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: 1,401,046 | Gross: $134.97M

2. 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: Arathi, Aswath, Shubha, Vishnuvardhan

Votes: 812

3. 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: 761

4. Bangarada Manushya (1972)

180 min | Drama

8.7
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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: 674

5. Koshish (1972)

125 min | Drama

8.7
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Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,257

6. 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: 367

7. Propala hramota (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 Mykolaichuk, Lidiya Belozyorova, Fyodor Strigun, Zemfira Tsakhilova

Votes: 535

8. 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: 627

9. A zori zdes tikhie (1972)

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

8.3
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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: 3,009

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

103 min | War, Drama

8.2
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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: 773

11. Valter brani 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: 1,994

12. 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: 1,268

13. 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: 25,013

14. Gunki hatameku motoni (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

8.0
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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: 747

15. Vuk samotnjak (1972)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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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: 528

16. 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: 41,331

17. Nybyggarna (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: 3,159

18. 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: 4,506

19. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

8.0
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Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,019

20. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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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: 45,627

21. Dönüs (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: 939

22. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,655

23. Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 1,698

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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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: 5,784

25. Cu mâinile curate (1972)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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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: 893

26. 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: 32,802 | Gross: $0.20M

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

G | 94 min | Comedy

7.8
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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: 17,022

28. 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: 42,531 | Gross: $42.77M

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

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

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

Votes: 7,171

30. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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: 5,362

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

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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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: 3,222

32. Tomorrow (1972)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 1,017

33. Play It Again, Sam (1972)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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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: 22,622

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

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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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: 3,687

35. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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82 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: 89,485

36. The Mattei Affair (1972)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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: 1,334

37. Parichay (1972)

145 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.6
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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 Bhaduri, Pran, A.K. Hangal

Votes: 714

38. 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: 3,053

39. Pechki-lavochki (1972)

90 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 320

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 Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.

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

Votes: 25,356 | Gross: $47.74M

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

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 1,859

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: 7,009 | Gross: $6.10M

43. Ragbar (1972)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 341

44. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,765

45. The Triple Echo (1972)

R | 90 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May

Votes: 646

46. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Snoopy travels to see his sick former owner and then feels obliged to return to her permanently.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 3,742

47. The Ruling Class (1972)

PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,300

48. The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of in the Mafia's one believing that the suffrage is secret. After the elections, he loses... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,488

49. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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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: 24,830 | Gross: $36.73M

50. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.5
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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: 36,451


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