Highest Rated Feature Films Released 1974-01-01 to 1974-12-31 With At Least 1000 Votes


1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 930,298 | Gross: $57.30M

2. Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Stunning WWII flying sequences as the Soviet Air Force battles the Luftwaffe. Veteran Russian pilots teach their new recruits about life, death & love. When the older men fly into battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Bykov | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Sergei Podgornyj, Sergei Ivanov, Rustam Sagdullaev

Votes: 3,484

3. Sonar Kella (1974)

120 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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A young boy becomes a target for crooks, after he claims to remember his past life and mentions precious jewels in a golden fortress.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Santanu Bagchi, Ajoy Banerjee, Haradhan Bannerjee

Votes: 1,443

4. Köyden Indim Sehire (1974)

77 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The sequel of The Stupid Millionaire (1974), the fun continues this time in Ankara, after the 4 brothers find the heritage from their father which is a box-ful of gold.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Zeki Alasya, Metin Akpinar

Votes: 7,313

5. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 251,441 | Gross: $29.20M

6. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 16,667

7. We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli, Stefano Satta Flores

Votes: 4,067

8. Un homme qui dort (1974)

77 min | Drama

8.2
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A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

Director: Bernard Queysanne | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Ludmila Mikaël

Votes: 1,988

9. The Mirror (1974)

G | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 28,965

10. Gavaznha (1974)

120 min | Drama

8.1
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Wounded by the police, a thief looks up his old friend in order to leave the proceeds of his theft with him. Instead, he finds that his friend is a drug addict. He sticks around to try and ... See full summary »

Director: Masud Kimiai | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Faramarz Gharibian, Nosrat Partovi, Garshasb Raoufi

Votes: 1,458

11. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 127,857 | Gross: $86.30M

12. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

R | 104 min | Comedy

8.0
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This surrealist film consists of a series of only vaguely related episodes, most famously the dinner party scene in which people sit on lavatories round a dinner table, occasionally ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Votes: 11,857 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Alice in the Cities (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.0
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A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl

Votes: 7,706

14. Salak Milyoner (1974)

84 min | Comedy

8.0
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The funny treasure hunt of 4 rural brothers in Istanbul, after the recent death of their father who left them a treasure map as heritage.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Münir Özkul, Zeki Alasya

Votes: 4,890

15. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 83,363 | Gross: $4.42M

16. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 14,248

17. Mavi Boncuk (1974)

79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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4 friends who are mistreated in a casino want to revenge by kidnapping the singer of the casino.

Director: Ertem Egilmez | Stars: Emel Sayin, Tarik Akan, Zeki Alasya, Metin Akpinar

Votes: 6,157

18. Kalina krasnaya (1974)

110 min | Drama

7.9
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A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.

Director: Vasiliy Shukshin | Stars: Lidiya Fedoseeva-Shukshina, Vasiliy Shukshin, Ivan Ryzhov, Mariya Skvortsova

Votes: 1,078

19. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 109,469 | Gross: $119.50M

20. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,853 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 5,372

22. The Deluge (1974)

287 min | Adventure, History, Romance

7.8
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During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

Director: Jerzy Hoffman | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Malgorzata Braunek, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Kazimierz Wichniarz

Votes: 1,816

23. Neveroyatnye priklyucheniya italyantsev v Rossii (1974)

TV-PG | 104 min | Comedy, Adventure

7.8
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In Italy, a dying woman tells her granddaughter that she hid her treasure many years ago in Russia, in the city of Leningrad. Other people (who were around when she died) also learn about ... See full summary »

Directors: Franco Prosperi, Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Andrey Mironov, Ninetto Davoli, Antonia Santilli, Alighiero Noschese

Votes: 4,193

24. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 22,359

25. Scent of a Woman (1974)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Alessandro Momo, Agostina Belli, Moira Orfei

Votes: 3,138

26. At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Yuriy Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov, Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,211

27. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974)

118 min | Drama

7.7
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Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 1,679

28. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Votes: 12,381

29. Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Isa Danieli

Votes: 4,425

30. Conversation Piece (1974)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A reclusive, retired professor is faced with confronting modernity when a group of vulgar youths, led by an obnoxious marchesa, take up residence in his unused upper residence.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano, Claudia Marsani

Votes: 3,128

31. Rabid Dogs (1974)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,444

32. Bread and Chocolate (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes.

Director: Franco Brusati | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Anna Karina, Paolo Turco, Ugo D'Alessio

Votes: 1,302

33. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 112,881 | Gross: $30.86M

34. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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An American barroom pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Votes: 15,625

35. Watch Out, We're Mad (1974)

G | 101 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

Director: Marcello Fondato | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Patty Shepard, Deogratias Huerta

Votes: 8,864

36. Kozure Ôkami: Jigoku e ikuzo! Daigorô (1974)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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In the sixth and final film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, the final conflict between Ogami Itto and the Yagyu clan is carried out.

Director: Yoshiyuki Kuroda | Stars: Tomisaburô Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Junko Hitomi, Gorô Mutsumi

Votes: 2,642

37. Salako (1974)

87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A naive and simpleton villager is trying to marry the landlord's doughter, who is in love with a vigilante outlaw

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Kemal Sunal, Meral Zeren, Ihsan Baysal, Oktar Durukan

Votes: 4,248

38. Nie ma mocnych (1974)

89 min | Comedy

7.5
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The main characters are the same two quarreling pesant families introduced in "Sami swoi" (Our Folks). The action of the film starts 18 years later. The old quarrels have been forgotten, ... See full summary »

Director: Sylwester Checinski | Stars: Waclaw Kowalski, Wladyslaw Hancza, Anna Dymna, Andrzej Wasilewicz

Votes: 1,310

39. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 13,247

40. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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78 Metascore

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen, Alfred Lutter III

Votes: 17,585 | Gross: $17.60M

41. Going Places (1974)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, Miou-Miou, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,975

42. The Front Page (1974)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Susan Sarandon, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 10,371 | Gross: $17.30M

43. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 4,378

44. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 1,647

45. Le mouton enragé (1974)

R | 105 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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A cynical tragicomedy focusing on the different ways of love in the times of the sexual revolution. Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin

Votes: 1,303

46. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 46,394

47. Female Trouble (1974)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

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

Votes: 6,299

48. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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American private-eye Harry Kilmer returns to Japan to rescue a friend's kidnapped daughter from the clutches of the Yakuza.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

Votes: 6,224

49. California Split (1974)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss, Gwen Welles

Votes: 4,203

50. Conrack (1974)

PG | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews

Votes: 1,443