Best movies of the 1970s

Best of the best

  • Fiddler on the Roof
    • Happy and sad, the music is top notch. A musical about Tevye and his family in Russia in 1905, when his daughters start thinking about getting married. Stars Topol.
  • Grease
    • The music will keep your toes tapping. A musical about two summer lovers who are surprised to find themselves at the same high school in the fall. Stars John Travola and Olivia Newton-John.
  • The Sting
    • A great example of a long con, it’s lots of fun. Two friends con a mob boss in the 1930s. Stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman.

Runner ups

  • Being There
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • A Bridge Too Far
  • Capricorn One
  • Catch-22
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Jaws
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Honourable mentions

  • Alien
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Dark Star
  • Escape From the Planet of the Apes
  • Mad Max
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Soylent Green
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • THX 1138

Worth watching once

  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live and Let Die
  • The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Moonraker
  • Superman

I previously listed the best movies of the 1960s.

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