Most Popular Feature Films Released 1976-01-01 to 1976-12-31


1. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 5,845 | Gross: $80.00M

2. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 596,936 | Gross: $28.26M

3. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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69 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 443,945 | Gross: $117.24M

4. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 142,848 | Gross: $33.80M

5. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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53 Metascore

An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 44,913 | Gross: $25.00M

6. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 92,143 | Gross: $4.27M

7. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 17,885 | Gross: $42.35M

8. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 86,123 | Gross: $70.60M

9. The Message (1976)

PG | 177 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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This epic historical drama chronicles the life and times of Muhammad and serves as an introduction to early Islamic history.

Director: Moustapha Akkad | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 38,390

10. The Shootist (1976)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Votes: 19,147 | Gross: $5.99M

11. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 123,554

12. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 7,009 | Gross: $1.82M

13. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 26,080 | Gross: $52.61M

14. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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69 Metascore

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 56,851 | Gross: $31.80M

15. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 15,686

16. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 28,164

17. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 15,117

18. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 50,062 | Gross: $21.71M

19. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 19,260

20. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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89 Metascore

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Votes: 36,518

21. Futureworld (1976)

PG | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, an ex-employee is killed after he tips off two other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner

Votes: 8,213

22. Gator (1976)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.8
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41 Metascore

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Votes: 2,865

23. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.9
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71 Metascore

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi

Votes: 13,793 | Gross: $2.78M

24. The Tenant (1976)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 32,033 | Gross: $1.92M

25. Freaky Friday (1976)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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51 Metascore

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 10,087 | Gross: $25.94M

26. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion, her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect. But are the authorities mistaken?

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 7,002

27. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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60 Metascore

Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 24,440 | Gross: $33.83M

28. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,388

29. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

R | 139 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

An alien must pose as a human to save his dying planet, but a woman and greed of other men create complications.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Votes: 20,191 | Gross: $0.10M

30. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

Votes: 10,828

31. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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48 Metascore

A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 7,838

32. Robin and Marian (1976)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Robin Hood, aging none too gracefully, returns exhausted from the Crusades to woo and win Maid Marian one last time.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw, Richard Harris

Votes: 9,820

33. The Enforcer (1976)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 35,968 | Gross: $46.20M

34. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 15,423

35. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 16,127

36. Salon Kitty (1976)

X | 129 min | Drama, War

5.4
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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, Teresa Ann Savoy, John Steiner

Votes: 3,127

37. At the Earth's Core (1976)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant

Votes: 3,490

38. A Real Young Girl (1976)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama

5.4
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly, a sulky adolescent returns to her parents' house for yet another boring summer vacation, dabbling in desire and the art of desirability, eventually mixing reality with vision, caged fantasies with the fierce female sexuality.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Charlotte Alexandra, Hiram Keller, Rita Maiden, Bruno Balp

Votes: 3,023 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Stay Hungry (1976)

R | 102 min | Drama, Comedy

5.7
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A syndicate wants to buy a whole district to rebuild it. They've bought every house except the small gym "Olympic", where Mr. Austria Joe Santo prepares for the Mr. Universum championships ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, Arnold Schwarzenegger, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 3,470

40. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 3,144

41. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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In 1946, a Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small Texas town.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 5,378

42. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 17,540

43. Up! (1976)

X | 80 min | Comedy

6.0
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This kicks off with the murder of one Adolf Schwartz (who bears a striking resemblance to another famous Adolf) by placing a ravenous piranha fish in his bathtub. Who did it? No-one knows ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Edward Schaaf, Robert McLane, Elaine Collins, Candy Samples

Votes: 2,416

44. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 6,162

45. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams

Votes: 7,241

46. Lifeguard (I) (1976)

PG | 96 min | Drama

6.6
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Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles, California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more, the silent moments. However, when he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Stephen Young, Parker Stevenson

Votes: 908

47. Silent Movie (1976)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar

Votes: 14,134 | Gross: $36.15M

48. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 7,981 | Gross: $14.00M

49. Eaten Alive (1976)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 5,411

50. Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Lynda Carter, Jesse Vint, Merrie Lynn Ross

Votes: 504