The Top 100 Movies of 1973

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1

Badlands

1973    Terrence Malick    Rated PG

Americana    Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime

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The Sting

1973    George Roy Hill    Rated PG

Buddy Film    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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The Long Goodbye

1973    Robert Altman    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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The Exorcist

1973    William Friedkin    Rated R

Drama    Horror    Religious Drama

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Mean Streets

1973    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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Paper Moon

1973    Peter Bogdanovich    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Con Artist / Hustler    Road Movie

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Enter the Dragon

1973    Robert Clouse    Rated R

Action    Martial Arts

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High Plains Drifter

1973    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Outlaw    Revenge Film    Revisionist Western

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Serpico

1973    Sidney Lumet    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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The Last Detail

1973    Hal Ashby    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Military Comedy

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11

Papillon

1973    Franklin J. Schaffner    Rated PG

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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12

Amarcord

1973    Federico Fellini    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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13

American Graffiti

1973    George Lucas    Rated PG

Americana    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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14

Don't Look Now

1973    Nicolas Roeg    Rated R

Horror    Mindbender    Mystery

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Sleeper

1973    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Dystopian Film

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F for Fake

1973    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Biography    Con Artist / Hustler

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Day for Night

1973    François Truffaut    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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The Wicker Man

1973    Robin Hardy    Rated R

Horror    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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21

Magnum Force

1973    Ted Post    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Police Detective Film

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22

Robin Hood

1973    Wolfgang Reitherman    Rated G

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

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24

The Spirit of the Beehive

1973    Víctor Erice    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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25

Sisters

1973    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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Live and Let Die

1973    Guy Hamilton    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Glamorized Spy Film

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Soylent Green

1973    Richard Fleischer    Rated PG

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Dystopian Film    Mystery

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Westworld

1973    Michael Crichton    Rated PG

Action    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Hybrid Western

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

1973    Sam Peckinpah    Rated R

Buddy Film    Outlaw    Revisionist Western

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30

Theater of Blood

1973    Douglas Hickox    Rated R

Black Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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The Friends of Eddie Coyle

1973    Peter Yates    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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32

The Legend of Hell House

1973    John Hough    Rated PG

Ghost Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

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33

Jesus Christ Superstar

1973    Norman Jewison    Rated G

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical

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34

My Name Is Nobody

1973    Tonino Valerii    Not Rated

Comedy Western    Foreign Language Film    Outlaw

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35

Scarecrow

1973    Jerry Schatzberg    Rated R

Buddy Film    Drama    Road Movie

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36

Coffy

1973    Jack Hill    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Blaxploitation

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37

O Lucky Man!

1973    Lindsay Anderson    Rated R

Comedy    Satire

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38

Fantastic Planet

1973    René Laloux    Rated PG

Animation    Dystopian Film    Foreign Language Film

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39

Charley Varrick

1973    Don Siegel    Rated R

Action Thriller    Chase Movie    Crime

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The Way We Were

1973    Sydney Pollack    Rated PG

Costume Romance    Drama    Period Film

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Lady Snowblood

1973    Toshiya Fujita    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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42

Charlotte's Web

1973    Charles A. Nichols    Rated G

Animated Musical    Animation    Family

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43

Bang the Drum Slowly

1973    John D. Hancock    Rated PG

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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44

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

1973    Bill Melendez    Rated G

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes

1973    J. Lee Thompson    Rated G

Action    Adventure    Dystopian Film

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46

The Crazies

1973    George A. Romero    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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47

The Three Musketeers

1973    Richard Lester    Rated PG

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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48

Save the Tiger

1973    John G. Avildsen    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama

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49

Dillinger

1973    John Milius    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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50

The Last of Sheila

1973    Herbert Ross    Rated PG

Mystery    Whodunit

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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51

Torso

1973    Sergio Martino    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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The Seven-Ups

1973    Philip D'Antoni    Rated PG

Action    Crime    Mystery

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54

Emperor of the North Pole

1973    Robert Aldrich    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Drama

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The Train Robbers

1973    Burt Kennedy    Rated PG

Western    Traditional Western

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57

Black Caesar

1973    Larry Cohen    Rated R

Blaxploitation    Crime    Crime Drama

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Horror Express

1973    Eugenio Martín    Rated R

Costume Horror    Horror    Monster Film

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The Paper Chase

1973    James Bridges    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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The Creeping Flesh

1973    Freddie Francis    Rated PG

Horror    Science Fiction    Supernatural Horror

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Godzilla vs. Megalon

1973    Jun Fukuda    Rated G

Action    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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The Vault of Horror

1973    Roy Ward Baker    Rated R

Anthology Film    Based-on-Comics    Horror

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64

The Mother and the Whore

1973    Jean Eustache    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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65

Electra Glide in Blue

1973    James William Guercio    Rated PG

Biker Film    Crime    Crime Drama

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Turkish Delight

1973    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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68

Scream, Blacula, Scream!

1973    Bob Kelljan    Rated PG

Blaxploitation    Horror    Vampire Film

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69

Cleopatra Jones

1973    Jack Starrett    Rated PG

Action    Blaxploitation    Girls-with-Guns

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Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

1973    Bob Clark    Rated PG

Comedy Drama    Drama    Horror

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Sssssss

1973    Bernard L. Kowalski    Rated PG

Horror    Sci-Fi Horror    Science Fiction

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Cahill U.S. Marshall

1973    Andrew V. McLaglen    Rated PG

Western

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Return of the Blind Dead

1973    Amando de Ossorio    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Horror    Monster Film

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The Night Strangler

1973    Dan Curtis    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Female Vampire

1973    Jesús Franco    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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78

The Mack

1973    Michael Campus    Rated R

Blaxploitation    Crime    Crime Drama

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Breezy

1973    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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80

The Day of the Dolphin

1973    Mike Nichols    Rated PG

Animal Picture    Drama    Political Thriller

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82

The Grande Bouffe

1973    Marco Ferreri    Rated NC17

Black Comedy    Comedy    Commedia all’italiana

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83

Sex and Fury

1973    Norifumi Suzuki    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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84

The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

1973    Gerard Oury    Rated G

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Farce

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85

Godspell

1973    David Greene    Rated G

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical

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86

The Satanic Rites of Dracula

1973    Alan Gibson    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Vampire Film

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Walking Tall

1973    Phil Karlson    Rated R

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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88

White Lightning

1973    Joseph Sargent    Rated PG

Action    Action Thriller    Carsploitation

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89

Lost Horizon

1973    Charles Jarrott    Not Rated

Fantasy    Musical

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90

The Outfit

1973    John Flynn    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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91

Cinderella Liberty

1973    Mark Rydell    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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92

Rumble in Hong Kong

1973    Mu Zhu    Not Rated

Action    Martial Arts

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93

Shaft in Africa

1973    John Guillermin    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Blaxploitation

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94

Black Mama, White Mama

1973    Eddie Romero    Rated R

Action    Blaxploitation    Prison Film

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96

The Laughing Policeman

1973    Stuart Rosenberg    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Police Detective Film

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97

The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing

1973    Richard C. Sarafian    Rated PG

Romance    Western

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98

Tom Sawyer

1973    Don Taylor    Rated G

Adventure    Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Family

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99

The Baby

1973    Ted Post    Rated PG

Psychological Thriller    Thriller

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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Scorpio

1973    Michael Winner    Rated PG

Thriller    Spy Film    Action Thriller

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