The Top 100 Worst Movies of the 1970s

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1

Dollars

1971    Richard Brooks    Rated R

Caper    Comedy    Comedy Thriller

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Doomsday Machine

1972    Harry Hope, Lee Sholem    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Science Fiction

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3

Captain America

1979    Rod Holcomb    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Drama

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4

Captain America II: Death Too Soon

1979    Ivan Nagy    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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5

Parts: The Clonus Horror

1979    Robert S. Fiveson    Rated R

Dystopian Film    Horror    Science Fiction

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6

Hercules in New York

1970    Arthur Allan Seidelman    Not Rated

Adventure    Comedy    Fantasy

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7

Riding With Death

1976    Alan J. Levi    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Science Fiction

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8

Legacy of Blood

1971    Carl Monson    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Thriller

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Zaat

1971    Don Barton    Rated PG

Fantasy    Horror    Monster Film

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11

The Bat People

1974    Jerry Jameson    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film

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12

The Bees

1978    Alfredo Zacarias    Rated PG

Horror    Natural Horror    Thriller

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13

Fast Company

1979    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Carsploitation    Drama

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14

The Amputee

1974    David Lynch    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Short Film

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15

Journey Back to Oz

1974    Hal Sutherland    Rated G

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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16

Goldengirl

1979    Joseph Sargent    Rated PG

Drama    Sports Drama

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17

Laserblast

1978    Michael Rae    Rated PG

Action    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Action

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18

The Stranger

1973    Lee H. Katzin    Not Rated

Mystery    Science Fiction    Thriller

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19

Breaker! Breaker!

1977    Don Hulette    Rated R

Action    Chase Movie    Road Movie

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20

Mitchell

1975    Andrew V. McLaglen    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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21

The Betsy

1978    Daniel Petrie    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama    Period Film

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22

The Giant Spider Invasion

1975    Bill Rebane    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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23

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

1979    Irwin Allen    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Disaster Film

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24

The Touch of Satan

1971    Don Henderson    Rated PG

Drama    Horror    Romance

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25

The Van

1977    Sam Grossman    Rated R

Carsploitation    Comedy    Sex Comedy

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26

Track of the Moon Beast

1976    Richard Ashe    Rated PG

Horror    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Horror

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28

Skyjacked

1972    John Guillermin    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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29

At Long Last Love

1975    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated G

Comedy    Musical    Musical Romance

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30

Double Agent 73

1974    Doris Wishman    Rated R

Action    Sex Comedy    Softcore Sex Film

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31

The Star Wars Holiday Special

1978    Steve Binder    Not Rated

Comedy    Holiday Film    Made-for-Television

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32

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

1976    Randal Kleiser    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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33

Hanover Street

1979    Peter Hyams    Rated PG

Drama    War Drama    War Romance

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34

Tentacles

1977    Ovidio G. Assonitis    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film    Natural Horror

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35

Harper Valley P.T.A.

1978    Richard C. Bennett    Not Rated

Comedy    Satire    Comedy of Manners

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36

Sextette

1978    Ken Hughes    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Errors

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37

Goodbye, Norma Jean

1976    Larry Buchanan    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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39

C.H.O.M.P.S.

1979    Don Chaffey    Rated PG

Animal Picture    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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40

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

1974    Robert Taylor    Rated R

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

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41

Shanks

1974    William Castle    Rated PG

Fantasy    Horror

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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42

The Amazing Spider-Man

1977    E.W. Swackhamer    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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43

Moon of the Wolf

1972    Daniel Petrie    Not Rated

Horror    Made-for-Television    Monster Film

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44

Trog

1970    Freddie Francis    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film

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45

The Sinful Dwarf

1973    Vidal Raski    Not Rated

Crime    Horror    Sadistic Horror

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47

Quintet

1979    Robert Altman    Rated R

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Mystery

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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48

