The Best Crime Dramas of the 1970s

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The Godfather 1972, 175 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Marlon BrandoAl PacinoJames Caan

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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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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Serpico 1973, 130 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Al PacinoJohn RandolphJack Kehoe

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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The Warriors 1979, 92 min.

Walter Hill     Starring: Michael BeckJames RemarDorsey Wright

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Rolling Thunder 1977, 95 min.

John Flynn     Starring: William DevaneTommy Lee JonesLinda Haynes

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Straight Time 1978, 114 min.

Ulu Grosbard     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTheresa RussellHarry Dean Stanton

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The American Friend 1977, 125 min.

Wim Wenders     Starring: Dennis HopperBruno GanzNicholas Ray

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Thieves Like Us 1974, 123 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Keith CarradineShelley DuvallTom Skerritt

Americana    Crime    Crime Drama

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Blue Collar 1978, 114 min.

Paul Schrader     Starring: Richard PryorHarvey KeitelYaphet Kotto

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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