Feature Film, Released between 1972-01-01 and 1972-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 1,597,013 | Gross: $134.97M

2. 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: 98,009 | Gross: $7.06M

3. 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: 79,841

4. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 49,351 | Gross: $36.14M

5. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.4
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92 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 41,055 | Gross: $12.60M

6. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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68 Metascore

Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 32,566 | Gross: $3.10M

7. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Music, 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: 47,856 | Gross: $42.77M

8. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 40,520 | Gross: $84.56M

9. The Way of the Dragon (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

Director: Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao, Ping-Ou Wei

Votes: 31,830

10. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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67 Metascore

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 26,503 | Gross: $0.69M

11. 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: 28,358 | Gross: $47.74M

12. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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47 Metascore

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 21,818 | Gross: $0.18M

13. 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: 51,798

14. Fist of Fury (1972)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A young man seeks vengence for the death of his teacher.

Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, James Tien, Maria Yi

Votes: 26,274 | Gross: $1.29M

15. The Cowboys (1972)

GP | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.4
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52 Metascore

Rancher Wil Andersen is forced to hire inexperienced boys as cowhands in order to get his herd to market on time but the rough drive is full of dangers and a gang of cattle rustlers is trailing them.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 12,976 | Gross: $16.35M

16. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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55 Metascore

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 27,692 | Gross: $36.73M

17. Avanti! (1972)

R | 144 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews

Votes: 9,365 | Gross: $3.30M

18. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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61 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 8,433

19. 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: 19,532 | Gross: $5.64M

20. 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: 29,737 | Gross: $1.74M

21. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

NC-17 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 6,622

22. 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: 38,065 | Gross: $0.20M

23. The Mechanic (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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51 Metascore

An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland

Votes: 12,474 | Gross: $7.30M

24. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960s.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 11,286 | Gross: $25.00M

25. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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66 Metascore

Billy Pilgrim has mysteriously become unstuck in time. He goes on an uncontrollable trip back and forth from his birth in New York to life on a distant planet and back again to the horrors of the 1945 fire-bombing of Dresden.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 12,095 | Gross: $0.57M

26. The Hot Rock (1972)

PG | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 4,948 | Gross: $2.54M

27. Sisters (1972)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Votes: 15,425 | Gross: $0.35M

28. 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: 44,469 | Gross: $4.08M

29. Images (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Marcel Bozzuffi, Hugh Millais

Votes: 5,455

30. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

PG | 96 min | Horror

6.0
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Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame

Votes: 5,645

31. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A newlywed man on his honeymoon has second thoughts about his marriage and falls for a different woman.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley

Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $12.21M

32. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 662

33. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.4
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51 Metascore

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,810 | Gross: $0.48M

34. Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, Eileen Heckart, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 4,664 | Gross: $0.25M

35. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

Votes: 9,781 | Gross: $0.12M

36. The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

PG | 100 min | Action, Western

5.7
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Forced by personal circumstances, Marshal Chris Adams recruits a writer and five prisoners to help him eliminate a gang of Mexican bandits.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 2,528

37. Man of La Mancha (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,857 | Gross: $3.79M

38. Bless This House (1972)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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1970s English suburbia: middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Sally Geeson, Peter Butterworth

Votes: 844

39. Prime Cut (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins

Votes: 4,498 | Gross: $0.52M

40. What? (1972)

R | 112 min | Comedy

5.7
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During her Italian vacation, a young and beautiful American tourist finds herself as a guest in a coastal villa inhabited by a bunch of odd people.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Sydne Rome, Hugh Griffith, Romolo Valli

Votes: 3,474 | Gross: $0.00M

41. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

6.5
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A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 2,555

42. Roma (1972)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital, most of it based on director Federico Fellini's life.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 11,543 | Gross: $0.73M

43. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 8,077

44. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

R | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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66 Metascore

Seven stories are trying to answer the question: what is sex? Or maybe they are not trying.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser, John Carradine

Votes: 37,852

45. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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68 Metascore

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 9,149

46. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 9,808 | Gross: $1.70M

47. 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: 7,016

48. 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: 3,487 | Gross: $3.10M

49. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

6.5
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65 Metascore

In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Votes: 6,044

50. Blood Freak (1972)

X | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes | Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan, Randy Grinter, Heather Hughes

Votes: 1,459


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