. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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67 Metascore

In pre-revolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant with traditional values contends with marrying off three of his daughters with modern romantic ideals while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

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

Votes: 44,571 | Gross: $80.50M

6. Play Misty for Me (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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78 Metascore

The life of a disc jockey is turned upside down after a romantic encounter with an obsessed fan.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Votes: 29,398 | Gross: $11.80M

7. The Burglars (1971)

PG | 120 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon, Robert Hossein

Votes: 2,666

8. Lust for a Vampire (1971)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla - or as she was in 1710, Carmilla.

Director: Jimmy Sangster | Stars: Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Suzanna Leigh, Yutte Stensgaard

Votes: 3,064

9. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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87 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.

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

Votes: 159,288 | Gross: $35.90M

10. 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: 78,608

11. 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: 49,267 | Gross: $29.13M

12. 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: 29,149

13. 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: 25,995 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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: 61,423

15. The Big Doll House (1971)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until five of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of two male fruit vendors.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown, Brooke Mills

Votes: 2,847 | Gross: $10.00M

16. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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59 Metascore

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Votes: 108,411 | Gross: $43.82M

17. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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75 Metascore

In the 25th century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly-controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 52,391 | Gross: $2.44M

18. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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59 Metascore

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in World War II.

Directors: Robert Stevenson, Ward Kimball | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 38,776 | Gross: $18.53M

19. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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49 Metascore

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier's protection of the city of Loudun from the corrupt Cardinal Richelieu is undermined by a sexually-repressed nun's accusation of witchcraft.

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

Votes: 16,699 | Gross: $1.13M

20. Carnal Knowledge (1971)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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77 Metascore

Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and become friends in college.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Art Garfunkel, Ann-Margret

Votes: 13,483 | Gross: $28.62M

21. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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81 Metascore

A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 27,091 | Gross: $17.44M

22. Cisco Pike (1971)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A down on his luck former drug dealer is forced by a corrupt LAPD policeman to sell 100 kilos of confiscated marijuana in one weekend.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 1,682

23. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 10,255 | Gross: $0.35M

24. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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47 Metascore

An old, dying satanist arranges to transfer his soul into the body of a young concert pianist.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 2,941

25. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)

PG | 92 min | Horror

5.5
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A family is trapped in a desert town by a cult of senior-citizens who recruit the town's children to worship Satan.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, Charles Bateman, Ahna Capri

Votes: 1,720

26. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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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: 25,844 | Gross: $8.20M

27. 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: 38,186 | Gross: $3.42M

28. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

Votes: 18,754

29. Get Carter (1971)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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80 Metascore

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: 34,601 | Gross: $0.39M

30. Summer of '42 (1971)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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59 Metascore

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: 8,403 | Gross: $7.38M

31. Big Jake (1971)

PG-13 | 110 min | Western

7.1
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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: 13,340 | Gross: $16.35M

32. Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

PG | 138 min | Drama, War, Western

7.6
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77 Metascore

A low-life bandit and an I.R.A. explosives expert rebel against the government and become heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

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

Votes: 35,422 | Gross: $0.70M

33. 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: 17,989

34. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 11,298

35. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.8
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71 Metascore

During World War I, a patriotic young American 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: 17,309 | Gross: $0.55M

36. The Big Boss (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

Directors: Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu | Stars: Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, Marilyn Bautista

Votes: 27,722 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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66 Metascore

Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Votes: 19,696 | Gross: $16.69M

38. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama, Romance

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: 21,726 | Gross: $0.15M

39. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.2
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A ruthless rancher and his gang use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 3,170

40. Blood Thirst (1971)

GP | 74 min | Horror

4.5
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A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Robert Winston, Katherine Henryk, Yvonne Nielson, Vic Diaz

Votes: 407

41. Twins of Evil (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.6
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62 Metascore

A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson

Votes: 5,862

42. Billy Jack (1971)

GP | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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50 Metascore

Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Votes: 6,226 | Gross: $98.00M

43. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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89 Metascore

While drag-racing through the American Southwest in a Chevvy 150, a driver and his mechanic cross paths with an alluring hitchhiker and the inexperienced, tall tale-spinning driver of a GTO.

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

Votes: 12,755

44. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 4,823

45. The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.6
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A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye

Votes: 1,937

46. Bananas (1971)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

6.9
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67 Metascore

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Votes: 36,251 | Gross: $11.80M

47. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A musician is stalked by an unknown homicidal maniac, who blackmails him for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 8,985

48. Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

Votes: 4,129 | Gross: $9.20M

49. Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

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

7.1
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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: 4,501 | Gross: $2.33M

50. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | 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: 14,210


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