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

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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4

Captain America II: Death Too Soon

1979    Ivan Nagy    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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5

Hercules in New York

1970    Arthur Allan Seidelman    Not Rated

Adventure    Comedy    Fantasy

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6

Parts: The Clonus Horror

1979    Robert S. Fiveson    Rated R

Dystopian Film    Horror    Science Fiction

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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7

Riding With Death

1976    Alan J. Levi    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Science Fiction

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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8

Spider-Man Strikes Back

1978    Ron Satlof    Not Rated

Action    Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Television

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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9

Legacy of Blood

1971    Carl Monson    Rated R

Horror    Supernatural Horror    Thriller

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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10

The Bat People

1974    Jerry Jameson    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film

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Held position in the past 45 days 0

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13

Zaat

1971    Don Barton    Rated PG

Fantasy    Horror    Monster Film

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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14

The Miracle Worker

1979    Paul Aaron    Not Rated

Biopic    Drama    Made-for-Television

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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15

The Amputee

1974    David Lynch    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Short Film

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16

Fast Company

1979    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Carsploitation    Canuxploitation    Drama

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17

The Savage Bees

1976    Bruce Geller    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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18

The Bees

1978    Alfredo Zacarias    Rated PG

Horror    Natural Horror    Thriller

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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19

Blackenstein

1973    William A. Levey    Rated R

Blaxploitation    Horror    Exploitation Film

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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20

Journey Back to Oz

1974    Hal Sutherland    Rated G

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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21

Laserblast

1978    Michael Rae    Rated PG

Action    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Action

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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22

The Touch of Satan

1971    Don Henderson    Rated PG

Drama    Horror    Romance

Up by 182 in the past 45 days 182

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23

The Stranger

1973    Lee H. Katzin    Not Rated

Mystery    Science Fiction    Thriller

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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24

Goldengirl

1979    Joseph Sargent    Rated PG

Drama    Sports Drama

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25

Avalanche

1978    Corey Allen    Rated PG

Action    Disaster Film    Ensemble Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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26

The Giant Spider Invasion

1975    Bill Rebane    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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27

Mitchell

1975    Andrew V. McLaglen    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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28

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

1979    Irwin Allen    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Disaster Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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29

Double Agent 73

1974    Doris Wishman    Rated R

Action    Sex Comedy    Softcore Sex Film

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30

The Betsy

1978    Daniel Petrie    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama    Period Film

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31

Skyjacked

1972    John Guillermin    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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32

The Van

1977    Sam Grossman    Rated R

Carsploitation    Comedy    Sex Comedy

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33

Sextette

1978    Ken Hughes    Rated PG

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Errors

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34

Hanover Street

1979    Peter Hyams    Rated PG

Drama    War Drama    War Romance

Up by 149 in the past 45 days 149

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35

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

1979    Don Chaffey    Rated PG

Animal Picture    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

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36

At Long Last Love

1975    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated G

Comedy    Musical    Musical Romance

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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37

The Amazing Spider-Man

1977    E.W. Swackhamer    Not Rated

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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38

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

1976    Randal Kleiser    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

Up by 63 in the past 45 days 63

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40

The Star Wars Holiday Special

1978    Steve Binder    Not Rated

Comedy    Holiday Film    Made-for-Television

Up by 35 in the past 45 days 35

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41

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

1974    Robert Taylor    Rated R

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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42

Track of the Moon Beast

1976    Richard Ashe    Rated PG

Horror    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Horror

Up by 27 in the past 45 days 27

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43

Tentacles

1977    Ovidio G. Assonitis    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film    Natural Horror

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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44

The Crater Lake Monster

1977    William R. Stromberg    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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45

Harper Valley P.T.A.

1978    Richard C. Bennett    Not Rated

Comedy    Satire    Comedy of Manners

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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47

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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48

The Concorde... Airport '79

1979    David Lowell Rich    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Disaster Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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49

Shanks

1974    William Castle    Rated PG

Fantasy    Horror

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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50

Quintet

1979    Robert Altman    Rated R

Disaster Film    Dystopian Film    Mystery

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51

The Big Bus

1976    James Frawley    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

Up by 11 in the past 45 days 11

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52

Trog

1970    Freddie Francis    Rated PG

Horror    Monster Film

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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53

Breaker! Breaker!

