Feature Film, Released between 1973-01-01 and 1973-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 381,784 | Gross: $232.91M

2. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

A group of teenagers in California's central valley spend one final night after their 1962 high school graduation cruising the strip with their buddies before they pursue their varying goals.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 86,340 | Gross: $115.00M

3. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

James Bond is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organisation and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 103,433 | Gross: $35.38M

4. 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: 252,448 | Gross: $159.60M

5. 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: 40,672 | Gross: $0.06M

6. 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 whom the locals claim never existed.

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

Votes: 77,344 | Gross: $0.06M

7. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

In the aftermath of France allowing Algeria's independence, a group of resentful military veterans hire a professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" to kill President Charles de Gaulle.

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

Votes: 39,549 | Gross: $16.06M

8. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)

G | 105 min | Family, Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Precocious Claudia and her brother run away from home and hide in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Sally Prager, Johnny Doran, George Rose

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Don't Look Now (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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95 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: 53,677 | Gross: $0.98M

10. Soylent Green (1973)

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

7.1
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66 Metascore

A nightmarish futuristic fantasy about the controlling power of big corporations and an innocent cop who stumbles on the truth.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 61,698 | Gross: $7.92M

11. 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: 101,572 | Gross: $25.00M

12. 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: 53,094 | Gross: $15.70M

13. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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58 Metascore

A French convict in the 1930s befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence in the South American penal colony on Devil's Island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 127,084 | Gross: $53.27M

14. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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57 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 121,738 | Gross: $32.06M

15. Mean Streets (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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: 105,616 | Gross: $3.13M

16. 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: 117,878 | Gross: $29.80M

17. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

In pre-WWII, McCarthyism, a diametrically opposed couple come together only to find out that geniune friendship and physical attraction is not enough to overcome fundamental societal beliefs.

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

Votes: 24,056

18. 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: 59,527 | Gross: $4.56M

19. 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: 29,300 | Gross: $0.96M

20. 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: 55,699 | Gross: $16.06M

21. 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: 70,455

22. 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: 45,046 | Gross: $30.93M

23. 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: 6,043

24. Malicious (1973)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A widower and two of his sons become infatuated with their beautiful housekeeper, and all three set out to seduce her using their own unique methods.

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Turi Ferro, Alessandro Momo, Tina Aumont

Votes: 2,771 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.9
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60 Metascore

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser, who 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: 5,676 | Gross: $4.75M

26. The Three Musketeers (1973)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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77 Metascore

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: 17,637 | Gross: $22.02M

27. The Seven-Ups (1973)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

Director: Philip D'Antoni | Stars: Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Victor Arnold, Jerry Leon

Votes: 5,185 | Gross: $2.32M

28. Fantastic Planet (1973)

PG | 72 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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73 Metascore

On a faraway planet where blue giants rule, oppressed humanoids rebel against their machine-like leaders.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Drake, Eric Baugin, Jean Topart

Votes: 28,746 | Gross: $0.19M

29. 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: 26,385 | Gross: $24.48M

30. 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: 19,012 | Gross: $0.95M

31. La Grande Bouffe (1973)

NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A group of men go to a villa in the French countryside where they resolve to eat themselves to death.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi

Votes: 12,877

32. Immoral Tales (1973)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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An erotic collection of short stories, an anthology comprised of tantalizing tales about sexual desire and its diverse manifestations.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Lise Danvers, Fabrice Luchini, Charlotte Alexandra, Lisbeth Hummel

Votes: 4,459

33. Chino (1973)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A runaway teenager and a mixed-race horse breeder strike an unlikely friendship in the context of common hardships.

Directors: John Sturges, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 2,058

34. Cannibal Girls (1973)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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A young couple spend the night in an old farmhouse owned by a reverend, only to find out that it is also lived in by beautiful women who hunger after human flesh.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich, Randall Carpenter

Votes: 1,087

35. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

Wilbur is a farm pig who's terrified that he'll end up on the dinner table. His friend Charlotte, a charming spider, comes to his rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is too special a pig to kill.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 19,610 | Gross: $5.23M

36. 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: 23,849 | Gross: $3.19M

37. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $8.28M

38. Amarcord (1973)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

Votes: 42,136 | Gross: $0.58M

39. My Name Is Nobody (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Western

7.4
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68 Metascore

A young, easy-going 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: 26,109 | Gross: $0.39M

40. Cinderella Liberty (1973)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty due to his service records being lost.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Marsha Mason, Kirk Calloway, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,043 | Gross: $2.86M

41. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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After the abolishment of the death penalty, California murderers are dumped on an island to spend the rest of their lives unsupervised. There, two groups are formed, one lead by a psychopath, and another group determined to bring him down.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 1,018

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: 10,680

43. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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68 Metascore

A young girl tries to find her way in life, suffering from her own naivete and sincerity.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

Votes: 4,781

44. Charley Varrick (1973)

PG | 111 min | 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: 11,795

45. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

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: 10,010

46. 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: 21,894 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 5,700 | Gross: $10.25M

48. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.

Director: Bo Arne Vibenius | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius

Votes: 7,041

49. Coffy (1973)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

A sexy black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott

Votes: 10,854

50. Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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70 Metascore

After being raped by an evil feudal lord and subsequently getting banished from her village, a peasant girl makes a pact with the Devil to gain magical powers and take her revenge.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Shigako Shimegi

Votes: 5,354 | Gross: $0.11M


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