Trippy's Favorite Films of the '70s.

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1. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 19,382

2. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

59 Metascore

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 26,175

3. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 45,845 | Gross: $42.77M

4. The Turning Point (1977)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skerritt

Votes: 4,047 | Gross: $33.60M

5. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Konrad Ludwig (Michael York), a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of widowed Countess Herthe von Ornstein (Dame Angela Lansbury),... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 787 | Gross: $0.30M

6. The Silent Partner (1978)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez

Votes: 4,490

7. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 8,319 | Gross: $30.85M

8. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 8,179

9. The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $24.65M

10. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 17,533 | Gross: $0.15M

11. 40 Carats (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

Forty year old Norwegian-American divorcée Ann Stanley owns her own Manhattan based real estate agency specializing in upscale Manhattan apartments. She lives with her seventeen year old ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Edward Albert, Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 583

12. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 39,688 | Gross: $30.93M

13. Summer of '42 (1971)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 6,830 | Gross: $1.83M

14. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 3,862 | Gross: $7.63M

15. The Things of Life (1970)

GP | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A highway engineer is involved in a car crash, after which, near death, he remembers his life leading up to the accident.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Gérard Lartigau, Jean Bouise

Votes: 3,482

16. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 27,675

17. The Go-Between (1971)

GP | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 4,525

18. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

70 Metascore

The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 21,276

19. England Made Me (1973)

PG | 100 min | Drama

A story about an English businessman in 1930s Germany who encounters a financier who has forged his career on greed, corruption, and opportunism, rather than the traditional British principles of decency and fair play.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegard Neil, Joss Ackland

Votes: 121

20. Stevie (1978)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama

This biographical film has Glenda Jackson portraying a British poet with emotional problems.

Director: Robert Enders | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Mona Washbourne, Alec McCowen, Trevor Howard

Votes: 397

21. L'important c'est d'aimer (1975)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 3,118 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Louise (1972)

90 min | Drama

A young woman, Louise, is a lecturer in a provincial town where she meets an Italian immigrant. The film retraces their relationship.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Julian Negulesco, Didi Perego, Yves Robert

Votes: 50

23. The Triple Echo (1972)

R | 90 min | Drama, War

Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May

Votes: 730

24. The Old Maid (1972)

85 min | Comedy

A shy thirty year old woman and an aging bachelor find a way to each other, after initial complications.

Director: Jean-Pierre Blanc | Stars: Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Marthe Keller, Edith Scob

Votes: 288

25. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 2,114

26. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 5,962

27. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Jane Fonda, George Segal, Ed McMahon, Dick Gautier

Votes: 3,547

28. The Old Gun (1975)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, War

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Romy Schneider, Jean Bouise, Joachim Hansen

Votes: 3,462

29. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 278,126 | Gross: $29.20M

30. Yanks (1979)

R | 138 min | Drama, War

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane

Votes: 2,999 | Gross: $3.93M



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