1977    Don Hulette    Rated R

Action    Chase Movie    Road Movie

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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54

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan

1978    John Berry    Rated PG

Comedy    Sports Comedy

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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55

Moon of the Wolf

1972    Daniel Petrie    Not Rated

Horror    Made-for-Television    Monster Film

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56

It's Alive 2: It Lives Again

1978    Larry Cohen    Rated R

Body Horror    Horror

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57

The Swarm

1978    Irwin Allen    Rated PG

Action    Disaster Film    Ensemble Film

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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58

Mohammed: Messenger of God

1977    Moustapha Akkad    Rated R

Drama    Epic    Religious Drama

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59

Frogs

1972    George McCowan    Rated PG

Horror    Natural Horror

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61

Up the Sandbox

1972    Irvin Kershner    Rated R

Drama    Fantasy    Psychological Drama

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62

Napoleon and Samantha

1972    Bernard McEveety    Rated G

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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64

Fedora

1978    Billy Wilder    Rated PG

Drama    Psychological Drama    Showbiz Drama

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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66

The Boatniks

1970    Norman Tokar    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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67

Yanks

1979    John Schlesinger    Rated R

Romance    Drama    War

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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68

The Shaggy D.A.

1976    Robert Stevenson    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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70

Gamera vs. Zigra

1971    Noriaki Yuasa    Not Rated

Action    Fantasy    Monster Film

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71

More American Graffiti

1979    Bill L. Norton    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Ensemble Film    Americana

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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72

Meteor

1979    Ronald Neame    Rated PG

Action    Apocalyptic Film    Disaster Film

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74

Italianamerican

1974    Martin Scorsese    Not Rated

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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75

Coach

1978    Bud Townsend    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Sports Drama

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76

The Sinful Dwarf

1973    Vidal Raski    Not Rated

Crime    Horror    Sadistic Horror

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77

Thank God It's Friday

1978    Robert Klane    Rated PG

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Musical

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78

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

1979    Jules Bass    Rated G

Animation    Fantasy    Holiday Film

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79

There's a Girl in My Soup

1970    Roy Boulting    Rated R

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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80

Bobby Deerfield

1977    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Drama    Melodrama    New Hollywood

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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81

Jaws 2

1978    Jeannot Szwarc    Rated PG

Adventure    Horror    Monster Film

Held position in the past 45 days 0

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82

The Harrad Experiment

1973    Ted Post    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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83

Starcrash

1978    Luigi Cozzi    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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84

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1978    Michael Schultz    Rated PG

Adventure    Comedy    Fantasy

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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85

Rabbit Test

1978    Joan Rivers    Rated PG

Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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87

The First Easter Rabbit

1976    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.    Not Rated

Animation    Family    Holiday Film

Down by 9 in the past 45 days 9

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88

Boxcar Bertha

1972    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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89

The Slipper and the Rose

1976    Bryan Forbes    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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90

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

1972    Robert Butler    Rated G

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

Down by 12 in the past 45 days 12

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91

The First Nudie Musical

1976    Mark Haggard, Bruce Kimmel    Rated R

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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92

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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93

Summer of Fear

1978    Wes Craven    Rated PG13

Horror    Made-for-Television    Supernatural Horror

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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94

Orca

1977    Michael Anderson    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Horror

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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96

For the Love of Benji

1977    Joe Camp    Not Rated

Family    Adventure    Animal Picture

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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97

The Wiz

1978    Sidney Lumet    Not Rated

Adventure    Based-on-Theatre    Fantasy

Up by 17 in the past 45 days 17

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Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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99

Jack Frost

1979    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.    Not Rated

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Drive-In

1976    Rod Amateau    Rated PG

Comedy    Satire

Down by 22 in the past 45 days 22

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