Oscar Nominated Movies from 1972by mtatzgern | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Feature films nominated for the 45th Academy Awards
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3. Deliverance (1972)
R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Votes: 95,506 | Gross: $7.06M
4. The Emigrants (1971)
PG | 151 min | Drama, History
Småland, Sweden, mid-19th century. A farming family struggle with their rocky, unyielding land, and decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.
Votes: 5,309 | Gross: $1.16M
5. Sounder (1972)
G | 105 min | Drama, Family
The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.
Votes: 3,375 | Gross: $3.10M
6. Sleuth (1972)
PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.
Votes: 43,638 | Gross: $4.08M
7. The Ruling Class (1972)
PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.
10. Travels with My Aunt (1972)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy
At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets his Aunt Augusta Bertram (Dame Maggie Smith), an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,887 | Gross: $0.53M
11. Butterflies Are Free (1972)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.
Votes: 4,448 | Gross: $0.25M
12. Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant ... See full summary »
Votes: 785 | Gross: $18.97M
15. The Candidate (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Votes: 9,400 | Gross: $0.12M
16. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
PG | 102 min | Comedy
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Votes: 36,435 | Gross: $0.20M
17. 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.
Votes: 8,551 | Gross: $0.35M
18. Young Winston (1972)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, War
Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-known politician.
Votes: 2,079 | Gross: $4.69M
20. The Hot Rock (1972)
PG | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Votes: 4,781 | Gross: $2.54M
23. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.
Votes: 6,997 | Gross: $0.60M
24. The Stepmother (1972)
R | 94 min | Drama
Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway. Suspecting that his wife Margo and ... See full summary »
25. Limelight (1952)
G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.
Votes: 17,199 | Gross: $1.00M
26. Images (1972)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
27. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama
Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
28. Man of La Mancha (1972)
PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.
Votes: 3,743 | Gross: $3.79M
29. The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War
During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.
30. I Love You Rosa (1972)
77 min | Drama
The love of Nissim for his widowed sister-in-law, Rosa, in the Old City of Jerusalem at the turn of the century. Under a (very old) Jewish religious law, Nissim has the duty to marry his childless sister-in-law on the death of his brother.
31. Mi querida señorita (1972)
80 min | Romance, Drama
A 43-year-old woman living in a small town discovers after fifty years that she is actually a man. Will she change her sex and suffer the reaction of a narrow-minded society?