Monday, February 13, 2012

Top 5 Movies of the Year: Part III (1970-1979)

This list was incredibly hard for me to narrow down; I could have probably come up with pretty decent top 10 lists for each of these years, but that's not what these lists were for! Anyway, on to my favorite decade for movies -- the 1970s.

PART I: The 1950s
PART II: The 1960s

PART III: The 1970s



1970


1. Patton
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

2. El Topo
Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

3. M*A*S*H
Directed by: Robert Altman

4. Le Cercle Rouge
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

5. Five Easy Pieces
Directed by: Bob Rafelson





1971


1. A Clockwork Orange
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2. The Hospital
Directed by: Arthur Hiller

3. The French Connection
Directed by: William Freidkin

4. Dirty Harry
Directed by: Don Siegel

5. Harold And Maude
Directed by: Hal Ashby





1972


1. The Godfather
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

2. Solaris
Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

3. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God
Directed by: Werner Herzog

4. Sleuth
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Directed by: Luis Bunuel





1973


1. The Exorcist
Directed by: William Freidkin

2. Day For Night
Directed by: Francois Truffaut

3. The Sting
Directed by: George Roy Hill

4. The Last Detail
Directed by: Hal Ashby

5. Paper Moon
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich





1974


1. The Conversation
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

2. Chinatown
Directed by: Roman Polanski

3. The Godfather Part II
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

4. Murder On The Orient Express
Directed by: Sidney Lumet

5. Harry And Tonto
Directed by: Paul Mazursky





1975


1. Dog Day Afternoon
Directed by: Sidney Lumet

2. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Directed by: Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam

3. Jaws
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Directed by: Milos Forman

5. Nashville
Directed by: Robert Altman





1976


1. Network
Directed by: Sidney Lumet

2. Taxi Driver
Directed by: Martin Scorsese

3. Rocky
Directed by: John G. Avildsen

4. The Omen
Directed by: Richard Donner

5. Bound For Glory
Directed by: Hal Ashby





1977


1. Eraserhead
Directed by: David Lynch

2. A Special Day
Directed by: Ettore Scola

3. The Goodbye Girl
Directed by: Herbert Ross

4. That Obscure Object Of Desire
Directed by: Luis Bunuel

5. Suspiria
Directed by: Dario Argento





1978


1. Midnight Express
Directed by: Alan Parker

2. Halloween
Directed by: John Carpenter

3. Dawn Of The Dead
Directed by: George A. Romero

4. Coming Home
Directed by: Hal Ashby

5. Heaven Can Wait
Directed by: Warren Beatty & Buck Henry





1979


1. Monty Python's Life Of Brian
Directed by: Terry Jones

2. Kramer Vs. Kramer
Directed by: Robert Benton

3. Apocalypse Now
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

4. Stalker
Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

5. Nosferatu The Vampyre
Directed by: Werner Herzog

4 comments:

Patrick said...

I'm surprised by how many of these I've very recently either seen , or tried to see but failed due to technical difficulties.

Jeff SC said...

That reminds me! Did you ever get around to watching Aguirre?

Patrick said...

Yes. It was awesome. I keep getting thwarted in my attempts to watch Eraserhead, though.

Rodders said...

Network over Taxi Driver? Network must be a brilliant film, I recently did a blind buy of it, gonna make that film more of a priority now. Great choices here, we're getting more films i've actually seen in these lists now.