The Swarm

1978    Irwin Allen    Rated PG

Action    Disaster Film    Ensemble Film

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49

The Concorde... Airport '79

1979    David Lowell Rich    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Disaster Film

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50

The Big Bus

1976    James Frawley    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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51

Thank God It's Friday

1978    Robert Klane    Rated PG

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Musical

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52

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

1978    John Berry    Rated PG

Comedy    Sports Comedy

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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53

Up the Sandbox

1972    Irvin Kershner    Rated R

Drama    Fantasy    Psychological Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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54

The Boatniks

1970    Norman Tokar    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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56

Napoleon and Samantha

1972    Bernard McEveety    Rated G

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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58

It's Alive 2: It Lives Again

1978    Larry Cohen    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror

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59

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

1979    Jules Bass    Rated G

Animation    Fantasy    Holiday Film

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60

Mohammed: Messenger of God

1977    Moustapha Akkad    Rated R

Drama    Epic    Religious Drama

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61

More American Graffiti

1979    Bill L. Norton    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Americana

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63

Yanks

1979    John Schlesinger    Rated R

Romance    Drama    War

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64

Meteor

1979    Ronald Neame    Rated PG

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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65

Frogs

1972    George McCowan    Rated PG

Horror    Natural Horror

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66

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

1970    Vincente Minnelli    Rated G

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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67

Italianamerican

1974    Martin Scorsese    Not Rated

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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69

Coach

1978    Bud Townsend    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Sports Drama

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70

Starcrash

1978    Luigi Cozzi    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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71

The Shaggy D.A.

1976    Robert Stevenson    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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72

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

1972    Robert Butler    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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73

Jaws 2

1978    Jeannot Szwarc    Rated PG

Adventure    Horror    Monster Film

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74

Bobby Deerfield

1977    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Romance    Drama    Melodrama

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75

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1978    Michael Schultz    Rated PG

Adventure    Comedy    Fantasy

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77

The Harrad Experiment

1973    Ted Post    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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78

Gamera vs. Zigra

1971    Noriaki Yuasa    Not Rated

Action    Fantasy    Monster Film

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80

Sssssss

1973    Bernard L. Kowalski    Rated PG

Horror    Sci-Fi Horror    Science Fiction

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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81

The First Easter Rabbit

1976    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.    Not Rated

Animation    Family    Holiday Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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82

Rabbit Test

1978    Joan Rivers    Rated PG

Comedy

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83

There's a Girl in My Soup

1970    Roy Boulting    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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84

The Slipper and the Rose

1976    Bryan Forbes    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

Down by 7 in the past 45 days 7

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85

At the Earth's Core

1976    Kevin Connor    Rated PG

Adventure    Fantasy    Fantasy Adventure

Up by 20 in the past 45 days 20

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86

The Wiz

1978    Sidney Lumet    Not Rated

Adventure    Based-on-Theatre    Fantasy

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87

Jack Frost

1979    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.    Not Rated

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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88

Lost Horizon

1973    Charles Jarrott    Not Rated

Fantasy    Musical

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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89

For the Love of Benji

1977    Joe Camp    Not Rated

Family    Adventure    Animal Picture

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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90

Boxcar Bertha

1972    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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91

Gus

1976    Vincent McEveety    Rated G

Animal Picture    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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92

Planet of Dinosaurs

1979    James K. Shea    Rated PG

Adventure    Drama    Prehistoric Fantasy

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93

Stay Hungry

1976    Bob Rafelson    Rated R

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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94

Moonraker

1979    Lewis Gilbert    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Glamorized Spy Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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95

The Incredible Melting Man

1977    William Sachs    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror    Science Fiction

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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96

Lucky Lady

1975    Stanley Donen    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Crime    Crime Comedy

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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97

Go Tell the Spartans

1978    Ted Post    Rated R

Action    War    Combat Films

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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98

Candleshoe

1977    Norman Tokar    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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99

Orca

1977    Michael Anderson    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Horror

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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The Prisoner of Zenda

1979    Richard Quine    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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