best films of the 70s.

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  1. chris winters

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    I was looking to catch some great films from the 70s that I may have overlooked. What are some must see overlooked classics besides the obvious JAWS or STARWARS that we all have seen. I know Ive seen the GODFATHER films, the CONVERSATION, and much of the classic horror films like EXORCIST and the OMAN series. What are some others great ones?
     
  2. JonZ

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    Apocalypse Now
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Deliverance
    The Godfather Part 2
    Straw Dogs
    Superman The Movie
    A Clockwork Orange
    Nashville
    Dog Day Afternoon
    And Justice For All
    Patton
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    The Bad News Bears
    Enter The Dragon
    Halloween
    Breaking Away
    Deer Hunter
    Taxi Driver
    Barry Lyndon
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Manhattan
    Chinatown
    Looking For Mr Goodbar
    Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    Monty Python & The Life Of Brian
    Dirty Harry
    Kramer vs Kramer
    Animal House


    Thers lots of cult/cultural stuff - like Foxy Brown,Deep Throat,Pumping Iron,Shaft,Hair and such.

    Plus theres lots of foreign - I especially love the Shaw Bros sword and martial arts films of the 70s.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    All of those listed by Jon!

    Alien

    a dozen others I can't think of at the moment...
     
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    Trying not to duplicate any films that have been listed:

    Network
    Rocky
    MASH
    The French Connection
    American Graffiti
    The Exorcist
    Mean Streets
    Chinatown
    Annie Hall

    Here is a web site that can help:
    http://www.filmsite.org/70sintro.html
     
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    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Unfortunately the DVD is non-anamorphic. But it's still a great movie!
     
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    Some of my favorite movies from the 70's not already mentioned:

    Days of Heaven
    The Boys from Brazil
    Corvette Summer (videotape, laserdisc? not available on DVD yet)
    FM
    Jaws 2
    1941
    Gumball Rally (videotape, laserdisc? not available on DVD yet)
    Bananas
    Harold and Maude
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    King Kong(1976)
    10
    Oh God
    Seems Like Old Times
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    ABBA: The Movie (coming soon to DVD)
    Mad Max
    THX-1138
    Silent Movie (videotape, laserdisc)
    A Star is Born(1978)
    Saturday Night Fever
    Thank God It's Friday
    Earthquake
    More American Grafitti
    The Last Waltz
     
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    I recommend Five Easy Pieces. Out of the movies Jack Nicholson made in the 70s, it seems that most people like Chinatown better, but I found Five Easy Pieces much more enjoyable.
     
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    Young Frankenstein
    Blazing Saddles
    Silent Movie
    High Anxiety
     
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    Badlands.
    3 Women
     
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    A few of my 70s faves:

    Black Christmas
    The Sentinel
    The Tenant
    The Wicker Man
    The Hills Have Eyes
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Shivers
    Rabid
    Don't Look Now
    Eraserhead
    Cannibal Holocaust
    Solaris
    3 Women
    Long Weekend
    Sisters
    Four of the Apocalypse
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Phase IV
    Assault on Precinct 13
    Suspiria
    Deathdream
    A Boy and His Dog
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Martin
    Blue Sunshine
    That Obscure Object of Desire
    The House with Laughing Windows
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
     
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    Dawn Of The Dead
    Marathon Man
     
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    Million Dollar Duck
     
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    John Huston's Fat City (stars Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges)
    James Tolback's Fingers (stars Harvey Keitel; similar to Taxi Driver)

    Both are on DVD.
     
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    Avanti - One of the most tragically underrated comedies of all-time, and Billy Wilder's final GREAT film.
     
  16. chris winters

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    whoa! so many great choices. Some of these I have already seen, but many I havent. Unfortunately Ill have to find a decent rental place that carries a wide selection of older films. Blockbuster aint gonna cut it.
     
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    Nobody mentioned one of the best films from the 1970's
    The Last Picture Show
     
  18. Chris Stainton

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    Zardoz
    Logan's Run
    Soylent Green
    The Deep
    Time After Time
    The Warriors
    Westworld
    Wizards
    Swashbuckler
     
  19. Walter Kittel

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    In addition to a lot of great films that have already been mentioned I'll add some others that I have enjoyed:

    Little Big Man
    Straight Time
    Papillon
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    The Seven-Ups
    Vanishing Point
    Being There
    The Man Who Would Be King
    All That Jazz

    - Walter.
     
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    I always liked the french connection.
     

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