The Top 100 Movies of the 1970s

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Alien 1979, 117 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom SkerrittSigourney WeaverIan Holm

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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Taxi Driver 1976, 113 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroJodie FosterAlbert Brooks

Drama    New Hollywood    Post-Noir

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Chinatown 1974, 131 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Faye DunawayJack NicholsonJohn Hillerman

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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Rocky 1976, 119 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Sylvester StalloneTalia ShireBurt Young

Drama    New Hollywood    Sports Drama

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Network 1976, 121 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Faye DunawayWilliam HoldenPeter Finch

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Annie Hall 1977, 93 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonTony Roberts

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    New Hollywood

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The Sting 1973, 129 min.

George Roy Hill     Starring: Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw

Buddy Film    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Young Frankenstein 1974, 106 min.

Mel Brooks     Starring: Gene WilderPeter BoyleMarty Feldman

Comedy    Horror Comedy    Parody/Spoof

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Suspiria 1977, 98 min.

Dario Argento     Starring: Jessica HarperStefania CasiniFlavio Bucci

Fantasy    Gothic Film    Horror

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Mean Streets 1973, 112 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroHarvey KeitelDavid Proval

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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Nashville 1975, 159 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Ned BeattyRonee BlakleyKeith Carradine

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Being There 1979, 130 min.

Hal Ashby     Starring: Peter SellersShirley MacLaineMelvyn Douglas

Comedy Drama    Drama    New Hollywood

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Dirty Harry 1971, 102 min.

Don Siegel     Starring: Reni SantoniClint EastwoodJohn Vernon

Action Thriller    Action    Crime

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The Last Detail 1973, 104 min.

Hal Ashby     Starring: Jack NicholsonOtis YoungRandy Quaid

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Military Comedy

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Enter the Dragon 1973, 110 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Bruce LeeJim KellyJohn Saxon

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Animal House 1978, 109 min.

John Landis     Starring: John BelushiTom HulceStephen Furst

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Gross-Out Comedy

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Serpico 1973, 130 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Al PacinoJohn RandolphJack Kehoe

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime Drama

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Amarcord 1973, 123 min.

Federico Fellini     Starring: Bruno ZaninPupella MaggioCiccio Ingrassia

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Warriors 1979, 92 min.

Walter Hill     Starring: Michael BeckJames RemarDorsey Wright

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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All That Jazz 1979, 123 min.

Bob Fosse     Starring: Roy ScheiderJessica LangeLeland Palmer

Drama    Fantasy    Jukebox Musical

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Deep Red 1975, 126 min.

Dario Argento     Starring: David HemmingsDaria NicolodiGabriele Lavia

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Horror

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Halloween 1978, 91 min.

John Carpenter     Starring: Donald PleasenceJamie Lee CurtisNancy Kyes

Horror    Slasher Film    Teen Movie

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MASH 1970, 116 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Donald SutherlandElliott GouldTom Skerritt

Anti-War Film    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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3 Women 1977, 124 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Sissy SpacekShelley DuvallJanice Rule

Drama    Feminist Film    New Hollywood

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Superman 1978, 143 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Marlon BrandoGene HackmanChristopher Reeve

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

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Breaking Away 1979, 101 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Dennis ChristopherDennis QuaidDaniel Stern

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Cabaret 1972, 124 min.

Bob Fosse     Starring: Liza MinnelliMichael YorkHelmut Griem

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical Drama

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