The Top 250 Movies of 1972

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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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The Getaway 1972, 122 min.

Sam Peckinpah     Starring: Steve McQueenBen JohnsonSally Struthers

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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Frenzy 1972, 116 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Jon FinchBarry FosterAnna Massey

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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Sisters 1972, 93 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Margot KidderJennifer SaltCharles Durning

Crime Thriller    Crime    New Hollywood

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Fist of Fury 1972, 107 min.

Wei Lo     Starring: Bruce LeeNora MiaoJames Tien

Action Thriller    Action    Drama

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1776 1972, 142 min.

Peter H. Hunt     Starring: Howard Da SilvaKen HowardWilliam Daniels

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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Pink Flamingos 1972, 93 min.

John Waters     Starring: DivineDavid LocharyMary Vivian Pearce

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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The Ruling Class 1972, 154 min.

Peter Medak     Starring: Arthur LoweHarry AndrewsCoral Browne

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Prime Cut 1972, 88 min.

Michael Ritchie     Starring: Sissy SpacekGordon SignerLee Marvin

Crime Thriller    Crime    New Hollywood

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Bad Company 1972, 93 min.

Robert Benton     Starring: Jeff BridgesBarry BrownJim Davis

Adventure Drama    Americana    Buddy Film

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Fat City 1972, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Stacy KeachJeff BridgesSusan Tyrrell

Drama    New Hollywood    Sports Drama

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The Hot Rock 1972, 101 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Robert RedfordGeorge SegalRon Leibman

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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Images 1972, 101 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Susannah YorkRené AuberjonoisMarcel Bozzuffi

Drama    Fantasy    Feminist Film

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The Harder They Come 1972, 120 min.

Perry Henzell     Starring: Jimmy CliffJanet BartleyCarl Bradshaw

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Super Fly 1972, 93 min.

Gordon Parks Jr.     Starring: Ron O'NealCarl LeeSheila Frazier

Blaxploitation    Crime Drama    Crime

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Avanti! 1972, 140 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Jack LemmonJuliet MillsClive Revill

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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The King of Marvin Gardens 1972, 103 min.

Bob Rafelson     Starring: Jack NicholsonBruce DernEllen Burstyn

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Snoopy Come Home 1972, 81 min.

Bill Melendez     Starring: Chad WebberRobin KohnStephen Shea

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

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Sounder 1972, 105 min.

Martin Ritt     Starring: Cicely TysonPaul WinfieldKevin Hooks

Animal Picture    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Raw Meat 1972, 87 min.

Gary Sherman     Starring: Donald PleasenceNorman RossingtonDavid Ladd

Cannibal Film    Horror    Mystery

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The Offence 1972, 112 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Sean ConneryTrevor HowardVivien Merchant

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Man of La Mancha 1972, 132 min.

Arthur Hiller     Starring: Peter O'TooleSophia LorenJames Coco

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Musical

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Asylum 1972, 88 min.

Roy Ward Baker     Starring: Peter CushingBritt EklandHerbert Lom

Anthology Film    Horror    Sci-Fi Horror

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The New Land 1972, 204 min.

Jan Troell     Starring: Max von SydowLiv UllmannEddie Axberg

Drama    Epic    Family Drama

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The Lorax 1972, 25 min.

Hawley Pratt     Starring: Eddie AlbertBob HoltAthena Lorde

Animation    Family    Made-for-Television

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Fritz the Cat 1972, 79 min.

Ralph Bakshi     Starring: John McCurryJudy EnglesSkip Hinnant

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

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The Big Bird Cage 1972, 88 min.

Jack Hill     Starring: Pam GrierSid HaigCarol Speed

Action    Crime    Prison Film

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Malcolm X 1972, 91 min.

Arnold Perl     Starring: James Earl JonesOssie DavisJohn Ali

Biography    Documentary    History

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Bone 1972, 95 min.

Larry Cohen     Starring: Yaphet KottoAndrew DugganJoyce Van Patten

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Slaughter 1972, 91 min.

Johnny Jones     Starring: Jim BrownStella StevensRip Torn

Action    Blaxploitation    Crime Drama

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Season of the Witch 1972, 130 min.

George A. Romero     Starring: Jan WhiteRaymond LaineAnn Muffly

Drama    Feminist Film    Horror

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Frogs 1972, 91 min.

George McCowan     Starring: Ray MillandSam ElliottJoan Van Ark

Horror    Natural Horror

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Chato's Land 1972, 110 min.

Michael Winner     Starring: James WhitmoreJack PalanceSimon Oakland

Action    Adventure    Crime

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Child's Play 1972, 100 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: James MasonRobert PrestonBeau Bridges

Drama    Mystery    Psychological Drama

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Melinda 1972, 109 min.

Hugh A. Robertson     Starring: Calvin LockhartRosalind CashVonetta McGee

Action    Blaxploitation    Crime

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Pocket Money 1972, 102 min.

Stuart Rosenberg     Starring: Paul NewmanLee MarvinStrother Martin

Comedy Western    Comedy    New Hollywood

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Psychomania 1972, 90 min.

Don Sharp     Starring: Nicky HensonMary LarkinAnn Michelle

Biker Film    Horror    Supernatural Horror

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Elvis On Tour 1972, 93 min.

Robert Abel, Pierre Adidge     Starring: Elvis Presley

Concert Film    Documentary    Music

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Trouble Man 1972, 99 min.

Ivan Dixon     Starring: Robert HooksPaul WinfieldRalph Waite

Action    Blaxploitation    Crime

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Girl Boss Guerilla 1972, 84 min.

Norifumi Suzuki     Starring: Miki SugimotoEmi JoChie Kobayashi

Action    Crime    Exploitation Film

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Delirium 1972, 102 min.

Renato Polselli     Starring: Mickey HargitayRita CalderoniRaul Lovecchio

Crime    Foreign Language Film    Giallo

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Fuzz 1972, 92 min.

Richard A. Colla     Starring: Burt ReynoldsJack WestonTom Skerritt

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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Corky 1972, 86 min.

Leonard Horn     Starring: Ben JohnsonLaurence LuckinbillDesmond Dhooge

Drama    Sports Drama

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Private Parts 1972, 87 min.

Paul Bartel     Starring: Ayn RuymenLucille BensonJohn Ventantonio

Black Comedy    Horror Comedy    Horror

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Carry on Matron 1972, 87 min.

Gerald Thomas     Starring: Sid JamesKenneth WilliamsCharles Hawtrey

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Savage Messiah 1972, 103 min.

Ken Russell     Starring: Dorothy TutinScott AntonyHelen Mirren

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Hickey & Boggs 1972, 111 min.

Robert Culp     Starring: Bill CosbyRobert CulpCarmencristina Moreno

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Pulp 1972, 95 min.

Mike Hodges     Starring: Michael CaineMickey RooneyLionel Stander

Comedy    Crime    Crime Drama

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Pete 'n' Tillie 1972, 100 min.

Martin Ritt     Starring: Walter MatthauCarol BurnettGeraldine Page

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Hammer 1972, 92 min.

Bruce D. Clark     Starring: Bernie HamiltonElizabeth HardingPhilip Jackson

Blaxploitation    Crime    Drama

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Amuck! 1972, 98 min.

Silvio Amadio     Starring: Farley GrangerBarbara BouchetRosalba Neri

Foreign Language Film    Giallo    Mystery

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Liza with a Z 1972, 55 min.

Bob Fosse     Starring: Liza Minnelli

Concert Film    Made-for-Television    Music

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The Dirt Gang 1972, 89 min.

Jerry Jameson     Starring: Ben ArchibekWilliam BenedictPaul Carr

Action    Biker Film    Crime

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Tower of Evil 1972, 89 min.

Jim O'Connolly     Starring: Bryant HalidayJill HaworthAnna Palk

Horror    Slasher Film

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Sitting Target 1972, 93 min.

Douglas Hickox     Starring: Oliver ReedJill St. JohnIan McShane

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Fright 1972, 87 min.

Peter Collinson     Starring: Honor BlackmanSusan GeorgeIan Bannen

Crime Thriller    Crime    Horror

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Virgin Witch 1972, 88 min.

Ray Austin     Starring: Ann MichelleVicki MichelleKeith Buckley

Exploitation Film    Horror    Sex Horror

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Snowball Express 1972, 99 min.

Norman Tokar     Starring: Dean JonesNancy OlsonHarry Morgan

Comedy    Family    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Cisco Pike 1972, 95 min.

Bill L. Norton     Starring: Kris KristoffersonKaren BlackGene Hackman

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Honkers 1972, 102 min.

Steve Ihnat     Starring: James CoburnLois NettletonSlim Pickens

Comedy    Comedy Western    Western

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Bury Me an Angel 1972, 89 min.

Barbara Peeters     Starring: Dixie PeabodyTerry MaceClyde Ventura

Action    Biker Film    Crime

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Piranha 1972, 94 min.

William Gibson     Starring: William SmithPeter BrownAhna Capri

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Living Free 1972, 90 min.

Jack Couffer     Starring: Nigel DavenportSusan HampshireGeoffrey Keen

Adventure    Animal Picture    Drama

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My Childhood 1972, 46 min.

Bill Douglas     Starring: Stephen ArchibaldHughie RestorickJean Taylor Smith

Drama    War    War Drama

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Bleak Moments 1972, 110 min.

Mike Leigh     Starring: Anne RaittSarah StephensonEric Allan

Drama    Ensemble Film

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Hapkido 1972, 97 min.

Feng Huang     Starring: Angela MaoCarter WongSammo Hung

Action    Martial Arts    Foreign Language Film

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Naked Rashomon 1972, 72 min.

Chûsei Sone     Starring: Hitomi KozueEimei Esumi

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Home for the Holidays 1972, 73 min.

John Llewellyn Moxey     Starring: